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Something Missing
This book was so much fun. I love Martin's methodical manner, and I love that our protagonist is... not exactly normal. It's fascinating "watching" hi ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Books of Blood, Volumes One to Three
**spoiler alert** I'ma do these stories one by one, and there will be spoilers. There's a lot I want to remember about these stories, so strap in. One ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics
Love, love, love. I cannot speak highly enough of James Herriot. His writing style is beautiful; ranging from earthy to funny to serious to playful to ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
The Misremembered Man
This is not a romance... however it may be presented. (To be fair, I was actually hoping for a nice chewy romance novel - and lo and behold I came awa ...more
May 24, 2013
May 24, 2013
Heart-Shaped Box
Zipped through this one - excellent writing, and a plot that completely sucks you in. This is the story of an aging rock star, plagued with the ghost ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Hungry the Stars and Everything
I loved this book. The whole tale, our protagonist's life story, is woven and connected to a 5-star meal. She is eminently human; weak, broken, sad, p ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 10, 2014
Suburgatory: Twisted Tales from Darkest Suburbia
I have a few things to say on this one...
Firstly, kudos to the author for recognizing that she may come off as a "whiny white mommy." The fact is... s
May 24, 2012
May 29, 2012
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again
I seem to be pretty much alone in my opinion on this book, but for whatever it's worth, here's my thoughts. I loved it. Is the author biased? Yeah. I ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
20th Century Ghosts
When Joe Hill is on, he's ON. I think he's got some awfully brilliant potential. He's not *great* - yet - but the seeds are there, and he just needs s ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
**spoiler alert** I super super enjoyed this book; the only reason I didn't finish it in one day was because I had to leave for a concert :) Tana Fren ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Books of Blood, Volumes 4-6
I know, I know. The great Clive Barker? Only 2 stars? I stand by my rating. "It was ok." I didn't hate it. But I felt pretty let down. I suppose even ...more
Sep 14, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
This was brilliant. Jenny Lawson, aka thebloggess, has written her mostly-true memoir, and it is filled with unbelievable, heartwarming, hilarious, an ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
The first part of Wool is immediately engaging. I very much enjoy the author's way of writing - you never learn everything there is to know about a ch ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
I'm not sure what to say about this book, exactly. It's half expose of some oddball San Fran residents and half expose of the drug marketing industry; ...more
May 2012
May 01, 2012
The Lord God Made Them All
You simply can't go wrong with James Herriot, but I have to admit this fourth one doesn't hold up quite as well to the standard laid out in the first ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
The Golem and the Jinni
A bit of a fairy tale

I loved this. It's a bit magical and fanciful, but without being obnoxious about it. Your two main characters are a golem and a j
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
4.5 stars, really. The only miss, for me, is that I know next to nothing about cooking or cooking terms; if I'd had even an inkling of what things lik ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
The Lonely Polygamist
This was a sad, sad story. The characters were at turns lovable and frustrating, hateful and understandable. Part of what I did like was the peek into ...more
May 21, 2011
May 14, 2011
A Little Princess
One of the amazon reviews I read for this book says that Sara Crewe is "the original Mary Sue," and I was concerned that after having not read this no ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
Nothing at all like Josh's first biographical telling, this is the story of What Happens Next, when life is good and the boyfriend is stable. It's a c ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Pride & Prostitutes (The Black Lash, #1)
Ahem. So. I'll start this review with a good hearty *blush*! Amanda and Paul are absolutely fantastic writers. This is high-class erotica at it's fine ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
Bisexual Vegetarian Zombies
This was a solid zombie-story-slash-political-commentary. The main characters' speech and motivation came off very "real"; and I liked the zombie cult ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
If you don't have this book, you're doing yourself a disservice. Bold statement, I know! But : Allie's stories - about life, dogs, depression, and cak ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, #1)
I remember loving this book when I was younger, but it hasn't stood the test of time. Don't get me wrong; the plot is still enjoyable. Bink, born in t ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, #1)
This was ok; I like a little more excitement with my fantasy, and this was majority character development. Lots and lots of focus on the characters, l ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 11, 2010
The Devil's Armor (The Bronze Knight, #2)
Very much enjoyed the John Marco trilogy. A fantasy trilogy, similar in style to Tad Williams and George R.R. Martin. The characters are multi-faceted ...more
Oct 2009
Mar 10, 2010
The Sword of Angels (The Bronze Knight, #3)
Very much enjoyed the John Marco trilogy. A fantasy trilogy, similar in style to Tad Williams and George R.R. Martin. The characters are multi-faceted ...more
Oct 2009
Mar 10, 2010
The Eyes of God (The Bronze Knight, #1)
Very much enjoyed the John Marco trilogy. A fantasy trilogy, similar in style to Tad Williams and George R.R. Martin. The characters are multi-faceted ...more
Oct 2009
Mar 10, 2010
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists & The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab
The Pirates! How very absurd and how very fun. Follow the Pirate Captain and his crew of no-name pirates as they adventure across the seven seas (now ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1)
Fluffy, fun murder mystery. Charlaine Harris writes a likable main character with a healthy streak of innocence (and just a hint at less innocence), a ...more
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Sep 21, 2013
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