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William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)
3.85
This is not a book to give someone who likes Star Wars and needs an introduction to Shakespeare nor is it a good book to give to someone who likes Sha...more
May 31, 2013
May 30, 2013
 
The Good Luck of Right Now
3.60
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Harper. On with the review.

I feel like I might be a bit of a minority in my opinion of thi...more
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction
4.34
Note: free galley received via Amazon Vine program in exchange for honest review.

If you're a fan of Pratchett's books, A Slip of the Keyboard is the t...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
 
Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1)
3.73
Disclaimer: free copy received via Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review. On with the review:

Lori M. Lee's debut book, Gates of Thread...more
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
 
Landline
3.70
Disclaimer: ARC received from Amazon Vine program for honest review. On with the review.

I have not read either of Rowell's hit YA books, so I thought...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
 
The Wrenchies
3.59
The Wrenchies is the type of graphic novel that seems like it might be smart and literary and then takes a bit of a turn somewhere and just becomes ov...more
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
 
The Ballad of a Small Player
3.13
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Crown Publishing. On with the review.

The Ballad of a Small Player starts by tossing reader...more
Apr 13, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
3.93
Note: Free copy obtained via Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review.

As with any collection of short stories, My True Love Gave to Me has...more
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
The Crossover
4.25
Note: I received a free advance reading copy via the Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review. On with the review.

The Crossover is a novel...more
May 19, 2014
May 15, 2014
 
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
4.11
Claudia Gray's A Thousand Pieces of You is one of those books that tries to be one thing at times, then wants to be another, and finally sort of decid...more
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
 
Black Spring
3.29
Apparently I love to torture myself because I hated having to read Wuthering Heights in school, so I really should have avoided this one. It was just...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
Hockey: A People's History
4.09
Michael McKinley's Hockey: a People's History does seem a lot more focused on the history of the sport from the perspective of people, Canadian people...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
A History of Religion in 5½ Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses
3.50
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Beacon Press. On with the review.

S. Brent Plate's book about objects and religion is more...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
 
First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
3.74
First Impressions takes the original title of Pride and Prejudice and turns it into a light mystery with a side of romance and the tiniest bit of intr...more
Sep 16, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
 
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)
3.29
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Alfred A Knopf. On with the review.

Fans of Bridget Jones are no doubt rejoicing with the a...more
Oct 23, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
 
Afterworlds
3.81
With Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld has written a genre-bending metafiction that does not always work. There are two stories told side by side. Plot A...more
Jun 06, 2014
May 08, 2014
 
Love Saves the Day: A Novel
4.11
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Bantam Books. On with the review.

Gwen Cooper's foray into writing fiction from a cat's per...more
Oct 12, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries During the London Blitz
3.62
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Grand Central Publsihing. On with the review.

I would like to point out that this is basica...more
Apr 21, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?: Soccer's Greatest Legends and Lore
3.13
If you're interested in learning some history through a collection of oddball facts and other tidbits, this is the book for you. While it sometimes do...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
 
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
4.38
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Simon & Schuster. On with the review.

I have to admit that I have yet to see The Room,...more
Aug 05, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
 
Lucky Us
3.31
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Random House. On with the review.

Lucky Us stars with then twelve year old Eva left at her...more
Jun 28, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
3.77
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Ballantine Books. On with the review.

Birdmen: The Wright Brother, Glenn Curtiss, and the B...more
Aug 09, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
 
The Reichenbach Problem
3.23
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Lion Press. On with the review.

Martin Allison Booth's The Reichenbach Problem follows Arth...more
Oct 16, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
 
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
3.78
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks Little Brown. On with the review.

Let me start by saying that I love anything David Sedaris...more
Jun 12, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
 
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)
3.62
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is the type of book that one wonders how it was published and how it's gotten such good press, because there's...more
Jun 17, 2014
Aug 08, 2013
 
Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys' Book of Bitingly Funny Lists
3.40
Well, it's certainly biting in its snark, but I wouldn't necessarily call it funny. Tastes Like Human has its moments. It's pretty spot on with some o...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
 
Hungry
3.42
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks MacMillen. On with the review.

Well, Swain at least gets points for coming up with somethin...more
May 04, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
 
Seven for a Secret (Timothy Wilde Mysteries, #2)
4.08
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks G.P. Putnam's Sons. On with the review.

Fans of Faye's first Tim Wilde book, The Gods of Go...more
Jan 21, 2014
Aug 13, 2013
 
Grasshopper Jungle
3.81
I liked the ideas in Grasshopper Jungle. Smith seems to be exploring the excitement and frustrations of being a teenager along with a whole bringing a...more
Jun 02, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
The Conquest of the Ocean: The Illustrated History of Seafaring
3.70
Disclaimer to start: I won this through First Reads. Thanks DK. On with the review.

The Conquest of the Ocean by Brian Lavery is a great book if one is...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
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