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The Long Earth
The last third of this novel really came together for me; I don't know if it was that the pace picked up slightly or that it became a simpler narrativ ...more
Mar 24, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Scotland: A Graphic History
This is a brief overview which is fine, overviews have their place as 'gateway' books. I found the bits about the rise of Scottish radicalism particul ...more
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
Blue Is the Warmest Color
I don't get it.
I did like it better than the film, which isn't saying much because I did not like the film at all. Only got the GN out of the mistaken
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Sane New World: Taming the Mind
This was so awful I couldn't even force myself to read up to 30% which is my minimum before quitting a book. So much glorification of 'simpler times' ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2014
Year Zero
I really liked the idea, but not the execution - much like Redshirts which I plan to give another try in hopes I was simply in the wrong mood for it. ...more
Jun 08, 2013
May 27, 2013
Medications for Anxiety & Depression - A guide to choosing the antidepressant or antianxiety medication that's right for you
This book broke down the various medications available quite well. Though, I am coming from the perspective of someone who has had lectures about them ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
In Place of Fear II
This would be a 3.5 for me. I, in no way agree with everything in this book and don't know enough about economics or policy to have a good understandi ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Sunbathing In The Rain: A Cheerful Book About Depression
A good depression memoir. I found the passages where she wrote about religion difficult, but I recognise that this is my issue rather than a problem w ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
I, Zombie
This book was gross, disgusting and repulsive. I'm not generally squeamish but there were times that I wanted to stop reading it. Glad I pushed throug ...more
Mar 07, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
I'm going to lead with: not really my type of book. I read this because it was the May pick for The Perks of Being a Bookworm group; what I like about ...more
May 24, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
Maybe this suffers because I was so excited by the premise; but I didn't enjoy it or laugh very often. Maybe I just don't know enough sci-fi reference ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I did not expect to be giving this five stars in the beginning of the book, mostly because I did not like the narrator very much, though she grew on m ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
Among Others
I really wanted to give this 3.5 stars, but had to round up because 3 stars was too low.

I'm not generally a fan of books which have a subtle story (so
Jun 07, 2013
May 29, 2013
Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
Would have given this 4.5 stars; didn't want to give it five because I didn't love it as much as the books I have given five to. I was always going to ...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1)
"oh god, never listen to an audiobook which has sex scenes in it. horribly awkward"

My first statement still stands, it was even worse when they were..
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
Downbelow Station (Company Wars, #1)
Finished this simply because the Sword & Laser forum led me to believe it would get better (it did, but only marginally) and then because I'd read ...more
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
Post Office
I realise that this is supposed to be a critique of society and so forth, but it doesn't stand out to me in any way. Read it in one go, but mainly bec ...more
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Simple, entertaining read. I was never sure where the story was going and in a sense it didn't go anywhere as there was no 'quest' element to it.
I don
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars
Warning #1 - read whilst alone; or only with people you are willing to cry in front of. It takes a lot to make me cry and I was blubbing whilst readin ...more
Aug 19, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
The Curse of Chalion (Chalion, #1)
The character of Cazaril grabbed me immediately, something that has been missing in several books I've read recently. The plot was well paced and kept ...more
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
The Demolished Man
one of the more readable sci-fi classics I've tried, but I found it difficult to read it slowly enough to fully understand it. Found the psychology so ...more
Sep 10, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume 1
liked it a lot; have tried to read Call of Cthulhu a few times, both by ebook and audiobook and I've not been able to get into the writing style so th ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
This was ok for the most part, pretty run off the mill. Then I got to the flashback: there was no need for that much detail of a rape, especially of a ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4)
significantly better paced than Black Powder War, though I do feel like both (and the next) books are excuses to explore the world (first China, Afric ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Classic sci-fi is not a great genre for me. Always need to preface my reviews with that :)

I think I must have listened to an abridged audiobook of thi
Mar 09, 2014
Jun 07, 2013
I don't read a lot of old books/classics; I usually find the writing style too laborious. I had no problem with this one at all however, it was very r ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Great short story; was not sure where it was headed and it reminded me how scary being psychotic and mentally I'll in this way is.
Much prefer this to
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
The Einstein Intersection
I tried to push through this, but it just didn't grab me at all. Apparently its normal to feel like you don't have a clue what's going on but it was t ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2014
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
I think that if I'd read this straight after Days of Blood and Starlight, I would have loved it. I've been out of this world for too long and was not ...more
May 09, 2014
Apr 02, 2013
Overall I liked this, despite not really being a favoured genre. It felt a bit rushed and some of the things that happened to Leigh were "too good to ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
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