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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
I mostly enjoyed this. Toward the beginning I thought it was super awesome, but by the time I finished I was a bit less impressed. I think that can be ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
The Unidentified
This is a great YA novel!!! Reminiscent of Cory Doctrow's Little Brother, Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash with an AdBusters sensibility thrown in. It's a ...more
Oct 08, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
Punk House: Interiors in Anarchy
The photographs are amazing. It's a very interesting look at interiors based on punk subculture. A lot of the spaces are super chaotic, messy, filthy, ...more
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Mar 19, 2008
Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, #1)
I can't say enough good things about Corinna Chapman (and Kerry Greenwood, the author)!!! I really can't remember a time when I got so engaged in a se ...more
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Jun 28, 2012
Evening Crowd at Kirmser�s: A Gay Life in the 1940s
This was an OK memoir of gay life around Kirmser's in St. Paul around 1945/46. Overall I enjoyed the stories, but found the prose to be a bit disjoint ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
City of the Falling Sky (The Seckry Sequence, #1)
For the most part I really liked City of Falling Sky. It's a good book about an unlikely hero going up against an evil corporation. The characters are ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
As Simple as Snow
I picked this up at a Library book sale, and wasn't sure what to think. It's not a bad story, but mostly a ghostly one. The narrator remains nameless ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
Ready Player One
GR doesn't have enough stars to give this book. It's amazing... like the first time you saw Star Wars amazing. FILLED with pop culture tidbits that ac ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Clockwise (Clockwise, #1)
I initially thought this was going to be really a really fluffy book about an angsty girl's time traveling adventures, and while there's a bit of that ...more
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Feb 20, 2013
Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales of the City, #8)
I've loved the Tales of the City books for years, coming back to them again and again. They've provided a roadmap for how I want to live my life, and ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
Sophie's World
I read this years ago and found it so compelling that I lent my copy to someone and never got it back. So I purchased another copy, and then lent THAT ...more
Apr 28, 2008
Dec 17, 2007
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
I really liked Evil Genius and Genius Squad, and was interested to see how Jinks dealt with vampires. Alas, they are all quivering, neurotic messes in ...more
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Jul 18, 2010
The Book Thief
This might have been the most difficult book that I read in 2009. What did I learn? Nazis suck. War Sucks. Sometimes Jews survive. Death is the narrat ...more
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Dec 21, 2009
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse
This is an OK post-apocalypse story... it's got shades of both The Diamond Age and Snow Crash in it, but that's not the main focus. I thought it would ...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
While I like a bit of majick in both my life and my fiction, I'm not usually big on the whole notion of angels and devils. Way too dichotomous for me. ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
You Killed Wesley Payne
Wow!! Hard boiled silly YA detective fiction. Hilarious and clever. Filled with pop culture references, it's own slang (and slang glossary), extraneou ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Dead Reckoning
Gritty queer detective novel set in Manchester. No spoilers, but it was a pretty good read. I think I figured things out before any hairpins were drop ...more
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Mar 20, 2013
Smut Peddler
This books is so hot it burns! Lots of great erotic comics by lots of artists in a variety of styles and configurations. If you don't like sex, you'll ...more
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Sep 11, 2013
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
Wow! This is one of those amazing books that come along that challenges the way we percieve the world and the people in it. A total classic
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May 22, 2010
Marked (House of Night #1)
I was very pleasantly surprised by this book, and the subsequent ones in the series. I think that for a vampire series this is quite amazing. I really ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 07, 2008
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
i found this impossibly slow to get into, and the3 characters were fairly unlikeable. I didn't finish it, which is very rare for me.
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May 01, 2010
The 209 Detective Agency: Mika's Memory
it's a little cornball and very heterocentric, but mostly a sweet YA detective story. hopefully there will be more.
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Aug 18, 2013
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
I started this at 5 pm and read it cover to cover. It's very good and intense. A little far fetched in some areas, but not that detract from the story ...more
Jun 06, 2008
Jun 06, 2008
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (Alfred Kropp, #1)
pretty unexciting Arthurian/Excalibur story. I just didn't find Alfred compelling.
Sep 30, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
Dear Diary
I wasn't sure if i was going to like this or not. Turned out to be great, and a mirror in some ways to my own life.

The premise is kind of cool. She ta
Mar 02, 2008
Feb 29, 2008
Seduction of the Innocent (Jack & Maggie Starr #3 - Hard Case Crime #110)
This was a cool hard-boiled pulpy mystery based on the real life attempt at suppressing comics books in the early 1950s. It was a quick and sort of tr ...more
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Mar 05, 2013
Please Feed Me: A Punk Vegan Cookbook
I was looking for good vegan recipes again last night, and remembered this was on my shelf. It's an amazing story of the Hope Collective, complete wit ...more
Jan 2006
Feb 14, 2008
I just read this in an hour. It's a bunch of short stories of H.S. girls dealing with being queer. Or lesbian, as I think that's how all the character ...more
Oct 16, 2008
Oct 16, 2008
AIDS Demo Graphics
I love this book. It's a graphic history of the beginning years of ACT UP from 1987-about 1993. As an activist, artist, and designer this book was sup ...more
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Nov 06, 2007
Rica Tte Kanji!
I picked this up at Chicago Comics and read it on the train. It's a very cute and heartwarming story of two girls who have a relationship. The illustr ...more
Feb 24, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
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