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The Dark Thorn
3.72
I’ll be honest. I bought this book out of charity. Shawn Speakman is the webmaster/great guy who helps Terry Brooks maintain his web presence. When Sh...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
 
The Word Exchange
3.36
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon is a book that I have very mixed feelings about.

Let us start by imagining a world where our cell phones anticipate...more
May 29, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
Void Moon
3.89
A great story with an unlikely hero. Like I've seen mentioned a dozen times here, there are no good guys in this story. This is a story of criminals m...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
Joe Vampire
3.94
I’m really struggling with how to review Joe Vampire by Steven Luna. It’s fairly easy for me to write a book review but this is made more complicated...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 09, 2012
 
Ready Player One
4.30
Got another 5 star book review. That's three in total this year. I knew after the first 100 pages that I was going to be extremely disappointed when I...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
 
Joe Vampire: The Afterlife
3.88
So Joe’s back and the book’s tagline of “Even if you live forever, you’ll have to grow up sometime” is very appropriate to this story. While the first...more
Feb 13, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
 
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love
4.05
Most everyone starts this review with a recap of Matt's life, or at least the aspect of the story that is relevant to this book, so I might as well fo...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
Witch Wraith (The Dark Legacy of Shannara, #3)
3.94
I read some of the negative feedback on this book but upon completion I don't understand it at all. I've been fairly critical of Brook's last several...more
Dec 16, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
 
The Trouble With Horses
3.52
The Trouble with Horses is that they can surprise you. Or at least this book did. I’m not the target audience of this book. I’m admittedly more of a G...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
 
@WriMo: A 30-Day Survival Guide for Writers
4.27
@WriMo: A 30-Day Survival Guide for Writers is to NaNoWriMo participants what water stations are to distance runners.

This summer my wife pulled me in...more
Oct 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
The Fixer (Lawson the Fixer, #1)
3.39
I've really been putting this review off. I've had several exchanges with the author via Twitter and I like him based on our interactions but this boo...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Seer (Eyes Wide Open, #4)
3.91
Overall, I enjoyed the Eyes Wide Open episodes. The series left me guessing most of the time which is fun but I expected a wild conclusion to book fou...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
Welcome Home: The Author's Guide to Building A Marketing Home Base
4.17
The book starts by defining what exactly a home base is. It's a platform you control, and own, on your own terms. It isn't Facebook. It isn't Twitter....more
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
 
The Dead-Simple Guide to Amazing Headlines
4.33
The fact that you are considering this book probably proves that the content in this book works. "The Dead-Simple Guide to Amazing Headlines" would be...more
Aug 24, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
The Little Prince
4.23
The book is a very short one and what can you say about a book that's hard to pin down? The book is about a space traveling little prince. He winds up...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Stand
4.31
When you think of Stephen King, you think of one of the premiere horror writers of our day. When you think of his books, you think of "It", "Carrie" a...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
 
Angst
3.86
Alright, here is the quick summary. Angst (yes, that’s really his name) is an overweight paper filer for the kingdom of Unsel. He has control of magic...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
Songs from the Phenomenal Nothing
4.30
Songs from the Phenomenal Nothing is proof positive that Steven Luna is not a one-trick pony. His Joe Vampire books are paranormal (emphasis on the no...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
 
Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
3.86
If you’re familiar with the self-published world of eBook authors you’ve probably heard of the 26-year-old author turned millionaire Amanda Hocking. A...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
For starters, it's a good book. A really good book if you enjoyed Hunger Games. What I find most interesting about these books is that Suzanne Collins...more
Dec 11, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
Based on Goodreads.com grading scale, I'm stuck somewhere between a 3 out 5 or a 4 out of 5 for Mockingjay. Ideally I'd give it a 3.5. But I guess I'l...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
Dumb White Husbands vs. Zombies: Monday (#1)
4.05
Another solid Dumb White Husbands book. The Home Owners Association has forced the DWH's to join a bowling league to bond in hopes of making peace for...more
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
 
Suicide Run
3.86
I've read a lot of people complaining about the fact that it's a very short book and how a third of the book is just previews for other books. I guess...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
4.26
On Writing is a good book for teaching you a little about the art of writing and a little about Mr. King's preferences for putting words to paper but...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
3.80
Despite giving it a 3 out of 5, I actually wish a 3.5 was possible. I liked it a little more than just "liked", but I wouldn't say I REALLY liked it.

C...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
Stardust
4.04
Stardust by Neil Gaiman is a short story that tells a big tale. It's a generational tale. We are introduced to two generations of of the Thorn family...more
May 11, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3)
4.04
This one kept me guessing until the very end. On one occasion I really thought I had figured it out. In my own defense, I think Connelly steered us in...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
S.
3.77
I’m going to do something a little different and rate S. for the story Ship of Theseus and the S. experience.

Ship of Theseus itself is a really intere...more
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
Relapse (Vs. Reality, #2)
3.94
Let me begin by reminding folks that Goodreads indicates that 3 stars means "I liked it" while 4 stars means "I really liked it." Vs. Reality earned 4...more
Jul 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
The Graveyard Book
4.09
This is another situation where I wish you could do half stars on Goodreads. In any event, The Graveyard Book tells the story of Bod, short for Nobody...more
Feb 18, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
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