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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Here's the deal, I tore through this book. But I can't say it was great and I loved it. I enjoyed it and made fun of it.

The research was well done. I
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Jul 23, 2011
Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank
Amazingly non-boring non-fiction. It shows us how the way we give birth over the years has been just as much related to the cultural times we live in ...more
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Dec 11, 2010
Franzen writes of incredibly flawed characters. Which is to say, gritty and real. You hate them and then are embarrassed you might be them.
Mar 17, 2014
Dec 11, 2010
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
I picked this up knowing nothing about it. Tore through in a few days. Compelling and thought-provoking story which is very of-the-moment. I've since ...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
The Property
Rutu Modan tells beautiful stories of missed connections, our awkward social natures and the fallibility of even those we love. Sometimes funny, often ...more
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Sep 09, 2013
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
This is the kind of book that makes you unashamed to love fantasy fiction. The heroes are flawed, the truth is grey, the story uncertain. He is brutal ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Dude arrives on the shores of young Newfoundland from the belly of a whale. Not bad. The story is modern folklore told through the family trees of an ...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Owly, Vol. 1:  The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer
Very charming. Love it. A great introduction to graphic novels for kids. No words, so even small children have fun getting involved with storytelling.
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Dec 11, 2010
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Amazing. Yet again I'm engrossed. Clearly a bridge between book one an the next, so lots of game setting. Which makes it not quite as good a book one, ...more
Apr 14, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
You will bawl your eyes out. Brilliantly done story about the Russian space program and the four-legged guys who made it possible.
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Dec 11, 2010
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
Couldn't resist. Watched True Blood first. These are fun. Just different enough from the shoe. Pure book candy.
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Dec 11, 2010
Ten Apples Up On Top!
Found an old version of this at consignment. Love the illustrations and the story is fun and interactive.
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Dec 11, 2010
Golden Fool (Tawny Man, #2)
Middle book syndrome. Good, but more a bridge from Fool's Errand to the next.
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Oct 11, 2014
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2)
Macbeth. Monty Python. Christopher Guest. Game of Thrones. Terry Pratchett pleases me.
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
The Time Traveler's Wife
Started it twice. Just never could get into it.
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Dec 11, 2010
Les Misérables
Should have read the abridged version...
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Dec 11, 2010
Super squid, cults and magic oh my!
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Dec 11, 2010
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
Harry Potter for grown ups.
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Dec 11, 2010
Station Eleven
Great characters. Unique world and story. I think this was one of the more real dystopian worlds. I could see this being the world created after a dis ...more
Apr 24, 2015
Oct 18, 2014
Ready Player One
This book was fun. From the storyline to the fun pop culture references and flashback memories from an 80s childhood. Not to mention the subtle look a ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Sep 02, 2011
The Night Circus
Whatever with one and two star ratings. I enjoyed the atmosphere. I disagree with slow. I've read much slower. If by slow we mean the timeframe was ye ...more
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 02, 2011
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
I started out very lukewarm about this book and actually put it down for a few weeks. Too many Thomases, hard to get used to the dialogue and understa ...more
Dec 20, 2012
May 26, 2012
Witches Abroad (Discworld, #12; Witches #3)
Yet another fun one from Pratchett! Love Granny Weatherwax. A wicked witch gone good - reluctantly so. She's mean, but respectable. Full of vinegar. A ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
The Buried Giant
Beautiful exploration of collective memory and what we chose to remember or repress. About the fog of loss and history and even love. I dug it. And cr ...more
Apr 18, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
A Tale for the Time Being
Couldn't possibly do this book justice. Surreal and yet totally real. People Trying to find meaning and make connections. Realising the burden of look ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
This was fun. I liked the strong female lead and her momma bear instincts. I thought it was imaginative. The rotters were creepy and gross and the air ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Dec 11, 2010
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
Refreshingly new tale. Loving Hobb's take on the genre. I admit I got a little annoyed at Fitz. He's can drive me crazy. But perhaps it is on perp out ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Several moments in this book struck me closely. The journey of these lives, their intersections and the ultimate challenge of "being a grown up" after ...more
Jan 10, 2013
May 11, 2011
Eating Animals
Clearly something has got to change. While very absolute on what that mean for him, I like the challenge it has posed to me. Good read. Now what?
Jun 03, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
Snake Ropes
Bizarre. Myth, magic, folklore all with just enough toe in realism to be intriguing. I am not sure I always"got it," yet it drew me in.
Sep 24, 2013
Jun 08, 2012
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