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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I know, I know. I seem to be giving a lot of three-star ratings lately, but this one averaged out to a three when I weighed the good and the bad.

I re
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 20, 2011
Wizard at Work
A good wizard can never find five minutes to tend his vegetables, let alone catch a nap. Follow our harried, local wizard as he's dragged in to clean ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
The Year of Fog
There’s a quote on the cover from People magazine that calls it “Gripping.” That’s it. Just one word. Well, I don’t know what “gripping” means to you, ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2011
Flour Babies
Class 4C (basically the remedial science class) is faced with the task of choosing this year’s science project from a list of the most innocuous (bori ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2011
Goliath (Leviathan, #3)
Deryn's male disguise is still in place -- for the most part. It seems that everyone who finds out about it has a reason to keep the secret, but can t ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)
Unlike the Mercedes Thompson series, I've listed this as a romance because it seems to focus more on the relationship between the two main characters, ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
The Preservationist
I picked up this book a few years ago because I thought it looked interesting. It wasn't until a couple of days ago that I really sat down and read it ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go
This is the story of twins, Milton and Marlo, who die while committing a crime and consequently get sent to Heck (Hell for children). There they have ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2011
The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1)
Although it may seem odd that I'm actually admitting to reading not just one romance book but an entire series, these are a guilty pleasure. The books ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
Girl in the Arena
Lyn's gladiator father is killed in the arena. When his opponent picks up Lyn's dowry bracelet, he inadvertently claims Lyn. She'll have to marry him, ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #21)
I know, I know. Why am I still reading this stuff? Because the character Anita Blake kicks butt. That's why.

This seemed to be more of a transition nov
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Keeper of the Grail (The Youngest Templar, #1)
Left at a monastery under mysterious circumstances, Tristan is an honest lad with no knowledge of his true heritage. Sir Thomas, a Templar, hires him ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Legend (Legend, #1)
The western states have seceded from the USA and call themselves the Republic. The have been at war with the "Colonies" ever since. Day, the most want ...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic, #1)
Sadima's family has hated magic ever since a charlatan magician robbed them and left Sadima and her mother to die. Sadima herself has hidden her magic ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Virent Ova! Viret Perna!! (Green Eggs and Ham in Latin)
Merkin and I credit this book with tricking BratzBasher into reading. She didn't want to learn to read because she thought we'd stop reading to her. M ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)
I like a good Reacher novel. This one covers the case just prior to Reacher leaving the military. It can be read right before The Killing Floor, but I ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
Sacred Scars (A Resurrection of Magic, #2)
Sequel to Skin Hunger. Wow. If Somiss didn't creep you out in the first book.... Things are getting worse for everyone. In the past, Sadima is trying ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
In the Bleak Midwinter (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #1)
I confess. I knew going into it that there would be something cooking between the new lady priest and the married chief of police, but I thought I'd b ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)
Women -- and corpses! -- are disappearing all over Renaissance Venice. Privileged Cass and charming artist Falco, decide to investigate.

This is the f
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
Thomas wakes up in some sort of elevator with no knowledge of who he is except his name. The world he finds outside of the elevator is a large glade s ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
Third one in, and I'm still enjoying this series. Mercy is, once again, sticking her nose where it supposedly doesn't belong. Zee is up on murder char ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Under the Dome
The citizens of Chesters Mill suddenly find themselves sealed in by a mysterious force field that exactly follows the borders of the town. The interes ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
Thirteen Reasons Why
I think this is one of those books that actually has a bigger impact in audio format. The story has two narrators: Clay Jensen, a high school senior w ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
The story of 16-year-old Clarisse Precious Jones, who has just been expelled from school upon the discovery of her second pregnancy (by her father), i ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, #1)
Vladimir Tod isn’t your typical vampire. He was born, not created, from his vampire father’s forbidden marriage to his human mother. Since his parents ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)
There is a twenty-fifth hour. A secret hour when time freezes and only a select few remain awake and aware. Midnight is the "blue time", and Jessica D ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire
I didn't let my daughter read this because Lester couldn't leave out the sex. It was not graphic in the least, and I don't blame him -- how can you le ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
I realize some of you may be thrown off by what I label as "horror" because the books aren't always scary. I include any books involving vampires or o ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
Book of a Thousand Days
Dashti is an orphaned peasant girl who finds employment as a lady’s maid for the younger daughter of the Lord of Titor’s Garden. Her very first day on ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2011
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)
I love these books as much as the original Percy Jackson series. Like the first two volumes, each chapter in this book is told from the perspective of ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
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