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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Started off a little lackluster and depressing for a Sedaris book, but around the fifth or sixth essay, I was cracking up yet again. Listening is alwa ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 08, 2015
Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2)
I admit I had my doubts about whether Hearne would be able to keep up the fast-paced, hilarious, lovable, puckish pitch of Atticus O'Sullivan from HOU ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
**spoiler alert** What stood out about this story was the world building, particularly the division between the classes through the use of language, a ...more
Apr 20, 2012
May 03, 2012
This book started with five stars - beautiful, lyrical, and well-written with strong hints of depth and development to the world. Unfortunately, the c ...more
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Dec 12, 2011
Eyes Like Stars (Theatre Illuminata, #1)
This book was, in a word, FUN! It's fast-paced, funny, and extremely accessible. The characterizations aren't deep (so far) but their motivations are ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Winter's Bone
Anyone who reads even the first page of Winter's Bone will not deny that Daniel Woodrell can write. This book centered on the milieu, and on the strug ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Started out REALLY well. I was seriously fangirling about Oxford, Alchemy, witches, rowing, and yoga. Everything went downhill as soon as we left for ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact (Darwen Arkwright, #1)
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact is a solid, exciting middle grade book with a protagonist kids can really get behind. After the death of his p ...more
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Jan 28, 2012
The Casual Vacancy
This book proves something I suspected all along: I am a J.K. Rowling fan.

I assume most people have gathered by now that this is not a book for those
Oct 13, 2013
Nov 28, 2012
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
This book is a study in gorgeous, original description and masterful use of tension. The exposition in this story is a thing to be studied, and I plan ...more
Aug 07, 2012
May 11, 2012
Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6)
Still adored this book, though not my favorite of them. I feel like giving them all five stars is a bit redundant... Also, I wasn't fond of Granuaile' ...more
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Mar 06, 2014
The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, #1)
This is a bookshop people who love magic systems and mythology. I dragged through the second quarter of the book, because the whole thing just felt li ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)
I generally give books longer than this, bit there's nothing interesting to me here in the slightest, except the brief flash of the wolf that saved th ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
I'm loving these books. It makes me wish Rowling had brought a bit more of this grit to the Potter books. How about a series about an auror? Anyway, I ...more
Apr 2015
Apr 01, 2015
The Night Circus
I listened to the audiobook version of this, which was read by Jim Dale. I wish his voices for women weren't so odd, but he does a great job with the ...more
Apr 09, 2015
Jun 22, 2012
Still into You (Loving on the Edge, #1.5)
The emotions were well done, and I found the story of the couple's difficulties with each other compelling, though I has trouble with everything that ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain
**spoiler alert** I never fail to enjoy and learn something from Cat's writing, which is one of the reasons I felt so honored she allowed me to edit t ...more
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Mar 27, 2014
Green Rider (Green Rider, #1)
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's like what would happen if a light-handed Tad Williams wrote a crossover fanfic of the Heralds of Valdemar living in ...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)
This started out really promising, but it lost me about halfway through. I didn't care enough about the characters or their motivations. Actually, it ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
The werewolf novel for people go don't like werewolf novels. I don't like supernatural romance, but I loved Shiver.
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Dec 12, 2011
Suite Scarlett (Scarlett, #1)
Cute, quirky, and an all-around fun read. Not the Johnson book I would start with, but definitely fun,
Jan 2010
Aug 29, 2012
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
More commercial appeal than Casual Vacancy, and just a good, fun read the whole way through.
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 13, 2015
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
built steadily to a satisfying ending

It took me a while to get through the first few chapters, but once I got momentum, I couldn't put this book down.
Jan 25, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
I thought the worldbuilding was cool, but the writing style was distracting. I can definitely see how the more abstract, poetry-loving type of reader ...more
Feb 09, 2015
Mar 06, 2014
The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers, #1)
Not overly impressed, but it was a decent story. I appreciated a lot of the racial questions that were asked, and the fact that it had POC main charac ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Mar 09, 2015
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
This book is the espresso to the coffee that is The Artist's Way. All the wisdom and tough love packed into a tiny cup. Even if you've read the Artist ...more
Aug 28, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2)
Another solid, fast-paced, interesting read from Maureen Johnson. I really like what she did with the love interest in this one, and how she managed t ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Jun 22, 2012
Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #5)
Five stars would have been awarded for the parallel descriptions of Hermes vs. Mercury alone. Hermes and his caeduceus for the win. Suck it, Mercury.
Nov 25, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2)
I need time to process this book. a;gja;slkjga;lkgja;lgkja;dklgja;dlfgjka;dlkgja;dlfgja
Feb 25, 2013
Aug 27, 2012
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
Didn't grab me nearly as much as Graceling. I tried, I just didn't get into it.
Jan 21, 2013
Aug 09, 2012
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