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Lost In Translation
3.43
I picked this book up from my comic shop's bargain bin along with some others because I had been in one of my "I have no idea what to read next..." ph...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
 
Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
3.85
March is not even over yet, and already I engage in RAMPANT CHEATING on my Reading Challenge by including an audio book. The horror! ;)

Call me naive o...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! (Guardians of Childhood Book #2)
4.17
My biggest regret is that the movie "Rise of the Guardians" didn't use this version of the Easterbunny. My second biggest regret is that this book nee...more
Dec 24, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
 
The Starlight Barking
3.63
**spoiler alert** A rather poor sequel to The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Yes, we get to meet all the charming and slightly eccentric characters of th...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
 
Beat The Reaper
3.79
**spoiler alert** (Marking review as spoiler since it goes beyond the back-cover blurb and into some more storytelling detail. I'll try not to spoil p...more
May 24, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
Gathering Blue
3.79
This is an odd book in an odd series.

While The Giver started out with a benign-but-slightly-creepy society and then delivered a series of gut punches,...more
May 08, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
 
The Invasion
3.85
In many ways, this feels like a pilot episode for a TV show: Long enough to set up a larger story, short enough to invite people who don't want to com...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
 
The Time Machine
3.82
A very good book, and it's easy to see why people still hold it up as a classic.

However, fans of modern sci-fi plots should be aware that this book fa...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
**spoiler alert** Oof. Rarely does a book leave me torn like this.

In advance, before I come off as some sort of caustic critic: I want to stress that...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
 
Feed
3.55
This is going to be a tough one to review. The short version is that this book isn't bad - it's well-written, it's witty, and it has its moments where...more
Apr 16, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
I... liked this book. It was... okay.

*vague hand motions*

*sigh* Okay, let's keep it brief.

This book is the second act of the overall story (which shou...more
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
 
The Second Coming
3.98
So! God takes a look at the world and decides that yeah, things are looking mighty fine. Time for short a vacation! Sure, time in Heaven passes differ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones
4.11
While the novelty of the first book somewhat wore off, this book still delivers the same fun mix of characters, magic, humor and adventure that I fell...more
May 24, 2014
May 08, 2014
 
Infoquake (The Jump 225 Trilogy, #1)
3.68
I liked this book. No hate, but also no love.

The good: Impressive worldbuilding! The author clearly did a lot of work coming up with the history of th...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
The Fractal Prince
4.02
Before I rant and ramble, the quick verdict: If you enjoyed the first book of this series, then you'll likely enjoy this one, too. If there was someth...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
 
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth #1)
3.91
I picked up this book because the Xanth series was described to be a witty fantasy series with lots of magic and even more puns. And while fantasy usu...more
Sep 13, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
The Quantum Thief
3.82
A wild and entertaining ride - too bad that I could barely follow it for the first half because the author decided that he didn't have to explain the...more
Feb 17, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
3.85
(Disclaimer for perspective: I stumbled over this series because I heard good things about the TV series. However, I haven't watched the latter, so I...more
Feb 12, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
Redshirts
3.81
So imagine living your life and then realizing that the universe around you follows a certain narrative flow. Even worse, a narrative flow that has la...more
Mar 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
3.82
A well-written book authored by a guy who engages in some excellent world-building, filled with many exotic locations and action scenes that are quite...more
Mar 22, 2014
Sep 27, 2012
 
Sneaky Pie for President: A Novel
2.79
Bought this book because of the nifty cover and because of my idle interest in US presidential elections. Plus, cat.

But oh boy. The characters were fi...more
Apr 25, 2014
Sep 29, 2013
 
The God Delusion
3.89
Dawkins is a very smart guy who is not afraid to piss people off, which is a great combination. What can I say about this book, though? Well, it's tho...more
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 09, 2011
 
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
3.57
This book starts with a great premise (a post-scarcity society where money is a non-issue and reputation is what really matters; death has been defeat...more
Aug 19, 2013
Jul 27, 2012
 
Double Down: Game Change 2012
3.79
Just like Race of a Lifetime: How Obama Won the White House, this book offers a rare look behind the scenes of the election.

And just like its predeces...more
Feb 23, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
3.86
Would normally rate this as a 4-star book, but it delivered exactly what I was hoping for after reading the back-cover blurb (*glares at Feed*) in an...more
Apr 19, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
 
Firstborn (A Time Odyssey, #3)
3.67
Oof. I'll say this series was... interesting. I hadn't been a big fan of Time's Eye, but Sunstorm had been absolutely epic. And now this book... ends...more
Mar 28, 2012
May 22, 2011
 
Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
4.21
A very good book, but not quite as lighthearted as the previous two.

Really liked: Bunnymund, whose obsession with eggs and chocolate will never get ol...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
 
Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (The Guardians, #1)
4.03
An absolutely delightful book where belief and magic regularly triumph over concepts like "impossible" or "improbable". Yeah, it's a book for children...more
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
 
The Sandman and the War of Dreams
4.30
Good adventure fairytale novel, putting the emotional landscape in the foreground while detailed descriptions of people, places or events are things t...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
 
Chasing the Moon
3.78
This book is all about the journey, not the destination.

On the good side, you got great characters, great interaction, and it's such a fun ride! On th...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
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