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Lie Lay Lain
3.63
it was amazing
For about half a minute, I thought this book was gonna suck. A woman obsessed with fancy shoes? Really? Ugh.

And then by the end of the first scene, I
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not set
Nov 11, 2013
 
Space Dumplins
3.77
it was ok
I picked up the advance copy of this at ALA. My 5 year old loves graphic novels like the Amulet series so I thought we'd give this one a try. Overall, ...more
Aug 16, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
 
Hour of the Rat (Ellie McEnroe, #2)
3.67
it was amazing
Can't afford airfare to China? Tag along with Ellie McEnroe... you'll see everything the "authentic traveler" dreams of: the back alleys, local dives, ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, #4)
3.94
it was amazing
I looooooved this one! In a series where I like the main characters I often get frustrated by an author's insistence on spending a bunch of time on se ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
 
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
4.18
it was amazing
I love this book, and so does my son! This is an all-around great book. But in addition to that...

I make a conscious decision to choose books that fea
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Mar 18, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
 
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1)
4.18
it was amazing
The short version: This book is perfect. Buy it immediately.

The long version: Sometimes you get caught off guard. I picked up The Bone Collector becau
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Jul 11, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability
4.27
it was amazing
This book is absolutely an academic text, but I devoured it in two days. I probably would have read it cover to cover in one sitting if the real world ...more
Aug 08, 2016
Aug 08, 2016
 
A Talent for War (Alex Benedict, #1)
3.76
it was ok
Seriously, seriously boring.

Having read and enjoyed McDevitt's Academy series, I figured I'd be just as happy starting in on Alex Benedict. Jack McDe
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Jun 23, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
 
Dragon Day (Ellie McEnroe, #3)
3.91
it was amazing
There's so much goodness packed into this book I don't even know where to start. It's probably my favorite Ellie book so far, although I think the rea ...more
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
 
The Kill Room (Lincoln Rhyme, #10)
3.84
it was ok
Maybe it was because I'm 8.5 months pregnant and read most of this book in a state of complete exhaustion, but I definitely felt like it lacked the us ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
 
Batman: Son of the Demon
3.94
did not like it
Possibly my least favorite Batman story ever. What gets me is the emotional importance of the subject matter - and Barr just ruins every single moment ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
A Long Way Down
3.41
it was ok
You know how there are books that you know you'd love if you didn't know so much about a certain topic? Because the author clearly didn't bother do hi ...more
Aug 23, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
 
God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China
3.95
liked it
This is a strange little book. The audience would logically be Christians, since the book is about Christians and Christianity in China, but it's writ ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Jul 09, 2011
 
The Quantum Thief (The Jean le Flambeur Series, #1)
3.83
it was ok
Browsing over some other reviews for this book, I see that the author is apparently an actual string-theory expert. So, like, an actual scientist. Unf ...more
Feb 08, 2013
Aug 20, 2011
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
3.75
really liked it
Do you consider yourself a denizen of the internet? Are you fairly confident that Google will one day rule the world? If you answered "yes" to these q ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, #8)
4.07
really liked it
So one of the things I love about the Lincoln Rhyme series is how Deaver tackles a different interesting research topic in each book. This time, howev ...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty
4.30
really liked it
I got this book during a free download promotion and just opened it out of curiosity, knowing I liked Joni but not really having a specific interest i ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
In Conquest Born (In Conquest Born, #1)
3.88
really liked it
This is one of those books I've passed over on bookstore shelves for years. Finally downloaded a sample and was hooked. In a purely literary sense, it ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 02, 2013
 
Last Will
3.98
really liked it
If you're looking for unique characters that will stick with you long after the last page is turned, you've come to the right book.

My advice to reader
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May 11, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
The Kingdom of Little Wounds
3.27
it was amazing
A sumptuous, brutal, unsentimental, deliciously morbid window into sixteenth century life, hung upon a thematic frame of the fairy tales commoners tol ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Oct 28, 2013
 
The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme, #7)
4.04
it was amazing
Being able to do crossovers with your major series characters has got to be one of the coolest perks to being a big-time author! I haven't read any of ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
 
Westly: A Spider's Tale
3.50
it was amazing
From my 7-year-old: "This book was so good that I read EVERY SINGLE WORD on EVERY SINGLE PAGE."

My kiddo is a very fast reader with very advanced skill
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not set
Mar 31, 2017
 
The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers
3.76
really liked it
This is essentially a polemic against anonymous donation of anything - blood, organs, children. For my part, Carney's convinced me. I didn't have a st ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
4.05
really liked it
I've been aware of this series for a while, but I was fairly convinced I'd read all I needed to read of dragons by the time I was around 12 years old. ...more
May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016
 
Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch #3)
4.20
really liked it
I have thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy and very much hope that Leckie writes more in this universe. The first two books were perfection - but I have t ...more
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 16, 2015
 
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery
4.20
it was amazing
Seriously, where has this book been all my life? Like Mad Max: Fury Road, why did I not have this kind of media as an angsty, bloodthirsty, nerdy teen ...more
Jul 06, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
 
Uprooted
4.13
it was amazing
Fantasy is not my go-to genre, so it has to be really well written and executed for me to bite. Uprooted absolutely qualified. This was a wonderfully ...more
Apr 17, 2016
Apr 14, 2016
 
Go-Between
3.70
really liked it
Number one thing you need to know about this book: it's noir! Do you like noir? Then you will like this book. It's full of futility and powerful corpo ...more
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 21, 2016
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
it was ok
Two stars? I know, I'm a monster.

I first read Harry Potter in college, which means I'm definitely too old to be the original target demographic. I wa
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Feb 2016
Feb 04, 2016
 
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4)
4.01
liked it
Reading this book was a very interesting trip back in time - everything from the technology to political and social attitudes. It was really odd to re ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
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