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All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending
Great premise. Maybe someone less completely oblivious will write a useful book on the subject one day.

Here's the premise:

1. Become mindful of what y...more
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Stranded (Stranded, #1)
I wish they had rating system where I could choose "poor mismatch between book and reader" rather having to select a star.

I read the first line in th...more
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
The Age of Miracles
The earth's rotation has suddenly started to slow. Each day brings a longer day. Yet life goes on.

Like Jack Womack's Random Acts of Senseless Violenc...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
I was really pretty sure as I started reading this book that I wasn't going to continue reading this book. The first few chapters were pages of unlike...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
The Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin, #1)
I was restless reading this one, my mind constantly wandering to other books on my to-read list and wondering if I wouldn't be enjoying myself more if...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
The Year of Ice
I'm not a very fast reader, but this book sucked me. I read two-thirds of it yesterday (and if I hadn't had work today, I'd have just kept reading!) a...more
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2008
Discipline: A Novel
After reading the excerpt and seeing the 48 5-star reviews on Amazon, I was excited to get this book and start in on it. The opening is vivid and visc...more
Feb 08, 2008
Feb 05, 2008
The Jigsaw Man
Fantastic cover, intriguing premise, average writing, villains too over the top for my taste.

What I liked (besides the cover art, which is what got me...more
Sep 02, 2008
Sep 01, 2008
Unhinge the Universe
Riveting, hot, and well written. I was on the edge of my seat through parts of it. The story is filled with tension; there's not an easy moment for ei...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Black Dog (Bannon's Gym #1)
4.5 stars. My #1 kink when it comes to m/m fiction is good writing, and this has got that, along with compelling characters I'd happily read more abou...more
Sep 20, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
The Oracle of Stamboul
Started out not too badly, then around halfway through the story stalled, and I began to care less and less about the characters, and the story contin...more
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Apr 22, 2011
Doo-Lang Love
This book was readable, but it was also very "surfacey." By that I mean that, outside of any dialog, the story was written almost entirely in expositi...more
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
Alive in Necropolis
I picked up the book because I'd heard good things about it from people whose opinions I trust. If I'd just come across the book at a store, though, I...more
Nov 13, 2008
Nov 08, 2008
Up Till Now
The beginning is a bit exasperating, but past that it's hilarious and at times touching.
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Vampire Vow (Vampires, #1)
This thin novel is the first in a series about Victor, a man who became a vampire shortly after Jesus' resurrection and who has now, 2000 years later,...more
Sep 07, 2008
Sep 03, 2008
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia, #1)
Read this on Reesa's recommendation and spent an enjoyable few days doing so. The voice is charming, and I found the book to be leisurely without bein...more
Feb 27, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
The Woods Are Dark
A decent, fast read. My only complaint is that some (not all, but some) of the sexual stuff hits a wrong note. Two women encounter a grotesque legless...more
Sep 03, 2008
Sep 02, 2008
How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights
I had my reservations about this book at the beginning--the "give yourself a lit star makeover" concept had me thinking it was going to be mostly fluf...more
Nov 2007
Nov 16, 2007
Heart-Shaped Box
I had to use a little perseverance to get through the first third or so of the book--the characters were difficult to muster any sympathy for. Once th...more
Apr 2007
Oct 20, 2007
The Crimson Petal and the White
This book was absolutely fantastic right up until the final couple pages. Even with the amazingly disappointing ending, I still recommend the book and...more
Jul 2007
Oct 20, 2007
Was just not my thing, apparently. It's so short, and this became my refrain as I tried to get through it: "It's so short! It'll be over in no time. O...more
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2008
I enjoyed this book much more than I was expecting to. Certainly, I was hoping to enjoy it--wouldn't have bought it otherwise--but the reviews on Amaz...more
Feb 23, 2008
Jan 06, 2008
The Association
A fast read. On the whole pretty good entertainment. In what's typical of genre, the characters serve the plot, even when it means that they do (or do...more
Nov 07, 2008
Nov 04, 2008
The Traveling Vampire Show
I enjoyed this a lot more than "The Woods Are Dark," but there's a lot of stuff thrown in here specifically to either slow down the pace or notch up t...more
Nov 04, 2008
Sep 07, 2008
Anansi Boys
Although the story dragged a tiny bit here and there, it also made me laugh a lot, and on the whole I enjoyed it quite a bit. Very different in charac...more
Dec 2007
Oct 20, 2007
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
I enjoyed this more than I expected to. The characters are great (especially their banter--I laughed a lot reading this book) and the story is interes...more
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2008
The Missing (Keeper, #2)
I enjoyed this but at the same time couldn't help but think of all the ways it could have been a better (slightly less heavy-handed) book. I'll defini...more
Jan 2008
Jan 05, 2008
Cabin Fever
If you're in the mood for smut, this'll do you. Not a whole lot of story tension/conflict, just one sex scene after another. Well-written sex scenes,...more
Oct 2007
Oct 20, 2007
Fantastically enjoyable read that's tied up a little too neatly in the end, though I'm not sure it could have been any other way.
Jan 2007
Oct 20, 2007
The Light at the End
I didn't enjoy this book. I couldn't connect with the characters, so I wasn't interested in what was happening to them.
Dec 22, 2007
Dec 22, 2007
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