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The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1)
I read a big chunk of this book out loud to C, and although my vocal chords were straining at the end, I'm glad I finished the last half over the week...more
Mar 23, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.5/5 stars

I finished this entire series on my Spring Break and I enjoyed it quite a bit. At times I got a bit frustrated by the tension created by ce...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)
It took me a few chapters to get into this familiar yet different world in which Joel lives, the son of a chalk-maker going to school alongside those...more
May 25, 2014
Jan 01, 2013
Briar Rose
This story started off slow, and the telling of the actual fairy tale is split throughout the book, so at first I was impatient for the story to get g...more
Jan 29, 2014
Dec 27, 2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
It took me a long time to warm up to this book. The beginning didn't grab me and since summer is now over I was easily distracted with other things. O...more
Sep 06, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
This was a quick read. I loved the amount of research and math/tech information he explained in the book, and the setting of the Bay Area was also rea...more
May 06, 2014
Jul 28, 2013
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)
My mom told me I had to start reading this series, so I did! It was very good, and I'm excited that there is a whole series of books with these lovabl...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
I found this book to be entertaining fluff, with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer kind of charm.

While I did not identify with the main character very much (...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 13, 2013
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
This book started a little slow, and I had many other books to keep my attention. However, it got more and more interesting as it went along, and I co...more
Apr 25, 2014
Jul 21, 2012
The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost (Dial Books for Young Readers)
The thing I love the most about the John Bellairs books is the artwork by Edward Gorey. This story is a bit patchy, but fun to read aloud. Our 'hero'...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
The Isis Trilogy
I really liked this trilogy, how the setting each time was the same, but the characters changed as the years progressed. The mythology that a sheltere...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
I enjoyed this sequel better than the Story of a Childhood, mainly because I got a real sense of life as a woman struggling against oppression, as wel...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
It was interesting reading about how some of the scenes were put together, particularly how the CCTV scene was laid out over 6 pages, and how the acti...more
May 17, 2014
May 17, 2014
The Curse of the Blue Figurine: A Johnny Dixon Mystery
I was so happy to find this first book in the Johnny Dixon series at the book sale a few weeks ago. My local library has never had this book and so I...more
Jun 2014
May 17, 2014
A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
I enjoyed this book, and I really want to finish the trilogy, but I also found the story and characters frustrating. I think the main issue I have is...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 18, 2012
Ready Player One
Finished this yesterday for the second time (this time reading it out loud to my SO).

Great adventure, happy endings, good times. Joust for Atari was t...more
Jun 20, 2013
Aug 19, 2011
Death of a Darklord (Ravenloft #13)
Considering I have never read this series before, and mainly got the book because of the author, it was pretty good. I think LKH has a very nice style...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
The Seven Magpies
It took a few pages to get into this book, but once the setting was revealed as a place I am familiar with I could picture every scene.

In the first ch...more
May 14, 2013
May 13, 2013
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
I had forgotten about this book. It's the only Heinlein I ever finished reading. The date I finished the book is a guess really :P
Jan 2002
Sep 25, 2011
City Of Thieves (Fighting Fantasy, #5)
We played through this story for the first time yesterday. With a starting skill of 9, stamina of 20, and luck 10 we managed to collect some of the ne...more
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Miss Nelson, #1)
Wil Wheaton just posted a "nostalgiabomb" about this book and it hit me hard. I totally forgot about this book until now!
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Sep 26, 2013
Stealing Magic
A collection of Tanya Huff's short stories with recurring characters.

Magdalene is the world's most powerful wizard. Demons cower and run from her. But...more
May 04, 2014
May 03, 2014
Steed and Mrs. Peel: The Golden Game
I would give this 2.5 stars really. There were some chapters I loved, and some I thought were terribly boring. Sometimes the art was blurry and diffic...more
Aug 13, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
A Confederation of Valor (Confederation, #1-2)
I had already read the first book when I got another edition out from the library and I love the main character, Torin Kerr. The second book deals wit...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Omnitopia: Dawn (Omnitopia, #1)
The last 3rd of this story made up for a pretty boring start. I wish the story had got into things faster (I'm wondering if because this is a trilogy...more
May 12, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Devil on My Back (Arc One, #1)
I really enjoyed re-reading this book since I just picked up the sequel at the library.

150 years after the Age of Confusion following the End of Oil (...more
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 15, 2011
The Crystal Drop
This book was difficult to categorize. Much of what Monica Hughes writes is science fiction, but I would call this more speculative fiction... Written...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Blind Faith
I bought this book in the Edinburgh airport on my way home from my first UK trip. I finished it in 4.5 hours on the plane. Needless to say it was engr...more
Jul 2008
Jul 25, 2011
Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
A loyal tribute to the first tale of Oz. The shoes are silver, not ruby. There are so many interesting characters she meets along the way. The tin woo...more
Feb 27, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Ghost Doll and Jasper
I got this book from the library electronically. I would say that though this was called a "graphic novel" it was more an illustrated story. Not to my...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
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