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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
ETA: I had to downgrade this from 2 stars to 1. I have a very visceral negative reaction whenever I am reminded of this book. I have blocked this book...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
Deathless (Deathless, #1)
I have very mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I am sure this book was brilliant. On the other hand, brilliance didn't hold my attention...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Forgotten Country
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer Program

I found this book extremely well-written, but I never really conne...more
Mar 2012
Feb 06, 2012
One Good Knight (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #2)
I keep reading Lackey's new books because of some misguided sense of author loyalty. I realized a while back that I'd fallen out of love with her writ...more
Oct 05, 2006
Apr 14, 2007
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
Disclaimer: I received a free review ARC of the book from the publisher through Goodreads First Reads program.

Before this book, my one vague memory of...more
Oct 09, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Just Ella
I can't help comparing this book to Ella Enchanted. Both are YA retellings of the Cinderella story. While I prefer Gail Levine Carson's version, I hav...more
May 26, 2005
Jan 30, 2008
The Joy Luck Club
I watched the movie before I read the book, which made for an interesting reading experience. I cried my way through the movie but only started crying...more
Apr 2004
Apr 13, 2007
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
A childhood favorite which was even wackier than I remember it being. The plot is all over the place and takes the characters into outer space to figh...more
Aug 07, 2005
Apr 14, 2007
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1)
I love the Scarlet Pimpernel and Willig has taken the foundation laid by Baroness Orczy and expanded it, creating the Purple Gentian and the Pink Carn...more
Jan 03, 2006
Apr 14, 2007
The Secrets of Mary Bowser
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer Program

I was very impressed with how deftly Leveen told the story of Mary...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
War for the Oaks
A book that has been on my 'to-be-read' list for a very long time. I honestly don't know why I haven't read it before because it was very good. Extrem...more
Jan 2004
Apr 13, 2007
A YA book, and it reads like one. Still enjoyable though. Beast retells the story of Beauty and the Beast from the perspective of the prince, which is...more
Jan 2004
Apr 13, 2007
Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted, Inc., #3)
I'm really enjoying this series. Not since Jennifer Estep's Bigtime superhero romance books have I torn through a set of books so quickly, and with so...more
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Textual Healing
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from the author.

As I had said in a previous status update, this is a really good book in search of a copy ed...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
When Tony Met Adam (Troubleshooters, #12.5)
I was really looking forward to this novella ever since Suz announced it was being released as an ebook. I really like Tony, and was interested in get...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
This is a multi-layered book. At first glance, this is a fascinating story told from the point of view of a young boy about a family who opens a touri...more
Dec 22, 2007
Dec 31, 2007
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Once I started reading this book I didn't want to stop. It was engrossing, nicely tied together the history of the Lacks family with the history of th...more
May 30, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7)
Phillips is known as a romance writer. This, while it does contain romance in pretty heavy proportions, goes beyond traditional romance. It's a very w...more
Mar 22, 2007
Apr 14, 2007
The Buried Pyramid
Honestly? Could have been better. The plot had so much potential but ended being so discombobulated that it felt unrealistic and clunky. The character...more
Dec 18, 2007
Dec 18, 2007
Tiger Burning Bright
It was a little depressing to realize that two of the three authors had passed away since my last reading of this book. Rather than see their country...more
Jul 20, 2006
Apr 14, 2007
Vestal Virgin
Disclaimer: I received a free ebook copy of this book from the author through LibraryThing's Member Giveaway

It almost pains me to give this book less...more
Aug 18, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Gone Girl
This is a hard book to write a review for because it is really hard to describe or even react to without giving away crucial plot points. This probabl...more
Feb 27, 2013
Dec 14, 2012
Let the Right One In
I've had this book forever, and it finally took it being picked as a book club read for me to sit down and start it. But once I started it... whoa. Su...more
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 30, 2009
True History of the Kelly Gang
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book; in fact, I was pretty sure I was going to hate it. I flipped through it before sitting down to read it an...more
Jan 12, 2005
Apr 14, 2007
Sand Omnibus (Sand, #1-5)
Howey has created a world very different from Wool. The world of Sand is about life on the margins and doing whatever is necessary to survive. He's cr...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Irresistible Forces
The reason I bought this book was for one novella: "Winterfair Gifts" by Lois McMaster Bujold, the wedding of Miles Vorkosigan and the star of my favo...more
Feb 2004
Apr 13, 2007
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
This book inexplicably won a ton of awards, including the Pulitzer. I don't know why. I found the book sloppily executed with lazy characterizations t...more
Dec 10, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Beyond Grimm: Tales Newly Twisted
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from the publisher through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.

I should preface this review by stating sh...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
Absolutely fascinating!

It was interesting the reactions I got when I told friends I was reading a book about worms. They tended to include a sideeye l...more
Sep 03, 2014
Feb 05, 2013
Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells, #4)
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from the publisher through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.

It has been almost five years since Big Bo...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
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