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The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2)
The Serpent Sea is a fantastic fantasy. It’s world-building is original, the most original I’ve seen in a long time. The characters are good.

The Serp
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Feb 11, 2012
Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)
I got Half a King by Joe Abercrombie from NetGalley. There are some errors in the copy, but it’s an ARC and they’ll probably be fixed by time it’s pub ...more
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May 06, 2014
Stranger on the Shore
I really liked the title. It fits the book.I have to add that I got this book from NetGalley.

There are two parts to this book: the mystery and romance
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May 28, 2014
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)
I finished Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett last week. This is the first time I read Color of Magic. I understand there is a movie; I have not seen i ...more
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May 14, 2014
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
I read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie for the National Novel Reading Month (NaNoReMo for short), hosted by John Wiswell. You’re suppo ...more
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Mar 31, 2014
Clockwork Heart (Clockwork Heart, #1)
I liked Clockwork Heart. It’s steampunk. I can’t quite make up my mind whether it’s fantasy-type steampunk or science fiction-ish steampunk. Not that ...more
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May 28, 2012
Banshee Charmer (From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, #1)
I finished Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee this week. I asked for it because the main character is a banshee and really, how many times do you use a ...more
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Jan 24, 2012
Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run, #5)
I’ve been reading this series for a long time, since Cut & Run came out, and I loved this one.

Julian Cross and Cameron from Warrior’s Cross are in
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Jun 03, 2012
Men Under the Mistletoe
I don’t normally like regency romances, but My True Love Gave to Me is pretty good. A lot better than I expected. The characters drive the story. Thom ...more
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Jan 11, 2012
The Siren Depths (Books of the Raksura, #3)
The Siren Depths is the third in the series and I think it’s probably my favorite in the whole series. It might be confusing without reading the previ ...more
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Jan 06, 2013
Imagine: How Creativity Works
It’s pretty interesting, filled with lots of stories and anecdotes. The stories come from all over, from business, science and art.

Basically it says,
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Apr 11, 2012
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
I've known the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde story for a long time. But I've never read the story and I did so for the first time for National Novel Readi ...more
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Jan 20, 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird
I never had to read To Kill A Mockingbird in high school. Just as well. The bulk of the books I was forced to read in high school were boring. To Kill ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
The Maltese Falcon
The movie is famous. I watched it years ago when it was on TV, but truthfully, I don’t remember it very well. Just the basic plot. So when I decided t ...more
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Dec 26, 2011
Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3)
I loved loved loved Fair Game.

There is a murder investigation; Charles has serious issues with guilt over being his father’s henchman. Anna is worried
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May 14, 2012
Scholar (Imager Portfolio, #4)
Quaeryt supplements his income by imaging coins from whatever copper or silver is lying around. He tried to make gold coins once, but the effort nearl ...more
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Dec 07, 2011
Copper Beach (Dark Legacy, #1)
Copper Beach is the first in a new series. At least, it’s a series I’ve never heard of before. After reading it, I am pretty sure this precedes the Ha ...more
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Feb 07, 2012
Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4)

Archangel’s Blade is Dimitri and Honor’s book. I am kind of disappointed it’s not another episode in Elena and
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Sep 19, 2011
Servant of the Underworld (Obsidian and Blood, #1)
This book is pretty damn good. A lot better than I expected. I have to admit, I read the blurb and decided it couldn’t be interesting. I mean, the who ...more
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Aug 14, 2012
Tricks of the Trade (Paranormal Scene Investigations, #3)

I enjoyed Tricks of the Trade. It's doesn't move at a breakneck speed, but it's not slow. It just kind of advances at a very steady, moderate kind of
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Dec 13, 2011
The Hammer of Darkness
I’ve read a lot of L.E. Modesitt’s books and enjoyed all of them. Except for this one. The Hammer of Darkness just confused me. I don’t understand the ...more
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Jul 26, 2012
Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Hit Lit explains or attempts to explains what American bestselling books have in common. It talks about 12 books:

1. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
Quarantine (Subjective Cosmology Cycle, #1)
I gave Quarantine three stars on GoodReads. This book was okay, but it didn’t grab me that much and I will never reread.

The main character, Nick, is a
May 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Squeaky Clean (Stand Alone Short Stories, #4)
I enjoyed this. Two guys recognize each other from school - it's good. I wish it had been longer. I wish Damien had a better self-esteem, but that's p ...more
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Mar 30, 2012
The Color Purple
The Color Purple was my pick for #nanoremo, the month where you read that literary classic you’ve always wanted to read but somehow never actually got ...more
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
NOS4A2 was my first horror book ever. Well, the first horror book that I actually read as horror (I’ve read other books from the horror shelves that f ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
The Ghost Bride
I really enjoyed The Ghost Bride. The concept is new to me, a living woman married to the ghost of dead man.

The villains: stalker ghost and his deceas
Jan 08, 2015
Dec 07, 2014
Cordially Invited (Pushing the Envelope, #5)
I liked this book. It was short and hot and pretty good. But it wasn't as good as the others in this series. I like Kim Dare, she has a real talent fo ...more
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Feb 11, 2012
Blood Rock (Skindancer, #2)
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Dec 06, 2011
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Feb 19, 2015
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