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Who Fears Death
3.90
Review originally published on www.christinavasilevski.com

Who Fears Death is the story of Onyesonwu, a girl growing up in Africa - Sudan is implied -...more
Aug 28, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
3.96
I think this one gets my vote for the Hugo. Way better than "Redshirts" and "Among Others" at least.
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
 
Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew
3.89
I originally posted this review on the website of ECW press, the book's publisher, but thought it would be of use here as well:

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That this is Stuart R...more
Sep 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
All Good Children
3.69
I bought this book about a week before the official release date because the author took part in Toronto's Word on the Street festival. Her reading of...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
How to Win Friends and Influence People
4.03
About the book: This was one of the books, if not the book, that launched the self-help genre. The title pretty much says it all. However, the subject...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
Empire State
3.12
Empire State by Adam Christopher will no doubt please some readers, but I am not one of them.

About the book: It’s New York in the 1930′s, and a catast...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
Writer with a Day Job: Inspiration & Exercises to Help You Craft a Writing Life Alongside Your Career
3.58
This book was not what I expected.

Although it contained writing prompts and useful information about writing, revising, and finding support from other...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
Once Every Never (Never, #1)
3.62
**spoiler alert** It's a fun book with an interesting combination of fantasy and historical fiction. I had the privilege of seeing the author do a liv...more
Oct 20, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
Mad Like Tesla: Underdog Inventors and Their Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy
3.80
Nikola Tesla was a scientific pioneer whose inventions and predictions about the future of technological development were derided in his day by his co...more
Nov 10, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
3.85
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

About the book: Carmen Aguirre was born in Chile, and lived there with her family until Pinoche...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat
3.32
Review originally published on www.christinavasilevski.com.

Something interesting happened when I publicizedmy decision to become a freelance writer: m...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
 
Dead Men Don't Cry
3.71
Originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

I first heard about Nancy Fulda’s work through Escape Pod‘s recording of her short story “Movement.” I...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Carnacki the Ghost Finder
3.77
Originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

Note: I downloaded my copy of Carnacki the Ghost Finder from Project Gutenberg. The edition I read con...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
The Dark Half
3.69
I've read only a few Stephen King books, but I'm consistently surprised by the lack of attention this book receives in comparison to the rest of his b...more
not set
Oct 18, 2011
 
On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock
3.63
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

About the book: In the mid-90s, Bidini’s band, The Rheostatics, was the opening act for The Tra...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Redemption in Indigo
3.87
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com.

About the book: Paama has a knack for making the best out of bad situations. After returning t...more
May 20, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles & Ends
3.89
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

Overview: Author Nancy Kress identifies three types of writers and their respective weaknesses:...more
Feb 25, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
 
Leviathan Wakes
4.07
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

Like any well-adjusted nerd, I grew up with Star Wars as a healthy part of my cinematic diet. I...more
Jun 06, 2012
May 24, 2012
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.02
Review originally published on www.christinavasilevski.com.

It probably won't surprise you to know that I'm an introvert. Hell, I work in editing and c...more
Sep 04, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
 
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.21
Review originally posted at www.christinavasilevski.com

As good as this book may be for others, as life-affirming and encouraging they may find it, in...more
Feb 06, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
 
Deathless
4.13
Review originally published on www.christinavasilevski.com.

Russian folklore is not an aspect of Western/European mythology you come across much in mod...more
Aug 19, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
 
Salt: A World History
3.71
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com.

About the book: The title pretty much says it all. It's a non-fiction account of the ways in w...more
May 16, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
The Guilty Plea
3.76
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

One of the genres that I've often had trouble "getting" is that of the crime/procedural (which...more
Jun 02, 2012
Sep 30, 2011
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com.

About the book: Alison Bechdel's father Bruce was a high school English teacher, a funeral hom...more
May 2012
May 06, 2012
 
Zoo City
3.65
The plot: Zinzi December is a disgraced pop journalist with a Sloth on her shoulder who pays off the debts she incurred as a junkie by writing 419 sca...more
Jan 04, 2012
Nov 08, 2011
 
Briarpatch
3.95
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com

Darrin's life has taken an awful turn: Within the space of one month, he lost his job, his car,...more
Jun 08, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa #1)
3.82
**spoiler alert** Review originally published on www.christinavasilevski.com.

Warning: this review contains spoilers.

The Tufa are a community of people...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.26
About the book: Part memoir and part instructional manual, On Writing ties together King's career as an author with more personal facets of his life....more
Jan 22, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
 
Half Blood Blues
3.63
Review originally posted on www.christinavasilevski.com.

About the book: Hieronymous Falk was a gifted trumpet player in 1930s Berlin. However, he was...more
Apr 30, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
How would you react if you were told that cells taken from your mother were being used for important scientific research?

How would you react if your m...more
not set
Oct 02, 2011
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