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And Another Thing... (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #6)
I was kind of scared to read this book. Actually, I was very scared, but I was also very excited--and then I read the forward. It was wonderful. Eoin ...more
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
Spike: After the Fall
I had extremely high hopes for this (not expectations; I've been disappointed before). Spike is my favorite character from the Buffy-verse and from se ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
Angel: After the Fall, Volume 2: First Night
Rather than one long story arc, this short volume (with a long title) tells a number of short stories, each about a different character, which all tak ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 01, 2010
The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch
This is the story, as the title suggests, about the disappearance of a woman. It's not a mystery; the characters aren't trying to find her. It's simpl ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
House of Mystery, Vol. 2: Love Stories for Dead People
This is an amazing book. I have no reservations about saying that I love it.

I was skimming the graphic novels shelf in the bookstore and this book, mi
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus, Vol. 2
What a disappointment this was, especially compared with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 1. In this volume, the stories were weak and mostly com ...more
Jul 04, 2010
Jul 03, 2010
Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
When I saw the title of this volume, "Welcome to Lovecraft," I had to give it a shot. The fact that it was written by Joe Hill was a bonus, as was the ...more
Sep 17, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
The Steampunk Bible
Without a doubt, this book lives up to its name. Inside the unbelievably beautiful cover--it lacks only the gilt-edged pages many bibles have--is an e ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
After reading this book, I didn't eat fast food at all for seven years, and then only to taste something at a friend's insistence. I honestly don't th ...more
Sep 15, 2002
May 15, 2010
House of Mystery, Vol. 4: The Beauty of Decay
In volume 4, the House of Mystery has been transported to to the ruins of the city of dimensional travelers, both the residents and the bar's patrons- ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
House of Mystery: Room and Boredom (House of Mystery, Volume 1)
I loved this book. Pretty much every aspect of it appealed to me.

I like the setup: one main continuing storyline with continuing characters, which is
Jun 28, 2010
May 29, 2010
The Web (Alex Delaware, #10)
A different setting for Dr. Alex Delaware as he and Robin leave L.A. for an island in the South Pacific where some potentially interesting old case fi ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You (The Sandman #5)
In university, I went to a seminar on the (intentional) similarities between Neil Gaiman's Sandman series and Dante's The Divine Comedy. I hadn't at t ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage

"So we are in the curious position with William Shakespeare of having three likenesses from which all others are derived: two that aren't very good by
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
Flavia is the youngest of three sisters in the de Luce family, all of whom are intelligent beyond their years, shy about feeling affection for one ano ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
Norse Code
What an unexpectedly amazing book! The title caught my eye, because I had just read some Norse mythology, so I picked it up hoping it would be a silly ...more
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
I thought this book was great fun (and had no inkling of any religious messages) when I read it as a child. When I re-read it as an adult, however, it ...more
Aug 10, 2004
Apr 29, 2009
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus, Vol. 1
This collection of stories from before Buffy Summers ever heard of the hellmouth was a lot of fun to read (and look at), sometimes funny, sometimes th ...more
Jul 03, 2010
Mar 04, 2009
Rachel & Leah (Women of Genesis, #3)
This book was a huge disappointment for me. I have read many books by Orson Scott Card and greatly enjoyed them all. I also read Sarah,the first book ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
Ender in Exile (The Ender Quintet, #1.6)
I hadn't realized how much I'd missed Ender until there was a glimpse of him in A War of Gifts. And it wasn't enough. So I was glad to be given the gi ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Aug 01, 2009
The Coming
I'd had The Forever War recommended to me, and thought it was brilliant, so I was excited to see that Joe Haldeman was still writing science fiction. ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Sep 11, 2008
The Satyricon
I had to read this book for class. I loved the class, I hated the book--as did everyone else in the class. We hated reading the book so much that we c ...more
Mar 2004
Jun 03, 2010
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Burton & Swinburne, #2)
This book is an excellent follow-up to the first book in the series, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1). More than j ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
This is probably Orson Scott Card's best book. It's not necessarily my favorite of his--although it is one of my favorite books--but all the aspects o ...more
Feb 2001
Mar 20, 2008
Elisabeth: The Princess Bride, Austria - Hungary, 1853
I have had a fascination with Empress Elisabeth--or Sisi, or, indeed, Erszebet, as I first heard her called--since I traveled to Budapest and found th ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Android Karenina
I got this book in a first reads giveaway.

Android Karenina, the newest in the "literary mash-up" trend from the publishers of the original mash-up, Pr
Jun 18, 2010
May 07, 2010
Ender's Shadow (Shadow, #1)
I love Ender's Game as well as Ender Wiggin, and that book will always be my favorite of the Ender books, not to mention one of my all around favorite ...more
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Jan 10, 2010
Ender's Shadow (Shadow Series, #1)
I love Ender's Game as well as Ender Wiggin, and that book will always be my favorite of the Ender books, not to mention one of my all around favorite ...more
Sep 2000
Mar 20, 2008
The Manual of Detection
Charles Unwin is not a detective. He doesn't know how to be a detective. (Although he has been making unofficial trips for unofficial reasons...) He's ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
This is a really interesting fantasy adventure that takes normal guy Richard Mayhew on a dangerous quest through the hidden and forgotten bits of Lond ...more
May 20, 2004
Apr 20, 2007
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