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Skinny Bastard: A Kick in the Ass for Real Men Who Want to Stop Being Fat and Start Getting Buff
This audiobook comes off as a manifesto from a pair of angry, foul-mouthed, animal-activist, vegans. They are pissed at the whole meat industry for be ...more
Jun 13, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
I picked this up because after reading 20th Century Ghosts and Heart Shaped Box, I was in for all things Joe. But this is a graphic novel, a comic, a ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
Ask The Parrot (Parker, #23)
This story focuses on the trail of a bank robber on the run. One of his accomplises gets caught spending the new marked bills they stole and Parker gi ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I decided to read this after having several people tell me that I must. “It’s great,” they would say. I suppose I should have been suspicious at havin ...more
Apr 06, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
I pick this one up at BJ’s for fourteen bucks after much rumination. For the most part, I like Koontz. But after years of novels with a golden retriev ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
The Wizard Of Oz
I don't think I've ever read this one. I remember the movie though; it is the only one I know that used color as a special effect, with the land of Oz ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
The Road
At the outset; I hated that quotations had been left out of dialogue, apostrophes had been left out of contractions, nothing has been italicized, ther ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
The Alexander Cipher (Daniel Knox, #1)
Thrillers like this one, by their very nature, are page turners. I love stories of Robert Langdon and Indiana Jones. The historical lessons are inspir ...more
May 07, 2009
May 05, 2009
The Graveyard Book
This is a story about family and friends, about the power of learning and knowledge, and how fantasy and horror can spill over into real life.

The firs
Feb 10, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
The Haunting of Hill House
**spoiler alert** I was halfway through this one before I realized I had read it years ago. But I was such a surface reader then I did not appreciate ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
The Wicker Man
There is a movie version of this story made in 1973 and another made in 2006. The copyright date for this novel is 1978, which leads me to believe tha ...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
I arrived late to the fanbase of Christopher Moore; after picking up 'You Suck'. I figured anyone titling a book in that way had to be a brilliant wri ...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
The Grove
John Rector’s writing style is refreshingly tight and defies genre placement. In his debut novel, the author mixes equal parts of psychological thrill ...more
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
I wasn’t sure what to expect, picking up a book by Glenn Beck. I don’t watch much television so I haven’t been exposed to the likes of him through tha ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, #1)
I received this via FedEx on June nineteeth as a goodread giveaway. It's an ARC (advanced reader copy).

A lot of bad things happen in this excellent wh
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, #3)
I could swear I've read this one before. I liked it, but it felt familiar. I might have read another book of the series.
Karin's descriptive powers are
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3)
I picked this one up at the library when I picked up The Wizard of Oz. I had no idea there were so many Oz stories. Baum, I think, wrote fourteen of t ...more
Apr 08, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
This is one topic that has to be hard to bring out in a large enough format to justify calling it a book. I listened (to the audiobook version) as the ...more
Dec 26, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Poe's Children: The New Horror
Because this is an anthology, not only of stories but of authors, I knew going in I would not like everything that was included. I had not heard of ha ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Your Heart Belongs to Me
He mentions - yes, only mentions - golden retreivers twice, and an irish setter once.

I enjoyed the Poe tie-in, I thought it was well done. Especially
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
Genghis: Birth of an Empire (Conqueror, #1)
Genghis: Birth of an Empire brings the reader through the life of one of history's great leaders up to the gathering of three tribes and the defeat of ...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
The Art of Presence
Eckhart makes some good points regarding presence and the present moment. I think he'd like us all to enjoy the now. He questions the future as someth ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
Speaking with the Devil: 9a Dialogue with Evil
Reading the title of this book, I thought, 'ohhh, I have to read this one'. It is an overinflated title, even sensationalistic. In spite of that, I en ...more
May 2009
Apr 15, 2009
The Line (The Line, #1)
I've been selected as an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) reader through Goodreads. Exciting, huh? I received it in the mail on November 21st of 2009. The co ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
This collection of four stories of Tzaddick, the Rat, and the Rabbi are incredibly imaginative and well told. It seems obvious that the author had a g ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Nov 21, 2009
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices
This is why I read so much so often and include audiobooks (unabridged, always unabridged) in my literary diet. This is really a collection of short s ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
The Best American Short Stories 2004
(before reading)Something I recently posted on a writing forum had been compared to an author that shows up in this collection. Naturally, I looked sa ...more
May 20, 2009
May 08, 2009
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
The author actually started a blog with the same name before he wrote the book. The book is written as a series of vignettes which I liked because tha ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
The Secret Society of Demolition Writers
The idea that the authors of these twelve stories, by writing anonymously, can somehow write dangerously appealed to me. They would write on the edge, ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
Free: The Future of a Radical Price
This is a Goodreads Giveaway book that I received this morning (07-08-09, love that number), and Chris signed it. I love signed books.

Chris Anderson p
Jul 26, 2009
Jun 25, 2009
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