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Crazy Brave
really liked it
I love Joy Harjo's poetry, but at first when I started this it felt way too all over the place and stream of consciousness for me--but I'm glad I kept ...more
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
A Tale for the Time Being
it was amazing
Flotsam and jetsam, writerly problems, meditations on time, quantum physics, Japanese school girls, bullying, suicide, kamakazi pilots, Buddhist nuns, ...more
Oct 08, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
Seriously Wicked (Seriously Wicked, #1)
it was amazing
Seriously fun. Both the tone and the main character reminded me a lot of Diana Wynne Jones's novels. They seem light and a romp to read yet touch on s ...more
May 20, 2015
May 10, 2015
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
it was amazing
There's a reason this book was on the nonfiction bestseller list forever. There's also a reason that suddenly I kept seeing it everywhere and people k ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I couldn't put it down and for the first time in many weeks read past my bedtime, which was a bad idea and I blam ...more
Mar 28, 2016
Apr 03, 2016
Seeker (Seeker, #1)
really liked it
3.5 stars. I read this from an ARC that I received at a convention. The ARC has a rather unfortunately hyperbolic opening letter, which describes the ...more
Jan 12, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
The Hating Game
it was amazing
Well played, Sally Thorne. I don't think I've enjoyed discovering an author so much since I picked up my first Jennifer Crusie. This is an utterly del ...more
Jun 29, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Black Helicopters
it was amazing
I am in awe. This book arrived today. I picked it up just to look at it, but then read a page and couldn't put it down. This is one of those rare book ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
it was ok
I really wanted to love this book, as the reviews made it sound right up my alley. I adored the first few pages and read them over several times becau ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2016
it was amazing
An impressive debut--though of course the author already has a strong reputation as a short story writer. Before I read this, though fascinated by the ...more
Sep 18, 2016
Dec 30, 2015
Miss Buncle's Book (Miss Buncle, #1)
really liked it
Ha! What a delightful romp. The perfect book to end a stressful weekend and to entertain me while I ferried my way home. This is a charmer.
Feb 2015
Feb 03, 2015
The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1)
it was amazing
Ha, yes, the "hero" is an asshole. He was raised to be one and the whole world he lived in supported that. Men behave not that different to him all th ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
Ozette: Excavating a Makah Whaling Village
it was amazing
Delightfully readable account of the archeological dig at Ozette on the west coast of the Olympic Peninsula, where mudslides destroyed and preserved t ...more
Apr 13, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
All the Birds in the Sky
it was amazing
I was lucky enough to find an ARC of this and am delighted to say it met my rather high expectations. This is a smart book with both breadth and depth ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Sep 04, 2015
Sinful Folk
it was amazing
Fascinating characters and an evocative story of 14th-century English villagers and politics that felt utterly real to me. Absorbing and heartbreaking ...more
May 12, 2016
Feb 12, 2017
Tell the Wind and Fire
it was amazing
Damn, I loved this book. I've always really liked Sarah Rees Brennan's novels--she's been an auto-buy author for me since I read the first volume of h ...more
Apr 06, 2016
Apr 07, 2016
The Darkest Part of the Forest
it was amazing
Dark and full of twists and turns, forward and back. Tangled as a forest with a path to defend, and well as loyalties and loves. Delightful.
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
Listen to the Moon (Lively St. Lemeston, #3)
it was amazing
What a breath of fresh air this novel is! I've liked Rose Lerner's previous novels enough to preorder this, and I'm glad I did. I truly enjoyed this l ...more
Jan 05, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery
really liked it
I'm not sure why I put this book on library hold in the first place nor why I picked it up and read it when I have a huge stack of other library books ...more
Jan 29, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
Steal the North
it was amazing
A strong, deep YA/adult novel about deep love, mistakes, and tragedy. There are a lot of POVs here, but each one feels true and deeply imaged. Even wh ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
Every Breath (Every, #1)
it was amazing
What is it about contemporary Australian YA? This is the second I've read this week and the second that impressed me with the depth/breadth of human u ...more
Feb 23, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
it was amazing
Why I liked it: This whole series has built up a series of resonances between characters and events so that every action chimes with previous events a ...more
May 20, 2016
Jun 04, 2016
Under a Painted Sky
really liked it
This is the second Oregon trail novel I've read recently. This was evocative, and I liked the characters a lot, especially how their race affected how ...more
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
Everything, Everything
really liked it
I liked this quite a lot--however, I think the beginning was much stronger than the ending when it became a tiny bit too predictable (and fast!) for m ...more
Dec 2015
Dec 30, 2015
it was amazing
One of those rare and wonderful books with continual bursts of wonder. A mix of myth with a solid-feeling world and characters, all in lovely prose. I ...more
Feb 13, 2016
Feb 17, 2016
Walk on Earth a Stranger  (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
The first of the two Oregon trail novels I've read in the last month, this with fantastical underpinnings. I liked the main character a lot. Wonderful ...more
Nov 25, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
I didn't expect to enjoy this one as much as I did. I mean, a runaway princess..but I did enjoy this and the world. In fact, I'm shortly going to read ...more
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
The Little Broomstick
really liked it
A charmer! I heard that Studio Ghibli is making a film of this and checked my TBR shelves and there this was. It will make a delightful movie and was ...more
Feb 2017
Mar 09, 2017
The Essex Serpent
really liked it
Terrific characters who react to the forces in their lives in unusual but believable ways. This made the book unpredictable and an enjoyable read.
Mar 04, 2017
Mar 05, 2017
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)
really liked it
Why I liked it: loved the concept of a school for children shut out of their portal worlds and longing to return; loved the portal worlds described he ...more
May 14, 2016
Jun 04, 2016
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