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Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
3.85
**spoiler alert** I read this series of books because I was so taken by the Showtime series. And you know what? I liked the TV show better! The books...more
Dec 2007
Dec 21, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.48
I admit this is a re-read, as I have of course read this book before, when it first came out in 2005. I haven't read it since, however, and the way my...more
Jul 2007
Apr 27, 2007
 
Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats
3.27
Consider the Twinkie...
A popular food item, first introduced to the public in the 1930's, which now represents a vast example of how ingredients have...more
May 2007
Apr 27, 2007
 
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard
3.79
Compared to the first two books,this book felt like a bit of a hot mess. There was way too much of a add-as-you-go plotline... seriously like the auth...more
Jan 2010
Feb 08, 2010
 
The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever
3.25
This is another diet based on the low-carb idea, very much like the South Beach diet but with a few days of "pure protein" (no veggies or anything but...more
May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2)
3.83
More spoilers, so stop reading if you don't want to know what happens!

In this book, Dexter gets engaged. Really? No, wait, there's more. He also prett...more
Dec 2007
Dec 21, 2007
 
Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4)
4.21
EXCELLENT. Here we get the grand tale of Roland's youth; we learn just who Susan Delgado was (and what happened to her) as well as more about the Dark...more
Jan 2008
Dec 04, 2007
 
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.79
I enjoyed this book up until the end... I feel the author sort of "fizzled out" and it was less exciting and more "let's just get this finished". I wa...more
Oct 16, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
 
Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #10)
3.76
This was one of the better Doctor Who novelisations I've read. The characters reflected the "real" Rose and Ten, as well as their actions. And the plo...more
Nov 2007
Dec 04, 2007
 
If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight?: Tools to Get It Done
3.88
I'm the sort of person who generally scoffs at self-help books. I'm not sure why. Something about the belief that if there's something wrong with you,...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
A Keeper of Bees: Notes on Hive and Home
3.56
Sweetness and light. The author describes how the Roman poet Horace once stated that the aim of literary expression should be "to blend in one [work]...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
Designated Fat Girl: A Memoir
2.79
While I think Joyner was brave in writing this, and while I could actually relate to her (to a point), there were parts about this book, and the writi...more
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.78
I had hopes for this book being creepy, but it turns out it wasn't. I don't know if it was just the Kindle copy or not, but it seemed very peppered wi...more
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.24
First I found it hard to connect to the characters - so many names to keep track of (and nicknames, and last names) and relationships to each other, e...more
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
The Dewey Decimal System
3.13
This was a fun, quick read. A bit different in the near-future apocalypse genre, and a good example of how the author doesn't have to give the reader...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
 
Deliverance
3.84
I figure I one of the lucky ones who managed to read the book before seeing the movie. (I've yet to see the movie as of right now, but I plan to in th...more
not set
Dec 21, 2011
 
Wild Waters (Pirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren Court #4)
4.10
While I only mildly enjoyed the series of books written by Rob Kidd accounting for Jack Sparrow's earlier days as a teenager (the 'character voice' wa...more
Jun 2010
Jun 22, 2010
 
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
3.78
This was ok - it picked up a bit in the middle, but there are too many things still baffling me. What was the boy from India FOR? Okay- so he and his...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
4.25
I started out not liking where this story was going, but as usual, Butcher picked things up and took them to a good, fun, and satisfying conclusion. H...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Portable Door
3.84
What a fun book! Tom Holt had been recommended to me since I like Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman, and his writing is very much like theirs. Smart and...more
Dec 2009
Dec 09, 2009
 
The Land of Laughs
3.95
I never quite liked the narrator enough. And he and his love interest(s) were very un-likable; one of those instances where you wonder why they're suc...more
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.95
Frankly, the first time I read this book, I didn't "get it". I'm not sure I even finished it. I'm not sure if I didn't like the concept of a world tha...more
Jul 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.45
Harry Potter aimed at adults? I think that in itself made me scoff at this book - it made no secret that it was following along in Harry's footsteps (...more
Sep 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
ABS Diet for Women
3.80
It's hard for me to believe, but this is actually the first time I've read a "diet" book cover-to-cover. I've been working very hard for the past 3-4...more
Jun 2007
Jun 25, 2007
 
Academ's Fury (Codex Alera, #2)
4.25
Okay, book 2 was much better than book one of this series. I take back what I said about Butcher not really being able to do the full-on Fantasy-type...more
Jun 2007
Jun 06, 2007
 
Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams
3.86
Whee! I've missed Nine so much! I've been often told that the novelizations of TV shows tend towards the side of suck, but I really had fun reading th...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.84
I started out annoyed by all of the untranslated spanish bits... but I actually got used to it. Either I could figure it out given the context, or I j...more
Mar 02, 2012
Mar 21, 2011
 
Heart-Shaped Box
3.80
Okay, so it's been a while since I've read "horror". It usually leaves me feeling a little ... what? Unresolved? Unsatisfied? Somewhat the issue here,...more
May 2007
May 03, 2007
 
Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, #3)
4.35
I'm really getting into these fantasy Jim Butcher books now. The story started really slowly in the first and second books, but with the third, the ac...more
Aug 2007
Aug 30, 2007
 
When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)
3.85
Another book to add to my growing list of "romance WITHOUT babies"! It managed to merely mention the thought of "nurseries" only once. But overall, th...more
Apr 2008
Apr 08, 2008
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