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Their Virgin Captive (Masters of Ménage, #1)
"Their Virgin Captive" is about a secretary/assistant named Hannah who is somehow the object of desire for three brothers (Gavin, Slade, and Dex) who...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist. Antiquities fascinated me. Old stuff. Really, really old stuff fascinated me.

Then when I was 15, I...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
Midnight Secretary, Vol. 01 (Midnight Secretary, #1)
"Midnight Secretary" is about the baby faced, uber-secretary Kaya Satozuka and her arrogant, egoistic boss, Kyouhei Touma.

The manga by Tomu Ohmi is a...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
**spoiler alert** Shirley is an interesting book by Charlotte Bronte. While reading it, I had to keep the wikipedia entry open just to keep track of t...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms
Today must be a re-read favorite manga day because that is what I am doing. Just plucking stuff off my shelf that I haven't read in awhile.

Fumiyo Koun...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man
I don't know what I expected when I picked out "When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man" but it definitely wasn't this literate, intense read.

Cal is 1...more
May 06, 2012
May 06, 2012
All My Darling Daughters
One of my favorite one volume mangas ever. "All My Darling Daughters" by Fumi Yoshinaga is considered josei and slice of life. It isn't really about f...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
The File on Angelyn Stark
I read two books yesterday. The first was so awful that I won't even bother putting it on my Good Reads list but the second book was a lean, spare you...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
I Couldn't Love You More
A sign of book that I really love is that if I get it from the library, I want to buy it to keep forever OR if I get it on kindle, I want to buy the p...more
May 19, 2012
May 19, 2012
A Free Man of Color
Jacques Cornet is a free man of color in 1801 New Orleans. At this time, Louisiana belongs to Spain, the Caribbean is in upheaval and New Orleans is a...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
A mix of narrative and accompanied by vintage photographs, Ransom Riggs fashions a fantasy novel set in the modern day about a 16 year old who goes to...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
Friends Like Us
Lauren Fox's writing is so lovely that even though I knew, by chapter 4, where this novel would end, I can still recommend it.

The story is told via Wi...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls
I'm surprised at the not-quite-4-star rating of this young adult novel because I felt it was a 5-star novel.

Nora Cunningham is a junior in high school...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
The Running Man
Richard Bachman (Stephen King) seemed to write "The Running Man" as if in a stream of conscious trance. Spare, with very little flourish, this 1982 no...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #1)
This is my second reading of "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms." It is a fabulous fantasy novel in which gods are slaves to the unofficial rulers of the...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World
I have had this book in my bad to read for about a month. I'd sat on reading it because I wasn't in mood for a non-fiction book. But after reading a v...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
All That I Am
"All That I Am" takes real people and events and is slightly altered to make a semi-fictional story of German exiles during World War II.

The story is...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
Alias Grace
Excellent book that was on its way to a 5-star but the end lost some steam.

Based on a true story of Grace Marks and the double-murder that took place...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1)
This is my third time reading "Alice In Wonderland". The last time I read it, my son was still in grade school. He's far from that age now.

So it has...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
This Love Is Not For Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez
"This Love is Not For Cowards" could also be said of the book. Robert Andrew Powell's book is about the beleaguered soccer team, Indios, of Juarez and...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
I read this book years ago and loved it. I had picked it up because I had enjoyed Dava Sobel's "Longitude" so unexpectedly. For someone who was not sc...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
The Hummingbird's Daughter
I very much enjoyed this book of Mexico in the late 19th century and of Teresa of Cabora.

Teresa is the daughter of a poor but beautiful Mayo Indian gi...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
A Bride's Story 03
My favorite volume so far. Focus shifts to Mr Smith, the Englishman who is studying the culture and people of the area. He is friendly with Karluk's t...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
Vulture Peak (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #5)
"Bangkok 8" is my favorite Sonchai Jitpleecheep book with "The Godfather of Kathmandu" coming in a close second. "Vulture Peak" continues the investig...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
The Long Walk
As The Hunger Games movie opening loomed closer, discussions of other game survival stories came up. I'd already read Battle Royale and while that boo...more
Apr 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Ship of Souls
I'm surprised by the low score of Ms Elliot's "Ship of Souls". I enjoyed D's historical adventure in Brooklyn.

Elliot's strength is her characterizatio...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Best novel so far of the 50 books read challenge for 2012.

Jackson's prose is so concise and clear that it makes me giddy as she gives Mary Katherine B...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
A Bride's Story 01
Actually read this about a month ago. Kaoru Mori is a manga-ka to watch after her brilliant "Emma" series (which, hopefully, will get picked up by ano...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
A Bride's Story 02
Volume 2 introduces the reader to more of Amir's family and the delicate balance of a woman's station in the tribal life. The reader is also introduce...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich
Christopher Krebs's "A Most Dangerous Book" is less about a book and more about the genesis of how ideas can evolve via an elaborate game of telephone...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
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