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Advent (Advent Trilogy #1)
3.14

Oh, no. I didn't enjoy this for a moment, and yet, if you'd told me there was a book written by someone with an excellent command of language, that ma...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
The Magic (The Secret, #3)
4.15

I very much subscribe to this stuff. I like it a lot, and it has completely changed my life. That's the disclaimer here. If it's not your thing and yo...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
Buzz Aldrin, waar ben je gebleven?
4.03

The best book I've read this year, and in the top ten of books I have ever read. The English title is 'Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Co...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 31, 2012
 
The Tulip Touch
3.57

An exceptionally well-crafted book that presents very frank and uncomfortable truths about the way we all, from children, to schools, to social servic...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms
4.18

So, I read a lot of 'things like this', of the motivational, you can do anything, sort of thing, and the nice thing with this is that Laporte has also...more
May 05, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
Wonder
4.42

I was genuinely surprised by how much I didn't like this. I didn't find it moving or touching or anything like that - the 'honesty' of the voice grate...more
Jan 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
A Fantasy of Dr. Ox
3.37

Quiquendone is a self-sufficient land of barley-sugar and whipped cream. Already, I am hungry, and happy. Gloriously, this state of affairs was to con...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
 
Secrets of the Lost Races: New Discoveries of Advanced Technology in Ancient Civilizations
4.05

As far as I'm concerned, you have to go at books like this all out, with full suspension of disbelief and a great willingness to accept an awful lot o...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
A Walk in Wolf Wood (Modern Classic)
3.76

A re-read from childhood again. I had completely forgotten what this book actually was - I read it very young, and I remember that I thought very high...more
May 28, 2013
May 28, 2013
 
Oh, Abigail
5.00

I can't emphasise enough how much I loved this book when I was little. It's fascinating, in a sense, because there weren't any other books I knew of a...more
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
 
The Screwtape Letters
4.18

I'd not read any of C. S. Lewis' writings on religion, but, having enjoyed this considerable, I shall search them out.

I was best pleased by the pitch...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
 
Rivers of London (Peter Grant, #1)
3.92

This was a solid, enjoyable, unusual four-star read until I got to the denouement where I threw my hands in the air and shouted THIS IS SO GREAT and s...more
Mar 03, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
The Wasp Factory
3.87

I'd avoided reading this book for a really long time, because everyone told me how miserable and depressing it was. I wish I hadn't done that. It is g...more
Aug 08, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
The Road
3.94

One of those books that surprised me by being very nearly as good as everyone said it was. Also by being every bit as grim as people said it was. I sk...more
Oct 02, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
The Gemini Factor
2.20

A re-read from my youth. I read this when I came out, which would make me five, which would explain why it had such a peculiar effect on me. I remembe...more
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise
3.97

The honesty is probably the most commendable and difficult thing about this book. It rather makes you realise how sugarcoated and wrapped up most acco...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
 
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
2.88
I really enjoyed the first half or so of this. Really, a lot. I laughed oh-so-much at plenty of it; there were some particularly enjoyable characters...more
Oct 04, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
 
Talking Heads
4.23

One of my absolute favourites, life-changingly good. A collection of six monologues, which I first came across when my English teacher wrangled them i...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House (The Sandman #2)
4.44

The best thing about this series for me so far is that it really uses the comic format for everything it can possibly accomplish. It's so incredibly f...more
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
4.34

Years and years I've been meaning to read this. I was fortunate enough to have been paid in Amazon vouchers for some freelancing when the epic box set...more
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
 
Oddfellow's Orphanage
3.50

This book defines delight. The stories are simple, sweet and outlined with enough detail that the world of Oddfellow's Orphanage is full and rich but...more
Apr 02, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Younger Next Year for Women
3.92

So, yes, the tone is a bit much sometimes. But at other times, it's what pulls you through. If you don't hate the first couple of chapters, just go wi...more
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.61

I liked the end of this book, even if I couldn't quite square some of the logistics of it on first read (and, indeed, on second). But with this book,...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)
3.29

There are no two ways about it: I really enjoyed listening to this book. The audiobook, read spectacularly Bridgetly by Samantha Bond. Granted, I hear...more
Oct 23, 2013
Nov 06, 2013
 
Katie, the Fisherman's Little Daughter
2.00

My great-grandmother won this book as a school prize in 1890, and she wrapped it up beautifully in brown paper so's not to spoil the cover, and had ob...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
4.23

I just...I really want to like these books. I really, really like Patrick Ness very much indeed. I love his style of writing, the pace he throws into...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
 
Under the Dome
3.88

Probably my favourite Stephen King read so far, but oh my, what a difficult, miserable, exhausting, and yet somehow brilliant read this is.

I love, lo...more
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
A Tolkien Treasury
4.02

I suppose Tolkien-works were my first fandom, and in the very early internet days, when I was about 14, I spent an inordinate amount of time trawling...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
3.81

I got this as part of a bundle, and just sat down thinking I'd read one of the stories and have this as an ongoing book of short stories, to punctuate...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
 
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
3.92

My favourite thing about this book is that it has an awful lot of words in it, with very little space between them. It reminds me of the stranger Vict...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
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