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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.80
did not like it
None
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #1)
3.58
did not like it
I liked the setting but couldn't get more than forty pages in due to what I felt to be excessive sexual violence.
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales
3.65
did not like it
Ugh. Listening to this on mp3, but gave up after the second evil black character in a row rolled on to an evil Jew. May try a different translation.

Wa
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Jan 20, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
 
Cold Steel (Spiritwalker, #3)
3.97
Then I remembered that I don't like many of the characters, and actively dislike the romance. It's been long enough since I've read this series that m ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Mar 06, 2013
 
Beacon of Love
3.30
it was ok
Doesn't look like I'm going to get to finish this one. From what I read, it would have been a great Romance for the ages if it were set in 1982. As it ...more
Mar 20, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
 
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
3.95
it was ok
Interesting enough I guess, but didn't really grab me and I ended up giving it back to the library.
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
 
The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)
3.57
did not like it
Yeah, actually I'm done.

I really dislike this book, and almost half is more than enough of a chance. The hero is a controlling asshole who hides infor
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Sep 04, 2016
Mar 08, 2016
 
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)
3.75
it was ok
I got half way through this and then gave up. I liked some of what it was doing, but because it was mostly a straight up retelling of Chinese histocal ...more
Dec 2015
Apr 07, 2015
 
The Demon's Lexicon (The Demon's Lexicon, #1)
3.74
did not like it
Couldn't get into this at all and didn't finish it.
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Force Awakens (Star Wars)
3.73
did not like it
I just decided that life is too short to finish this. I adored the movie, but the writing is sucking the life out of the fun parts, and adding weird s ...more
Feb 03, 2016
Dec 29, 2015
 
Not Quite a Husband
3.88
it was ok
Dropped because of issues with rape (sold as kink in a way that really wasn't my kink).
Aug 10, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
Pegasus (Pegasus, #1)
3.59
it was ok
Didn't finish. It just sort of meandered about with no declarable plot, and considering I'd been spoiled that there was no proper ending and no sequel ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
Lisey's Story by Stephen King Unabridged CD Audiobook..
3.64
So my days of not reading Stephen King are certainly coming to a middle. I actually did really like the voice and the characterisation, and the narrat ...more
Aug 16, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
 
Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War
3.22
did not like it
Did not finish. My interest in the period sadly does not exceed the author's overwrought prose and scattered approach. Back to the library it goes!
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
 
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
4.32
it was ok
Gave up after two hundred pages or so. The plot and characters weren't grabbing me, and while the format was creative, it didn't add to my investment. ...more
Feb 04, 2017
Feb 03, 2017
 
Ovid
3.50
it was ok
Probably really good if you're already into Ovid, but I found it a poor introduction. The author seemed more concerned with proving pet theories and m ...more
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
 
Deadlier than the Pen (Diana Spaulding, #1)
3.44
it was ok
Maybe I was in the wrong mood for this one. I did like the historical details, and tales of real life female reporters from this era, but I wasn't a f ...more
not set
Oct 15, 2012
 
A Blade of Grass
3.64
it was ok
A beautiful setting and I loved the set up, which was part of the problem. I didn't want to read another story, written by a man, about two women unit ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Buried Giant
3.41
I got about half way through, taking many days, and many naps, and today realised that I hadn't touched it in about three days, and mostly didn't care ...more
Jul 17, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
 
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
4.00
did not like it
I gave it 60 pages and gave up. The characters and the world seemed completely lifeless. I get that it's some kind of meta level parody about storytel ...more
Nov 06, 2013
Nov 06, 2013
 
Modern Japanese Diaries: The Japanese at Home and Abroad as Revealed Through Their Diaries
3.69
did not like it
Bailed on this one too. I thought it was going to be excerpts of Japanese diaries from the 1870s thought the 1920s. Instead it was some dude describin ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
4.12
did not like it
I don't mind immortal characters, but I want them to have some connection to the mortal world, not just to hang around being amoral and making fun of ...more
Mar 28, 2016
Mar 26, 2016
 
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
4.02
did not like it
Read about 140 pages and decided that life was too short for this shit.

I don't believe in the world, and I don't like the characters. The author has b
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Sep 10, 2016
Dec 23, 2015
 
The True Story of Canada's War of Extermination on the Pacific
4.00
it was ok
I give up! This book is on a really important topic, but it's so poorly written and organised that you're more or less better off reading the summary ...more
Aug 2015
Jul 28, 2015
 
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
4.03
did not like it
It's really hard to switch from three really good books in a row to a deeply mediocre book, and I didn't end up finishing this one. I only got it in t ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Devil You Know (Felix Castor, #1)
3.80
did not like it
I just couldn't get past the massive exposition dumps. The world building was all well and good, but as of 50 pages, I'd waded through three multi-pag ...more
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
 
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
3.51
it was ok
Saw this one in Science News and thought I might like it. But then when I got it Dad snaked it, and took forever to read it, and I just got it back la ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
After The Ending (The Ending #1)
3.73
did not like it
I read about a hundred pages of this and then gave up in disgust. I liked the centre of the story being friendship between two women, but I didn't act ...more
Aug 24, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
 
Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)
4.05
did not like it
The language was beautiful, but perhaps not as beautiful as it thought it was, and I felt rather sceptical of the "world building." What did me in, in ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Silver Dark Sea
4.09
it was ok
Bailing on this one too (not doing well lately). Basically I got half way through and still wasn't terribly interested in any of the characters or eve ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Aug 01, 2015
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