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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
not set
Mar 22, 2012
Cold Steel (Spiritwalker, #3)
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
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
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 Demon's Lexicon (The Demon's Lexicon, #1)
Couldn't get into this at all and didn't finish it.
not set
Mar 22, 2012
Not Quite a Husband
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)
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
Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #1)
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
Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War
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
The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales
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.

Jan 20, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
Ovid: The Poet and His Work
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)
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
The Devil You Know (Felix Castor, #1)
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
A Blade of Grass
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 School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
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
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
Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)
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 Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
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 Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
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
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