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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
Since I am known by my friends as a Jane Austen person, SEVENTEEN different people sent me the link to this publishing announcement. Even though the b ...more
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
Keeping Faith

Ugh!! I finished this last night because I couldn't bear to spend another day of my life with this in my purse. So why did I read it? For the
Nov 09, 2008
Nov 06, 2008
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)
Within the acknowledgments at the end of her book, Kady Cross describes her original desire to write The Girl in the Steel Corset as "League of Extrao ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
The Imperfectionists
So... I'm telling you now that my sudden and vehement dislike of Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists is totally irrational and cannot be defended with ...more
Dec 08, 2010
May 21, 2010
The Secret of Lost Things
A literary mystery can be just the thing you need, particularly when you're sick and stuck at home over the weekend as I was, so it was delightful to ...more
Apr 14, 2008
Apr 09, 2008
Hark! A Vagrant
If you have not yet been exposed to then I can only surmise that all the time you've spent on the internet to date has been wasted. G ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)
Whenever I'm at my parents' home, surrounded by the books of my childhood, I will inevitably pick one up and read. This time, I selected the first of ...more
not set
May 14, 2007
Legend (Legend, #1)
Told from the alternating perspectives of two narrators, Legend by Marie Lu is a dystopian YA novel set in Los Angeles that focuses on June and Day, t ...more
Jun 06, 2011
May 25, 2011
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)

Alright. I'm leaving the five star ranking. I've been waffling back and forth to changing it to four, but really, for the creativity alone, thi
Mar 2002
May 14, 2007
The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation, #8)
Here's the thing. If you're at the point where you're reading the SEVENTH of a series in HARDCOVER, you don't really need my review. You're like me; y ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers
Oh dear. Perhaps it's my own failing and there's something I fail to understand about the real motivations for writing, but I find it hard to believe ...more
Feb 07, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
With all the hype surrounding the US publication of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, I was eagerly anticipating Helen Grant's debut. Sadly, the mark ...more
Apr 17, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
For those of you thinking that The Red Pyramid is code for Percy Jackson Does Egypt, I'm here to let you know that you're wrong. Mostly. Well, about 5 ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
While I certainly won't call this the best David Sedaris collection that you can purchase for yourself, I will say that any David Sedaris is worth rea ...more
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
Norwegian Wood
So, clearly I'm missing something. The book that made the list for 1001 Books to Read Before You Die and that reviews seem to rave about can't possibl ...more
Sep 30, 2010
May 20, 2010
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
Go to your calendar and circle September 27th, 2011. Right now. Make whatever preparations you must to ensure that you have the day to yourself. I'm s ...more
Jun 02, 2011
May 26, 2011
Stumbling on Happiness
I was given this book by a friend who likened the style to Alain de Botton. While I don't agree with the comparison, I can understand that the genre b ...more
May 29, 2008
May 27, 2008
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
Book six. My self-imposed "vacation" from this series lasted approximately three days -- long enough for me to read my book club's selected book and n ...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
It's not that I didn't like this book... Okay, that's exactly what it is. But the real issue I had with Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is this: I've eith ...more
Jul 23, 2008
Jul 11, 2008
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
Just when you're convinced that the YA market has been flooded with vampires and fairies, something really interesting comes along... specifically, co ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
Lion in the Valley  (Amelia Peabody, #4)
Perhaps my favorite Amelia Peabody Emerson mystery yet! Elizabeth Peters isn't exactly a brilliant mystery novelist as far as the mystery part is conc ...more
May 30, 2010
May 29, 2010
The Crown of Columbus
The Crown of Columbus was written by Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris, a husband and wife team of authors with Native American roots... sort of... we ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
Without his glasses, my significant other saw this book on my bedside table and mistook it for a box. It is 1443 pages long and its spine is practical ...more
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count
The experience of reading this book in public was not pleasant. I got several poorly-crafted observation jokes of "trying to be more intelligent, eh?" ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
Dragonfly in Amber is the second book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and when you pick it up, you need to accept a few things. I'll spell them o ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume Two (Miss Temple, Doctor Svenson, and Cardinal Chang #1.2)
My review for The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters spans both Volume One and Volume Two, because really, I figure if you're committing yourself to the ...more
Jul 2009
Jun 02, 2009
The Dark Volume
In finishing this book, Dorothy Parker came to mind... "This is not a novel to be tossed lightly aside. It should be thrown with great force."

The grea
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
So... I just surfaced from three days of binge-reading the five published Vampire Academy novels, the best-selling YA series by Richelle Mead featurin ...more
Sep 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Light Boxes
The inhabitants of a town wage war against February itself in an attempt to regain lost seasons, children, and dreams. This was all I knew about Light ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
Iggy Peck, Architect
Iggy Peck is an architect, never mind that he's only in second grade. As a baby, he made a leaning tower of Pisa from diapers and a sphinx head from d ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2008
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