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The Bluest Eye
This was the most desperately painful book I've ever read. As such, I think everyone should be required to read it.

This is part of what fiction is sup...more
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Sep 11, 2008
Larklight (Larklight, #1)
It's the steampunkiest!
This book was so much fun. Literally my only complaint is a few things at the end seemed wrapped up a little improbably. But wa...more
Sep 14, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Starcross (Larklight, #2)
Well, I got this sequel to Larklight expecting to like it slightly less than the first novel. Boy was I surprised! I liked it more - a rare thing in m...more
Sep 17, 2008
Sep 10, 2008

Finished 7-31. Technically 8-1. Book hangover!

I can't say enough good things about this book.

I'm sure all the reviews here are enough plot sum...more
Aug 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Very fun and interesting - and now I don't touch anything when I go outside. Ever.
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
There Is No Dog
**spoiler alert** This was both fun and funny at times, but I was so disappointed by the general trend of things and the end. Why exactly did I just w...more
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
This book! A lesson to me: don't judge books prematurely.
The back/inside cover of these reads like the worst stereotype of a sci-fi novel - lots of n...more
Aug 09, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
Many of things I thought I knew about mental illness and drugs are apparently not true. For instance, depressed people do not have lower level of sera...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
Woman on the Edge of Time
I need to reread this. I've thought about it often since reading it the first time. I especially always think of Piercy's word "per" as a singular gen...more
Oct 2008
Oct 17, 2008
The Big Sleep
Dear God. Did you know you could get cooler just from listening to an audio book? Elliot Gould, man, you gots da skillz. Listening to this for an hour...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 09, 2013
Rage Is Back
This book is exciting. The writing is exciting! It's hysterical and strange is it breaks the fourth wall and it's irreverant and lovely. Really enjoyi...more
Mar 17, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2)
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
The Maltese Falcon
Very good, and also very annoying.

The writing made me very happy at some points. But the ridiculous chauvinism was so off putting that it dimmed my en...more
Apr 14, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
Graffiti Moon
When I got a little ways into this book, I thought I had it all figured out. Boy is going to spend evening with girl, girl is searching for boy she's...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
There were some big issues I had with this book, editing-wise... Jillette says up front it's "rambly" but that does not encompass it. He jumps from th...more
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Aug 13, 2013
True (. . . Sort Of)
Delly used to wake up each day with a smile on her face - and there wasn't much you could do to knock it off. But these days it seems like all she hea...more
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
The Universe in Miniature in Miniature
There's a tab that says "THIS BOOK turns into..."

and the inside cover says "a 15 planet mini-mobile!

And sure enough you can cut out the planets on th...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Not Exactly a Love Story
LOVED this book.

The main character is a young man going through some crap, although dealing fairly well. He could use a break, or something good. Lik...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
This was just charming. I loved the quotes from letters from Charles to Emma and vice versa. The author has done marvelous job pulling all of her vast...more
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
This was charming. It's a 20-somethings growing up and finding out what's important and who they are sort of quirky novel. Romancey, but not really ch...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
The Song of the Quarkbeast (The Last Dragonslayer, #2)
Fun so far. Perhaps I should read the first one? :)

I keep having to remind myself the main character is a girl.

This book was very fun. All through tho...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye (Enola Holmes Mysteries, #6)
I think this was the final Enola Holmes book... I'm reading them way out of order. But that doesn't matter - they're wonderful.

Enola wants to discover...more
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
My Favorite Band Does Not Exist
Weird, and in the end, rather unsatisfying.

Two girls and two guys in separate realities have weird connections with one another.

One boy thinks he's g...more
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
I don't always go in for books in verse - too many of them previously have struck me as "those are just sentences why are you putting in weird line br...more
Nov 22, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life
This book was *so* great. A really awesome nutshell history of planetology and astronomy, and a lot of different ideas about alien life to chew on. Gr...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
September Girls
I wanted to like this book more than I did. There were some things about it I really liked, for instance, how the situation with Sam's mother is handl...more
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
The Wasteland, Prufrock and Other Poems
Re-read this again because I am reading "Constellation of Genuis" and that centers around Joyce and Eliot. Prufrock is one of my favorites but I didn'...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Rules of Civility
This book is one of those novels that makes you want to keep a notebook near you, so you can write down all the terribly witty and wonderful things pe...more
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May 17, 2012
Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable-And Couldn't
Steve Volk takes the difficult - and, I think, admirable - position that we just do not have all the answers yet. Human psychology is such that we don...more
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
"Regular fiction"... in that there is no fantasy or sci/fi or magical realism. It's certainly not a usual sort of story. Jazz goes through what most t...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
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