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When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
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I wanted to like this book -- I really did, but I didn't. It was sadly predictable, and generally there wasn't a lot in the way of a plot to even guess at. The characters honestly just got on my nerves. I kept hoping it might get better and then sudd ...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Neil Gaiman is always a pleasure. I love his quirky and dreamy style. The story seems simple but the more you think about it the better it gets. It is a wonderful fairy tale about the nature of reality, memory, child and adulthood. The imagery and at ...more
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Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
Tigerman
by Nick Harkaway (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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This book was not what I was expecting. It was a big departure from other books by the same author that I have read. In some ways, it was less entertaining, but there were definitely important issues and interesting characters that were very memorabl ...more
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Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon by Mark Hodder
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Not quite as good as the other books in my opinion but not entirely bad. The way the war was dealt with struck me as a bit too silly for such a serious subject. I mean pea bombs, seriously? Is he a plants vs zombies fan? We lost so many good characte ...more
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The Secret of Abdu El-Yezdi by Mark Hodder
The Secret of Abdu El-Yezdi (Burton & Swinburne, #4)
by Mark Hodder (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Loved this one. It was better than the last one, which felt a bit weak and unbeleivable at times. This had a much tighter plot and all the characters I loved were back, well most of them. The vampire thing was a bit weird and out of place for me but ...more
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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Buddha in the Attic
by Julie Otsuka
read in January, 2015
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I didn't really like it. It felt like characters were just floating by or slipping through your fingers. There wasn't really anything you could grab on to and there was no conclusion or ending at all really. Most people just ended up as loose ends an ...more
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“I went down like a drunken cowgirl trying to line dance to Metallica.”
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“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
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“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
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“The only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort.”
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