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"There are too many balls up in the air. I can't keep track of them all, and it's making it not as fun. Heist novels are supposed to be fun!" 1 hour, 47 min ago

 
Horns
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"First thing: whoa. Second thing: it seems that Mr. Hill has inherited his more famous parent's talent for storytelling. Different tones, but equally compelling." 23 hours, 50 min ago

 
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"I think I'm going to bookhop so I don't stall in my reading. Will probably come back to this over the weekend." Nov 20, 2014 08:15PM

 

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Ashley is 75% done with Star Wars: There are too many balls up in the air. I can't keep track of them all, and it's making it not as fun. Heist novels are supposed to be fun!
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Star Wars: Scoundrels
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Ashley is 46% done with Star Wars: Han and Lando are coming off a little flat. Not as rascally as they should be. Now that I think about it, maybe that's why I was so much less interested in Han and Leia in the Thrawn books. Can Zahn just not write good rascal? More data is needed.
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Horns by Joe Hill
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The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham
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I liked this better than the first one, especially at the end. This was bound to happen since I'm spending so much time with these characters, and Abraham is a consistent, talented writer. The first half continued a lot of the issues I had with the f ...more
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
"This is not a comedy book.

I mean, it's funny. Amy Poehler can't write a book and not be funny, because she's Amy fuckin' Poehler. But (and this is not the first time I'm going to compare the two memoirs) where Tina Fey's Bossypants contained humo..." Read more of this review »
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Valerie Anne is on page 344 of 662 of The Name of the Wind: Why do I love reading about people learning about magic so much? He's basically attending a hella-complicated version of Hogwarts University and I'm like TELL ME MORE ABOUT HOW TO USE RUNES TO FUSE BRICKS TOGETHER.
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The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp
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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
In Real Life
by Cory Doctorow
read in November, 2014
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Read this all in one go before work this morning. I totally loved it. It deserves a full review, which I will hopefully write soon. But in the meantime, definitely check this one out.

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Tales from Temerant)
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I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Like, there should be a GIF of Will Ferrell as Mugatu making that face with his big hair right here in this review, only I'm too upset to actually find and put it here. And I feel like the ridiculousness of that im ...more
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2011 Reading Challenge
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