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by Anna Cowan (Goodreads Author)
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"I probably shouldn't be starting Yet Another Book, but never mind that. I'm intrigued so far -- it's actually reminding me of Alec from Swordspoint more than anything, with a touch of Guy Gavriel Kay's Diarmuid type." Jan 02, 2014 05:20PM

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Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
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As warned by a friend, the ideas here are pretty fascinating -- the book might be fifteen years behind in terms of science, but there's nothing inherently ridiculous about the idea based on the scientific knowledge of the time -- but the actual narra...more
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Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
Rose Daughter
by Robin McKinley
read in October, 2014
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Definitely not my favourite of McKinley's works -- I thought I'd like it more than Beauty, and in one sense I do, in that something that bothers me about the ending of Beauty is addressed here and a different sort of ending written. I like the world,...more
"Journey into Mystery and Young Avengers. "
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The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane
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The Old Ways was, for me, a bit like reading Richard Fortey's work. Non-fiction that I'm not necessarily very interested in, but which is beautifully written, lyrical, literate. It wasn't boring at all -- meditative, perhaps. Sometimes Macfarlane's a...more
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Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga, #1)
by Lois McMaster Bujold (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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I liked Shards of Honour more than I did the first time I read it, even though I'm sticking with my original three star rating. It's fun, and this time I did get more wrapped up in it, in following the politics and in following Cordelia and Aral as t...more
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Loki by Al Ewing
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I think I needed more of Journey into Mystery and general Thor comics to really understand what's going on here, but it's a fun ride anyway. It continues the kid!Loki storyline -- except he's all grown up now, thanks to Billy Kaplan of the Young Aven...more
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Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut
by Kurt Vonnegut
read in October, 2014
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Galapagos is a fun read, playful; for a book about the end of the world, it's certainly more humorous and light-hearted than most, except perhaps Good Omens. The narration is fun -- the narrator is pretty much a character, but also pretty much omnisc...more
Nikki and 10 other people liked Mariel's review of Maiden Castle:
Maiden Castle by John Cowper Powys
Lovie had divined the fact, after one glance at that majestic, nebulous, sickly-looking face bending down to pick up that bit of paper, that here was someone who treated existence exactly as she did, that is to say, who regarded what you were pret...
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Nikki and 7 other people liked Sam Quixote's review of Wytches #1 (Wytches, #1):
Wytches #1 by Scott Snyder
"This sounds like it should be the best comic of the month. Scott Snyder reteaming with his Batman: The Black Mirror artist Jock for a series called Wytches AND it’s launching just weeks before Halloween? And I did like Wytches #1, sort of, but I w..." Read more of this review »
Superman by Kurt Busiek
"It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no – it’s that rarest of beasts: a good Superman book!

Whether or not you enjoy this book comes down to how you feel about classic Superman. By that I mean classic outfit, demeanour, and world setting – he isn’t the dick..." Read more of this review »
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Jack Kerouac
“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Douglas Adams
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Stephen King
“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

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