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"So far the most disappointing thing is that unlike the movie (which I have seen a countless number of times), the book does not have random asides from the Ramayana." Feb 02, 2016 09:29AM

 
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Among Others by Jo Walton
Among Others
by Jo Walton (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2012
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Actual rating: 3.5 stars

This was a strange one. I feel like I am exactly the target audience: I was a quiet girl in high school and was never without a novel to read, and also kept a diary. This book was made for the 15-year-old me. And yet, it still
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After the Apocalypse by Maureen F. McHugh
After the Apocalypse
by Maureen F. McHugh
read in August, 2012
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I have a love/hate relationship with short stories.

I love how much originality it requires to write a really good short story. Character development, scene development, all of it has to take place so quickly, and just when you get comfortable, the s
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Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
"It took me a while to get into this. I was forcing myself to read through the first half of the book. I just didn't 'get' it. The characters seemed forced to me, especially Miriam who seemed all hard angles, no softness. She irritated, and so did..." Read more of this review »
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Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1)
by Chuck Wendig (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2012
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Synopsis:

Miriam Black is an unrepentant sinner. She cusses, smokes, spits, drinks, lies, cheats, steals, and sexes her way across the country.

She also happens to have a super power.

By touching someone's skin, she can tell when they are going to die,
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The Devil's Diadem by Sara Douglass
The Devil's Diadem
by Sara Douglass
read in August, 2012
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The Devil's Diadem is a stand-alone novel by the late Sara Douglass, author of the Wayfarer Redemption trilogy. It takes us to an alternate medieval Europe, around the 12th century. Contrary to the history books, this Europe lies on the brink of demo ...more
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Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder's Arc, #1)
by Jeff Salyards (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2012
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For the right person, this book will be amazing. It has a lot of really great elements - not just blood and guts, but well-choreographed fight scenes, a sentient weapon, a memorable voice, and enough questions to keep the pages turning.

Look, I can ha
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Control Point by Myke Cole
Control Point (Shadow Ops, #1)
by Myke Cole (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2012
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This book is considered "military fantasy." I did not know that was a thing. That might be because I don't consider Malazan or Song of Ice and Fire military fantasy, I consider those high fantasy. When I think "military," I think guns and push ups an ...more
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Ash by Malinda Lo
"I will pick Disney's version of Cinderella over Ash any day and without the slightest hesitation. For a book with such a provocative, potentially controversial premise, Ash is dreadfully, painfully dull and lacking in strong emotion and vibrant ch..." Read more of this review »
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Ash by Malinda Lo
" Awww, I wrote that before I discovered Tanith Lee. How quaint! My bookshelf that is entirely Tanith Lee laughs at past me. "
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Ash by Malinda Lo
Ash
by Malinda Lo (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2012
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EDIT 4 years later: I've learned a lot about sexuality and orientation in the intervening time since reading and reviewing this book. I'm actually a little offended at my own review. Don't hate past me, instead rejoice for how far I've come.

I picked
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Peter S. Beagle
“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Mahatma Gandhi
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway

Frank Herbert
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Oscar Wilde
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

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