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Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart
"How narrow of a category is steampunk? Thought not really set in any time period, it seems to fit with the general idea of steampunk -- a non-technological era infused with fantastic technologies that, in all reality, will never be successfully in..." Read more of this review »
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Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor
"Your average juvenile fiction quest fantasy, except that the protagonist is female (somewhat rare), she's brown-skinned (much rarer), and her world is based on an African rather than European or Asian model (very rare indeed). Interesting worldbui..." Read more of this review »
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Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor
Zahrah the Windseeker
by Nnedi Okorafor (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2011
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I love seeing a book with a dark-skinned, female protagonist! Yes yes yes. And great, supportive cover art to boot. The plot was fine and the characters were solid, although the dialogue was a little stilted/heavy-handed and unbelievable sometimes. I ...more
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The Places in Between by Rory Stewart
The Places in Between
by Rory Stewart
read in December, 2010
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle  by Barbara Kingsolver
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I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I have felt that Kingsolver's more successful fiction stories have been a little over-the-top in their preachiness, despite her very poetic writing style. However, this book is set up to be ...more
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
"I know without a doubt that I would have loved the Weetzie Bat books if I'd read them in high school or college when I was an alterna-chick who scoured thrift stores for cool vintage clothes and went to underground clubs every night with gorgeous..." Read more of this review »
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Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
read in January, 2009
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This book was just so bizarre, I still don't know what to think of it. I don't feel like anything was really resolved by the end, so I'm left feeling frustrated, which isn't a great way to end a book.
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