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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
3.28
really liked it
There's an old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in which Calvin, like he is wont to do, goes off on a particularly wild flight of fancy about T-rexes fly ...more
Apr 02, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
4.03
really liked it
Club Dead for me is where the Sookie Stackhouse series really starts getting its feet under it. Things are definitely not well between Sookie and her ...more
Sep 30, 2008
not set
not set
Sep 30, 2008
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.59
it was amazing
I can solidly say that my acquisition of The Forest of Hands and Teeth is entirely the work of John Scalzi's Big Idea posts that have been prominently ...more
Nov 03, 2014
not set
Mar 11, 2009
 
Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)
3.55
really liked it
I never got into Richard Castle's Derek Storm novels, because I try to avoid things that hit bestseller status--in no small part because I've had one ...more
Oct 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
Witch Fire (Elemental Witches, #1)
3.76
it was ok
There is an audience for Anya Bast's Witch Fire, but unfortunately I am not it.

Here's the Not My Cup of Tea part: this is one of those paranormal roma
...more
Jul 15, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2)
3.62
did not like it
Okay, I'd known that Ian Fleming is on record as having been a racist and sexist bastard, but somehow I had managed to not really notice that much the ...more
Feb 04, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Aristoi
3.99
really liked it
Read this one recently on the strength of a friend's recommendation, and was rather glad I did; it's one of the more unusual SF novels I've had the pl ...more
Sep 14, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
Dog Days (Dog Days, #1)
3.54
liked it
On paper, Dog Days seems like it's tailor-made for me: it's an urban fantasy starring a musician, a guitar player named Mason who much prefers his mus ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, #6)
3.81
it was ok
I had high hopes for The Laughter of Dead Kings, the sixth and final installment of Elizabeth Peters' Vicky Bliss series. I've loved the Vicky books a ...more
Oct 12, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
 
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
4.54
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I am a diehard Dresden Files fan, and with each successive book, I've gone in expecting to be thoroughly entertained. This time arou ...more
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
 
Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man
3.61
it was ok
As I've posted about on my journal earlier, the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, completely sold me on being a Doctor Who fan at last. And as I ha ...more
Mar 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3)
3.90
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Black Powder War has a definite "middle of a series" flavor about it--not unlike trying to read one of the Aubrey-Maturins. It reads ...more
Feb 2013
not set
Dec 22, 2008
 
Ammie, Come Home
3.93
liked it
This is a re-read for me, of course--any one of Barbara Michaels' books would be. But what with being sick this weekend, I felt myself in profound nee ...more
Mar 03, 2008
not set
not set
Dec 22, 2008
 
Interred with Their Bones (Kate Stanley, #1)
3.43
it was ok
I have a confession to make, and it is this: I am simultaneously repelled by and attracted to books that shamelessly mention The Da Vinci Code in thei ...more
Feb 04, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
 
Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, #5)
4.01
it was ok
Decided to give Julie Garwood a go since she'd been recommended to me, but apparently I picked the wrong book or something, because Slow Burn mostly j ...more
Mar 02, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Shakespeare's Counselor (Lily Bard, #5)
3.90
liked it
The fifth (and to my knowledge, last--I don't know if any more are forthcoming) Lily Bard book is almost more about developments in Lily's life than i ...more
Aug 07, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Infected (Infected, #1)
3.84
it was ok
I wanted to like this book. I was ready to let it entertain me with its creepy-sounding premise: alien spores infecting hapless human beings and turni ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody, #18)
4.13
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Last year when I read Elizabeth Peters' The Serpent on the Crown, I'd remarked that it really rather felt like someone else had ghos ...more
Jun 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Finders Keepers
3.93
it was ok
Finders Keepers, by Linnea Sinclair, is the love child of a romance novel and an SF one. It's set in space, sure--but at heart, it's really a romance. ...more
Jun 09, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
4.01
really liked it
The fifth installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead as a Doornail, was one I didn't care as much for the first time through. On re-reading it, ...more
Oct 02, 2008
not set
Oct 02, 2008
 
The Queen's Bastard (Inheritors' Cycle, #1)
3.12
it was amazing
There are times when I read a book so well-put together, so deliciously complex, and so generally OH-MY-inducing that I despair of ever trying to writ ...more
May 10, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
Strangers
3.65
really liked it
When one is accustomed to the trends of American fantasy novels, it's a refreshing shock to the system to come across a clean, spare little book like ...more
Sep 18, 2007
Dec 22, 2008
 
The Spymaster's Lady
4.03
liked it
I read this one after seeing it lauded on Smart Bitches Trashy Books as a sterling example of an author portraying non-English dialogue very well. Sin ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Dec 20, 2010
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.48
did not like it
With all of the fuss I've seen made over Lev Grossman's The Magicians, I feel like I rather missed something--because I outright loathed this book. An ...more
May 13, 2011
Oct 14, 2010
 
Tribute
3.92
really liked it
Every time I go into a Nora Roberts book, I expect to not be very surprised. And this isn't exactly fair of me, because while yes, we're talking roman ...more
May 15, 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Heart of Light (Magical British Empire, #1)
3.02
it was ok
I wanted to like this book. I really did. But I've got the same issue with it that I did with Jane Lindskold's The Buried Pyramid: i.e., loved the con ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
Smoke and Shadows (Tony Foster #1)
3.78
liked it
For those of you who are fans of the Vicki Nelson "Blood" series by Tanya Huff, the "Smoke" series is a followup trilogy to that--starring Tony, the f ...more
Jul 27, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Sacred Sins (D.C. Detectives, #1)
3.82
it was ok
Sacred Sins is one of Nora Roberts' late 80's-era novels, and for me at least, it falls somewhat flat compared to her later work. The elements are cer ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
Only His (Only Series, #1)
4.00
liked it
Let's talk Elizabeth Lowell Old West romance!

Willow Moran is heading west in search of her missing brother Matt, last heard from on his way to a gold
...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1)
3.91
liked it
Murder With Peacocks is the very first of the Meg Langslows, one of those "amateur sleuth" sorts of series. Meg is a blacksmith, of all things--which ...more
May 06, 2006
Dec 22, 2008
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