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The Girl on the Train
liked it
I'm having a hard time writing this review. I liked the book - the writing and plot were excellent. I never saw any of the twists coming so I enjoyed ...more
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Career Together
it was amazing
Another fabulous, thought provoking book by Pamela Slim of Escape from Cubicle Nation fame. What she challenges you to do is not easy; it's literally ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2013
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
liked it
I'm struggling with this review because although on the whole, I liked it, there was much I didn't like.

- I'm a sucker for mashups. The main her
Feb 02, 2018
Jul 30, 2017
The Martian
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! As a kid who dreamed of being an astronaut and having gone through four years of Electrical Engineering in college, this ...more
Oct 17, 2015
Oct 12, 2015
The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1)
it was ok
When I first read this book in the early 80's, it was right after reading LOTR and I loved it. Many years have passed and I decided to give it a try.. ...more
not set
Dec 21, 2013
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
liked it

I liked this was well written and I really liked the view into the life of a historian and researcher...I even found the whole love story re
Dec 05, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
The Casual Vacancy
it was ok
The book was not my cup of tea - to coin the English expression. It was well written, the characters were well drawn, there were great phrases, but my ...more
May 23, 2013
May 13, 2013
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
really liked it
I really liked this book about what it said about the process of making art. The way she has created a community with her fans is something truly amaz ...more
Jul 21, 2017
Sep 13, 2015
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
really liked it
It's interesting that I read this after Robopacolypse and although they are eerily similar, I enjoyed World War Z much more. Some of it may have had t ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2013
Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)
it was amazing
Another great novel from Jim Butcher with all of the things you've come to expect from a Jim Butcher novels - brilliant one-line quips, top notch bant ...more
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
Chapelwood (The Borden Dispatches, #2)
really liked it
I actually liked this book more than I liked its predecessor Maplecroft. I really liked how the story was told from multiple viewpoints; each chapter ...more
Aug 21, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
it was ok
I had a real love/hate relationship with this book. There were parts of it I truly enjoyed, but my biggest problem was I just really couldn't get behi ...more
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 10, 2016
it was amazing
I loved this book, but be warned: if you're expecting something radically different from The Martian, you will be disappointed. It follows the same st ...more
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
Fire & Blood (A Song of Ice and Fire)
liked it
As many people have said, this reads like a history book. It's to Game of Thrones what the Silmarillion was to The Lord of The Rings. For what it was, ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2018
Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches, #1)
liked it
I enjoyed the tie-in with Lizzie Borden and the world of H.P. Lovecraft, but I have to say I found the book leaving me wanting. I have no clear idea o ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 27, 2015
The Mongoliad: Book Two (Foreworld, #2)
liked it
I was not overly enthralled with this book. I think it suffered from the "second book syndrome" where the initial problem has been established in the ...more
not set
Aug 27, 2013
Travels in the Scriptorium
did not like it
What a waste of time...I know that it was trying to be thought provoking about the meaning of existence, self, and memory, but nothing happens. I don' ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
it was amazing
I really liked this book. It is more a series of small episodes connected to the greater arc. Although I'm usually attracted to plot and action, the r ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2018
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
liked it
This book is clearly target for young adult can it not be? Love is outlawed and the main character is resolute that she won't fall in love ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Bloodshot (Cheshire Red Reports, #1)
really liked it
I really this book I think in part because I'm drawn to smart ass characters (e.g., Harry Dresden, Mark Whitney) and Raylene Pendle fit the bill perfe ...more
Aug 28, 2016
Sep 04, 2016
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
it was amazing
I don't know how he does it, but I swear Jim Butcher is writing just for me with all sorts of inside jokes just for me. Maybe I'm too like Harry's cha ...more
not set
Oct 09, 2012
The Skin Map (Bright Empires, #1)
really liked it
I liked this story quite a bit. The light tone, irreverent tone in the beginning chapters drew me in and by the time the tone became darker, I was alr ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
The Ruins
it was ok
For me, it was hard to feel very scared with this book. Without giving too much away, it felt like the protagonists were in trapped in an artificial s ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
really liked it
It was a fascinating read that let me look inside the mind of someone I admire greatly. Yes, it's full of geek references and it was fascinating to he ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)
liked it
Pretty much a book version of a Castle episode - if you like Castle, you'll like the book. I listened to it on CD and although the reader was good, I ...more
not set
Oct 09, 2012
The Mongoliad: Book One (Foreworld, #1)
liked it
In general, I liked much about it - good detail, good pace, and I liked the changing of perspective/story. But one thing I absolutely hate is a book t ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, #1)
really liked it
I liked this - it was MUCH better than the movie...I know the movie needed to focus on the action part, but this was much better and more "realistic" ...more
Nov 08, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
it was amazing
I think that each Dresden book gets better and better! This is the usual thrill ride full of wisecracks and unexpected twists and turns! Got to love i ...more
Jun 07, 2013
May 23, 2013
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)
liked it
I liked this book, but I kind of felt like it started slow as he tried to introduce all of the characters and the world. Once it got going, it was muc ...more
Sep 06, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
The Vision
it was ok
A completely decent and suspenseful supernatural mystery - it was far better than the last two books I read.
not set
Aug 16, 2012
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