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The Mirror of Her Dreams (Mordant's Need, #1)
3.91
did not like it
In a word: Boring. Prolix.

In two words: glacial plotting. Unsympathetic characters.

In five words: Pathetic, colorless, wimpy uninteresting heroine.

I'
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Dec 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
The Blight of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood, #2)
4.16
did not like it
Halfway in and I don't think i want to bother finishing. Still don't care about the main characters. And frankly, the blatant religious overtones are ...more
May 22, 2013
May 19, 2013
 
Wisdom's Kiss
3.08
did not like it
I love this author's contemp YA's so was eager to try her fantasy.

I am very sorry to say this book drove me crazy. I'm 2/3 of the way through and it'
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Feb 2012
Oct 03, 2011
 
Clockwork Heart (Clockwork Heart, #1)
3.78
it was ok
Two thirds of the way into the book, when the heroine has discovered who the villain is and that he has murdered several people, the villain asks the ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2012
 
A Dark and Stormy Murder (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery, #1)
4.08
did not like it
This didn't work for me.

1. The heroine has met a suspected murderer four times and the first time he was an obnoxious ass. Now she believes he's innoc
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Sep 02, 2016
Jul 15, 2016
 
An Available Man
3.53
did not like it
I gave this book the 73 page test and it didn't pass. I was bored. I read the last ten pages and decided to read books that interested me more.

The pro
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Feb 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Hollow World
3.74
did not like it
Gah! I'm glad the kickstarter had ended when I discovered it. Based on how much I enjoyed Sullivan's Riyria series, I would have supported it.

Sadly, t
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Aug 28, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home
3.80
liked it
It says a lot about today's political climate that when I read how Amy and Bruno had an argument about climate change (she's a believer, he's not) and ...more
Apr 09, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
 
10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days!
4.12
it was ok
The reason you lose weight drinking these smoothies is because that's ALL you eat/drink: 3 smoothies/day. And it ain't much!! The average is 1 handful ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
Paladin (Paladin, #1)
4.06
did not like it
An author I like wrote a nice review of this book so I got it from the library, fortunately. Otherwise I would have been furious at having paid money ...more
Dec 06, 2016
Dec 04, 2016
 
Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1)
3.79
did not like it
SPOILERS!!

Why didn't I like this book? Evil Being who is responsible for many deaths and wants to control the kingdom *could* have been killed by one
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Jun 03, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
Rustic Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Backyard Décor from Trellises to Tree Swings, Stone Steps to Stained Glass
3.31
liked it
The book is nicely organized and has lots of useful high quality pictures illustrating the steps involved in making the various projects. I picked it ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
 
Broken Homes (Peter Grant, #4)
4.16
it was ok
WTF????? I hate, really HATE, unfinished books.

The ending sucked. It just stops in the middle of no-effing-where.

I love the narrator, I like Peter Gr
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May 24, 2014
May 24, 2014
 
The Human Division (Old Man's War, #5)
4.07
it was ok
A HUGE disappointment.

Don't get me wrong. It's well-written and entertaining and I liked the characters, but this is really an anthology of connected
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May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
 
Lightspeed Magazine, February 2015
3.49
it was amazing
I thought it was brilliant, but then, I don't mind profanity. I'm surprised that some of the reviewers were put off by it. It felt true to the world t ...more
not set
Apr 27, 2016
 
On the Road With Ellison, Vol. 1
3.83
liked it
This contains clips from various speaking engaggements.

I did get to hear him speak once at LA Con IV. I thought the hall he spoke in would be full so
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Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
 
Servant of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane #1)
3.68
did not like it
This is a romance, not a fantasy. That's important because there's a huge difference between the two and can result in incorrect expectations, which l ...more
Mar 25, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
 
Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #1)
3.77
did not like it

The heroine does one stupid thing after another. And the stupid things she did got stupider, as in LIFE-ENDANGERING. As a way of moving the plot along
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Aug 06, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
 
Asking for Trouble (Fran Varady, #1)
3.60
did not like it
The biggest problem was the main character, who was a tedious idiot.


SPOILERS!!

She's sure who the killer is and does really dumb things! She continuall
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not set
Jun 29, 2012
 
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.12
really liked it
I was wary of reading another book of "Secret Society Protects Humans From Evil Supernaturals". I mean, that's been done to death. But I was pleasantl ...more
Oct 05, 2017
Feb 23, 2012
 
The Goblin Emperor
4.04
really liked it
A nice character driven book. I was afraid this was going to be a horribly angsty book about a bullied outsider, and it is, except for the "horrible" ...more
Jan 30, 2015
Nov 07, 2014
 
The Waking Land (The Waking Land, #1)
3.38
did not like it
I deserve 10 fucking stars for getting 3/4 of the way in. The heroine, who starts as a whiny entitled cock-sure immature brat shows zero growth and ge ...more
Aug 13, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
 
The Wizard Hunters (The Fall of Ile-Rien, #1)
3.96
it was amazing
This is the first book in my all-time favorite trilogy. I've read it numerous times and it's on my short list if comfort reads.
I am so glad this tril
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not set
Aug 17, 2009
 
Polymer Clay Techniques Book
4.01
really liked it
Good reference for the beginning sculptor. A lot of this material can be found on the internet (youtube and pinterest) but this is a very handy guide ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
 
Fairy Garden Handbook
3.46
it was ok
This book is for people who have kids and/or who are very new to fairy gardening. It contains lots of high quality pics, but not many of inspiring/int ...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Shadows
3.66
it was ok
The book drew me in, but god, it went along in a stream-of-consciousness manner (with many parentheses) which ended up making me a little crazy. For a ...more
Oct 04, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.79
it was ok
This book offered me one good tip: discard by category (ALL clothes, books linens, etc), not by room.

And she stated something wise: organizing stuff j
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Feb 16, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
Britt-Marie Was Here
4.07
it was ok
I liked A Man Called Ove. This one, not so much. The character has OCD and mostly just annoyed me. Part of it could have been the reader.

Also, the I d
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Mar 29, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
 
The Vicious Vet (Agatha Raisin, #2)
3.74
did not like it
I'm glad I tried this because I've always wondered if I would like this series. I don't. Agatha is an unpleasant protagonist and I don't need to encou ...more
Mar 03, 2016
Mar 03, 2016
 
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)
4.61
liked it
It was a fun book but it was hard to remember who the characters were since it's been more than a year since the second book came out. I had to listen ...more
Mar 18, 2018
Jan 26, 2018
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