bookshelves

all (6900)
« 1 »

# cover title author rating rating my rating review Down arrow read added
 
23
The Penelopiad: The Myth Of Penelope And Odysseus
3.66
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

This story is from the perspective of “the other” - a marginalized female character in the myth. It is tol
...more
May 10, 2011
Dec 28, 2010
 
19
Willy
4.17
really liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A disturbing and poignant coming of age story with elements of suspense and psychological terror which ver
...more
Apr 17, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
 
28
Wuthering Heights
3.82
it was amazing
4.5 star rating.

Original review with additional information and pictures of the Yorkshire Moors at Layers of Thought.

A classic masterpiece that is an
...more
May 05, 2011
Jul 09, 2010
 
6
Kafka on the Shore
4.13
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A complex, fantastical novel with philosophical musings and literary tropes discussed throughout. Translat
...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 11, 2009
 
3
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.80
it was amazing
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

There is a reason why some novels win multiple awards; this historical fantasy is one example of a book th
...more
Sep 29, 2011
Jun 03, 2009
 
31
The Afflicted Girls
3.65
it was amazing
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Actually 4.5 stars.

When two young friends, both orphans, arrive in Salem MA in 1692, the litigious and imb
...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 11, 2010
 
18
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Original review with additional links posted at Layers of Thought.


A sweet and whimsical tale with images of strength, valor and courage. It’s a poeti
...more
May 12, 2011
May 16, 2010
 
7
The Inverted Forest
3.50
it was amazing
4.5 stars actually - so very close to a five!
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A perfect summer novel for those looking for something with a
...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
35
Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 (Nebula Awards, #12)
3.61
it was amazing
Original and a more complete review posted at Layers of Thought.

An incredible collection of short stories, novelettes, one novella, poetry and more -r
...more
Sep 07, 2011
May 02, 2011
 
40
Those Across the River
3.64
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A historical gothic thriller set during the great depression in the rural south. It has a thread which lin
...more
Nov 04, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
 
41
The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am
3.66
liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A “literary tragicomic” that is translated from Norwegian. It’s a short but challenging read which is at t
...more
Oct 25, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
33
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being
3.84
liked it
2.5 starts actually.

The adage: "getting old is not for sissies" should be the subtitle for this book. Although Weil does so kindly and realistically t
...more
May 24, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
 
16
The Oracle of Stamboul
3.50
it was amazing
4.5 stars actually.
Original review with additional historical bits at Layers of Thought.

A poetic page turning historical début with an unusual and pre
...more
Mar 15, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
21
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
3.94
liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A darkly funny yet introspective and mildly gory novel about a zombie who becomes emotionally human and fa
...more
May 17, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
39
Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe
3.71
really liked it
3.5 stars actually
Original review with links and more posted at Layers of Thought.

An adorable mystery for middle grade readers – especially boys! It h
...more
Sep 27, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
13
A Memory of Wind
3.82
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

This is the sad tale of Iphigenia, the daughter of King Agamemnon. She is sacrificed by her father to the
...more
May 05, 2011
Jun 21, 2010
 
30
The Hobbit: Graphic Novel
4.48
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought in a graphic novel trio review.

3.5 starts actually!

An epic story, with cute and colorful drawings about th
...more
Jul 23, 2011
Aug 30, 2010
 
14
Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant
3.86
really liked it
Original version posted at Layers of Thought with a trio of reviews.

3.5 stars actually!

With gorgeous graphics, this is a sci fi novella for adults or
...more
Apr 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
11
Promises to Keep
4.12
really liked it
4.5 stars actually.

Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

An accessible and life-affirming novella which takes the reader on a trip from the dark
...more
Aug 22, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
17
Trouble and Her Friends
3.84
really liked it
Original review post at Layers of Thought.

A futuristic science fiction novel with underground “noir-ish” themes, which takes the reader on a journey v
...more
Apr 05, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
45
The Wicked Good Stepmother
4.78
really liked it
Original review post at Layers of Thought.

A self published children’s book that gives some insight into issues kids may be facing with their parents t
...more
Feb 28, 2012
Nov 29, 2011
 
8
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
3.91
really liked it
4.5 stars actually

Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A darkly hilarious, and almost unbelievable journalistic journey into how “madness” is d
...more
Jun 15, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
 
1
The Hermetica of Elysium (The Elysium Texts, #1)
4.01
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A historical fantasy set in 1494 Barcelona during the Spanish inquisition. It’s an exciting novel that con
...more
Dec 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
34
Writing Short Stories: The Most Practical Guide
3.17
liked it
2.5 stars actually.

Looking for some basic structure on the short story? This is probably not the book you want.

It does however try and persuade you n
...more
Apr 24, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
 
9
Possession: A Romance
3.88
it was amazing
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A multilayered award winning tale of interwoven romances. Set in two different centuries and connected ing
...more
Apr 2011
Feb 04, 2009
 
5
The Conference of the Birds
4.23
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A lovely hardbound book that is mostly art and a bit of written poetic philosophizing. It’s a rendition of
...more
Nov 30, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
20
The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
4.38
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought in a graphic novel trio review.

An awarding winning novella, that has a dark and lovely rendition of a numb
...more
Jul 30, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
27
Fabulous Faces: From Motivation to Transformation Through Plastic Surgery
3.78
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A concise, easy to read guide for any one who is considering facial plastic surgery and procedures that go
...more
Jun 14, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
29
Secret Legacy (Legacy, #2)
3.61
it was ok
I tried four times to get into this story but this romantic paranormal novel was not something I connected with. The writing is good but for me there ...more
May 20, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
50
A Long, Long Sleep (UniCorp #1)
3.83
really liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A young adult science fiction novel that examines some of the moral issues around the ability to put human
...more
Jan 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2011
Rss infinite More books shelved as 'read-in-2011' »
« previous 1