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The Monk
it was amazing
O Father Ambrosio, stop Monking around!

This book was quite a surprise. Yes, there are all sorts of hypocritical Monk-y debauchery and lustful, euphemi
Feb 05, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon #1)
really liked it
This book has Killer Robot Chimpanzees. (I'm not sure how I forgot to mention them the first time around.) If that's not enough for you, read on...

I h
Mar 29, 2010
Dec 11, 2009
A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1)
really liked it
I dropped one star because of one major flaw, discussed after my nostalgia trip discovering this book…

Two weeks ago it was a beautiful warm afternoon,
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
Those Who Hunt the Night (James Asher, #1)
it was ok
Being a vampire is hard! Hambly has created some of the most interesting vampire mythology and characterization I've ever experienced. It was worth re ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
The Call of Cthulhu
it was amazing
First rule of Cthulhu: No one knows about Cthulhu.

Except, of course, all fans of SF/F should read the original Cthulu short story that is still inspir
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
The Boneshaker
really liked it
A fun, fantastical YA story about standing your ground especially when you are at a crossroads, and a strong analytical girl who needs to be brave eno ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 15, 2010
really liked it
As long as there is something happening with Dracula at the heart of the action, the story is riveting and sensational. When the characters decide to ...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
The Mount
really liked it
Such a funny little book. I bought the book partly because of the cover. I was expecting something more grim. Also, I'm labeling this one as YA, even ...more
Mar 2011
Dec 12, 2009
The Little Prince
it was ok
Two stars because lots of SF/F writers have been inspired by The Little Prince. Inspiration should be respected, even if I'm not inspired by the same ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
it was amazing
Part of my May/June British Invasion.

Five stars to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, four stars to Through the Looking Glass, because I j
Jun 29, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy, #1)
it was ok
I feel so guilty giving this book 2-stars. If I were a bookseller or a librarian or someone who is suggesting books to other folks, it would easily be ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Bull Running for Girls
really liked it
I like horror stories. They offer you a glimpse into a terrifying world that you will hopefully never experience. After the story is done, I can conti ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
James and the Giant Peach
really liked it
Only after finishing James and the Giant Peach did I discover that it is one of the most frequently challenged books in US libraries. I was straining ...more
May 03, 2010
May 01, 2010
Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)
it was ok
First time reading manga - for my book challenge. Even though it's in English, you read it back to front and follow right to left!

I've re
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction
it was ok
I'm afraid to admit that I'm abandoning this anthology. I seem to be in the wrong demographic. All the stories appear to be fantasy, and very squarely ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
really liked it
This mini-review is really for both The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity and The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man.

So, I picked these
Jun 12, 2011
May 22, 2011
Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Time of Your Life (Season 8, #4)
it was amazing
I've been having a crappy couple of days, so it was really nice to get to read the best of the Season 8 bunch. I needed some Whedonesque snark. I'm di ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 01, 2011
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
really liked it
Sometimes I really mourn the end of a story. You grow to love the characters, know their flaws and relish in their world. I guess this is where fan-fi ...more
Apr 08, 2010
Oct 20, 2009
The City & the City
liked it
Part of my May "British Invasion" month.

*Finally* finished. I think this was the wrong choice to read while traveling around the UK. I really, really
Jun 03, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
The Island of Dr. Moreau
it was amazing
Another horror classic for October. Now where's my turducken?

Freakishly awesome! My absolute favorite Wells so far. A quick, action-packed r
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
As mentioned in China Mieville's video tour of the British Library's exhibition of science fiction.
not set
Jun 05, 2011
Tales from Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #5)
it was ok
I was really disappointed with this installment from Earthsea. The writing wasn't nearly as lyrical as the previous books, and the stories weren't as ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Nov 12, 2009
Luka and the Fire of Life
I need to switch this to the paperback version summer 2011 when it comes out.
not set
Jan 29, 2011
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6)
Husband won this in First-Reads, so I feel like I've won, too!
not set
Feb 25, 2011
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate (Season 8, #3)
really liked it
Better than the first two.
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
A Christmas Carol
really liked it
This edition has illustrations by the same artist that designed the original Star Wars poster. The geek in me was ecstatic.

Oh yeah, and the story was
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
really liked it
In terms of the writing, this book is much better than the first. However, GRRM, do you REALLY think long lists of things can take the place of good d ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Dec 22, 2012
Zahrah the Windseeker
not set
May 03, 2010
The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)
not set
Mar 29, 2010
not set
Mar 11, 2010
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