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One Second After (After, #1)
did not like it
It's too bad this book is so poorly written, because the premise is pretty cool. The slipshod editing - you may think you're saying "must of" because ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2010
Life After Life
really liked it
This book is so painfully fantastic, I’m going to kind of ignore the fact that it stops making sense at the end. Is there a word that simultaneously m ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 24, 2013
The Leftovers
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Tom Perrotta, I don't know. Your characters always start out so intriguing at the beginning of your books, but then you throw too mu ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Leave It to Psmith (Psmith, #4 ; Blandings Castle, #2)
really liked it
In trying to explain to my husband exactly why I find Wodehouse so laugh-out-loud funny, I used this passage: "One uses the verb 'descend' advisedly, ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 09, 2011
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
did not like it
Wow. This book might've been pretty good if it hadn't been so misogynistic. There isn't a woman in this collection who isn't a slut, a tease, a one-di ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 22, 2012
it was ok
All of Joe Hill's novels start out, for me anyway, with some awesome creepy hook - the ghost with the scribbled over eyes in Heart-Shaped Box, the app ...more
May 2013
May 15, 2013
The Hypnotist (Joona Linna, #1)
liked it
Sweden, what is going on there? On one hand, this is a pretty good book. Joona Linna is everything you want in a police inspector - ruggedly good-look ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
it was ok
John Medina writes about babies & their brains in an easily accessible style, full of folksy anecdotes about his wife & sons. This makes it ha ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Night Film
liked it
**spoiler alert** So. First off, the good – Stanislaus Cordova & his possibly soulless daughter. His legacy of horror movies, half of which are so ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 05, 2013
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
it was ok
I'm torn about this book. On the one hand, I don't think I like Jen Hatmaker all that much. It may be that folksy on this level just doesn't do it for ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
really liked it
Oh my god, what is going on here? Never have I been so freaked out by a book where so much vague, unsettling stuff happens; I can't even tell you why ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 20, 2014
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts series)
liked it
I'm torn about this one. On one hand, although I loved the premise, I wasn't terribly interested in any of the characters except for Melanie. There ar ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 09, 2014
A God in Ruins
really liked it
Kate Atkinson kills me again. I'd write a review if I wasn't so bitter & broken-hearted that I'm not still immersed in Teddy's world.

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Jun 2015
Jun 10, 2015
Promise Not to Tell
it was ok
This could have been a nicely written, kind of creepy ghost story, but everytime someone referenced 'the Potato Girl' in some menacing way, it made me ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2008
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
really liked it
To read Fuller's books is to immerse yourself in the history of Africa, and most of it is pretty tragic and tough to fathom. While Fuller's mother rem ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Gone Girl
really liked it
This started out as a five star book & devolved a bit. I'm going to spoil everything, so Kelly, don't read this yet.

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Jun 2012
Jun 13, 2012
The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6)
it was amazing
Another whopper as usual. How does this woman do it? I finished this on Sunday & I'm still raw. WHAT AN ENDING.
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3)
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Oh my. Ouch. I’m not quite sure what my biggest disappointment is about this book. Is it that brave, bad-ass, bitchin’ Toby becomes ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 04, 2014
The Valley of Amazement
it was ok
Relentless misfortune gets a little tiresome to read about after a while; so too with this book, wherein almost everything tragic that could possibly ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 06, 2013
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
liked it
**spoiler alert** This seems like a young adult novel to me. Everything's just a little too simple. I found myself saying, "Of course you do," way too ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 25, 2011
Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)
it was amazing
Ah, deadly. Thank you, Tana French, for writing whole-heartedly excellent books that come along just when I'm in a major slump & kick me in the pa ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Garnethill (Garnethill #1)
did not like it
Wow. Just wow. This is enough to make you use some silly acronym like WTF when you’re rather more someone who would just like to use the explicit phra ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness
liked it
Prepare to tear your hair out over this one. In America, women are told that raising children is the most rewarding thing we could ever possibly do, a ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Eating Animals
really liked it
I think that this book has changed my life, albeit in a really f*cking inconvenient way. I've read Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast Food Nation and all the ...more
not set
Nov 10, 2009
The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
did not like it
Good grief, I am over this series. I thought I'd be okay with less zombies but it turns out I'm not. I can't care about these people's machinations &a ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 07, 2012
it was ok
I wrote a review of this yesterday that I wanted to let simmer a bit before posting. Of course, now I can’t find it on my computer & I’m sure it w ...more
May 2014
Apr 22, 2014
The Goldfinch
liked it
When I was reading The Secret History, I joked that I was going to call in sick to work so I could finish it. Well, lucky me, I caught a cold the day ...more
Nov 02, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked
it was ok
I'm adding this so I don't forget it. I'm going to need to let my review simmer for a while. Probably have to get bourbon-buzzed again to try to recap ...more
Feb 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Before the Fall
it was ok
Oh boy, don’t know if I’m going to be able to review this coherently because I hated the ending with the furious intensity of a million angry bees. Th ...more
Jun 28, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
it was amazing
I’m wrung out. I don’t quite know what to say. I thought that this was going to be not quite as killer as The Likeness, not quite as devastating as Br ...more
Sep 2014
Jun 17, 2014
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