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Extension du domaine de la lutte
3.58
did not like it
Our long national nightmare is over. I really, really hated this book. I wish I could give it negative eleventy stars. The narrator was both despicabl ...more
Oct 25, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16)
3.85
it was ok
what the hell was that ending? i seriously thought there was an entire chapter missing from my ebook and went looking for it. but no!

also, no one was
...more
not set
Dec 26, 2011
 
Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby, #1)
3.72
it was ok
Unsatisfying. The main character is a jerk (because trauma!) who uses her special librarian powers to solve the case by really sucking at research. Sa ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
Destiny (Rogue Angel #1)
3.68
it was ok
Things Annja Creed Is Absolutely The Best At: An Incomplete List

- archaeology
- languages
- judo
- boxing
- swords
- rock climbing
- ropes
- gymnastics
- gun
...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Romance Writer's Phrase Book
4.18
really liked it
Oh, wow. I found this at a used bookstore, completely by accident, and I couldn't NOT buy it. It's awful and hilarious, a list of phrases that you can ...more
Sep 03, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
War and Peace
4.10
it was amazing
What a crazy book. All that time I spent thinking about what this book would be like (...), I imagined that it was like 1500 pages of dudes with compl ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
 
The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk
3.72
really liked it
I read this at the same time I read Please Kill Me, and that’s actually something I think everyone should do. Or, if you are not someone who reads mul ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
An American Demon: A Memoir
3.93
really liked it
It says, on the jacket, "If you've ever found yourself unable to turn away from witnessing an accident, crash, or natural disaster, you'll read An Ame ...more
May 16, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
Mr. Hockey: My Story
4.10
liked it
3.5? This is not the most well-written of books, but it's a fast read with a lot of good stories. Basically it reads like Grandpa Gordie is sitting on ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.74
it was amazing
I lost a lot of sleep to this book, first to reading it and then to thinking about it. I guess it's a mystery, and if I thought it were a mystery it w ...more
May 17, 2013
Aug 10, 2008
 
Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
I enjoyed this largely because it made me yearn for the time when we were young and slash-damaged and breathlessly following rapey stories being poste ...more
Feb 04, 2016
Dec 15, 2015
 
Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It
3.63
liked it
Disappointing. It had a very HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS tone throughout, which sometimes led to eye-rolling ("Esau was the macho one and Jacob was the ...more
Apr 06, 2017
Dec 02, 2016
 
Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, #2)
3.77
really liked it
This was ludicrous. Society Heiress gets tired of being perfect and ladylike so she steals her own money and runs away, buying passage on a ship full ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2017
 
Unveiled (Turner, #1)
3.87
it was ok
I liked the setup for this so much but then! Then the hero revealed that he is illiterate and he has made his fortune by instinct and those instincts ...more
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
 
City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2)
4.23
it was amazing
I loved this even more than the first one, and that was BEFORE it made me so much sadder. More of an action book than a spy book, but Mulaghesh is so ...more
Nov 03, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
 
Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)
4.10
did not like it
The worst book I've read since the first in the series! Between the phonetic "Irish" accent [ETA: okay, it's not truly a phonetic Irish accent, dude t ...more
Jan 26, 2016
Jan 26, 2016
 
We Stand On Guard
3.66
it was ok
Art was pretty good, but the story was lackluster. Canada attacked the US because reasons! America decided to carpet-bomb Canada, also because reasons ...more
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 16, 2016
 
Secret Diplomacy: Espionage and Cryptography 1500-1815
3.00
liked it
Hmmmmm. This is a history book whose first edition was written in 1937 and so my expectation was not that I was going to be reading a page-turner, but ...more
Oct 21, 2015
Oct 08, 2015
 
And Then There Were None
4.23
really liked it
I love that I wasn't spoiled at all for this story, which is kind of incredible to me. It was just one long series of OMGWTF moments, and at the end, ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
Wanted
3.71
did not like it
No.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
 
City of Miracles (The Divine Cities, #3)
4.46
it was amazing
Thirteen years after City of Blades, Sigrud is a cranky lumberjack. He gets word that Shara has been assassinated, and then he is an angry lumberjack ...more
Mar 12, 2017
Mar 09, 2017
 
Éminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France
3.59
liked it
Mixed feelings, as usual. I'm aware Richelieu is not the mustache-twirling villain Dumas would like us to believe he is (though now that I say that, I ...more
Jan 10, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
 
Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams
3.82
liked it
Okay, Cohen can write. His prose is fantastic -- moody and evocative and memorable. I loved his book on Da Bears, for example, and ask me how much I c ...more
Jul 28, 2015
Nov 17, 2013
 
The Secret Place
3.83
it was amazing
Probably more like 4.5 stars, but I stayed up all night to finish it, so let's just call it a 5. It's a bit of a departure from her previous work for ...more
Jan 17, 2015
Sep 11, 2014
 
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)
4.21
liked it
Man, I don't know. I hate Matthew so much and I find his and Robin's relationship so utterly inexplicable that it actually ruined my enjoyment of the ...more
Jan 10, 2016
Nov 03, 2015
 
Black Widow: Forever Red
3.65
really liked it
I really love Natasha so I can't really talk sense about this book, but! But I really love Natasha. I love her prickly sarcasm and hard-as-nails mien ...more
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 10, 2016
 
Batman: The Killing Joke
4.36
it was ok
2.5? 3? A re-read, mostly because this book's been on my mind lately (for reasons). Unsurprisingly, my opinions have shifted toward the "ugh." There a ...more
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
 
The Book Thief
4.36
really liked it
I picked this up at the library on a whim, and tore through it pretty quickly. It's about a young girl growing up in Germany during World War II, and ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 12, 2008
 
The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #2)
4.11
it was ok
Yet another terrible book! I must hate myself more than previously suspected, because I am totally going to keep subjecting myself to this drivel, and ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.96
really liked it
I like all the complaining about the author's poor life choices. I would definitely like to read a memoir by someone who never made any mistakes, neve ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
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