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A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2)
it was amazing
Maybe it was because I wasn't expecting much, but it's more likely because the previous couple of books in this genre that I read - Be Still My Vampir ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)
really liked it
Sephy and Callum are the best of friends. They grew up together and despite the animosity between their families now, they continue to see each other ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Sep 15, 2008
Telegraph Avenue
really liked it
Telegraph Avenue, a strip of mostly hanging-in-there shops and a funeral parlour in Oakland, California, is home to Brokeland Records, a rare and seco ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Jenna is the miracle child, her parents' angel, the perfect child who excels while inside she silently protests, only to show minor ...more
Feb 2009
Dec 24, 2008
Maledicte (Antyre, #1)
it was amazing
This stunning novel with its beautiful cover is a must-read, even if you don't normally read fantasy. Set in a pre-industrial European-like world with ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 02, 2007
Battle Royale
it was amazing
Wow. The movie was pretty full-on, the book perhaps more so (the book came first). I finished reading it last night and it's still revolving around in ...more
Mar 12, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
it was ok
Betsy has had a bad day. She gets laid off from work and then hit by a car and smashed into a tree. When she wakes up in a coffin at the funeral home, ...more
Feb 02, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
The Complete Persepolis
it was amazing
Originally published in France in four separate volumes, and later in the US in two, The Complete Persepolis brings them all together for the first ti ...more
Jul 17, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
it was amazing
One of the reasons why I join bookclubs is to encourage myself to read books I wouldn't normally read, to get me out of my comfort zone. And one of th ...more
Mar 31, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
really liked it
Elizabeth Bennet couldn't be happier on the morning of her double wedding with her sister Jane: she's very much in love with Mr Darcy and excited abou ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
Mister Pip
it was amazing
I've had this book on my shelf for a few years now, and when New Zealand came up as the first country in the Travelling the World challenge, it seemed ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Nov 08, 2008
In Falling Snow: A Novel
it was amazing
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In 1914 Iris Crane, a young nurse from Brisbane, arrives in Paris on a mission fro
Sep 06, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
it was amazing
There is a kind of history that gets overlooked, that doesn't get taught in schools or universities aside from a fourth-year optional course that no o ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Collector's Edition)
liked it
Originally published as a short-story in Collier's magazine's "Tales of the Jazz Age" in 1922, Fitzgerald's quirky, fairy-tale-like story of a man bor ...more
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
The Phantom of the Opera
liked it
This is another book that has been lingering around with a bookmark sticking out of it since October. It's not that it's a hard read - on the contrary ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
Magic's Pawn (Valdemar: Last Herald-Mage #1)
really liked it
Vanyel, only fifteen, is the oldest son and therefore heir to a Holding. His mother is seemingly weak-willed and obsessed with her vapours, while his ...more
Apr 21, 2008
Mar 11, 2008
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
really liked it
When the Great Recession of a few years ago hits the country, Clay Jannon loses his web design job in San Francisco, spending his new free time wander ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
The Road
it was amazing
Through a twisted landscape of blackened trees and ash a man and his young son make their way along the road, pushing a shopping trolley of their few ...more
Jan 20, 2008
Nov 02, 2007
Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1)
it was amazing
This month, June, marks the start of the Obernewtyn Chronicles Reading Marathon! Each month we are reading a book in the series, though predictably th ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Nov 06, 2007
Life of Pi
it was amazing
This is a perfect example of low - and negative - expectations bringing in the mother load. A year or so ago this book suddenly hit the big time. Ever ...more
Jun 13, 2008
Sep 27, 2007
The Shape-Changer's Wife
really liked it
This is Shinn's first novel, and a beautifully crafted one at that. The story is simple and simply told, which makes it that much more forceful: a you ...more
Dec 14, 2008
Nov 24, 2008
The Casual Vacancy
it was amazing
The Casual Vacancy has a large cast of characters and is surprisingly complex considering its simple premise, so let me introduce you to the main peop ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
it was amazing
I had had no interest in reading Disgrace for many years but am now thoroughly glad I did, especially with the movie adaptation coming out (starring J ...more
Sep 10, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
Suite Française
really liked it
Paris, June 1940. Word is spreading like a stain that the Germans are only days away from invading the city. It takes a while for the people to believ ...more
Feb 27, 2009
Jun 24, 2008
Wild Seed (Patternmaster, #1)
really liked it
My first foray into the unique world of Octavia Butler's imagination does not disappoint. Terrify, yes, and fascinate in an almost grotesque way, but ...more
May 2008
Feb 29, 2008
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
did not like it
I feel like lately I've been very hard on books - not physically, I'm not throwing them around or anything (never!!), but critically. I seem to find w ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
13 to Life (13 to Life, #1)
it was ok
There was a time when I had real enthusiasm for these books; now, I can barely summon the energy to write a review of one of them. That's the problem ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
The Accidental Time Machine
it was ok
**spoiler alert** It's 2057 and Matt Fuller is a postgrad student in chronophysics at MIT. He's essentially given up on his thesis and works as an ass ...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
it was amazing
This is a great story, full of wit and charm and adventure. It's a fantasy tale about Sophie who is turned into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste ...more
Feb 09, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
The Rosie Project
it was amazing
Don Tillman is a thirty-nine-year-old genetics researcher and professor at the university in Melbourne. He's fit, a non-smoker, and super smart. But h ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
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