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Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
4.02
really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it. Also, the version I read was an Advance Readers’ Copy ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Dec 22, 2013
 
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 (My Hero Academia, #1)
4.42
it was amazing
Izuku Midoriya’s dream is to become a superhero, like his idol All Might. The problem with that idea is that Midoriya belongs to the minority of peopl ...more
Aug 07, 2015
Aug 08, 2015
 
The Kamandi Challenge (2017-) #8
3.57
really liked it
Apparently it is now a thing to rate and review single issues of comic books on Goodreads. Never let it be said that I can't follow a fad.

DC Comics is
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Aug 26, 2017
Aug 26, 2017
 
Princess Jellyfish 2-in-1 Omnibus, Volume 1 (Princess Jellyfish 2-in-1 Omnibus, #1)
4.37
really liked it
Amamizukan is not your average apartment building. For one thing, it’s a small, old-fashioned building of the type rarely seen these days. More import ...more
May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
 
DORAEMON Vol. 1
4.37
liked it
It’s not often that someone is so big of a loser that his descendant feels the need to travel through time to fix it. But Nobita Nobi has managed it. ...more
Dec 03, 2016
Apr 03, 2012
 
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories
3.98
really liked it
I have a fondness for Sherlock Holmes, as I am sure the majority of my readers do. Unsurprisingly, there has been a ton of Holmes fanfiction over the ...more
Jan 15, 2016
Jan 04, 2016
 
Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion
4.11
really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.

Fashion…isn’t something I notice a lot. I buy clot
...more
Feb 16, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
 
The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789
4.05
liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway program on the premise that I would review it. My copy is an Advance Reader’s Edition, ...more
Nov 17, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
 
Wonder Woman 77 TP Vol 1
3.82
really liked it
Back in the 1970s, live-action television series with a woman in the lead were rare creatures indeed, and one of the best was Wonder Woman, starring L ...more
Jul 20, 2016
Jul 23, 2016
 
The New Teen Titans, Vol. 1
3.95
really liked it
By 1980, Marv Wolfman had come over to DC Comics from Marvel, but found himself writing one-shot team-up books, which he felt didn’t allow him the roo ...more
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 31, 2016
 
Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan
4.44
really liked it
Shigeru Mizuki is one of the oldest (born 1922) still-working and most respected manga creators in Japan. Though he is best known for children’s horro ...more
Jun 21, 2015
Jun 21, 2015
 
Fright
3.29
liked it
The cover makes this book look like a generic product, but that’s a little deceiving. It’s actually an anthology skewed towards the Gothic end of horr ...more
Mar 12, 2016
Mar 12, 2016
 
Off with their heads!: fairy tales and the culture of childhood
3.96
liked it
Sometimes I pick up a non-fiction book, just to have something slightly different.

The author's focus is largely on the literary form of fairy tales an
...more
Nov 02, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America
3.80
really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it. The copy I read was an uncorrected proof, and cha ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
 
The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (The Malayan Series)
4.13
liked it
This is the life story of Chye Hoon, a Nyonya (Malaysian woman of Chinese heritage) who lives between 1878 and 1941, a time of great change in her hom ...more
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
 
Vinland Saga, Omnibus 3
4.51
really liked it
Note: This review will contain SPOILERS for the first two volumes. If you do not want to be spoiled, see the reviews for those volumes instead.

It is t
...more
May 03, 2014
May 03, 2014
 
Cell 8 (Grens & Sundkvist #3)
3.74
liked it
**spoiler alert** Disclaimer: I received this advanced reading copy from the publisher as part of the Firstreads giveaway program on the assumption th ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
 
Dream Fossil: The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon
3.37
liked it
Satoshi Kon (1963-2010) was an acclaimed anime director, making a handful of movies (including Paprika) and one television series, Paranoia Agent. His ...more
Jan 29, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression
3.47
liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it. My copy was an uncorrected proof, and some change ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
 
Akuma no Riddle, Volume 1
3.74
it was ok
Azuma Tokaku is the star student at Private Academy 17, secretly a school for assassins. As such, she’s being temporarily transferred to Myojo Private ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
 
Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories
4.26
it was amazing
In later years, Harvey Kurtzman was better known for his humor work, among other things being the first editor of MAD. But while he worked at EC Comic ...more
Apr 28, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
 
Twin Cities Speculations: An Anthology of Sci-fi and Fantasy
4.38
liked it
As I may have mentioned before, I have a soft spot for local writers, of which Minnesota has many. One Twin Cities writers’ group got together and sel ...more
Mar 24, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
 
The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
3.98
liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it. This copy was a bound galley, and changes have been ma ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Nov 02, 2014
 
The Marsco Dissident (The Marsco Saga #1)
3.80
liked it
It’s a Marsco world.

Much has changed by the last years of the 21st Century. The rot started to set in with the Abandonment Policy (euphemized as “Dive
...more
Apr 2016
Apr 02, 2016
 
Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America
3.45
liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it. My copy was an Advance Reader’s Edition, and there may ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic
4.00
really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.

This fantasy anthology has a dual theme, as indicated b
...more
Aug 21, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
 
The Ark (Children of a Dead Earth, #1)
3.85
really liked it
The generation ship known to its inhabitants as The Ark holds the last fifty thousand humans in the universe. Er, make that 49,999…and falling. When b ...more
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
 
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 1: The Last Iron Fist Story
4.06
really liked it
When Daniel Rand was nine years old, his father Wendell Rand took him, his mother Heather, and business partner Harold Meachum on an expedition to the ...more
Jan 05, 2017
Oct 07, 2012
 
Earth 2, Vol. 2: The Tower of Fate
3.76
liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.

Some background first, for our younger readers. Back in
...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
 
Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right
4.23
it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.

This is an autobiography of Claire Conner, daughte
...more
Aug 26, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
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