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Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18)
did not like it
Well, that was incredibly disappointing.

I get that when reading this kind of series it is going to be repetitive. It's a comfort thing - formula is g
Feb 08, 2012
Dec 15, 2011
The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-vegetarian Critical Theory
it was ok
Look, this book was OK. The things that make me not consider it to be a better work, was the cissexism and transphobia throughout the piece. It turns ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
it was ok
This book pissed me off, but not in the way I think the author would have liked.

Personally I believe Whitaker is correct in that we are overmedicated
Nov 24, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild
really liked it
A very good read. Douglas dissects pop culture, the media and politics and presents a truly horrendous analysis of how women are presented to the pub ...more
Jul 20, 2011
May 03, 2011
Double Dexter (Dexter #6)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Well.

This was very disappointing.

I stayed up until the wee hours to finish this. Not because it was compelling, but because I just w
Feb 23, 2012
Oct 07, 2011
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
it was ok
I wanted to like this book more than I did.

What bugged me most is that it doesn't seem to have much depth; like she was writing it for people who just
Jan 25, 2012
May 06, 2011
Mystery (Alex Delaware, #26)
it was ok
So, as expected this book wasn't great. It was readable, yes, but I found myself getting more and more irritated by Delaware's underlying snark. Perha ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
really liked it
This was a fantastic read. It was interesting reading about the early days of the movement as when I first heard about riot grrrl it was only on the e ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Dec 05, 2010
How to Be a Woman
liked it
I enjoyed this, yet not as much as I expected I would.

What prevented me from giving it four or five stars were small things, but significant enough i
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
The Phantom of Pemberley (Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery #1)
did not like it

Sequels or companions to Pride and Prejudice are very hit and miss. I generally find those which work best are the ones that use the characters,
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
really liked it
I bought this as a birthday present for my partner and promptly advised him that I wanted to read it.

I'm not a baseball fan. In fact, I don't know mu
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
Full Frontal Feminism
liked it
A good feminism 101 book - to a point. Much like Caitlin Moran, Valenti briefly touches on or flat-out ignores areas of feminism that, I'm assuming, s ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
it was amazing
It's been a long time since a book made me cry.
Jun 24, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
it was ok

Not one of the better books, that's for sure.

The blatantly obvious deus ex machina is just ridiculous.

There were so many random things in this - w
Jun 03, 2011
May 27, 2011
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt, #2)
did not like it
Hated this book. It is a good thing I read later books in the series first because I would never have read any more if I'd read this one before them. ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
The Art of Racing in the Rain
really liked it
Last night I was catch up on my massive backlog of podcasts and found myself with Stein's Nancy Pearl interview playing as I dozed off. Pearl's descri ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
liked it
This was quite a good read, but I do have a few quibbles that stop me from giving it four stars.

The book is broken up in three parts. In the first, Po
Mar 10, 2012
Aug 20, 2011
Three Crooked Kings
liked it
The book commences with the graduation of Terry Lewis from the Academy and ends in the mid-70s just after he and Joh have their first real discussion ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian, #9)
really liked it
A well-paced, interesting story for Riley's final outing.

I really wish the rest of the books had been this good. The series as a whole tended to drag
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
it was ok
I really enjoyed Julie & Julia and was hoping I'd get the same level of enjoyment from this one.

I was sorely mistaken.

I was very interested in t
Apr 06, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
liked it
A privileged POV that in primarily looking at "career women" leaves many women behind.

That said, there is lots of advice and insight into how women c
May 13, 2013
May 05, 2013
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
liked it
A curious read. Unlike many other people who have seen the musical, I knew that the story contained within the book bore little resemblance to the one ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Aug 12, 2011
The Sentry (Elvis Cole, #12, Joe Pike, #3)
really liked it
I'd been a fan of Crais' Elvis Cole books for years, but I always preferred Pike as a character. A few years ago when Crais wrote the first Pike book ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution
really liked it
An excellent read outlining the lead up to Keating's sweeping economic reforms and the position Australia finds itself in now, after Howard and Costel ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Homecoming
it was ok
Wasn't a fan of the art (a change in artist partway through didn't help things). Storyline was meh. I do love the Mercy novels though, so I'll stick w ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Thrill City
it was ok
I have thoroughly enjoyed the other Simone Kirsch books but this one I felt to be a bit of a slog to get through. I think it was mostly due to the pac ...more
May 11, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Undead and Unfinished (Undead, #9)
liked it
I was going to give this 2 stars ... But then the epilogue happened. Fuck. I saw it coming when Laura appeared, but it was still an excellent ending.
May 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)
really liked it
A thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable read. I'm always a fan of fantasy novels that combine the past with the present and this does just that.

In some
Nov 12, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
CryoBurn (Vorkosigan Saga, #14)
liked it
Reading a new Miles book is like comfort food. You know what you're going to get and that is precisely what makes is so welcome.

Many years have passe
Dec 17, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5)
did not like it
No more in this series.

So sick of the characters - Gilley does nothing but screech and complain, MJ is a sanctimonious bitch and Heath has no personal
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
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