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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
3.80
really liked it
Started off a little lackluster and depressing for a Sedaris book, but around the fifth or sixth essay, I was cracking up yet again. Listening is alwa ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 08, 2015
 
Ash
3.62
liked it
This book started with five stars - beautiful, lyrical, and well-written with strong hints of depth and development to the world. Unfortunately, the c ...more
not set
Dec 12, 2011
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.99
liked it
Started out REALLY well. I was seriously fangirling about Oxford, Alchemy, witches, rowing, and yoga. Everything went downhill as soon as we left for ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
The Force Awakens (Star Wars)
3.73
Not my favorite novelization. A lot of passive voice, very distant from the characters. At times the language was discordant with the POV and bounced ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
Pounded By The Pound: Turned Gay By The Socioeconomic Implications Of Britain Leaving The European Union
3.97
it was amazing
Worth it for the laugh

Chuck Tingle writes seriously fast. The turnaround alone is impressive. The ridiculousness even more so.

Read it. It's the only t
...more
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
 
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
4.31
it was amazing
Fantastic end to a wonderful, lucid dream of a series.

Reading the Raven Cycle has been like reading a lucid dream filled with wonder and heartache, po
...more
Apr 27, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
 
The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)
3.48
liked it
**spoiler alert** I finished the book because I couldn't get over how cool the "sin eating" premise was (I'm a sucker for cool burial rituals) and I w ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
 
Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2)
4.22
it was amazing
I admit I had my doubts about whether Hearne would be able to keep up the fast-paced, hilarious, lovable, puckish pitch of Atticus O'Sullivan from HOU ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
3.80
it was ok
**spoiler alert** What stood out about this story was the world building, particularly the division between the classes through the use of language, a ...more
Apr 20, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
Eyes Like Stars (Theatre Illuminata, #1)
3.73
really liked it
This book was, in a word, FUN! It's fast-paced, funny, and extremely accessible. The characterizations aren't deep (so far) but their motivations are ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
 
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
4.00
it was amazing
BUT THAT ENDING, THOUGH.
Jun 25, 2015
Jun 17, 2015
 
Winter's Bone
3.92
really liked it
Anyone who reads even the first page of Winter's Bone will not deny that Daniel Woodrell can write. This book centered on the milieu, and on the strug ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
What Light
3.56
it was ok
A lot of folks loved 13 Reasons Why, so I picked this book up hoping to be impressed. The premise could have gone either way, depending on how it was ...more
Nov 20, 2016
Nov 20, 2016
 
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact (Darwen Arkwright, #1)
3.68
it was amazing
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact is a solid, exciting middle grade book with a protagonist kids can really get behind. After the death of his p ...more
not set
Jan 28, 2012
 
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
4.32
it was amazing
This is my favorite book of 2015, and one of my top ten in general.
Aug 20, 2015
Mar 04, 2015
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.28
This book proves something I suspected all along: I am a J.K. Rowling fan.

I assume most people have gathered by now that this is not a book for those
...more
Oct 13, 2013
Nov 28, 2012
 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
This book is a study in gorgeous, original description and masterful use of tension. The exposition in this story is a thing to be studied, and I plan ...more
Aug 07, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, #1)
3.82
liked it
This is a bookshop people who love magic systems and mythology. I dragged through the second quarter of the book, because the whole thing just felt li ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
 
Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6)
4.30
really liked it
Still adored this book, though not my favorite of them. I feel like giving them all five stars is a bit redundant... Also, I wasn't fond of Granuaile' ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2014
 
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)
4.12
it was ok
I generally give books longer than this, bit there's nothing interesting to me here in the slightest, except the brief flash of the wolf that saved th ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
 
Co-writing a book: Collaboration and Co-creation for Authors
3.95
liked it
Good summation, but not groundbreaking

The most interesting part of this book was the log of the two authors' feelings during the process of their writ
...more
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
 
The Pirates of Pacta Servanda (The Pillars of Reality, #4)
4.21
really liked it
Still compulsively readable, though certain character actions are getting repetitive. Still love Alain and hope Mari starts to be more confident. Her ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Feb 18, 2016
 
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
4.04
it was amazing
I'm loving these books. It makes me wish Rowling had brought a bit more of this grit to the Potter books. How about a series about an auror? Anyway, I ...more
Apr 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
Poison or Protect (Delightfully Deadly, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
Wonderfully wicked

Oh, How delightful it is to see one of the girls all grown up and off killing people... I loved this glimpse into the mind of our wo
...more
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
 
The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2)
4.17
it was ok
Didn't get invested quickly enough. I liked book one enough to get book two, but wasn't enjoying book two enough to continue. Someone else said "disap ...more
not set
Sep 16, 2015
 
The Night Circus
4.03
really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version of this, which was read by Jim Dale. I wish his voices for women weren't so odd, but he does a great job with the ...more
Apr 09, 2015
Jun 22, 2012
 
Still into You (Loving on the Edge, #1.5)
4.04
liked it
The emotions were well done, and I found the story of the couple's difficulties with each other compelling, though I has trouble with everything that ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
 
Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain
3.62
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I never fail to enjoy and learn something from Cat's writing, which is one of the reasons I felt so honored she allowed me to edit t ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2014
 
Romancing the Werewolf (Supernatural Society, #2)
4.28
it was amazing
Delightfully squee-worthy!

It’s way past my bedtime, but I have been waiting for the return of this particular ship to harbor for ages, and I’m DELIGHT
...more
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 05, 2017
 
Ketogenic Fat Bomb Recipes: A Ketogenic Cookbook with 20 Paleo Ketogenic Recipes For Fast Weight Loss
3.53
liked it
Only if you like shredded coconut

I didn't get much use out of this book because I don't like coconut, which almost every recipe has. It's probably goo
...more
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 10, 2017
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