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The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination
4.28
it was amazing
"I want to recognize something that I never saw before," writes Ursula K. Le Guin in an essay on where her ideas come from. "The Wave in the Mind" is ...more
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
 
The Dark Half
3.76
it was amazing
When my mother was twenty four and pregnant with me, she told me that she spent a lot of time reading on the beach. There was one book in particular, ...more
Oct 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
 
The Wild Dead (The Bannerless Saga #2)
3.92
it was amazing
You know, the rate at which I read these books, maybe I ought to read more mystery novels. This was just as good as the first one, even absent the per ...more
Jul 22, 2018
Jul 22, 2018
 
Bannerless (The Bannerless Saga #1)
3.71
it was amazing
I didn’t mean to read this as fast as I did. I finished this book in two days, making excuses to sit aside, to soak in yet another bath, just to justi ...more
Oct 04, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
 
Fight Club
4.20
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I first read this book when I was fourteen years old, as part of a “Controversial Book Alliance” which was fancy talk for a high sch ...more
Aug 06, 2018
Jul 27, 2018
 
Passing Strange
3.97
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** The novella is gripping right from the start, weaving through San Francisco lovingly as the story of two women falling in love unfol ...more
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018
 
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
3.67
it was amazing
This was an impulse purchase of mine in the last week because I have once again relapsed into my book purchasing ways. I wish I could just say that I ...more
Oct 2017
Oct 25, 2017
 
The Black God's Drums
4.11
it was amazing
The Black God’s Drums is definitely the only alternative “what if the Civil War didn’t end the way we know it did” fiction that I’ve ever liked. This ...more
Sep 07, 2018
Sep 05, 2018
 
Reenu-You
4.14
it was amazing
(For the purposes of full disclosure, I got this book via an Instagram giveaway by the Book Smugglers.)

Reenu-You is a fascinating, bite sized novel in
...more
Nov 25, 2017
Nov 25, 2017
 
The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist
3.97
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** A gorgeous inverted Little Mermaid fairy tale. I quite liked the even heavier than you’d otherwise expect inclusion of the importanc ...more
Nov 02, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
 
The Guns Above: A Signal Airship Novel
3.97
it was amazing
Normally, I am a bit hesitant to pick up books wherein "woman is in a position men would prefer she is not in, encounters sexism but proves herself" i ...more
Nov 10, 2018
Oct 06, 2018
 
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
4.17
it was amazing
I went into this book blind, and I’m glad of it. All I knew was that it had been often favorably compared to Firefly. What I got was a collection of i ...more
Aug 07, 2018
Oct 25, 2017
 
Kindred
4.22
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I have to admit, this book was hard for me to read at first. I think that might be the point, but eventually it drew me in and I fin ...more
Jan 2017
Dec 10, 2015
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
it was amazing
Some books feel like coming home. I’m not sure if I could really tell you the first time I read Good Omens (sometime in college maybe?) because I’m ce ...more
Sep 05, 2017
Dec 10, 2015
 
American Gods
4.11
it was amazing
This was a book that sat on my shelf for a while, unloved and ignored. Oh, it had a prominent place on that dusty shelf because I’d heard so much hype ...more
Apr 09, 2018
Oct 25, 2017
 
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4)
4.05
it was amazing
While I was a little apprehensive at the start (the acronyms, good God the acronyms, the Navy sure does love their damn acronyms!) the Hunt for Red Oc ...more
May 19, 2018
Feb 19, 2018
 
Sharp Objects
3.95
it was amazing
This is a tightly packed, horrifying novel that is chock full of visceral female characters the likes of which I can’t remember seeing anywhere else. ...more
Nov 22, 2018
Oct 30, 2018
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
This was an interesting read, though I do feel like the book suffers for having been too influential. I wish I had read this when I was younger, inste ...more
May 02, 2018
Apr 22, 2018
 
Holes
3.95
it was amazing
It's rare to me that a book holds up exactly as I remember it. The story of Stanley Yelnats, Camp Green Lake, Kissin' Kate Barlow, and the dirty-rotte ...more
Aug 10, 2018
Oct 26, 2017
 
That Game We Played During the War
4.09
it was amazing
This is one story I keep coming back to. I think that's why it might've taken me so long to write a review, because I keep going back to read it. That ...more
Oct 25, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
 
Amaryllis and Other Stories
3.89
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Dec 02, 2017
 
The Left Hand of Darkness
4.06
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Wild Seed (Patternmaster, #1)
4.21
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23)
4.14
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Olympos (Ilium, #2)
3.94
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Hellboy, Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm
4.34
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Batman: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
4.10
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Mort (Death, #1; Discworld, #4)
4.23
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Cloud Atlas
4.02
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
 
Superman: Red Son
4.17
None
not set
Oct 25, 2017
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