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The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician Trilogy, #1)
3.96
did not like it
Canavan became so popular that she unavoidably made me interested - she is getting lumped together with big names in industry, such as Rowling, Paolin ...more
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
 
Imię wiatru (Kroniki królobójcy, #1)
4.55
did not like it
The so-called greatest debut of latest years. It's totally fitting. It sounds just as egocentric, self-absorbed, puffed out, conceited, etc etc as mai ...more
Jun 02, 2010
May 20, 2010
 
Toll The Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #8)
4.33
it was ok
I had 2 years break in reading the series. When I finally picked up the 8th volume, I spent first 200 pages wondering who these people are and why sho ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 04, 2010
 
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
It's a good haunted story with immense sense of foreboding.

I had very hard time deciding what to rate this book. I don't care about romance and immed
...more
Oct 25, 2015
Jun 21, 2015
 
Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence #2)
3.76
really liked it
The best Tommy and Tuppence I've read. It's a collection of short stories - maybe that's why. The characters get to shine without bogging down the who ...more
May 27, 2017
May 09, 2017
 
The Novice (Black Magician Trilogy, #2)
4.07
did not like it
Think of this book as what a Harry Potter novel would look like if it was only about Harry vs. Draco struggle. Except here it's Sonea vs Entire School ...more
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
3.99
did not like it
Absolutely Disgusting (TM).

An insolent brat given way too much power with no brain juice to go with it. A supposedly super powerful demon that gets ou
...more
May 28, 2017
Aug 31, 2016
 
The High Lord (Black Magician Trilogy, #3)
4.15
did not like it
Yay for dragging the plot like molasses in retarded directions before introducing the Great Danger in the last 1/6 of the allotted space! We learn abo ...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
 
Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design
4.02
it was ok
It's a very one-sided book. Sure, it offers a ton of nice advice on how to make things simpler, but NOT everything needs to be simpler. Some of the ex ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Night Gardener
4.06
really liked it
An old-fashioned ghost story in long format. I went in not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. The story almost feels like a classic, with fa ...more
Apr 24, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
 
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
4.32
liked it
This book was a tough one. On one hand it was interesting and the style was as nice as ever, but on the other, the execution kind of failed and there ...more
Feb 09, 2016
Dec 13, 2015
 
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
4.27
liked it
I have a weird relationship with this book. I really, really liked the first volume and both desperately wanted to like this one and was afraid it wou ...more
Dec 13, 2015
Dec 06, 2015
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
did not like it
Whoever approved that blurb should be fired for advertising different thing that what they're really selling. The whole book is one giant waste of tim ...more
Dec 06, 2015
Nov 23, 2015
 
Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta, #2)
4.00
it was ok
A murder of a promising young author opens a chain of events that may threaten Dr Kay Scarpetta herself. Can the police catch the stalker before somet ...more
May 26, 2010
May 23, 2010
 
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
4.26
liked it
I adored the previous books in this series. It was an epic tale in a gritty world, with a dose of appropriate humor and mundane scenes to balance it o ...more
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 20, 2015
 
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
4.15
did not like it
Azoth, a street urchin, lives in a very unkind world. His only chance to break away is to become an apprentice of the city's best assassin, Durzo Blin ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
The Dom's Dungeon
4.15
did not like it
Housing exchange, girl breaks the (legal) rules and agrees to act as guy's girlfriend in Dom/sub relationship to make up for it.

Whatever enjoyment I h
...more
May 20, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design
3.71
liked it
This book focuses mostly on graphical design and would be most beneficial to those who create wireframes and visual designs, not developers dealing wi ...more
May 10, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Karty na stół
3.90
it was ok
A closed party: four murderers who were never caught and four law enforcement people from various branches, plus the host. Well, you can guess what ha ...more
May 12, 2010
May 07, 2010
 
Heir of Novron (The Riyria Revelations, #5-6)
4.46
did not like it
This series started as a pleasant fantasy adventure romp and quickly devolved into plothole-ridden tropefest with tons of inconsistencies. The inconsi ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
Rise of Empire (The Riyria Revelations, #3-4)
4.35
did not like it
Bad news -> character cooks up a makeshift plan -> something goes wrong -> magical rescue -> repeat.
For the whole book.

I couldn't believe
...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
 
The Mark of Zorro
3.95
liked it
I have been a fan of Zorro since I was... 8? Maybe even younger... Anyway, in my teen days (16? 17?) I found The Curse of Capistrano in district libra ...more
not set
May 25, 2009
May 23, 2009
 
Designing with Web Standards
4.12
it was ok
I heard this book was like web standards Bible. Well... Let's just say I was seriously underwhelmed. Sure enough, it came out a long time ago, when we ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
The Magician's Apprentice (Black Magician, #0.5)
3.94
did not like it
Retardation galore! The prequel to Black Magician Trilogy is riddled with boring, tedious narrative, moralizing talk for primary school kids and tons ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
 
Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
Continuation of The Blade Itself, and a worthy one. It's hard to say what it's about, so let's just say that the journey continues. Without prophecies ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 20, 2010
 
Practical HTML5 Projects
2.75
did not like it
Possibly the worst book written on the subject. It's a total joke.

- The author seems to have teleported into modern times straight from 2001. Most of
...more
Oct 09, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
 
Html5 Advertising
3.50
it was amazing
Very insightful and detailed look into modern advertising. The book contains an amazing amount of information on setup of ads, from legalities to tech ...more
May 13, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep #0.5)
3.93
it was ok
Too much hype for tiny weeny little bit of horror at the very end. I actually liked documentary style and interludes - knowing something the character ...more
Feb 24, 2016
Apr 24, 2016
 
Gorgon (Alex Hunter, #5)
4.10
liked it
1.5 extra star for being very very addicting. I couldn't unglue myself from the pages and finished the whole thing in one evening. Slept only 2 hours ...more
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 24, 2016
 
The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope, #1)
3.86
it was ok
Slow, uninspiring, boring, with no charm whatsoever. Story did nothing to draw me in. I persevered through the first chapter, trying to pay attention ...more
Sep 04, 2015
Aug 27, 2015
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