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Ready Player One
4.29
it was amazing
Ready Player One is one of those books that I'll be recommending to people for a long, long time. If you love geeky media... books, videos, TV shows, ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
 
Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and the Fool, #1)
4.36
it was amazing
I agree with other reviewers who don't want to give anything away. So instead, I'll give this book my highest praise; praise that listeners of the Swo ...more
Jun 04, 2015
Apr 05, 2015
 
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
3.92
it was amazing
I am a self-help cynic. I've never read any self-help, but I knew I needed to get a handle on my stress, anxiety and anger. When I read the descriptio ...more
Jun 02, 2015
May 26, 2015
 
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
4.24
it was amazing
Some books take a while to dig into. The first few chapters set up the story, introduce you to the main characters and build a framework for the tale ...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
 
The Lions of Al-Rassan
4.28
it was amazing
First of all, allow me to give Kiala her due for picking this book for Vaginal Fantasy. After last month's pick, we were sorely due for something of s ...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
4.22
really liked it
Well, this is definitely one of those cliffhanger ending books, as many people warned me. So.... close.... yet so far away.

Anyhow. The book was excell
...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
 
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7)
4.52
it was amazing
I hate having to wait for the next one! I love this series. Kate is such an awesome character, and I always have fun when I read these books.

EDIT: I d
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Aug 31, 2015
Aug 04, 2015
 
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book (and have already ordered the next in the series). Will talk more about it on this week's episode of Sword and Laser!
Dec 17, 2016
Sep 09, 2016
 
The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
I haven't stayed up past midnight to finish a book in a long time, but this one got me hooked. I'll save my full review for the podcast (sorry!) but I ...more
Jun 13, 2017
May 06, 2012
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz
3.98
it was amazing
There are some books that are called "classics," but you don't really understand why until you read it and feel that you've been changed. You know, fo ...more
Sep 08, 2015
Sep 09, 2015
 
Empire State (Empire State, #1)
3.11
liked it
Three stars means "I like" a book, even though it feels more like a "meh" when you see those three lonely stars up there on a review. However, in this ...more
May 2012
Apr 24, 2012
 
Daemon (Daemon, #1)
4.17
really liked it
Wonderful, wonderful read. I'm taking off one star because I found the ending to be very... well, not to my liking. I thought it was too abrupt, and I ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Bridge of Birds (The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, #1)
4.29
really liked it
I feel bad. I finished this book two days after we recorded the episode of Sword and Laser where we wrap it up (first time I haven't finished a book f ...more
Feb 15, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
Bossypants
3.95
it was amazing
Bossypants is the kind of book that makes you feel like you could be the author's best friend. In fact... Tina Fey, will you be my best friend? I real ...more
May 15, 2011
May 11, 2011
 
Ghost Planet
3.61
it was amazing
"5 stars!" You exclaim. "For a Vaginal Fantasy pick!?"

Yes, and let me tell you why! Ghost Planet surprised me in a big way. I've read quite a bit of s
...more
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
 
Freedom™ (Daemon, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
A great sequel to Daemon! You get to see a different side of some of the characters, and not everything is as cut and dry.
not set
Jan 17, 2010
 
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)
3.95
liked it
Felicia made me do it.

UPDATED:

So, Grave Witch was actually a pretty fun book. It reminds me a little bit of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, though with a
...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
Among Others
3.68
really liked it
If you were ever an awkward teenager who loved science fiction and fantasy, you will probably enjoy this book.
Jun 08, 2013
Jan 24, 2011
 
Hunter's Claim (The Alliance, #1)
3.84
it was ok
I'm sorry I picked this, guys.
not set
May 26, 2014
 
Rule 34 (Halting State, #2)
3.75
liked it
Rule 34 is interesting in many ways: it deals with a subject matter that is deeply interesting to me (artificial intelligence and what that means for ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
**SPOILERS**

A Natural History of Dragons is the story of Isabella (or Lady Trent, who functions as the story's narrator in her later years). A curious
...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
 
Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
4.10
really liked it
I took this review from a 5-star to a 4-star in my rereading. It's Dragonflight still an excellent book? Yes. But perhaps I read now with more of a cr ...more
Apr 17, 2013
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1)
3.92
really liked it
I was worried, like many others, that this would be a blatant Sookie Stackhouse rip-off. I'm sure the author gets that a lot, and frankly, it's undese ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2011
 
The Thing Beneath the Bed (The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle #1)
4.27
it was amazing
This book is seriously awesome, and also SERIOUSLY not for kids! The illustrations are fantastic, and most adults will be sufficiently creeped by the ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.13
it was amazing
One of my new favorite series, so sure. The characters are so engaging and unusual, and the story (at least in the first book) is incredibly gripping.
May 10, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
 
Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1)
3.38
liked it
This book had all the elements that should have made it a hit (for me, at least). Strong, powerful female lead; sexy, manly (yet sensitive!) soldier-t ...more
Sep 10, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
 
Promise of Blood (Powder Mage, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
Saving my full review for the episode at the end of June! But clearly, I enjoyed it.
May 31, 2014
May 26, 2014
 
The City & the City
3.91
liked it
I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about this book. There was so much going on, and so much left to our own interpretation (not necessarily a bad ...more
Sep 28, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
 
A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones #1)
3.71
it was ok
Thoughts on Vaginal Fantasy tonight.
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
 
Blindsight (Firefall, #1)
4.00
liked it
This book was an interesting read, especially the "hard" science aspects of it... though I'm still not buying the whole "vampires in space" idea. In f ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
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