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Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
I picked up Red Rising because a *lot* of the people at Worldbuilders were goofy over the books, and, by extension, the author Pierce Brown.

Earlier th
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Sep 17, 2016
Sep 17, 2016
 
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
4.13
it was amazing

A couple months ago, a little bird on the internet let me know that Felicia Day was writing a memoir.

And honestly? I didn't know how to feel about th
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Aug 11, 2015
Aug 11, 2015
 
The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30; Tiffany Aching, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
I will never be able to write a book as good as this.

I just finished reading it again. This is probably my third or fourth time.

I love all of Pratche
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Jun 06, 2015
Jun 29, 2009
 
Eloise
4.20
did not like it

This book should be titled: "How to be a spoiled little bitch."

I asked my little boy if he's like to read some books the other day, and he brought ov
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Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Redshirts
3.84
it was amazing

Simply said, I loved this book.

If you want me to go into more detail, I can. But that's the heart of the matter.

I don't do spoilers. So instead, let
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Feb 03, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
I walked into the bookstore in a bit of a mood.

Wait, that's my Midwestern nature talking. We tend to understate. The truth is I walked into the books
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Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
 
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2.5)
3.91
it was amazing
So this book is coming out on the 28th of October, just two weeks away, and I'm growing increasingly nervous.

This isn't an unusual thing. Authors are
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Oct 15, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
 
The Giving Tree
4.37
it was amazing
I recently read this book to my little boy.

It's not the first time I've read it. It's probably not even the tenth time. But it's the first time I've
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Sep 28, 2014
Sep 28, 2014
 
The Graveyard Book
4.13
it was amazing

Recently, on a car trip with my little boy, I decided to try listening to an audiobook.

In the past this hasn't been a success. He loves to be read to
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Sep 28, 2013
Jun 29, 2009
 
Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)
3.92
it was amazing

Great book. Urban fantasy. You should read it.

Why? Here's why....

1. It's witty.

2. It's not cliché.

3. It's smart.

4. It's set in London, and writte
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Apr 15, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
 
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
4.21
it was amazing
As always, after reading something by Sanderson, I find myself irritated at how good he is.

So let's take it as a given that the book has all the esse
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Apr 20, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
 
Coraline
4.04
it was amazing
I've read this book many different times in many different ways.

I read it off the page when it first came out. Later, I listened to Gaiman's narratio
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Aug 06, 2014
Jun 29, 2009
 
Esio Trot
3.74
did not like it
**spoiler alert**

Fuck this book. Don't read it to your kids. That's the short version.

If you want the longer version, settle in. We're going to have
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Feb 10, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #3)
4.00
While it's nice to see folks out there giving this book five stars, and in some cases even reviewing it, I'll admit that I'm kinda puzzled.

After thin
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May 10, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
Back when I was first published, people made a lot of comparisons between me and Scott Lynch.

The sentiment was mostly along the lines of "Pat Rothfus
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Oct 10, 2013
Apr 22, 2010
 
The Ocean At The End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing

Sitting down to write a review of this book, I don't quite know where to start.

I was going to quote a passage that I particularly loved. But no good
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May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
 
Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)
4.49
it was amazing
When I'm starting a big multi-volume story, one of the big concerns isn't just if the individual books are good. And it's not just whether or not the ...more
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 23, 2016
 
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)
4.24
it was amazing
I'll be honest, when I first read this book, years ago, my reaction was kinda "meh."

Or rather, I *remember* it being that way. It was a long time bac
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Oct 27, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
 
Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)
4.56
it was amazing
It occurred to me today when I sat down to write a review of this book, that I've never gone into detail about my Dresden Files obsession online.

That
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May 18, 2014
May 18, 2014
 
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
I got a chance to read an early version of this a little while ago. Needless to say, I jumped at it.

The reason for this is that so far, I haven't rea
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Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
Looking for Alaska
4.06
it was amazing
My assistant Amanda has been a John Green fan for ages, which is one of the reasons I decided to start giving his stuff a read.

I decided to start her
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Mar 17, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.58
it was amazing
Well, it's done. And it's been a long time coming...

Back in late 2009 I finally got the book to the point where I was satisfied with it. It was an ok
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not set
Apr 22, 2010
 
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
4.20
This book cost me around 600 dollars.

When I'm traveling to and from conventions, I use the airplane time to catch up on my reading. A lot of times th
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May 25, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Saga, Vol. 2 (Saga, #2)
4.56
it was amazing

Dear Mr. Vaughan,

I do not know what process you go though to produce comics like these. I do not know what dark alchemy you perform, what infernal pa
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Sep 22, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
Merciful Buddha, this was so good.

It's *so* good I wish I hadn't started reading it so soon. Now I have to wait for the next book to come out.

I hate
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Jan 15, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me.

I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review:

Simpl
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Jan 2011
May 25, 2011
 
Rogues
3.86
Okay, I'll admit it. I haven't read the whole anthology. But I'll admit I'm rather proud of the story I've got in here. It's called "The Lightning Tre ...more
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
 
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.65
it was amazing
I got to read an ARC of the book and I really enjoyed it. Sanderson really knows how tell a story and create an interesting world....
not set
Jun 09, 2010
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
it was amazing
I kinda liked this book. But my opinion on the matter probably shouldn't be trusted....
not set
Feb 19, 2008
 
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
3.93
it was amazing
Earlier this year, I was one of the lucky people Jenny sent an Advance Reading Copy of her newest book to.

The simple upshot? I loved it. I loved it ev
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Sep 27, 2015
Sep 27, 2015
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