The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

★★★★★ I hate reviewing books like this because I really really don’t want to spoil it for others, but I still want to convey how much I enjoyed it. It is also a book that while extremely well done is probably not for everyone especially if you are looking for a book full of action…

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

★★★★★ i>It had never occurred to her that God would cry, but of course that was wrong. God would be crying all the time. He would cry and cry and never stop. I don’t normally like vampire books. Vampires have become integrated in a formula for an instant best seller, thanks to books like Twilight,…

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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

★★★★★ Americans need to learn from the Wilson era, that there is a connection between racist presidential leadership and like-minded public response. This book is so important to read. I do not know if there is any other field of knowledge which suffers so badly as history from the sheer blind repetitions that occur year…

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Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

★★★★★ Memories are woven tapestries hiding hard walls-tell me my friends, what hue your favored thread, and I in turn, will tell the cast of your soul. So far this is my favorite book in the series. I struggled with a large part of Gardens of the Moon as Erikson throws readers in to the…

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In Search of Lost Dragons

★★★★★ So comes snow after fire, and even Dragons have their ending. -JRR Tolkein This is the book that I expected A Natural History of Dragons to be. While the adventures of the Lady Trent were interesting, it focused too much on her travels and not enough on what she was studying – dragons. The…

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

★★★★★ My husband and I are HUGE nerds. We have a ninja turtle painting, and our son doesn’t step out in anything that isn’t Spiderman, Batman or any other comic book characters. His first onesie was an original Nintendo controller. My shelves are littered with Gundam by husband hand paints and assembles. I grew up…

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Kill Anything That Moves by Nick Turse

★★★★★ We shoot the sick, the young, the lame We do our best to kill and maim Because the kills all count the same, Napalm sticks to kids. Ox cart rolling down the road, Peasants with a heavy load, They’re all VC when the bombs explode, Napalm sticks to kids. This book is a little…

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City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

★★★★★ This book just passed The Girl With All The Gifts for my favorite read of 2014. This is my first encounter with Robert Jackson Bennett, although I have seen a number of his books being highly praised. And now I can see why. When the Divinities are killed, everything begins to collapse. Anything the…

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We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

★★★★★ I am on a roll. Act normal. Pretend we don’t know what we know. But it’s so tiring. I start to hate people for their ignorance. Their complacency. Sometimes I see a couple people sitting around laughing and I think, What the fuck do you think is so funny? Daryl Gregory and I have…

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