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ChelseaWriteNow

i read at least 50 books a year or i feel like a failure. so there's that. and i like writing. like, a lot. also, hugs.

Currently reading

A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Death Match
Lincoln Child
Infected
Scott Sigler
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Simon Garfield, Gildart Jackson
The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)
Chris Hardwick
Wannabe a Writer?
Jane Wenham-Jones
Orleans
Ruby Red
Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell, Marisa Calin
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking - it did my pet peeve of saying "in this book..." and "in this section..."otherwise it was really good.

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska - John Green, Jeff Woodman a long string of pretty, pretty words (and a few lewd ones). some of which made me tear up.

Prey

Prey - Michael Crichton kinda slow to get going and then... is it wrong that i think there should have been more death?

Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)

Death Masks  - James Marsters, Jim Butcher i thought the pace of the last one sped by! this was awesome! these books are just such a fun read. just when it seems darkest, it gets hilarious. about to read book 6. i wonder what, if anything, will be resolved.

Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box

Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box - Mira Grant That was really good. Laying out the scenario and having them make an impossible choice. Personally I imagined they all had southern accents, and I'd highly recommend that you do, too. :P

Hearts, Keys, and Puppetry

Hearts, Keys, and Puppetry - Neil Gaiman,  Katherine Kellgren I feel like I may need a second reading.

Summer Knight (Dresden Files Series #4)

Summer Knight  - James Marsters, Jim Butcher This one opened up so many possibilities and questions. And I definitely get what everyone says about the series getting good at books 3/4. The pacing is awesome and it's full of humor, which makes it really fun.

Grave Peril (Dresden Files Series #3)

Grave Peril  - James Marsters, Jim Butcher This one I liked from start to finish. It started in an action scene, which is my favorite way a book can start. And it ended sadly. And there's nothing I like more than a sad ending.

Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2)

Fool Moon  - Jim Butcher, James Marsters There was a definite improvement between this and the first book, which makes me look forward to the third. As well as others who have read this, I have been promised that it continues to improve and really gets going by book 4. I like that it acknowledged how slow Harry can be to arrive at obvious conclusions. Which means the author doesn't think I (the reader) am an idiot needing things explained to me, that's just the character. And also that it left me with questions to be answered in the next books. (Like what was that last mysterious source he found?)

The Night Strangers

The Night Strangers - Chris Bohjalian i found the second person perspective to get a bit tiresome. and maybe i'm just a paranoid person, but i found the characters to be a bit naive. some alarm bells that perhaps were supposed to ring for the reader should have rung for the characters, too. but they seemed deaf, blind, or indifferent to quite a few things that should have been worrisome.

The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa Novels Series, #1)

The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa Novels Series, #1) - Alex Bledsoe, Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki It was pretty good. Considering that it's about fairies, I really liked it. Usually, as soon as fairies are mentioned, things get really corny, but this was good.

Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, #2)

Dune Messiah  - Euan Morton, Scott Brick, Katharine Kellgren, Frank Herbert I wish Paul would just answer a question instead of talking in circles. And I wish Bijaz didn't have any dialogue. And I wish there were more action. Oh well.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton This thing is full of pop-culture and nostalgia. If you aren't amused by those things, then this will probably get boring fast. I enjoyed it, though.

Storm Front (Dresden Files Series #1)

Storm Front  - Jim Butcher, James Marsters first of all, where are all the witches? there are only men with magical powers? really? that seems unlikely. while it wasn't bad, i'm not exactly enraptured. since the series was recommended by a friend, i'll keep reading. i'm curious to learn more about the rules of this world and about the mystical creatures. it's funny, which makes the cheesy bits excusable.

Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)

Dune  - Euan Morton, Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Frank Herbert a bit slow to start, and tedious in a few places, but overall i liked it. i get why people like this book.

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester A MUST for anyone with a love of words. Probably dreadfully dull for others. :P