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If On a Winter's Night a Traveler - Hardcover -
A strange, meta-narrative that delves deeply into the experience of reading. - Dec. 8, 2013
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Hardcover -
I think anyone who has any interest in graphic novels will enjoy Nausicaä, either for the art or the story, and I definitely recommend it. - Feb. 16, 2013
Embassytown - Digital -
Strong science fiction elements and satisfying philosophical thought experiments make this an appealing book for a variety of readers. - Jan. 20, 2013
The Hobbit - Paperback -
A solid introduction to Middle-Earth and fantasy literature, but not quite at the level of The Lord of the Rings. - Jan. 1, 2013
Moby-Dick - Digital -
I can't emphasize enough how good this book is. - Dec. 4, 2012
Thousand Cranes - Paperback -
Thousand Cranes is a beautiful and evocative book. - Nov. 10, 2012
The Well of Ascension - Paperback -
While it is an awkward entry between the great first, and the strong ending of the third, Ascension is still worth reading. - Oct. 10, 2012
Enna Burning - Digital -
A weaker work than Goose Girl, and the least enjoyable of all the Bayern Books. - Sept. 15, 2012
The Windup Girl - Digital -
The slow pace and straightforward style counteract the strong setting, resulting in a mediocre read. - Sept. 7, 2012
A Study in Scarlet - Digital -
- Aug. 20, 2012
Gormenghast - Digital -
Once accustomed to the style and expectations, reading Gormenghast is an absolute pleasure. - Aug. 4, 2012
Mistborn: The Final Empire - Paperback -
A great start to a strong fantasy series that is full of interesting characters and slick action. - July 9, 2012
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Paperback -
A unique and interesting, albeit depressing, take on the post-apocalyptic genre. - June 1, 2012
Treasure Island - Digital -
Despite the sense of familiarity throughout the book, it was still immensely entertaining. - May 10, 2012
The Man in the High Castle - Paperback -
A great idea that is more tiresome than enthralling in its execution. - April 15, 2012
Titus Groan - Hardcover -
A rich, complicated world full of fascinating characters that rewards the patient, focused reader. - March 18, 2012
Incarceron - Digital -
Despite a strong premise, Incarceron ultimately fails to develop into anything more than a good idea with mediocre execution. - March 4, 2012
The Borrowers - Paperback -

The Borrowers was a fun, cute little story that I enjoyed reading. I didn't feel like there was a lot of depth to it, but the setting was well-realized and …

- Feb. 22, 2012
Brilliance of the Moon - Hardcover -

There's no other way to say this than Brilliance of the Moon is a disappointing book. I've thought a lot about why this is - why did I enjoy the …

- Feb. 18, 2012
Sanshirō - Paperback -
While this is not the best Sōseki I have read (that would be I Am A Cat), it is a novel worth reading, especially if you are a fan of Sōseki, or if you want to see one of the influences of Murakami. - Feb. 8, 2012
The Lives of Christopher Chant - Digital -

I really enjoy reading Diana Wynne Jones. She has a whimsical and magical quality to her writing that I don't remember seeing anywhere else. Her characters are all very well …

- Jan. 30, 2012
Giant Thief - Digital -

Giant Thief is a fast-paced book full of action and plenty of comedy. I found myself laughing out loud numerous times throughout the book. Unfortunately, the carefree rogue Han Solo …

- Jan. 26, 2012
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth - Digital -

I began reading the version of A Journey to the Centre of the Earth that is available for free on Amazon for the Kindle. After the first three chapters, however, …

- Jan. 20, 2012
Catch-22 - Paperback -

Utterly amazing book. I don't know where to start when it comes to Catch-22. My paltry synopsis above does nothing to capture what makes this book so great, and …

- Jan. 15, 2012
A Christmas Carol - Digital -
While not as good as other books by Dickens, it's prevalence in modern culture makes this required reading. - Jan. 6, 2012

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