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Bookworm 2015: The Disappointments

Instead of a brutally good or brutally terrible book, the end of 2015 for me will be marked by an insanely horrible design decision by the staff of Goodreads. Out of the blue, they’ve decided they have to do something to “jazz up” the website, and among a series of other relatively poor design decisions, the “something” boiled down […]

Bookworm 2014: Weird Histories

Every now and then, I get a hankering for a bit of écriture feminine of the fantastic variety, usually as counterpoint to a lot of “manly” reading about explosions and spaceships and boobs and whatnot. That is not to say that there aren’t women writing manly stuff and men writing womanly stuff – that is […]

Bookworm 2014: The Disasters

It may seem that Goodreads has pretty much made these types of “year in review” posts pointless. You can list the books read in any one year by any one user, open them in table view, sort them by date or by rating or whatever other method  you prefer, and see what their top five or […]

Bookworm 2013: Bucketful of Childhood

Due to the timing of this overview and my reading the book, Neil Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane will end up in a post by itself, although, to be frank, it would probably have deserved at least an honorable mention among the best books of the year (particularly since it is one of […]

Bookworm 2013: Continuations

There were quite a few series I’ve continued this year, either because I decided to set aside the time and get invested into thousands of pages of a world, such as Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series, or simply because the latest sequels or parts of x-ologies happed to come out this year. The ones listed below are […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    Pilgermann
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    Acceptance
    Echopraxia
    Jagannath
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter


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