Category: Reviews

The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 4 of 5 stars I won’t deny part of my motivation for reading this book is the impending release of the movie based on it. I have a strong preference for having read

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Pirate Cinema

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this as part of an ebook Humble Bundle some time ago, and finally got around to reading it. It only took me me three flights to or

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite

OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review by John Siracusa My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have read every one of Siracusa’s epic OS X reviews since 10.5 on. Lately they provide my feature overview before I get

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The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp My rating: 3 of 5 stars As you might have heard, our son Theodore was born two weeks ago. Since he is our first child, I naturally wanted to become more

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How I Live Now

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a relatively rare example where I decided to read a book based entirely on the trailer for its upcoming movie adaptation. It was a serendipitous

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Alanna: The First Adventure

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce My rating: 3 of 5 stars What surprised me most about this book, selected for a YA book club, is that I had never heard of it, any of the other Tortall books,

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I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President

I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a book I received for Christmas three years ago and hadn’t yet read (hi

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PAX East 2012 Indie Megabooth

Intro Early this year, I made my fifth PAX pilgrimage, this time to PAX East 2012. Even though we only attended two days (because of Easter Sunday and impending travel), we managed to fit in a mix of activities, including

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A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin My rating: 3 of 5 stars No spoilers for my thoughts on this one. First, on a metapoint, I thought about holding off on a review until I had finished A Dance

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5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides by The Oatmeal My rating: 3 of 5 stars As with most collections of existing material, if you like content at theoatmeal.com, you will probably

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