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Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm
Monte Reel
The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones
Jack Wolf

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino I'm still trying to figure out what I think about this book. I'm glad I read it, I can claim it's done, but I doubt I would recommend it to anyone else.It's confusing and disjointed (on purpose) and it does move fairly quickly. I think it would make a great independent comedy film.

The Snow Child: A Novel

The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey This is one of the best books I've read in ages. It's so whimsical but so melancholy at the same time. From the first page of the first chapter I could feel the rawness of the emotions coming off the paper towards me. By the epilogue I was sobbing bittersweet tears. Seriously, this is a must read.

Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)

Cheaper by the Dozen - Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey Nice little back story to Cinder.

Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles

Cinder - Marissa Meyer I went into this expecting some standard, entertaining YA fluff and I was blown out of the water by how good this book was.All I can say is that Marissa Meyer has brilliantly creating a wonderful dystopian world and the perfect marriage of scifi and fairy tale. I am looking forward to the next three books!

Hello, My Name Is Pabst: Baby Names for Nonconformist, Indie, Geeky, DIY, Hipster, and Alterna-Parents of Every Kind

Hello, My Name Is Pabst: Baby Names for Nonconformist, Indie, Geeky, DIY, Hipster, and Alterna-Parents of Every Kind - 'Miek Bruno',  'Kerry Sparks' I don't even plan on having a kid for a while, but this book is so awesome. So awesome.

Murder Below Montparnasse (Aimee Leduc)

Murder Below Montparnasse - Cara Black It was good. A lot of elements and characters that felt too shallowly developed for my taste, but that may be a result of me never reading the first 12, yes 12, books in this series.And this may be me being picky, but I felt like Ms. Black was overly determined to stress the French-ness of this Parisian lady detective. Good read though, nice use of French expressions and really got a genuine feel for Paris.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made - Stephan Pastis I read through this quickly. It's intended for a pretty young audience. It was cute, as an adult I felt frustrated by the mother's attitude and very sorry for the "evil one". I keep trying to imagine what it would be like to read this as a kid and I'm not sure that the protagonist is all that likable. I think even children would be frustrated by how naive and ignorant he can be. But like I said, it was cute.

Jam

Jam - Yahtzee Croshaw I really liked it. Interesting premise, Australian setting and humorous writing. I do wish the protagonist had been a bit less spineless and that the ending had flushed out a bit more... Maybe we'll get a sequel, I'd definitely read it.

Garment of Shadows: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Garment of Shadows - Laurie R. King I am so pleased with this book. I'll admit I wasn't a huge fan of Pirate King. It seemed short and shallow to me. But this book is in the true LRK spirit and brought back the Hazr brothers!

Pirate King: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Russell & Holmes, Book 11)

Pirate King - Laurie R. King Not my favorite, seemed short compared to the others...