Deb's books

Reading all the books. 

 

I see words, I read them. 

 

Goodreads refugee. 

 

 

Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor Loved this, but it's very hard to explain without spoilers.
All of Me: How I Learned to Live with the Many Personalities Sharing My Body - Kim  Noble Very interesting.
The Infinite Resource - Ramez Naam Won this book through the goodreads first reads program.

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Contagious: Why Things Catch On - Explains why word of mouth works and why people talk about certain products. The part about triggers was very interesting.
Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future - Marilu Henner I liked this, but be advised it's mostly about remembering things in your past and events in your life. It's only about autobiographical memory.
Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know - Leonard E. Burman, Joel Slemrod Informative and easy to understand.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us - Sounds interesting. I won this through the goodreads first reads program. Excellent book! Well written, very readable and informative. Mostly about marketing, but also about how decisions were made. Interesting that many people no longer eat the products they helped develop or market.
Death Warmed Over - Kevin J. Anderson The world-building and details were great, but the story wasn't that interesting. More silly than funny.
Recipes for Disaster: A Memoir - Tess Rafferty I won this through the goodreads first-reads program. I never watched her show or even knew who she was before reading this book. I really enjoyed this book. It's mostly stories about dinner parties, but also includes a few recipes and tips.
Sins of the Demon - Diana Rowland I don't like cliffhangers!
Tempest's Fury  - Nicole Peeler I don't like cliffhangers.
Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places - Bill Streever I won this through the goodreads first reads program. I thought it was pretty good. I liked the chapter on volcanoes the best. Well written, good imagery, and interesting. It did take me a while to read it, I kept putting it down in favor of other books. He does pull some stupid stunts, see the other reviews on this book for details.
Death's Rival  - Faith Hunter Loved it. Great story. More details about Jane's past are revealed. Beast is big. Beast is alpha-cat. Beast is a mighty hunter, hunts big prey. Beast is stronger now and becoming more forceful. I loved her claiming people. Mine. If only the people she's talking about could hear her when she says, "Mine" - would probably just scare them, though. Ready for the next one.
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing - Mark  Levine Won this through LibraryThing, but haven't received it.
One for the Books - Joe Queenan I really liked this, but I'm not sure if I can explain why. I'm an avid reader, but we definitely don't read the same books. I have a nook; I don't write in books; I read science fiction and fantasy. I think he actually called me an idiot as well as implying that I don't love books, but I still enjoyed it.
11/22/63 - Stephen King I enjoyed the book overall, but there were some odd plot holes and the bit about the earthquakes was just strange. I liked the references to IT. Not a typical Stephen King book.

Currently reading

Glitter and Mayhem
Amal El-Mohtar, Maria Dahvana Headley, Laura Chavoen, Michael Damian Thomas, Damien Walters Grintalis, Cory Skerry, Sofia Samatar, Damien Walters, Kyle S. Johnson, Kat Howard, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Pelland, Vylar Kaftan, Rachel Swirsky, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Diana Ro