Deb's books

Reading all the books. 

 

I see words, I read them. 

 

Goodreads refugee. 

 

 

Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business - Jason Malinak This was helpful. Lots of solid information and specific recommendations. I haven't downloaded anything from the website, yet - I may still do that.
Cursed - Benedict Jacka I really like this series. I want more Starbreeze. Read Fated first, this one spoils too much of the first one and you'll want to read both (and Taken).
Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire Loved it! Great world-building and wonderful interesting characters. Hope to see many more books in this series, wish we didn't have to wait for the next one. There is a lot of info-dumping since it's a very dense world, but I love the details. Don't be fooled by the cover or the blurb, it's a great urban fantasy adventure. Only the first two of the series will be about Verity, then it will switch to other characters like the Women of the Otherworld series did.
Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers, #0.5) - Jana Oliver Interesting, but very short. Plan on reading the series soon
Queen of Wands - John Ringo The only part I liked was the astral plane version of Dragon*Con.
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike. - Augusten Burroughs I liked this more than I expected. It's mostly about being honest and not lying to yourself and living in the present, not the past or future.
Gamers - Thomas K. Carpenter I won this through the LibraryThing members giveaway program. I thought this was very interesting and a good setup for the series. Good world-building and it ends up being about much more than the game. I plan on reading the rest of the series.
VampCon - Armand Inezian I won this through LibraryThing. It's an ebook. I'm only half-way through and I'm finding it tough going. I thought VampCon was going to be a convention and it's not. There are many different viewpoints and many strange characters. I prefer 1st person POV. Finally finished, but it didn't get any better.
I'm HUMANOID - S.D. Rasheed I won this book from the member giveaways on LibraryThing. It has some great ideas and a few really good details, but I don't think this story was ready to be published at all. It could be great, but it needs a lot of work and not just editing - although that would have helped. To start with it needs to be set farther into the future with more world-building and it needs more emotion. The writing is very stilted. If it had been all from Tears point of view (which I thought was implied from the title, but that might just be me) that could have worked in the beginning as long as it changed along with the humanoid as he gained more emotions himself. There were also a lot of holes in the logic and the story that could have been filled in. This was very short (78 pages on my nook).I think the author has potential, but this story could have been much, much better and I just can't recommend it as is.

Redshirts

Redshirts - I thought it was very funny in places. The three codas were very weak. I enjoyed it, but there are a few things that bothered me. Am I the only one that was annoyed by the names? I wish I could search the reviews on goodreads by keywords to find out. There isn't enough difference in Dahl and Duvall to use for the two main characters, it would have been fine if that had been called by their first names, but they're not, you just have to memorize which is which. Then, there are two Nicks in the book, I don't understand that at all. I actually went to the author's blog and searched, thinking maybe the names were all tuckerizations or something, that would at least have explained it.
My Own Kind of Freedom: A Firefly Novel - Steven Brust I enjoyed because I miss the crew so much. I think he nails the dialog and the characters. You need to know the characters very well to follow the dialog switching.
Dragon Justice  - Laura Anne Gilman Loved seeing Wren. Want more!
Internet Marketing Made Easy - Jo-Anne Vandermeulen, Nancy E. Williams I won this through the goodreads first reads program. This is very short and would be great for absolute beginners. Most people who already have a blog wouldn't learn much from this book. I did like the way the definitions (everything is defined) were at the bottom of the pages and I wish more books would use that format. I became annoyed with the way *conquer all obstacles* (complete with the asterisks every single time) was used and over-used throughout the book. That's the name of the author's novel.
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder - Nassim Nicholas Taleb I won this through the goodreads first-reads program.
Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories, #I) - Kelley Armstrong I liked this more than I expected. I guess I thought it was random short stories about various men in the series, but it's really just the story of Jeremy and Clay.
I Suck at Girls - Justin Halpern Funny, very short, easy read. Maybe I enjoyed this one better than the first book because I didn't expect as much.

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