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Mesg #31 "Marfisk's 2010 Reading Log"
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Sun Jan-02-11 02:04 AMby MarFisk

Hmm, don't know how I missed this last year, but here goes. Let's see how much I can read this year .

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Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk, MarFisk, Jan 12th 2010, #1
RE: Marfisk's Reading Log, Erin_M_H, Jan 12th 2010, #2
RE: Marfisk's Reading Log, MarFisk, Jan 12th 2010, #3
Judge by Karen Traviss, MarFisk, Jan 29th 2010, #4
The Cardinal Rule by Cate Dermody (C.E. Murphy), MarFisk, Feb 07th 2010, #5
How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel, MarFisk, Mar 20th 2010, #6
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, MarFisk, Mar 20th 2010, #7
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, MarFisk, Mar 20th 2010, #8
The Rat Catcher by Kate Rothwell, MarFisk, Mar 20th 2010, #9
Silky by Lazette Gifford, MarFisk, Mar 31st 2010, #10
9: HeartMate by Robin D. Owens, MarFisk, Jun 01st 2010, #11
10: Iron Man 2 by Alexander Irvine, MarFisk, Jun 01st 2010, #12
11: Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann, MarFisk, Jun 01st 2010, #13
12: Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf, MarFisk, Jun 01st 2010, #14
13: Changeless by Gail Carriger, MarFisk, Jun 01st 2010, #15
14: Steamed: A Steampunk Romance by Katie MacAlister, MarFisk, Jun 01st 2010, #16
15: This Is Not A Game by Walter Jon Williams, MarFisk, Jun 01st 2010, #17
16: Michelle Rowen’s The Demon in Me, MarFisk, Aug 01st 2010, #18
17: Dreamveil: A Novel of the Kyndred by Lynn Viehl, MarFisk, Aug 01st 2010, #19
18: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, MarFisk, Aug 01st 2010, #20
19: Reading by the Colors by Helen Irlen, MarFisk, Aug 01st 2010, #21
20: Winters Passage by Julie Kagawa, MarFisk, Aug 01st 2010, #22
21: Demon Hunts by C.E. Murphy, MarFisk, Aug 01st 2010, #23
22: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, MarFisk, Aug 01st 2010, #24
23: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #25
24: Truthseeker by C.E. Murphy, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #26
25: Beauty and the Bastart by David Bridger, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #27
26: dream called time by S.L. Viehl, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #28
27: All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #29
28: Blameless by Gail Carriger, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #30
29: That Last Night in Texas by Ann Evans, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #31
30: The Best Laid Plans by Sara Mayberry, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #32
31: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward, MarFisk, Nov 28th 2010, #33

Mesg #124 "Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk"
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Reviewed it on LibraryThing and here:
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=895

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Mesg #127 "RE: Marfisk's Reading Log"
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You missed it last year because Zette just started it this year.

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Mesg #131 "RE: Marfisk's Reading Log"
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Now that would explain it. I guess the people talking about it on the thread were talking about at other sites? Crazy.

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Mesg #232 "Judge by Karen Traviss"
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My thoughts on the book and Karen Traviss are on my blog:
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=913

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Mesg #304 "The Cardinal Rule by Cate Dermody (C.E. Murphy)"
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Reviewed here: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=934

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Mesg #501 "How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel"
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Umm, I guess I forgot to keep up with this, so I'll just bring this up to date.

For my thoughts on How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel, visit my blog here:
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=951

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Mesg #502 "The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi"
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I read The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi because of recommendations and the Io9 book club. I'll have to keep an eye on what they're reading. I posted my review on my blog: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1059

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Mesg #503 "A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin"
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I haven't had the chance to write a review yet, but I very much enjoyed wandering through the political and personal minefields.

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Mesg #504 "The Rat Catcher by Kate Rothwell"
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A delightful historical romance with an interesting and surprising framework. I'll be posting a full review at some point.

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Mesg #543 "Silky by Lazette Gifford"
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No review yet, but I really enjoyed this novel. It's like a fantastical biography of a slave's road to success.

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Mesg #750 "9: HeartMate by Robin D. Owens"
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Whoops, forgot to update this .
Mini review here:
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1093

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Mesg #751 "10: Iron Man 2 by Alexander Irvine"
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Review is here:
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1153

I've since seen the movie, and while the novel was written from the screenplay, I think the novel allowed the story to come together better. Honestly, though I enjoyed the movie, I felt the story chosen for this second one was too complex for the medium of the big screen.

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Mesg #752 "11: Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann"
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Mini review here, but I've reviewed Brockmann's books before so if you search for her name, you'll see a bunch of comments .
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1212

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Mesg #753 "12: Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf"
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A full review is here: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1224

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Mesg #754 "13: Changeless by Gail Carriger"
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Full review here: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1235

I must say though that I'm loving this series.

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Mesg #755 "14: Steamed: A Steampunk Romance by Katie MacAlister"
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Full review here: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1250

It's a fun steampunk romp, with a little more explicit sex than expected but plot appropriate.

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Mesg #756 "15: This Is Not A Game by Walter Jon Williams"
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Sun Aug-01-10 03:38 PMby MarFisk

I just finished this book while away on a trip so I haven't written any thoughts down. My reactions to the book are complex though. Was it a good read? I'd have to say yes. He's a talented writer and that shows through. However, I didn't feel it was completely true to itself, almost as if Williams thought the story he'd begun wasn't good enough to see through to the end.

My thoughts in greater detail:
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1281

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Mesg #914 "16: Michelle Rowen’s The Demon in Me"
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Sun Nov-28-10 01:09 AMby MarFisk

Whoops, forgot to update this for a bit. The good news is that I'm not as far behind as I thought . For a while there, though, most of my reading was short stories.

Review:
http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1361

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Mesg #915 "17: Dreamveil: A Novel of the Kyndred by Lynn Viehl"
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Thoroughly enjoyed this one as usual. I appear not to have posted the review yet though :p.

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Mesg #916 "18: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews"
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I love this series because it's the spunky urban fantasy style...and yet isn't.

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Mesg #917 "19: Reading by the Colors by Helen Irlen"
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This is non-fiction introducing and explaining the Irlen Syndrome where the ability to filter light affects the ability to read and function. Because of this, and talking to Val and her husband who is affected as well, I went and got tested. Now I'm seeing green , at least until I get my lenses.

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Mesg #918 "20: Winters Passage by Julie Kagawa"
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This is a novella, but it's packaged as a book, so I'm counting it .

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Mesg #919 "21: Demon Hunts by C.E. Murphy"
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Another wonderful one.

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Mesg #920 "22: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan"
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Not sure if I should count this one either as it's an audio book rather than a reading book, but I was counting ebooks, so...

Finally ended up with a long enough car ride by myself to finish it off, and it's a very strange but entrancing book, good enough to keep my frustration level down when it took 3 hrs of crawling through construction to go 100 miles on the interstate.

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Mesg #1082 "23: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews"
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Sun Nov-28-10 01:08 AMby MarFisk

Totally forgot about this, but I hope I don't miss any.

Review: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1411

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Mesg #1083 "24: Truthseeker by C.E. Murphy"
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http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1425

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Mesg #1084 "25: Beauty and the Bastart by David Bridger"
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Review: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1441

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Mesg #1085 "26: dream called time by S.L. Viehl"
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Review: http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1396

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Mesg #1086 "27: All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear"
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http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1485

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Mesg #1087 "28: Blameless by Gail Carriger"
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http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1499

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Mesg #1088 "29: That Last Night in Texas by Ann Evans"
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http://margaretfisk.mmfcf.com/blog/?p=1521

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Mesg #1089 "30: The Best Laid Plans by Sara Mayberry"
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No review for this one. I enjoyed it, but nothing specific to say beyond that.

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Mesg #1090 "31: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward"
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Planning to write a review for this one but haven't gotten to it yet.

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