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mngwinn

Gwinn in MN

I live in Minnesota and Like things

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Gooseberry Bluff Community College of Magic: The Thirteenth Rib
David J. Schwartz
DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks
Marcia Simmons;Jonas Halpren
The Lifecycle of Software Objects
Ted Chiang
JavaScript: The Good Parts
Douglas Crockford
The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova
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reviewed: Anathem
Easily my favorite book of Stephenson's since Snow Crash, and the only book since Diamond Age where I didn't wish an editor w...
Anathem - Neal Stephenson
reviewed: The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies (Popular Authors Series)
I have no idea if this book holds up, and I don't care. This was one of my favorite young adult books when I was a kid. I thi...
The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors - Bernard A. Drew
reviewed: The Green Futures of Tycho
I had remembered this book, but never the name or the author. And I somehow never figured out it was by the same author as on...
The Green Futures of Tycho - William Sleator
reviewed: The Westing Game
Another in my list of formative books I read over and over again as a child. I think Zoe's going to love this when she's old ...
The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
reviewed: 5 Novels: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars; Slaves of Spiegel; The Last Guru; Young Adult Novel; The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death
If you constructed elaborate genetic algorithms designed to produce the perfect book to delight an 11-year-old me, this is th...
5 Novels: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars / Slaves of Spiegel / The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death / The Last Guru / Young Adult Novel - Daniel Pinkwater, Jules Feiffer
reviewed: The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: Wizard's First Rule, Blood of the Fold ,Stone of Tears
Crap. I couldn't even finish it, and I've enjoyed some objectively awful fantasy novels. If you're in to BDSD, pseudo-objecti...
The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I: Wizard's First Rule, Blood of the Fold, Stone of Tears - Terry Goodkind
reviewed: American Gods: A Novel
I love this book. One of my top-5 SF/Fantasy favorites, and one of the few books I have the urge to re-read every time someon...
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
reviewed: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Don't take "Dick at his strangest" lightly. This one's weird. Not where you would want to start with PKD.
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip K. Dick
reviewed: Ready Player One: A Novel
I thought I had a review here. The short version: I loved this book. People like me may love this book. I think dismissing it...
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
reviewed: Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up
Let's be clear - this is, as advertised, a cookbook for preschoolers, and has to be evaluated in that context. My five-year-o...
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up - Mollie Katzen, Ann Henderson, Ann L. Henderson
reviewed: Galatea 2.2: A Novel
I read this book quite a number of years ago and have no idea how well it holds up .
Galatea 2.2: A Novel - Richard Powers
reviewed: Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change
If you like a certain kind of old school speculative fiction in the Niven/Pournelle/etc. vein, full of Mary Sues and leaden d...
Dies the Fire - S.M. Stirling
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reviewed: Superfolks
Sometimes there are books that shift entire genres enough that they feel strip mined when you read them late. Superfolks was ...
Superfolks - Robert   Mayer, Grant Morrison
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January 2013
06
reviewed: John Dies at the End
Very weird. Reads like a collection of shorts, which it basically is.
John Dies at the End  - David Wong
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