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My hobbies include just about anything, really...except reading, I hate reading! Kidding of course, reading is my favorite hobby! I love not only reading, but creative writing as well. I'm currently working on a novel about a group of paranormal social workers who try to help creatures like themselves cope with being different while also protecting humanity from the more malevolent beings. Other hobbies include music, yoga, comedy clubs, movies, and video games. I read from just about any genre, but my favorites are fantasy/urban fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and graphic novels (that's what us comic-book geeks call them to try to sound more sophisticated). In my secret identity, I work as an accountant for a nonprofit organization . I know...accounting and creative writing don't exactly go together...what can I say, I'm full of contradictions! My rating system: 5 STARS - I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't wait to finish it, yet I also never wanted it to end! 4 STARS - I liked this book an awful lot! It would have been perfect, except for some minor issue or issues that detracted from my overall enjoyment. 3 STARS - I liked this book, but found it somewhat flawed. Probably would not read again, but might still give the author and/or series a second chance. 2 STARS - Overall, a disappointing read for me. It had its moments, but sadly the bad outweighed the good. 1 STAR - I hate the part of my brain that convinced me to read this book!

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Queen and Country: A Gentleman's Game
Greg Rucka
Mary, Mary - James Patterson I rarely include spoilers, but it's impossible for me to really convey why I hated this book so much without getting into detail. Basically, this book commits the absolute worst sin a mystery can in my opinion...the villain behind the mystery turns out to be someone that wasn't even in the book before the big reveal! Seriously, when the killer's identity was exposed, I had to look back to see who he even was, and the only mention of him ever was that his wife (who was a suspect) mentioned in a throw-away comment that she was married. Really, the read is supposed to be able to guess that this woman's unseen husband who was only mentioned once in a single sentence was the killer?!? Terrible ending!

The main story didn't work for me either, as it just seemed to be a carbon-copy of Patterson's far-superior "Jack And Jill"...