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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
Fool Moon - Jim Butcher Another entertaining chapter of "The Dresden Files". This one finds wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden investigate brutal murders that seem to have been committed by a giant... wolf. Overall, I really enjoyed "Fool Moon". Like its predecessor "Storm Front", this one had more than enough humor, horror, and action to keep the pages turning. Also, the working relationship between Harry & perky police detective Karrin Murphy is given more depth, and a mysterious stranger named Tera adds some intrigue as well.

However, I couldn't give this one a perfect score, as some parts were just a little too silly for me. Granted, I know you shouldn't expect much realism from a novel about wizards and werewolves, but the author strained suspension of disbelief to its very limits at times. A perfect example occurs very early on, when Murphy makes a snide comment to a female F.B.I. agent, and the agent responds by DRAWING HER GUN and preparing to shoot Murphy! Even more bizarre...the incident is immediately shrugged off by everyone. I'm sorry, I can accept Harry communicating with spirits and summoning demons, but an F.B.I. agent almost shooting a police officer out of spite and there are no repercussions...that's a bit much!

Still, even if it gets a little too silly at times, "Fool Moon" still makes for an exciting read!