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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
Storm Front - Jim Butcher This book reminds me why I'm so sad to see more and more bookstores close as many people are now getting their books from handheld devices instead. I discovered this book purely by accident (and before the Dresden Files became well-known), as I was browsing a bookstore one day and the cover caught my eye. Decided to get it on a whim as it sounded interesting, and Wow, I wasn't disappointed!

Harry Dresden has been described as a grown-up "Harry Potter", and I've thoroughly enjoyed the series spotlighting this "wizard-for-hire". The Dresden saga starts with this book, and it's incredibly fast-paced with a lead character who's funny and charismatic. This book is packed with humor, horror, and action. Definitely a must-read!