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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!

Currently reading

Queen and Country: A Gentleman's Game
Greg Rucka
The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins I know I'm not exactly breaking new ground here by saying this book was good, but it really was an enjoyable read. Katniss is a very strong and likeable protagonist, and while the concept did seem a little too similiar to "The Running Man", Collins still added enough original ideas to make it her own. The book is divided into three parts, and while I loved the first two, I did feel it started to collapse under its own weight in the third part. Without getting specific, I'll just say that I thought the fates of some of Katniss's opponents were rather anti-climactic (one in perticular that caused me to yell out "That's it??? Really???) Still, despite limping to the finish line, this was an adventure/suspense novel definitely worth reading! Can't wait to see the movie now!