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Turn of the Screw. Jamie Fraser. David Foster Wallace. Shakespeare. Well-constructed sentences. Leonard Cohen. Captain Wentworth. Neruda. Hemingway. Chapter 21 of Jane Eyre. Clive Staples. Tolkien. Melina Marchetta. Big, fat Russian novels. New words. And honey in my tea.

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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1) - 3.5 stars. This was an interesting take on a classic fairy tale. And while it was fairly predictable, and plot-lines were not left fully explored, it was well-written and good fun. The premise of Cinderella as a cyborg, and a prince who's forced to marry an evil Lunar queen to keep the earth from certain war is a great one. Sometimes the execution fell flat, but I certainly didn't lose interest, even though the central mystery was apparent fairly early on. It wasn't a fully unforgettable read, but it was a good one.