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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Joshua Greene
The Wisdom Of The Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life
Luc Ferry
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) - Brandon Sanderson,  Michael Kramer Three stars means I liked it. This was an entertaining fantasy read that at times really held my attention and made me look forward to finding out what happened next. The magic of the world was satisfying in complexity and internal logic. Characters had sufficient background depth and motivation. Overall pacing was exciting. For some reason all these elements didn't come together to make magic for me. Everything was well crafted and well executed, but I was always aware that I was reading an invented story about imaginary characters in an imaginary world. I was never able to achieve total suspension of disbelief and feel as though the world was a place I could really go play, the characters old friends, the story a tale I'd heard long ago, then forgotten. My personal favorite fantasies make me feel as though I've actually lived them, and I know in my gut I've never really been to the Final Empire.