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For five years (2008-2012) I posted brief reviews of most of the books I read to the LJ community [livejournal.com profile] bookslide, mostly for the benefit of my friends [livejournal.com profile] paperlibrarian and [profile] mackatlaw. As that time has passed, I've been doing more and more of my personal journaling on DW, more of my friends have joined me here, and the level of service at LJ has gradually deteriorated. As I write this, LJ is completely inaccessible to me much of the time, and even when it is responding, only the "older" update form (which is about to be retired) works on my iPad. I'm tired of fighting with it every few days.

What I've done at this point is to create a summary post here for the books from each year, with links to the original reviews I posted on LJ, which hopefully aren't going anywhere. Going forward I will post new reviews in this community, and possibly occasional summaries to the LJ community for the benefit of anyone who doesn't want to follow me here.

One word of warning! Some of my reviews contain spoilers. I used cut tags, but if you're clicking the links in the summary table, the cuts will be ignored!

An explanation of table columns in the summaries:

# is just enumerating the number of books I read that year.

JRI (Just Read It) indicates if this is a book I've had on my shelf waiting to be read for a while. I have an active library habit which distracts me from my backlog of purchased books.

✭ is the number of stars I gave the book on Goodreads. You won't see anything below a 3 very often since I usually abandon a book if I don't like it.

Author, Title and Series should be self-explanatory. I like fantasy, and most fantasy books are part of a series, and some of the series are getting ridiculously long. (I'm looking at you, Dresden Files. Not that I'm complaining.)

I think that's everything! I'm keeping this mostly for my own review, but comments are welcome!
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