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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.24
Purchased anew, and laid it beside her bed,
Conflicting thoughts flying through her head.
Afraid almost to crack the covers, read the pages,
What if it w...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 26, 2008
 
Brave New World
3.92
This book is frightening. I'll take it to my classroom and subject the innocents to it.
Jan 1975
Jun 29, 2008
 
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
4.02
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I was an anthropology major at UCSC. Although I wanted to specialize in physical anthropology, I did quite a bi...more
Sep 04, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
 
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
3.90
I try to get my math students to read mysteries, because the logical skills of finding a pattern and using inductive and deductive reasoning are often...more
Jan 1985
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
3.89
This does for the periodic table what I am always trying to do for math....link the science to the historical events, the people, and the economics th...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
4.53
Harry does it for me. Smart, nerdy, wiseass, with a self destructive desire to do the right thing.
Jul 03, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
Introduction to Linear Algebra
4.21
I'm having a hard time identifying with the main characters.
not set
Aug 10, 2011
 
Jack and Jill
3.72
Rereading books you loved as a child can make you see both; all of the wonderful things in them, and all of the flaws. I think the parts about Tempera...more
Jan 1982
Jul 02, 2008
 
The Cranes Dance
3.63
What fresh hell is this? Although I laughed out loud in several places, and loved every second of this book. I'm just going to say, that the thought o...more
May 26, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Anathem
4.16
That took a while. I was afraid to read it at night for fear I would suffer a head injury when it fell on me. I haven't enjoyed orbital mechanics so m...more
Oct 03, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
 
Time Enough for Love (The World As Myth)
3.94
I wanted a paperback to read on the plane recently, and this one was right on top of a stack of books, so I reread it. I've reread a few Heinlein book...more
Aug 21, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
 
Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer
3.39
Insights into the life of a travel writer. The real reason they travel, someone is paying them. One of my favorite bits was about the fallacy of taxi...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
3.80
This book covers Iraq and mercenaries in great detail. However, I was unprepared for the section on Blackwater and Hurricane Katrina. The author makes...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
I put off reading this, because I was afraid I'd like it, and I already knew the author was dead, which will sort of limit his future production, sinc...more
Sep 23, 2009
Dec 27, 2008
 
Dragonmaster (DragonMaster, #1)
3.67
I have abandoned this book to the sea of poor grammar and word choices from whence it came.
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
3.79
If even half of what he says is true, the world is a sad and scary place.
Jan 2005
May 28, 2008
 
Austenland (Austenland, #1)
3.48
I bought this at a used books shop 2 nights ago. At first I thought it was a goofy romance of a book, and while it did have that element to it, there...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
 
101 UN-Useless Japanese Inventions
3.76
I bought this on a trip to Seattle with Debbie and Steve. We had quite the laugh. Another one I keep in the school library to trick students into open...more
Jan 1995
Jan 19, 2009
 
Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
3.82
When I give it 3 stars, that does not mean that it was great reading, in this case, it is because I found it useful for teaching.
Jan 2005
Jan 19, 2009
 
The Women Who Lived for Danger: Behind Enemy Lines During WWII
3.77
I was fascinated by the subject. However, I have the following quibbles.

a) for a book about women the ratio of stories about their male counterparts:...more
Jul 10, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
 
Alas, Babylon
4.04
I read this when I was 10 or 11 because my mother believed that if I was physically capable of reading the words, I could read whatever books she had....more
Jan 1974
Dec 23, 2008
 
The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)
4.32
Arrgh.
not set
Jul 20, 2011
 
Precious
3.79
Perhaps girls like Precious are invisible because it is so hard to believe that there is such abuse in the world? The ending was perfection, I can ima...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
 
Bellwether
3.93
I chose this book, because it is the lightest thing on my nightstand, and I can't move my neck, so the new Diana Gabaldon was right out.

The discussion...more
Sep 25, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.19
I hope the third book explains her solution to Fermat's Last Theorem, that would be my kind of thriller.

Stieg Larsson could easily become my new favor...more
Nov 12, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
 
What's Up Down There?: Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend
3.89
I was hoping for funnier, but this book was informative, easy to read...and filled with valuable take care of yourself information. It will look great...more
Nov 21, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
 
Spin State
3.74
There is nothing I like better than a good old fashioned "what-if" this book asks some of those questions about quantum physics and entanglement, and...more
Jan 2003
Sep 13, 2008
 
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
3.75
I read this because of the title. It turned out to be good teen fiction, so I kept it for the schools only library, which is the back of my classroom.
Jan 2006
Sep 22, 2008
 
The Waste Land and Other Poems
4.23
I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material...more
Jan 1985
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Mirror Crack'd
3.83
One of my favorite Agatha Christie books. The motive behind the murder was so poignant, and I'm a sucker for Tennyson.
Jan 1979
Sep 25, 2008
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