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Thirteen: The Apollo Flight That Failed
(I was offered a copy of Thirteen by the publisher and downloaded it via NetGalley.)

There was something about the style and structure of this book th...more
Feb 17, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
4.5 stars. I did not expect to like this as much as I did! I thought it would be funny, maybe snarky, and it was both, but it was also poignant, authe...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
The Boleyn Bride
I'm going to give this the full treatment in my blog like I've done for all of Brandy's previous books, but let me just say that I really, REALLY enjo...more
Nov 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Challenger: An American Tragedy: The Inside Story from Launch Control
When I was asked if I'd like a NetGalley review copy of this book, I immediately said yes; it was only after that it occurred to me how difficult it m...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
The Entropy Effect
Read the whole thing in one day sitting by the water. Whenever I put it down to get some Diet Coke or take a bathroom break, I spent the whole time wo...more
Nov 08, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
I don't even know how to review this. I thought I'd read this back in high school, but maybe I blanked it from my memory out of teenage frustration. Y...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Myth of "Bloody Mary": A Biography of Queen Mary I of England
(I'm re-reading this in April 2014 - since I couldn't include it the first time, this time I'll copy/paste my review from the Historical Novel Society...more
Sep 04, 2009
Aug 06, 2009
Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr
Amiably written, mostly balanced portrait of a queen many Tudor enthusiasts think they know. I saw new sides of Katherine Parr, both positive and nega...more
Apr 2014
Nov 25, 2013
The Bitter Trade
Piers very kindly gave me a review copy of this lovely novel with the expectation that I would review it sometime in June. But circumstances have cons...more
not set
Apr 29, 2014
The Concubine
I enjoyed a lot of this book; the bits I didn't care for came mostly in the second half, though the last few pages made up for it. It's not my favorit...more
Oct 2010
Oct 28, 2010
The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege
From other reviews I had braced myself to dislike this, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's true that some of the characters are off, but good grief, t...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
The Pilgrim Glass
4.5 stars! I read this book around the time it won finalist at the Faulkner-Wisdom awards in 2005, and I've had a crush on Jonas ever since. Literary...more
Sep 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2010
On the cover of this book I'm quoted with the following: "Rose brings a time of historic change to life through passionate characters and lush prose....more
Dec 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Pomegranates & Pine Nuts: A stunning collection of Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian recipes
[I was given a PDF copy of this book by NetGalley]

I'm not familiar with Ms. Kehdy's blog, so I had no preconceived expectations, only the impulse reac...more
Sep 03, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Fallen Heroes
Damn. They told me this one was dark, but this shizz is like Spinal Tap NONE MORE BLACK dark. The premise: Quark & Odo are thrown three days into...more
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon
I'm waffling between 3.5 and 4 stars. My personal fangirling makes me read anything to do with these people (and these two in particular) through rose...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
The Palace (Saint-Germain series, #2)
3.5 stars. This is the second Saint-Germain book I've read, the first being An Embarrassment of Riches (the newest one). The Palace is a much longer n...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
A Traitor's Fate (Rebels & Brothers 2)
An excellent follow-up to Feud, with plenty of action, nail-biting tension, and epic adventure - I've got a much more wordy version at my blog, but th...more
Dec 20, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
A Rock and a Hard Place (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #10)
This was one of my favorite TNG books when I was a teenager (the danger! the angst! the psychic hotline of love!), but at 36 I can see things I couldn...more
Mar 11, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Richard II Makers of History
Should have been called History From Edward I to the Black Prince, Then Richard II About Halfway In, Then My Thoughts On Class Structure and Social Or...more
May 2012
May 19, 2012
The Horror Film: An Introduction
This book gives fans and non-fans a comprehensive study of the horror genre: its roots in myth and folktale; its birth in 19th century gross-out theat...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
The Long Winter (Little House, #6)
My favorite of all the Little House books - the one I read most often as a girl, and the only one I'd really really love to own now. The "make hay whi...more
not set
Dec 09, 2013
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Star Trek TOS: Movie Novelizations, #5)
In my experience a strong novelization can do wonders for a weak movie; it's one of the reasons I love novelizations so much. Since I like Dillard's T...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia, #1)
3.5 stars -- adorbs protags, adorbs premise, adorbs in general. I'd had this in my to-read list for ages, and when I finally got a chance to read it (...more
Aug 14, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di
I loved this. Short, snarky, punchy, irreverent, all those others adjectives - I'm sure plenty of people trash it for that, the ones who can't bear to...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
The Sisters of Henry VIII: The Tumultuous Lives of Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France
A very enjoyable look at the lives of two Tudor women many people forget existed. Yes, there's a lot of talk about what they wore and what it cost - t...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
The Lost Years (Star Trek: The Lost Years, #1)
The Dwen character/plot was a bit contrived, but I liked the theme behind it. And wow, emo Spock is emo.
Apr 28, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
Batman: Year One
I can't believe I waited so long to read this. Fantastic.
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
Star Trek 8
(Somebody actually requested "Spock's Brain"? Really?)
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Star Trek 1
Well that was... something. I kept vacillating between "this is so cool" and "dafuq did I just read??" One of my favorite things about novelizations i...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
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