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As Time Goes By
really liked it
A fun read (or more accurately listen, especially w/the reader re-creating Bogey and Raine's voices). Some may say it is sacrilege (but certainly not ...more
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
Skeleton Crew
liked it
Four complete and unabridged selections from the electrifying bestseller read by a stellar group of narrators.

"The Raft" is the unforgettable tale of
Nov 07, 2015
Nov 06, 2015
In Mary's Garden
it was amazing
I'm not sure how I came across this book recently; I think it may have been a GoodReads recommendation. It looked interesting enough to put a hold on ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
Quest (Journey Trilogy, #2)
it was amazing
A second wonderful adventure from Becker inspired by Crockett Johnson's Harold & the Purple Crayon.
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
The Poe Estate
really liked it
I love this series! While chronological, it is not a series that creates cliffhangers or has some constant battle against the same unvanquishable enem ...more
not set
Oct 17, 2016
Smoke and Mirrors
really liked it
**** The Wedding Present
*** Chivalry - a story about the Holy Grail written for an anthology by Marty Greenberg
***** Nicholas Was... - a very short st
May 29, 2015
May 28, 2015
Counting by 7s
really liked it
I enjoyed this book and do recommend it, so long as you can suspend disbelief of one of the major plot points that sets the ball rolling in this book ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Sep 01, 2013
The Night Gardener
it was amazing
A wonderful picture book that illustrates the notion of paying it forward and the role of public art in enhancing and inspiring communities.
Feb 25, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
The Illustrated Man
really liked it
***** Prologue: The Illustrated Man
***** The Veldt
**** Kaleidoscope
**** The Other Foot
**** The Highway
*** The Man
*** The Long Rain
**** The Rocket Man
Jun 10, 2015
Jul 25, 2008
Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories
liked it
"The Traveller" by R. H. Benson [1903:] (1* -- too dull and dated to finish)
"The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall" by John Kendrick Bangs [1894:] (4* -- v
Sep 03, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
The Mistletoe Murder: And Other Stories
really liked it
Mistletoe Murder ****
A Very Commonplace Murder ****
The Boxdale Inheritance ****
The Twelve Clues of Christmas *****
Dec 19, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Winesburg, Ohio
really liked it
Interesting vignettes of life in the Midwest at the beginning of the 2oth century. Considering the author's frank style and realistic sensibilities, o ...more
Feb 21, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
The Humans
it was amazing
I would put this in the top five books I've read. There are so many quotable, insightful and laugh out loud passages in this book, it wouldn't do just ...more
Feb 26, 2017
Nov 05, 2016
it was amazing
One of the best and most deftly crafted books I've read in a long time. The same story told essentially from multiple points of view, gets more engagi ...more
Jun 21, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury
really liked it
Introduction: Sam Weller and Mort Castle
A second homecoming: Ray Bradbury ***** [Is/was there really any American author better at tapping into our bi
Mar 24, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
liked it
Struggled with this at times; from "Book 2" on a thoroughly unlikable protagonist, but that was probably the point.
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
it was amazing
Better than the original Wizard of Oz! it makes you not appreciate the movie anymore.
Aug 1995
Jul 21, 2008
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (Legends 2, Volume 2 of 2)
really liked it
Read this specifically for the Terry Brook's short story, Indomitable.
Dec 02, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
The Dollhouse Murders
really liked it
I didn't realize when I first picked up this book that I had read this author's most current book, "Princess for a Week" to the Kidz just recently. Be ...more
May 07, 2009
May 06, 2009
Insomnia Cafe
really liked it
Like reading a Twilight Zone episode...creepy ending...
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
The Returned
it was ok
Wanted to like it. Was intrigued when I first saw it listed on Shelf Awareness, got out the audiobook from library, ripped it and put into my "to list ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Aug 07, 2013
The Library at Mount Char
really liked it
Recommended, but not for the feint of heart; there is some truly gruesome horror elements to this book that ultimately is a great story. I really appr ...more
Oct 06, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
The Shack
liked it
Interesting enough story and I preferred the notion of a personal connection to what some call God as to an endorsement of a particular religion, but ...more
Oct 25, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
really liked it
Table of Contents:

King Tut
Julius Caesar
Christopher Columbus
Henry VIII
Elizabeth I
Galileo Galilei
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov 30, 2014
Nov 30, 2014
The People of Sparks (Book of Ember, #2)
really liked it
An inventive and original sequel. It did have some underlying framework that mirrored the original and some very predictable characters, but still it ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
I Am Legend: And Other Stories
really liked it
I am Legend ©1954 ***** (if only they could make a decent movie of this)
Buried Talents ©1987 ****
The Near Departed ©1987 ***
Prey ©1969 (made into one
May 2017
Apr 30, 2017
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?
really liked it
I found this an excellent and engaging recap of modern American technological history. The only disconcerting thing was the never changing look of the ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
Classic Crime Short Stories
liked it
Ruth Rendell: "Loopy" ****
Edgar Wallace: "The Missing Romney" ***
Frances Hegarty: "Insufficient Evidence" ***
Edgar Wallace: "The Compleat Criminal" **
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
Puff, the Magic Dragon
really liked it
A wonderful book (great illustrations). My daughter is learning the song just now in music. We watched many PP&M YouTube variations of the song. S ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
Digital Fortress
liked it
I was a little perplexed by the notion of no one knowing what the NSA was in the late '90s, by then they were not a "mythical agency." I also find it ...more
Apr 03, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
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