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As Time Goes By
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
Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories
"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...more
Sep 03, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury
Introduction: Sam Weller and Mort Castle
A second homecoming: Ray Bradbury ***** [Is/was there really any American author better at tapping into our bi...more
Mar 24, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
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 2of2)
Read this specifically for the Terry Brook's short story, Indomitable.
Dec 02, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
The Dollhouse Murders
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
The Returned
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 People of Sparks (Book of Ember, #2)
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
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?
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
Puff, the Magic Dragon
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
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
Enjoyable mystery - great wit, although, somewhat hard to believe an 11 year would act this way. It would be interesting to see Bradley grow this char...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Digital Fortress
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
The Enormous Egg
I had been trying to figure out the name of a TV movie I'd seen as a kid, where a boy has an egg that hatches into a triceratops and the boy eventuall...more
Jun 06, 2011
May 21, 2011
In the Night Kitchen
Owned the book as a kid. Can't believe I hadn't read it to my Kidz before. Still one of the most haunting and intriguing books of my childhood. Read r...more
Aug 1970
Jun 15, 2009
Flyboy of Underwhere
Not nearly as funny or well written as his Chet Gecko series, but I'm sure teh 8-10yr old crowd will enjoy it. Interesting gimmick is teh switch from...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #1)
Mildly interesting. For being written in 1993, the author had some warped sense of east coast vs west coast stereotypes. And a warped sense of feminis...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
Weighed in the Balance (William Monk, #7)
I became bore with the series and annoyed with the two main characters' (Monk & Hester) relationship -- didn't even finish reading the book. Kind...more
Sep 30, 2001
Jan 20, 2009
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
What a piece of garbage -- no sense of the Trenton/New Jersey geography -- no self-respecting police officer would eat pizza, they'd be in a "tomato p...more
Jul 20, 1996
Feb 25, 2009
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks, #2)
I really liked this book, as I did the 1st Penderwicks book. As I listened to this as an audiobook, my only disappointment was that the reader had no...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Looking forward to the forthcoming The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
A Classic Christmas Crime
Completed 1/2/2009:
PD James' "The Mistletoe Murder" [***:] and Catherine Aird's "Gold, Frankincense and Murder" [***:]; look forward to picking it up...more
Dec 12, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt, #4)
My first Cussler and the best; although dated now that they have actually found the Titanic. Movie version was horrible especially with a mis-cast Dir...more
Nov 02, 1977
Feb 26, 2009
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars, #1)
Nice weaving of the original Star Trek mythos of Khan and Gary 7 with real historical events. I think it worked well as an abridgment and enjoyed the...more
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
The Night Bookmobile
I heard it on NPR's Selected Shoryts a couple of weeks ago and was compelled to read it. Niffenegger, suggests in the After Words that it is the first...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
No Graves as Yet (World War I, #1)
Book 1 of Perry's WWI saga. An interesting way to experience WWI, although by the end of the 5th book, the "mystery arc" and "bad guy revealed" was an...more
Sep 15, 2007
Jan 20, 2009
Burning Answers
I found this a good read and mystery, especially for those that like a good conspiracy theory. Published shortly before the untimely death of the auth...more
Jun 10, 2008
Dec 30, 2008
Angels in the Gloom (World War I, #3)
Book 3 of Perry's WWI saga. An interesting way to experience WWI, although by the end of the 5th book, the "mystery arc" and "bad guy revealed" was an...more
Oct 15, 2007
Jan 20, 2009
Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel
A great "Tweens Book" -- engaging illustrations and humor, rules to travel and outdoor games long forgotten, and captures what it's like to be an elev...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
Shoulder the Sky (World War I, #2)
Book 2 of Perry's WWI saga. An interesting way to experience WWI, although by the end of the 5th book, the "mystery arc" and "bad guy revealed" was an...more
Oct 2007
Jan 20, 2009
At Some Disputed Barricade (World War I, #4)
Book 4 of Perry's WWI saga. An interesting way to experience WWI, although by the end of the 5th book, the "mystery arc" and "bad guy revealed" was an...more
Oct 31, 2007
Jan 20, 2009
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