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The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
4.10
My son picked this out and then read it in 1 sitting. He loved it. It is essentially a sequential collection of dialogue from the movies, cartoons and ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
The Runes of the Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, #1)
3.72
Those who have read the first two series may be familiar with the anti-hero Thomas Covenant. He was my favorite protagonist to hate. All through the f ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
Cold Vengeance (Pendergast, #11)
4.07
Having just finished this book I was very thrilled with it. And I have to acknowledge that I read it in about 3 days. It kept me moving through it. Bu ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 21, 2013
 
The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1)
3.74
I recently re-read this book.... well sort of. I listened to it on tape. Yes, tape, not CD not mp3 not iTunes nor Audible. Old school magnetic tapes. ...more
Nov 1989
Aug 11, 2009
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
This book has been touted as the best supernatural romance for teens....possibly ever. It has inspired dozens (potentially hundreds) of imitators. It ...more
Apr 27, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.71
I don't have quite as much to say about Eclipse as I did about Twilight or New Moon partly at least because I was so anxious to finish it that I wasn' ...more
May 14, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.53
**spoiler alert** After finishing Twilight I of course had to immediately start the next book. My strategy for waiting until a series is done before r ...more
Apr 30, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4)
4.34
Ok, so I had to re-read Fablehaven Grip of the Shadow Plague before I started it and just as finished I found out my son had left it in his desk which ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 23, 2009
 
Summer of the Monkeys
3.99
One of my teacher's in elementary school read this to our class with the predictable result that 80% of the kids hated it and the kids who loved readi ...more
Jan 1982
Feb 03, 2009
 
Treason
3.89
I usually love Orson Scott Card and this book is no exception. As usual he takes a unique premise and then applies a powerful plot Gives you a hero wi ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2013
 
The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13)
3.96
I found this book to be a huge disappointment. Granted he told us all through the series that it would be a disappointment, but did he have to do such ...more
Jan 2006
Feb 15, 2009
 
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
4.28
I am very interested in reading this book. Dr. Andrew Gibbons spoke about this book during his session at the #TTIX conference. He referred to the lay ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2009
 
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
3.98
I read this for a book club at the Junior High I taught at. It was a fabulous example of the narrative of science. Science isn't just a collection of ...more
Jan 2007
May 01, 2009
 
Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
3.88
Emotional Design Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Donald A. NormanThis book was an amazing discussion of the psychology behind the stuff we love. I particularly enjoyed how much it spoke to our social networking too ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Dec 01, 2008
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.85
This summer at the final NECC Conference I got the opportunity to hear Malcom Gladwell speak. I had heard of him and heard of his books but mostly par ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
3.96
Hermione Granger inherited a copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard from Albus Dumbledore in the original runes. This is an English edition with annotat ...more
Dec 25, 2008
Dec 27, 2008
 
First Meetings in Ender's Universe (The Ender Quintet, #0.5)
3.81
I am a big fan of Ender's Game which may be in my Top 10 all time favorite books if I could ever create such a list. This book is as close to a preque ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Oct 16, 2008
 
Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5)
4.05
Dear Stephenie,

First I want to express my sincerest condolences for the violation of your rights as a person, creator, and author. The leaking of your
...more
May 14, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
The Beasts of Tarzan (Tarzan, #3)
3.71
I have rediscovered Edgar Rice Burroughs I picked copies of a few of his books for Microsoft Reader on my phone. (www.microsoft.com/reader) and then l ...more
Sep 15, 1985
Jan 25, 2009
 
Stardust
4.04
This is an amazing book that I came to after having seen the movie. The movie is a classic in it's own right and an enjoyable adaptation, but the book ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2013
 
Temple Worship: 20 Truths That Will Bless Your Life
4.13
I really was amazed by this book. I read it in just a little over a week. It was simply amazing. The way that Andrew C. Skinner quickly and succinctly ...more
May 30, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
The Screwtape Letters
4.19
This book was on the "LDS General Authorities" reading list. (I really wish they would publish that list somewhere and tell us about it. Is it just me ...more
Jan 2003
Sep 23, 2008
 
The Ice Limit
3.92
My second non-Pendergast book by this dynamic duo. I was up till 2 am twice so I guess that's a good indication that they are able to write an engagin ...more
not set
Apr 08, 2012
 
Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, #1)
3.69
This book is an incredible book. Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, is one of my least favorite characters and I hated him. You couldn't help but hate h ...more
Jan 1996
Sep 09, 2008
 
Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, #3)
4.23
This is part of my what to read after Harry Potter Collection. This book firmly stamps out it's own place in the world of fantasy. It does have elemen ...more
May 2008
Feb 10, 2009
 
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis & Clark
3.97
This book was a fun perspective on the Lewis and Clark expedition. There were references throughout their records to the Newfoundland Dog that travele ...more
Mar 2007
Oct 12, 2009
 
Robot Visions (Robot, #0.5)
4.15
This is yet another in the vast sea of work by Isaac Asimov. What really made this a winner for me was the set of essays in the book about why robots ...more
Mar 2007
Dec 01, 2008
 
Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight #1
4.40
This is an interesting book. A graphic novel version of a SciFi/fantasy classic. I would very much like to read it.

Based on the reviews I think many
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not set
Mar 12, 2013
 
Congo
3.50
This is probably one of my favorite Michael Crichton books. This was during the phase when he actually had research notes at the back of the books and ...more
Feb 1997
Nov 04, 2008
 
The Son of Tarzan (Tarzan, #4)
3.75
**spoiler alert** This is another terrific guilty pleasure. One of the books I shouldn't like. It has more evidence of Burroughs, Edgar Rice infatuati ...more
Jan 1985
Jan 25, 2009
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