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Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know about
3.04
The book was definitely interesting. I agree with probably 2/3rds of his ideas. There were a number of points where he would repeat himself or his sta ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
3.84
My wife used to always watch the show Super-Nanny trying get tips for raising our kids. I couldn't stand it. It was 1% information to that load of dra ...more
Mar 06, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
World War Z was an interesting book. It addresses the political and social challenges of a zombie 'epidemic'. It interesting because the same challeng ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
OK. This book was quite the change of pace for me. Think Twilight meets Percy Jackson (Underworld demon/vampire romance meets typical mainstream 'Dude ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
4.54
First off: The book's advice is really sound. He has great specific step and really clarifies some tough to figure out things like insurance and its r ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope
4.06
Good historical summary of 7 interesting events. Regardless of the reader's opinion of God and miracles the information is interesting, and causes you ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
 
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
4.23
Super lame romance elements.

OK if two main characters find out they are brother and sister. It is wrong for them to long for each other. Even though t
...more
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4)
4.19
This is the beginning of Robert Jordan showing us how epic the Wheel of Time story is. I love the story of Perrin in the Two Rivers and learning more ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
 
The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3)
4.21
WOT re-read. Noticing many famous faces in later books appearing from the get go that I hadn't recognized before: Talanvor, Rhuarc, Alviarin. It's fun ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
4.31
The handoff from one author to the next went beautifully! I appreciate Robert Jordan's work was great, and he will be missed; however, his wife picked ...more
Dec 22, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
4.14
I enjoyed this book. The first half of the book Sanderson had me worried since all the characters seemed cookie cutter stereotypes, but the story took ...more
Oct 18, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
4.42
Sanderson is an excellent story teller. He really get you involved with the characters so just as all seems lost you can really feel how hopeless a si ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
 
Perelandra (Space Trilogy, #2)
3.96
2nd book in CS Lewis Cosmic trilogy didn't let me down. It keeps you thinking deeply about the story of Adam and Eve focusing correctly on the decisio ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3)
3.92
This is my current least favorite book. I think the worst part is when I realized the the first 2/3rds of the book could have been deleted and the rea ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
 
New Spring (Wheel of Time, #0)
3.96
Good story. Nice to finally get around to reading this prequel, since I'd seen it referred to by others.

It makes me chuckle, since the Wheel of Time h
...more
Aug 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.72
Excellent book. It was very educational both in facts as well as historical contexts and had an excellent conclusion depicting how the issues mentione ...more
May 25, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
Reaper Man (Discworld, #11; Death, #2)
4.25
Another great Pratchet novel. I'm amazed at all the fun and funny things all mixed into a single story that is light hearted and thrilling at the same ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.15
My Wheel of Time re-read in preparation for the last book coming out next year.

For fun this time, I'm keeping track of the 'helpless victims' (charact
...more
Aug 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5)
4.06
This was the best Artemis Fowl book yet! The story is excellent with the usual 'How is he going to solve this?' feeling, but it goes nonstop from one ...more
May 25, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
3.86
This book wasn't nearly as excellent as the first 2 in the series (maybe why no one else has heard of the whole series?) The story was slow focusing a ...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.38
Just to clarify: this book is NOT about anorexia. That put me off getting around to reading it originally. But after several friends recommending it I ...more
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
3.91
Fantastic book. CS Lewis directly ties in Christian references in this book. Not indirectly like in Narnia.

The adventure and the paralleling parable a
...more
Sep 14, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
I Am America (And So Can You!)
3.91
Listened to this as an audiobook. The first 30 minutes hilarious, but the rest of the book was essentially the same 30 minutes again and again for ano ...more
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
 
The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time, #8)
3.87
Re-reading in preparation for the next book of the series being released. I decided to jump into the series at this point since I felt familiar with t ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Hidden Empire (The Saga of Seven Suns, #1)
3.74
It 'started' great with the idea of setting a gas giant on fire, but the rest of the book felt like a giant prologue to another story. Which obviously ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Jan 23, 2011
 
Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, #10)
3.80
OK, low point in the Wheel of Time Series.

Matt's side story saved this book from a lower rating, and really was excellent but the rest of the story r
...more
Nov 28, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, #2)
4.27
I enjoyed this book. The character's courage is fun and refreshing. After hearing there were over 7 books in this series I was afraid that each book w ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.40
This book is excellent! The story just pulled me right along. The entire book was satisfying and unexpected. Even the 'magic' in the book was new, ref ...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
 
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)
4.03
Similar to a 'mission impossible' break in, this is fun seeing how things play out and how our hero rescues everything when you think all is lost.

The
...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Moving Pictures (Discworld, #10)
3.87
Excellent book! This book continues the great Discworld and had me chuckling throughout the book.

I didn't get the Uncle Oscar/Oswald joke until after
...more
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
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