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Nine Tomorrows
"Two nights ago I really wanted to read a book before bed, but it was late, and I knew that I would end up reading until all hours of the morning and...more
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Oct 24, 2008
Productivity for Librarians: How to get more done in less time
I skimmed through the book, stopping to read in depth on the areas where I felt it would be most useful. The author has done a good job of pulling tog...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life
My first mistake was in checking it out from my local public library before checking out the reviews here. Most of the one or two star reviews express...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
This was a challenging book. I've had it in paperback since the summer when it was announced we would be reading this for One Book, One Campus this ye...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
For the past ten days, every time I have gotten into my car, Gabrielle Hamilton has told me another story from her life, usually involving food or fam...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
Meh. She gets some of what librarians do, but misses or misunderstands a lot. And likes the snark a little too much. Also, even though this book is on...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
Sky Dragons: Dragonriders of Pern
Nice to have all the dangling threads of the previous books tied up fairly well, although I was finding it hard to keep track of all the new character...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
I found it hard to get into at first. The author went on poetic historical tangents that were too easy to tune out. But, once it got going, I was hook...more
May 18, 2012
May 02, 2012
Playing For Keeps
This book takes place in the near future. Set in an east coast city, the story revolves around the protagonist, Keepsie, and her relationship with the...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
I listened to the first half last fall, and then due to unforseen circumstances, I didn't pick it up again until last week. So, the beginning is a lit...more
May 13, 2010
May 12, 2010
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I'd give it one more star if it had been less of a "my life is really messed up, let me tell you about it" memoir and more about the PCT, but that's j...more
Feb 10, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
This is definitely an improvement over his previous efforts, but felt a bit disjointed at times. The ending is anti-climactic, serving more as the int...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago
The book is essentially the diary he wrote while hiking the Camino de Santiago in 2001. It’s not strictly a recording of events and people from the pi...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
Greater than the Sum (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
What's it about: It's set post-Nemesis, and is a part of a larger story arc involving the Borg. The Federation thought the Borg were defeated, but ins...more
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)
Something reminded me of the book, so I decided to re-read it. It's been a long time since I last read it, and I still enjoy it, if not quite as much...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Clocks (Hercule Poirot, #34)
Re-read this after having seen the recent movie adaptation. I remembered reading it the first time and finding it confusing/unpleasant. I can see why...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
What's it about: A wild burro in the Grand Canyon and his adventures just before it became a national park. He's credited for creating some of the fir...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Death in Winter (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
"Without some knowledge of Star Trek canon, this book might be difficult to follow. I regularly feel like I� m missing some subtext with the books set...more
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Oct 24, 2008
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
I may have just spent the better part of the last two hours driving randomly around the west end in order to hear the rest of the story. I may also ha...more
Jan 2014
Jun 05, 2012
The Book of Night with Moon (Cat Wizards, #1)
"I finally made myself read this book, despite being a bit intimidated by the 446 pages (paperback). I should have known that it would be an enjoyable...more
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Oct 24, 2008
Kate Remembered
This is not your average biography, where the whole thing is a narrative of the person's life. Rather, this is the story of the friendship between the...more
Dec 29, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
The Empty Chair (Star Trek: Rihannsu, #5)
"This is the fifth book in Diane Duane's twenty-two year long tale of the Romulans. The first four books ( My Enemy, My Ally , The Romulan Way , Sword...more
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Oct 24, 2008
Dragon Harper (Pern, #20)
"There are a few references to characters and events from both Dragon's Kin and Dragon's Fire, and since I don't recall much of the latter, I'm beginn...more
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Oct 24, 2008
Thieves Of Light
Aside from the poor character development of Christopher Jarvis and the stereotypical characterization of the other Photon warriors, this book suffere...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
I listened to all but the last few minutes (ran out of road) on my way to Thanksgiving with my family. It seemed like good timing, although not planne...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Nine Lives to Die ( Mrs. Murphy Mystery  #22)
Good mystery, and fairly well-written. You can always tell who the villains (or potential villains) are, and I figured out the motive for at least one...more
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Alabama's Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom
Part travel guide, but mostly history lesson about events related to the civil rights movement in Alabama, mainly in the 20th century. Most of the his...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
Turn the Other Chick (Chicks in Chainmail, #5)
"This is the fifth book in the Chicks in Chainmail series edited by Esther Friesner. The book is a collection of 22 short stories by fantasy authors (...more
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Oct 24, 2008
Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy, #17)
I have been collecting this series in hardcover, but after reading this book, I'm beginning to wonder why I bother to buy the new ones as they come ou...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys space opera that doesn't go crazy with the gritty, military aspect or get too...more
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
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