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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 1, Introductory Orientations
4.16
It's really rare to find Science and Civilisation in China as a single volume. It's probably best to look for the individual sections and buy the lot. ...more
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May 15, 2011
 
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2, History of Scientific Thought
4.31
It's really rare to find Science and Civilisation in China as a single volume. It's probably best to look for the individual sections and buy the lot. ...more
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May 15, 2011
 
Science and Civilization in China
4.20
It's really rare to find Science and Civilization in China as a single volume. It's probably best to look for the individual sections and buy the lot. ...more
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May 14, 2011
 
Three Men in a Boat
3.92
I did something very bad. I read this book while my kid was watching Pocoyo and realised that the background music actually fitted perfectly. Now I ca ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Flowers for Algernon
3.98
Absolutely fantastic. I encourage everyone to read this with as little knowledge of the book as possible.

I've seen a few people mention that it felt
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Jan 07, 2013
Oct 12, 2009
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
This was great to read, even though I've seen the series. It still has some very interesting revelations about what was going on in peoples' heads. Wo ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Dec 05, 2009
 
Bad Science
4.07
I would recommend this book for anyone who wants a little clarification or argument fodder on the evils of big pharma, homeopathy, dodgy science in sc ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Nov 20, 2009
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
From the first few paragraphs I was hooked. I was nearly 200 pages in before I even thought about getting myself a drink and making myself comfortable ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Mar 01, 2009
 
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
3.38
We have several versions of Beowulf. I'll have to slowly document them all.

We have the Seamus Heaney New Verse Translation: Beowulf: A New Verse Trans
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Oct 11, 2009
 
The Good Master
4.12
This was a charming book, with lots of good lessons for kids on how to be a decent person. The day to day life of the farm was idyllic and peaceful - ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Nov 30, 2009
 
The Complete Fairy Tales
4.27
Project Gutenberg has a free ebook and audiobook of a Hans Christian Andersen book with 18 fairy tales in it.

These are the stories in the Project Gut
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Feb 07, 2010
 
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
3.97
Interested due to this article on what stories scare the hell out of authors. Elizabeth Hand nominated 'The yellow wallpaper' (free to read after link ...more
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Nov 27, 2009
 
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
3.84
The book is written from the perspective of a punctuation nut, but isn't just a punctuation manual. It takes you on a general tour of punctuation uses ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Nov 20, 2009
 
The Second Book of Lankhmar
4.01
We own this as Return to Lankhmar (Books 5-6) and The Knight and Knave of Swords (Book 7).
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Jan 01, 2011
 
The Iliad
3.78
Jane Gleeson-White in Classics said this of the Robert Fagles translation: "His version is not only compelling, it is immensely readable".

Free ebook
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Oct 11, 2009
 
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
4.11
This was a fascinating little read. Obviously with the eyes of an adult and a penchant for dystopian worlds it's not hard to see what's going on and w ...more
May 21, 2011
Mar 01, 2009
 
A Personal Matter
3.88
Found this book on a list of 20 essential works of Japanese literature. Made this list in Goodreads here.
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Mar 17, 2011
 
The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance
4.11
It's hard to review a YA book without saying "Well, it was a typical young adult novel". But somehow, this book did seem to cover all the typical YA t ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Oct 25, 2009
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
I accidentally let the book get packed up in a box somewhere when I moved house and reading was on hold until I found it and got back into it.

I resum
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May 18, 2011
Mar 01, 2009
 
Frankenstein
3.70
We own this as part of a gothic omnibus: Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; Frankenstein

We also own this as one half of a book with B
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Oct 11, 2009
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.94
I just started reading this and I've realised that David Sedaris is an amazing writer. He just really knows how to tell a story. Honestly, I think I c ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Poems and Songs
3.94
We actually own a version of the complete poems and letters, The Works of Robert Burns
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Jun 16, 2010
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63
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Jan 25, 2011
 
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
3.87
Here's a really interesting article about why this book is well worth reading.
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Apr 15, 2011
 
An Ethiopian Romance
3.61
Also known as "Ethiopian story" or "An Ethiopian romance". There's a really interesting study of it here: http://www.classicsireland.com/2001/b...
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Nov 27, 2009
 
Heart of Darkness
3.38
This book was mentioned in a blog post of the 'Nine Subversive Travel Novels', where author Thomas Kohnstamm 'celebrates fiction that uncovers deeper ...more
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Mar 01, 2009
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.18
Found this book on a list of 20 essential works of Japanese literature. Made this list in Goodreads here.

According to this Reddit thread, this book is
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Hellstrom's Hive
3.62
We seem to have an early version of this as "Project 40" in Galaxy magazine #4, #5 and #6. Looks interesting.
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Jun 19, 2010
 
The Brothers Karamazov
4.28
According to a Reddit thread on the most thought-provoking fiction, the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation is the best, because it ret ...more
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Oct 11, 2009
 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3.76
Aug 16, 1988
Oct 22, 2009
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