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Dreamsongs Volume I (Dreamsongs, #1)
3.89
I have never read anything by George R. R. Martin before. I am highly skeptical of science fiction writers, unless they come highly recommended by som ...more
Feb 05, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
 
The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3)
4.20
This third book was better yet than the first two of the series. However, Jordan is driving me nuts in the way he portrays his women. They are constan ...more
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May 29, 2008
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.15
This is my first reading of any Robert Jordan book, and I found it merely adequate in comparison to my favorite authors. Jordan, at least in this firs ...more
May 16, 2008
May 15, 2008
 
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
4.54
Darker and darker yet... Martin is an author of stories frightening and sorrowful both, this I knew already. But this book! Betrayal upon betrayal and ...more
Mar 07, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Confessor (Sword of Truth, #11)
4.07
If ever any story came full circle, this story has. Richard always finds a way, like a true messiah, faith in him is always fulfilled. If there is a s ...more
Dec 2007
Aug 02, 2007
 
Why Do Catholics Do That?: A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church
3.98
Interesting read, for one unfamiliar with the Catholic Church. This was a toe in the water, next I shall dive into the Catechism.
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Jan 21, 2008
 
Hearts in Atlantis
3.76
I think this was the first Stephen King novel I ever read, and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.
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Jul 30, 2007
 
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
4.17
I enjoyed this second book more than the first of this series. However, there is still that pervasive similarity to Goodkind. This book was published ...more
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May 22, 2008
 
Jane Austen: Seven Novels
4.48
There are two characteristics of Jane Austen's novels which I find particularly endearing. One is that the protagonists always behave in a manner whic ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
 
Bronx Masquerade
3.93
I picked up this book because my mom was reading it, and was so immediately absorbed that I sat down and finished it right then. She had checked it ou ...more
Mar 21, 2008
Mar 21, 2008
 
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
4.31
The beginning of the end. There is a sense of explanations being made, of ends beginning to be tied up. The writing has a slightly different feel to i ...more
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Jan 22, 2010
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.31
I liked this book as much as I liked The Kite Runner, but I don't know if I would say I enjoyed reading them. They are quite painful to read. The prot ...more
Feb 04, 2008
Feb 03, 2008
 
Brave Story
4.13
I picked up this book because the description made me think of the Miyazake films I love so much...Princess Mononoke, for example. I was well rewarded ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership
3.67
A fairly interesting read, discussing the absurdities frequently dealt with by managers. My favorite was the section of "grousing" related to Maslow - ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
Having gone back and re-read this book after completing the entire series, it strikes me the depth and maturity of Rowling's writing, and the depth an ...more
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Jul 30, 2007
 
The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today's Pressures (Hardcover)
3.44
A thought-provoking look at the challenges faced by tween and teen girls. A bit repetitive, but definitely set the wheels turning, thinking about how ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
Honoring Our Cycles: A Natural Family Planning Workbook
4.33
Very informative, very simple to understand. Walks you through the process, and provides blank charts to get you started. Much easier than that big fa ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.39
Darker than the first of this series, this book had me ready to throw it at the wall at one point, and wondering, "Where the hell is Martin going with ...more
Feb 25, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún
3.83
If you are interested in the minutiae of Middle-Earth, in the influences and sources behind the epic, then this should interest you.
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori
3.90
As in so many tales from the far east, the consequences of one's actions must be faced, and the ending is never a happily ever after.
Oct 09, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
I Am Legend and Other Stories
3.96
This book was given to me by a friend who knew I like to read. It's not a bad story. The book itself is actually a collection of short stories, "I am ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 08, 2008
 
The Red Wolf Conspiracy (The Chathrand Voyage, #1)
3.67
At last, a new fantasy series I can sink my teeth into!
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!
3.34
I picked this book up looking for motivation and weight-loss strategies. Boy, did I get more than I was looking for! This book is essentially boot-cam ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
3.76
More of a short story than a book. Inspirational and uplifting. Realize your potential -- beyond what you dreamed possible.
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
4.36
This book contains a lot of information, and was slow going in the beginning, where it covers a great deal of history. This book ought to be essential ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Nov 02, 2008
 
To Sail Beyond the Sunset
3.85
Yet another of Heinlein's book which I've read before but had forgotten that I'd read it. I remember now, and recall that it is one of my favorites. W ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
4.05
The stories continue...sort of. At the end of the book, Martin notes that the story had become so complex that he had to divide it in half and publish ...more
Mar 07, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
4.12
This first book of the Wizard's First Rule series is inarguably the best, in terms of the way it just grabs you and holds you and makes you love the c ...more
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Aug 02, 2007
 
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth)
3.69
I've read this one before, a while ago, and forgot how it ended, much to my chagrin. One is left to imagine a future happy ending, it is not there in ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
A brilliant discourse on America's obsession with food. What is the omnivore's dilemma? How have we resolved it? How and why is our solution different ...more
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Aug 22, 2008
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