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Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects
3.71
I guess it might be surprising that as scared as I am of spiders, I actually think most bugs are cool. Just not spiders. But I'm not even slightly afr ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
Cooking Solves Everything: How Time in the Kitchen Can Save Your Health, Your Budget, and Even the Planet
3.94
I love to cook. I love that my son has come to expect pancakes made from scratch on the weekend. Oatmeal pancakes, pumpkin pancakes, sweet potato panc ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
4.16
When I first saw the Ranger's Apprentice series in stores, I thought it was probably just another cheap knockoff of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter an ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
3.76
Since my reading has slowed somewhat, I've had the best intentions of penning a few theology posts. I've actually even got a topic or two on my mind. ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution
3.49
I'm a sucker for a good popular science book, since History of Science is one of my favorite topics and one I feel gets all-too-little airplay. And I ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
3.87
I genuinely intended to just kind of flip through Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead and then return it. ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
Dracula
3.95
There are few things more delightful than finding that a classic book is not only readable, but downright enjoyable. I seem to be having good luck wit ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
11/22/63
4.25
I'd never actually read a Stephen King novel until I picked up 11/22/63 off the bestsellers rack at my local book lender. I listened to The Gunslinger ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
The Litigators
3.70
I just realized I've now read twenty of John Grisham's books. Whoa. That's a large chunk of my adult reading life spent in his world. And the thing is ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
 
Where the Red Fern Grows
4.01
It's perhaps cruel that I read a book about dogs to my desperate-for-a-dog son, who lives with two we're-so-not-getting-a-dog parents. Crueler still i ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
 
The Man Who Folded Himself
3.81
I love time travel stories. I've even got the germ of a time travel story going, the central premise of which I haven't encountered anywhere else. So ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
4.04
I'm always on the lookout for new books for bedtime read-alouds, and Rick Riordan has provided quite a few. We're currently working on the last of the ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
Robot Uprisings
3.91
Short fiction is awesome, and what a great way to survey the many approaches to the robot uprisings genre. Some absolutely tremendous stories, from Da ...more
May 15, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
 
Mr. Popper's Penguins
3.93
Browsing through the Library2Go selection, I happened upon a title I neither looked for nor knew existed. Having already seen the previews for the 201 ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
After America: Get Ready for Armageddon
4.14
Having previously read and enjoyed Mark Steyn's America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, I figured to enjoy After America: Get Ready for Arm ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
3.81
I read James Swanson's Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer back in 2007, and consider it one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read. ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1)
3.66
In writing a book about a robot uprising, it had to be difficult not to write something just terribly derivative of Asimov or Terminator or even Wilso ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything
3.79
I love trivia games, to the point that I've been accused of having a trivial mind. I love having one-on-one Trivial Pursuit matches against my dad, an ...more
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
Architects of Tomorrow, Volume 1
4.00
I work in the computer industry, but I'm hardly an industry expert, so this book broadened my mind quite a bit, letting me get between the ears of som ...more
May 25, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
3.97
I have to say that, having now read Anthony Bourdain's extremely entertaining Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, I'm filled ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
By His Bootstraps
3.98
I read this one because I'd seen references to it while researching Heinlein's "-All You Zombies-" for an upcoming podcast about that story and the Et ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning
3.67
And God Said is just an excellent primer on the science of translation, with terrific examples of figuring out how we know what a word means by tracin ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
 
The Cross & the Prodigal: Luke 15 Through the Eyes of Middle Eastern Peasants
4.43
When I read The Language of Science and Faith, the authors made the point that when we consider the cultural and historical context of a Biblical pass ...more
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Oct 30, 2011
 
Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language
3.05
The fact that it took me twelve weeks to finish David Crystal's ambitious Begat: The King James Bible & the English Language should not be taken a ...more
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Jun 09, 2011
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
I'm prone to nightmares. And no, I'm not saying that I *used* to be prone to nightmares, like back when I was a kid. Nope. My overactive imagination s ...more
Oct 30, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
The Dead Town (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, #5)
3.87
I'm not sure the last two books in Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series were truly necessary, though they were definitely inevitable given the few dangli ...more
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Jun 29, 2011
 
The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions
3.88
As I mentioned in my book review for Kenneth Miller's Only a Theory, I've read quite a few books on the topic of origins and have gradually migrated f ...more
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Jul 13, 2011
 
A Christmas Story
4.01
I'm just going to assume that you've seen A Christmas Story on TBS at some point. If you haven't, just tune to TBS (if you have cable, which I don't) ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
A Boy and His Bot
3.49
Daniel H. Wilson's first foray into juvenile fiction is full of whimsy and charm and comes with one of the more delightful characters you'd ever want ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
Knuckler: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch
3.44
I love baseball. In my humble and correct opinion, it's superior to all other sports. So it's probably not surprising that I also love baseball books. ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
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