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The Sunday Philosophy Club (Sunday Philosophy Club, #1)
3.36
This book is really a rich Scottish woman's philosophical thoughts with a not-so-strong mystery in between. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy philosophy, &a ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Carte Blanche
3.57
After what seemed like years of Amazon.com recommending Lucarelli to me, I caved in & bought the De Luca trilogy. I was surprised that the books w ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
The Case of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac
5.00
I took my time with this book. I was really excited to find it, used, for under 5$, because I had just been introduced to the Blessed Cardinal Stepina ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
The Damned Season
3.61
Now this is more like it.

We find out protagonist in the countryside, with a plethora of interesting characters, & a very brutal murder to solve.
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Nov 26, 2009
 
The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
3.42
I read this book in order to understand Rand's philosophy before reading Atlas Shrugged. I figured that for such a big book, I needed to know what was ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Quiet, Please: Dispatches From A Public Librarian
3.16
I really liked this book. I read some of the other reviews before reading it, & I really don't know where people got their qualms from. Reading th ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Blood And Champagne
4.16
I don't like Robert Capa. For many years I couldn't even remember his first name, I could have sworn his name was Albert Capa. Besdies his politics, w ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Fathers and Sons
3.92
I decided to read this book because Ernest Gaines spoke so highly of it. I am extremely glad I did. At first I did not like the way it was going, I go ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Istanbul: Memories and the City
3.76
I read this book because I wanted to read about Mr Pamuk's family & personal history. Istanbul in itself does not interest me much, but some of th ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
The Idiot
4.16
I really liked this book. I had always heard that the Russian Masters were too difficult to read. I did not find Dostoyevsky too difficult at all. The ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Via delle Oche
3.70
I knew he was saving the best for last.

This book was really neat. The second installment had two crimes that were related, but this one had a myriad
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
3.84
I would have given this book more stars, but I will never forgive Tower for what he did to Henry. Was that necessary? HE'S JUST A KID.

That being said
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Skeleton Key (Alex Rider, #3)
4.06
I've been checking these out of the library, & this one seemed special. I opened the hardback to the back of the very last page before the back co ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Life, in Pictures
4.15
I thought this book would be better. I know they are supposedly auto-biographical, but they were full of such misery & negative drama that I did n ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
August Heat (Inspector Montalbano, #10)
3.96
Oh dear.

I must admit that when I started reading this one I was not pleased at all. The sentences were too choppy. And that's not cool. No way. See?
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
3.60
Fleischman seems to think that being human means being "social" & I must say that I believe that is poppycock. Other than that, it really whet my ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Anthem
3.61
I REALLY like this book. I like the way it's written, & the message, cos I think that even though it's Rand's 'philosophy', she doesn't present it ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Epileptic
3.89
This book is really inspiring, at least to someone of an artistic persuasion. I heard of David B. a long time ago but never read any of his stuff, now ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, #17)
4.08
I can't believe I got through a whole series!

This one was a bit slow to start, as most of them were, but soon became very interesting. I am disappoin
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Three Novellas
2.00
(Since this is three novellas, I will be counting them as three books in my official count. I couldn't find them listed individually except for Kindle ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Watchmen
4.32
Maybe it's just me .. but I don't know what all the hullaballo is about. Sure, Rorschach is BRILLIANT. Love him. His journal is amazing & should b ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris, #1-5)
3.38
It's the story that saved this one. The story is really good, the humour is magnificent & the characters are so interesting. The graphics, however ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1)
3.96
If not for a book quiz on facebook, I would have never heard of the Alex Rider series. It told me I should like these books, & since it was a spy ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
The Declaration of Independence
4.45
I like it most cos Jefferson plagiarised the guy who designed his house ...

But the language of the document is really beautiful. If you read it as a
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Dixie City Jam (Dave Robicheaux, #7)
4.06
This one got repetitive, especially with the story about his mother's lover. Almost the exact same first paragraph of that memory was in the previous ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Terrabella Smoot and the Unsung Monsters
3.88
I got this one free from SLG Publishing. It's such a cute story! The watercolour illustrations are super, & even though the characters themselves ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Holidays on Ice
3.96
'Jesus Shaves' caused me to cry & convulse at work. I could not help myself. It's a work of art. A work of linguistically-tainted joke art with cu ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Quietly in Their Sleep (Commissario Brunetti, #6)
3.88
I can do without the subject matter, as most people don't discuss it properly & end up discussing it quite ignorantly, as shown with some of the c ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Wyrd, the Reluctant Warrior
2.33
Free from SLG Publishing.

Some of the humour in this one was funny & a tiny bit of the story was alright, but overall the topic was a tired one. A
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Nov 26, 2009
 
A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories
4.11
Four true tragedies about a Bronx tenement during the Depression. It's really a masterpiece of a graphic novel. The cityscapes are spectacular, the pe ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
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