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The Last Witchfinder
3.53
really liked it

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Recommended by AuntiePam - also fan of author

Jennet Stearne, the main character of the novel, is a stubborn, inquisitive natural philosophe
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Jan 12, 2012
Nov 21, 2007
 
Dodger
3.90
really liked it
Finished the audiobook of this novel earlier this month and IMHO - Pterry's still got it.

He calls this novel a "historical fantasy" - where a young s
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Oct 12, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
 
Serena
3.52
liked it
Some may consider my tastes simplistic, but I prefer novels where the protagonist is likable (one reason I've yet to read Lolita, I suspect). However, ...more
Mar 07, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
Sunset and Sawdust
3.87
liked it
Read thru the ebook version of this novel, courtesy of the Indiana Digital Media consortium. Ye gods, Landsdale is not kind to his characters ... the ...more
Aug 02, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #12)
4.34
really liked it
While it seems from its title that this would be the final volume in the Bloody Jack series; I didn't realize until the audiobook intro that its autho ...more
Feb 25, 2015
May 17, 2014
 
Raptor Red
3.89
really liked it
I spent a nice chunk of yesterday evening (and a bit of this morning) reading Robert T. Bakker's Raptor Red. Recommended by Becky2844 & Grrlbraria ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 04, 2013
 
The Winshaw Legacy: or, What a Carve Up!
4.09
liked it
Having recently read read and enjoyed Coe's Expo 58I picked up this novels from my local library, after seeing that Florita gave it 5 stars & Bet ...more
Jun 09, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
 
Wonder Show
3.63
liked it
Found this novel while browsing new books thru the digital library consortium; it got mixed reviews on GoodReads, and the description sounded interest ...more
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
My Name is Not Easy
3.64
liked it
I picked this book up from the local library after finding out about it via the Kindle Daily Deal earlier this month - then I read several positive re ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
 
Artful
3.47
liked it
Amazon First selection - June 2014 - interest in topic & author.
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
 
The Stress of Her Regard
3.79
really liked it
Am nearing the end of this noveland while this is only the third book of Powers' I've read, I think I'm going to place him in the same category as Nea ...more
Jun 11, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Flygirl
3.94
really liked it
SDMB: hildea recco (asked for WWII women's roles books)
Nov 13, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
 
Kristin Lavransdatter (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1-3)
4.28
liked it
Milo gave 5 stars; Bet gave 3 - AuntiePam SDMB recco
May 20, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
The Terror
4.00
really liked it
Checked this out from the library based on Jamie's 5 stars review & Marianne 4 star; unfortunately, I had to take a break in the middle, as the In ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.26
it was amazing
LIB REQ 6/3 - Audiobook version. Started 11 Jun 2008 -
Fisher Stevens is a good reader & apparently having a lot of fun with it!

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Jan 06, 2014
Sep 05, 2007
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.98
really liked it
This time around, I revisited this novel in audiobook format, narrated by Feodor Chin. I'd learned of this book back in 2009, when I heard it on NPR's ...more
Jun 25, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Niagara Falls All Over Again
3.65
liked it
Picked this up from the library after seeing Cranky's 4 star rating and seeing someone else comment "if you like The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier &a ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 03, 2012
 
The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2)
4.18
really liked it
I checked this book out from the library based on a mention in Jo Walton's Among Others - I think someone over on the SDMB mentioned it as well, but d ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Nov 13, 2013
 
Expo 58
3.44
liked it
This novel was my March Amazon Prime Lending Library choice - I'd seen it in a Kindle Daily Deal and the description piqued my interest.

Thomas Foley,
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Mar 26, 2015
Dec 04, 2014
 
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
3.87
really liked it
Thanks to a mention in the "Top Ten Books You Read in 2013" thread over on the SDMB, I checked out the audiobook version of this novel from the local ...more
Mar 09, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
The Technologists
3.49
really liked it

Described as a "historical thriller" - we follow 4 members of the first (and possibly last) graduating class of the Massachusetts Institute of Technol
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Jun 16, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.08
really liked it
I checked out Code Name Verity from the local library, upon Delphica's recommendation over on the SDMB - Skip & Stephanie here also gave it 4 star ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
The King Must Die (Theseus, #1)
4.01
really liked it
This historical novel was recommended by Ginnie (former GR friend) and I enjoyed Renault's The Persian Boy, so when this novel showed up on a recent K ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Nov 29, 2007
 
The Big Sleep
4.04
liked it
Finally got around to reading this noir classic - The snappy writing is right up my alley - love the language & atmosphere! Marlowe himself, I'm n ...more
Jul 2014
Jun 28, 2014
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1, Book 1)
4.10
really liked it
Daniel Waterhouse "fearless thinker and courageous Puritan" in pursuit of Knowledge, rubs up against many of the great minds of the mid-late 17th cent ...more
Jan 2007
Sep 05, 2007
 
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack, #8)
4.24
really liked it
Yes, the title is a bit of a spoiler, as the novel starts with Jacky, assuming she's finally cleared of her past sins against the Crown, having bought ...more
Oct 02, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
 
What Is Visible
3.76
really liked it
Spotted on New Books shelf at library - cover caught my attention
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
 
The Emperor's Conspiracy (Regency London, #1)
3.52
Erin gave 4 stars - entered GoodReads giveaway for book 1/3/13
not set
Jan 04, 2013
 
Pirate Latitudes
3.40
Mixed reviews - Jason R gave 2 stars; Billy Y gave 4 - fan of author
not set
Jun 14, 2013
 
Arthur Rex
3.84
SDMB: multiple reccos in King Arthur fiction thread
not set
Oct 15, 2013
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