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Fish Is Fish
4.03
I remember loving this book (it survived many culls of books over the years), and looking at it now, the illustrations are beautiful and textured, the...more
Feb 22, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
Disney's Countdown to Extinction
3.00
While dinosaurs are always a great idea for a book, this one is confusing and odd.

The illustrations combine drawings with holograms, for no apparent...more
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
The Cybergypsies: Love, Life And Travels On The Electronic Frontier
3.48
This book sounded like it could have been very interesting, and I'm not sure if the fact that I'm reading it 11 years after publication makes it less...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
Murder at the Vicarage
3.99
One of the things I find interesting about Christie's writing is that she often switches her narrators around, even when using her main characters. Wh...more
Feb 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot #28)
3.76
I remembered fairly early that I had read this book, but since I couldn't remember who killed poor Mrs McGinty, I kept going. It slowly came back as I...more
Feb 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, #19)
3.80
I thought when I recently read the play of this that I had read it before and that there was a bit different than the novel. Rereading this now, I see...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
 
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
4.00
This story takes a little while to get going, but then there's lots of murders to get on with. Poirot is on holiday - but crime won't leave him alone....more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
Murder in Mesopotamia
3.81
One of the things I really enjoy about this book is the strong voice of the nurse who narrates it. We get a real sense of her character through her wr...more
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
4:50 from Paddington
3.87
The title of this one always makes me want to read it (again), and its US title ('What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw') just doesn't have the same ring.

This on...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
The Mousetrap and Selected Plays
3.97
In this anthology of four plays, I've read two of them as novels. I always find it interesting to see what's been changed when stories are brought int...more
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Iggy Pig's Skippy Day (Iggy Pig #2) (My First Read Alones)
3.50
An enjoyable tale about a young pig who is too naive to understand that he has only narrowly escaped death. Iggy Pig loves to skip, but the rest of th...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
A Pocket Full Of Rye (Bbc Audio Crime)
3.79
This was a rare instance where I remembered quite a lot of the plot as it was going along from a previous read of the book, and I was getting a bit fr...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
At Bertram's Hotel: Starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. A BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation (BBC Radio Collection)
3.68
This tale gets quite complicated, with crazy subterfuge and mistaken identities and heiresses and Miss Marple in the middle of it all at Bertram's Hot...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
3.93
An enjoyable quick read, these five short tales with notes by Dumbledore give a flavour of backstory to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. I would h...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
A Murder Is Announced
3.91
I am not really a Marple fan, so when I say that I enjoyed this, it's kind of surprising! The mystery read really well, and the twists and turns were...more
Feb 05, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Round Trip
4.15
This book is not big on plot (a day trip to the city and home again), but the design is innovative and exciting for a young reader. The book is read f...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
Pirates in the Park
4.30
This is a fun book that encourages imagination and not letting the big kids get you down. I like that the main character is a girl, and that her toy a...more
Feb 23, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
The King's Choice
3.50
This is a bizarre little story, with a trite ending about being kind, but truly the characters are greedy, sycophantic, and cowardly and do not make m...more
Feb 23, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
2010: Living In The Future
3.67
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Feb 27, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
 
Dragolin
4.08
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Feb 20, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
Pardonable Lies
4.09
None
Feb 26, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies: An Old Tale from Scotland
4.22
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Feb 24, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
The Night Ones
3.75
None
Feb 13, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
A Sparrow's Magic
4.00
None
Feb 20, 2010
Apr 10, 2010
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