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I, Robot
4.12
I liked the way this collection of short stories were framed as recollections from Dr. Calvin after a long life. The stories progressed from more prim ...more
Apr 05, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
4.27
This book has been on my reading list for the past year based on great recommendations on Goodreads; I’m happy to say that it lived up to the hype. I ...more
Sep 20, 2009
Nov 12, 2008
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.18
I can't say I really enjoyed this book. One, it is about a Jesuit priest and faith. Important and thought-inspiring topics, and extremely well-written ...more
May 26, 2011
Feb 22, 2009
 
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
4.04
**spoiler alert** More adventures of Harry Dresden. I found Harry to be more likable in this book - maybe because he re-examined some of his old-fashi ...more
Mar 30, 2009
Mar 27, 2009
 
The Price Of Desire
3.82
**spoiler alert** I gave this book 4 stars because I have a great ability to suspend disbelief.
I liked the hero and the heroine. The dialogue between
...more
Sep 13, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
 
Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man
4.09
A tall tale about a retired deep-water man. I loved the line about his painting inside the whale's tummy:
"He was beginning to enjoy himself - probably
...more
Feb 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
Started Early, Took My Dog
3.86
I liked this book. I like Kate Atkinson. I like how characters are introduced slowly, and I don't always know instantly whose point of view I'm readin ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
**spoiler alert** I just now came across this on the 'recent reviews' page - the strange thing is that I literally pulled this book, at random, from t ...more
Dec 26, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
 
Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was (The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, #1)
4.32
**spoiler alert** This book is different from most fantasy novels I have read. It is more like a hero quest, where the heroes (Li Kao and Number Ten O ...more
Mar 14, 2009
Jul 10, 2008
 
The Prophet of Yonwood (The Ember Series, #3)
3.21
**spoiler alert** I listened to this out of order in the series - my daughter read the second book and was ready for the third one, so we listened whi ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
 
Griffin's Daughter (Griffin's Daughter Trilogy, #1)
3.59
Read this book as a monthly read for the Fantasy Book Club.

I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the sequels. I would like to see what happen
...more
Feb 28, 2009
Jun 12, 2008
 
The Book of Scandal (The Scandalous Series, #1)
3.73
**spoiler alert** Slightly different from a typical regency novel - this deals with a marriage that falls apart after the death of the couple's young ...more
Sep 03, 2008
Sep 09, 2008
 
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
4.05
A very quick read - I checked it out from the library yesterday and finished it last night. It's good enough to make me want to make a special trip ba ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
Star Wars the Story of Darth Vader
4.05
This is not really my review but was dictated to me by two 4 year olds I read with often. I decided to keep their five star review instead of downgrad ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.26
This is one of those books that really needs the half star rating - I gave it 5 stars, but it probably should be a 4.5. I decided to round up...
This i
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Jun 25, 2008
May 29, 2008
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.27
**spoiler alert** This was a fun book. It's told from the perspective of Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (from the Bible). After 2000 years, God decides ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
The City & the City
3.90
I enjoyed this book, although it was not as mind-bending as Perdido Street Station. It's much smaller in scope and in the complexity of the ideas expl ...more
Dec 29, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
 
Alphabet of Thorn
4.05
**spoiler alert** Alphabet of Thorns is a coming of age story for several different characters. There's a young translator Nepenthe. A young mage, Bou ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 28, 2008
 
The Return
3.74
I received an ARC of this book to review through the Goodreads Firstreads program.
I was a bit nervous when I received this in the mail. True, somethi
...more
Jul 10, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4)
4.04
A blurb on the back of this book says "Reminiscent of Patricia Cornwell at the top of her game." Well, they got that right, I guess. In this book, Tem ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry: A Case Study Approach
3.78
This book was just what I was looking for, and then some. It is packed with concise information to help me better understand how to use inquiry in a s ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
 
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
4.07
This was a fun, quick read. I'm happy to know that it's the start of a series and I will meet these characters in future books.
This is a fantasy set
...more
Apr 02, 2009
Dec 11, 2008
 
Victory of Eagles (Temeraire, #5)
3.97
**spoiler alert** Now I'm sad - I've discovered that I'm in the middle of a series, and I'll have to wait for the next book(s) to be published - I rea ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
The Wolves in the Walls
4.06
This was a clever picture book, with fun illustrations. I do like the quote, "Anyway, you do know what they say about wolves...If the wolves come out ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jun 19, 2008
 
Knick Knack Paddywhack (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards))
4.17
This is a great book - all of the day care kids love it. It has great illustrations and fun moving parts! Unfortunately, I don't think it will last ve ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
4.41
**spoiler alert** A satisfying conclusion to the Mistborn trilogy. The characters in this book become increasingly desperate as it becomes evident tha ...more
Jan 09, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.53
Well, this was slightly better than Twilight. It actually had something of a plot throughout the book - Bella gets dumped by Edward, and then is in th ...more
Apr 03, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
 
Mothers Who Think: Tales Of Real-Life Parenthood
3.90
This collection made me feel I was not alone in my sometimes ambiguous feelings about motherhood.
All of my role models (mom, aunts, cousins) seemed to
...more
not set
Apr 29, 2008
 
The Farmer in the Dell
3.88
Read this one to Eli - it is in board book format with holes in the pages. On the 'wife' page, there are pictures of many different women. Then, you t ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.71
This was better than Twilight and New Moon. The plot was coherent and consistent throughout the book. None of the characters annoyed me too much, alth ...more
Apr 04, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
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