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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.10
This book is one of those that I would consider required reading. Marion Zimmer Bradley's telling of the Arthurian legend from the point of view of Mo ...more
Feb 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
1632
4.03
What an interesting idea! What a disappointing realization.

The idea behind the book immediately intrigued me when I read the back cover. Through some
...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
Pirate Latitudes
3.35
I have mixed feelings about this. Crichton does a good job of creating the feel of what it may have been like to be a privateer in Jamaica in the mid- ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.75
I'm generally a fan of long books that really let me immerse myself in the world the author has created. When Alyce suggested I read Jonathan Strange ...more
Jan 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Gray Magic (Stoner McTavish Mysteries, #3)
4.00
The third book in the Stoner McTavish series has Stoner and Gwen heading out to visit Stel Perkins for a vacation. We met Stel in the first book and i ...more
Feb 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Shaman's Moon (Stoner McTavish Mysteries, #7)
3.98
This is the latest and probably last book in the Stoner McTavish series. I'm guessing it's the final one because it was written ten years ago and ther ...more
May 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Probability Moon (Probability Trilogy #1)
3.58
This is the first in a series by Nancy Kress. I first came across her work when I read An Alien Light. I really enjoyed that book. I haven't read much ...more
Jun 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Solitaire and Brahms
4.00
So far as I know this is Sarah Dreher's only novel that isn't a Stoner McTavish story. I really liked most of the Stoner books so I was looking forwar ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Infinite Loop
3.86
This is Meghan O'Brien's first novel and given that one of her main character's is named Regan O'Riley she may be projecting a lot of herself into the ...more
Jun 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Desert of the Heart
3.86
I'd seen the movie, "Desert Hearts," but never got around to reading the book that was the basis for the movie. Though written in 1963, it has a 1950' ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Deryni Rising (The Chronicles of the Deryni #1)
3.92
This is the first of Katherine Kurtz's amazing books about the Deryni, a race of magic wielding people set in a medieval times. While it isn't our wor ...more
Jan 1980
Dec 24, 2007
 
First Dawn (Lost Millennium, #1)
3.50
This was an interesting read though it did require a bit of suspension of disbelief. The idea is that human culture has pretty much made the planet a ...more
Jan 1998
Dec 27, 2007
 
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
4.12
I'm not sure how I ever go this far without reading this. I'm glad I've fixed that oversight.

I remember seeing the television movie back in the 70's b
...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
Probability Space (Probability, #3)
3.62
I'm a fan of Nancy Kress' novels. I enjoyed the first book in this series quite a bit and enjoyed the second book, though not as much. This one, howev ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Odd Girl Out
3.54
While this book is historically significant as one of the pulp novels of the 1950's and is interesting from that perspective, that doesn't necessarily ...more
May 2006
Nov 07, 2007
 
The Door Into Summer
3.98
This was maybe the second time travel story I ever read and rereading it now was interesting. When I read it the protagonist's original time period wa ...more
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
 
The Postman
3.85
Somehow I'd never got around to reading this though I did see the movie version which, as it turns out, bears only a passing resemblance to the book.

B
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Jul 03, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
 
The Evolutionary Void (Void, #3)
4.23
In my last review of a Void book I mentioned that the technology was approaching magic in the sense of Clarke's "any sufficiently advanced technology ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
Soul Identity (Soul Identity, #1)
3.45
**spoiler alert** This was an interesting idea that ultimately didn't work, at least for me.

The premise is interesting: the "soul" can be identified f
...more
Dec 09, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
 
The Boleyn Inheritance (The Tudor Court, #3)
3.81
This look into the lives of Anne of Cleves, Jane Boleyn and Katherine Howard was a fascinating look at the women who filled Henry's later life. Gregor ...more
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
I just reread this and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time, perhaps more. Though the plot no longer holds any surprises, the characters and s ...more
Mar 2004
Nov 05, 2007
 
The Years of Rice and Salt
3.71
I'm definitely a Robinson fan so I was intrigued by the concept of this book: an alternate history of the world that uses the Black Plague as it's spl ...more
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
 
The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5)
3.66
This novel concentrates on the first two years of Elizabeth's reign. It primarily focuses on the relationship of Elizabeth and Robert Dudley.

Though I
...more
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
 
Calico Joe
3.78
This is the fictional story of phenom Joe Castle and over-the-hill pitcher Warren Tracey. Castle comes up from the minors and immediately starts break ...more
May 04, 2013
May 05, 2013
 
A Multitude Of Monsters (The Ebenezum Trilogy, #2)
3.76
The second book of the series is a bit better than the first, but only slightly. We get a some new characters but nothing has really changed for our o ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
 
The Firm
3.93
I saw the movie years ago but never read the book. Finally got around to reading the book ...and I liked the movie better. I know that almost sounds s ...more
Nov 24, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
 
The Other Boleyn Girl
4.02
I enjoyed the movie though it felt a bit claustrophobic at times with it's close focus on Anne to the exclusion of the other relevant events. This boo ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Evolution
3.89
This is kind of different. It doesn't have a plot. It's essentially a series of short stories about the lives of various creatures on the evolutionary ...more
Apr 2004
Nov 10, 2007
 
Jarrettsville
3.76
This historical fiction is based on the life of real people and events. It is set just after the Civil War in an around Jarrettsville, Maryland in Har ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
3.87
After watching Dexter on Showtime for the last few years I've finally gotten around to reading one of the books. The first book roughly corresponds to ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
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