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While I love anything about ancient Egypt, this book was quite a disappointment to me. I have read a number of books about ancient Egypt that seemed t ...more
Aug 02, 2007
Nov 15, 2007
Bad Monkeys
I really liked the plot of this book - an undercover organization getting rid of evil people and all their high-tec, cool gear to go with it.

The book
May 06, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
Adios Amigos: Tales of Sustenance and Purification in the American West
While I’m not a river running (though been on two river trips), I did find this book quite enjoyable, especially since one of Stegner’s river trips wa ...more
Feb 16, 2009
Mar 21, 2008
Ratha's Creature (The Named, #1)
I first read this years ago and remembered really enjoying the series. In re-reading it, I found I didn't remember any of it, but I still really enjoy ...more
Feb 22, 2008
Nov 15, 2007
The Poisonwood Bible
What a moving story! I was kind of worried when starting this book, since I knew during this time the Congo was going through a lot of turmoil and vio ...more
Mar 26, 2008
Nov 19, 2007
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
It's amazing what people can do. Especially looking back in time and realizing that, in some respects, that past cultures are a whole lot smarter than ...more
Nov 14, 2007
Nov 07, 2007
Daughter of the Sun
Ah, yes, to be an archaeologist, yet read historical fiction. It's probably not the best of ideas. While the story is set in Chaco Canyon (New Mexico) ...more
Dec 02, 2007
Nov 20, 2007
Wolf Totem
I enjoyed reading about the Mongolian herders and how they view themselves and the animals living around them. It was really interesting to learn how ...more
Jun 11, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
The Uncommon Reader
Such a short tale, but so interesting. It is the story about the Queen of England who comes upon the joy of reading. As times goes on, she reads more ...more
Nov 19, 2007
Nov 20, 2007
Chaco Canyon: Archeologists Explore the Lives of an Ancient Society
This book provides a brief and understandable overview of the history of Chaco Canyon. Fagan presents data, from current archaeological research, on t ...more
Aug 14, 2008
Mar 16, 2008
Riders of the Purple Sage
I love this book! It caught my attention and kept my attention all the while transporting me back in time to the old west. The inclusion of the Mormon ...more
Jul 11, 2006
Dec 02, 2007
Hundred in the Hand: A Novel
This is the story about the Battle of the Hundred in the Hand/Fetterman Massacre in 1866 from the point of view of the Lakota.

One reason I picked thi
Nov 24, 2007
Nov 20, 2007
City of the Dead
Overall, I found this book to be okay - nothing great, however. I wasn't drawn into the characters very well (no sympathy at all for Meni) and felt th ...more
Aug 02, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
Chasing Harry Winston
Hmmm, the book was okay. I didn't like it as much as Weisberger's firt two books. As with the other two, I read these only because the characters' way ...more
Jul 16, 2008
May 02, 2008
The Living Dead (The Living Dead, #1)
My favorites in this collection include:

Dan Simmons' story "This Year's Class Picture" was a take on what the living would do with just the dead to te
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
The Delight Makers
I found this book to be really enjoyable. It was interesting to read a historical fiction by an archaeologist and ethnologist. I felt that he did a be ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
The End of the Alphabet
This was such a sweet, sad story, but it was also wonderful. The story is written in such a unique way - where you get to understand both characters a ...more
Nov 17, 2007
Nov 19, 2007
The Quiet War
I really enjoyed this book and the story line. I thought it was fascinating that people moved away from Earth to colonize other moons. I thought the s ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jun 24, 2011
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (Volume 6)
Overall, I liked the majority of the stories. There were some, however, that either went above my head (technical) or I just couldn't get in to. I did ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Finding Nouf
I really enjoyed this mystery. It was intellectual, providing not only a good story but also a look into another culture. I found it interesting how s ...more
Dec 2013
Nov 07, 2010
Development as Freedom
I had to read this book for my graduate Anthropology of Development class. At first I was a little skeptical, and a little worried, on how approachabl ...more
Feb 14, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
Z For Zachariah
I read this book back in middle school (early 1990s) and just recently remembered it. After re-reading, I came to enjoy the book even more.

How would
Nov 02, 2007
Nov 06, 2007
The Secret of Life
Set in the near-future, this novel brings a lot of interesting and thought-provoking ideas to the storyline. The "good" and "bad" of science, the idea ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
The Tomb of Tutankhamun
I found this book, written by the man who excavated the tomb itself, extremely approachable and very exciting. Throughout reading it, I yearned to be ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Dec 02, 2008
Voodoo Season: A Marie Laveau Mystery
This is the second book in a trilogy, though it can be read as a stand alone.

It was a fun read, though there were times it got a little over the top
Dec 22, 2007
Dec 17, 2007
Gothic Tales
I really enjoyed this collection of short stories by Gaskell. I loved the surreal nature of some of the stories as well as the plausibility of others.
Nov 14, 2010
Jan 04, 2010
The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
Very thought-provoking and provides another way to understand "evil."
Jan 08, 2012
Dec 20, 2011
Motel of the Mysteries
It does make me wonder how us archaeologists interprete the past. The objects we find and classify may be nothing more then everyday objects, not sacr ...more
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Secret Rendezvous
Well, that was an odd book! I'm still trying to figure it all out.

The book is a commentary (or "nightmarish vision" as described on the back) of mode
Oct 08, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
The Clouds Beneath the Sun: A Novel
Story centering around a paleontologist and the tumultuous times in 1960s Kenya. I found this book interesting for a number of reasons: the period it ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
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