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Black Powder War (Temeraire #3)
3.89
This was another foray into the foreign culture and politics of the Napoleonic era, this time exploring first Istanbul and the Turkish people and then ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Collectors (Camel Club, #2)
3.97
If I could give a book a six star rating I would. Very few books recently have captured me so thoroughly that I stayed up all night finishing it. It i ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 28, 2007
 
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
4.05
This is one of those books that makes me regret how history is taught in our education system. The story takes place in an alternate world history whe ...more
Jan 24, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
3.90
So, Temeraire is a Chinese dragon. And in this book the Chinese show up demanding the return of one of their holy Celestials, but don't want to take L ...more
Jan 29, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.85
I am continually amazed by Steve Martin's versatility. This is his story about how and why he got into standup, and why he left for good. His early pe ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 19, 2007
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.97
I actually read the paperback and did not listen to the CDs, but the paperback version wasn't available on the lists here strangely.

Anyway, I don't ty
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not set
Dec 26, 2007
 
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4)
3.91
OK, so I feel redeemed in my esteem of this author. Her last book was tough to get through in some places but this one comes barreling at you like a 3 ...more
Feb 03, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.08
First, now I know exactly why Christian organizations don't like this book.

Second, this book was enjoyable but didn't get as high a rating for me as t
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Jan 2008
Dec 15, 2007
 
Hour Game (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #2)
3.90
The story indulged my somewhat unwholesome fascination with serial killers. However, the ideas presented didn't fit with what I've learned about seria ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2007
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
This story of a young boy who has a natural tactical genius that eclipses that of those throughout the centuries is such an enjoyable read that I real ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2008
 
Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1)
4.13
This was my first introduction to serial fantasy. I recently reread them and I recognize now how predictable most of the plot was. But I still enjoyed ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
4.11
Loved this book. Part of the new breed of sci-fi that feels cyberpunk-ish. Kovacs is a noir detective living in a world where flesh is temporary but m ...more
Sep 2007
Dec 11, 2007
 
I Am My Own Wife
3.95
When Greg and I visited New York we, of course, spent lots of time in the theatre. One of the shows we tried but didn't know anything about was this o ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.90
I'm often amazed at how many sophisticated and complex ideas show up in "young adult" fiction. I couldn't figure out why christian organizations were ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 15, 2007
 
The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud
3.41
The basic concept is intriguing. It uses two different shadowy secret societies and reveals the truth of them through the mechanism of a modern day po ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 11, 2007
 
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, #1)
4.13
This whole series had a concept that just tickled me pink. The idea that the mythic archetypes throughout history (Death, Time, Nature, War, Fate) wer ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
Inda (Inda, #1)
3.99
This book reads like a fantasy action adventure. The characters are vivid and action drives the story rather than wordplay. My only complaint is it is ...more
Aug 2007
Dec 11, 2007
 
Tiger
3.97
Not the most sophisticated of reads, but lots of fun martial arts action and melodrama. It reads like Sunday afternoon Kung-Fu theater. And, to be cle ...more
Jan 2006
Dec 15, 2007
 
Reserved for the Cat (Elemental Masters, #6)
3.82
I just love Mercedes Lackey. Her books aren't world-shaking or challenging, but they present a level of comfort that makes them pure joy to read. This ...more
Feb 21, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
Enchantment
3.88
What if the story of Sleeping Beauty were real? This is an engaging fairy tale starring a modern man. Gives a different twist to the classic fairy tal ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 11, 2007
 
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
4.11
My first King book and also my favorite. This book scared the bejesus out of me. The lady in the bathroom scene made me put the book down for a while. ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
Watchers
4.14
My absolute favorite book by this author. The story of this incredible dog and his journey to find love and acceptance in the face of a horrifically b ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
Bearing An Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality, #2)
3.92
This book was fascinating to read because the main character lives backwards in time and the story is told from his perspective. He has some interesti ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
3.88
One of my favorite books by Koontz. Nearly good enough to eclipse Watchers as my favorite of his. The main character is a hero you can cheer for, cry ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2007
 
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
4.04
It's not a bad series. But I am not an atheist. And I find evangelical atheism to be as annoying as evangelical Christianity. The third book felt like ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Dec 15, 2007
 
The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1)
3.99
The climax of the story was unexpected and tamer than I expected, but the characters are brilliant, fascinating and entertaining. One of my favorite o ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2007
 
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
3.97
Don't know how he can keep changing thematic gears and still have a viable series, but he does. Loved this one almost more for the secondary character ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2007
 
Monkey (Five Ancestors, #2)
4.07
More cool martial arts action. And now the history of the five is starting to creep in. The story is growing and drawing my interest more rather than ...more
Feb 2006
Dec 15, 2007
 
Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
3.73
It's a young adult book, so a very quick read. But the Faerie she creates has the edge to it that I always like to see in good stories about the Good ...more
Jul 2006
Dec 11, 2007
 
Forever Odd (Odd Thomas, #2)
3.96
Once again, Odd has captured my attention. Totally different character than the first book in terms of story, but the main player is the Odd we know a ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2007
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