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Chained: Create Gorgeous Chain Mail Jewelry One Ring at a Time
I've been making chainmaille for 5 years now, and I know Rebecca as a customer of Blue Buddha Boutique, and have bought tutorials from BBB before. Her...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Dawn Over Kitty Hawk: The Novel of the Wright Brothers
I've been to the Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk, and highly recommend that visit if you're not far from the outer banks. But, naturally, the info you g...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
The Last Light of the Sun
I had a hard time with this one despite really liking The Lions of Al-Rassan. I hadn't noticed it in that book, but he has a weird style of using the...more
Apr 19, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Star Wars: Scoundrels
I am a huge Timothy Zahn fan (Disney, please have him write your screenplay!). I think I've read every book of his set in the Star Wars universe, and...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Shadow Hunter (Star Wars: Darth Maul #2)
Decent. Just previous to this I'd read the much newer Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, and the last Star Wars book I'd read before that was Jedi Twilig...more
Mar 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
This book was written in 1995, which I think is significant because it was before global climate change was really politically significant.

Dominion i...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Ten years ago when I was a vegetarian, I read Diet for a Small Planet. After reading this book, I think I may have sort of missed the point of it. I w...more
Mar 19, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
Ready Player One
If "romp through 80s pop culture" makes you roll your eyes; if you think the 80s sucked in every way... you're probably not going to like this book. I...more
Mar 29, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
I'm probably not qualified to write this review. I've been told I'm ignorant on the topic of guns because I don't know a semiautomatic from a fully au...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I thought that this was an excellent wrap-up to the series, although it was not as fast-moving for me as the first two. I'd give them five and a half...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis
This is not your uber-action-oriented Star Wars novel. There's a little bit here and there, but mostly it focuses on the intrigues and plots of the Si...more
Mar 19, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
The God of Animals
While there are no specific spoilers here, this review is kind of spoiler-ish. Be warned.

On one hand, the author did an amazing job with characterizat...more
Jan 24, 2013
Feb 26, 2012
The Telling
I liked the concept of this book well enough but the execution was not good. I understand that it's a YA book but the dialogue is artificial and awkwa...more
Jan 06, 2013
Oct 04, 2012
Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it
I really like Robert Reich's message. We need more men like him. In Beyond Outrage, he does a good job of breaking down what's going on with America's...more
Feb 04, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
This is a first-class page-turner... I generally take my time and savor books as I relax for bed in the evening, but there have been a few that held o...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed Wil Wheaton' s performance of the audio book version of Redshirts. Who more appropriate to read it? And his rendition of drunken...more
Feb 27, 2014
Jan 15, 2013
The World at the End of Time
Such an odd book. It divides its narrative chapter by chapter between a human sent on a cryoship to begin a new colony, and a powerful being of light...more
Feb 04, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
The Icarus Hunt
Zahn' s Star Wars books have always been my favorites of his, even though I've read Triplett and War Horse. Those were sprinkled with fascinating sci...more
Aug 09, 2013
Mar 09, 2012
The Ortho Home Gardener's Problem Solver
This book is helpful for diagnosis, with some pretty good pictures of various problems and the specific plants they affect. I'm not terribly fond of t...more
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Feb 26, 2012
The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Very good info, including making wine from commercial juice, from the grape, and also sections on making "country" wines from other fruits, vegetables...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 25, 2012
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Some good advice here, a lot of it pretty basic. One subheading near the end of the book: "Don't waste time." Duh. The main premise is, if you take th...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
On Night's Shore: A Novel
I very much enjoyed this one, and I've had it on my shelves for ages. It's a murder mystery set in 1849 New York. Augie is a " gutter rat" and all but...more
Jan 22, 2013
Mar 09, 2012
Magical Housekeeping: Simple Charms & Practical Tips for Creating a Harmonious Home
I really enjoyed the first few chapters of this book. after that it was a lot of lists of deities, animals, crystals, etc. that, while it was perhaps...more
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol 1
This was the audiobook version, which is decently read but no Vincent Price. Includes The Dunwich Horror & Call of Cthulhu. Interesting stuff but...more
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Aug 13, 2013
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
This definitely lives up to the hype. The first person present tense narrative keeps you seriously hooked, and like the first book, I finished this on...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Fuzzy Nation
Listened to the EXCELLENT audiobook performance by Wil Wheaton. Highly recommended. I was thoroughly engrossed from start to finish. Lots of foreshado...more
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Aug 25, 2012
Rule of Two (Star Wars: Darth Bane, #2)
I messed up and read this book before the first one. I know enough about this era that I think there won't be too much of it spoiled, though.

And, the...more
Oct 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Empowered Horses: Learning Their Way Through Independence, Self-Confidence, and Creative Play
This book changed the way I relate to my horses.. by giving them the choice of being with me or not, I have learned so much from them. it changes thei...more
Jan 08, 2014
Aug 25, 2013
Financial Peace Revisited
Great advice. I hope to implement some of these strategies. I have to say it was a little preachy for my taste.
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Aug 25, 2012
The Mystery of Breathing

I hated this book. You think it's a mystery and then BAM! Three quarters thru you're suddenly in the perpetrator's head with no lead-up. Odd syntax. I...more
May 15, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
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