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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.31
it was amazing
Purchased anew, and laid it beside her bed,
Conflicting thoughts flying through her head.
Afraid almost to crack the covers, read the pages,
What if it w
...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 26, 2008
 
Brave New World
3.97
really liked it
This book is frightening. I'll take it to my classroom and subject the innocents to it.
Jan 1975
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Jun 29, 2008
 
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
4.16
it was amazing
My evil plan of reading this book in small doses aloud to my students during math class has worked. Several of them have bought their own copies, and ...more
not set
Oct 11, 2014
 
The A.B.C. Murders
3.98
it was amazing
I try to get my math students to read mysteries, because the logical skills of finding a pattern and using inductive and deductive reasoning are often ...more
Jan 1985
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Dec 21, 2008
 
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
4.03
liked it
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I was an anthropology major at UCSC. Although I wanted to specialize in physical anthropology, I did quite a bi ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
 
Second Glance
3.79
really liked it
I had trouble getting into this, at first. I found the changing pov choppy. But about halfway through the book I found myself caught up in the story. ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
 
Introduction to Linear Algebra
4.18
really liked it
I'm having a hard time identifying with the main characters.
not set
Aug 10, 2011
 
The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)
4.38
Arrgh.
not set
Jul 20, 2011
 
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
3.90
it was amazing
This does for the periodic table what I am always trying to do for math....link the science to the historical events, the people, and the economics th ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
Jack and Jill
3.82
it was amazing
Rereading books you loved as a child can make you see both; all of the wonderful things in them, and all of the flaws. I think the parts about Tempera ...more
Jan 1982
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Jul 02, 2008
 
The Waste Land and Other Poems
4.23
it was amazing
I once won 50$ for reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a coffee shop. Making this the only one of my books to pay for itself in a material ...more
Jan 1985
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Dec 21, 2008
 
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
4.54
really liked it
Harry does it for me. Smart, nerdy, wiseass, with a self destructive desire to do the right thing.
Jul 03, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
The Cranes Dance
3.68
it was amazing
What fresh hell is this? Although I laughed out loud in several places, and loved every second of this book. I'm just going to say, that the thought o ...more
May 26, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer
3.47
really liked it
Insights into the life of a travel writer. The real reason they travel, someone is paying them. One of my favorite bits was about the fallacy of taxi ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
On Liberty
3.94
it was amazing
I read Stephen's masterful review, and decided I should read this. As an ebook...but it will take me a while. Each densely packed sentence is easily a ...more
Aug 11, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Time Enough for Love
3.96
really liked it
I wanted a paperback to read on the plane recently, and this one was right on top of a stack of books, so I reread it. I've reread a few Heinlein book ...more
Aug 21, 2009
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Jul 02, 2009
 
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
3.82
it was amazing
This book covers Iraq and mercenaries in great detail. However, I was unprepared for the section on Blackwater and Hurricane Katrina. The author makes ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.73
it was ok
I am prepared for booing and hissing, but I have never liked Hemingway. I read this book when I was 10 or so, and I used to describe it to people as a ...more
Jan 1978
Dec 26, 2008
 
Anathem
4.18
it was amazing
That took a while. I was afraid to read it at night for fear I would suffer a head injury when it fell on me. I haven't enjoyed orbital mechanics so m ...more
Oct 03, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
 
The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, #1)
3.73
it was amazing
I first read Keyes when someone gave me Waterborn, and I loved his use of mythology in his storytelling. When a free copy of this one came my way, I d ...more
Jan 2003
Sep 10, 2008
 
Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
3.88
liked it
When I give it 3 stars, that does not mean that it was great reading, in this case, it is because I found it useful for teaching.
Jan 2005
Jan 19, 2009
 
The Song of Achilles
4.28
really liked it
Achilles and Patroclus Are Dead


Sing to me, O Goddess of the love of two boys, grown into men.
How self deprecating Patroclus, won the heart of Achilles
...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
The Women Who Lived for Danger: Behind Enemy Lines During WWII
3.77
really liked it
I was fascinated by the subject. However, I have the following quibbles.

a) for a book about women the ratio of stories about their male counterparts:
...more
Jul 10, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
 
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa
4.13
it was amazing
In the early nineties I spent some time in Zimbabwe, and I have always wanted to go back. Although there were hints of instability, mostly having to d ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 07, 2009
 
The Girl on the Train
3.89
liked it
I was unable to finish this book. With the mood I am in, I needed a reliable narrator. This one, with its focus on a woman having to deal with seeing ...more
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
 
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
4.17
it was amazing
Dear forty-five year old self,

No one is staring at you at as you sit eating lunch because you are alone, and therefore you must be a pathetic chump. N
...more
Nov 06, 2013
not set
Nov 06, 2013
 
Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, #2)
4.04
it was amazing
I am fascinated by the idea of aquatic pilots---I think that they would understand space differently because underneath is not a hard stop. All of the ...more
Aug 08, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
 
Snow Crash
4.03
it was amazing
Really the best cyberpunk novel ever written. I read this for the first time long before it was published, (I miss by bookselling job) and I spent all ...more
Jan 1994
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Jun 27, 2008
 
The ABC of Relativity
3.90
it was amazing
This should go on the shelf, books stolen from my father. This was a pivotal book when I read it at the age of 13 or 14. I should read it again, I mig ...more
Jan 1984
Sep 16, 2008
 
Flush
3.87
it was amazing
I thought this book had one of the most brilliant opening lines of any YA book. I read it aloud to #1 son, and he snatched the book from my hands and ...more
Jan 2005
Feb 26, 2009
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