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Hypatia of Alexandria
3.55
Unfortunately there is not much in the way of source material to base a life of Hypatia on. This seems so speculative that I've decided to give it a p ...more
not set
Dec 31, 2011
 
The New Weird
3.72
I've never cared much for the horror genre*, and perhaps that's why I started reading each of the first four stories in this book and gave up and skip ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
 
Elixir (Elixir, #1)
3.54
I saw this in a HPB (though maybe it had a different cover), and the packaging was tempting enough that I thought about trying this out even though AF ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2012
 
Diva (Breathing Underwater, #2)
3.55
I enjoyed A Kiss in Time, and was feeling like I was in the mood for something light, so I went to the library and looted the shelves of Alex Flinn bo ...more
not set
Jul 24, 2012
 
Alan Turing: The Enigma
3.78
A dense and brick-like biography. Starts with his family in the medieval period, goes on to his childhood. I was hoping for something more streamlined ...more
not set
May 20, 2011
 
Android Karenina
3.49
Anna Karenina (on which this is based) was the first "grown up" book I read (for lack of a better term). I think I was 8 or 10 or so. Yes, I was a str ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
3.95
Of course when I saw this at the library it seemed like it would be right up my alley ... but then I started to read it and realized it was, well, pre ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Amped
3.47
I was going to skip this, because I thought Robopocalypse was just okay, but then I saw that it was set in my town, and I couldn't resist picking it u ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2012
 
The Windup Girl
3.74
I read an introduction to something that described Gene Wolfe as the finest prose stylist in science fiction. That was many years ago, and I kind of w ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
3.98
I was looking to have my memory refreshed about Camille Desmoulins, but this book only has bits and pieces of info about him, and not a real biographi ...more
not set
Nov 08, 2011
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