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The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
really liked it
4.5 stars. I did not expect to like this as much as I did! I thought it would be funny, maybe snarky, and it was both, but it was also poignant, authe ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Richard II Makers of History
liked it
Should have been called History From Edward I to the Black Prince, Then Richard II About Halfway In, Then My Thoughts On Class Structure and Social Or ...more
May 2012
May 19, 2012
Thirteen: The Apollo Flight That Failed
really liked it
(I was offered a copy of Thirteen by the publisher and downloaded it via NetGalley.)

There was something about the style and structure of this book th
Feb 17, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
it was amazing
I actually put off finishing this because I didn't want it to be over. I'm not really sure how to review it, except to say that if you're a space geek ...more
Aug 20, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Troublesome Minds (Star Trek)
really liked it
I almost gave this three stars because of the abrupt ending (my impartiality is uncertain where my Spock is concerned) - but I'm going with four stars ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Uhura's Song
liked it
I'm having a hard time with this review; I'm still not sure how I feel about this book. I was really looking forward to an Uhura-centric story, and I ...more
May 25, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space
really liked it
I've been waiting for this one for a long time now, and it was worth the wait. It's very comprehensive, covering a lot more than "I was born here, I w ...more
Oct 02, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Mademoiselle Boleyn
liked it
This was an enjoyable read, entertaining, well written, with a large cast of supporting characters I really liked. (Poor Mary Boleyn, I felt for her t ...more
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr
really liked it
Amiably written, mostly balanced portrait of a queen many Tudor enthusiasts think they know. I saw new sides of Katherine Parr, both positive and nega ...more
Apr 2014
Nov 25, 2013
Plain Jane
really liked it
I think this is the first novel I've ever read that didn't paint Jane Seymour as 1) a vapid puppet, 2) a lifeless Stepford Queen, or 3) a backstabber ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
The Boleyn Bride
really liked it
I'm going to give this the full treatment in my blog like I've done for all of Brandy's previous books, but let me just say that I really, REALLY enjo ...more
Nov 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
The Concubine
really liked it
I enjoyed a lot of this book; the bits I didn't care for came mostly in the second half, though the last few pages made up for it. It's not my favorit ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 28, 2010
The Lives of Dax
liked it
I was really excited about this one -- the intro was very Ezri, and I enjoyed the first three stories (Lela, Tobin, and Emony), but the later stories ...more
Aug 28, 2013
May 29, 2013
Challenger: An American Tragedy: The Inside Story from Launch Control
really liked it
When I was asked if I'd like a NetGalley review copy of this book, I immediately said yes; it was only after that it occurred to me how difficult it m ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
The Entropy Effect
really liked it
Read the whole thing in one day sitting by the water. Whenever I put it down to get some Diet Coke or take a bathroom break, I spent the whole time wo ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
liked it
Vampires & Star Trek. It's like Christmas. Of course it's not really vampires, but it still totally is, plus Chekov says "wampires" which is insta ...more
May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010
The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
really liked it
To be reviewed in the May edition of Historical Novels Review. Excellent book, highly recommended!
Mar 11, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
liked it
I don't even know how to review this. I thought I'd read this back in high school, but maybe I blanked it from my memory out of teenage frustration. Y ...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Myth of "Bloody Mary": A Biography of Queen Mary I of England
it was amazing
(I'm re-reading this in April 2014 - since I couldn't include it the first time, this time I'll copy/paste my review from the Historical Novel Society ...more
Sep 04, 2009
Aug 06, 2009
The Whale Road (Oathsworn, #1)
it was amazing
I nearly fell over myself gushing when I reviewed the fourth book in this series, The Prow Beast, for the HNS, and immediately sought out the first vo ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Dec 13, 2010
The Bitter Trade
really liked it
Piers very kindly gave me a review copy of this lovely novel with the expectation that I would review it sometime in June. But circumstances have cons ...more
not set
Apr 29, 2014
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
it was amazing
This was the first Stephen King book I ever read; I was 7 years old the first time, and I re-read it so many times as a kid that my mom gave me her Do ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
The Family Corleone
really liked it
I was seriously impressed by this book. I picked it up out of a dollar store bargain bin, thinking it would be a quickie throwaway read, but I was wro ...more
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
A Daughter's Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg
it was amazing
I almost gave this book 4 stars because it's not as much a biography of Margaret as the cover advertises - it's a biography of Thomas plus a cultural ...more
Dec 02, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Star Trek-Deep Space Nine: The Siege
liked it
From other reviews I had braced myself to dislike this, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's true that some of the characters are off, but good grief, t ...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
The Pilgrim Glass
really liked it
4.5 stars! I read this book around the time it won finalist at the Faulkner-Wisdom awards in 2005, and I've had a crush on Jonas ever since. Literary ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2010
it was amazing
On the cover of this book I'm quoted with the following: "Rose brings a time of historic change to life through passionate characters and lush prose. ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 19, 2011
The Lady in the Tower (Queens of England, #4)
really liked it
I enjoyed this, but I didn't love it as much as I'd hoped. I never truly connected with this Anne; she tells you what she's like and how she feels, bu ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Fallen Heroes (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, #5)
liked it
Damn. They told me this one was dark, but this shizz is like Spinal Tap NONE MORE BLACK dark. The premise: Quark & Odo are thrown three days into ...more
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon
really liked it
I'm waffling between 3.5 and 4 stars. My personal fangirling makes me read anything to do with these people (and these two in particular) through rose ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
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