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Thorn
4.02
This is by far the best of the covers (sideways portrait of cloaked girl with domed building underneath.

I'm concerned, based on other reviews, that th
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Jan 10, 2015
 
539
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
4.15
A small group of scientists have been eschewing the scientific process and instead using connections garnered in the past to propagate falsehoods abou ...more
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Jan 24, 2012
 
541
Mornings in Jenin
4.35
This is an absolutely beautiful opening, and I look forward to completing the story in the future. I expect the sections relating to war and cultural ...more
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Jan 24, 2012
 
543
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
3.97
The writing in the sample was great, and the story shows definite promise. Simple so far - there's a good chance that this is actually young adult (at ...more
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Jan 25, 2012
 
545
Betterness: Economics for Humans
4.06
(Disclaimer: this rating is based on reading only the kindle sample.)

The concept seems interesting but the execution is boring. I probably won't bothe
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Jan 25, 2012
 
458
Slabscape: Reset (Slabscape, #1)
3.80
Seems like an interesting sci-fi read. (I'm a fan of how little the book description gave away. I'd much rather learn things as the author decides to ...more
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Jul 10, 2011
 
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The Unexpected Everything
4.07
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read sample on plane home from Cleveland on 9/5/16 after reading #nerd sample. Not bad, and the politics part of it really amuses me. Will buy, med
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Sep 05, 2016
 
677
One Thousand Nights (Tales of the Latter Kingdoms Book 6)
3.87
It looks like this series doesn't necessarily build one after another, so I'm skipping straight to Book 6, the only one that looks interesting to me.

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Jan 01, 2015
 
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Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
3.72
Got a copy (signed for me) of the hardcover when Christian Rudder spoke at the SFJCC on Tuesday 9/16. I read some of the introduction that evening whi ...more
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Sep 19, 2014
 
542
Princess of the Midnight Ball (The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #1)
3.92
A retelling of the 12 dancing princesses story.

The very beginning was a little meh and overwought, but I liked the first chapter on Galen enough to co
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Jan 25, 2012
 
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Love, Chloe
3.91
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read kindle sample 9/5/16. not off to a good start... meh - didn't love the protagonist's entitlement so it will be a ways down the list, but still
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Sep 05, 2016
 
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A Girl Named Digit
3.87
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Read Kindle sample on plane home from Cleveland on 9/5/16 after finishing unexpected everything sample. Will continue due to curiosity. Writing was
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Sep 05, 2016
 
441
Sixty Days and Counting (Science in the Capital, #3)
3.65
I started this and found it amusing (if a trifle silly), and then realized that it's the third in a series. It's going back on the shelf until I find ...more
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May 29, 2011
 
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Get Lucky
3.84
liked it
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read Kindle sample from 7/15/16-7/16/16. Didn't mark whether or not to buy, so I'll assume it's a low priority to-read
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Sep 05, 2016
 
661
The Scarecrow King
3.95
read sample ~8/6/14

Wasn't outstanding, but could have been okay. Maybe give another go at it when I find it at the library.
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Aug 09, 2014
 
189
Angel Handbook: Rules and Regulations for a Modern Celestial Being
3.92
I bet my little sister will love this. Can't wait to give it a try and send a copy her way if it seems like a good fit!
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Jul 10, 2011
 
660
Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1)
3.97
added to 2014 b-day amazon wishlist

read sample first week of August 2014

character-strong-female?
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Aug 09, 2014
 
651
Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products That Customers Love
3.80
Read kindle sample on 2/25/14. Seemed relevant when working on roadmap and sequencing for Causes vision MVP.
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Apr 27, 2014
 
448
The Food of a Younger Land: The WPA's Portrait of Food in Pre-World War II America
3.43
I greatly enjoyed the portion of this that I've read so far, and need to find some time to finish it.
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May 29, 2011
 
538
Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles, #1)
3.93
Loved the preview. Bought the kindle edition. Will get to finish reading it in the future.
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Jan 24, 2012
 
662
Gooseberry Bluff Community College of Magic: The Thirteenth Rib
3.47
added to b-day 2014 wishlist on amazon

read sample Thursday 7/7/14
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Aug 09, 2014
 
232
Confessor (Sword of Truth, #11)
4.08
I found a signed copy of the hardcover in a used book store for $15!
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May 02, 2010
 
585
Touchstone (Glass Thorns, #1)
3.36
read preview (on tors site, 11/24/2012)
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Nov 24, 2012
 
649
Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else
4.13
3/19/14 read kindle sample
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Apr 27, 2014
 
650
Geekomancy (Ree Reyes, #1)
3.49
3/11 read kindle sample
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Apr 27, 2014
 
586
The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Startups That Win
3.92
startups, nonfiction
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Nov 25, 2012
 
520
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)
3.84
liked it
Not very exciting so far.

Pros
* Realistic character abilities. They get tired quickly, and god-like creatures are in fact able to send attacks that ar
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Nov 17, 2011
 
522
$20 Per Gallon: How the Rising Cost of Gasoline Will Radically Change Our Lives
3.51
really liked it
Very solid book. Clearly written, casual style, easy to learn from. Great organization - broken into chapters for each $2 incremental increase in gas ...more
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Nov 17, 2011
 
544
Coloured and Other Stories
4.15
This is a short story collection. I read the kindle sample, which included the first story and the very beginning of the second. I'll definitely retur ...more
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Jan 25, 2012
 
523
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
4.15
really liked it
Well-written and easy to read. The ideas are clearly good, and very intuitive.

This book should be really grabbing me but it isn't. Hopefully that will
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Oct 21, 2011
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