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Zorgamazoo
4.05
Robert Paul Weston's "Zorgamazoo"
is poetry, page-turner and lots of fun too

This is a book that you must read aloud
whether by yourself or amongst a sma
...more
May 12, 2009
May 12, 2009
 
The Samurai
3.92
really liked it
In The Samurai, Endo tells his story from the point of view of two different characters: Father Velasco, a Spanish Franciscan missionary, and Hasekura ...more
Apr 07, 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
End Zone
3.64
it was ok
Have you ever been reading a book and been kind of lost? I mean, you understand what’s going on and who the different characters are, but you’re lost ...more
Oct 30, 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Chronoliths
3.66
it was ok
In 2021, a gigantic memorial appears out of nowhere in the middle of Thailand. The text on the memorial refers to a great battle fought there and a vi ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
 
Treasure Island
3.82
really liked it
Do you have a book that you’ve started multiple times and could never actually finish? Maybe some other book was more interesting, or maybe a differen ...more
May 19, 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
A Day In The Bleachers
4.20
really liked it
The Giants have had their share of memorable moments these past few years: Matt Cain's perfect game, Barry Bonds breaking the single-season home run r ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
 
The Grand Complication
3.23
it was ok
The Grand Complication by Allen Kurzweil was a mixed bag. Alexander Short is a librarian working at a large public library in New York City. One day, ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities
3.64
liked it
If you were planning to visit my hometown of Seattle, and asked me what a fun thing to do would be, I'd recommend that you take the Seattle Undergroun ...more
Dec 07, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
 
Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada
3.74
liked it
In order to remedy the terrible deficiency in my knowledge about our Neighbor to the North, I checked out Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw, a wonderfully na ...more
Mar 17, 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
A History of the State of Washington
3.00
liked it
I've lived in the state of Washington for about 10 years now, and this is the first actual history of the state that I read. I picked up a hardcover v ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
 
October 1964
4.14
really liked it
David Halberstam’s October 1964 tells the story of the ‘64 Cardinals and the ‘64 Yankees and how they got to the 1964 World Series and who won. Halber ...more
Apr 24, 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
Sarum: The Novel of England
4.07
liked it
Edward Rutherford's novels are the best example I can give for history-as-story. Rutherford takes a place - in the case of Sarum the place is Salisbur ...more
Oct 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
My Rows and Piles of Coins
4.07
Saruni lives in rural Tanzania and every week, he goes with his mother to the market to sell what they grow on their farm. The market holds many wonde ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
4.26
it was ok
The first book was very very good. Fascinating fantasy world (almost an alternate reality, really) and interesting characters. Halfway through book tw ...more
Jan 1999
Mar 31, 2009
 
Just a Minute!
4.17
This fun counting book has the numbers in both English and Spanish, along with a fun story and colorful illustrations.

Grandma Beetle is getting ready
...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Spindle's End
3.79
it was ok
Spindle’s End isn’t the first book by Robin McKinley that I’ve read. I also read The Hero and the Crown and Beauty and I enjoyed both of them. Beauty ...more
Feb 07, 2008
Jun 18, 2009
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.50
really liked it
I'm calling Boneshaker by Cherie Priest an "alternate history" - it reimagines events of the past, so the genre fits - but it is perhaps more properly ...more
Nov 18, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
 
Extras (Uglies, #4)
3.59
liked it
Apparently Scott Westerfeld didn't want to stop at just three books in the Uglies series. Extras, the fourth book, takes place several years after Spe ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
The Cricket in Times Square
4.01
liked it
While I remember reading this book for school when I was very young, I didn't remember much about the plot. It's really an interesting look at New Yor ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
 
Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly
4.07
liked it
Firefly, the cowboys-in-space TV show that was cancelled before it could find its feet, has become a cult favorite among fans of science fiction on te ...more
May 03, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1)
4.05
7 Australian teenagers go on a camping trip into the bush. When they come back, they find that all of their parents are gone and their pets are dead o ...more
Apr 29, 2008
Jun 18, 2009
 
Turtle in Paradise
3.93
liked it
Turtle is realistic about life. She knows that times are tough right now, and that it makes sense for her to go and stay with relatives in Florida whi ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
3.91
really liked it
I generally love the idea of alternate histories, but usually am disappointed with the execution. Not so this time! Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan was a ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
Color: A Natural History of the Palette
3.77
liked it
Have you ever wondered where the colors for paints and dyes come from? I'd thought a bit about colors, mostly in connection with the jerseys of my fav ...more
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Jumper (Jumper, #1)
3.90
liked it
Davey finds that he can instantly transport himself from one place to another. He calls it “jumping” and uses it to escape his abusive home and begin ...more
Feb 12, 2008
Jun 18, 2009
 
The Lion Hunter (The Lion Hunters, #4)
3.96
liked it
The 39th book of the 2008 Book Count was The Lion Hunter by Elizabeth Wein. Overall, it was an okay book, with likeable characters and a very interest ...more
Jun 17, 2008
Jun 18, 2009
 
The Eagle of the Ninth
3.91
liked it
Marcus, like his father before him, is an officer in the Roman army stationed on the barbaric island of Britain. Many years ago, Marcus' father and hi ...more
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
 
China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors
3.15
liked it
I've recently become interested in learning more about China, particularly its 3,000+ year history. When I saw China's First Emperor and His Terracott ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 31, 2009
 
The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1)
3.85
Edward Rutherford writes long novels that take place over several centuries and follow several families that live in a particular location. The Prince ...more
Aug 08, 2008
Jun 15, 2009
 
Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1)
4.21
it was ok
The book started slowly, and I read through many other books between starting this one and finishing it. But right about page 300, things started to p ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Jun 18, 2009
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