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Forest
3.75
liked it
For the most part, reading my kids' books is a chore. Many of the volumes are well written, good quality books, but the bottom line is that they're ch ...more
Jun 25, 2007
May 01, 2008
 
Leonardo da Vinci
3.36
it was ok
Well, it looks like my daughter is going to get an introduction to historical spin. I've been reading through her assigned schoolbooks, and a couple o ...more
Oct 11, 2006
Sep 24, 2008
 
Financial Meltdown in the Mainline?
4.40
really liked it
This little volume looks at the current financial state of the mainline church denominations. (Well, current when it was published in 1998, anyway.) I ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 12, 2007
 
Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 1: Teenage Revolution
3.83
liked it
This is a compilation of The Legion of Super-Heroes issues 1 through 6. The 2004 edition, that is. It's another reboot of the Legion, a concept create ...more
Jul 13, 2007
not set
not set
Mar 12, 2008
 
Logan's Run (Logan, #1)
3.68
liked it
I first read this book when I was thirteen--back when my life clock, if I had one, would have been blue. Now I'm old enough to have a few years on Bal ...more
Mar 25, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
3.82
really liked it
This one's a short book about a munition ship explosion that took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 6, 1917. At the time, it was the largest m ...more
Dec 08, 2017
Jan 08, 2018
 
Betsy and the Emperor
3.74
really liked it
The problem with a lot of our history lessons is that you learn a lot of names, but you never get introduced to the people. I suppose that's one reaso ...more
Apr 04, 2007
Oct 07, 2007
 
The Entropy Effect
3.65
it was ok
When we got a donation to the English library many months ago, imagine my surprise to find this one among the books given. I remember purchasing a cop ...more
Jun 03, 2007
May 01, 2008
 
Red Lightning (Thunder and Lightning, #2)
3.76
liked it
This one's a sequel to Red Thunder, the story of how good, ol' American ingenuity beat the Chinese to Mars. (Well, okay, it was American ingenuity bac ...more
Aug 09, 2008
Aug 04, 2008
 
Family Business (For Better or For Worse, #20)
4.30
liked it
Okay, this was the For Better or for Worse collection where I thought the strip was supposed to start going downhill. Well, I guess I was a bit premat ...more
May 03, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn (Samurai Detective, #1)
3.82
liked it
You've got to love Sonlight curriculum. My elder child is currently studying world history circa the 17th and 18th Centuries. We've been immersed in E ...more
Feb 02, 2007
Sep 02, 2008
 
The Cabin Faced West
3.84
it was ok
This one's another pioneer girl tale. I'm getting tired of pioneer girl tales, so I probably won't rate this as high as it may deserve. I suppose that ...more
Apr 11, 2007
May 01, 2008
 
Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture
4.05
really liked it
Yet another treasure snapped up at the Friends of the Seattle Public Library book sale. This book is a brief look at the perception of Jesus through t ...more
Jun 2001
Oct 20, 2008
 
Escape Across the Wide Sea
3.16
it was ok
This one is the tale of the founding of the town New Rochelle, New York. Up until now, I always thought of New Rochelle as the home of Rob and Laura P ...more
Feb 04, 2007
Sep 02, 2008
 
The Stilwell Papers
3.93
liked it
I like to think of myself as well read, with an interest in history. Now and then, however, I find myself reading about an era I've never studied befo ...more
Dec 15, 2006
Sep 24, 2008
 
The Client
3.98
liked it
Government is something given to humanity by God, yet sometimes it can be so frustrating that one wonders whether government is a blessing or a curse. ...more
Dec 31, 2006
Sep 09, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.47
really liked it
This Harry Potter stuff is subtly addicting. I was mildly entertained by book 1, but now, with book 5, I find myself reading when I really should be d ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 15, 2007
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
really liked it
This is the tale of the coming of age of Ged, the greatest wizrd of Earthsea. Earthsea, or at least the part of it in which this story is set, is a pl ...more
Feb 13, 2008
Feb 04, 2008
 
All Star Comics Archives, Vol. 7
4.26
it was ok
In his introduction, Roy Thomas said that the last story in this collection, "The Revenge of Solomon Grundy", was the beginning of the peak of All-Sta ...more
May 04, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
The Bronze Bow
3.94
really liked it
I didn't intend to devour this book, honest. But the more pages I read, the more I wanted to see what happened next. It's the tale of a young man name ...more
Mar 2006
Mar 13, 2008
 
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
4.21
it was amazing
This is the second romance novel I've read in as many weeks! What's happening to me?? Actually this book, from my daughter's schoolbooks, is an expand ...more
Nov 2005
Mar 13, 2008
 
Drive to the East (Settling Accounts, #2)
3.94
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This is part two of the Settling Accounts tetralogy, the story of World War II fought in a world where the South won the Civil War. ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
 
A Painted House
3.68
liked it
Ah, nothing takes away the aftertaste of children's literature like a good John Grisham book. Murder, corruption, legal shenanigans--all set in the he ...more
Mar 15, 2007
Aug 22, 2008
 
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? (Roger Rabbit, #1)
3.68
liked it
This one's a fun piece of brain candy. The story, like the movie which it inspired, is set in a world where cartoon characters are living, breathing b ...more
Mar 19, 2008
Mar 16, 2008
 
Blood & Iron (American Empire, #1)
3.84
liked it
Why am I reading this book? This is the first volume of the American Empire trilogy, which is the sequel to The Great War trilogy, which is a sequel t ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 03, 2007
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier
3.45
liked it
For the third installment of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, they just skipped the comic book series and went straight to the graphic novel. Th ...more
Apr 09, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
 
The Gladiator (Crosstime Traffic, #5)
3.68
liked it
I don't know, but I've been aching to read some Harry Turtledove since I've returned from overseas. Maybe it was living in an "alternate world" for th ...more
Jul 15, 2007
Mar 12, 2008
 
Return Engagement (Settling Accounts, #1)
3.84
liked it
It occurred to me that this Timeline-191 series is like a big ol' soap opera. The books jump between dozens of characters, each caught up in their own ...more
Apr 15, 2008
not set
Apr 08, 2008
 
American Front (The Great War, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
There are plenty alternate history tales based on the South winning the Civil War. The ones I have read usually deal with thus and such battle or focu ...more
Dec 03, 2007
not set
not set
Nov 21, 2007
 
The First Americans: Prehistory-1600 (A History of US, Book One)
3.85
really liked it
This year my elder daughter's history textbook is an eleven volume series called A History of US. Like The Story of the World series, it adds some lif ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jun 27, 2008
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