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Seeing Redd (The Looking Glass Wars, #2)
3.85
liked it
This was an okay follow-up to a pretty good book. It seemed the magic and wonder was lacking that was found in the first book. More of the same, for t ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2008
 
Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6)
3.70
liked it
This is not a bad romance/mystery book. The hook with this series is pretty interesting: the main character's character of her novels comes to life an ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2008
 
Not Another Bad Date (Writer Friends, #4)
3.88
it was ok
Not another bad bodice ripper? Well, almost. It's not that this is bad, but it's just not all that good to make it stand out in the genre. Do we reall ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2008
 
The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, #8)
4.04
really liked it
Another good entry in the series, this time, with the series getting close to the end, the characters are put in even tougher situations and we get mo ...more
not set
Mar 03, 2010
 
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read (Psych, #1)
3.79
it was amazing
Another great entry in the Psych book series. Same good writing and humor as the previous book, but an even more complicated unraveling!
Apr 05, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
Shadow Man (Smoky Barrett, #1)
4.14
liked it
I say I "like" this book because it was well-written and suspenseful; I didn't like what the serial killer did, which I think is a good thing. The cha ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2008
 
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design
3.70
liked it
This entire line of books is incredibly good, chocked full of information you usually don't find in history books or classes, giving new light to "acc ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2007
 
Rule of Two (Star Wars: Darth Bane, #2)
4.16
liked it
A better book than its predecessor, "Path of Destruction," though I still wonder if it was worth showing how all this "rule of two" stuff came about. ...more
not set
Jul 17, 2009
 
Critical Space (Atticus Kodiak, #5)
4.07
liked it
This is a well-written and paced thriller about a bodyguard who gets kidnapped by an assassin to get him to protect her against another assassin. For ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2008
 
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
4.44
really liked it
Another good entry in the spin-off series of the Percy Jackson books. Riordan does a great job blending ancient Roman/Greek myths with the modern day.
not set
Oct 28, 2011
 
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible (The Politically Incorrect Guides)
3.83
it was amazing
This entire line of books is incredibly good, chocked full of information you usually don't find in history books or classes, giving new light to "acc ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 06, 2007
 
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
3.47
liked it
For a romance, it's not bad. Three magical sisters get sent their one true loves by their evil aunt in an attempt to get them to give up their undevel ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2008
 
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
4.14
really liked it
An incredibly uplifting book about Dungy's journey through life and football, with an ever-present focus on God and His work in Dungy's life, showing ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2008
 
Mozart And Masonry
3.50
really liked it
Wonderful overview of Mozart's relationship to the fraternity and a detailed account of the numerous pieces he wrote specifically for Lodge events or ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2007
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
4.34
really liked it
This is a very charming, if somewhat predictable, tale about a toy rabbit that gets lost and goes through a series of owners, all the while learning a ...more
not set
May 19, 2008
 
Caught
3.98
really liked it
This was a solid and well-written thriller-type novel that had so many threads and intrigue interweaving that it's amazing it all came together as it ...more
not set
Jun 25, 2010
 
Deception (Alex Delaware, #25)
3.96
liked it
Another solid entry in the series. This one is pretty twisted in terms of plot; one thing leads to another which is probably a dead end that leads to ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2010
 
A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror
4.15
it was amazing
An excellent history of the U.S. It does not gloss over the not-so-good parts of our history, but neither does it take the view that everything Americ ...more
not set
Mar 26, 2008
 
Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree
3.81
liked it
An interesting look at the increasing use of DNA testing to aid genealogical study. The technical aspects of the tests and sundry things are explained ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2008
 
The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon, #7)
4.25
liked it
A pretty good spy thriller book about an Israeli agent who gets involved in trying to find a kidnapped daughter of the American ambassador to the cour ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 19, 2007
 
Life Class
3.49
liked it
A very well-written and evocative book that does a better job of painting a word picture of the time and places of pre- and World-War I England/France ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2008
 
Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides (Left Behind, #4)
3.95
liked it
This series has gone a bit downhill since the first, wonderful book. More and more space is given to characters preaching (literally) or long written ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2007
 
One Last Dance: It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love
3.68
it was ok
89-year-old Morgan meets 79-year-old Dixie and the two fall in love. Yippee. It's a nice love story, but the things that happen to these two old peopl ...more
not set
Jan 31, 2008
 
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
4.05
it was ok
Not as magical as the movie based upon it, this book shows us a rather different Mary Poppins, one who isn't nearly as nice or engaging as the one in ...more
not set
Feb 29, 2008
 
Prince of Storms (Entire and the Rose, #4)
3.99
liked it
A good wrap-up to the series, though it felt as if the usual amount of care wasn't given to certain sections. The writing wasn't as fluid as the previ ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2011
 
Interred with Their Bones (Kate Stanley, #1)
3.43
really liked it
Shakespeare meets The Da Vinci Code. Very good read, with a lot of interesting information about the Bard and "who" wrote the plays, wrapped in a myst ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2007
 
No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864
3.85
liked it
One book to cover one battle of the Civil War. Well-written, so not boring, it covers this battle in incredible detail from every possible angle.
not set
Jan 08, 2011
 
Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2)
3.62
liked it
This was much better than the movie based upon it. The plot is much more realistic and fleshed out, as it is with the rest of the Bond novels.
not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches
3.97
did not like it
Boring. Elitist. Arrogant. Naive. Pedantic.

Avoid books by writers referred to/who refer to themselves as "intellectuals."
not set
Jan 24, 2008
 
Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare
4.07
it was amazing
Excellent look at the conditions and the age in which Shakespeare was writing and how that molded his character and his writing.
not set
Jun 14, 2013
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