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By Darkness Forged (Seeker's Tales From The Golden Age Of The Solar Clipper, #3)
4.64
it was amazing
This may be Lowell's greatest book yet. From a purely mechanical point of view, it's his best-crafted, best-written and best-edited book. And it doesn ...more
Jun 04, 2019
Feb 2019
Dec 29, 2018
Jan 01, 2019
 
The Eimar Beacon
3.93
really liked it
I started reading McCloskey with Trilisk Ruins in mid-2012 and then went on to the Insidious, Industrious, Ingenious trilogy and devouring everything written since then. Looking back, I’ve been p ...more
Mar 20, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
 
The Courage Test
3.65
liked it
I picked this book because of its cover: it was clearly trying to be Newbery material.

And the first 45% or so didn't disappoint. A little
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Dec 19, 2016
Dec 18, 2016
 
Frieda B. Herself (Book 1)
4.70
it was amazing
I picked this up at the 2014 AHG Leadership Conference where I met the author and I am tickled with just how fun, relevant and accessible this book is ...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
 
Synchronicity Trilogy Omnibus
4.06
it was amazing
I initially read these three individually (in order) some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed them. McCloskey consistently exercises his skill in setting ...more
Apr 18, 2016
Apr 18, 2016
 
The Celaran Probe (Parker Interstellar Travels, #7)
4.24
really liked it
Another excellent addition to the PIT series. I wait eagerly (and sometimes impatiently) for McCloskey's releases. Probe doesn't disappoint.

The series takes place in
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Dec 18, 2015
Dec 09, 2015
 
The Celaran Refuge (Parker Interstellar Travels, #8)
4.44
it was amazing
Another great story from Michael; another great addition to the PIT series.

I think it was another GR reviewer who said that Michael has an 'understanding' of aliens a
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Dec 16, 2016
Dec 11, 2016
 
The French Admiral (Alan Lewrie, #2)
4.11
it was ok
I picked this up to sate my need for more Patrick O'Brian and while I would (and do) read each of the 21 over and over again, once of this Dewey Lambdin is enough f ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
Magnificent Farewell
4.57
really liked it
I'm going to rate this book a four of five. I don't think that I'll ever read it again, but wow, the first time was great. (Wish I could give it 4.5—I ...more
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 13, 2016
 
Tempting Mr. Jordan
4.64
really liked it
Another excellent book by McGinnis, perhaps her best yet. In this one, Marin takes some characters that we know from her previous books, adds in a few more fro ...more
Feb 24, 2017
Dec 19, 2016
 
Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon (Book 2)
4.86
it was amazing
Another great book from Renata Bowers, this time with some extra conflict. Frieda B. sets off to visit the moon, but first, she dreams, then she plans, then ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
 
Artemis
3.67
liked it
A fantastic book with just one flaw keeping me from giving it four stars: unnecessary profanity. Seriously, Weir is a sloppy, lazy writer in this area ...more
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 03, 2018
 
The Adventures Of Captain Underpants: an Epic Novel
3.92
really liked it
A nine year-old friend of mine is hooked on these (and other) graphic novels (but mostly CU). And we got into an argument -- when there are so many ot ...more
Sep 20, 2019
Sep 19, 2019
 
Walk-In Investigations: A Paranormal Detective Mystery
4.16
really liked it
I like detective mysteries. I like murder mysteries. I like local authors. Streaming Sarah delivers all three.

Paranormal isn't usually my
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Sep 18, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
 
Stirring Up the Viscount
4.44
really liked it
Fantastic! Not my every-day genre, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

McGinnis builds a well-designed world, inserts a good number of engaging ch
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Aug 27, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
 
A Perfect Spy
3.99
really liked it

I read A Perfect Spy (originally published in 1986) a half-dozen times in my teens and twenties but never considered Pym a traitor until I read it again

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Aug 24, 2010
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Aug 24, 2010
 
Two Years on the Alabama
3.04
liked it
Legally, they weren't really pirates. They acted like privateers. Almost a letter of marque. We'll settle for Man-o'-Warsmen since that's what they wo ...more
Dec 04, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
 
Murder to the Metal
3.57
really liked it
It was lovely to see these characters again and even more lovely to visit Cleveland again through the eyes and ears of author Annie Hogsett. Indeed, one can ...more
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 26, 2018
 
Knight Kyle and the Magic Silver Lance (Adventures Beyond Dragon Mountain)
3.96
liked it
A cute but unexceptional little children's book with delightful illustrations.

Good in small doses, it feels that its standalone chapters might be bes
...more
Dec 06, 2016
Dec 06, 2016
 
Scorpions
3.80
really liked it
I started off quite excited by this book: A Newbery I hadn't yet read by an author I didn't know! What's not to get excited about? But the more I got ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Dec 16, 2014
 
George Washington on Leadership
3.72
really liked it
Contains much of what other leadership books will teach you. Weaving these themes into a history (biography?) of Washington makes it that much more en ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
Krazy and Ignatz, 1935-1936: A Wild Warmth of Chromatic Gravy
4.56
really liked it

Ooooo! I just love reading Krazy Kat. Since I can't get any new Calvin & Hobbes and while Frazz meets some of my needs, I truly enjoy getting into

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Jan 11, 2009
Dec 27, 2008
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
3.98
did not like it
This is a book? I'm not sure it counts.

I'll probably hear that thousands of youth were turned into lifelong readers through this book. If so, I can o
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not set
Jan 20, 2014
 
Cider with Rosie
3.93
it was ok
I didn't really find the content all that interesting. The writing style is acceptable most of the time except when it slips into fantastically well-c ...more
Aug 2013
Sep 18, 2013
 
What Happened on Fox Street
3.74
really liked it
A good read, but I'm not certain of the age of the target audience.

A pattern I think I'm starting to see with Springstubb is that everyone (and I mean everyone) in he
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Jan 08, 2017
Jan 01, 2017
 
Love Over Scotland (44 Scotland Street, #3)
3.98
liked it
The third "44 Scotland Street" book, this one was also written as a daily for a newspaper. It appeared to me that the author began to further explore ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
 
The World According to Bertie (44 Scotland Street, #4)
4.04
liked it

What's there to say about this book that hasn't been said about the previous three? This one is also a good read that is hard to put down. A differenc

...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.13
it was ok
A great crime novel, but genuinely disgusting. The book gives new evidence for the concept of total depravity.

This quote (found on wikiped
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Jan 20, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
 
Myself and Other More Important Matters
4.15
liked it
First half was great, second half not so great.
Apr 2008
May 24, 2008
 
Monitor
3.80
liked it
Well-written. Compelling story.
Jul 30, 2019
Jul 28, 2019
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