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Gettysburg (Gettysburg, #1)
3.96
it was ok
I don't know.... Two thirds of the way through this book I thought I was reading historical fiction, and then I thought.... that doesn't seem right, a ...more
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 07, 2016
 
The Telling
3.71
did not like it
I liked the concept of this book well enough but the execution was not good. I understand that it's a YA book but the dialogue is artificial and awkwa ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Oct 04, 2012
 
TekWar (TekWar, #1)
3.19
liked it
It wasn't bad. I was pleasantly surprised and compelled to keep reading. A lot of reviews seem based on Shatners other work. That seems unfair. (Did h ...more
Mar 15, 2015
Mar 14, 2015
 
Chained: Create Gorgeous Chain Mail Jewelry One Ring at a Time
4.40
it was amazing
I've been making chainmaille for 5 years now, and I know Rebecca as a customer of Blue Buddha Boutique, and have bought tutorials from BBB before. Her ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others
4.02
liked it
While I thought the author made some valid points, there was a good deal of balance missing. The first word in the title is "why" .... and I thought t ...more
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
 
The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1)
4.08
really liked it
A pleasant surprise. I think I got this as a Prime freebie so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm a big historical fiction fan, and this has a bit of a ...more
Aug 24, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
really liked it
Bjurman had it coming.

On some level I just WISH Lisbeth Salander would do things the "normal" way... when her legal guardian raped her, she didn't ca
...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
 
Dawn Over Kitty Hawk: The Novel of the Wright Brothers
3.88
liked it
I've been to the Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk, and highly recommend that visit if you're not far from the outer banks. But, naturally, the info you g ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
The Glassblower
3.88
liked it
This was tough to quantify in a number of stars. I HATED this book in the beginning. The writing seemed juvenile, the dialogue artificial, the charact ...more
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
 
The Last Light of the Sun (Kay, Guy Gavriel)
3.90
it was ok
I had a hard time with this one despite really liking The Lions of Al-Rassan. I hadn't noticed it in that book, but he has a weird style of using the ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
Scoundrels
3.80
it was amazing
I am a huge Timothy Zahn fan (Disney, please have him write your screenplay!). I think I've read every book of his set in the Star Wars universe, and ...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
 
Shadow Hunter (Star Wars: Darth Maul, #2)
3.78
liked it
Decent. Just previous to this I'd read the much newer Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, and the last Star Wars book I'd read before that was Jedi Twilig ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Dominion
3.43
really liked it
This book was written in 1995, which I think is significant because it was before global climate change was really politically significant.

Dominion i
...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
 
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
3.83
I'm fascinated. I've been divorced from the faith I embraced as a teen and young adult (not so different from Aslan himself, I suppose) for almost two ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
3.89
really liked it
Ten years ago when I was a vegetarian, I read Diet for a Small Planet. After reading this book, I think I may have sort of missed the point of it. I w ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
Good Rebel Soil: The Champ Ferguson Story
4.67
it was amazing
This excellent yarn was made all the more fun by the fact that I live in Sparta, Tennessee, and know many of the locations in the book.

Told from the
...more
Oct 23, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
It's so good. But oh God, it hurts. Just like life, I suppose.

And that's all I have to say by way of review, except: read this.
Aug 19, 2015
Jun 04, 2012
 
Ready Player One
4.31
it was amazing
If "romp through 80s pop culture" makes you roll your eyes; if you think the 80s sucked in every way... you're probably not going to like this book. I ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
The Android's Dream
3.97
really liked it
John Scalzi has a unique mind. I think this is my third book read by him, all audio. I'll be honest, I keep listening in part because Wil Wheaton's re ...more
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
 
Guns
4.17
it was amazing
I'm probably not qualified to write this review. I've been told I'm ignorant on the topic of guns because I don't know a semiautomatic from a fully au ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
it was amazing
I thought that this was an excellent wrap-up to the series, although it was not as fast-moving for me as the first two. I'd give them five and a half ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents' Guide to Photographing Your Baby's First Year
4.12
it was amazing
This is a great reference for setting up classic shots with your baby, from birth to 12 months. It has just the right amount of technical information ...more
Feb 06, 2015
Feb 07, 2015
 
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis
4.08
really liked it
This is not your uber-action-oriented Star Wars novel. There's a little bit here and there, but mostly it focuses on the intrigues and plots of the Si ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
The God of Animals
3.75
it was ok
While there are no specific spoilers here, this review is kind of spoiler-ish. Be warned.



On one hand, the author did an amazing job with characterizat
...more
Jan 24, 2013
Feb 26, 2012
 
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
4.07
it was amazing
It's much too easy to make the world black and white, "us" and "them." For "us" (Americans. Christians.) it's much, much too easy. I am saddened by th ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Nov 13, 2013
 
Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it
4.06
really liked it
I really like Robert Reich's message. We need more men like him. In Beyond Outrage, he does a good job of breaking down what's going on with America's ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.06
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This is the most colossal example of deus ex machina that I have ever read. The ending made me say "What???? No!" Damn it, it had so ...more
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
This is a first-class page-turner... I generally take my time and savor books as I relax for bed in the evening, but there have been a few that held o ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
 
Redshirts
3.84
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed Wil Wheaton' s performance of the audio book version of Redshirts. Who more appropriate to read it? And his rendition of drunken ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Jan 15, 2013
 
The World at the End of Time
4.02
liked it
Such an odd book. It divides its narrative chapter by chapter between a human sent on a cryoship to begin a new colony, and a powerful being of light ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
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