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Forging the Darksword (The Darksword Trilogy #1)
3.65
This isn't an actual review of the book (since I only read the first six chapters), just a short explanation of why I didn't finish it. This is one I ...more
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Mar 03, 2015
 
Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2)
4.18
Barb and I started reading this together as a "car book" (that is, a book I read out loud to her when we're traveling in the car) many years ago, sinc ...more
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Aug 21, 2014
 
Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s
4.17
Over the last ten years, I've dipped into this book intermittently at times, most recently in 2008, so it's been parked on my "being read intermittent ...more
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Oct 09, 2008
 
Silent Screams: An Anthology of Socially Conscious Dark Fiction
5.00
This isn't a review of the story collection, just a brief note to explain why I didn't finish it. Because the book was a gift from my friend Andrew Se ...more
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Dec 09, 2016
 
Queen of the South
3.91
Update, May 28, 2016: I gave this one a second try, after a lapse of some seven years, only because a review of it was needed for another site where t ...more
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Feb 16, 2009
 
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
4.07
One of my sons-in-law is an Aussie, and shares the currently (though not historically) typical British/Canadian/Australian horror of civilian gun owne ...more
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Oct 20, 2008
 
She Who Remembers (Kwani, #1)
4.02
(I'm not reviewing this one as such, just explaining why I never finished it.) My wife and I started reading this novel together, back in 1989, becaus ...more
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Apr 12, 2009
 
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-90
3.88
Back in 2002 or 2003, when I was interested in developing a college course in science fiction, I borrowed this book by interlibrary loan to examine it ...more
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Mar 29, 2008
 
Dangerous Visions
4.20
This was a book I started reading about a decade ago, at a time when I was interested in possibly developing a college-level course in science fiction ...more
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Feb 22, 2008
 
Forever Amber
3.98
I've recently started going back over my "started-not-finished" shelf, and entering short explanations of why I didn't finish some books, if that info ...more
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, #1)
3.72
Since I only read a relatively short way into this book, I wouldn't presume to review it; this is simply a short note to explain why I didn't finish i ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Agent with a History (The Agents for Good #1)
3.84
Having just finished writing a brief explanation of why I abandoned another action-adventure read, I thought I might as well attach a similar note to ...more
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Sep 30, 2015
 
The Book of Enoch
4.01
This makes the second book in a row that I've started and not finished, which is unusual for me; but I truly felt that continuing with this one to the ...more
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Sep 18, 2013
 
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection
4.07
Note, Jan. 11, 2015: I've just edited this to correct two misspellings.

Nov. 5, 2010
Of several annual "year's best" genre collections, editors Datlow a
...more
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Oct 20, 2008
 
Novel Ideas-Fantasy
3.18
I started this book with the story related to the only novel of the eight that I'd read, Seventh Son. But I discovered that although "Hatrack River" w ...more
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Jun 19, 2011
 
Walking The Edge (Corpus Brides Trilogy, #1)
3.99
In the case of books I've abandoned before finishing them, I don't presume to write a review, or rate them; but I do sometimes offer a brief explanati ...more
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Apr 30, 2016
 
Love & Bullets (Infernum, #1)
3.26
Since I didn't finish this book, this isn't an actual review, only an explanation of why I didn't finish. I debated whether to even write this much, a ...more
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May 04, 2014
 
Elric: Tales Of The White Wolf (Michael Moorcock's Elric)
4.06
This isn't a review, just a note as to why I didn't go forward with reading this. The anthology was a flea market purchase several years ago; I'd neve ...more
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Oct 20, 2008
 
Eldritch Embraces: Putting the Love Back in Lovecraft
4.50
Because this book was a gift, and a gift that I treated as a review copy, I genuinely wanted to finish it. I'd previously read my friend Andrew Seddon ...more
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Apr 27, 2016
 
Out of This Nettle
3.82
In keeping with my usual policy for dealing with books I didn't finish, I'm not rating or reviewing this one; this brief comment is made only to provi ...more
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Jun 01, 2011
 
News from Nowhere
3.30
This isn't an actual review (and I wouldn't do a rating), since I didn't finish the book --just an explanation of why I didn't! When I started the boo ...more
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Jan 21, 2011
 
History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
0.00
This isn't really a review (since I didn't finish the book), but just an explanation of why it's on this shelf --again, unlike most of the books here, ...more
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May 22, 2009
 
Patterns in Comparative Religion
4.20
This is a book which I haven't known how to shelve here for some time. I picked it up at a used book sale in the early 80s on a whim, and read the fir ...more
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Stainless
3.58
I've decided, in order to give a truer picture of my reading tastes and history, to keep this shelf for books I definitely have no intention of return ...more
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Sep 30, 2008
 
The Americanization of Edward Bok
3.93
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Apr 13, 2011
 
The Lie Catcher: A Christian Novel)
4.00
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Dec 12, 2011
 
Niagara's Most Haunted: Legends and Myths
0.00
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Mar 27, 2013
 
Wheel of Stars
3.73
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Nov 05, 2010
 
Empire
3.85
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Aug 25, 2008
 
I, Robot (Robot #0.1)
4.17
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Aug 25, 2008
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