The entries marked with a (*) are rereads. In most of those cases it had been long enough that I wasn't quite remembering all details---but not in all.

In what follows:

Do note that my ratings are based on either how much entertainment/escape I had reading the book or how much new stuff I learned/noticed while reading it. This isn't a literary merit rating, except maybe for the exclamation mark books. Which might be exclamation mark for a wide variety of reasons as well, including "it's a classic," and "it details a worldview/scientific information that I think everyone should be aware of."

Jan 2001
Reread numerous Turkish books. K. Tahir, O. Kemal. Historical or contemporary dramatic fiction. N/A
The Princess Bride W. Goldman Humor/fantasy/pirates/swords/twue wuw... 5 stars
Asimov's Guide to the Bible I. Asimov Non-fiction; historical interpretation. 5 stars
Felidae(*) A. Pirincci Mystery with a feline detective. 4 stars
Fiddleback Trilogy M. Stackpole Science fiction, semi post-apocalyptic. 4 stars Half star
The Wreckers/The Smugglers I. Lawrence Historical fiction, young adult. 3 stars
Readings in Social Psych. ? Collection of essays. N/A

Feb 2001
Lammas Night K. Kurtz Fiction; WW II fantastic alternate history. 4 stars
The Soul of a New Machine T. Kipper Nonfiction. Story of the design of the DEC Eagle computer. 4 stars
Felidae on the Road A. Pirincci Mystery with the same feline detective. 3
starsHalf star
Geeks J. Katz Nonfiction. Story of two computer geeks from Idaho to Chicago. 3 stars
Hackers(*) S. Levy Nonfiction. Computing history and culture. 5 stars A must read

March 2001
Little Women(*) L.M. Alcott Fiction. 4 stars

Foundation(*)
Foundation and Empire(*)
The Second Foundation(*)

I. Asimov Sci-fi classics. 5 stars A must read
Dragon Reborn(*) R. Jordan Fantasy, of the Wheel of Time series. 5 stars
The Sapphire Rose(*) D. Eddings Fantasy, of the Elenium series. 3 stars Half star

April 2001
The Andromeda Strain M. Crichton Technothriller. 3 stars Half star
Quanta J. Andrade e Silve &
G. Lochak
Non-fiction; quantum physics. 2 stars
The Golden Compass P. Pullman Fantastic fiction--"His Dark Materials" I 5 stars A must read
The Subtle Knife P. Pullman Fantastic fiction--HDM II. 4 stars Half star A must read
Fire in the Valley P. Freiberger &
M. Swaine
Nonfiction. The development of the PC. 3 stars
The Tightwad Gazzette II A. Dacyczyn Nonfiction. Money saving strategies. 3 stars Half star
SW-NJO: Edge of Victory I: Conquest G. Keyes Star Wars Extended Universe. 4 stars Half star
The Edge of Tomorrow I. Asimov Nonfiction/fiction: Essays and stories. 5 stars

May 2001
Phule's Company R. Asprin Sci-fi, humor. 4 stars
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. J. Blume Fiction--"diary" of a preadolescent girl. 4 stars
Timeline M. Crichton Semi-historical technothriller. 4 stars
The Tightwad Gazzette III A. Dacyczyn More of the same. 3 stars Half star
Foucault's Pendulum(*) U. Eco Um... Fiction. History, publishing business, politics, everything. 5 stars A must read
Phule's Paradise R. Asprin Sci-fi, humor. 4 stars
The Cat Who Saw Red L.J.Braun Mystery, humor. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling Fantasy---young adult?. 5 stars
River God W. Smith Historical fiction, ancient Egypt. 4 stars
The Color Purple A. Walker Contemporary Drama. 5 stars

June 2001
Out of Their Minds D. Shasha &
C. Lazere
Essays on great computer scientists. 5 stars
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling Fantasy---young adult? 4 stars Half star
Snow Crash N. Stephenson Sci-fi thriller. 5 stars A must read
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling Fantasy---young adult? 5 stars A must read
Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession E. Bombeck Semi-humorous look at motherhood. 4 stars
Zodiac N. Stephenson An eco-thriller. "Thriller" is the word. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling Fantasy---not young adult any more. 5 stars A must read
Ender's Shadow O.S. Card Sci-fi; companion novel to Ender's Game. 5 stars

July 2001
The Dark Is Rising S. Cooper Fantasy, young adult. 4 stars Half star
Greenwitch S. Cooper Fantasy, young adult. 4 stars
The Grey King S. Cooper Fantasy, young adult. 4 stars Half star
Silver on the Tree S. Cooper Fantasy, young adult. 4 stars Half star
Neverwhere N. Gaiman Urban fantasy. 5 stars A must read
Just in Case D. Johnson Aviation safety. 3 stars
Myth Conceptions R. Asprin Sci-fi...ish....humor...ish....fantasy. 3 stars
"All Four Engines Have Failed" B. Tootell Account of the 1982 B-747 "Jakarta" incident. 3 stars
The Elfstones of Shannara T. Brooks Fantasy. 3 stars Half star

August 2001
Doc Sidhe A. Allston Urban fantasy. 4 stars Half star
Sidhe-Devil A. Allston Urban fantasy. 4 stars
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences J.A.Paulos Nonfiction; title says all. 5 stars
Good Omens N. Gaiman and T. Pratchett Fan....tasy, I guess; The Apocalypse with a _lot_ of great humo(u)r. 5 stars A must read

September 2001
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark C. Sagan Non-fiction; science vs. pseudo-science and the need for education in critical thinking and the scientific method. 5 stars A must read
The Day of the Jackal F. Forsyth Thriller. 3 stars
Watership Down (*) R. Adams A tale of exile and survival, leadership and resourcefulness. 5 stars A must read
Lucky Strikes... Again R.W. Lucky A collection of essays from the column Reflections of the IEEE Spectrum; humorous non-technical look at electrical engineering. 5 stars

October 2001
The Name of the Rose (*) U. Eco A mystery novel in a monastery in the 14th century... that revolves around a library. 5 stars A must read
Hannibal T. Harris Sequel to Silence of the Lambs. 3 stars Half star
Dragons of Autumn Twilight M. Weis and T. Hickman The Dragonlance Chronicles, vol. 1. 4 stars
Dragons of Winter Night M. Weis and T. Hickman The Dragonlance Chronicles, vol. 2. 4 stars
Dragons of Spring Dawning M. Weis and T. Hickman The Dragonlance Chronicles, vol. 3. 4 stars
The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer N. Stephenson Science-fiction; nanotechnology. 5 stars A must read

November 2001
The Golden Compass (*, recent) P. Pullman Fantastic fiction--"His Dark Materials" I. 5 stars A must read
The Subtle Knife (*, recent) P. Pullman Fantastic fiction--"His Dark Materials" II. 4 stars Half star A must read
The Amber Spyglass P. Pullman Fantastic fiction--"His Dark Materials" III. 5 stars A must read
The Cat Who Saw Stars L.J. Braun Mystery 3 stars
A Phule and His Money R. Asprin and P.J. Heck Sci-fi, humor. 3 stars
The Cat Who Wasn't There L.J. Braun Mystery 3 stars
Phule Me Twice R. Asprin and P.J. Heck Sci-fi, humor. 3 stars
American Gods N. Gaiman Contemporary fantasy; a road tale; more. 5 stars A must read
Dark Glory War (*) M.A. Stackpole Epic fantasy 5 stars

December 2001
The Fellowship of the Ring (*) J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy; The Lord of the Rings I. 5 stars A must read
Fortress Draconis M.A. Stackpole Epic fantasy. 5 stars
The Two Towers (*) J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy; The Lord of the Rings II. 5 stars A must read


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