The entries marked with a (*) are rereads.

In what follows:


January 2003
The Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy; Mythologies of Middle Earth and Elvish history. 5 stars
19 Mayis 1999: Ataturk Yeniden Samsun'da (May 19, 1999: Ataturk in Samsun Once More)T. Ozakman Satire, political commentary. 4 stars
Esir Sehrin Mahpusu (Prison of the Captive City) (*) K. Tahir Fiction; Istanbul in early 20s 5 stars
Yol Ayrimi (The Parting of Ways) K. Tahir Fiction; Istanbul in early 30s 3 stars
Cryptonomicon (*) N. Stephenson Fiction; cryptography in WWII and late 90s. 5 stars
Small Gods T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
The Truth T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
Crossroads of Twilight R. Jordan Fantasy, of the Wheel of Time series. 4 stars

February 2003
The Color of Magic T. Pratchett A Discworld book: Rincewind. 4 stars
Snow Crash (*) N. Stephenson Cyberpunk, sort of, on speed. 5 stars
Scientists and Scoundrels: A Book of Hoaxes R. Silverberg Stories of ten scientific hoaxes 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (*) J.K. Rowling Harry's third year at Hogwarts 5 stars
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (*) J.K. Rowling Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts 5 stars
Neuromancer W. Gibson The original cyberpunk novel 3 stars
Tales of the Knights Templar K. Kurtz (ed.) Stories about the Templar Knights. 4 stars
Lammas Night (*) K. Kurtz Occult tale set in Britain in WWII. 5 stars
Hart's Hope O.S.Card Fantasy with a rather unusual style. 5 stars
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science M.Gardner Examines several pseudo-scientific movements. 4 stars
The Code Book S. Singh History of cryptography, from Mary Queen of Scots' trial to PGP. Excellent companion to The Cryptonomicon. 5 stars

March 2003
Laughter: A Scientific Investigation R. Provine A neurological/social examination of laughter and what can be learned from its scientific study. 4 stars
Force Heretic I: Remnant S.Williams & S.Dix SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
The Lord of the Rings (*) J.R.R.Tolkien Epic fantasy. 5 stars A must read
A Song for Arbonne G.G.Kay Lightly historical fantasy. 5 stars

April 2003
If A Lion Could Talk: Animal Intelligence and the Evolution of Consciousness S. Budiansky Nonfiction: Animal behaviour science; cognitive processes of animals. 5 stars
The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War J.Hasek Political and military satire, WW 1. 4 stars
The Nature of Horses: Exploring Equine Evolution, Intelligence, and Behavior S. Budiansky Nonfiction: Animal behaviour science. 4 stars
The Truth of Dogs: An Inquiry into the Ancestry, Social Convetions, Mental Habits and Moral Fiber of Canis Familiaris S. Budiansky Nonfiction: Animal behaviour science. 4 stars
The Light Fantastic T. Pratchett A Discworld book: Rincewind. 4 stars
Sourcery T. Pratchett A Discworld book: Rincewind. 4 stars
Eric T. Pratchett A Discworld book: Rincewind. 3 stars
Small Gods (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
Conquerors' Pride T. Zahn Sci-fi: Galactic conflict. 4 stars
Mythology 101 J.L.Nye Urban fantasy. 3 stars
American Gods (*) N. Gaiman Contemporary fantasy; a road tale; more than the sum of its parts; can't really describe it, read it already. 5 stars A must read
The Truth (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
The Eyre Affair J. Fforde A Thursday Next book: Adventures of a literary detective in an alternate 20th Century. 4 stars

May 2003
Force Heretic II: Refugee S.Williams & S.Dix SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
Into The Darkness H. Turtledove Historical fantasy: WW II in a world with magic 4 stars
Darkness DescendingH. Turtledove Historical fantasy: WW II in a world with magic 4 stars
DeparturesH. Turtledove A collection of Alternate History stories worth reading if just for two very, very good ones (the rest are good, too.) 5 stars
Equal RitesT. Pratchett A Discworld book featuring Granny Weatherwax. 4 stars
Fables and Reflections (*)N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 6. 5 stars
Brief LivesN. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 7. 5 stars
Worlds' EndN. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 8. 5 stars
The Kindly OnesN. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 9. 5 stars
The WakeN. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 10. 5 stars
Through The Darkness H. Turtledove Historical fantasy: WW II in a world with magic 4 stars

June 2003
Infinity ConcertoG. Bear Fantasy. 3 stars
Trio for Blunt InstrumentsR. Stout Three short Nero Wolfe mysteries. 4 stars
The Goblet of Fire (*)J.K. Rowling Harry Potter, Year 4 5
stars
The Dragon Reborn (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 3 5
stars
The Order of PhoenixJ.K. Rowling Harry Potter, Year 5 5
stars
The Shadow Rising (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 4 5
stars

July 2003
The Fires of Heaven (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 5 5
stars
The Lord of Chaos (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 6 5
starsHalf star
Wyrd SistersT. Pratchett A Discworld book featuring Granny Weatherwax. 4 stars
MortT. Pratchett A Discworld book. 4 stars
The Light Fantastic (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book featuring Rincewind. 4 stars
The Crown of Swords (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 7 4 stars
The Path of Daggers (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 8 4 stars

August 2003
Winter's Heart (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 9 4 stars
The Serpent MageG. Bear Fantasy. 3 stars
The Salmon of DoubtD. Adams A collection of essays, articles, talks and bits of fiction. 5 stars
Interesting TimesT. Pratchett A Discworld book featuring Rincewind. 4 stars
Lords and LadiesT. Pratchett A Discworld book featuring Granny Weatherwax. 4 stars
The Eye of the World (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 1 5 stars
The Blind WatchmakerR. Dawkins Non-fiction: Explanation of evolution, focusing on its cumulative nature, and debunking of rival "theories". 5 stars A must read

September 2003
Thief of TimeT. Pratchett A Discworld book---standalone. 5 stars
Warrior's ApprenticeL.M. Bujold A Miles Vorkosigan book. 4 stars
The Crossroads of Twilight (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v. 10 3 stars
The Vor GameL.M. Bujold A Miles Vorkosigan book. 4 stars
Tatooine GhostT. Denning Star Wars Extended Universe. 4 stars
Witches AbroadT. Pratchett A Discworld book---Granny Weatherwax. 4 stars

October 2003
The Selfish GeneR. Dawkins Non-fiction: Explanation of evolution from the point of view of gene survival as opposed to individual or species survival. 5 stars A must read
Preludes and Nocturnes (*)N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 1. 5 stars
The Doll House (*)N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 2. 5 stars
Dream Country (*)N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 3. 5 stars
Season of Mists (*)N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 4. 5 stars
Guilty PleasuresL. Hamilton An Anita Blake book---urban fantasy with vampires and other undead. 3 stars
A Game of You (*)N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 5. 5 stars
Fables and Reflections (*) N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 6. 5 stars
The Hobbit (*)J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy; the quintessential quest story. 5 stars A must read

November 2003
Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal SuccessK. & J. Freiberg Nonfiction: Description of the unique company culture in SWA that brings about their success. 3 stars
PyramidsT. Pratchett A Discworld book---standalone. 4 stars
Brief Lives (*) N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 6. 5 stars
Force Heretic II: Reunion S.Williams & S.Dix SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
Soul MusicT. Pratchett A Discworld book---standalone. 5 stars
The Kindly Ones (*) N. Gaiman and various artists Sandman v. 9. 5 stars

December 2003
The Lord of the Rings (*) J.R.R.Tolkien Epic fantasy. 5 stars A must read
CetagandaL.M. Bujold A Miles Vorkosigan book. 4 stars
Ethan of AthosL.M. Bujold A Miles Vorkosigan book. 4 stars
Guards! Guards!T. Pratchett A Discworld book---The Ankh-Morpork Watch. 4 stars
Borders of InfinityL.M. Bujold A Miles Vorkosigan book. 4 stars
The Last ContinentT. Pratchett A Discworld book---Rincewind. 3 stars
Nine Princes of AmberR. Zelazny The Amber Chronicles, v.1 4 stars
Murder in Retrospect (*)A. Christie A Hercule Poirot Mystery 3
Sad Cypress (*)A. Christie A Hercule Poirot Mystery 3
The Secret Adversary (*)A. Christie A Tommy/Tuppence Mystery 3
After the Funeral (*)A. Christie A Hercule Poirot Mystery 3


I sometimes prefer to let some time elapse before I rate a book, to see how well it "ages" in memory.

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