The entries marked with a (*) are rereads.

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."


January 2005
The Great Hunt (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v.2---aka, "back when it was good.". 5 stars
The Dragon Reborn (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v.3---aka, "back when it was good.". 5 stars
Going PostalT. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
The Da Vinci CodeD. Brown Conspiracy-theory-hermetic-knowledge-detective-novel-like-thing. (read the Turkish translation) 3 stars
Don Camillo and the Devil (*)G. Guareschi Political humor.(read the Turkish translation) 5 stars
Don Camillo and the Wayward Son (*)G. Guareschi Political humor. (read the Turkish translation) 5 stars
Favela (*)C.M. de Jesus Diary of a woman living in the favela of São Paulo in the late '50s. (read the Turkish translation) 5 stars A must read
The System of the WorldN. Stephenson Historical fiction; book 3 of The Baroque Cycle. 5 stars
The Final ProphecyG. Keyes SW Extended Universe: The New Jedi Order. 4 stars

February 2005
Guards! Guards! (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book; The Watch. 4 stars
Men at Arms (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book; The Watch. 4 stars
Feet of Clay (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book; The Watch. 4 stars
Small Gods (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
Fast Food NationE. Schlosser Nonfiction: The socioeconomy of fast food restaurants. 5 starsA must-read
The Devil's BargainJ. Tarr Alternate (fantastical) history: The Crusades + magic. 3 stars
The Raphael AffairI. Pears Mystery. 2 starsHalf star
The Paladin of SoulsL. McM. Bujold Fantasy set in the same world as The Curse of Chalion. 4 starsHalf star

March 2005
Perdido Street StationC. Miéville Steampunk/fantasy. 4 stars
Galatea in 2-DA. Allston Urban fantasy. 4 stars
The Character of CatsS. Budiansky Non-fiction; popular science. 4 stars
The Truth about Dogs (*)S. Budiansky Non-fiction; popular science. 4 stars
The Unifying ForceJ. Luceno SW Extended Universe: The New Jedi Order. 4 stars
The Nature of HorsesS. Budiansky Non-fiction; popular science. 4 stars
JheregS. Brust Fantasy; a Vlad Taltos book 4 stars
YendiS. Brust Fantasy; a Vlad Taltos book 4 stars

April 2005
TecklaS. Brust Fantasy; a Vlad Taltos book 4 stars
TaltosS. Brust Fantasy; a Vlad Taltos book 4 stars
Man O'WarP. Cooper and R.L.Treat Nonfiction; biography of the legendary racehorse 3 stars
Hogfather (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book; The Watch. 5 stars
Good Omens (*)T. Pratchett and N. Gaiman The Apocalypse... somewhat. 5 stars
Freedom and NecessityE. Bull and S. Brust Historical fiction---19th Century England. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 5 stars

May 2005 >>
The Phoenix GuardsS. Brust Fantasy. 4 stars
Soul Music (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book; Death. 5 stars
Dark RandezvousS. Stewart Star Wars Extended Universe: Clone Wars. 3 stars
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 5 stars
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 5 stars
The Science of Discworld II: The GlobeT. Pratchett, I. Stewart and J. Cohen A Discworld/philosophy of science book; fiction/nonfiction. 5 stars
The History of Middle Earth, Vol. V: The Return of the Shadow (History of the Lord of the Rings, I)J.R.R. Tolkien, ed. C. Tolkien Evolution of the story of The Lord of the Rings 5 stars

June 2005
The Paragon LostD. Duncan Fantasy, a King's Blades novel. 4 stars
The RingworldL. Niven Science-fiction. 4 stars
The Hobbit (*)J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy. 5 starsA must-read
Pyramids (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 4 stars
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Black HolesS. Hawking Nonfiction: Popular science; cosmology. 5 starsA must-read
A Fire Upon the DeepV. Vinge Hard science fiction. 4 stars

July 2005
The Last Continent (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, Rincewind. 4 stars
Interesting Times (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, Rincewind. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceJ.K. Rowling Fantasy. 5 stars
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 5 stars
Nickel and DimedB. Ehrenreich Non-fiction: Living with a minimum-wage job. 4 stars

August 2005
Out of the Silent PlanetC. S. Lewis Science fiction. Sorta. 3 starsHalf star
MetropolisE. Gaffney Historical fiction: Late 19th Century NY. 3 starsHalf star
Going Postal (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
Monstrous Regiment (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 4 stars
The History of Middle Earth, Vol. VI: The Treason of Isengard (History of the Lord of the Rings, I)J.R.R. Tolkien, ed. C. Tolkien Evolution of the story of The Lord of the Rings 5 stars
SabrielG. Nix Fantasy. 4 starsHalf star
We'll Always Have ParrotsD. Andrews Mystery/humour. 4 stars

September 2005
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping LoonD. Andrews Mystery/humour. 4 stars
A Deepness in the SkyV. Vinge Hard science fiction. 5 stars
PerelandraC. S. Lewis Science fiction. Sorta. 4 stars
Revenge of the SithM. Stover Novelization of the movie. Better-written than the movie itself, actually. 4 stars
A Hat Full of SkyT. Pratchett Discworld, young adult. 4 starsHalf star

October 2005
Lord of Chaos (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 6. 4 stars
A Crown of Swords (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 7. 4 stars
Path of Daggers (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 8. 3 stars
Winter's Heart (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 9. 3 stars
Crossroads of Twilight (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 10. 2 starsHalf star
Knife of DreamsR. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 11. 4 stars

November 2005
The Eye of the World (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 1. 4 stars
The Great Hunt (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 1. 4 stars
The Dragon Reborn (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, book 1. 5 stars
SerenityK.R.A. DeCandido Novelization of the movie. 5 stars
Over My Dead Body R. Stout A Nero Wolfe mystery. 3 stars

December 2005
The SourceJ. Michener Historical fiction; history of Judaism reaching back to the days of first agriculture. 5 stars
Neverwhere (*)N. Gaiman Urban fantasy. 5 stars
The Hallowed HuntL.M.Bujold High fantasy. 4 stars
War for the OaksE. Bull Urban fantasy. 4 stars
LiraelG. Nix Fantasy. 4 stars


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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