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 2007
The Long GoodbyeR. Chandler Mystery: A Philip Marlowe book. 4 stars
Dealing with DragonsP. Wrede YA Fantasy/humor. 4 stars
Searching for DragonsP. Wrede YA Fantasy/humor. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (...ve Ates Kadehi)(*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 5 stars
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (...ve Melez Prens)(*)J.K. Rowling Fantasy. 5 stars
The Weary Warrior (Yorgun Savasci)(*)K. Tahir Veteran from WW I gets involved in the Turkish Independence War. 5 stars
The Hibernation of Memory (Bellegin Kis Uykusu)M. Eroglu Tale of a man regaining blank memories through an extraordinary experience. 5 stars

February 2007
MélusineS. Monette Fantasy. 4 stars
WatchmenA. Moore Graphic novel: Superheroes. 4 stars
The Doorbell Rang (*)R. Stout Mystery: A Nero Wolfe book. 5 stars
Guards, Guards! (*)T. Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld: A Night Watch book. 5 stars
Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story Graphic Novel: Rurouni Kenshin, v. 1 5 stars
The Two Hitokiri Graphic Novel: Rurouni Kenshin, v. 2 5 stars
Dual Conclusions Graphic Novel: Rurouni Kenshin, v. 4 3 stars

March 2007
The State of Meiji Swordsmanship Graphic Novel: Rurouni Kenshin, v. 5 3 stars
No Worries Graphic Novel: Rurouni Kenshin, v. 6 5 stars
FudokiK. Johnson Fantasym set in 12th cent. Japan 5 stars
Sourcery (*)T. Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld: A Rincewind book. 3 stars
Soul Music (*)T. Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld: Standalone. 5 stars
Farewell, My LovelyR. Chandler Mystery: A Philip Marlowe book. 4 stars
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald Literature. Or something. 2 stars

April 2007
The God DelusionR. Dawkins Nonfiction: Commentary on religion and the need for it, or lack thereof. 5 stars
The High WindowR. Chandler Mystery: A Philip Marlowe book. 4 stars
Trouble in Triplicate (*) R. Stout Mystery: A Nero Wolfe book. 4 stars
The JungleU. Sinclair Life of newly-immigrant workers in Chicago stockyards in 1900s. 4 stars
The Lady in the LakeR. Chandler Mystery: A Philip Marlowe book. 4 stars
Johnny and the DeadT. Pratchett Urban fantasy. 3 stars
Lord Edgware DiesA. Christie Mystery: A Hercule Poirot book. 3 stars

May 2007
Screwtape LettersC.S. Lewis Demonic correspondence about how to corrupt humans 4 stars
Thud! (*)T. Pratchett Discworld: A Watch book. 4 stars
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women B. Ehrenreich and D. English Medical and psychological views on women and womanhood in recent history. 4 stars
The Hobbit (*)J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy. 5 stars
Twinkie DeconstructedS. Ettlinger An ingredient-by-ingredient analysis of what goes into a Twinkie. 5 stars

June 2007
The Devil in the White CityE. Larson The 1893 World Fair in Chicago and a serial murderer. 4 stars
Diplomatic ImmunityL. McM. Bujold SF: A Miles Vorkosigan book. 4 stars
Yendi (*)S. Brust SF: A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars
Teckla (*)S. Brust SF: A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars
Taltos (*)S. Brust SF: A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars

July 2007
PhoenixS. Brust SF: A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars
OrcaS. Brust SF: A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars
AllegianceT. Zahn Star Wars Extended Universe 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsJ.K. Rowling Harry Potter, book 7 5 stars
The Golden Compass (*)P. Pullman His Dark Materials, book 1: Fantasy 5 stars
The Subtle Knife (*)P. Pullman His Dark Materials, book 2: Fantasy 5 stars
The Amber Spyglass (*)P. Pullman His Dark Materials, book 3: Fantasy 5 stars

August 2007
Tam LinP. Dean Novelization of the Scottish folk ballad of the same name 3 stars
Jhereg (*)S. Brust A Vlad Taltos Novel: fantasy. 4 stars
AthyraS. Brust A Vlad Taltos Novel: fantasy. 4 stars
The Fox WomanK. Johnson Fantasy, based on Japanese folk tales 5 stars
The Lies of Locke LamoraS. Lynch Fantasy, "Robin Hood" meets "Ocean's 11" in 18th century-ish Venice 5 stars
DragonS. Brust A Vlad Taltos novel; fantasy. 4 stars

September 2007 This month has been eaten by dissertation writing. Rereads only.

October 2007 This month has been eaten by dissertation writing. Rereads only.

November 2007 This month has mostly been eaten by dissertation writing.
Johnny and the BombT. Pratchett Urban fantasy. 4 stars
VirtuS. Monette Fantasy, sequel to Mélusine. 4 stars
IssolaS. Brust A Vlad Taltos novel; fantasy. 4 stars
DzurS. Brust A Vlad Taltos novel; fantasy. 4 stars
Red Seas under Red SkiesS. Lynch Fantasy, v. 2 in the Gentleman Bastard series. 4 stars
The Land of the Rising YenG. Mikas Observations on Japan in the late 1960s. 3 stars
The Green and the GrayT. Zahn Urban SF. 4 stars

December 2007
FuryA. Allston Star Wars Extended Universe. 5 stars
Master and CommanderP. O'Brian Naval historical fiction. 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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