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 2010
IssolaS. Brust A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars
DzurS. Brust A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars
JhegaalaS. Brust A Vlad Taltos book. 4 stars
IorichS. Brust A Vlad Taltos book. 3 stars
The Ancestor's TaleR. Dawkins Non-fiction: Traveling backwards in time along evolutionary paths. 5 stars

February 2010
The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesA.C.Doyle ... it's _Sherlock Holmes_. 4 stars
Three Doors to DeathR. Stout A Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
How to Teach Physics to Your DogC. Orzel Popular Science: Quantum physics. 4 stars

March 2010
Parable of the SowerO. Butler Post-apocalyptic SF. 4 stars
And Four to GoR. Stout A Nero Wolfe book. 4 stars
Distant Friends and OthersT. Zahn Short stories; SF. 4 stars
The GunslingerS. King Fantasy, v.1 of _The Dark Tower_. 3 stars

April 2010

May 2010
The Drawing of the ThreeS. King Fantasy, v.2 of _The Dark Tower_. 4 stars
Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano: The First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural RevolutionM. Goold Non-fiction; history of the piano. 4 stars

June/July/August/September 2010
How to Teach Physics to Your DogC. Orzel Nonfiction; Quantum physics by way of Socratic dialogue with a dog. 5 stars
The Waste LandsS. King Fantasy, v.3 of _The Dark Tower_. 4 stars
Wizard and GlassS. King Fantasy, v.4 of _The Dark Tower_. 4 stars
The Wolves of the CallaS. King Fantasy, v.5 of _The Dark Tower_. 4 stars
Song of SusannahS. King Fantasy, v.6 of _The Dark Tower_. 4 stars
The Dark TowerS. King Fantasy, v.7 of _The Dark Tower_. 4 stars
Whose Body?D. Sayers A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery 3 stars
The Phoenix GuardsS. Brust Fantasy; one of the Khaavren romances 4 stars
Five Hundred Years LaterS. Brust Fantasy; one of the Khaavren romances 4 stars

October 2010
The Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War IIS. Budiansky Nonfiction 3 stars
Pride and PrejudiceJ. Austen Um. 5 stars
Too Many ClientsR. Stout A _Nero Wolfe_ Mystery. 4 stars
CryoburnL.M. Bujold SF, A _Miles Vorkosigan_ book. 4 stars

November 2010
God Is Not GreatC. Hitchens Nonfiction. 3 stars
The Towers of MidnightR. Jordan and B. Sanderson Fantasy; _The Wheel of Time_ v. 14. 4 stars
Plot It YourselfR. Stout A _Nero Wolfe_ Mystery. 3 stars
A Game of ThronesG.R.R. Martin Fantasy; _A Song of Ice and Fire_ v. 1. 5 stars

December 2010
TruckersT. Pratchett Fantasy; _The Bromeliad_ v. 1. 4 stars
A Clash of KingsG.R.R. Martin Fantasy; _A Song of Ice and Fire_ v. 2. 5 stars
Too Many WomenR. Stout A Nero Wolfe book. 3 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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