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 2011
A Storm of SwordsG.R.R. Martin Fantasy; _A Song of Ice and Fire_ v. 3. 5 stars
Tooth and ClawJ. Walton Fantasy. 4 stars

February 2011
Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil GaimanH. Wagner, C. Golden, S.R. Bissette Non-fiction: Overview and analysis of Neil Gaiman's works. 4 stars
Inside the Mind of BTKJ. Douglas, J. Dodd Non-fiction, true crime. 2 stars

March 2011
A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth Century New YorkT. Gilfoyle Non-fiction, historical. 3 stars
Jhereg (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Yendi (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Teckla (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Taltos (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Phoenix (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Athyra (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars

April 2011
Orca (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Dragon (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Issola (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Dzur (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Jhegaala (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
Iorich (*)S. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars
TiassaS. Brust Fantasy, a Vlad Taltos novel. 4 stars

May 2011
KrakenC. Miéville Urban fantasy. 5 stars
Brokedown PalaceS. Brust Fantasy. 3 stars
A Feast for CrowsG.R.R. Martin Fantasy; v. 4 of _A Song of Ice and Fire. 4 stars
Where There is a WillR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe novel. 4 stars

June 2011
Velan the ReticentJ. Grant Fantasy/humor; a parody of the action hero genre. 4 stars
The Age of ReasonT. Paine Philosophy. 3 stars
The Magicians and Mrs. QuentG. Beckett Victorian-ish fantasy. 3 stars

July 2011
A Dance with DragonsG.R.R. Martin Fantasy; _A Song of Ice and Fire_ v. 5. 4 stars
The Atrocity ArchiveC. Stross Urban Fantasy. Or sci-fi. Or something. 4 stars
The Family TradeC. Stross Urban Fantasy. Or sci-fi. Or something. Yes, this too. 4 stars
Chinatown Death Cloud PerilP. Malmont Tribute to the pulp adventures of yesteryear. 3 stars

August 2011
The Dying EarthJ. Vance Fantasy. Or sci-fi. Or something. Yes, this too. 3 stars
CryptonomiconN. Stephenson Cryptological fiction. 5 stars
Nine Princes in AmberR. Zelazny v. 1 of the Chronicles of Amber. 4 stars
The Final DeductionR. Stout A Nero Wolfe Book---mystery. 4 stars
The Guns of AvalonR. Zelazny v. 2 of the Chronicles of Amber. 4 stars

September 2011
Sign of the UnicornR. Zelazny v. 3 of the Chronicles of Amber. 4 stars
The Hand of OberonR. Zelazny v. 4 of the Chronicles of Amber. 4 stars
The Courts of ChaosR. Zelazny v. 5 of the Chronicles of Amber. 4 stars
That Was The Millenium That WasJ. Scalzi Non-fiction, essays on the second millenium. 4 stars
City of BonesM. Wells Post-apocalyptic fantasy. 4 stars
The Black MountainR. Stout A Nero Wolfe Book---mystery. 4 stars

October 2011
SnuffT. Pratchett Discworld; the Watch. 5 stars

November 2011
Weeds Among StoneD. Milewski Fantasy, v.1 in the _Jura City_ Series. 3 stars
Heir to the Empire, Annotated EditionT. Zahn Star Wars Extended Universe 5 stars

December 2011
Agent for the StarsJ. Scalzi Light SF. 4 stars
Startide RisingD. Brin Light SF. 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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