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Reviews:
Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack
Another Life by Charles Oberndorf
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Castway Cats by Lisa Wheeler
Chicka Chicka ABC by Bill Martin Jr. and Lois Ehlert
City of Light, City of Dark by Avi
Clifford the Small Red Puppy by Norman Bridwell
Constellation Chronicles: The Lost Civilization of Aries by Vincent Lowry review copy
Day of the Dragon-King (Magic Tree House #14) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers
Dino-Dinners by Brita Granstrom
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1) by Mary Pope Osborne
Don't Say Ain't by Irene Smalls
Do You Want to be My Friend? by Eric Carle
Emmaline and the Bunny by Katherine Hannigan
Esoteric City by Bruce Sterling
Evolution's Shore (aka Chaga) by Ian McDonald
Harriet and the Garden by Nancy Carlson
I Spy Fun House by Jean Marzollo
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss
Jin Jin the Dragon by Grace Chang
Lizzi & Fredl: A Perilous Journey of Love and Faith by William B. Stanford
Logicist by Carol Emshwiller
Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano
The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll
Minifred Goes to School by Mordicai Gerstein
Miss Pickerell and the Geigor Counter by Ellen MacGregor
The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
Nightwings by Robert Silverberg
One Yellow Lion by Matthew Van Fleet
Opera Cat by Tess Weaver
Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge
Riding High by John Francom and James Macgregor
Sassy by Gloria Mallette
The Stars Down Under by Sandra McDonald
Strange Reading by Grant Uden
The Sunless Countries by Karl Schroeder
Tarot Cafe Volume 1 by Sang-Sun Park
Tepper Isn't Going Out by Calvin Trillin
Tiger on a Tree by Anushka Ravishankar
Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House #13) by Mary Pope Osborne
The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer
Where Is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox
Yoko's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


Comments for January in Review

January in Review: 01/31/10

January was another library heavy month. For February I hope to concentrate more on ARCs and my personal collection. I have sixteen books leftover from last year that I would really like to read.

Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

Five Stars

  1. Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack
  2. Another Life by Charles Oberndorf
  3. City of Light, City of Dark by Avi
  4. Clifford the Small Red Puppy by Norman Bridwell
  5. Do You Want to be My Friend? by Eric Carle
  6. Emmaline and the Bunny by Katherine Hannigan
  7. One Yellow Lion by Matthew Van Fleet
  8. Opera Cat by Tess Weaver
  9. The Sunless Countries by Karl Schroeder
  10. Tiger on a Tree by Anushka Ravishankar
  11. Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House #13) by Mary Pope Osborne
  12. Yoko's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells

Four Stars

  1. Austenland by Shannon Hale
  2. Castway Cats by Lisa Wheeler
  3. Day of the Dragon-King (Magic Tree House #14) by Mary Pope Osborne
  4. Don't Say Ain't by Irene Smalls
  5. Esoteric City by Bruce Sterling personal collection
  6. Jin Jin the Dragon by Grace Chang
  7. Logicist by Carol Emshwiller
  8. Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano
  9. Miss Pickerell and the Geigor Counter by Ellen MacGregor
  10. The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
  11. Nightwings by Robert Silverberg
  12. Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge
  13. Strange Reading by Grant Uden
  14. Tarot Cafe Volume 1 by Sang-Sun Park
  15. The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer

Three Stars

  1. Chicka Chicka ABC by Bill Martin Jr. and Lois Ehlert
  2. Constellation Chronicles: The Lost Civilization of Aries by Vincent Lowry
  3. The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers
  4. Dino-Dinners by Brita Granstrom
  5. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1) by Mary Pope Osborne
  6. Harriet and the Garden by Nancy Carlson
  7. I Spy Fun House by Jean Marzollo
  8. I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss
  9. The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll
  10. Minifred Goes to School by Mordicai Gerstein
  11. Riding High by John Francom and James Macgregor
  12. Sassy by Gloria Mallette
  13. The Stars Down Under by Sandra McDonald
  14. Tepper Isn't Going Out by Calvin Trillin

Two Stars

  1. Evolution's Shore (aka Chaga) by Ian McDonald
  2. Lizzi & Fredl: A Perilous Journey of Love and Faith by William B. Stanford
  3. Where Is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox
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