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The Adventures of the Hotsy Totsy by Clive Cussler
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
As Long as He Needs Me by Mary Verdick
Bone: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith
Bone: Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith
Bone: Rock Jaw by Jeff Smith
Cat and Canary by Michael Foreman
Celestine, Drama Queen by Penny Ives
Elena's Serenade by Campbell Geeslin
Gentleman Takes a Chance by Sarah A. Hoyt
Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance by Paul Park
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Halloween Town by Lucius Shepard
Iris by Nancy Springer
Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo
Kiss My Math by Danica McKelar
The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King
The Last Ember by Daniel Levin
The Magic Gourd by Baba Wagué Diakité
Monster Motel by Douglas Florian
Mr. Darcy Vampyre by Amanda Grange
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine
Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder
The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel Miller
The Talking Baby by Jeremy and Karina Sweet
Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) by Mary Pope Osborne
Treehorn's Wish by Florence Parry Heide


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

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Comments for September 2010 in Review

September in Review: 09/30/10

In September I read 32 books and reviewed 30 I had finished in previous months. Most of my reading in the last two weeks has been research. I have two term papers in the works. The first is on the use of GIS in disaster response and the second is on the use of blogs in public libraries.

In terms of my ROOB score, my score stayed flat at -2.41.

Review wise the books were more evenly spread. Three quarters of them came from the library. Half of the books received a 4 or 5. A quarter received a 3 and the remaining quarter is divided between the 2 and 1 star ratings.

Books reviewed this month

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Star books:

  1. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (library book)
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (library book)
  3. Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech (library book)
  4. Kiss My Math by Danica McKellar (library book)
  5. The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King (personal collection)
  6. Our Town by Thornton Wilder (library book)
  7. The Talking Baby by Jeremy and Karina Sweet (review copy)

    Four Star books

  1. The Adventures of the Hotsy Totsy by Clive Cussler (personal collection)
  2. Bone: Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith (library book)
  3. Iris by Nancy Springer (personal collection)
  4. Mr. Darcy Vampyre by Amanda Grange (personal collection)
  5. The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine (library book)
  6. Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder (library book)
  7. The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel Miller (review copy)
  8. Treehorn's Wish by Florence Parry Heide (library book)

    Three Star books

  1. Bone: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith (library book)
  2. Bone: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border by Jeff Smith (library book)
  3. Cat and Canary by Michael Foreman (library book)
  4. Elena's Serenade by Campbell Geeslin (library book)
  5. Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo (library book)
  6. Halloween Town by Lucius Shepard (personal collection)
  7. The Magic Gourd by Baba Wagué Diakité (library book)
  8. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (library book)

    Two Star books

  1. Celestine, Drama Queen by Penny Ives (library book)
  2. Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance by Paul Park (personal collection)
  3. The Last Ember by Daniel Levin (library book)
  4. Monster Motel by Douglas Florian (library book)
  5. Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) by Mary Pope Osborne (library book)

    One Star books

  1. As Long as He Needs Me by Mary Verdick (review copy)
  2. Gentleman Takes a Chance by Sarah A. Hoyt (library book)

GenreSource

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. Always Looking Upby Michael J. Fox
  2. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
  3. How to Crash a Killer Bash by Penny Warner
  4. Wizard World by Roger Zelazny

    Library book

  1. 1-2-3: A Child's First Counting Book by Alison Jay
  2. Angelfish by Laurence Yep
  3. Bannock Beans and Black Tea by John Gallant
  4. Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries by Jeffrey A. Carver
  5. The Blues Go Birding Across America by Carol L. Malnor
  6. Chester's Back! by Mélanie Watt
  7. Christmas Eve by Suçie Stevenson
  8. Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
  9. The Costume Copycat by Maryann MacDonald
  10. Donorboy by Brendan Halpin
  11. The Emergence of Maps in Libraries by Walter William Ristow
  12. Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers by Henry Jenkins
  13. I Miss You Everyday by Simms Taback
  14. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  15. Integrating Geographic Information Systems Into Library Services by John Abresch
  16. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
  17. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
  18. Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks
  19. Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
  20. The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc
  21. Nylon Road by Parsua Bashi
  22. Otto's Orange Day by Jay Lynch
  23. The Political Mapping of Cyberspace by Jeremy W. Crampton
  24. Say Everything by Scott Rosenberg
  25. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
  26. The Tarot Cafe, #3 by Sang-Sun Park
  27. What Can You Do With a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla

    Review copy

  1. Opur's Blade by James Ross

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