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Amor Fugit by Alexandra Duncan
Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer Holm
The Broken Ear by Georges Remi Hergé
City Makers by Remi A. Nadeau
Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka
Crow Call by Lois Lowry
The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
The Fairy Princess by Dennis Danvers
Ground Truth edited by John Pickles
Hell of a Fix by Matthew Hughes
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
I Miss You Everyday by Simms Taback
Inside Job by Connie Willis
King & King by Linda de Haan
The Light, The Dark and Ember Between by J.W. Nicklaus
Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund
Night of the Ninjas (MTH #5) by Mary Pope Osborne
Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
The Real Martian Chronicles by John Sladek
San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne
The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales by Steven Popkes
Selfless by David Michael Slater
Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple
Strange But True America by John Hafnor
Sugar Would Not Eat It by Emily Jenkins
ttyl by Lauren Myracle
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Rating System

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 November 2010 in Review

November in Review: 11/30/10

While the ratings were more spread out than in previous months, I had no one star books. That means I didn't have to abandon any books! While the vast majority of my books were from the library, I read more from my personal collection than I have in recent months.

I read thirty-seven books which I now need to review. In terms of my ROOB score, I've had my best month of reading from my personal collection since July. My score is down to -2.54.

Books reviewed this month

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Star books:

  1. The Fairy Princess by Dennis Danvers (personal collection)
  2. Hell of a Fix by Matthew Hughes (personal collection)
  3. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (library book)
  4. The Real Martian Chronicles by John Sladek (personal collection)
  5. San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne (library book)
  6. Strange But True America by John Hafnor (review copy)
  7. Sugar Would Not Eat It by Emily Jenkins (library book)

    Four Star books

  1. Amor Fugit by Alexandra Duncan (library book)
  2. City Makers by Remi A. Nadeau (personal collection)
  3. Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka (library book)
  4. Crow Call by Lois Lowry (library book)
  5. I Miss You Everyday by Simms Taback (library book)
  6. Inside Job by Connie Willis (library book)
  7. King & King by Linda de Haan (library book)
  8. ttyl by Lauren Myracle (library book)
  9. Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin (library book)
  10. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (personal collection)

    Three Star books

  1. The Broken Ear by Georges Remi Hergé (library book)
  2. The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore (library book)
  3. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (personal collection)
  4. The Light, The Dark and Ember Between by J.W. Nicklaus (review copy)
  5. Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House #5) by Mary Pope Osborne (personal collection)
  6. Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple (library book)

    Two Star books

  1. Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (library book)
  2. Ground Truth edited by John Pickles (library book)
  3. Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund (library book)
  4. Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace (library book)
  5. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen (personal collection)
  6. Selfless by David Michael Slater (review copy)

    One Star books

Genre Source

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  2. The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
  3. The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson
  4. Foundations of Library and Information Science by Richard Rubin
  5. Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design Practice by Anna Gerber
  6. Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval by G. G. Chowdhury
  7. Library Blogging by Karen A. Coombs
  8. Pinkalicious: Tickled Pink by Elizabeth Kann
  9. A Thief of Time (Navajo Mysteries, #8) by Tony Hillerman
  10. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

    Library book

  1. The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student by Susan Gibbons
  2. And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails by Wayne Curtis
  3. Around the World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
  4. Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide by Michael P. Sauer
  5. Brain Camp by Susan Kim
  6. City of Spies by Susan Kim
  7. Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100 by H. A. Rey
  8. Filipinos in Alaska, 1788-1958 by Thelma Buchholdt
  9. A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
  10. Flotsam by David Wiesner
  11. Foiled by Jane Yolen
  12. Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 by Eric Wight
  13. Ghostly Ruins: America's Forgotten Architecture by Harry Skrdla
  14. The Green Ripper by John D. McDonald
  15. Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent
  16. Magpie Magic: A Tale of Colorful Mischief by April Wilson
  17. Monster Hunt by Rory Storm
  18. The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater
  19. Northern California Off the Beaten Path by Maxine Cass
  20. The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade by Meomi
  21. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
  22. Round Like a Ball by Lisa Campbell Ernst
  23. Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online by Meredith G. Farkas
  24. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (audio version read by the author)
  25. Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries: Librarians and Educators in Second Life and Other Multi-User Virtual Environments edited by Lori Bell
  26. We Blog: Publishing Online with Weblogs by Paul Bausch

    Review copy

  1. Once Wicked Always Dead by T. Marie Benchley

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Comment #1: Wednesday, December, 1, 2010 at 12:37:57

Freda

Another fantastic month!



Comment #2: Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 18:20:23

Pussreboots

Thank you.



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