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Month in review

Reviews
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe by Robert Onopa
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by
Laurie R. King
The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez
The Bootlegger's Secret by Michael Springer
The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Crictor by Tomi Ungerer
Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock
Fullmetal Alchemist 12 by Hiromu Arakawa
Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand
Hollywood Stories by Stephen Schochet
In Dog Years, I'd Be Dead by Jim Davis
Just Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure
Just in Case by Yuyi Morales
Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent
Lin Yi's Lantern by Brenda Williams
Maneki Neko by Susan Lendroth
My Havana by Rosemary Wells
Naked Heat by Richard Castle
The Night Train by Kate Wilhelm
Secret Letters from
0 to 10
by Susie Morgenstern
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham by Selina Hastings
See You Soon Moon by Donna Conrad
Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks
Starry Night by Peter Sis
Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin
Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart
True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know) by Jimmy Gownley
The Widow's Season by Lauria Brodie
William Golding by John Carey
xxxHolic 06 by CLAMP

Misc

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 26)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 19)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 12)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 05)
On Reading

Previous month

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 December 2011 in Review

December in Review: 12/31/11

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Stars:

  1. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe by Robert Onopa
  2. The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist 12 by Hiromu Arakawa
  4. Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand
  5. The Night Train by Kate Wilhelm
  6. Secret Letters from 0 to 10 by Susie Morgenstern
  7. See You Soon Moon by Donna Conrad
  8. Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks
  9. xxxHolic 06 by CLAMP

    Four Stars:

  1. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
  2. The Bootlegger's Secret by Michael Springer
  3. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
  4. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  5. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer
  6. Lin Yi's Lantern by Brenda Williams
  7. Maneki Neko by Susan Lendroth
  8. My Havana by Rosemary Wells
  9. Starry Night by Peter Sis
  10. Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin
  11. The Widow's Season by Lauria Brodie

    Three Stars:

  1. Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock
  2. In Dog Years, I'd Be Dead by Jim Davis
  3. Just in Case by Yuyi Morales
  4. Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent
  5. Naked Heat by Richard Castle
  6. The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham by Selina Hastings
  7. True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know) by Jimmy Gownley
  8. William Golding by John Carey

    Two Stars:

  1. Hollywood Stories by Stephen Schochet
  2. Just Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure
  3. Treasure Island by John Lescroart

    One Star:

Genre Source

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. All by Myself by Mercer Mayer
  2. Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel
  3. Ballet School by Sierra Harimann
  4. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
  5. Blood Lure by Nevada Barr
  6. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  7. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  8. Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson (audio)
  9. The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury
  10. I Don't Want to Take a Bath! by Julie Sykes
  11. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott
  12. Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E. Shaw
  13. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
  14. Vacationers From Outer Space by Edward Valfre
  15. Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth

    Library books

  1. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  2. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  3. Doctor Who: Volume 1 - Fugitive by Tony Lee
  4. Dot by Patricia Intriago
  5. Empire State: A Love Story (or Not) by Jason Shiga
  6. F in Exams: The Funniest Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson
  7. Flight by Sherman Alexie
  8. Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas by Sally Derby
  9. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
  10. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  11. Hot Rod Hamster! by Cynthia Lord
  12. I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
  13. The Last Train by Gordon M. Titcomb
  14. Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman (audio)
  15. Long Tail Kitty by Lark Pien
  16. Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer
  17. Mr. Ouchy's First Day by B.G. Hennessy
  18. One Of Those Days by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  19. Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder
  20. Posy by Linda Newbery
  21. Pssst! by Adam Rex
  22. Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
  23. Stitches by David Small
  24. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
  25. Twin Spica Volume 06 by Kou Yaginuma
  26. Twin Spica, Volume 07 by Kou Yaginuma

    Review copy

  1. Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox by Tim Ostermeyer
  2. A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files
  3. Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller
  4. Gay Men Don't Get Fat by Simon Doonan
  5. Lincoln, Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America by Jackie Hogan
  6. Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler

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