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books i recently read

N. Perryman "longwayfromhome"
The list author says: "in chronological order, oldest to most recent"
The Camelot Caper
The Camelot Caper
"very entertaining"
State of Fear
State of Fear
"not what i was expecting"
This Baffling World #2
This Baffling World #2
"odd but intriguing. could have used more documentation."
The Silent Spirit (A Wind River Mystery)
The Silent Spirit (A Wind River Mystery)
"sigh, i love this series. not quite the clarity i expected at the end, but mc knows how to leave you wanting more. (This is the only new book I allow myself to buy each year)"
The Mammoth Book of NEW Historical Whodunits
The Mammoth Book of NEW Historical Whodunits
"i liked every story (and wanted to read more works by each author), except the one with Shakespeare as the protagonist, and the one about the Nash Inheritance. overall, highly recommended, a great way to be introduced to a lot of history and new authors. i appreciated each story's introduction as well"
Next
Next
"i'm not sure what it means that i like michael crichton's earlier works better. though i found the book-in-three-days format odd at first, they do make for an easier story to follow. but i did like it"
Medusa (NUMA Files)
Medusa (NUMA Files)
"what all needs to be said about a clive cussler book? they're good escapist fiction, and i liked the jellyfish storyline, but occasionally the heroes' actions or abilities strain credibility. all in all a good read"
Plague Ship (The Oregon Files)
Plague Ship (The Oregon Files)
"like michael crichton, it may not be the best idea to read two or more clive cusslers in a row. oh well, i got two large books off my 'to read' shelf. and i'm not saying this one was bad, just maybe i shouldn't have read it when i may be going on a cruise soon... (for anyone who cares that cruise didn't happen)"
The Dead Sea Cipher
The Dead Sea Cipher
"i love elizabeth peters (and have met her once!) but this was definitely not my favourite. i guess i personally can't really be expected to get all that excited about biblical archaeology but it was still fun, a quick read, and to me at least held up well over time. only maybe once did i question, "why doesn't she call him on her cell", or "use the internet/gps""
What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable (Edge Question Series)
What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable (Edge Question Series)
"not as interesting as the first in the series (what we believe but can not prove) but definitely some memorable entries"
The Xibalba Murders (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 1)
The Xibalba Murders (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 1)
"a little too conversational in tone for me, and kind of archaeology-light despite the cover's announcement otherwise. not a bad book, but i think i'd rather have read a book about the murder victim and his exploits than solving his murder"
Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
"this slim volume contains quite a story"
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America (Harvest Book)
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America (Harvest Book)
"not quite what i expected but still highly recommended. and it didn't give me many more cravings than normal"
Expendable (League of Peoples, Bk. 1)
Expendable (League of Peoples, Bk. 1)
"definitely enjoyable and well-conceived, though i must say i liked the first 100 pages (or 1/3) the best. this may be my next series"
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
"not exactly what i expected but funny and truthful. somehow this put me on a bryson kick"
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
"a collection of articles for a british paper which touch on a lot of the same things as the last one, actually"
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
"yeah, i was on a bill bryson kick. 38 states is a lot to cover in such a thin volume, and while i would have liked more out of some states (or perhaps some maps), my timing was perfect and i was reading about colorado driving (being driven) into colorado"
Amazonia
Amazonia
"i needed to get off the bryson kick. like all of rollins' works it was two steps beyond believable but as a fast read it kept my attention"
The Spider's Web (A Wind River Reservation Myste)
The Spider's Web (A Wind River Reservation Myste)
"the only new book i purchase each year is the latest installment in this series.  i'm not saying it's necessarily the Best Book Ever Written, but rather that i'm deeply attached to and invested in these characters. and i'm counting down to next september..."
Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia
Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia
"i thought homework and a gap would cure my literary wanderlust, but i guess not. this book like the middle east is full of contradictions: dated yet timely; ironic yet haunting... recommended all the same"
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story
"definitely worth it. the characters and sheepy descriptions are quite charming."
A Morbid Taste for Bones
A Morbid Taste for Bones
"yes, i'm foolishly starting a new series. and i think i'll like it. There are many editions, don't worry that this one claims to be out of stock."
One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)
One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)
"yes, i am liking this series"
Monk's-hood
Monk's-hood
"so i decided to read it rapid-fire"
Saint Peter's Fair: The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael (The Cadfael Chronicles)
Saint Peter's Fair: The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael (The Cadfael Chronicles)
"well, at least the first 8. those are the only ones i have so far"
Leper of Saint Giles (Brother Cadfael Mysteries)
Leper of Saint Giles (Brother Cadfael Mysteries)
"this list might get quite boring for a while"
The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
"who could have predicted?"
The Sanctuary Sparrow
The Sanctuary Sparrow
"and one more"
The Codex
The Codex
"read during three plane rides, two days. Needed a cadfael break"
Watching Eagles Soar
Watching Eagles Soar
"Not this version (since it's not released yet) but the limited edition hardcover. Be shocked. I'm glad I got to read the ten commandments without spending 50 each, and to see the drawings, but I wish at least some had been in color, we'd gotten a sene of the color scheme of the stand alone books, and that "limited edition" meant something."
The Maltese Goddess (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 2)
The Maltese Goddess (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 2)
"Second in the series; not sure I'll keep up with this one. If I come across the third for 50 cents, maybe, but I'm not seeking it out. Another plane ride read"
Buffalo Bill's Dead Now (A Wind River Reservation Mystery)
Buffalo Bill's Dead Now (A Wind River Reservation Mystery)
"You may be able to tell how much I like this series from this list. Read it in a day, and am eagerly awaiting the next in the series."
Think of a Number (Dave Gurney, No. 1): A Novel (A Dave Gurney Novel)
Think of a Number (Dave Gurney, No. 1): A Novel (A Dave Gurney Novel)
"i picked this up rather randomly in the airport, and i made a good choice. this book and these characters are well put together"
The Book of the Dead (Pendergast, Book 7)
The Book of the Dead (Pendergast, Book 7)
"if i'd known this was pendergast book 7 i wouldn't've started with it"
The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits
The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits
"not my favourite EP fare, in tone or subject."
Ghost Dancer: A Thriller
Ghost Dancer: A Thriller
"a little different to Case's earlier work, as far as i recall, but still a good diversion. the back of the book strikes me as a little misleading."
Copenhagen connection
Copenhagen connection
"a quick diversionary read. as with some others of ms. peters' work, the action happened in the gaps or recollections more than in the present, but this book informed me of a time and a place i knew little of."
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
"a little simplistic if you've a degree in the field; however, i highly recommend this book to the many people out there who don't and who (mistakenly) believe that we are not 'adapted' to our current world and should instead do as the cavemen (or any other of our ancestors) did."
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton published by Harper Collins Publishers (2009) [Hardcover]
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton published by Harper Collins Publishers (2009) [Hardcover]
"this is historical fiction crichton (a la great train robbery) - an entertaining romp"
Night of the White Buffalo (A Wind River Mystery)
Night of the White Buffalo (A Wind River Mystery)
"most recent, of course. read in less than two days, as is my habit with this series; time to wait ~363 days for the next one"