Joel D. (JoelDV) - Reviews

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Alaska Whales and Whaling (Alaska Geographic)
Alaska Whales and Whaling (Alaska Geographic)
Author: Rolland Elwell Stevens
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2007


Oversized, thin paperback with lots of photos. 143 pages.


The Bounty : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Review Date: 5/28/2006


A matter of fact account. Not a novel.


Ceramics: A Potter's Handbook
Ceramics: A Potter's Handbook
Author: Glenn C. Nelson
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2007


By Glenn C. Nelson; 3rd edition. Paperback, 8 x 10, 348 pages; many black and white and some color photos; pottery, from ancient to modern; various countries; contemporary ceramics; clay & clay bodies; forming methods; design; glazes; kilns; equipment. A relatively quick survey of everything.


Faith of My Fathers
Faith of My Fathers
Author: Mark Salter, John McCain
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/12/2006


The later chapters re the Vietnam experience hold your interest, but, on the whole, the book's qulity of writing may leave a little to be desired.


Housekeeping (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Housekeeping (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/28/2006


Writing is enjoyable in itself, page by page.


Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/28/2006


Ah, wonderful.


Magical Thinking
Magical Thinking
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/27/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Writes with a humorous knack. Often about gay lifestyle experience.


No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life
No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life
Author: Nhat Hanh, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thich Nhat Hanh
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/31/2007


Thoughtful. Good words for the living.


Oswald's Tale: : An American Mystery
Oswald's Tale: : An American Mystery
Author: Norman Mailer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/24/2006


Not hardcover; full book size paperback


A Perfect Spy
A Perfect Spy
Author: John le Carre
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/6/2006


Literature, not an action story. Nicely woven first person story of a complex life. Son of a troubled father and troubles carry on. British, of course.


Putting on the Mind of Christ
Putting on the Mind of Christ
Author: Jim Marion, Ken Wilber
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 1/28/2007


Marion incorporates Ken Wilber's concepts, and much more, from an unconventional Christian perspective.


Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion
Author: Ken Kesey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2007


Superb Ken Kesey. Captures life in the timbered hills of the Northwest. One of the best books you'll read.


The Sports 100: The One Hundred Most Important People in American Sports History
Review Date: 5/28/2006


Great trivia on well known and not so known figures in sports.


The Sunday Philosophy Club  (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 1)
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 1)
Author: Alexander Mccall Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A pleasant read - more for the throughful musings of the protagonist than for action or drama.


The Valley of Light
The Valley of Light
Author: Terry Kay
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/14/2007


A wonderful story if you love people. It's no wonder this was made into a Hallmark TV movie, but don't let that put you off. It's better to pretend this is a book that only you have discovered.


Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Bk 1)
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Bk 1)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/21/2006
Helpful Score: 1


A quick and fun read at 820 pages. Easy to see how this launched a series.


WLT : A Radio Romance
WLT : A Radio Romance
Author: Garrison Keillor
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/24/2006


Not hardcover; full book size paperback


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