Reviews - Joan K. (itaskarose)

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Anvil
Anvil
Author: Nicolas van Pallandt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/18/2010


"This is dectective story set in a futuristic world. The characters are well-fleshed out and believable and the story is spell-binding up to the very end."


BLOODED ARACHNE (Timescape Book)
BLOODED ARACHNE (Timescape Book)
Author: Michael Bishop
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/10/2010


"A fascinating well-told tale of science fiction."


The Bridal Quest (Matchmakers, Bk 2)
The Bridal Quest (Matchmakers, Bk 2)
Author: Candace Camp
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 173
Review Date: 11/29/2009


"Candace Camp is a great Regency romance novelist. her plots are well-planned and her characters well developed. I like the way the three novels in this Matchmaker series tie together."


Changing Planes: Stories
Changing Planes: Stories
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/18/2010


"The opening of this book is a description of an airport waiting room that will resonate with anyone who has ever sat in an airport waiting - just waiting. The stories are bound together by the idea that during all that waiting you can take time travel side trips to other worlds. Le Guin uses her anthropological background to create believable cultures of unbelievable life forms. Beautifully written as all Le Guin's books are."


The Courtship Dance (Matchmakers, Bk 4)
The Courtship Dance (Matchmakers, Bk 4)
Author: Candace Camp
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 177
Review Date: 11/29/2009


"Candace Camp is a great Regency romance novelist. her plots are well-planned and her characters well developed. I like the way the three novels in this Matchmaker series tie together."


A Covenant of Love (Appomattox Saga #01)
A Covenant of Love (Appomattox Saga #01)
Author: Gilbert Morris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 11/29/2009


"If you are a civil war buff and like a little very light romance you will enjoy this series. This is the first book in the series and introduces the north and south branches of starring family. Well-researched."


Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/18/2010


"This is a great collection of essays for anyone who wants to see into the workings of King's mind or who is contemplating writing horror storied of their own."


The Dragon and the Unicorn
The Dragon and the Unicorn
Author: A. A. Attanasio
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/24/2010
2 member(s) found this review helpful.


"The Arthurian legend retold as a mighty epic starting with the dawn of time. Beautifully written this book takes you deep into the world of mythology, ancient magic, and history. This is the first of three. The others are The Eagle and the Sword(2) and the Wolf and the Crown (3). Best read in order. This is the story of battling gods, destiny, Merlin, Uther, ending with the birth of Arthur."


The Eagle and the Sword
The Eagle and the Sword
Author: A. A. Attanasio, A.A. Attanasio
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 1/24/2010


"The Arthurian legend retold as a mighty epic starting with the dawn of time. Beautifully written this book takes you deep into the world of mythology, ancient magic, and history. This is the second of three. The others are The Dragon and the Unicorn (1) and the Wolf and the Crown (3). Best read in order. This is the story of Merlin vs Morgeu, Arthur, the boy, and the sword."


Education Is Politics: Critical Teaching Across Differences, K-12
Review Date: 1/18/2011


"This is one of the best explanations of Paulo Friere's educational philosophy."


The Einstein Intersection
The Einstein Intersection
Author: Samuel R. Delany
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2011


"1967 Nebula Award winner A mythic fantasy on dealing with difference"


Gate of His Enemies (Appomattox Saga, Bk 2)
Gate of His Enemies (Appomattox Saga, Bk 2)
Author: Gilbert Morris
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 11/29/2009


"If you are a civil war buff and like a little light romance you will enjoy this series. This is the second book in the series and introduces the north and south branches of starring family. Well-researched. Unfortunately the ending will leave you wanting to read the next book to find out what happens."


The Greatest Catchers of All Time (Donald Honig Best Players of All Time Series)
Review Date: 11/29/2009


"Beatiful photographs, well-researched. A great gift for a baseball buff."


Guiding Young Artists
Guiding Young Artists
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 3/22/2013


"Comprehensive guide to teaching art at the elementary level with an emphasis on the process of creating. Very well-organized with learning objectives and many examples of activities for all the areas of the visual arts."


Kirinyaga
Kirinyaga
Author: Mike Resnick
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/15/2010
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"This is an amazing book. Each chapter was written as a short story, each of which was an award winner. The story is seeped in Kenyan lore and each story is a small parable of its own."


Rachel Lemoyne
Rachel Lemoyne
Author: Eileen Charbonneau
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 1/18/2010
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"This is one of my all time favorite romances. Charbonneau is an outstanding writer who takes two people living outside their cultures and crafts an incredible love story. Based on the true story of the gift of corn to the Irish people made by the Cherokee tribe during the potato famine, the heroine, who with her brother survived the Trail of Tears as a child, is a missionized Cherokee Indian woman who takes on the task of delivering the corn to Ireland. There she comes in conflict with an Irish outlaw who has lost everything - wife, children, home, and the will to live. Can two such different people find love and happiness as they travel across America to homestead in Oregon? It's a book you can read again and again."


Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus, Bk 13)
Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus, Bk 13)
Author: Ian Rankin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/29/2009


"A great mystery with an unlikely hero."


Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories
Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories
Author: Orson Scott Card
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 11/29/2009


"This is a wonderful collection of Hugo winner Card's stories. It included Ender's Game, the story that started the Ender series."


Waltzing in Ragtime
Waltzing in Ragtime
Author: Eileen Charbonneau
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/24/2010


"I love this book. Set in California at the end of the 1800s, it tells of the romance between two unlikely people - a ranger sworn to protect the redwood forests and a lumber baron's rich spoiled daughter. It takes the San Franncisco earthquake to finally bring them together. Charbonneau is a wonderful writer who writes in a spare, poetic style uniquely her own, her stories always touched with a bit of fantasy. The star of this story Matt is my all time favorite romantic hero - would that all men love women the way he does."


The Wedding Challenge
The Wedding Challenge
Author: Candace Camp
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 11/29/2009


"Candace Camp is a great Regency romance novelist. her plots are well-planned and her characters well developed. I like the way the three novels in this Matchmaker series tie together."


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