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Bet Me
Bet Me
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 304
Review Date: 2/22/2016


One of Crusie's better novels, this one is a study of frustration or, at least, delayed gratification. Recommended.


The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation, Bk 6)
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation, Bk 6)
Author: Lauren Willig
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 24
Review Date: 1/21/2013


Willig continues to hit the mark with clever plotting, interesting characters and clever prose. I like this a little better than Bk 5. Highly recommended.


Beyond Heaven's River
Beyond Heaven's River
Author: Greg Bear
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 4/2/2007


A little hard to digest ...


Beyond the Shadows (Night Angel, Bk 3)
Beyond the Shadows (Night Angel, Bk 3)
Author: Brent Weeks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 134
Review Date: 6/17/2013


Final book of a well-written sword and sorcery trilogy, this book ties up the loose ends and provides a satisfying conclusion. Recommended.


Bios
Bios
Author: Robert Charles Wilson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 19
Review Date: 9/11/2010


Full of mind-stretching ideas as are many of Wilson's novels, this story centers on Zoe -- a girl engineered to survive an inimical environment. I grew to care for Zoe and her fate, even though this felt like one of Wilson's lesser books. Still, that makes it better than most other author's efforts. Recommended.


Black Friday
Black Friday
Author: James Patterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 368
Review Date: 4/22/2007


One of Patterson's better thrillers.


Black Powder War (Temeraire, Bk 3)
Black Powder War (Temeraire, Bk 3)
Author: Naomi Novik
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 155
Review Date: 4/2/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Love these dragon books!


Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, Bk 3)
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, Bk 3)
Author: Gail Carriger
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 161
Review Date: 11/23/2015


Soulless Alexia finds herself impossibly pregnant and the infant inconvenience causes her no end of problems. This is an excellent addition to the series and is delightfully witty on its own. Highly recommended.


The Blessing
The Blessing
Author: Jude Deveraux
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 175
Review Date: 1/11/2012


Frothy and fun reading, this romance works out just the way you expect -- but not HOW you expect! Great entertainment.


Blessings
Blessings
Author: Anna Quindlen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 182
Review Date: 1/24/2012
Helpful Score: 1


A wonderful book! I've not read any of Quindlen's previous efforts but now I must. This book features terrific character development, a slowly-revealed back story, and a plot that keeps the reader guessing. There is a very rewarding feel-good ending, but not the one that is expected! Highly recommended.


The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
Author: Margaret Atwood
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 501
Review Date: 11/12/2014


Perhaps the reviews printed on the cover misled me and I expected too much, but overall I was disappointed in this book. It was well-written, but the characters did not interest me. The ending was predictable yet still somehow satisfying. Definite mixed feelings about recommending this book.


The Blood Jaguar
The Blood Jaguar
Author: Michael H. Payne
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 4/2/2007


Thought I'd like it more.


The Blue Nowhere
The Blue Nowhere
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 192
Review Date: 4/9/2007


Deaver's cyber thriller.


The Breach (Travis Chase, Bk 1)
The Breach (Travis Chase, Bk 1)
Author: Patrick Lee
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 135
Review Date: 1/21/2012
Helpful Score: 2


An interesting premise and well-developed characters make this SF thriller a very enjoyable read. Although this is the first volume of a trilogy, it finishes with a flourish suitable for a standalone novel. Questions raised include issues of predestination and foreknowledge, making this a thoughtful and fascinating book. Highly recommended.


A Bridge of Years
A Bridge of Years
Author: Robert Charles Wilson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 8/3/2011


Wilson is always entertaining and while this is not his best work, it is still quite good.


The Broken Wheel : A Chung Kuo Novel (Chung Kuo)
The Broken Wheel : A Chung Kuo Novel (Chung Kuo)
Author: David Wingrove
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 19
Review Date: 9/20/2012


In Book 2 of the series, revolution is brewing and the characters we have come to know in Book 1 are swept into greater conflicts. Wingrove displays excellent characterization and engaging prose in the entire epic series. Highly recommended.


Building Harlequin's Moon
Building Harlequin's Moon
Author: Larry Niven, Brenda Cooper
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 41
Review Date: 11/22/2009
Helpful Score: 2


A rip-snorting big-scale adventure about world-building and the ethics behind it. The character of Rachel is complex and satisfying and the ending is filled with hope and wonder. This is a good one.


Buried Deep (Retrieval Artist, Bk 4)
Buried Deep (Retrieval Artist, Bk 4)
Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 26
Review Date: 4/2/2007


Good but not great.


But This War Had Such Promise (His A Doonesbury book)
But This War Had Such Promise (His A Doonesbury book)
Author: G.B. Trudeau
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 1/25/2012


Glorious 1970s Doonesbury strips, biting satire and laugh-out-loud funny.


Calico Joe
Calico Joe
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 87
Review Date: 9/7/2013


A very quick, enjoyable read, especially to a baseball fan. Highly recommended.


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