Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tau-Day (yesterday)

Tau-Da! I completely missed the celebration of tau yesterday as well as being completely ignorant of a movement among mathematicians to replace my favorite constant, pi.  I have spoken previously (once) here about pi and even use the first few … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Baker (2.5 Stars)

In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars My first exposure to Kage Baker’s writing and to her Company series. In our future (about two centuries ahead of us), both time travel and immortality … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets by Pasachoff/Menzel

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets by Jay M. Pasachoff My rating: 3 of 5 stars I checked this dense compact field guide out from my local library in the hopes of using it in the field with … Continue reading

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Gemmell Award Winner for Best Novel: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (5 stars)

I just realized I have not posted many book reviews penned prior to the inception of my WordPress blog (circa October 2010).  After reading the recent announcement from Tor that Brandon Sanderson, one of my top ten favorite authors, had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daughter of the Empire by Feist and Wurts

Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts 4 of 5 stars Read in June 2011 I could never see myself becoming a Mara, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading of her struggles and setbacks, her uncanny ability … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elvenbane by Norton and Lackey

Elvenbane by Andre Norton My rating: 3 of 5 stars 2.5 stars I listened to this novel while commuting in May 2011. I found few characters to relate to or care for. I rolled my eyes multiple times at the … Continue reading

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Review: Falling Skies Pilot (Summer 2011 SciFi Series on TNT)

My husband and I watched th3 much anticipated (translated: hyped) summer science fiction series premiere of Falling Skies last night via TNT.  I must have missed something the first time around, because I did not pick up from the story … Continue reading

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