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(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2010|10:47 am]
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#18 - Dead Beat by Jim Butcher, read by James Marsters. Dresden re-animated a dinosaur. Awesome. Also, Murphyonic field.

Children's
#14 Skippyjon Jones: Lost in Spice by Judy Schachner, with cd of text read by the author. Pretty awesome, and worth listening to as the author sings the little songs. Catherine liked it too.
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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2010|06:51 am]
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#12 The World Above by Cameron Dokey - one of the Once Upon A Time series. A jack and the beanstalk where his sister saves the day.

#13 Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Weiner by Ursula Vernon - awesome once again! School lunch is totally like that.
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(no subject) [Oct. 13th, 2010|02:44 pm]
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Audiobook #17 Soulless by Gail Carriger, read by Emily Gray - Not bad. Not sure if I'll listen to the rest of the series though.
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(no subject) [Oct. 6th, 2010|08:17 am]
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Children's #11 - Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George. sequel to Princess of the Midnight Ball, this one was Cinderella-ish. And just as wonderful.

Adult #21 - Poison Study by Maria V Snyder. A re-read. Still good.

Adult #22 - Nine Horses: poems by Billy Collins. Bedtime reading aloud. Pretty good.
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(no subject) [Sep. 24th, 2010|10:21 am]
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# 16 - Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev, Full Cast Audio recording.
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2010|07:59 am]
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Adult #20 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Technically, this is in the YA collection at the library, but it's the "One Book One Community" selection this year, so I'm listing it as adult. Like all the one book selections, it's depressing (apparently, "it's too hard to have discussions on happy books"). It's about the holocaust. Of course it's depressing. I liked that it was written from Death's pov and the aside comments were great. I kind of wish the MC died at the end. The last few chapters were awkward.

Adult #21 - The Truth of Valor by Tanya Huff - "The Corps allows that there is no such thing as an ex-Gunnery Sargent." I just love Huff's writing. I don't even really like Military SF and I love the Valor series.
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(no subject) [Sep. 3rd, 2010|11:11 am]
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#15 - That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey, read by Laural Merlington
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2010|08:22 am]
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#14 - Blood Rites by Jim Butcher, read by James Marsters
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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2010|06:11 pm]
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Adult #19 Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey - I LOVED it.

Children's #10 - Thirteenth Child by Patricia c. Wrede. I mostly liked it, but was dissatisfied with the ending.
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Library Recommendations [Jul. 23rd, 2010|10:41 am]
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Starting at the beginning.
Due to last year's state budget cuts, one of the major sites that we had been taught to use for reader's advisory (novel list, which I hated anyway) is no longer available. So our last staff meeting included a section of "other sites you could be using". Now we have homework - "go try them out."

So I did.
Some didn't work on our work computers due to tech glitches. Many only deal with bestsellers. I still like Amazon and the Hennepin County Library's bookspace (Seriously - go check it out. http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/FindAGoodBook.cfm ). As a semi-joke, bookseer (http://bookseer.com/) was included - ok, it was kind of amusing. But when I tested it, it always told me that "LibraryThing recommends: Nada..." while it often gave me answers for Amazon. I wondered if LibraryThing sucked that much or if there was a problem with the code.

So I went to check out LibraryThing.
I liked it so much that I signed up for an account. (http://www.librarything.com/profile/kaypendragon - Hey! It's Me!) For the time being, I'm maintaining both it and my pendragon_books.livejournal.com list.
So, I was playing around with it today. (I'm seriously tempted to get the barcode scanner thingy. And I'm going to totally have to subscribe. I read too much.) And along with their recommendation spot, they have an "UnSuggester". It tells you what books you're likely to never want to read, based on their statistics of "people who have X also have Y". I am kind of tempted to build a reading list of these books. It would either be an exercise in personal growth or a really bad idea and I'm not sure which.
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