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Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species (Kindle)
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DC Comics. Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown
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Robertson, J. M. A Short History of Freethought, Ancient and Modern: Volume 1 (Kindle)

2017 Books
Abbott, Edwin Abbott. Flatland (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Vicar of Tours (audio) - 4 stars
Buck, Pearl S. Command the Morning - 4.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur, et al. Stories by English Authors: Africa (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Curwood, James Oliver. The Gold Hunters (audio) - 3.5 stars
DC Comics. Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures, Volume 2 - 4 stars
DeFrancis, John. Beginning Chinese Reader, Part I (reread) - 5 stars
DeFrancis, John. Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II (reread) - 5 stars
Dreiser, Theodore. The Financier (audio) - 3.5 stars
Dreiser, Theodore. The Titan (audio) - 2.5 stars
Goldwag, Arthur. ’Isms and ’Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies, and Doctrines That Have Shaped Our World (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Griliches, Diane Asséo. Library: The Drama Within - 4.5 stars
Harraden, Beatrice, et al. Stories by English Authors: Germany, and Northern Europe (Kindle) - 4 stars
Hemingway, Percy. Gregorio (Kindle) - 3 stars
Holding, James. The Library Fuzz Megapack (Kindle) - 3 stars
Howe, Sean. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Lewis, Joseph. An Atheist Manifesto (Kindle) - 4 stars
Maeterlinck, Maurice. Wisdom and Destiny (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Nietzsche, Friedrich. On the Genealogy of Morals (audio) - 4 stars
Norris, Charles G. Frank Norris, 1870–1902 (HathiTrust) - 4.5 stars
O’Neill, Eugene. Anna Christie (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
O’Neill, Eugene. The First Man (Kindle) - 3 stars
Pasternak, Boris. Doctor Zhivago - 4 stars
Pater, Walter. Giordano Bruno (Kindle) - 2 stars
Piper, H. Beam and John J. McGuire. Hunter Patrol (audio) - 3.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Ministry of Disturbance (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Plato. Timaeus (audio) - 3.5 stars
Pontoppidan, Henrik. Emanuel, or Children of the Soil (online) - 4.5 stars
Reynolds, Mack. Medal of Honor (audio) - 3 stars
Russell, W. Clark, et al. Stories by English Authors: The Sea (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Simak, Clifford D. A Death in the House and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 7 (Kindle) - 5 stars
Simak, Clifford D. Empire (audio) - 2.5 star
Simak, Clifford D. Mastodonia - 5 stars
Simenon, Georges. Maigret in Montmartre - 4.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. Presidential Agent (Kindle) - 4 stars
Sinclair, Upton. Prince Hagen (Kindle) - 3 stars
Starr, Frederick, editor. Readings from Modern Mexican Authors (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Stil, André. The Water Tower - 4.5 stars
Turgenev, Ivan. Virgin Soil (Kindle) - 4 stars
Verne, The Mysterious Island (audio) - 4.5 stars
Wheeleer, Joseph Mazzini. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations (Kindle) - 5 stars
Zola, Emile. J’Accuse! (Kindle) - 3.5 stars

2016 Books
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Abdul-Jabar, Kareem and Anna Waterhouse. Mycroft Holmes (Kindle) - 3 stars
Albitz, Becky, Christine Avery, and Diane Zabel, editors. Rethinking Collection Development and Management - 4.5 stars
Allain, Marcel and Pierre Souvestre. Fantômas (audio) - 2.5 stars
Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale (Kindle) - 5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Cousin Bette (audio) - 5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Cousin Pons (audio) - 3.5 stars
Barrie, J. M., et al. Stories by English Authors: London (Kindle) - 3 stars
Barrie, J. M., et al. Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - 2.5 stars
Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Pulp Fiction Megapack (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Third Time Travel Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Bindloss, Harold. The Protector (audio) - 2.5 stars
Bizony, Piers and Jamie Doran. Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Bonn, Maria and Mike Furlough. Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers - 5 stars
Buck, Pearl S. Death in the Castle - 2 stars
Buck, Pearl S. The Living Reed: A Novel of Korea (Kindle) - 3 stars
Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Out of Time’s Abyss (audio) - 2.5 stars
Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The People That Time Forgot (audio) - 3.5 stars
Capek, Karel. R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) (audio) - 5 stars
Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle. The Blazing World (audio) - 1.5 stars
Chesnutt, Charles W. The Colonel’s Dream (audio) - 4.5 stars
Chesnutt, Charles W. The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line (audio) - 4.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport (audio) - 3 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life (audio) - 3 stars
Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim (audio) - 2.5 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Crater, or Vulcan’s Peak (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Crane, Stephen. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (audio) - 4.5 stars
Davidson, James West and Mark Hamilton Lytle. After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection - 3.5 stars
Debs, Eugene V. Labor and Freedom (audio) - 3.5 stars
Dent, Lester. Genius Jones (Kindle) - 4 stars
Dodd, Anna Bowman. The Republic of the Future: or, Socialism a Reality (audio) - 4 stars
Dos Passos, John. Three Soldiers (audio) - 2 stars
Eliot, George. Romola (audio) - 3.5 stars
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Herland (audio) - 4 stars
Grady, James. Six Days of the Condor (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Gray, Russell. Fresh Fiancés for the Devil’s Daughter (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
Hesse, Hermann. Rosshalde - 3 stars
Heyerdahl, Thor. Kon-Tiki - 5 stars
Huysmans, Joris-Karl. Against Nature or Against the Grain (audio) - 2.5 stars
Janvier, T. A., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume X (Kindle) - 4 stars
Johnson, Peggy. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management: Third Edition - 3 stars
Kaufman, Kenn. Kingbird Highway (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Kilmeade, Brian and Don Yaeger. George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Lagerkvist, Pär. Barabbas - 4 stars
Laxness, Halldór. The Atom Station (Kindle) - 2 stars
Leiber, Fritz. Swords in the Mist (Kindle) - 3 stars
Lover, Samuel, et al. Stories by English Authors: Ireland (Kindle) - 2 stars
Martin, Leonide. The Visionary Mayan Queen: Yohl Ik’nal of Palenque (Kindle) - 3 stars
McCulley, Johnston. The Curse of Capistrano (audio) - 4.5 stars
Morrissey. Autobiography (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Moulaison, Heather Lea and Raegan Wiechert. Crash Course in Basic Cataloging with RDA - 4 stars
Nichols, John. The “S” Word: A Short History of an American Tradition . . . Socialism (Kindle) - 4 stars
Orczy, Baroness Emma. The Scarlet Pimpernel (audio) - 3.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Graveyard of Dreams (audio) - 3.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. The Keeper (audio) - 2.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Murder in the Gunroom (audio) - 2.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Omnilingual (audio) - 5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Time Crime (audio) - 4 stars
Powys, John Cowper. One Hundred Best Books (Kindle) - 3 stars
Reade, Charles, et al. Stories by English Authors: England (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Reynolds, Mack. Mercenary (audio) - 2.5 stars
Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts - 4 stars
Roe, Kathleen D. Arranging & Describing Archives & Manuscripts - 5 stars
Shelley, Mary. The Last Man (audio) - 2 stars
Shiel, M. P. The Purple Cloud (audio) - 2 stars
Simak, Clifford D. A Heritage of Stars (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Simak, Clifford D. The Big Front Yard and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 2 (Kindle) - 5 stars
Simak, Clifford D. I Am Crying All Inside and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 1 (Kindle) - 5 stars
Simak, Clifford D. Way Station (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Simenon, Georges. Dirty Snow - 5 stars
Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Calame Report - 4.5 stars
Simenon, Georges. The Saint-Fiacre Affair - 3 stars
Sinclair, Upton. The Second-Story Man (audio) - 2.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. Wide is the Gate - 4 stars
Stark, Peter. Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire (Kindle) - 4 stars
Strindberg, August. The Red Room (audio) - 2.5 stars
Toth, Alex. The Complete Classic Adventures of Zorro - 3.5 stars
Verne, Jules. Dr. Ox's Experiment (audio) - 3 stars
Verne, Jules. Journey to the Center of the Earth (audio) 2.5 stars
Wallace, Lew. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (audio) - 3 stars
Williams, Jay and Raymond Abrashkin. Danny Dunn and the Anti-Gravity Paint (Kindle) - 5 stars
Williams, Jay and Raymond Abrashkin. Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine (Kindle) - 4 stars
Williams, Jay and Raymond Abrashkin. Danny Dunn on a Desert Island (Kindle) - 3 stars
Zola, Emile. Madeleine Férat (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Zola, Emile. Naïs Micoulin (Kindle) - 4 stars
Zola, Emile. Parisian Sketches (Kindle) - 4 stars

2105 Books
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Aimard, Gustave. Last of the Incas (Kindle) - 2 stars
Auerbach, Berthold. Black Forest Village Stories (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Auerbach, Berthold. Ivo, the Gentleman (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Bacon, Sir Francis. The New Atlantis (Kindle) - 3stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Eugénie Grandet (audio) - 4.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Hated Son (Kindle) - 3 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Juana, or the Maranas (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Beck, Susan E. and Kate Manuel. Practical Research Methods for Librarians and Information Professionals - 4 stars
Betancourt, John Gregory, et al. The Mummy Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Second Time Travel Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Bindloss, Harold. Northwest! (audio) - 3 stars
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. Absalom’s Hair (Kindle) - 3 stars
Bream, John. Dylan: Disc by Disc (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Buck, Pearl S. China Flight - 3.5 stars
Buck, Pearl S. East Wind, West Wind (Kindle) - 3 stars
Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The Land That Time Forgot (audio) - 2.5 stars
Campanella, Tommaso. The City of the Sun (audio) - 4 stars
Cather, Willa. My Ántonia (audio) - 5 stars
Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! (audio) - 5 stars
Cather, Willa. The Song of the Lark (audio) - 2 stars
Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life (Kindle) - 5 stars
Chesnutt, Charles W. The Conjure Woman (audio) - 4 stars
Chesnutt, Charles W. The Marrow of Tradition (audio) - 4 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales (audio) - 4.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Danger! and Other Stories (audio) - 4 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Sir Nigel (audio) - 3 stars
Conrad, Joseph. Almayer’s Folly (audio) - 2.5 stars
Darwin, Charles. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (audio) - 4.5 stars
Davis, Rebecca Harding. Life in the Iron Mills (audio) - 2.5 stars
DC Comics. Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures, Volume 1 - 5 stars
DeForest, J. W., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume VIII (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. The Wolf Leader (audio) - 4 stars
Flammarion, Camille. Omega: The Last Days of the World (audio) - 4.5 stars
Flaubert, Gustave. Salammbô (audio) - 4 stars
France, Anatole. The Gods Are Athirst (audio) - 3 stars
Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (audio) - 4 stars
Garland, Hamlin. The Spirit of Sweetwater (audio) - 3.5 stars
Gautier, Théophile. The Romance of a Mummy (audio) - 3.5 stars
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Moving the Mountain (audio) - 3 stars
Glushko, Robert J., ed. The Discipline of Organizing: Professional Edition (ebook) - 4.5 stars
Gray, Charlotte. Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike (Kindle) - 5 stars
Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel. A Trip to Plutopia (online) - 3.5 stars
Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel and Marcet. Dust (Kindle) - 5 stars
Hale, Lucretia P., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume III (Kindle) - 4 stars
Hamsun, Knut. Shallow Soil (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Hilton, James. Lost Horizon (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Hudson, W. H. A Crystal Age (audio) - 1.5 stars
Hugo, Victor. Toilers of the Sea (audio) - 4.5 stars
James, Henry, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume V (Kindle) - 3 stars
Jefferies, Richard. After London; or, Wild England (audio) - 2 stars
Johnson, Marilyn. This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (Kindle) - 3 stars
Kielland, Alexander. Tales of Two Countries (Kindle) - 4 stars
Leblanc, Maurice. The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (audio) - 4 stars
Leiber, Fritz. The Big Time (audio) - 2 stars
Leroux, Gaston. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (audio) - 3 stars
Lindsay, David. A Voyage to Arcturus (audio) - 4 stars
London, Jack and Carl Waters. The Call of the Wild Werewolf (Kindle) - 1 star
Maeterlinck, Maurice. Death (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Mann, Thomas. The Oxford Guide to Library Research: Fourth Edition (Kindle) - 4 stars
Miller, James Andrew and Tom Shales. Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
McCune, Carlos. Caverns of Time (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
Moore, Brian. Black Robe - 5 stars
Moran, Barbara B., Robert D. Stueart, and Claudia J. Morner. Library and Information Center Management: Eighth Edition - 3.5 stars
More, Sir Thomas. Utopia (audio) - 4 stars
Morris, William. News from Nowhere (audio) - 3.5 stars
Mould, Bob. See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody - 2 stars
O'Neill, Eugene. The Straw (Kindle) - 2 stars
Page, Thomas Nelson, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume IX (Kindle) - 2 stars
Palfrey, John. Biblio Tech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google (Kindle) - 4 stars
Pardo-Bazan, Emilia, et al. First Love and Other Fascinating Stories of Spanish Life (Little Blue Book #1195) (Kindle) - 3 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Day of the Moron (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Genesis (Kindle) - 5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Null-ABC (audio) - 2.5 stars
Poe, Edgar Allen. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (audio) - 2 stars
Poe, Edgar Allen. Some Words with a Mummy (Kindle) - 5 stars
Porter, Katherine Anne. Ship of Fools (Kindle) - 2 stars
Pyrczak, Fred. Evaluating Research in Academic Journals: A Practical Guide to Realistic Evaluation. Fifth Edition - 3.5 stars
Rand, Ayn. Anthem (audio) - 4 stars
Reynolds, Mack. Status Quo (audio) - 3 stars
Reynolds, Mack. Ultima Thule (audio) - 3 stars
Rubin, Richard. Foundations of Library and Information Science. Third Edition — 5 stars
Sayers, Dorothy L. Whose Body? (audio) - 4 stars
Severson, Richard W. The Principles of Information Ethics - 4 stars
Shaw, George Bernard. The Miraculous Revenge (Little Blue Book No. 215) (online) - 1.5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. In Vain (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Lillian Morris and Other Stories (Kindle) - 4 stars
Simenon, Georges. The Late Monsieur Gallet - 5 stars
Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Fortuneteller - 4.5 stars
Simenon, Georges. The Night at the Crossroads - 5 stars
Simenon, Georges. Pietr the Latvian - 3.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. Between Two Worlds - 4.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. Dragon’s Teeth - 4 stars
Sinclair, Upton. Mountain City (online) - 4 stars
Strauss, Barry. The Spartacus War (Kindle) - 4 stars
Thanet, Octave, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume VII (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Thoreau, Henry David. Life Without Principle (audio) - 4.5 stars
Ussher, Patrick, ed. Stoicism Today: Selected Writings, Volume 1 (Kindle) - 4 stars
Verne, Jules. An Antarctic Mystery, or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields (audio) - 3 stars
Verne, Jules. The Blockade Runners (audio) - 3 stars
White, C. H., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume VI (Kindle) - 4 stars
White, Stewart Edward. Conjuror’s House: A Romance of the Free Forest (audio) - 3 stars
Williams, Caroline. Managing Archives: Foundations, Principles, and Practice - 3.5 stars
Woolson, Constance Fenimore, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume IV (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Wylie, Philip. Gladiator (audio) - 5 stars
Zola, Emile. Captain Burle - 4 stars
Zola, Emile. The Death of Olivier Becaille (Kindle) - 5 stars
Zola, Emile. The Mysteries of Marseille (Kindle) - 2 stars

2014 Books
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Ambrose, Stephen. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (Kindle) - 5 stars
Auerbach, Berthold, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: German II (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Elixir of Life (Kindle) - 4 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Maître Cornélius (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. A Study of Woman (Kindle) - 3 stars
Balzac, Honoré de, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: French III (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Adventure Megapack (Kindle) - 3 stars
Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Time Travel Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. A Happy Boy (audio) - 4.5 stars
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Scandinavian (Kindle) - 4 stars
Buck, Pearl S. Dragon Seed (Kindle) - 4 stars
Buck, Pearl S. The Promise: A Novel of China and Burma (Kindle) - 4 stars
Chesnutt, Charles W. The House Behind the Cedars (audio) - 5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Great Shadow (audio) - 5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Hound of the Baskervilles (audio) - 5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Parasite (audio) - 3.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire (audio) - 3 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Valley of Fear (audio) - 2 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The White Company (audio) - 4 stars
Coodley, Lauren. Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual - 4 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Pathfinder (audio) - 3.5 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Pioneers (audio) - 4.5 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Prairie (audio) - 3 stars
Coppée, François. Ten Tales (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Coppée, François, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: French II (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Daudet, Alphonse, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: French I (Kindle) - 4 stars
Dawkins, Richard. The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution - 2 stars
de Alarcon, Pédro Antonio, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Spanish (Kindle) - 3 stars
De Amicis, Edmondo, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Italian (Kindle) - 3.4 stars
Dorrington, Albert. Adventure’s Heart (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Dreiser, Theodore. Jennie Gerhardt (audio) - 4 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. The Black Tulip (audio) - 2 stars
Dunn, J. Allan. The Screaming Skull (Kindle) - 2 stars
Dylan, Bob. Chronicles: Volume One (Kindle) - 4 stars
Eisner, Will. Will Eisner Reader: Seven Graphic Stories by a Comics Master - 4 stars
Eliot, George. Silas Marner (audio) - 3.5 stars
Fleming, Ian. Casino Royale (Kindle) - 4 stars
Foster, Tony. WaterMarks: Watercolour Diaries from Swamps to Icebergs - 3.5 stars
Golden, Christopher and Tim Lebbon. The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book Two: The Sea Wolves (Kindle) - 4 stars
Golden, Christopher and Tim Lebbon. The Secret Journeys of Jack London: White Fangs (Kindle) - 3 stars
Hauptmann, Gerhart. Atlantis (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Heath, Terrence. Uprooted: The Life and Art of Ernest Lindner - 2.5 stars
Herbert, Frank. Classic Science Fiction Stories (audio) - 3 stars
Hesse, Hermann. Magister Ludi (a.k.a. The Glass Bead Game) - 3.5 stars
Heyse, Paul, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: German I (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Hodgson, William Hope. The House on the Borderland (audio) - 1.5 stars
Hodgson, William Hope. Jack Grey, Second Mate (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Holland, Tom. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West - 3 stars
Howard, Robert E. Son of the White Wolf (Kindle) - 4 stars
Hugo, Victor. Ninety-Three (Kindle) - 5 stars
Johnson, E. Pauline. Legends of Vancouver (Kindle) - 4 stars
Labor, Earle. Jack London: An American Life (Kindle) - 5 stars
Lagerlöf, Selma. The Treasure (Kindle) - 5 stars
Lee, Stan, et al. Marvel Westerns - 2.5 stars
London, Jack. The Complete Poetry (Kindle) - 2 stars
London, Jack. Delphi Classics Complete Works of Jack London (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
London, Jack. Jack London on the Road: The Tramp Diary and Other Hobo Writings. Edited by Richard W. Etulain - 3.5 stars
London, Jack. Jack London Reports: War Correspondence, Sports Articles, and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by King Hendricks and Irving Shepard - 3 stars
London, Jack. The Unpublished and Uncollected Articles and Essays. Edited by Daniel J. Wichlan (Kindle) - 4 stars
Lucretius. On the Nature of Things (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Macdonald, Roger. The Man in the Iron Mask: The True Story of the Most Famous Prisoner in History and the Four Musketeers - 4 stars
Melville, Herman. Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Mickiewicz, Adam. Pan Tadeusz (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Miller, Frank. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - 4.5 stars
Montgomery, John. How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Norris, Frank. The Pit (Kindle) - 4 stars
Nowlan, Philip Francis. Armageddon 2419 A.D. - 2 stars
O’Neill, Eugene. The Hairy Ape (Kindle) - 4 stars
Patterson, J. G. A Zola Dictionary: The Characters of the Rougon-Macquart Novels of Emile Zola (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Pearson, Roger. Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Picton, J. Allanson. Pantheism: Its Story and Significance (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. The Edge of the Knife (Kindle) - 5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Flight from Tomorrow (Kindle) - 5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. He Walked Around the Horses (audio) - 3 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Last Enemy (audio) - 4 stars
Piper, H. Beam. The Mercenaries (Kindle) - 3 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Police Operation (audio) - 5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Temple Trouble (audio) - 3 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Time and Time Again (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam. Uller Uprising (audio) - 3.5 stars
Piper, H. Beam and John J. McGuire. Lone Star Planet (audio) - 2.5 stars
Reed, John. Insurgent Mexico (audio) - 3 stars
Reeve, Arthur B. The Silent Bullet (audio) - 2 stars
Reymont, Wladyslaw. The Comedienne (Kindle) - 3 stars
Scott, Sir Walter. Waverley (audio) - 3 stars
Serling, Rod. Stories from The Twilight Zone (Kindle) - 4 stars
Shaftel, George Armin. Mystery on Dead Man Reef (Kindle) - 5 stars
Shatner, William. TekWar (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Sheehan, Perley Poole. The Fighting Fool (Kindle) - 1 star
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein (audio) - 2.5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Life and Death and Other Legends and Stories (audio) - 3.5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Sielanka: An Idyll (Kindle) - 4 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. So Runs the World (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian (Kindle) - 4 stars
Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Killer - 4.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. No Pasaran! - 3.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. 100%: The Story of a Patriot (audio) - 5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. Samuel the Seeker (audio) - 2 stars
Sinclair, Upton. World’s End - 3.5 stars
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped (audio) - 2.5 stars
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island (audio) - 4.5 stars
Stockton, Frank, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume II (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
Taylor, Bayard, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume I (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Thoreau, Henry David. Walking (audio) - 4 stars
Tomkins, Calvin. Off the Wall: Robert Rauschenberg and the Art World of Our Time - 5 stars
Toth, Alex. Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954. Edited by Greg Sadowski - 3.5 stars
Townshend, Pete. Who I Am: A Memoir (Kindle) - 3 stars
Turgenev, Ivan. Fathers and Sons (audio) - 3 stars
Turgenev, Ivan, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Russian (Kindle) - 2 stars
Vachss, Andrew. Hard Looks: Adapted Stories - 4.5 stars
Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (audio) - 4.5 stars
Vidal, Gore. Creation - 5 stars
Voltaire. Micromégas (audio) - 4 stars
von Chamisso, Adelbert. Peter Schlemihl (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Walker, David F. BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Spaghetti Westerns (Kindle) - 2 stars
Wallace, Edgar. The Green Rust (audio) - 2.5 stars
Wells, H. G. The Chronic Argonauts (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Wells, H. G. The Invisible Man (audio) - 3 stars
Wells, H. G. The Island of Doctor Moreau (audio) - 4 stars
Wells, H. G. The Time Machine (audio) - 5 stars
Wister, Owen. The Virginian (audio) - 3.5 stars
Wu, Hsi-chen, Kuo-kuang Ma, and Teh-ming Yeh. Stories from Chinese History Volume 1 (Chinese language text) - 4 pages
Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Zola, Emile. The Attack on the Mill (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Zola, Émile. Contes a Ninon (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Zola, Emile. A Dead Woman’s Wish (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Zola, Emile. Jean Gourdon’s Four Days (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Zola, Emile. Nouveaux Contes a Ninon (Kindle) -3 stars

2013 Books
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Acton, David, Martin F. Krause, and Madeleine Carol Yurtseven. Gustave Baumann: Nearer to Art - 4.5 stars
Ainslie, Patricia. Images of the Land: Canadian Block Prints, 1919–1945 - 5 stars
Anonymous. San Zi Jing [Three Character Classic] (Chinese language) - 3.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Ball at Sceaux (Kindle) - 4 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Christ in Flanders (Kindle) - 3 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Domestic Peace (Kindle) - 3 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. El Verdugo (The Executioner) (Kindle) - 4 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Exiles (Kindle) - 2 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Magic Skin (La Peau de Chagrin) (audio) - 3 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. A Passion in the Desert (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Red Inn (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Une Double Famille (A Second Home) (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Berona, David A. Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels - 3 stars
Bierce, Ambrose and Adolphe De Castro. The Monk and the Hangman’s Daughter (audio) - 2.5 stars
Brand, Max. The Untamed (audio) - 4.5 stars
Buchan, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps (audio) - 2.5 stars
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth - 5 stars
Buck, Pearl S. Sons - 4 stars
Buck, Pearl S. A House Divided - 4.5 stars
Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan of the Apes (audio) - 2 stars
Campbell, Grace. The Higher Hill - 4 stars
Cave, Hugh B., et al. Adventure Tales #1 (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Clements, J.M. Spartacus: Swords and Ashes (Kindle) - 4 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Doings of Raffles Haw (audio) - 4.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Poison Belt (audio) - 2.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Tales of Terror and Mystery (audio) - 3.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Tragedy of the Korosko (audio) - 4 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. Wyandotté, or, The Hutted Knoll (Kindle) - 5 stars
Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe (audio) - 2.5 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers (audio) - 4.5 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. Twenty Years After (audio) - 4.5 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. The Vicomte de Bragelonne (Kindle) - 3 stars
Epictetus. The Discourses (Kindle) - 5 stars
Epictetus. The Enchiridion (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Evanier, Mark. Kirby: King of Comics - 5 stars
Farmer, David. Willard Clark: Printer and Printmaker - 3.5 stars
Fuentes, Carlos, et al. Juan Rulfo’s Mexico - 4 stars
Garland, Hamlin. A Son of the Middle Border (audio) - 3.5 stars
Grey, Zane. Riders of the Purple Sage (audio) - 2 stars
Haeckel, Ernst. Monism as Connecting Religion and Science (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Haeckel, Ernst. The Riddle of the Universe (audio) - 5 stars
Haggard, H. Rider. King Solomon’s Mines (audio) - 3.5 stars
Harte, Bret. The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches (audio) - 3.5 stars
Hesse, Hermann. Beneath the Wheel - 3 stars
Howard, Robert E. Red Shadows (a.k.a. Solomon Kane) (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Irvine, William B. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - 5 stars
Kipling, Rudyard. Kim (audio) - 2 stars
Leonard, Elmore. Raylan - 3.5 stars
Lerner, Edward M. Time Out (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
London, Jack. Adventure (Kindle) - 3 stars
London, Jack. Burning Daylight (Kindle) - 4 stars
London, Jack. The Complete Short Stories (Di Lernia Publishing) (Kindle) - 3 stars
London, Jack. The Human Drift (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
London, Jack. Jerry of the Islands (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
London, Jack. The Little Lady of the Big House (Kindle) - 3 stars
London, Jack. Michael, Brother of Jerry (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
London, Jack. Scorn of Women (Kindle) - 2 stars
London, Jack. Smoke Bellew (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
London, Jack. Theft: A Play in Four Acts (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
London, Jack. The Valley of the Moon (audio) - 3.5 stars
London, Jack. Uncollected Stories (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
London, Jack and Anna Strunsky. The Kempton-Wace Letters (Kindle) - 1 star
Mailer, Norman. Tough Guys Don’t Dance (Kindle) - 3 stars
Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus - 5 stars
Mann, Charles C. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created - 4 stars
McCulley, Johnston. The Spider Strain (Kindle) - 4 stars
Melville, Herman. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (audio) - 5 stars
Menzies, Gavin. 1421: The Year China Discovered America - 3.5 stars
Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Min, Anchee, Duo Duo, and Stefan Landsberger. Chinese Propaganda Posters: From the Collection of Michael Wolf - 4 stars
Morris, Mark. Spartacus: Morituri (Kindle) - 3 stars
Norris, Frank. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris, 1896–1898. Volume 1: 1896–1897. Edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. and Douglas K. Burgess - 4 stars
Norris, Frank. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris, 1896–1898. Volume 2: 1897–1898. Edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. and Douglas K. Burgess - 4 stars
Norris, Frank. Blix (Kindle) - 4 stars
Norris, Frank. A Man’s Woman (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Norris, Frank. The Surrender of Santiago (Kindle) - 3 stars
Norris, Frank. The Third Circle (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Norris, Frank. Writings for the Overland Monthly (online) - 4 stars
Norris, Frank. Yvernelle (Kindle) - 2 stars
Porter, Katherine Anne. Collected Stories and Other Writings (Library of America) - 3.5 stars
Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Years of Rice and Salt - 3 stars
Rochfort, Desmond. Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros - 4.5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. On the Field of Glory (Kindle) - 3 stars
Simenon, Georges. Maigret in Exile - 3.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. A Prisoner of Morro (audio) - 2.5 stars
Stott, Carole, et al. Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe - 5 stars
Teng, Shou-Hsin and Perry, Lo Sun. Taiwan Today: An Intermediate Reader (Chinese language text) - 4 stars
Tolstoy, Leo. Boyhood (audio) - 3 stars
Tolstoy, Leo. Childhood (Kindle) - 3 stars
Tolstoy, Leo. Youth (audio) - 3 stars
Trollope, Anthony. Rachel Ray (audio) - 4 stars
Van Wyhe, John. The Darwin Experience: The Story of the Man and His Theory of Evolution - 3 stars
Verne, Jules. Michael Strogoff (audio) - 4 stars
Young, Neil. Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Zevon, Crystal. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Zola, Emile. Claude’s Confession (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Zola, Emile. Death (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Zola, Emile. The Flood (audio) - 5 stars
Zola, Emile. Paris (Three Cities Trilogy) (Kindle) - 5 stars

2012 Books
Bakewell, Sarah. How to Live or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. An Episode under the Terror (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Gambara (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Gobseck (Kindle) - 4 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Hidden Masterpiece (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. Louis Lambert (audio) - 2 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Recruit (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Balzac, Honoré de. The Vendetta (Kindle) - 3 stars
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. Arne: A Sketch of Norwegian Country Life (Kindle) - 3 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Lost World (audio) - 3 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Mystery of Cloomber (audio) - 2.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Sign of the Four (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. A Study in Scarlet (Kindle) - 5 stars
Constable, Nick. World Atlas of Archaeology - 3.5 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Deerslayer (audio) - 3 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans (audio) - 4.5 stars
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Spy (audio) - 3 stars
Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage (audio) - 3 stars
Darwin, Charles. The Voyage of the Beagle - 3.5 stars
de Botton, Alain. The Consolations of Philosophy - 3.5 stars
de Botton, Alain. Religion for Atheists (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
DeFalco, Tom, et al. Marvel Chronicle: A Year by Year History - 4 stars
DeFrancis, John. Advanced Chinese Reader - 4 stars
Duggan, J.N. John Toland: Ireland's Forgotten Philospher, Scholar . . . and Heretic - 3.5 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. Acté (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. The Corsican Brothers (Kindle) - 4 stars
Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo (audio) - 5 stars
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Nature (Kindle) - 4 stars
Forbes, Jack D. The American Discovery of Europe - 4.5 stars
Golden, Christopher and Tim Lebbon. The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book One: The Wild (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Haley, James L. Wolf: The Lives of Jack London - 3.5 stars
Hamsun, Knut. The Growth of the Soil (audio) - 5 stars
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of the Seven Gables (audio) - 1.5 stars
Hesse, Hermann. Demian - 3 stars
Jansen, Maarten and Gabina Aurora Perez Jimenez. Codex Bodley: A Painted Chronicle from the Mixtec Highlands, Mexico - 4 stars
Krauze, Enrique. Mexico: Biography of Power - 4 stars
Kul-Want, Christopher. Introducing Kant - 1 star
Lamb, Harold. Swords from the Desert (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Lamb, Harold. Swords from the West (Kindle) - 3 stars
Leonard, Elmore. The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Leonard, Elmore. Fire in the Hole (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Leonard, Elmore. Pronto (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
Leonard, Elmore. Raylan Givens 3-Book Collection (Kindle) - 4 stars
Leonard, Elmore. Riding the Rap (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Lindquist, Emory. Birger Sandzén: An Illustrated Biography - 4 stars
London, Jack. The Abysmal Brute (Kindle) - 4 stars
London, Jack. The Acorn Planter: A California Forest Play (Kindle) - 1 star
London, Jack. Before Adam (Kindle) - 5 stars
London, Jack. The Cruise of the Dazzler (Kindle) - 4 stars
London, Jack. A Daughter of the Snows (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
London, Jack. Dutch Courage (Kindle) - 3 stars
London, Jack. Hearts of Three (Kindle) - 1 star
London, Jack. The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
London, Jack. Lost Face (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
London, Jack. On the Makaloa Mat (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
London, Jack. A Son of the Sun (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
London, Jack. South Sea Tales (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
London, Jack. The Star Rover (a.k.a. The Jacket) (audio) - 4 stars
London, Jack and Robert L. Fish. The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. - 3.5 stars
McElrath, Joseph R. Jr. and Jesse S. Crisler. Frank Norris: A Life - 4 stars
Melville, Herman. Omoo (audio) - 3 stars
Melville, Herman. Typee (audio) - 4.5 stars
Norris, Frank. A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West (Kindle) - 3 stars
Norris, Frank. Moran of the Lady Letty (Kindle) - 4 stars
Norris, Frank. Novels and Essays (Library of America) - 5 stars
Norris, Frank. The Octopus (audio) - 5 stars
Norris, Frank. The Responsibilities of the Novelist and Other Literary Essays (Kindle) - 4 stars
Norris, Frank. Vandover and the Brute (Kindle/paper) - 3.5 stars
Porter, Katherine Anne. Flowering Judas and Other Stories - 4.5 stars
Porter, Katherine Anne. The Leaning Tower and Other Stories - 3.5 stars
Porter, Katherine Anne. Pale Horse, Pale Rider - 4.5 stars
Prus, Boleslaw. The Outpost - 2.5 stars
Prus, Boleslaw. The Returning Wave (Kindle) - 5 stars
Prus, Boleslaw, et al. More Tales by Polish Authors (Kindle) - 4 stars
Prus, Boleslaw, et al. Selected Polish Tales (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Reesman, Jeanne Campbell, et al. Jack London, Photographer - 5 stars
Reiss, Tom. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo - 5 stars
Ross, Claudia. Schaum’s Outline of Chinese Grammar - 3.5 stars
Rulfo, Juan. The Burning Plain (El llano en llamas) - 5 stars
Scott, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe (audio) - 4 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Bartek the Conqueror (Kindle) - 5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Pan Michael (a.k.a. Pan Wolodyjowski or Fire in the Steppe) (Kindle) - 5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Quo Vadis (audio) - 4.5 stars
Sienkiewicz, Henryk, et al. Tales by Polish Authors (Kindle) - 4 stars
Simenon, Georges. Lock 14 - 4 stars
Simenon, Georges. Maigret’s Rival - 4 stars
Simenon, Georges. A Man’s Head - 4.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. The Machine (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Sinclair, Upton. The Naturewoman (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (audio) - 4 stars
Thoreau, Henry David. Civil Disobedience (Kindle) - 4 stars
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden (audio) - 5 stars
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Civil Disobedience (Penguin Classics) - 5 stars
Toland, John. Pantheisticon - 3.5 stars
Walker, George A. The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson - 3.5 stars
Walpole, Horace. The Castle of Otranto (audio) - 3 stars
Ward, Lynd. Prelude to a Million Years and Song Without Words - 4 stars
Zola, Emile. Claude’s Confession (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
Zola, Emile. Lourdes (Three Cities Trilogy) (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
Zola, Emile. Rome (Three Cities Trilogy) (Kindle) - 3 stars



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