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*** (72), American history (38), biography (34), science fiction (33), history of the Christian church (26), Reformation Era (26), islands (26), Bible (24), Islam (22), Christianity (18), historical fiction (16), graphic novel (15), war (14), memoirs (14), Presidents (14), travel literature (14), Civil War (13), World War II (13), Martin Luther (13), ancient history (12), New Testament (12), short stories (12), Roman Empire (12), British history (11), Erasmus (11), nature writing (11), Old Testament (10), Caribbean (10), YA (10), natural history (9), slavery (9), Christian theology (9), Native Americans (9), detective fiction (9), history of science (8), oceans (8), strong woman character (8), Biblical interpretation (8), Ante-bellum period (8), families (8), botany (7), exploration (7), Africa fiction (7), women in history (7), novelists nonfiction (7), military history (7), European history (7), statistics (6), biology (6), Age of Sail (6), African-Americans (6), the West (6), philosophy (6), English language Bibles (6), evolution (6), biogeography (5), environmental history (5), the Southwest (5), toxics (5), vikings (5), environmental movement (5), England fiction (5), deserts (5), Abraham Lincoln (5), democracy (5), Islamic history (5), history of the Bible (5), Middle East history (5), Africa (5), gnosticism (5), crime fiction (5), Icelandic sagas (5), Chicago history (5), Egypt (4), extra-Biblical literature (4), environmental health hazards (4), India fiction (4), John Muir (4), childhood memoirs (4), Bible commentaries (4), Muhammad (4), textual criticism (4), history (4), naturalists (4), colonialism (4), civilizations (4), short story-novels (4), Revolutionary War (4), critical thinking (4), Sayyid Qutb (4), history of empires (3), Trinidad fiction (3), conservative-liberal divide (3), Qur'an (3), heresies (3), Lovecraftian fiction (3), New American Standard Bible (3), Florida fiction (3), sigla (3), fishing industry (3), astronomy (3), relationship flight (3), Buddhism (3), magicians (3), Jesus (3), political language (3), church fathers (3), dystopias (3), Italy (3), jihad (3), China history (3), Bible history (3), Internet (3), assassinations (3), historical atlases (3), medieval history (3), corporations in science fiction (3), Mormons (3), magic (3), forests (3), economics (3), human ecology (3), spies (3), ancient manuscripts (3), environment (3), China (3), ecology (3), South Asia (3), languages (3), poetry (3), prejudice (3), sacred texts (3), education (3), cities (3), imperialism (3), political philosophy (3), oppression (3), maps (3), politics (3), trilogies (3), language (3), conservation (3), knowledge (3), environmental degradation (3), free will vs. bound will (2), the South (2), Christian doctrine (2), Political parties (2), race in America (2), Vietnam war (2), fossils (2), German history (2), racism (2), South America (2), Jazz (2), capitalism (2), DDT (2), Italian (2), Haiti (2), Renaissance (2), shipwrecks (2), canoe trips (2), agricultural workers (2), feminine deity (2), corporate power (2), fishing (2), Book of Daniel (2), environmental organizations (2), microorganisms (2), environmental classics (2), nuclear bomb (2), Illinois (2), intellectual history (2), Sierra Club (2), waves (2), castaways (2), Greece (2), anti-Christian literature (2), grace vs. works (2), Counter-Reformation Era (2), printed Bibles (facsimiles) (2), circumnavigation (2), women (2), fugitives (2), Gulf oil spill (2), dogs (2), diaries (2), Egyptian empire (2), Bible and politics (2), gonzo journalist (2), pagan-Christian controversy (2), infidelity fiction (2), intellectualism (2), scribal errors (2), textbook (2), Jews in Europe (2), language in science fiction (2), equilibrium theory of island biogeography (ETIB) (2), Gettysburg (Battle of) (2), survival (2), feminine religion (2), Florence Italy (2), sewing (2), al-Azhar (2), George Orwell (2), African-Americans fiction (2), Near East (2), cyberpunk (2), Monarch butterflies (2), boating (2), southern authors (2), Congo River (2), Islamism (2), coasts (2), medieval literature (2), insects (2), gardens (2), apocalyptic literature (2), epidemiology (2), pseudoscience (2), discovery of America (2), Billie Holiday (2), utopias (2), technology (2), conservationists (2), royal families (2), expertise (2), Daniel Webster (2), invasives (2), anti-semitism (2), Chicago fiction (2), Islamic extremism (2), William Tyndale (2), terrorism (2), writing life (2), weeds (2), intellectuals (2), serial killers (2), birds (2), resistance movements (2), cancer (2), conservatism (2), southern fiction (2), physics (2), mountains (2), Spanish Civil War (2), motion picture industry (2), truth (2), reason (2), Porphyry (2), Holocaust (2), microbiology (2), Nazi Germany (2), Thomas Jefferson (2), sea turtles (2), youth (2), misfits (1), habitats (1), Byron (John - 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Avainsanapilvi, Tekijäpilvi, Avainsanapeili
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Nov 28, 2008
About My Library

My decision is to not rate sacred books of any kind. Giving a rating to sacred books of other traditions or even my own seems somewhat sacrilegious. I also do not star books if I do not remember anything from them. On the other hand, I also most often don’t rate books that I’ve hated. In those cases, I leave others to come to their own conclusions. Ratings of less than three stars means I disliked the book so much I couldn’t help going public and sharing my dislike for it.

Three stars - an average book.

3.5 stars - an above average book.

4 stars - a really good read and a good book.

4.5 stars - a truly excellent book.

5 stars - this book was life-changing. One of my all-time favorites.


About Me

Except for the wishlist and the books I’m currently reading, these are the books that I've read since 1993 plus a few older reads from before. I now average about 15 books a year. COVID discouraged reading for me, and I’m still not reading 20-25 books a year like I was doing before COVID. Actually, I find that more things are competing for my time now.


My interests include prairie restoration, language learning, and science fiction movies.
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South suburbs of Chicago
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Kirjakauppoja: 57th Street Books, Baker Book House Bookstore, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Orland Park, Half Price Books - Orland Square, Powell's - Hyde Park, Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Kirjastoja: Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center, Lake County Public Library - Central Library

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