I whetted my appetite with large "chapter books" (to borrow a term from my daughter's school room)
in the third grade with a few Hardy Boys Mysteries. When I was in fifth grade I started reading just
about anything science fiction I could get my hands on. That started when Star Wars came out at the
movies. I saw it fourteen times and picked up the book. I then got Splinter of the Mind's Eye by
Alan Dean Foster and it just went from there. This listing will
probably be incomplete for some time since I have read a few books. I am starting with my favorite books and authors and will try to work
my way through all of them. Browse if you wish and order some too if it suits your fancy. All books
can be ordered from amazon.com
If you have any information on books I have listed, please e-mail me at the address listed at the
bottom of the page and let me know. There are several covers listed here of books that I do not
personally own. Dates that covers where first released and publisher information are welcome. Also
note that I have just integrated the Doctor Who books into this website and will be sorting through
these for a while yet in order to get them more presentable.
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For the cover images, wherever possible, I've used my own books. Sometimes there are marks
or stickers that hide some of the cover on them. Just a side note, it is one of my pet peeves to put price
tags on the cover of a book. Even ones that peel easily leave a mark sometimes and I hate that. Just sayin'...
Some other image I gathered from the web from various places and most of these were way back and I don't remember
where I got them. The Doctor Who novelizations that I don't own I downloaded from a website that no longer exists (that
I can find) with their permission called On Target. Most of the audio covers I've used images from amazon or
audible since I've wither checked them out from my library or download from audible ni the first place.
Back cover blurbs I've tried to maintain as much formatting as possible without changing the text
color. I leave out obvious parts like "printed in the USA" and publishers' websites and things. When a book has a back
cover image, you may see for yourself.
For my fantasy and science fiction books I'd like to thank
isfdb.org for the invaluable information they have on each of these. I
try to contribute to that website when I can. The site librarything.com
is also a good resource for all books in general and ditto with the contributions. I use
goodreads.com to track my reading as it doesn't usually contain much
nerdy-useful information that I like.
My book ranking explained
- Waste of time - I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. DO NOT READ!
- Did not like it - I didn't like this book but it may simply be for personal preferrences or the mood
I was in when I read it or many other factors. This book just wasn't for me but others may like it. People
may like my 1s also but, I doubt it :).
- It is good - Almost every book I read falls into this category. If there is a good story and characters
that don't grate on your nerves (when they're not supposed to that is), then a book will get a three.
- It is really good - This book had an impact on me in some way. These books I would recommend to others
as a "you gotta read this."
- Would read this again - These books are masterpieces in my opinion. These books I would recommend as a
"must read." There are few books that I read more than once and that is mainly because of all the unread books on
my shelves waiting to be read. These books I make time to re-read periodically. Of course I'll re-read some non-fives
if they are a part of a greater series.