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This website began on AOL as a simple Doctor Who episode guide and evolved from there. Now I'm resimplifying starting with books (which includes the Doctor Who books through the point at which the show started back up in 2005).

Books Section

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.

If you click on the amazon.com link and nothing happens, then you either do not have JavaScript enabled or your browser does not allow popup windows. These links open a new window for your dealings with amazon.com.

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

  1. Waste of time - I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. DO NOT READ!
  2. 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 :).
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. 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.

Legend
In my library - In my library
In a series - In a series
Want to read - Want to read
Read it - Read this book
Skeleton entry - Skeleton entry - more work needs to be done
goodreads - Has a link to goodreads.com
librarything - Has a link to librarything.com
Genre - Genre
Notes - Has notes
Comments - Has comments
Quotes and extracts - Has quotes or extracts
Rating - Has a personal rating
Date read - Has date read
Star full - Rating scale selected
Star empty - Rating scale not selected
List unchecked - List item
List selected - Selected list item