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Help. How can I improve my reviews? Here's a sample. 2lilithcat, July 2ignore
my review for 9.0 and beyond ! 1sanika_dabholkar, October 2013ignore
Fatal Revenant by Stephen R. Donaldson 5Nodosaurus, October 2013ignore
The bald-headed hermit and the artichoke reviewed by TLCrawford 4Africansky1, July 2013ignore
the Churchills In Love and War 1Africansky1, May 2013ignore
The art of the Steal- 6VivienneR, May 2013ignore
Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves 1Africansky1, May 2013ignore
Plagiarism Alert & *** Profiles Profiled and Reviewed Group *** 1bookblotter, April 2013ignore
Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookisher - reviewed by Samantha_kathy 5Samantha_kathy, December 2012ignore
London Underground (fiction) by Chris Angus 5readafew, December 2012ignore
Introduction to mathematical thinking 2VivienneR, October 2012ignore
Snare by K Kerr - reviewed by reading_fox 2jimroberts, September 2012ignore
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson 1TheTwoDs, July 2012ignore
Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo 1TheTwoDs, July 2012ignore
The Mexican Saga: a poetic journey through the 20-count by Elaine Stirling 8dekesolomon, June 2012ignore
Gettysburg, by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen 7dekesolomon, June 2012ignore
The Runes of the Earth by Stephen R. Donaldson 3Nodosaurus, March 2012ignore
Rick Meyer's For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films reviewed by jseger9000 7VivienneR, October 2011ignore
Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, reviewed by jseger9000 11tedsdog, October 2011ignore
Stephen King's Insomnia reviewed by jseger9000 3jseger9000, October 2011ignore
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Review 6jseger9000, September 2011ignore
Hard Spell by Justin Gustainis (reviewed by readafew) 5readafew, September 2011ignore
[Heads You Lose] by [Lisa Lutz] 10Nodosaurus, September 2011ignore
Michael Howe's Trident Force reviewed by jseger9000 6readafew, August 2011ignore
The Devil Colony by James Rollins (reviewed by readafew) 6readafew, July 2011ignore
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit reviewed by jseger9000 4TLCrawford, July 2011ignore
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 6Samantha_kathy, July 2011ignore
Desert Ice Daddy by Dana Marton (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 4Samantha_kathy, July 2011ignore
Soldier of Rome: Legionary by James Mace (reviewed by readafew) 10readafew, July 2011ignore
Mel Odom's Sooner Dead reviewed by jseger9000 5readafew, July 2011ignore
Stephen King's The Waste Lands reviewed by jseger9000 6VivienneR, July 2011ignore
The Ranger by Ace Atkins (reveiewed by readafew) 5readafew, July 2011ignore
Introduction to Ecological Genomics by Nico van Straalen and Dick Roelofs (reviewed by Samantha_kath 11jimroberts, July 2011ignore
Heaven Cent by Piers Anthony, reviewed by jimroberts 5jimroberts, June 2011ignore
Golem in the Gears by Piers Anthony, review by jimroberts 9readafew, June 2011ignore
Carrie Bebris' Pool of Radiance: The Ruins of Myth Drannor reviewed by jseger9000 3jseger9000, June 2011ignore
Phantastes & Lilith by George MacDonald (reviewd by lilyfyrestorm) 12EmScape, June 2011ignore
The President's Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth (reviewed by readafew) 5readafew, June 2011ignore
Accidental Genius of Weasel High by Rick Detorie (reviewed by readafew) 8jseger9000, June 2011ignore
A Comedian Dies, by Simon Brett: rev. jimroberts 6jimroberts, June 2011ignore
Peter Pavia's Dutch Uncle reviewed by jseger900 5jimroberts, May 2011ignore
"Manly Art," by George Kimball 3jseger9000, May 2011ignore
The Road to Rome by Ben Kane (reviewed by readafew) 7jseger9000, May 2011ignore
Frank Herbert's Hellstrom's Hive reviewed by jseger9000 6jseger9000, May 2011ignore
Troubletwisters by Garth Nix (reviewed by readafew) 10Jenni_Canuck, May 2011ignore
The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman - reviewed by Samantha_kathy 5jseger9000, May 2011ignore
Beowulf by Caitlin Kiernan - reviewed by Samantha_kathy 8jseger9000, April 2011ignore
Eric Van Lustbader's Sunset Warrior 4readafew, April 2011ignore
Zero Day by Mark Russinovich (reviewed by readafew) 7readafew, April 2011ignore
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith (reviewed by kittyNoel 4kittyNoel, April 2011ignore
Naming the Bones, by Loiuse Welsh - Reading_fox's review 5jseger9000, April 2011ignore
A Lonely Death by Charles Todd (reviewed by readafew) 8readafew, April 2011ignore
One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (reviewed by readafew) 13readafew, April 2011ignore
Any Witch Way by Annastaysia Savage (Early Review) - reviewed by Samantha_kathy 4Samantha_kathy, April 2011ignore
Charles G. West's Luke's Gold reviewed by jseger9000 3jseger9000, April 2011ignore
Stephen King's Needful Things reviewed by jseger9000 7Samantha_kathy, March 2011ignore
Alle Wegen Naar Rome (All Roads To Rome) by Jan Blokker Jr. - reviewed by Samantha_kathy 6Samantha_kathy, March 2011ignore
Grace Metalious' Peyton Place, reviewed by jseger9000 10Samantha_kathy, March 2011ignore
Cleopatra by C.M. Franzero, as reviewed by Samantha_kathy 5Samantha_kathy, March 2011ignore
The Gay Talese Reader reviewed by jseger9000 18Jenni_Canuck, March 2011ignore
'Where Do We Go From Here? Book 2' edited by Isaac Asimov 4jseger9000, February 2011ignore
The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer by Lucy Weston (reviewed by readafew) 14readafew, February 2011ignore
The Kensei by Jon F. Merz (reviewed by readafew) 6readafew, February 2011ignore
Nice job on the group picture 3jseger9000, February 2011ignore
Kim Newman's Orgy of the Blood Parasites reviewed by jseger9000 13readafew, February 2011ignore
The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming (reviewed by readafew) 7readafew, February 2011ignore
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 3Jenni_Canuck, January 2011ignore
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n 5Nodosaurus, January 2011ignore
Progeny by R T Kaelin (reviewed by readafew) 10readafew, January 2011ignore
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 10Samantha_kathy, January 2011ignore
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 7Samantha_kathy, January 2011ignore
God's Spy by Juan Gomez-Jurado (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 8Samantha_kathy, January 2011ignore
Luxembourg and The Jenisch Connection by David Robinson (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 6Samantha_kathy, January 2011ignore
Hell's Corner by David Baldacci (reviewed by readafew) 8readafew, January 2011ignore
Poul Anderson's Brain Wave reviewed by jseger9000 11readafew, January 2011ignore
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol reviewed by jseger9000 6jimroberts, January 2011ignore
'Termination Dust' by "Sue Henry" 5Nodosaurus, January 2011ignore
Anthony Zuiker's Level 26: Dark Origins reviewed by jseger9000 1jseger9000, December 2010ignore
End of the World Club by J & P Voelkel (reviewed by readafew) 13readafew, December 2010ignore
Elements of Mystery Fiction by William G. Tapply, reviewed by Samantha_kathy 10Samantha_kathy, December 2010ignore
The Widow and the Parrot by Virginia Woolf (reviewed by VivienneR) 13Samantha_kathy, December 2010ignore
Paul Gallico's Ludmilla, reviewed by Samantha_kathy 9Samantha_kathy, December 2010ignore
John Lutz' The Night Spider reviewed by jseger9000 6Samantha_kathy, December 2010ignore
The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (reviewed by Samantha_kathy) 4jseger9000, December 2010ignore
Star Wars: A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder (reviewed by readafew) 7readafew, December 2010ignore
David Robbins' Blood Feud reviewed by jseger9000 5VivienneR, December 2010ignore
The Best of Weird Tales reviewed by jseger9000 12jseger9000, November 2010ignore
Stephen King's The Gunslinger reviewed by jseger9000 10VivienneR, November 2010ignore
Between a Roc and a Hard Place by Danny Birt (reviewed by readafew) 3readafew, November 2010ignore
The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld (reviewed by VivienneR) 6VivienneR, November 2010ignore
City of the Gods by Patrick Garone (reviewed by readafew) 10readafew, November 2010ignore
Regenesis by CJ CHerryh - reading_fox's review 4reading_fox, October 2010ignore
Al Sarrantonio's Hallows Eve reviewed by jseger9000 5VivienneR, October 2010ignore
Douglas Clegg's The Halloween Man reviewed by jseger9000 8VivienneR, October 2010ignore
The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll (reviewed by VivienneR) 6VivienneR, October 2010ignore
Renaissance, Van Gogt; jimroberts' review 16jimroberts, October 2010ignore
Candleshoe, Michael Innes; jimroberts' review 14jimroberts, October 2010ignore
Pray for Silence by Linda Catillo (reviewed by readafew) 8readafew, October 2010ignore
The Mammoth Book of Monsters reviewed by jseger9000 6VivienneR, October 2010ignore
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