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This page details the history and development of the BookLore Website from its beginnings in 2000 to the end of 2004. For a more friendly idea of how BookLore started read The History of BookLore.

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18th December 2004
Reviews added during this month: Fluke. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations and Publication Dates.
25th November 2004
Reviews added during this month: The Sixth World  and Tea and Chocolates. Details added or updated for author Terry Pratchett and Iain Banks
30th September 2004
Reviews added during this month: Edenborn, The Da Vinci Code, Wolf's Rite  and Vigilante Virus. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations, Top Ten and Forthcoming. Details added or updated for author Jeffrey Deaver.
10th, 31st August 2004
Reviews added during this month: A Little More Luck, How to Deal with Verbal Aggression, The King, Ill Met by Moonlight, What Would We Do If..., War is a Racket, Dead Famous, Looking for the Summer  and Buddha Never Raised Kids. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations, Publication Dates, Top Ten and Forthcoming. Details added for reviewer Nadine.
6th, 31st July 2004
Reviews added during this month: The Karma Trail, Holiday Hearts, The Cakes of Wrath and Green Eyes. Site Pages added or updated this month: Publication Dates and Forthcoming. Articles added: How to Become a Book Reviewer.
3rd, 5th, 7th, 13th, 27th June 2004
Reviews added during this month: Beneath the Thirteen Moons, The Wished-For Country, To Oz and Back, Death By Water, Zen Computer, Lord John and the Private Matter and The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World. Author pages added or updated this month: Nick Sagan and Deanna Miller. Site Pages added or updated this month:Top Ten, Clarecraft Disworld Event 2003, McGan's Meditations, Publication Dates and Forthcoming. Webcounter changed to Microsoft Fastcounter due to the recent introduction by Bravenet of unsolicited pop-up advertising that BookLore strives to avoid for the benefit of its users. Author pages added or updated this month: Nick Sagan.
10th, 14th May 2004
Reviews added during this month: Shakespeare's World and The Still. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations.
11th April 2004
Reviews added during this month: Silver Squirrel, The Timeless Art of Italian Cuisine, Music Theory, Theory Series Vol 1, It Was Like This, Engraved in Stone, The Halloween Tree, Being Kind To George and I Am Me. Site Pages added or updated this month: Links, Publication Dates, Top Ten and Forthcoming.
14th, 19th, 24th, 26th March 2004
Reviews added during this month: The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, Dead Red, The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Annals of Improbable Research, Web Craze, The Kafka Effekt, 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know, Diaries of Emily Saidouili, Lines in the Sand: New Writing on War and Peace, Disinformation: The Interviews and Book of Lies. Author Interview added: Nick Sagan. Site Pages added or updated this month: Links, McGan's Meditations, Publication Dates, Top Ten and Forthcoming.
26th February 2004
Reviews added during this month: Mister Monday, The Lord of the Rings, King Albert's Words of Advice, The Evolution of Behavior, Melanie Martin Goes Dutch and An Echo of War. Site Pages added or updated this month: Links, Big Read Reviews, Publication Dates, Top Ten and Forthcoming.
13th, 26th January 2004
Reviews added during this month: All You Need is Luck, Seriously Dark and Disturbed, Gen 13: Version 2.0, Nomadin, Outwitting Writer's Block, Necropolis, Big Fish, Truth From the Source, The Lonely Impulse, The Tenth Muse, On The Eighth Day, Idlewild and An Echo of War. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations, Publication Dates,Top Ten, Big Read News and Forthcoming.
19th December 2003
Reviews added during this month: Perfume. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations.
17th, 30th November 2003
Reviews added during this month: Evilution, Coraline, A Man Called Stan, Churchmouse Tales, Fury, Northern Lights, American Gods, Mediscams, Common Foe, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day and Terror in the Tank. Site Pages added or updated this month: Publication Dates. Top Ten. Big Read News, Help Page - Opinions, McGan's Meditations and Forthcoming.
15th, 19th, 31st October 2003
Reviews added during this month:Monterey Shorts, Context Clues, Mission, Plastic Gods, Real Life Notes, The Augur's Voice, Nobody True, Government Project, High-Tech Careers for Low Tech People, Anasazi Harvest, I Need a Man's Pants to Wash and Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way. Site Pages added or updated this month: Clarecraft Disworld Event 2003, The Big Read Top 21, McGan's Meditations, Forthcoming Updates and Top Ten. Articles added: Two Readers Talk.
13th, 22nd September 2003
Reviews added during this month:The Ratastrophe Catastrophe - The Illmoor Chronicles, Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters, Lady of the Two Lands, Holy Land, Whose Land?, Continental Divide, What Parents Need to Know About Sibling Abuse, Charles Darwin, Mother of Kings, The Ugly Princess and Working the Hard Side of the Street. Site Pages added or updated this month: Forthcoming Updates, Conditions of Use - Review Submissions, McGan's Meditations, Top Ten and Publication Dates. Articles added: Clarecraft Disworld Event 2003.
8th, 14th, 30th August 2003
Reviews added during this month: Jennifer Government,Supreme Commander George, Frequencies, Portals in a Northern Sky, Coyote, The Princess and the Pekinese and Working the Hard Side of the Street. Site Pages added or updated this month: Interviews, Quizzes, Help Pages, Archives, Publication Dates, History, Links, Reviewers, Submissions, Top 10, Site SearchBanners & Logos, Recycle Bin, BookLore Articles, McGan's Meditations and Publication Dates. Author pages added: Kirk Alex.
7th, 9th, 17th, 29th July 2003
Reviews added during this month: A Faint Cold Fear, Good Omens, Colossus: The Collected Science Fiction of Donald Wandrei, Neverwhere, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Outcast, Wegener's Jigsaw, The Wee Free Men and The Spiritual Guide for the Really Busy Person. Details added for reviewer: Lesley. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations and Publication Dates. The Big Read feature added including Top 100 and BookLore Big Read Reviews.
8th, 15th, 25th June 2003
Reviews added during this month: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Road to McCarthy, Censored 2003: The Top 25 Censored Stories, Abuse Your Illusions, Therapeutic Yoga, Destiny's Godchild, Rebellious Confessions, Contest, It's Only Money and Notes on Directing. Site Pages added or updated this month: Quiz 11, Publication Dates, Top Ten, McGan's Meditations and Links. Articles added: Read Harry Potter? Don't be silly, it's a children's book!
2nd, 7th, 12th May 2003
Reviews added during this month: The Cutting Edge of Barney Thomson, With Sleep Disturbed and The Empty Cafe. Author pages added: Deanna Miller, Walter Ihlefield, Adam McDaniel and Michael McGan. Site Pages added or updated this month: McGan's Meditations, Top Ten and Publication Dates. Articles added: The Human Side of Self-Publishing: The Story Behind Sky Bounce (Removed 14/05/10).
1st, 4th, 28th April 2003
Reviews added during this month: Quite Ugly One Morning, This is the Place, Contest, The Remnant, The Skinner, Sky Bounce, Discovering Veronica , Voices, With Love, With Connie and Shall We Gather at the Garden. Site Pages added or updated this month: Links Page, McGan's Meditations, Top Ten, Publication Dates. Author Interview added: Howard Tilley.
5th, 6th, 18th March 2003
Reviews added during this month: Dead Air, Tales from the Labyrinth, Gilded, Only in America, Exhortation: Memoirs of the Strikenberg, A Little Roman Therapy, Until Next Time, The Star Rover, Puppet Child and Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody. Site Pages added or updated this month: Reviewers Index, Publication Dates. Author page added: Howard Tilley. Details added for reviewer Paul Lappen.
19th, 25th February 2003
Reviews added during this month: Kisscut, Whippoorwill, Civilization's Quotations, Promise and Honor, Banshee Rising and Controlled Conclusion. Site Pages added or updated this month: Publication Dates.
1st, 5th, 8th, 19th, 22nd, 29th January 2003
New look to site with updates at regular intervals throughout the month (hence multiple dates above). Reviews added during this month: Dead Famous, The Bangkok Blues, And Howls for Us to Follow, Night Watch, Shining Mountains, Western Sea, The Hamster Never Sleeps, High Society, How to Succeed in Heaven Without Really Dying, The Delphinus Chronicles, McCarthy's Bar, Prey, Lost in a Good Book, Owner's Manual, Life as a Daymaker, Chasing the Dime, Unfinished Business and The Captain's Ladies. Site Pages added or updated this month: Links, Submissions, Publication Dates, Authors Post Own Reviews and Quiz 10. Author Interview added: Michael McGan. Articles added: Much Ado About Nothing.
1st December 2002
Reviews added: Night Watch, Mr Nice, Black Water, Compulsion, Bonneville Stories, The Longing, Rich Man's Coffin, First Aid to Mental Illness, and Altered Carbon. Site Pages updated/added: News Archive and Harry Potter Synopsis.
1st November 2002
Reviews added: The Bone Vault, Four Blind Mice, Blood Lust, Dice Angel, Altered Carbon, Talon of the Silver Hawk, Avenger of Blood, Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters, The Feng-Shui Junkie, Touch the Face of God, Christmas Every Morning and Fleeting Thoughts. Site Pages updated/added: News Archive, Quiz 9, Links and Publication Dates. Details added for reviewer Denise. Articles added: Review Scoring and Writing a 'Killer Query'
1st October 2002
Reviews added: The Beach House, Fleeting Thoughts, Schild's Ladder and The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes. Site Pages added: News Archive.
1st September 2002
Reviews added: Little People, Blindsighted, The Science of Discworld II, The Cutting Edge of Barney Thomson, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, A Prayer for Barney Thomson, Tickled Pink, Murder in LaMut and When She Was Bad. Site Pages added: News Archive.
1st August 2002
Reviews added: Hard Eight, Blindsighted, Sardurvial Dissenting, Dancing in the Moonlight, Enigma, Station X, Career Girls, The Cold Calling, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson and Russian Experiences. Site Pages added: News Archive, Links, Submissions and Publication Dates. Author Interview added: Keith Rommel. Author page added: Keith Rommel. BookLore Interactive created at www.BookLore.info.
1st July 2002
Reviews added: The Stone Monkey, Decipher, The Salmon of Doubt, The Ancient, Furnace, Jessie, Critical Mass, Without Fail, City of Bones and Exhortation - The Art of Persuasion Is Tempting. Site Pages added: News Archive, Quizzes, Logos and Publication Dates.
1st June 2002
Reviews added: Pulling Power, Barney Thomson and the Face of Death, 2nd Chance, Furnace, Ender's Game, Time Travel in Einstein's Universe, Lancashire Lass, Lancashire Legacy, Jessie, Web Site Story, Bitten, Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny and the Dead, Johnny and the Bomb, The Science of Discworld, The Truth, The Amazing Maurice, The Movie, Wicked Pleasures and Code to Zero. Author pages added: Anna Jacobs and Larry Niven Site Pages added: Articles, Publication Dates, News Archive and Quizzes.
1st May 2002
Reviews added: Once, The Witch of Nightmare Avenue, The Pirates of the Dark Park, Wild Justice, Spirit of Independence, Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold, The Black Unicorn, My Lurid Past, The Last Hero, Collapse - Why Buildings Fall Down, Undergrowth and other Hidden Tales and Holding the Zero. Site Pages added: Ray Interview, Reviewer Lesley, Book Collecting, News Archive, Quizzes.
1st April 2002
Reviews added: Saucer, Fluke, Falling Sideways, In The Red, Captive of Gor, Bleeding Hearts, The Amazing Maurice, Midnight Runner and A Kept Woman. Site Pages added: News Archive, Quizzes.
1st March 2002
Reviews added: The Brethren, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, Nothing but Blue Skies, Airframe, Sweet Talking Money, Venu Envy, Cold Hit, The Leaky Establishment, Who Killed Marilyn Monroe?, Rat Pack Confidential and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. Site Pages added: News Archive, Quizzes.
1st February 2002
Reviews added: The Player of Games, Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Bitten, The Shocking History of Phosphorus, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Contest, Thief of Time, The Deadhouse, Last Chance Saloon and Tell Me Your Dreams. Author Interview added: Douglas Lindsay. Site Pages added: News Archive, Logos, Quizzes. Details added for reviewer Paul.
1st January 2002
Reviews added: Web Site Story, Timeline, Area 7, Dead Famous, The Eyre Affair, Manhattan is my Beat, Likely to Die, The Last Hero, The Amazing Maurice, About a Boy and Lightning.
1st December 2001
Reviews added: Area 7, Dead Famous, A Prayer for Barney Thomson, Sundiver, Prisoner of Azkaban, The Last Hero, The Truth, I Am Jackie Chan, Snuff Fiction, The Beast House and More Than Mortal.
1st November 2001
Reviews added: Shooting Sean, How to be Good, The Cutting Edge of Barney Thomson, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Fantastic Beasts, Goblet of Fire, The Fifth Elephant, Expecting Someone Taller, Longitude, The Next Big Thing, Days of Drums and Legacy of a Hanged Man. Author pages added: J. K. Rowling Site Pages added: Recycle Bin
1st October 2001
Reviews added: Country of the Blind, A Deadly Exchange, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, Carpe Jugulum, Quidditch Through the Ages, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Bunny Girl, The Calendar, If Tomorrow Comes and Furnace. Reviewer Paul added.
1st September 2001
Reviews added: Nothing but Blue Skies, Bridget Jones's Diary, Honoured Enemy, Jingo, The Last Continent, Philosopher's Stone, The Devil's Teardrop and Death Must Go On
1st August 2001
Counter changed to Bravenet.com. Pages added: Banners and Logos, Booklore Survey. Author Interview: Christian Cook. Reviews added: P is for Peril, Broken Eggshells, Slugs, Hogfather, I, Claudia, The Devil's Teardrop, The Lesson of Her Death, Blue Gold, Chocolat, A Fire Upon the Deep, F2F, Otherland Vol 3, Otherland Vol 4, The Big Braech, Philosopher's Stone and Nightfall. Author pages added: Jeffery Deaver
30th June 2001
Reviews added: The Blue Nowhere, Broken Eggshells, Rendezvous with Rama, Interesting Times, Maskerade, Feet of Clay, No Angel, Windfall, Seven Up, Reckless Sleep and HMS Unseen. Author pages added: Christian Cook
31st May 2001
Reviews added:The Trigger, Side Effect, Inconceivable, Blast from the Past, Thief of Time, Men at Arms, Soul Music, Sharpe's Trafalgar, Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Ice Station, Man on a Murder Cycle and My Legendary Girlfriend. Details added for reviewer Ru
30th April 2001
Reviews added: Walking on Air, Stealing the Show, Going the Distance, Running the Risk, My Legendary Girlfriend, Blast from the Past, Reaper Man, Witches Abroad, Small Gods, Lords And Ladies, Dome, The Princes in Terror Tower, Temple, Atlantis Found, Resurrection Day, Edge of Danger, 1st to Die. Details added for reviewers Jay and Graham.
31st March 2001
Site layout revised. Front page search forms added. Reviews added: Nothing to Lose, Dome, Ice Station, Temple, Guards! Guards!, Eric, Moving Pictures, Fifth Elephant, The Fall, Colony, From the Corner of his Eye, Waiting for Godalming, Roses Are Red, Tear of the Gods, The Art of Breaking Glass and Spin Off. Details added for reviewer Crystal. Author pages added: Christina Jones and M. J. Rusch.
28th February 2001
Reviews added: Mr Commitment, Turning Thirty, Mort, Sourcery, Wyrd Sisters, Pyramids, The Truth, Fountain Society, Exit Wounds, Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Hot Six, A Darkness More Than Night. Details added for reviewers Ray and Vex.
19th January 2001
Amazon Association added. Reviews added: The Code Book, Only Human, The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites and Time
30th December 2000
Reviews added: Salt, Jingo, Soul Music, A Safe Place, Slaughterhouse 5, Spanky, Mr Commitment, Birds of Prey, The Perfect Storm, High Risk, The Empty Chair and Pole Position. Author page added: Janet Evanovich
19th November 2000
Major site layout update for faster loading. Reviews added: Void Moon, Catwalk, Hitch-Hikers Guide , Bloom, Valhalla, Sushi for Beginners, Otherland Vol. 2 and The Code Book.
27th September 2000
Reviews added: An Uncertain Currency, Psychomech, Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon. Author pages added: Clyde Lynwood Sawyer, Jr.
30th August 2000
Reviews added: Fallen Angels, Mother of Storms, A Million Open Doors, Earth Made of Glass, Jumping to Conclusions, The Coffin Dancer. Author pages added: John Barnes, Terry Pratchett
7th August 2000
Review added: Encounter with Tiber.
17th July 2000
Reviews added: Inconceivable, Otherland Vol 1, The Bromeliad and Kaleidoscope Century added.
25th June 2000
Reviews added: The Business, Turbulent Priests, Permutation City, Unforgiven and Cradle and All.
10th June 2000
Reviews added: Neuromancer, Unforgiven and False Memory. New Reviewer added: Purple Fantum
27th May 2000
New Search Engine added. Reviews added: Ronan the Barbarian, The Fifth Elephant, One For The Money, Two For The Dough, Three To Get Deadly, Four To Score, High Five and Revelation Space. New Reviewer added: Jay
14th May 2000
News Archive and Site Search added. Reviews added: Acorna, Acorna's Quest, Acorna's People and Darklost.
1st May 2000
Top navigation aid added to all Review Pages. Two new reviews added for Hannibal by Vex and Nigel. Reviews of Acorna and The Suburban Salamander Incident by Chrissi added.
25th April 2000
Reviews for Jack Higgins Day of Reckoning, Michel Fabers Under the Sun, Alison Sinclairs Blue Heart added.
9th April 2000
The review for Iain Banks' 'Complicity' and Colin Bateman's Turbulent Priests added. Reviewer Victim's details added as well as his review of Psychoville.
1st April 2000
The review for Greg Egan's 'Quarantine', as well as the Author Page for Greg Egan, have finally been completed. The site map for the more detailed Help section has been added. Chrissi has added the review for Michael Connelly's Void Moon. A new section Forthcoming Reviews has been added which details books we plan to read.
27th March 2000
The review for Brian Lumley's Necroscope has been added along with Greg Egan's 'Quarantine' as well as an Author Page for Greg Egan.
12th March 2000
Site Help section added to aid navigation for newbies :) Publication dates now added to Authors book list to show career development.
12th March 2000
Site style completely revised. Old Brown (errrrr) scheme replaced with New Cool Blue :) Past Reviews section updated to allow more than a couple of books!
9th March 2000
Darklost and Turbulent Priests review pages added. 'Snow White and the Seven Samurai' and The Time of Feasting actually have a reviews now :)
2nd March 2000
Home button added. Welcome page updated to actually say something. Chrissi's review of reading added.
3rd February 2000 
Terry Pratchett review 'Good Omens' added to Past Reviews by Chrissi. Terry Pratchett and Tom Holt added to Authors section.
2nd February 2000
Site transferred to domain www.booklore.co.uk. Web counter changed to TheCounter.Com. Navigation links to all pages completed. Authors section and index added. Tom Holt review page 'Snow White and the Seven Samurai' added, just need a review now :)
29th January 2000
Site layout redesigned awaiting graphics. Site counter added courtesy of Web Counters.
19th January 2000
Site commissioned and draft pages posted.
 
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