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Leave It To Psmith

Wodehouse, P. G.
Various people, including Psmith, come visit Blandings Castile. There is a missing necklace. Good story!

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“Yes,” agreed Psmith. “Don’t pinch it. It’s copyright.”

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“But, Liz!” said the tree plaintively.-- CHAPTER XII

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8/2022

A Room With A View

Forster, E. M.
I read the Project Gutenberg e-book edition. Which did not include the Appendix that the author wrote many years later. I didn't get very excited by this Edwardian romance. Some parts were good, some clever, some even funny. But mostly not.

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Chapter III: Music, Violets, and the Letter “S” “She oughtn’t really to go at all,” said Mr. Beebe, as they watched her from the window, “and she knows it. I put it down to too much Beethoven.”

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8/2022

On Secret Service

Taft, William Nelson
"Mystery Stories Based on Real Cases Solved By Government Agents". Good stories, a small amount of "negro" dialog that I found...embarrassing. Except for that tiny bit I enjoyed reading this old-timey book a lot. I read the Project Gutenberg e-book version.

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"A slip of oiled paper," he muttered. "By the Lord Harry! here it is!" and he produced a pencil which his trained fingers told him was lighter than it should be.-- A hollow pencil!!

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8/2022

Murder In Black Letter

Anderson, Poul
A murder in San Francisco is investigated by a college professor. Good story!

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A ruby spark lay in their glasses of Cherry Heering. "This isn't Dutch either," said Kintyre. "However." -- Cherry Heering!!

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If it came to trouble, Larkin was not going to be inconvenienced by a reefer or two.

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8/2022

A Bullet For Cinderella

MacDonald, John D.
A taut nicely written story. "HER VENEER WAS BIG CITY ... But one look and you knew that Toni Raselle's instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from."

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8/2022

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014

Authors, , Misc.
CONTENTS

Charlie Jane Anders: As Good As New

Dale Bailey: The End of the End of Everything

Kelly Barnhill: Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch

Richard Bowes: Sleep Walking Now and Then

Marie Brennan: Daughter of Necessity

Adam Christopher: Brisk Money

John Chu: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade

A.M. Dellamonica: The Color of Paradox

Ruthanna Emrys: The Litany of Earth

Max Gladstone: A Kiss With Teeth

Kathleen Ann Goonan: A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

Nicola Griffith: Cold Wind

Maria Dahvana Headley: The Tallest Doll in New York City

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen: Where the Trains Turn

Yoon Ha Lee: Combustion Hour

Ken Liu: Reborn

Seanan McGuire: Midway Relics and Dying Breeds

Daniel José Older: Anyway:

Angie Mary Rickert: The Mothers of Voorhisville

John Scalzi: Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome

Veronica Schanoes: Among the Thorns

Genevieve Valentine: The Insects of Love

Jo Walton: Sleeper

Kai Ashante Wilson: The Devil in America

Ray Wood: In the Sight of Akresa

Isabel Yap: A Cup of Salt Tears

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8/2022

That's me all over, Mable

Streeter, Edward
Fun read of fictional letters to home from a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War I. A few objectionable racist terms appear, sadly. I read the Project Gutenberg e-book version.

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7/2022

The Girl On The Boat

Wodehouse, P. G.
Billie is quite an "engaging" girl. Who will she marry?

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“Something must have given you a shock,” suggested Billie kindly. --

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“Love!” said Sam. He jabbed at his soufflé with a spoon. You could see by the scornful way he did it that he did not think much of love. --

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7/2022

The Adventures Of Sally

Wodehouse, P. G.
I enjoyed this romantic comedy of the resourceful Sally back in the teens of the 20th century.

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"All through her stay at Roville, she had found in dealing with the native population that actions spoke louder than words. If she wanted anything in a restaurant or at a shop, she pointed; and, when she wished the lift to stop, she prodded the man in charge. It was a system worth a dozen French conversation books."-- from chapter two.

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" Mrs. Meecher sighed, for she had been a little disappointed in the old gentleman, who started out as such a promising invalid, only to fall away into the dullness of robust health once more. “He's well enough. I never seen anybody better. You'd think,” said Mrs. Meecher, bearing up with difficulty under her grievance, “you'd think this here new Spanish influenza was a sort of a tonic or somep'n, the way he looks now." -- from chapter seven.

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"That's me all over, Mabel." -- from chapter nine. The title of a book by Edward Streeter. Now I have to read it. He also wrote Father Of The Bride.

Words I Had To Look Up:

ingurgitating -- to swallow greedily or in large quantities,

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7/2022

Little Fuzzy

Piper, H. Beam
I've read this before, and semi-recently, too, but it's not on the list so I downloaded the Project Gutenberg e-book edition and read that. Great story!

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7/2022

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