Books I've Read

Welcome, Visitor
Display statistics
Books by Author
Log In

Books Listed by Author

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All

Exit Strategy

Wells, Martha
Book four of the series. SecUnit has more adventures. Nice, fun, quick read!

Read:

2/2020

Network Effect

Wells, Martha
A Murderbot novel, but I don't know which one of the series. Murderbot goes to some planet with a lost colony or two, battles with aliens/not aliens, and meets some like souls.

Read:

6/2020

Rogue Protocol

Wells, Martha
Book Three of The Murderbot Diaries. Very fast-paced, enjoyed it immensely.

Read:

2/2020

Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Wells, Rebecca
One measure of a book might be how many times it brought me to tears. This one had me sniffling quite a few times.

Read:

6/2015

Black Mirror

Werlin, Nancy
I've been captivated by the cover of this book for several years, and so decided to finally read it. I found it alternating sad, funny, poignant, threatening, and depressing. I liked it, but it seems maybe a little more YA than middle school. I guess the period of pot smoking was important to the story, but I wished the author had left out the one f**K, three bi**chs, four d**kheads, one g*dd*m*ed, and maybe the one kiss*ss. And it seemed the protagonist was having her period every other chapter.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Boucle -- Heavy looped pile. Refers to a sweater, in this case. Pg. 102

Quote:

Oh. My. God.
Ms. Wiles had been right.
I was in love with a small-time prep school drug dealer.

Typo:

...injected ... with an overdose of heroine. -- pg. 234

Read:

11/2007

Complete Works Of

West, Nathanael
I only read The Day Of the Locust, Miss Lonely Hearts, and A Cool Million. Did not care for Day or Lonely, but I did like Million.

Read:

6/2001

Behemoth

Westerfeld, Scott
Alek and Deryn (Mister Sharp) help the revolution in Istanbul (not Constantinople!). Deryn has romantic feelings towards Alek.

Read:

2/2011

Goliath

Westerfeld, Scott
Last book in the Leviathan series. Deryn and Alek save the world, sort of, and kiss.

Quote:

"Mister Sharp"

Read:

11/2012

Leviathan

Westerfeld, Scott
Deryn Sharp disguises her girlish self as joins the British Air Service as a boy. Prince Alek goes on the run after his parents are assassinated in Serbia. Zeppelins, fabricated animals, steampunk. Book one of a trilogy.

Read:

9/2010

Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott
Tally just can't wait until she turns 16 and become a Pretty in this future story of a Utopian world. First book in a trilogy.

Read:

12/2007

Exit Wounds

Westerman, John
Orin Boyd goes undercover at the "Lucky 13th" to uncover corruption. 273 p.

Read:

9/2001

Sweet Deal

Westerman, John
Jack MIlls, "Poster Cop", investigates several murders in Nassau County, New York.

QUOTE:

Claire was not a world-class martial artist, nor was she quick to fly off the handle, but she was good enough not to have to take guff from guys who used extra-hold mousse.

Read:

8/2001

The Honor Farm

Westerman, John
Officer Orin Boyd goes undercover at the special prison for police officers to find out about a suicide. Gritty.

QUOTE:

"What a terrible thing," said Orin, "to start our relationship off with a lie." (pg. 278)

Read:

8/2001

Anarchaos

Westlake, Donald
A science fiction story, previously published under the pseud. Curt Clark in 1967, of a ex-jailbird who goes to the chaotic anarchy planet of Anarchaos (get it?) to find out how and why his brother died.

Boo Boo:

pg. 5 "That the planet's orbit was almost precisely circular, so that there were no seasons here."

Read:

6/2005

Baby, would I lie?

Westlake, Donald
Country singer is accused of murder, magazine reporter is in Branson to do a story, so are the tabloid press. Very good.

Quote:

"Hel-lo, Bob," Binx said, as though heartily.

Read:

12/2005

Bad News

Westlake, Donald
Dortmunder once again doesn't get the big score as an Indian woman tries to get a share of a casino.

Read:

12/2004

Bank Shot

Westlake, Donald
The Dortmunder gang steals a bank. Lots of cigarette humor. Very funny!

Read:

7/1998

Drowned Hopes

Westlake, Donald
70-year-old Tom enlists his former cellmate Dortmunder, and the "gang", to help him retrieve a stash of loot that is now under a reservoir.

Words I Had To Look Up:

big sixteen-wheeler (pg. 218) -- I cannot visualize the wheel arrangement on that.

W.R. Burnett's Dark Hazard (pg. 268) -- A book Tom is reading on the train. It's about a man with a gambling problem. His racing dog is the title character. Edward G. Robinson was in the movie, in 1934.

Icepick, Long Island (pg. 293) -- Refers to the state mental hospital in Islip.

Toyota Chemistra (pg. 293) -- Huh, I don't remember that model.

bar of magnesium is welded (pg. 413) -- Turns out you CAN weld magnesium.

Pontiac Prix Fixe (pg. 418) -- What a minute...

Datsun S.E.X 69 (pg. 418) -- Now I think Westlake is having fun with us.

Smoke Quote:

Her left hand pretend-smoked, fiddling with an imaginary cigarette, flicking ghost ashes on the floor, something she hadn't done since just after she quit. (pg. 3)

Read:

7/2012

Get Real

Westlake, Donald
Dortmunder and the gang are offered roles on a reality series about a gang doing a robbery.

Read:

9/2009

God Save The Mark

Westlake, Donald
A guy who falls for every con-man's scheme inherits a tidy sum from his con-man uncle. Originally published in 1967. Not a great story, but hot a bad one either.

Read:

7/2004
20 books displayed
[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Ballard] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnhill] [Barr - Barr] [Barrows - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie] [Beattie, editor - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Borchert] [Bosch - Brennert] [Brillant - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Cline] [Coakley - Cohen] [Cohen - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corin] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crider] [Crime - Cushman] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - Dexter] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doig - Drake] [Drake - Eland] [Elkins - Emerson] [Emerson - Fairbanks] [Fairstein - Fenner] [Ferber - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Fournier] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Friedman] [Funke - Gardner] [Gardner - Gillin] [Gladwell - Gormley] [Gould - Grann] [Grant - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Harland] [Harper - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Hershon] [Herzog - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holman - Huff] [Huff - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Joyce - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kidder] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Lampman] [Landry - Lawrence] [Lawrence - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Louv] [Lovelace - Lutz] [Lynch - Maguire] [Maguire - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Massey - McCaffrey] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meluch] [Meluch - Modesitt, Jr.] [Moffett - Moon] [Moon - Muchamore] [Muir - Nicholson] [Nimmo - Norton] [Novik - O'Brian] [O'Brian - Oppel] [Oppel - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Pears] [Pearson - Perry] [Peters - Pope] [Porter - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reeve] [Reeve - Ringo] [Ringo - Robinson] [Rodman - Rucka] [Rucka - Sachar] [Sachar - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scott] [Scott - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shelton] [Sherlock - Skloot] [Sleator - Snicket] [Snicket - Stark] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Tapply] [Tapply - Thuy] [Tolan - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Waldman] [Walker - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wiles - Woodring] [Woodring - Zahn] [Zevin - Zusak] 

:
: