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The Margarets

Tepper, Sheri S.
Margaret, a lonely girl on Phobos, creates six (seven?) imaginary playmates. Sort of. It's kinda confusing in parts. Pretty good stuff, though. Now I know where cats come from! Page numbers are so small and faint, I have no idea how many pages there are. Four pages listing characters and other data, plus a chart of the Margarets and their planets.



Goofbang Value Daze

Thompson, Julian F.
Gabe and Dori are teens in a "town of the future" that has a dome over it. I thought this would be science fiction, a sort of goofy teen romance science fiction, so I grabbed it off the shelf during inventory. It is not science fiction, though. And while there is a lot of goofy teen romance, there is a lot more. It takes place during during the 1980s, as the frequent references to contemporary events make clear. I enjoyed this book very much, but the too-frequent-for-me profanity suggests this book ought to be deselected to a high school library. There are over 15 profanities in the first 106 pages, where I ran out of sticky-tabs. Here is a list, in order: f**k, bullsh*t, h*ll, *ss, a*s, d*mn, he*l, b*tch, g*dd*mn, bi*ch, sh*tload of trouble you d*mn whiny b*tch, g*dda*mn, wise*ss, sh*t, dumbsh*t, fu*k, h*ll, f*ckin', p*sser. Well, I guess the hells and pisser aren't so bad, but there are some m*therf&ck*rs farther along, too. Although they are part of the plot!

There is a lot of examination values, authority, and boy-girl relationships here, some satirical humor, some tragedy, and I want to say again I enjoyed the book very much.


But rowing, too -- upstream, of course, you always go upstream. I think that's required by the Protestant ethic, using a rowing machine seems very Protestant to me. -- (pg. 72)


I probably widened my eyes a little, looking at the back of my mother's head. Her saying "fucked over" like that, to me, told me she was really concentrating. on the problem we faced, but not on form or the proprieties. As a rule, she doesn't use the f-word, figuratively, while speaking to her impressionable son. -- (pg. 244)


"...After all, the most important thing between two people is the f-word."
"What?" I said. Incredulous. "The f-word?"
"Sure," he said, "the f-word. Faith." -- (pg. 260)


Thorp, Roderick
N.Y. police officer is framed for murdering his brother-in-law. By the author of the book that was made into the movie "Die Hard". Very gritty, not fabulous. Made into a Showtime movie. Read again, I think 8/2002



Thurbers dogs

Thurber, James
Cute doggy drawings and stories about dogs the author has had or known over the years. Good stuff.



The Gangster We Are All Looking For

Thuy, Le Thi Diem
A young Vietnamese refugee comes to San Diego with her father. Too lyrical for my tastes, but I liked parts of it.



Surviving The Applewhites

Tolan, Stephanie
A deliquent juvenile is sent to a family-run private school, a family of very accomplished artistics. Very good. Read 11/2004



The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.
How many times have I read this since the first time circa 1968? Five? Six? Seven? I may even have read it to my kids, I don't know. Read it again.





A Fraction Of The Whole

Toltz, Steve
A rather amusing tale of an Australian boy, his wacky father, and his criminal brother. And Eddie.


"That's not insect repellent," I said.
"I know. You don't tink I recognize melted chin fat when I see it?" -- pg. 460



A Confederacy Of Dunces

Toole, John Kennedy
Ignatius Reilly vs. New Orleans. Very good!





A Gentleman In Moscow

Towles, Amor
I enjoyed reading about the Count and the women in his life.



Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

Townsend, Sue
Not as good as the first book, seems to be a lot of British in-jokes.


She said, 'he made love to some of the most beautiful women in the world, so why would he want to hang off a door?' Ivan said, 'Because it's less complicated than having a relationship with a woman. One doesn't have to tell a door twenty times a day that one loves it.



The Fall

Townsend, Tracy
Thieves of Fate #2, pretty good, the story is moving right along, a lot of it takes place in Nippon. Huh, sounds familiar...


"You have this fascination with the word 'we,'" Master Meteron drawled.-- pg. 103



The Nine

Townsend, Tracy
Thieves Of Fate series, book 1. I BOUGHT it because the author was talking about it on the John Scalzi blog. I like fine, let us see where it goes. I was disappointed in the early demise of a character, though.


..."I suppose drinking before breakfast is doctor's orders?"
"I don't have the benefit of a rather generous dose of morphine. So I'm making do, thank you." -pg. 348





Lost It

Tracy, Kristen
A not-too-bad teen romance with complications. Tess explains how she came to have sex with Ben, how her friend is planning to blow-up a poodle, and how her grandmother buys her a car.



They Call Me Super Mex

Trevino, Lee
With co-author Sam Blair. Autobiography of the golfer. Very interesting, and I don't even care much for golf. Boy, he sure drinks a lot.



A Bit OnThe Side

Trevor, William
Twelve stories that I'm sure are very good, but did not interest me at all.

Words I Had To Look Up:

apposite (pg. 32) -- Apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.



The King of Attolia

Turner, Megan Whalen
Despite a couple of incredibly boring paragraphs, I think this is a wonderful book, full of court intrigue, sly humour, exciting sword play, and fully-developed charactors. Many twists and turns. I STILL think the series needs a map! Book three of the series.



The Queen of Attolia

Turner, Megan Whalen
Eugenides is caught and punished as a thief is. Very good. Book two of the series.



The Thief

Turner, Megan Whalen
Gen the thief is let out of prison to steal something valuable for the king. Pretty good story, took a while to build up interest.



Curious Notions

Turtledove, Harry
Germany has won World War One. Paul and his father have come Crosstime to trade for vegetables.


...didn't use German shepherds, though. They used Alsatians, which were bigger and meaner. (pg. 98) -- They are the same dog, at least in OUR timeline!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Brunet (pg. 173) -- I guess that is how they spell "brunette" in that timeline.


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