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Flag In Exile

Weber, David
Honor (The Harlot of Satan) is the target of religious zealots on Grayson. This is Book #5.

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1/2023

Honor Among Enemies

Weber, David
Book #6 in the series, I especially enjoyed this one. Honor is invited to command some Q-ships.

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"Any truly cultivated palate realizes how completely cocoa outclasses coffee as a beverage of choice. Anyone but a barbarian knows that."

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"Good." Honor nodded in satisfaction. There'd never been much doubt, but it was nice to be certain they'd be killing the right people.

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2/2023

In Enemy Hands

Weber, David
Well, Honor gets captured by the Peeps, gets sent to their secret prison planet. Yikes!

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"Waffles?" White Haven repeated the unfamiliar word as if sampling it.
"Think of them as, oh, crunchy, quilted pancakes," she said.

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"I'm afraid styles are just a bit different back home," she went on in an artfully worried voice, "but I did manage to find a few formal gowns before I left. Do you think I should wear the backless one with the V-neckline, or the one slit to the hip?" --She went with the backless one.

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2/2023

On Basilisk Station

Weber, David
Honor gets posted to Basilisk Station in her new command of an old light cruiser. She finds much adventure getting the place straightened up. I enjoyed this Baen Free e-book download!!

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9/2022

The Honor Of The Queen

Weber, David
Honor heads off on a diplomatic mission to a planet of sexist pigs. Lots of spaceship warfare. Needs some romance for Honor, I think!

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9/2022

The Short Victorious War

Weber, David
Honor Harrington #3. Honor gets a boyfriend and a new ship, not necessarily in that order. The People's Republic gets sneaky.

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1/2023

Treecat Wars

Weber, David
Star Kingdom #3. I'm losing track who is who, what with everyone having two names!

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"The circle of lunch," Chet quipped.

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6/2023

War Of Honor

Weber, David
Book #10 in the series. The Manties skirmish with the Andies, and the Peeps kick butt on the Manties. Except where Honor is in charge. I'm gonna stop with this series for now, I'm tired of how the author digresses so much.

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4/2023

Daddy-Long-Legs

Webster, Jean
I judged the book by the movie, and with unreasonable teen-age male prejudices, at that. And, as usual, I was wrong. This charming story, told through letters, is about an orphan named Jerusha (Judy) who is given the opportunity to go to college. The book was published in 1912, I am assuming it takes place around then. Judy is a feisty, curious girl, so there are references to women's suffrage and socialism. You can see below I found a lot of things to look up! Although you can see the denouement, as Judy would put it, coming a mile away, it is still very sweet.

Words I Had To Look Up:

her peroration in midair (pg. 10) -- A flowery and highly rhetorical oration.
inimical ... to change (pg. 68) -- Being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
drank every drop of Jamaica ginger they had in stock (pg. 107) -- An alcoholic extract of ginger used as a flavoring.
I'm not anybody's nursemaid or typewriter, or bookkeeper... (pg. 52) -- An archaic term for one who uses a typewriter; a typist.
probity (pg. 142) -- Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.
reflected glory (pg. 72) -- Not one's own; received from another.

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So in case a war breaks out between the United States and Japan, or the president is assassinated... -- (pg. 111) War with Japan? Wow, that's scary, this was published in 1912. President McKinley had been assasinated in 1901, though the next was President Kennedy in 1963.

>President Cuyler made speech this evening about the modern generation being flippant and superfical. He says we are losing the old ideals of earnest endeavor and true scholarship; and particularly is this falling off noticeable in our disrespectful attitude toward organized authority. -- (pg. 136) Remember, this book was published in 1912.

The only thing that keeps me from starting a collection [of toads] is the fact that no rule exists against it. -- (pg. 46)

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7/2009

Guy Time

Weeks, Sarah
Guy's parents are getting divorced, and he is having girl trouble.

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8/2002

Artemis

Weir, Andy
Artemis is a city on the moon, and consists of several bubbles. The main character is a woman I thought was a seventeen-year-old girl for most of the book. She nearly kills everyone, but (SPOILER) ends up saving everyone from her almost killing them. Not a complicated story, and maybe the writing could be a little more better, but it did the job and was fun to read. I may even give The Martian a try!

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12/2020

Project Hail Mary

Weir, Andy
Earth's sun is threatened by some space-creature that eats it, or something. Grace (last name) goes on a one-way trip to another star to see why it isn't threatened. Very good story, lots of science, but very readable. Great ending.

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6/2021

The Martian

Weir, Andy
An enjoyable story of a stranded astronaut. Rather techy, but I mostly just skip over that stuff!

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3/2023

The Wheels Of Chance

Wells, H. G.
Took me a VERY long time to read this e-book, but I finally did! A young man goes on a cycling vacation, and meets a young lady who is cycling with an older companion who has unwelcome designs on her.

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1/2018

All Systems Red

Wells, Martha
Book the first, I guess, of The Murderbot Diaries. A short book, fun and action-packed. I liked it very much, and I am reading the rest of 'em!

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2/2020

Artificial Condition

Wells, Martha
Read this in about three hours! Book Two of The Murderbot Diaries. Murder travels to the place it all started.

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2/2020

Exit Strategy

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

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2/2020

Fugitive Telemetry

Wells, Martha
Muderbot get involved with the investigation of some dead guy. Very good!

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5/2021

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.

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6/2020

Rogue Protocol

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

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2/2020
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