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Mirror Dance

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Miles Vorkosigan goes to Jackson's Whole to help his brother

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12/1999

Paladin Of Souls

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Ista goes on a pilgrimage.

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5/2012

Passage

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Book three in The Sharing Knife series. Fawn, Dag, and the rest of the crew (and captain) are in the south.

Words I Had To Look Up:

towhead (pg. 318) -- A sandbar or low-lying alluvial island in a river, especially one with a stand of trees.

Quote:

Not a tidy heart shot, but that straw bale sure wasn't getting away. (pg. 197)

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8/2010

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8/2016

The Curse Of Chalion

Bujold, Lois McMaster
A washed-up wreck from the wars begs a job in the scullery at the castle where he used to be a page. Gets job as tutor to princess. First book in Chalion series.

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5/2012

Vorkosigan's Game

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Three stories about Miles Vorkosigan.

QUOTE:

"Where are you?" Ivan demanded suspiciously. "Stuck in limbo." "Well, I don't want any of it stuck to me," said Ivan roughly, and punched off-line.

BONUS QUOTE:

I can't believe this. Trapped in Ryoval's basement with a sex- starved teenage werewolf. There was nothing about this in any of my Imperial training manuals...

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1/2000

SOS Titanic

Bunting, Eve
A boy travels from Ireland to America, part of the way, on the good ship Titanic. Good story, but why do I not have any other Bunting books on my list, eh?

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5/2015

Bankok 8

Burdett, John
Thai police detective investigates the death of an American Marine, with the help of an FBI agent. Lots of Buddhist thoughts. Snakes. Observation on the Thai sex industry.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Glyph -- A symbol, such as a stylized figure or arrow on a public sign, that imparts information nonverbally. (pg. 307)

Quote:

The new age of biotechnology will require a highly developed intuition which operates outside of logic, and anyway the internal destruction of Western society will have reached such a pass that most of your resources will be concentrated on managing loonies. -- pg. 153

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6/2007

The Return Of Tarzan

Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Tarzan repeatedly must foil the machinations of the evil Monsieur Thuran/Rokoff. Rescues Jane from the frightful men of Opar, too. This has been my bathroom reader at work for four months!

Words I Had To Look Up::

bowlder (pg. 210) -- Alternative spelling of 'boulder'.
ulster (pg. 215) --a man's heavy double-breasted overcoat with a belt or half-belt at the back, so-called because it was first produced in Northern Ireland.
Sapristi! (pg. 219) -- Good Heavens!

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3/2011

Lost In America

Buzzell, Colby
Colby travels around the U.S. in his old car, mostly in Detroit, in a kind Kerouac-y mode.

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3/2012

Dear And Glorious Physician

Caldwell, Taylor
Story of St. Luke. Pretty long. I might not have read the third third quite as throughly as the first two thirds.

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12/2002

Honey Baby Sweetheart

Caletti, Deb
Ruby meets a boy who is trouble. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend to teenage girls, but there is a bit more profanity than I would like for middle school students. Although no one will notice as I am only the second person to read it in since it was acquired in 2006.

Quote:

"I love that Heart of Darkness. Steinbeck's a genius," Frank said.
"Joseph Conrad," my mother said. "Heart of Darkness is by Joseph Conrad."
"I'm sure it's Steinbeck," Frank said. "I remember it from high school."
"She's a librarian," Harold said. -- Pg. 287

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1/2015

Sportbike Performance Handbook

Cameron, Kevin
In a form of self-torture I perused this book. Can't way I READ every word, though. Lots of interesting "how stuff works" information. I remember the author's column and articles from Cycle magazine. I don't see much "how to do it", though. I've got to get a bike...

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6/2009

Andorra

Cameron, Peter
Strange story, a mystery fantasy. I didn't know there was a beach in Andorra...

SMOKE QUOTE:

I sat next to her and watched her smoke. I liked how she did it: a little greedily, narrowing her green eyes and sucking in her cheeks as if smoking were very hard work.

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3/2000

A Dog's Purpose: A Novel For Humans

Cameron, W. Bruce
Took me a while to get into this story, about a hundred pages. A dog recounts his various lives (dogs are reincarnated). Damn book is so dusty, my eyes keep watering...

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10/2010

The Tequila Worm

Canales, Viola
A very enjoyable story of a Mexican-American girl winning a scholarship to a exclusive boarding school. Full of wonderful family and cultural stuff.

Words I Had To Look Up:

cascorones (pg. 18) -- Hollow-out eggs filled with confetti or small toys.
H.E.B. (pg. 129) -- A supermarket chain in Texas and Lousiiana.
pendeja (pg. 168) -- Idiot.

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10/2010

God Save The Queen

Cannell, Dorothy
A butler dies in the john, a young girl might inherit, a silver tea strainer has been missing for two hundred years. A very nice little mystery, very enjoyable.

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4/2001

The Thin Woman

Cannell, Dorothy
Ellie Simons must lose 63 pounds, among other requirements, to inherit. Funny story.

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4/2001

Blood On The River: James Town 1607

Carbone, Elisa
For some reason I don't care much for books about Early America, but this historical fiction novel was pretty good. Orphan/accused thief Samuel Collier comes to America with Captain John Smith (as his page).

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10/2010

A Planet Called Treason

Card, Orson Scott
Lanik Mueller is heir to one of the ruling families on a planet called Treason. His family grows extra body parts to sell off- world. I found the story to be offensive at first, but it develops into an ok story. Certainly not an "Ender's Game" by any stretch.

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8/1999

A War Of Gifts

Card, Orson Scott
A Battle School Sinterklaas Day.

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8/2013

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5/2018
20 books displayed
[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Balliett] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Barrows] [Barry - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie, editor] [Beck - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Bosch] [Bosch - Brillant] [Brin - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Coakley] [Coben - Cohen] [Cole - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crime] [Crombie - Cussler] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - DiCamillo] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doohan - Drake] [Drake - Elkins] [Elkins - Emerson] [Ephron - Fairstein] [Fairstein - Ferber] [Ferris - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flynn - Fournier] [Fowler - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Funke] [Funke - Gardner] [Gardner - Gladwell] [Gladwell - Gould] [Grady - Grant] [Grant - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Harper] [Harris - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herzog] [Hess - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hilton - Holman] [Holmes - Huff] [Hughes - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Joyce] [Kabak - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kienzle] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Landry] [Lange - Lawrence] [Lawson - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lovelace] [Low - Lynch] [Lynch - Maguire] [Malzberg - Martin] [Martin - Massey] [Matas - McCall Smith] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meluch] [Meluch - Monninger] [Montgomery - Moore] [Moriarty - Murphy] [Myers - Nimmo] [Niven - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Brien] [O'Brien - Paolini] [Paolini - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Peck] [Peck - Pfeffer] [Phelan - Powell] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Queenan] [Rankin - Rehder] [Resnick - Riordan] [Roach - Rose] [Rose - Russell] [Russell - Savage] [Savin - Schatzing] [Schmatz - Scott] [Scottoline - Selznick] [Sepetys - Shusterman] [Shusterman - Smith] [Smith - Specht] [Spector - Stark] [Stasheff - Stern] [Stewart - Stroud] [Stroud - Tappyly] [Taylor - Tracy] [Trevino - Urban] [Urrea - Vance] [Vande Velde - Wambaugh] [Wambaugh - Westerfeld] [Westerfeld - Westlake] [Westlake - Wise] [Wister - Wroblewski] [Yancy - Zusak] 

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