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Young Miles

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Vorkosigan Omnibus (#2)

The Warrior's Apprentice
The Mountains of Mourning
The Vor Game
Author's Afterword


It isn't easy, being Vor...



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?



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)


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



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!



Lost In America

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



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.



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.


"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



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...




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


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.



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...



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.



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.



The Thin Woman

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



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).



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.



A War Of Gifts

Card, Orson Scott
A Battle School Sinterklaas Day.



Read Again:


Alvin, Journeyman

Card, Orson Scott
This is part 4 of a series. What if magic really worked! I found it fascinating and disturbing at the same time Recommended for high school readers.

Read Best Guess:


Children Of The Fleet

Card, Orson Scott
Fleet School #1, Dabeet Ochoa get to go to Fleet School.



Earth Awakens

Card, Orson Scott
The third book in The First Formic War trilogy. I did not feel any emotion while reading this story, but it was a quick read after Robin Hobb's books! To summarize, after many setbacks Earth men kill all the bugs and capture the giant mother ship. Which turns out to not be the giant mother ship, but merely a giant scouting ship. The mother ship is on it's way.



Earth Unaware

Card, Orson Scott
The First Formic War, Volume One Of The Formic Wars. I must have liked it, I read it straight through!


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