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The Trouble Twisters

Anderson, Poul
Three stories about David Falkayn, a young trader in the Polesotecnic League. Good space opera.

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12/2003

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5/2010

The Great Bicycle Expedition

Anderson, William C.
How can this title not be in here already? I have read this quite a several times! Along with most of the rest of his books! I even have the reply from him to a letter I wrote. Anyway, I have enjoyed reading his stories of the adventures of his family, and this is one of my favorites, being about bicycling in Europe.

Smoke Quote:

Walthour chuckled. "Never smoked a cigarette in my life. That's why Camels never hurt my lungs."

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1/2014

Smoke Eaters

Andreae, Christine
Mattie McCulloch is assigned to boss a big forest fire. Real good story about fighting forest fires and murder by a sex- crazed nutzo. I kept thinking it was different other people, must have been the misleading clues!

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8/2000

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Angelou, Maya
The author tells about her early life, mostly in a small town in Arkansas.

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2/2014

Bio Of A Space Tyrant Volume 1: Refugee

Anthony, Piers
Space Opera with a little bit of everything: murder, incest, rape, wanton killing, child molestation... did I mention rape? Murder? I am SO looking forward to volume two!! Actually, it's a pretty good book, with a very uplifing love story that caused me to shed a little tear. But it IS pretty violent!

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8/2009

Ninja Soccer Moms

Apodaca, Jennifer
A mom (with a boob job, mentioned many times)in Lake Elsinore runs a dating service, with some detecting on the side. I kept comparing it to the Evanovich's books.

Words I Had To Look Up::

"Chunks." (pg. 186) -- I didn't know highlights in hair were called chunks. See, you CAN learn stuff, even from a book as lightweight as this!

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8/2011

False Impression

Archer, Jeffrey
Thriller involves Anna, an art expert, with a Van Gogh and murder. And there is an Romanian ex-gymnast hitwoman, too.! Did I mention the 9/11 backdrop?

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7/2007

To cut a long story short

Archer, Jeffrey
Fourteen pretty darn good little stories. Some have an art background, and some are based on true events.

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'Henry Moore,' the curator continued, in a voice that made it clear he believed he was addressing an ignorant bunch of tourists who might muddle up Cubism with sugar lumps [...].

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7/2007

Twelve Red Herrings

Archer, Jeffrey
Twelve short stories, each with a "red herring" to discover, none which I could figure out. But the stories are still pretty good.

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7/2007

Every second counts

Armstrong, Lance
Lance continues the narrative of his career, marriage, and cancer survival. Does not include the Sheryl Crow era, that is probably in the next book.

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2/2007

It's Not About The Bike

Armstrong, Lance
Lance tells his story of cancer and winnnig his first Tour de France. Excellent and inspirational.

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8/2001

Hunter's Horn

Arnow, Harriette Simpson
Picked this orphan book off the middle school library shelf. A really rich, detailed story of poor Kentucky hill farmers. One man's obsession with foxhunting, to the detriment of his family, is central to the story. I would like to have learned how his daughter's pregnancy turned out.

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10/2009

Red Sky In Mourning

Ashcraft, Tami Oldham
Tami and Richard set sail for San Diego from Tahiti. Richard goes overboard and is lost during a hurricane, and Tami must survive, trying to sail the dis-masted boat. They made a movie of this true adventure/disaster.

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7/2018

I, Robot

Asimov, Isaac
Nine stories about robots linked by narration of Susan Calvin. I fear the movie...

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7/2004

Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn

Asimov, Isaac
Writing as Paul French, this is one of Asimov's juveniles. The Sirians have established a base on Titan.

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2/2008

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5/2010

Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949)

Asimov, Isaac, ed.
Fifteen classic stories, including "The Witches Of Karres". 2005

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5/2005

Isaac Asimov's Adventures of science fiction

Asimov, Isaac, ed.
Twelve stories from Asimov's magazine. Especially like "The Jaren".

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4/2005

The Hugo Winners, Volume 3 Book 1

Asimov, Isaac, ed.
Hugo winners for 1970-1972.

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5/2005

The Hugo Winners, Volume 3 Book 2

Asimov, Isaac, ed.
Hugo winners for 1973-1975. Some fabulous stories here.

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5/2005

100 Malicious Little Mysteries

Asimov, Isaac, ed., et. al.
Some mighty good short little mysteries in this volume.

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5/2005
20 books displayed
[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alcott - Anderson] [Anderson - Asimov] [Atkins - Backman] [Baker - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnes] [Barnes - Barr] [Barr - Beanton] [Beanton - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Bingle] [Birdsall - Block] [Block - Bond] [Bonham - Box] [Brackenbury - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Caldwell] [Caletti - Card] [Card - Carson] [Carter - Chbosky] [Cheaney - Clancy] [Clare - Coben] [Coben - Colfer] [Colfer - Combat] [Conklin - Connelly] [Connelly - Cook] [Cook - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Creech] [Crew - Crusie] [Crusie - Cussler] [Cussler - Davidson] [Davidson - Dickson] [Dilloway - Dorsey] [Dorsey - Duncan] [Duncan - Elkins] [Elkins - Evanovich] [Evanovich - Fairstein] [Fairstein - Ferris] [Fforde - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Forester] [Forrest - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Fussell] [Gaiman - Gash] [Gash - Goffard] [Going - Grafton] [Grafton - Grant] [Grant - Greenwald] [Greer - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hard] [Harland - Hebden] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herriot] [Hershon - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holm - Hudson] [Huff - James] [Jemisin - Jones] [Jones - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kerasote] [Key - King] [King-Smith - Kollin] [Konigsburg - Kurland] [Kurson - Larsson] [Larsson - Lee] [Lee - Lescroart] [Lescroart - Lindsay] [Lindsay - Lowry] [Lowry - MacDonald] [MacDonald - Mankell] [Mankell - Martine] [Martine - Matas] [Matthews - McCall Smith] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCullers - Meluch] [Meluch - Moffett] [Monninger - Moon] [Moore - Muir] [Muir - Nicholson] [Nicholson - Norton] [Norton - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Dell] [O'Faolain - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Paterson] [Paterson - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Peck] [Pelletier - Philbrick] [Philbrick - Powell] [Powell - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pynchon] [Queenan - Reeves] [Rehder - Riordan] [Riordan - Rollins] [Roosevelt - Russell] [Russell - Sacks] [Sagan - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scott] [Scott - Sebold] [Sedgwick - Shetterly] [Shields - Sleator] [Sloan - Snicket] [Sontag - Stark] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stroke] [Stross - Sturgeon] [Summy - Taylor] [Taylord - Turner] [Turner - Vachss] [Vachss - Vande Velde] [Vanderpool - Wasdin] [Watkins - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wiles - Wolff] [Wollheim - Zahn] [Zahn - Zusak] 

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