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The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet

Chambers, Becky
The adventures of the good ship Wayfarer and her crew. There is some funny stuff here, but every so often there is some seriously thought provoking stuff to think about. I am enjoying the series very much. This book is the first in a series of which the third book is a Hugo nominee for 2019.

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6/2019

The Big Sleep

Chandler, Raymond
Philip Marlowe, #1. The private detective get hired by some rich guy to deal with a blackmail attempt. Of course, things get complicated.

Quote:

"Thanks lady. You're no English muffin yourself."

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12/2023

The Little Sister

Chandler, Raymond
Some cute little woman/girl from Kansas or Oklahoma or somewhere out there comes into Marlowe's office and asks him to find her brother who isn't sending any more letters home.

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So I kissed her. It was either that or slug her.

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"...I am not one of these synthetic blondes with a skin you could strike matches on. These ex-laundresses with large boney hands and sharp knees and unsuccessful breasts.

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1/2024

The Long Goodbye

Chandler, Raymond
Marlowe meets some guy who eventually dies, or doesn't, and another guy who definitely dies. And some women, two of who die, and one who doesn't. Somewhat confusing, couldn't keep the women straight. I think two of them were sisters. Not sure. Good read!

Quote:

A slice of spumoni wouldn't have melted on her now.

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1/2024

Miss Morgan's Book Brigade

Charles, Janet Skeslien
Excellent story, I liked it very much. A fictional biography, a woman librarian goes to France during WWI to start a library.

Quote:

According to the Archivist, the staff remains scarred from the Great Breakup of 1984, when two librarians dated, eloped, and divorced, then demanded coworkers take sides. Factions were created, war ensued.

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5/2024

The Paris Library

Charles, Janet Skeslien
Really good story of the American Library in Paris during World War II intertwined with events in the life of a girl growing up in small town Montana during the 1980s. I enjoyed it very much.

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7/2021

Adios muchachos

Chavarria, Daniel
Alicia is a, well, a hooker, in Havana who uses a bicycle with a trick broken pedal to entice gentlemen into helping her. Pretty good story, a little too much sex details in some parts.

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6/2007

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Chbosky, Stephen
A high school freshman recounts the school year in a series of letters he addresses to someone who doesn't know him. I liked the first two-thirds very much (some weeping), the last third somewhat less. Maybe I was trying to read too much in one day. Much requested in by middle school students, and is in the collection of eight of our middle schools, but I am thinking to send this copy off to the high school.

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2/2014

In The Middle Of Somewhere

Cheaney, J. B.
Ronnie and her ADHD brother Gee go on a trip around Kansas with their estranged grandfather in his RV. Very enjoyable. Has a map!

Words I Had To Look Up:

snap-brim hat (pg. 197) -- A hat having a flexible brim, usually turned down in front and up at the back.

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6/2009

The Wisdom Of Father Brown

Chesterton, G.K.
Several stories/chapters of the adventures of the diminutive Father Brown.

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12/2022

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Child, Lauren
While Clarice is quite taken with the heroine of the adventure/mystery series she is reading, she doesn't seem to notice the mysteries around her.

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8/2008

Crazy In Alabama

Childress, Mark
Funny story about a woman who murders her husband, and her nephew who witnesses racial problems in Alabama in 1965. Rated "R" for violence, langauge, sexual situations.

SMOKE QUOTE:

Lucille discovered how depressing it is to smoke a cigarette in the back of a squad car with your wrists cuffed so you have to rest elbows on thighs and bring the cigarette to your lips with both hands.--pg. 301

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6/2001

Gone For Good

Childress, Mark
70's folk rock star gets stoned while flying his plane to a gig, crashes somewhere in Central America.

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6/2001

Al Capone Does My Homework

Choldenko, Geniffer
Moose's apartment on Alcatraz catches fire while he is baby-sitting his sister Nat. They escape, but how did the fire happen? Did Natalie start it? Questions to be answered. Natalie is such an amazing girl, and Moose is an amazing brother.

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"Four, four, four," she mutters under her breath.

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11/2013

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Choldenko, Geniffer
Boy moves to Alcatraz with his guard father, mother, and autistic sister. A touching story. Two weeps.

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2/2004

No Passengers Beyond This Point

Choldenko, Geniffer
Three children fly to Colorado, but land in a very strange place. Things get weirder and weirder, until the end, when they get VERY intense. I should have foreseen the ending, but I did not! And I still don't know what is with all the birds!

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2/2012

Notes From A Liar And Her Dog

Choldenko, Geniffer
A very excellent book about a 12-year-old girl named Ant and her scraggly little dog. Two weeps.

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11/2003

Typhoon 1944

Clagett, John
Pretty good story of a new quartermaster weathering a huge storm on a destroyer during World War II. Written in 1970, the author drops the N-bomb in the subplot involving the heroic efforts by tne Negro CPO mess guy to save the ship during the big blow. A Withdrawn book.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Pelorus -- A fixed compass card on which bearings relative to a ship's heading are taken.

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4/2007

Dead Or Alive

Clancy, Tom
The Emir plans to blowup a nuclear device down in Yucca Flats. Among other things. Jack Jr. is on the job, along with the rest of the gang from previous books. Very long. Some odd typos. Lots of action!

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7/2011

Debt Of Honor

Clancy, Tom
John Clark and Jack Ryan deal with some nasty Japanese that pull another Pearl Harbor.

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6/2001
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