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Hole In My Life

Gantos, Jack
Autobiographical account of author's time in prison for smuggling hashish. Very good.

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7/2003

Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key

Gantos, Jack
Hyper kid gets meds. A very good story!!

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9/2002

Cassandra French's Finishing School For Boys

Garcia, Eric
Cassie takes the problem of immature men into her own hands. And basement.

Words I Had To Look Up:

a thin veneer of drywall and Sheetrock (pg. 44) -- Are they not the same thing?
I don't know the Dewey decimal system all that well (pg. 102) -- She is talking about a UCLA library, they probably use LC. And I think the "d" in decimal should be capitalized.
schmeared a bagel (pg. 170) -- The relationship between "schmear" and "smear" struck me.
bottle of...chloroform languishing...after a stint at learning photography (pg. 186) -- Today I Learned of its uses in the photographic arts.

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12/2011

Casual Rex

Garcia, Eric
The dino P.I.s head off to Hawaii to investigate a dino cult.

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11/2011

Seven Complete Novels

Gardner, Erle Stanley
Contents:
The Case Of The Glamorous Ghost
The Case Of The Terrified Typist
The Case Of The Lucky Loser
The Case Of The Screaming Woman
The Case Of The Long-Legged Models
The Case Of The Foot-Loose Doll
The Case Of The Waylaid Wolf

Pretty good stories. All I know about trials and such I got from My Cousin Vinny. The procedure in these cases is remarkably different, I am moved to research how the law has changed over the years. I would like to know more about the relationship between Perry and Della. Having watched the television series for many years, I keep visualizing the television actors as I'm reading!

Words I Had To Look Up:

...Hamilton Burger said unctuously (The Case Of The Terrified Typist, pg. 221) -- Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.
...and his defalcations would be discovered. (The Case Of The Terrified Typist, pg. 243) -- The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
"Oh, bosh!" Hamilton Burger snapped. (The Case Of The Lucky Loser, pg 357) -- Pretentious or silly talk or writing. I thought I invented this work in sixth grade, but as it turns out...
...and a Strobe-light in the other hand... (The Case Of The Foot-Loose Doll, pg 633) -- It is a proper noun? I don't think so.

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She was emotionally unstable and I believe temporarily insane. She had come to believe the world owed a living both to her and to her unborn child. It was quite in keeping with her emotional state for her to hold up a bank. -- The Case Of The Foot-Loose Doll, pg. 695.

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7/2009

Ascending

Gardner, James Alan
More adventures of Festina and Oar. I am such a one as would like to see more of Oar!

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1/2012

Expendable

Gardner, James Alan
Explorer woman gets sent to planet where everyone who is sent there disappears. Some good dialog, story seems lacking somehow, but I will read the sequel!

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12/2011

The Eternal Spring Of Mr. Ito

Garrigue, Sheila
Sara, who has been relocated from England to Canada during WWII, is given a bonsai by Mr. Ito, their Japanese gardener.

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2/2004

A Rag, A Bone And A Hank Of Hair

Gash, Jonathan
Lovejoy restores a gentlemen to his rightfull inheritance and exacts revenge on the bad guy.

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5/2003

Possessions Of A Lady

Gash, Jonathan
A Lovejoy mystery. Another narking confusing bloody mystery! Yer daft cow, why not include a list of characters, eh? Love these books, loved the TV series too!

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2/1999

Ten Word Game

Gash, Jonathan
Lovejoy finds himself shanghaied, more or less, onto a cruise ship heading to St. Petersburg. A bit confusing in parts, but lovely language and interesting antiques keeps the interest up.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Belle's serdab (pg. 161) -- A secret chamber in an ancient Eygptian tomb. In this case, Belle's garden shed love nest.
camarilla (pg. 216) -- A group of secret or confidential advisers.
elide (pg. 247) -- To omit or slur over.
parilka (pg. 261) -- A Russian steam room or sauna, with a cold plunge pool, part of a banya.

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7/2010

The Grace In Older Women

Gash, Jonathan
Antiques dealer Lovejoy gets involved the Cause's fundraiser.

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9/1998

The Great California Game

Gash, Jonathan
Lovejoy ends up in New York after his Hong Kong adventure. Then on to California. He seems a bit bedazzled by American food and slang.

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1/2011

Mr. Commitment

Gayle, Mike
Duffy is a late twenties Brit dealing with a relationship. Very good, funny.

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8/2001

Fore-Play!

Geist, Bill
Bill goes golfing.

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8/2001

The Big Five-Oh!

Geist, Bill
Geist's take on turning fifty. Some funny, a few poignant, some boring, some cursing involved here.

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7/2001

Tuesdays At The Castle

George, Jessica Day
Princess Celie lives with her family in a castle that seems almost alive, adding rooms to itself at a whim, or maybe to a purpose. Very enjoyable adventure!

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8/2014

The Chronicles Of Blarnia

Gerber, Michael
"Hither come and suck a pipe, Turn thy brain to cheese and tripe!" Whoops, wrong book. I borrowed the book from someone who had purchased it for a particular reason, but it turned out they did not need it for that reason, but I wanted to read it. It was no Bored Of The Rings, but it was OK.

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1/2018

Charms For The Easy Life

Gibbons, Kaye
Story of three women in North Carolina before and during WWII. One of the best books I've ever read.

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7/2016

Idoru

Gibson, William
Fourteen-year-old Chia goes to Japan to find out the truth about her idol, the singer Rez, who plans to marry a cyber person. Interesting story. .

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3/2003
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