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Babe The Gallant Pig

King-Smith, Dick
Charming story of a pig. I loved it. Loved the movie, too.

QUOTE:

That'll do.

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11/1999

Chewing the Cud

King-Smith, Dick
The author tells his story of being a farmer for twenty years, then a teacher, and how he came to write his many books. Most poignant was the anecdote of Charlie the Budgerigar, at which I teared.

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2/2008

Hannah's Hope

Kingsbury, Karen
One of the Red Glove series. Inspirational stories are not my cuppa, but I must admit I teared up a tiny bit at the end.

Quotes:

"Nerves of steal, Meade." -- pg. 74 steel?
...packing M-16 machine guns... -- pg. 111 I thought they were assault weapons?
He'd been in more firestorms than he could count... -- pg. 113 Or maybe firefights?
He closed his eyes. God...you did this, didn't You? -- pg 148 I guess all the guys that died had no one who wanted to see them for Christmas.

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6/2013

Animal Dreams

Kingsolver, Barbara
Cosima goes back to her hometown of Grace, Arizona, to see how her elderly doctor father is doing. Except it seems to be a very dusty town, if you know what I mean. Very enjoyable.

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11/2011

High Tide In Tucson

Kingsolver, Barbara
I was surprised I liked this author. Thoughtful essays on child raising, peace, ecology.

QUOTE:

Be careful what you give children, for sooner or later you are sure to get it back.

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4/2000

Prodigal Summer

Kingsolver, Barbara
DELETE THIS LINE Why is the next line in bold?

Another great story set in Applachia, three tales interwoven: A woman forest ranger, a widow, and a old farmer.:

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11/2001

The Poisonwood Bible

Kingsolver, Barbara
Missionary family goes to Africa, does not have a swell time. Heart of Darkness? 546 p.

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9/2001

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Kinney, Jeff
Tales of a boy in middle school, with illustrations. Greg comes off as a bit of a self-centered jerk.

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9/2012

The Clockwork Three

Kirby, Matthew J.
A busker, a maid, and an apprentice clockmaker join forces to help each other overcome their problems. Sort of steampunkish, what with the talking mechanical head and all. Good story!

Words I Had To Look Up:

carbuncle (pg. 29) -- A carbuncle is an archaic name given to any red cabochon cut gemstone. It's also a yucky skin infection!

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10/2010

Grandmaster

Klass, David
High school boy gets invited to a father-son chess tournament, to his surprise. Very enjoyable read.

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6/2014

Con Ed

Klein, Matthew
Kip Largo, ex-con/con man, has to run a con to save his son from a gambling debt. Pretty funny in parts, but the ending seems real noir, if I'm using the term correctly.

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8/2007

A Piece Of The World

Kline, Christina Baker
A fictional biography novel about Christina Olson, of "Christina's World". Really very good.

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2/2018

The Exiles

Kline, Christina Baker
It wasn't until I read the author's notes at then end did I realize I've read another book by this that I like very much. This one is about the transportation of women prisoners to Australia/Tasmania.

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3/2021

Regarding The Fountain

Klise, Kate
A middle school tries to buy a new drinking fountain. Very funny!

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9/2002

Regarding The Sink

Klise, Kate
Geyser Creek Middle School needs a new sink in the cafeteria. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Trial By Journal

Klise, Kate
Lily is twelve years old and the first child to serve on a jury, and a murder trial, at that!

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10/2008

Orbit 21

Knight, Damon, ed.
Thirteen science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Tomorrow and tomorrow

Knight, Damon, ed.
Ten science fiction stories by various authors. I really liked And Now The News by Theodore Sturgeon, and Gomez by C.M. Kornbluth. Old favorites they are. I did not care for Rogue Ship by A.E. Van Vogt or A Sign In Space by Italo Calvino.

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5/2007

Words I Had To Look Up:

Once again the bus hirpled off down the broken road (pg. 173) -- A Scottish word, to limp.

Quote:

The dream of time is the traitor, and we are all accomplices to the betrayal of ourselves. (pg. 185) Hobson's Choice, by Alfred Bester.

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10/2009

Toward Infinity

Knight, Damon, ed.
A collection of classic science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

The Unincorporated Man

Kollin, Dani
Co-author Eytan Kollin. Man from four hundred years in the past is awakened in a world where there are no taxes, but people and corporations (and the government) own shares in each person. Better than I expected. Best guffaw was the "refrigerator" incident.

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4/2012
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