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About The B'nai Bagels

Konigsburg, E. L.
Mark's mom takes over management of a Little League team. Pretty good.

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12/2008

Father's Arcane Daughter

Konigsburg, E. L.
Girl kidnapped 17 years before returns to family. Brother and sister deal with her return. Told in a flashback style. Probably a surprise ending if one hadn't read the last few pages first...

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3/2004

Fuzzy Navel

Konrath, J. A.
In book five of the series we find Jack once again under fire, not only from her nemesis, but some wanna-be military types. Quite violent, also funny.

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5/2017

Rusty Nail

Konrath, J. A.
Book three in the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series, first one I've read. Pretty bloody. The story moves right along. Too many brand names mentioned. Jack doesn't seem to ever have a flashlight to hand when she needs one. Maybe she ought to checkout reddit.com/r/flashlight?

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5/2017

No More Dead Dogs

Korman, Gordon
A middle school football player is fed up with books in which the dog dies. I know how he feels! Not exactly what I expected, but rather humorous.

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12/2003

Schooled

Korman, Gordon
Cap, an home-schooled boy from a former hippie commune, is forced to attend eighth grade when his grandmother breaks her hip.

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2/2008

Swindle

Korman, Gordon
A boy finds a rare baseball card and is ripped off by a dealer. By about $ 980,000!! Boy recruits friends to get card back. Chaos happens.

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2/2012

Quote:

"It says their sirens are one hundred and seventy-five decibels louder than revving jet engines." (pg. 106) -- Gosh, that is roughly the sound level of the Tunguska Meteor hit, and more than an atomic bomb explosion!

Zoobreak

Korman, Gordon
The gang rescues animals from a private zoo on a paddle-wheel boat. Then things go wrong...

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2/2012

Trial By Ice: A Photobiography Of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Kostyal, K. M.
Great pictures, very interesting.

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10/2000

The Calculating Stars

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Lady Astronaut Novel #1. Meteorite wipes out Washington D.C., climate change, better get some off-Earth colonies started! Set in the 50s. I really liked it a lot, read the darn thing in one 24-hour period!

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4/2019

The Fated Sky

Kowal, Mary Robinette
The Lady Astronaut Elma ends up going to Mars on the first expedition.

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4/2021

The Relentless Moon

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Book 3 in the Lady Astronaut series. Very good, Nicole Wargin on Earth and the Moon is the main character in this one.

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4/2021

On The Wing

Kraft, Eric
Second book in the Wings trilogy, odd story of the boy Peter, and later the man Peter, making an odd trip in an odd America.

Words I Had To Look Up:


matutinal (pg. 72) -- pertaining to or occurring in the morning.
crepuscular (pg. 86) -- active mainly at dawn and dusk.
mobcap (pg. 173) -- large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women.
paucity (pb. 215) -- dearth: an insufficient quantity or number.
plenitude (pb. 215) -- plenty: a full supply.
pelisse (pg. 219) -- a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur.

Quote:

...the area of which is defined by the equation S = π2 (R + r) (R - r) where R is the major radius of the torus and r is the minor radius of the torus, an equation that to this day makes me hot.

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11/2007

Into Thin Air

Krakauer, Jon
The author's account of the terrible events on his ascent of Mt Everest in 1996. Very Excellent!

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11/2007

The Amazon Legion

Kratman, Tom
On a planet far far away, women are recruited for a special unit to defend their small country from belligerent neighbors. Gosh, wish the two appendixes had been listed in a table of contents so I could have USED them while reading!

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3/2012

Big Ear Two

Kraus, John
A biography of John Kraus in nice little chapters leading eventually to the development of the Big Ear radio astronomy facility, along with many other things he was involved with. I enjoyed reading it very much.

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2/2021

Thunder Bay

Krueger, William Kent
Cork helps and old Indian friend find the son he has only seen in dreams, and solves a mystery, too. Pretty good stuff. Read the Readers Digest Condensed version.

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5/2008

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4/2011

The Dragon Republic

Kuang, R. F.
The Poppy War book 2. Rin fights in the big war for the Republic, against the Empress.

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6/2021

The Poppy War

Kuang, R. F.
First volume in a series. Pretty long fantasy taking place in a China-like country. Not painful to read so I shall continue with the second volume post-haste.

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6/2021

My Sherlock Holmes

Kurland, Michael ed.
Thirteen Holmes stories by various authors, mostly none I've heard of. Very good.

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12/2004
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[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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