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Remote Control

McNab, Andy
British agent Nick Stone tries to find out who BLOODILY murdered his friend in Washington, D.C.

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3/2001

The Book Of Ralph

McNally, John
Hank recounts his inadvertent adventures with Ralph, who is quite the character. The shenanigans run from burglary to involvement in a murder.
The author seems to have confused CB "channels" with "stations", unless this is a Chicago thing. It certainly is not in the Big Dummy's Guide To CB Radio!

Quote:

"You see anything good?"
"What do you mean?"
"Cassette deck, turntables, ham radio?"
"Ham radio? What's a ham radio?? (pg. 98)

Quote:

"See!" she said. "It's always about you!"
I started for my bike, but I yelled behind me. "I'm me! Why shouldn't it be about me?" (pg. 158)

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8/2009

Snow Treasure

McSwigan, Marie
A Norse boy named Peter leads the children of their village in transporting the town's gold from the bank to a fishing boat so the Nazis don't steal it. Written in 1942, interestingly. Recommended by Tiffany.

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11/2009

Clear For Action!

Meader, Stephen W.
Rousing story of young Jeff Robbins who signs on a cargo schooner just before the start of the War of 1812 and pressed-ganged into service on a British warship. Good stuff!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Right as a trivet (pg. 312) -- Initially "as steady as a trivet", implying stability. In the book, "right as rain" might have fit the sentence better, though.

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10/2008

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life

Medwed, Mameve
Abby inherits a chamberpot from her mother and takes it to The Antiques Roadshow. Pretty good, chicklit?

Words I Had To Look Up:

Madeleine -- A sweet scallop-shaped cake.

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7/2006

Christmas Cookie Murders

Meier, Leslie
Lucy Stone lives in a small town in Maine and aggravates the local police by solving murders. Two recipes.

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5/2001

The Apothecary

Meloy, Maile
Janie's parents have to leave the U.S. for England in 1952 because of persecution by the government. Janie a little trouble adjusting, but then she meets an interesting boy. And THEN things get weird.

I enjoyed this story very much, and especially the observations on post-ware life in London.

I should have realized there was gonna be a sequel!

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10/2013

Strength And Honor

Meluch, R.M.
Last book (#4) in the U.S.S. Merrimack series. Ties things up nicely.

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2/2013

The Myriad

Meluch, R.M.
Tour of the Merrimack #1. The battleship is chasing down Hive, finds a unknown populated planet, some battle fought, the timeline is changed, black hole, blah blah.

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2/2013

The Sagitarius Command

Meluch, R.M.
Book three of the U.S.S. Merrimack series. Gosh, I didn't care for the first book and here I am on the third one! Oddly, SPQR came up in conversation (on television they were showing The Robe), Cam translated it (High school Latin pays off again!), and now I find it on page 90, among pages. Whoops, I misspelled the title!

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2/2013

Wolf Star

Meluch, R.M.
Tour of the Merrimack #2. Didn't care much for the last book, and here I am reading book two! Wept a bit at page 322. Now I gotta go walk to the library and get the next one.

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2/2013

Cinder

Meyer, Marissa
A Cinderella story, except she's a cyborg, live in New Beijing a couple centuries in the future, and the Moon Queen is out to get her. Good story, sure to be a sequel.

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3/2012

Cress

Meyer, Marissa
Book Three in the Lunar Chronicles. The continuing adventures of Cinder the Cyborg and her wacky gang of misfits. Iko is my favorite character, but I forget how she became the ship so I guess I'll have to read Scarlet again.

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11/2014

Fairest : Levana's Story

Meyer, Marissa
How Levana got that way.

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3/2014

Scarlet

Meyer, Marissa
Second book in The Lunar Chronicles. We meet Scarlet, who lives on a farm in France. Scarlet meets Wolf, who is a fighter. Eventually Scarlet meets Cinder. I enjoyed it very much.

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5/2013

Winter

Meyer, Marissa
The last book in the Lunar Chronicles. 800+ pages. I think my favorite character in this volume is Iko.

Quote:

"Of course I understand sarcasm," she spat. "It's not like it's theoretical physics, is it?" -- pg. 373

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11/2015

The Silent Patient

Michaelides, Alex
I guess this would be a psychological thriller, eh? I enjoyed reading it, and read it rather quickly. I LOVED the short chapters! Everyone should write short chapters! I was surprised by the ending.

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9/2020

Kraken

Miéville, China
A squid goes missing in London. Is it God? A bit dense for me, I think I lost the, what do you call it, "narrative thread", somewhere in the four hundreds, page-wise. Admirable writing with a lot of interesting ideas.

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12/2013

Countdown

Mikaelsen, Ben
An American teen trains to be the first Junior Astronaut on the Space Shuttle. He has a bit of an attitude, and gets into an argument on ham radio with a Maasai teen. When the Shuttle has to land in Africa they meet. An informative book, but the writing is not as good as his other books.

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4/2016

Jungle Of Bones

Mikaelsen, Ben
Teenage jerk Dylan finds himself in the company of his uncle in the jungle of Papua New Guinea searching for the remains of the B-17 bomber his grandfather crashed in during World War II. Lots of action until the last chapter.

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4/2014
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