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Haze

Modesitt, Jr., L. E.
Roget drops to the mysterious planet Haze on behalf of the Federation (ChinoFeds). I liked the story, but some folks on Amazon.com did not care for it.
Earth society seems very like now, but a millennium has passed since the Chinese took over the United States. Seems odd.

Words I Had To Look Up:

the Omelas requirement (pg. 182) -- Refers to a story by Ursula K. LeGuin about scapegoats. Read the Wiki article!

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9/2009

Adventures Among Ants

Moffett, Mark
Really good non-fiction book about ants. Lots of science stuff, yet pretty readable by the average idiot, like me. Lots of interesting anecdotes, too.

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3/2019

Wish

Monninger, Joseph
Bee, her mother, and her brother who has CF go on a Make-A-Wish kind of trip to San Francisco to see Great White Sharks near the Farallon Islands. Things don't quite work out as they planned. Good story, read it right through. Now what do I do?

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8/2014

Anne Of Green Gables

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
I thought I read this charming story of a charming girl many years ago, but it seems, in the reading, not. Perhaps I am thinking of the charming television series with Megan Follows.

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8/2011

Dead Air

Moody, Greg
Will Ross finds himself the target of the bomber again in the fifth book of the series. Took a while to get into it, but enjoyed it when finished. Thought it was going to be humorous, for some reason, but it is not.

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7/2004

Man of the family

Moody, Ralph
Autobiographical story of boy in 1910 Littleton, Colorado, who is quite the little cowboy. In fact, the first book of the series is Little Britches. Very Little House On The Prarie-ish. Very good.

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5/2006

The Fields of home

Moody, Ralph
Ralph goes to live with his Grandfather on the family farm. And meets a girl!

Quote:

And I wished that Uncle Levi hadnt said anything about kisses and red hair ribbon going together.

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5/2006

The Home ranch

Moody, Ralph
Ralph spends the summer working for Mr. Batchlett at his ranch.

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I couldn't help thinking he and I were a good deal alike. Maybe he was trying to do things too big for him so people wouldn't call him an old man. Maybe he bragged about things he used to do because he couldn't do them any more, and because he wanted the same thing I did: to have other people think he was as smart and able to do things as they were.

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5/2006

Command And Decision

Moon, Elizabeth
Kylara Vatta commands the Third Fleet of the Space Defense Force in the fourth book of the Vatta's War series.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Latrine (pg. 33) -- I thought it would be called the "head" on a ship.

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"The rule with hypothermia: they're not dead until they're warm and dead." -- pg. 129.

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9/2008

Crown Of Renewal

Moon, Elizabeth
Lots of traveling around in Book 5 of Paladins Legacy. I was getting near the end and thought that there wasn't enough book to clear everything up, but it did.

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8/2020

Divided Allegiance

Moon, Elizabeth
Book II of The Deed Of Paksenarrion. Since there is another book I guess she hasn't done the Deed yet. Ha ha. I liked reading this book very much, but the print is too small in paperback, 522 pages worth of small!I am looking forward to book three.

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5/2020

Echoes Of Betrayal

Moon, Elizabeth
Book three in the Paladin's Legacy series. Very good, always the "did not see THAT coming!" going on for me!

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8/2020

Engaging The Enemy

Moon, Elizabeth
Book 3 in the Kylara Vatta series. Ky learns something about Stella, escapes from a space battle with pirates. Aunt Grace loses her grip for a while...

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"...For one thing, they don't break. They never require cleaning. They never need repair or adjustment. Anything that damages one of them will destroy the house around it. They all monitor for a wide range of health concerns. And they have the most comfortable seats..." (pg. 59) -- Sounds like quite a toilet!

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9/2008

Kings Of The North

Moon, Elizabeth
Paladin's Legacy book 2. I find myself starting off slow, then getting all enthused. Now I've finished this one and I don't have the next. What shall I do? Glad to see a "loose end" may be getting tied up soon.

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6/2020

Limits Of Power

Moon, Elizabeth
Paladins Legacy #4. I can't remember a scene that Kieri remembers about the traitor. It's really bugging me!

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Tell me: are you wise? -- pg. 473

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8/2020

Marque And Reprisal

Moon, Elizabeth
Further adventures of Kylara Vatta. Her family and their business are attacked by persons unknown, she meets a fellow name Rafe, and gains a new understanding of Stella, and her aunt Gracie. A rotten pun on page 311. Be forewarned!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Inchoate (pg. 211) -- Not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
Relative Vee (pg. 63) -- Still I don't know what relative vee and delta vee are!

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9/2008

Oath Of Fealty

Moon, Elizabeth
Paladin's Legacy #1. I wasn't real motivated by the book in the beginning, but all of a sudden I was nearing the end and I'm think, "I really like this!" So there you are.

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6/2020

Oath Of Gold

Moon, Elizabeth
Book Three in the Deed of Paksennarrion series. Very good, some weeps at the end.

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5/2020

Sheepfarmer's Daughter

Moon, Elizabeth
(The Deed of Paksenarrion #1). I liked this very much, looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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3/2020

The Speed Of Dark

Moon, Elizabeth
In the near future, an autistic man has to decide whether to risk an experimental procedure. Very interesting.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Ameliorate (pg. 151) -- To make or become better; improve.

Quote:

"Once is accident, twice is coincidence, and third time is enemy action." (pg. 191)

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9/2008
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