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Gideon The Ninth

Muir, Tamsyn
A rather strange book. It's got spaceship, but there's magic. Magic from BONES! And there are magic SKELETONS! It's all a bit much, I shall have to see what the next book brings.

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7/2020

Quote:

Gideon reflexively checked her pulse in case she was still dead. -- pg. 232

Fablehaven

Mull, Brandon
In book one of the series, Kendra and Seth learn their grandfather is caretaker of a refuge for magical beings, most of whom are not very nice.

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1/2011

Riding Rockets

Mullane, Michael
A space shuttle astronaut tells of his life with NASA. I laughed, I cried. One of the most enjoyable books I've ever read.

Although it IS listed in the table of contents, I didn't discover the glossary until I finished the book. I had complained bitterly during the reading...

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9/2011

Locked In

Muller, Marica
Sharon McCone is in the hospital, paralyzed from being shot, and her associates try to find out who did it.

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12/2011

Trash

Mulligan, Andy
Raphael and his family, and many others, live at a giant dump near a big city in a unnamed country, where they sort the garbage. He finds something valuable, something the corrupt police are willing to bribe, beat, and maybe even kill to retrieve for a corrupt politician. Good story.

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3/2011

Code Girls

Mundy, Liza
Story of the women who broke the enemy codes during World War II. Really good, lots o anecdotes!

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9/2020

An American Plague

Murphy, Jim
A non-fiction book about the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia. Good stuff!

Words I Had To Look Up:

petechiae (pg. 15) -- Little red spots on the skin.

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6/2009

Handbook For Boys

Myers, Walter Dean
A teen in trouble gets couseling at the neighborhood barber shop. Not a bad

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11/2002

Sunrise Over Fallujah

Myers, Walter Dean
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq as a member of the Civil Affairs Battalion "to help secure and stabilize the country".

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3/2012

Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology Celebrating 25 Years

Mysterious Press, Editors of
Eighteen or so stories by authors I've heard of. Some pretty good stories.

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12/2004

Blackout

Nance, John J.
FBI agent Kat Bronsky tries to figure out who is making airliners crash. Humerous in parts, gross in others. .

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8/2000

Turbulance

Nance, John J.
Page turner about a passenger riot on an ill-run 747 going to South Africa. Pretty good tale.

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12/2002

Breath

Napoli, Donna Jo
A retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamlen. Salz is a young boy with a chronic coughing disease. The town's animal are losing limbs, and so are the people. And then they die. The plague of rats is blamed, and the piper is called. A very dark story. The author's postscript reveals the true cause of the disease, and also what Salz is afflicted with.

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9/2010

On Guard

Napoli, Donna Jo
Fourth-grade Mikey decides to take fencing lessons.

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1/2012

It's Like This, Cat

Neville, Emily Cheney
David lives in New York City with his asthmatic mother and sometimes overbearing lawyer father. He gets Cat from the cat-lady neighbor, meets a girl, a burglar (of sorts, not really), and has fights with his friend. Interesting look at the neighborhoods of New York. A gentle book. Newbery Medal winner in 1963.

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3/2011

The Eight

Neville, Katherine
Adventure involving chess, historical figures, and ancient mysteries. Sort of DaVinci Code-like.

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6/2006

The Lost Art Of Walking

Nicholson, Geoff
The author's observations on walking, and walkers, through history, plus a bit on his own perambulations.

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4/2010

Firesong

Nicholson, William
Book three of the Wind On Fire trilogy. In not a few places during this trilogy I have wept a bit as I read. I guess that means it pretty good.

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5/2014

Slaves Of The Mastery

Nicholson, William
Book Two in the Wind On Fire trilogy. Bowman, Kestrel, and Mumpo precipitate great events in The Mastery, and Mist may or may not have learned to fly.

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5/2014

The Wind Singer

Nicholson, William
Book One in the Wind On Fire trilogy. Twins Bowman and Kestrel, and hanger-on Mumpo try to save their city from the dreaded army of Zars. Among other tasks. Good story, moves right along, and I'm working on volume two now.

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4/2014
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Ballard] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnhill] [Barr - Barr] [Barrows - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie] [Beattie, editor - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Borchert] [Bosch - Brennert] [Brillant - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Cline] [Coakley - Cohen] [Cohen - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corin] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crider] [Crime - Cushman] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - Dexter] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doig - Drake] [Drake - Eland] [Elkins - Emerson] [Emerson - Fairbanks] [Fairstein - Fenner] [Ferber - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Fournier] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Friedman] [Funke - Gardner] [Gardner - Gillin] [Gladwell - Gormley] [Gould - Grann] [Grant - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Harland] [Harper - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Hershon] [Herzog - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holman - Huff] [Huff - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Joyce - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kidder] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Lampman] [Landry - Lawrence] [Lawrence - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Louv] [Lovelace - Lutz] [Lynch - Maguire] [Maguire - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Massey - McCaffrey] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meluch] [Meluch - Modesitt, Jr.] [Moffett - Moon] [Moon - Muchamore] [Muir - Nicholson] [Nimmo - Norton] [Novik - O'Brian] [O'Brian - Oppel] [Oppel - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Pears] [Pearson - Perry] [Peters - Pope] [Porter - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reeve] [Reeve - Ringo] [Ringo - Robinson] [Rodman - Rucka] [Rucka - Sachar] [Sachar - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scott] [Scott - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shelton] [Sherlock - Skloot] [Sleator - Snicket] [Snicket - Stark] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Tapply] [Tapply - Thuy] [Tolan - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Waldman] [Walker - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wiles - Woodring] [Woodring - Zahn] [Zevin - Zusak] 

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