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Skybreaker

Oppel, Kenneth
Matt has another adventure involving dirigibles, ornithopters, and Kate.

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7/2006

Dear Miss Breed

Oppenheim, Joanne
San Diego children's librarian Clara Breed wrote and sent books to the Japanese-American children that she knew who were removed to the camps during World War II. I like the book, but disagree with her characterization of the camps as 'concentration camps'.

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12/2010

The Library Book

Orlean, Susan
This is the best non-fiction book (that I can remember) that I have ever read. It is about the 80s fire at the Los Angeles Public Library Central, a bit of the history of the Library, and glimpses of the workings.

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7/2019

Cuba 15

Osa, Nancy
Violet is planning for her quinceanera that her abuela insists she should have. Interesting, funny. ALA Notable.

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5/2004

Where The Crawdads Sing

Owens, Delia
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was very easy to read, which to me means it was very well written. I've read a number of books by famous authors that are very choppy, it's like no one edited them. This flows very nicely. I learned a bit about marshes and North (It WAS North, wasn't it? I always forget!) Carolina. The ending/reveal, though. No spoiler, but I just don't believe it.

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5/2019

Wonder

Palacio, R. J.
Auggie has been home-schooled up to now, but this semester he going to start fifth grade in a regular school. Well, it's a private school, but it is going to be rough because Auggie has a birth defect that makes him look very scary to children. And adults. A really excellent book, I highly recommend it.

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8/2014

Brisingr

Paolini, Christopher
A very long book, but not as tedious (in the middle) as I was led to believe. I was not able to discern the tedious part, actually. I've thought the series is rather reminiscent of a poor-man's Tolkien, as it were, but then that makes it more accessible to a younger reader, too. I've certainly enjoyed reading it. There seems to be more humor in this, volume 3 of what is now a "cycle" instead of a trilogy. Or maybe I'm just more sensitive to it. I really enjoy the character of Angela. I wonder if there is any fan fiction about her?

Words I Had To Look Up:

Falchion (pg. 296) -- A type of sword, Google it yourself, but 'ware of story spoilers, do not tread my path, unto your doom!

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12/2008

Eldest

Paolini, Christopher
Eragon gets a make over.

Bad Words:


"No shit" -- pg 367
"Buggering the king himself" -- pg. 408

Quote:

"Barges? We don't want no stinking barges!" -- pg. 413

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11/2007

Eragon

Paolini, Christopher
Pretty darn good story of a boy and his dragon.

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9/2007

Inheritance

Paolini, Christopher
Finally I can put "Writ" to this series. My favorite character was Angela, and we find out very little more about her, but that little is very intriguing.

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3/2012

Bitter Medicine

Paretsky, Sara
A pregnant teen dies in the hospital, later the girls doctor is murdered, V.I. looks for answers!

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11/2000

Blacklisted (sp?)

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. finds a body in a pond. Lots of commentary on the Patriot Act. Not sure who did what to whom. Maker's Mark reference.

WORDS I HAD TO LOOK UP:

odalisque (pg. 154) A female slave or concubine in a harem.

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3/2004

Blood Shot

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. Warshawski.

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6/2000

Burn Marks

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. Warshawski's aunt is homeless after her SRO hotel burns down.

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6/2000

Fire Sale

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. tangles with a large company not-unlike Walmart, whose family is up to all sorts of shananigans. She is also coaching basketball at her old school part-time.

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1/2006

Guardian Angel

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. Warshawski tries to find her neighbor's missing friend. Pretty good stuff.

QUOTE:

"I didn't want them to dream up some secondary charge, like impersonating an electrician."

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6/2000

Hard Time

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. investigates the death of an escaped prison inmate. Gritty!

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3/2001

Hardball

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. finds out who murdered a young woman at a peace march back in the 60s. V.I. faints on page six. She needs to get her emotions under control.

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12/2009

Indeminity Only

Paretsky, Sara
V.I. Warshawski looks for a missing Labor Union Boss's daughter. First in the series, pretty good!

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8/2000

Killing Orders

Paretsky, Sara
Crooked friars cause V.I. Warshawski no end of trouble.

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11/2000
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