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Return To Mars

Bova, Ben
Sequel to "Mars". Good story.

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3/2000

Collateral Damage

Bowen, Michael
Richard Michaelson solves another locked-room mystery in Washington, D.C. Excellant story!

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8/2000

Corruptly Procured

Bowen, Michael
Richard Michaelson finds out why German nationalists steal the Library Of Congress's copy of the Gutenberg Bible.

QUOTE:

"I wanted to have what they had even though I wasn't like them. I resented them for having what I didn't. My sin was envy, the most useless sin, the only sin that brings evil without pleasure or satisfaction."

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7/1999

Washington Deceased

Bowen, Michael
Richard Michaelson tries to find out how a prisoner was killed inside a locked room. This series is humorous and interesting!

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8/1999

Breaking Point

Box, C.J.
I wonder if the first of two references to a baked potato was a foreshadowing. Good story. Too many brand names mentioned. Someone has an iPhone? How does that advance the plot. Sure wish my local library had all the series titles so I could read them in order!

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9/2016

Off The Grid

Box, C.J.
Nate and Jack separately end up at a deserted sheep ranch to foil the plans of some terrorists who have take over a patriot's project to incapacitate the NSA installation in Utah. You know, THAT one!

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9/2016

Becoming George Sand

Brackenbury, Rosalind
Maria, a Scottish professor and writer, deals with her love and husband, and the death of her friend, while writing a book about George Sand.

Words I Had To Look Up:

girning over trifles (pg. 35) -- To complain in a whining voice. To contort one's face; grimace.
arrived in a caléche (pg. 129) -- A light low-wheeled carriage with a removable folding hood.

leave the door on the snib (pg. 164) -- A snib is a manually operated catch for the internal locking of Yale type locks.
practicing a phrase on the Pleyel (pg. 317) -- Not an instrument, as I first thought, a piece of music by Ignace Pleyel.

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10/2011

Quicker Than The Eye

Bradbury, Ray
A bunch of short stories, including Another Fine Mess, maybe my favorite, but the librarian one was pretty good, too.

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11/2012

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

Brashares, Ann
How four girls spent their summer. Very good, several weepy times.

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3/2003

Flawed Dogs

Breathed, Berkeley
An abused Dachshund seeks revenge upon the Poodle that set him up. An interesting tale, some obligatory weeps at the end.

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2/2015

Evvy's Civil War

Brenaman, Miriam
Story of a Southern girl during the Civil War, showing her relationship with the slaves and her growing social consciousnous. A very excellent story. QUOTE (As I remember it, too lazy to look it up.) "South Carolina, too small to be a country, too big to be an insane asylum."

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11/2002

Molokai

Brennert, Alan
A young girl is diagnosed with leprosy and sent to the leper colony on Molokai island. Good story!

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5/2016

I Try To Take One Day At A Time

Brillant, Ashleigh
But Sometimes Several Days Attack Me At Once. A Pot-Shots™ a day for a whole year. Some of them I liked, but mostly... meh. I guess you have to be in the mood for this sort of thing. I wonder if he did the illustrations, too, and if not, did he managed to copyright them, too?

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10/2013

Kiln People

Brin, David
Talk about feet made of clay!!! Ditto! P.I. in the future is duped.... Hahahaah, I crack myself up! Possibly 100 pages too long?

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3/2004

Tomorrow happens

Brin, David
A collection of stories and essays.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Migrams (pg. 37) emailed author, said is made-up word. -- seraglio (pg. 140) A large harem. -- dip·tych (pg. 75) A work consisting of two painted or carved panels that are hinged together.

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11/2005

Caddie Woodlawn

Brink, Carol Ryrie
Finally read this charming Newbery award winning book. Very Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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9/2007

Magical Melons

Brink, Carol Ryrie
Continues the story of Caddie Woodlawn and the people she knows. Charming!

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5/2010

Rogue's Regatta

Briody, Thomas Gately
Television reporter Michael Carolina investigates the murder of a young man at a boat race. Pretty good. .

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8/2000

Virus Of The Mind: The New Science Of The Meme

Brodie, Richard
Interesting, but did not finish it, it was on a seven-day-checkout. August, 2009.

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No date

A Princess Of Landover

Brooks, Terry
Mistaya gets herself kicked out of prep school, so she heads back to Landover where she ends up in the kingdom's library.

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1/2012
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[Babbit - Barker] [Barnard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Bauer] [Baum - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Belushi] [Belzer - Block] [Block - Blunt] [Bodeen - Bova] [Bova - Brooks] [Brooks - Buffett] [Bujold - Bujold] [Bunting - Buzzell] 

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