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Lengend

Lu, Marie
Book one in the Legend series. As I got nearer and nearer to the end I realized, yes, this was gonna be a series. Well, I liked it anyway.

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6/2014

The battle of the red hot pepper weenies

Lubar, David
Yes, and other warped and creepy tales! Very nice, my favorite, of course, is Book Banning.

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11/2009

Hideout

Luna, Louisa
Alice Vega #3. Alice is hired to find a football player who disappeared some thirty years ago. Once again I must say I admire the relationship of Cap and his daughter Nell.

Quote:

"Still," said Ameyo, shrugging a muscular shoulder, "that's a touch creepy."...

"I'm somewhat creepy," said Vega, not at all trying to be cute.

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10/2023

The Janes

Luna, Louisa
Alice Vega #2, I believe. Alice calls Cap to partner up on an investigation into two unidentified bodies in the Salton Sea area of California. OK story, I'm reading #1 now.

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Don't look at the saw on the table, Cap told himself.

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And there they were: twenty-four-inch, steel-jawed bolt cutters. -- Steel-jawed, that's the best kind!

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10/2023

Two Girls Down

Luna, Louisa
I can never remember all the amazing things I was going to mention... This is Alice Vega #1. She comes out from California all the way to Pennsylvania, I think, to find two missing/kidnapped young girls. Pretty good story, some very disturbing images, some very funny lines.

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Machs nix

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"Ah hell, Lyssie, looks like I peed," he said, shifting around. -- We are all getting older.

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"Hey--" started McKie.

"Don't speak unless you're spoken to, please. You're a moron, and it grates on me," said the Fed, getting angrier.

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"You remind me of my late wife," he said thoughtfully. -- Funniest line in the book!

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10/2023

Service: A Navy SEAL At War

Luttrell, Marcus
Lots of action in Iraq, mostly.

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12/2014

Curse Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Second book in the series. Lots of footnotes! Izzy investigates a suspiciously-acting new neighbor, among other things.

Words I Had To Look Up:

I defenestrated myself (pg. 250) -- The act of throwing someone or something out of a window. Still.
My sister's hyperbolic response...(pg. 332) -- Seems not the curve, but using hyperbole, that is, overstatement.

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7/2011

Revenge Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Book three finds Isabel in court-ordered therapy, someone is blackmailing her, her parked car keeps moving around, and Rai is accused of cheating on the PSAT.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Erased de Kooning Drawing (pg. 284) -- Those wacky artist types!

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7/2011

The Last Word

Lutz, Lisa
Spellman Document #6. I laughed and I cried, then laughed some more. This one was better than #5. But it might be the last! Be sure to read them in order.

On page 263 I might have caught an spellcheck error. The character says "Once I coded a logarithm that made your computer run at the pace of the J train." I think that should have been "...coded an algorithm that made..."

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8/2014

The Spellman Files

Lutz, Lisa
A dysfunctional family of private investigators goes about its business in San Francisco.

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7/2011

The Spellmans Strike Again

Lutz, Lisa
Book four, the third one was checked out already. Better to read them in order, I think. There's romance and sadness, and disappearing doorknobs.

Words I Had To Look Up:

spelt pretzels (pg. 170) -- Spelt is a healthful kind of wheat. Isabel doesn't care for healthful food.

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7/2011

Trail Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Isabel has all SORTS of family problems, and they with her. I enjoyed reading it very much. Oh, this is Document #5, as Isabel puts it. OH, and I like Morgan Freeman, too. And, bannana!

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8/2014

Vietnam: Book I: I Pledge Allegiance

Lynch, Chris
Four school chums join different branches of the military during the Viet Nam war.

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3/2012

The Lies Of Locke Lamora

Lynch, Scott
An orphan gets sold to a fake religion. A really really good story, lots of cussing though.

Quote:

"Ila justicca vei cala," said Locke. -- pg. 457

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1/2017

The Republic Of Thieves

Lynch, Scott
Really good, lots of blood and cussing, still discordant. Really looking forward to the next one, if it ever gets published.

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"I keep asking myself," whispered Sabetha... "are we smarter than that woman's chicken?" -- pg 584

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2/2017

The Adventures Of A Woman Hobo

Lynn, Ethel
Information is sketchy, but this seems to be a true story of Ethel and her husband riding a tandem bicycle from Chicago to California. The bike is destroyed during the trip, so they continue the trip by "hoboing".

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9/2022
16 books displayed
[L'Amour - Lasky] [latham - Leckie] [Leckie - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lockhart] [Loewen - Lowry] [Lu - Lynn] 

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