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The Ruby In The Smoke

Pullman, Phillip
When Sally Lockharts' father dies, she must fend for herself in a Victorian world of opium smokers and smugglers.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Distemper (pg. 137) -- A water-based paint combined with glue.

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6/2008

The Shadow In The North

Pullman, Phillip
Book two of the Sally Lockhart series. Sally gets into it with some blond guy.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Lawn (pg. 147) -- A lightweight, sheer, cloth.

Aspidistra (pg. 195) -- Plant from east Asian forests. It's green.

Victoria (pg. 263) -- In this case, an elegant carriage, very fashionable for a ride in the park.

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6/2008

The Subtle Knife

Pullman, Phillip
Lyra meets a boy named Will from our world. Even better than the first book. Two weeps!

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8/2002

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6/2013

The Tiger In The Well

Pullman, Phillip
In book three of the Sally Lockhart series, she falls into a world of crap, but climbs her way out.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Solar Topees (pg. 159) -- Those hard hats, often white, the British wear in the tropics.

Perukes (pg. ?) -- Refers to a type of wig, worn by men. (Plural)

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6/2008

The Tin Princess

Pullman, Phillip
I enjoyed this very much. Adelaide marries a prince and gets involved in the political machinations of the times.

Words I Had To Look Up:

morganatic (pg.40) -- Of or denoting a marriage in which neither the spouse of lower rank nor any children have any claim to the possessions or title of the spouse of higher rank.
birdlime (pg. 75) -- A sticky substance spread on twigs to trap small birds.
charlotte a la parisienne (pg. 160) -- Seems to be a dessert of complicated heritage.

Quote:

..."Look, can't we just shoot the guard and run for it?"
"If there any shooting, I'll do it. But not guards. He's just doing what's he's told. Mind you, he's not doing what I tell him. Perhaps I will shoot him."... -- pg. 213

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2/2015

V.

Pynchon, Thomas
Interesting, some extremely boring parts, must be the parts I didn't understand. Interesting electronics references.

QUOTE:

Her novels--three to date--ran a thousand pages each and like sanitary napkins had gathered in an immense and faithful sisterhood of consumers.

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2/2001

Vineland

Pynchon, Thomas
Somewhat more readable than V., so far.

QUOTE:

In the interests of cost containment, Takeshi subscribed to the services of Cheapsat, an economy communicatins satellite that was not, like more expensive units, geosynchronous, or parked in orbit always above the same spot on the Earth -- no, Cheapsat instead drifted continually backward through the heavens, always going over the horizon in the middle of people's calls, as it even now was doing.

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2/2001
7 books displayed
[Palacio - Park] [Park - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Pease] [Pease - Peyton] [Peyton - Pope] [Porter - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Pynchon] 

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