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Welcome To Paradise

Shames, Laurence
A guy on vacation is mixed-up with a mafia guy by two what will be hit-men.



Too Far

Shapero, Rich
Young boy meets neighbor girl, explores woods in Alaska. Weird stuff happens. If you read this as a horror story, it all makes sense. Although the ending is lame. These two never Googled each other when they grew up? The love of their life, married at six? I didn't care for this story. Maybe you will.



The Berlin Boxing Club

Sharenow, Robert
Jewish teen in Berlin during World War II endures harassment from Nazi youth, takes boxing lessons from legend Max Schmeling.



The illuminatus! trilogy

Shea, Robert
All is revealed. 23 skidoo! Additional author Robert Anton Wilson. Hadas recommended this...another of her attempts to elevate (illuminate?) me




Sheinkin, Steve
A history of the development of the atomic bomb during World War II in the United States, and a bit about other countries. And the spies who stole the secrets. Very good!



The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Sheinkin, Steve
Set in a charming typeface, we have here a very good account of the life and times of the notorious traitor.



Of Books And Bagpipes

Shelton, Paige
"A Scottish Bookshop Mystery", it says, and it is either number two or number two-and-a-half in a series. I am reminded of the television show "The Book Group", since both took place in Scotland and both have books. But that is about all that is the same.



Letters from Wolfie

Sherlock, Patti
Teenage boy in 1969 donates his dog to the Army to be trained for use in Vietnam. Very good, good capture of the spirit of the times, I think.



Hidden Figures

Shetterly, Margot Lee
Good story about the black women computers of NACA/NASA.



The Tour

Shields, Dave
A novel about the Tour de France. Very informative about how the race works, but the charactors seemed one-dimensional to me. But then again, so am I! For some reason I thought this was a mystery when I selected it, but it's not. Probably got it confused with the guy that writes bicycling mysteries.



So Much For That

Shriver, Lionel
Shep was going to split to Third World as he has planned his whole life so to do when his wife tells him she has cancer and needs the insurance, as crappy as it is, from his work. So he stays. So much for that! Very slow for me to read, but very well written with lots of clever observations. I really enjoyed this book very much, and would recommend it to everyone who knows someone who is chronic ill or dying.

Words I Had To Look Up:

fundoplication surgery (pg. 24) -- A surgical procedure in which the upper portion of the stomach is wrapped around the lower end of the esophagus and sutured in place as a treatment for the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus
illiberality (pg. 127) -- Bigoted.
prize his little girl's fingers(pg. 130) -- To move or force with or as if with a lever; pry.
concomitant (pg. 131) -- One that occurs or exists concurrently with another.
imprimatur (pg. 161) -- An official permission to do something.
tare (pg. 169) -- An adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods.
fugged (pg. 203) -- To make stuffy and odorous
Branola (pg. 292) -- Either Post Bran'ola cereal or Orowheat Branola bread.
elegiac apathy (pg. 350) -- Expressing sorrow often for something past.
preternatural composure (pg. 368) -- Surpassing the normal or usual.
sedulous (pg. 425) -- Marked by care and persistent effort.


The fact that homelier and homier shared so many letters didn't seem a coincidence. (pg. 33)



The Grimm Legacy

Shulman, Polly
Elizabeth, a high school student, takes a job in an odd sort of library in New York. I enjoyed reading this magical tale very much!


"Sorry," said Aaron. "It's not my fault, it's geometry." -- p. 243.



Antsy Does Time

Shusterman, Neal
Antsy's friend is dying of some weird disease. Antsy has a crush on the guy's sister, too. Lexie is dating some guy who clicks. And Antsy's ad is working too hard at the restaurant. Things snowball.




Shusterman, Neal
Two kids die in a car accident and end up in a sort of in-between world of dead kids and ghost buildings. Nicely done. Especially liked the Hindenburg/Roswell throw-away line.



Ship Out Of Luck

Shusterman, Neal
Antsy goes on a birthday cruise, with his family, paid for by, and for, Mr. Crawley. Very good, I enjoyed it very much, and there were even a few tears here and there.



The Schwa Was Here

Shusterman, Neal
Good story about a New York boy who is effectively invisible to many people.



On The Beach

Shute, Nevil
Everybody dies of radiation poisoning. Great book!! No Nukes!!



Stephen Morris

Shute, Nevil
Good story about a man involved in flying back in the 20's .



Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

Sijie, Dai
Interesting little novel about two Chinese boys sent to the countryside to be "re-educated" and a girl they meet there. Didn't quite "get" the ending.



Grounding And Bonding For The Radio Amateur.

Silver, H. Ward
Read the 2nd edition. Should be very helpful when I get around to grounding something, and reinforces what I know about bonding, except for using flat braid, which I thought was pretty good stuff, but he says not so much.


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[Saberhage - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Schonborg] [Schumacher - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shames] [Shames - Silver] [Silverberg - Smith] [Smith - Spiegelman] [Spiegelman - Stark] [Stasheff - Stern] [Stewart - Stross] [Stross - Sweeney]