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Forge

Anderson, Laurie Halse
Curzon is an escaped slave who joins the Continental Army (Again, in this second book of the series.) and spends the winter at Valley Forge. Great Hardships are endured.

Glossary is hidden at the end of the book.

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2/2011

Burger Wuss

Anderson, M. T.
Guy loves girl, girl is unfaithful with burger jerk, guy plots revenge. MUCH less cussing than Feed.

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1/2010

Feed

Anderson, M. T.
Titus goes to the moon on school break and meets Violet. Their brain feeds are hacked at a nightclub, and Violet suffers feed degradation. A very sad story. Has more "f" words than a Rogue Warrier™ novel, too.

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1/2010

Words I Had To Look Up:

intercrural (pg 127) -- A type of sex act. Learn something every day!
remarkable verdure (pg, 134) -- The lush greenness of flourishing vegetation.
sestina (pg. 201) -- A medieval verse form of six six-line stanzas.

Ensign Flandry

Anderson, Poul
First of the series. Very Space Opera. Sex interplay seems weird. On reading again, the writing seems stilted. Poor editing, or was the author going for some kind style?

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5/2006

Quote:

If we must exterminate the Terrans, we will at least have rid the universe of much empty chatter. (pg. 130)

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4/2009

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9/2012

Murder In Black Letter

Anderson, Poul
A murder in San Francisco is investigated by a college professor. Good story!

Quote:

A ruby spark lay in their glasses of Cherry Heering. "This isn't Dutch either," said Kintyre. "However." -- Cherry Heering!!

Quote:

If it came to trouble, Larkin was not going to be inconvenienced by a reefer or two.

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8/2022

Sargasso Of Lost Starships

Anderson, Poul
A Project Gutenberg e-book. A guy, who was defeated during a war with the Terran Imperial Navy, is taken to some black hole sort-of-place where some aliens have magic-like powers, this place being where said guy is in love with one female alien, but then falls in love with the Terran captain lady, and then defeats the aliens and takes the captain back to his planet to get married and have babies. I didn't much care for this book.

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7/2022

The Trouble Twisters

Anderson, Poul
Three stories about David Falkayn, a young trader in the Polesotecnic League. Good space opera.

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12/2003

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5/2010

The Great Bicycle Expedition

Anderson, William C.
How can this title not be in here already? I have read this quite a several times! Along with most of the rest of his books! I even have the reply from him to a letter I wrote. Anyway, I have enjoyed reading his stories of the adventures of his family, and this is one of my favorites, being about bicycling in Europe.

Smoke Quote:

Walthour chuckled. "Never smoked a cigarette in my life. That's why Camels never hurt my lungs."

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1/2014

Smoke Eaters

Andreae, Christine
Mattie McCulloch is assigned to boss a big forest fire. Real good story about fighting forest fires and murder by a sex- crazed nutzo. I kept thinking it was different other people, must have been the misleading clues!

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8/2000

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Angelou, Maya
The author tells about her early life, mostly in a small town in Arkansas.

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2/2014

Bio Of A Space Tyrant Volume 1: Refugee

Anthony, Piers
Space Opera with a little bit of everything: murder, incest, rape, wanton killing, child molestation... did I mention rape? Murder? I am SO looking forward to volume two!! Actually, it's a pretty good book, with a very uplifing love story that caused me to shed a little tear. But it IS pretty violent!

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8/2009

Ninja Soccer Moms

Apodaca, Jennifer
A mom (with a boob job, mentioned many times)in Lake Elsinore runs a dating service, with some detecting on the side. I kept comparing it to the Evanovich's books.

Words I Had To Look Up::

"Chunks." (pg. 186) -- I didn't know highlights in hair were called chunks. See, you CAN learn stuff, even from a book as lightweight as this!

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8/2011

False Impression

Archer, Jeffrey
Thriller involves Anna, an art expert, with a Van Gogh and murder. And there is an Romanian ex-gymnast hitwoman, too.! Did I mention the 9/11 backdrop?

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7/2007

To cut a long story short

Archer, Jeffrey
Fourteen pretty darn good little stories. Some have an art background, and some are based on true events.

Quote:

'Henry Moore,' the curator continued, in a voice that made it clear he believed he was addressing an ignorant bunch of tourists who might muddle up Cubism with sugar lumps [...].

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7/2007

Twelve Red Herrings

Archer, Jeffrey
Twelve short stories, each with a "red herring" to discover, none which I could figure out. But the stories are still pretty good.

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7/2007

Every second counts

Armstrong, Lance
Lance continues the narrative of his career, marriage, and cancer survival. Does not include the Sheryl Crow era, that is probably in the next book.

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2/2007

It's Not About The Bike

Armstrong, Lance
Lance tells his story of cancer and winnnig his first Tour de France. Excellent and inspirational.

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8/2001

Hunter's Horn

Arnow, Harriette Simpson
Picked this orphan book off the middle school library shelf. A really rich, detailed story of poor Kentucky hill farmers. One man's obsession with foxhunting, to the detriment of his family, is central to the story. I would like to have learned how his daughter's pregnancy turned out.

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10/2009

Red Sky In Mourning

Ashcraft, Tami Oldham
Tami and Richard set sail for San Diego from Tahiti. Richard goes overboard and is lost during a hurricane, and Tami must survive, trying to sail the dis-masted boat. They made a movie of this true adventure/disaster.

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7/2018

I, Robot

Asimov, Isaac
Nine stories about robots linked by narration of Susan Calvin. I fear the movie...

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7/2004
20 books displayed
[Abadzis - Akers, pseud.] [Akers, pseud. - Anderson] [Anderson - Asimov] [Asimov - Bacigalupi] [Bacigalupi - Baldacci] [Balf - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnes] [Barnes - Barr] [Barr - Beanton] [Beanton - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Birney] [Bishop - Block] [Block - Bonham] [Bonham - Bradbury] [Brashares - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Cameron] [Cameron - Card] [Card - Castle] [Caunitz - Chesterton] [Child - Clare] [Clark - Coben] [Coben - Colfer] [Colfer - Conklin] [Conly - Connelly] [Connelly - Cook] [Cook - Cornwell] [Correia - Creech] [Crew - Crusie] [Crusie - Cussler] [Cussler - Davidson] [Davidson - Dickinson] [Dickson - Dorsey] [Dorsey - Drake] [Draper - Elkins] [Elkins - Ephron] [Eszterhas - Fairstein] [Fairstein - Fenner] [Ferber - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Foster] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Frey] [Frey - Garcia] [Garcia - Gidwitz] [Giff - Gores] [Gores - Granger] [Granger - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hallinan] [Hallinan - Hautman] [Hautman - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heller] [Heller - Herman] [Herman - Hess] [Hesse - Higgins] [Highsmith - Hobb] [Hobb - Horowitz] [Horowitz - Hyland] [Hyman - Jennings] [Jerome - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Karr] [Keating - Kienzle] [Kienzle - Kinney] [Kirby - Korman] [Korman - LaFleur] [Lahiri - Lawrence] [Lawrence - Lee] [Lee - Lescroart] [Lescroart - Lindsay] [Lindsay - Lowry] [Lowry - Lynn] [MacAvoy - Maguire] [Malzberg - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Massey - McCaffrey] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meloy] [Meluch - Modesitt Jr.] [Modesitt, Jr. - Moon] [Moon - Moulton] [Mowat - Ng] [Nicholson - Norton] [Norton - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Connell] [O'Conner - Paolini] [Paolini - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker, edi - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Peck] [Peck - Pfeffer] [Pfeffer - Portis] [Portis - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reeve] [Reeve - Ringo] [Ringo - Robinson] [Rodman - Rubens] [Rucka - Saberhagen] [Sachar - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scieszka] [Scieszka - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shea] [Sheinkin - Silverberg] [Simak - Smith] [Sneider - Spinelli] [Spoor - Steinberg] [Steinhauer - Stratton-Porter] [Streeter - Stroud] [Stroud - Tapply] [Tapply - Toole] [Towles - Twain] [Twain - Van Draanen] [Van Dyne, pseud. - Waller] [Wallingford - Weeks] [Weir - Westerfeld] [Westerfeld - Westlake] [Westlake - Winchester] [Winchester - Woodring] [Woodring - Zahn] [Zahn - Zusak] 

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