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Mr. Justice Raffles

Hornung, E. W.
I rather like these stories of Raffles the gentleman thief. Of course I started with the last book first!

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12/2022

Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

Hornung, E. W.
I believe this is book two of the series. I read the Project Gutenberg EBook edition. Good crime stories, lots of words to look up!

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12/2022

The Amateur Cracksman

Hornung, E. W.
More Raffles stories, this is the first book.

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12/2022

Magpie Murders

Horowitz, Anthony
A book within a book, or outside it, or something. Two books, with various murders, or not murders, intertwined. Very good, I though.

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7/2019

Moonflower Murders

Horowitz, Anthony
Pretty convulsed story for the likes of me, I had no idea how it was going to turn out!

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2/2022

Stormbreaker

Horowitz, Anthony
First in the Alex Rider series, teen Alex is recruited to save the world, or at least the U.K., from free poison computers. Quite a lot of graphic violence, I thought, for a teen book. Get off my lawn, you kids!

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10/2007

The Falcon's Malteser

Horowitz, Anthony
A thirteen-year-old lad and his somewhat dim older brother run a rather unsuccessful detective agency. Somewhat bloody for middle school, I thought. But then, thousands are killed in The Lord Of The Rings.

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1/2009

Science fiction, best of the year 2006

Horton, Rich
Rich Horton edited this collection of sixteen stories. There is a story by Joe Haldeman, but my favorite was The Fate Of Mice by Susan Palwick.

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4/2007

Everthing On A Waffle

Horvath, Polly
Primrose lives in a small fishing village in Canada. Her parents are lost in a storm, but she never gives up believing they are still alive. Several interesting recipes. Cherry Pie Pork chops sounds the best!

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6/2008

The Kite Runner

Hosseini., Khaled
A series of staggeringly brutal events recounted by a man from Afghanistan. I can't say I would care to see the movie, but I do feel like going kite flying.

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11/2007

Adventures of Blue Avenger

Howe, Norma
David (Blue Avenger!) grapples with questions of life and love. Really good. The "s" word comes up in a hilarious classroom discussion of vocabulary.

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3/2008

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1/2016

Blue Avenger and the Theory of Everything

Howe, Norma
Blue has to decide whether to fund PBS in broadcasting Fawlty Towers to a new generation of viewers, or help his girlfriend pay the rent. He makes the right choice!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Running-head (pg. 84) -- Text that appears in the top margin.
Contumacious (pg. 100) -- Willfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient.

Quote:

On several occasions car doors had opened unexpectedly while he was riding past, but this was the first time the door was attached to a Mercedes 500 SLC. I must be coming up in the world, he thought wryly, and it's about time.

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3/2008

Blue Avenger Cracks the Code

Howe, Norma
Blue goes to Venice, so does Oxford, and Omaha went to Rome.

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Blue was about to explain that a kilo was equal to a little orver two pounds, but since no one asked him, he just let it go. (pg. 225)

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4/2008

Different Girls

Howells, Williams Dean, ed.
Edited by William Dean Howells and Henry Mills Alden. I read the Project Gutenberg e-book edition. Eleven stories about the "American Girl", except one of them is British.

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Sometimes when she leaves her alone for a few moments in her chair, she laughingly bends over and says, "Promise me that you won't run away to heaven while my back is turned." -- from The Little Joys Of Margaret I took this phrase out of context a bit, but it struck a chord with me. I turned away for a while, and she was gone.

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9/2022

Drive Like Hell

Hudgens, Dallas
15 year old Luke lives in Georgia in the 1970's and likes to drive fast and smoke weed. Pretty good, funny

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7/2005

Dear Mr. President

Hudson, Gabe
A collection of stories mostly having the first Iraq War as a theme. Thought it was going to be humorous, wasn't. A couple of stories were interesting, but not really my cuppa.

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5/2003

A Confederation of valor

Huff, Tanya
This volume contains the novels Valors Choice and The Better Part Of Valor. I enjoyed both novels. Gritty military-in-the-future stories. I TOTALLY did not get the final sentence of Better Part Of Valor. Last sentence in ROT-13: Ab bar abgvprq gur gjryir ynetr terl pnavfgref fgnpxrq nybat bar ohyxurnq. I feel a dolt, someone please explain it to me.

Quote:

...and a diTaykan, who looked remarkably depressed for a species who invented flavored massage oil before the wheel...

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4/2007

Heart Of Valor

Huff, Tanya
Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr ends up on the Marine training world as things go FUBAR.

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One thing Torin had always liked about gravity, it worked fast.

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10/2007

The Enchantment Emporium

Huff, Tanya
Witch takes over the junk store for her missing/possibly dead aunt in Calgary. Dragons, a sorcerer, and even a leprechaun don't begin to convey all the weirdness that goes on. Not to mention her romantic problems.

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Things are happening in Calgary.

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1/2012

Valor's Trial

Huff, Tanya
The Gunnery Sergeant ends ends up in some sort of prison-place, with no memory of how she got there, and just who is she a prisoner of? Lots of action! A shame I can't remember the previous three books in the series that I read in 2007!

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7/2016
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[Abadzis - Akers, pseud.] [Akers, pseud. - Anderson] [Anderson - Ashcraft] [Asimov - Babbit] [Bacigalupi - Baldacci] [Baldacci - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnes] [Barnes - Barr] [Barr - Beanton] [Beanton - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Birdsall] [Birney - Block] [Block - Bonham] [Bonham - Brackenbury] [Bradbury - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Burroughs] [Buzzell - Card] [Card - Carrere] [Carroll - Charles] [Chavarria - Clancy] [Clancy - Coben] [Coben - Coleman] [Colfer - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Cook] [Cook - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Cronley] [Crumley - Cussler] [Cussler - Dashner] [Datlow - Dick] [Dickens - Doohan] [Dorsey - Drake] [Drake - Edsel] [Eggars - Emerson] [Emerson - Faherty] [Faherty - Farmer] [Farmer - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Foster] [Foster - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Freedman] [Freedman - Galli] [Gantos - Gibbons] [Gibson - Gores] [Gores - Granger] [Granger - Greenberg] [Greenfield - Grimes] [Grimes - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hallinan] [Hallinan - Hassman] [Haugaard - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heller] [Heller - Hepler] [Herbert - Hess] [Hess - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hobb] [Hobb - Hornung] [Hornung - Huff] [Hughes - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Joyce - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kidder] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Konrath] [Konrath - Kurson] [Kushner - Larsson] [Lasky - Leckie] [Leckie - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Louv] [Lovelace - Lutz] [Lutz - Magnuson] [Maguire - Marshall] [Martin - Mass] [Mass - McBain] [McBain - McCrumb] [McCrumb - McNab] [McNally - Mikaelsen] [Mikaelsen - Moon] [Moon - Mortimer] [Mortimer - Nance] [Nance - Niven] [Niven - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Brian] [O'Brien - Osa] [Osman - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Pattou - Pearson] [Pearson - Perry] [Peters - Pohl] [Pohl - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Prineas] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reedy] [Reeve - Richardson] [Richardson - Robinson] [Robinson - Rowling] [Rowling - Russo] [Rust - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Schmidt] [Schmitz - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shaffer] [Shames - Shute] [Sijie - Smith] [Smith - Spiegelman] [Spiegelman - Stark] [Stasheff - Stern] [Stewart - Stross] [Stross - Taft] [Tapply - Thompson] [Thorp - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Varley] [Veglahn - Watts] [Weber - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wheeler] [Whelan - Wodehouse] [Wodehouse - Wouk] [Wrede - Zusak] 

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