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Anastasia Has The Answers

Lowry, Lois
Her aunt in California passes away, and she has trouble climbing the rope in gym class. Charming story.

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8/2000

Anastasia's Chosen Career

Lowry, Lois
She goes to modeling class and investigates becoming a book store owner. Wonderful stories.

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8/2000

Gathering Blue

Lowry, Lois
Crippled Kira is lucky she has a valuable skill, else she would have been tossed on the trash heap, as it were, when her mother dies. Good story of a cruel world.

Words I Had To Look Up:


Cott (pg.2) -- Short for cottage, a dwelling.

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5/2008

Messenger

Lowry, Lois
Village is changing, Forest is turning bad, Matty goes to fetch Kira. Moving, but seems incomplete.

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5/2008

The Giver

Lowry, Lois
Jonas is nearly Twelve, and he is going to find out assigned vocation. I like how the story builds, but I was disappointed by the ending.

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5/2008

The Silent Boy

Lowry, Lois
An old woman tell about the events of a year when she was a young girl and the tragedy that ensued. Very good story. I like it when a charactor is a reader and the books she likes are mentioned, I become interested in reading those books too.

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6/2003

The Willoughbys

Lowry, Lois
A parody of all those too-sweet orphan books. A splendidly useful glossary of words such as odious, obsequious, glutinous, and lugubrious is included, along with summaries of novels about "pitious but appealing orphans."

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"They are dolts indeed," Nanny said. She stared at the postcard and murmured, "I myself am Presbyterian."

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5/2008

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

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.

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"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
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[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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