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Good Wives

Alcott, Louisa May
I found this one in a discard bin, or rather a discard table, at work. "Oh, goody, a Little Women book I haven't read!" As I discovered, and you all knew, this book is the second volume that is usually bound with Little Women. And that is why it seemed familiar. But not totally, as I last read Little Women when I was eighteen or so, and that was over four decades ago. Tempus fugit!

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10/2013

The Book Of Three

Alexander, Lloyd
Taran, assistant pig-keeper, dreams of being a warrior. I had so much fun reading Time Cat that I thought I would read the Chronicles Of Prydain series again.

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6/2011

The Rope Trick

Alexander, Lloyd
A girl magician travels around what might be Italy to find the legendary Ferramondo and learn the secret of his fantastic rope trick.

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10/2013

Time Cat

Alexander, Lloyd
I kept seeing this title in fantasy-for-kids lists, so I thought I had better read. Pretty good stuff! Especially about cats!

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6/2011

Reservation Blues

Alexie, Sherman
Washington State Indians form a band.

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11/2001

The Abosolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Alexie, Sherman
Junior wants to get off the rez and go to the white-kid's school. Good story.

Quote:

..."The world is only broken down into two tribes. The people who are assholes, and the people who are not." (pg. 176)

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1/2008

Cargo of Eagles

Allinghamc, Margery
British mystery, pretty good. Mr. Albert Campion go to village of Saltey to retrieve something that was lost. TYPO on Author's name

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8/2015

How Tia Lola Came To Visit/Stay

Alvarez, Julia
On the book the word "Visit" is struck out. I don't know how to render that here. Miguel's Tia comes to visit from the D.R., he is a bit scandalized by her outgoing personality at first, but eventually realizes how much he wants her to stay. Good story!

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9/2015

Lucky Jim

Amis, Kingsley
James Dixon is a lecturer at a British college in the late 1940s or VERY early 1950s. He is not getting on at his job, and a number of personal difficulties arise. Someone on some social network I can't remember said it was very funny. John Mortimer says on the back cover that "Amis was a genuine comic writer, perhaps the best after P.G. Wodehouse." I do like me some Wodehouse, as they say - my Jeeves Omnibus has been read several times. Well, I could see where this OUGHT to be funny, but it didn't work for me.

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1/2014

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1/2014

A Step From Heaven

An, Na
A young Korean girl comes to America with her parents. Very good.

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10/2002

Rio Grande Fall

Anaya, Rudolfo
Mostly humorous stories showing getting old can be, well, humorous, with inspirational bible-stuff to go with each one. Nice stories.

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12/2000

Shaman Winter

Anaya, Rudolfo
P.I. Sonny Baca battles Raven in his third outing, I think. Raven is building a nuclear weapon, as a distraction.... I'm not totally comfortable with the author's style, but I did like the second half of this book.

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12/2000

The Last Days of Kryton

Anderson, Kevin J.
Earthquakes, comet strike, sun exploding, core meltdown, everything happens to Krypton! I feel very little nostalgia for the Superman of my youth, but this book fleshes out the story lines I remember. Geez, I mispeled Krypton in the title!

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5/2008

Fever 1793

Anderson, Laurie Halse
Matilda, along with thousands of others, gets yellow fever in Philadelphia.

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4/2009

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

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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

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
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Cline] [Coakley- Cohen] [Cohen- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Constantine] [Constantine- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crombie] [Cronley- Cussler] [Cussler- Dashner] [Dashner- DiCamillo] [Dick- Doohan] [Dorsey- Drake] [Draper- Elkins] [Elkins- Ephron] [Eszterhas- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Flynn] [Foer- Fox] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Funke] [Funke- Garrigue] [Gash- Goffard] [Going- Grafton] [Grafton- Grant] [Grant- Greenwald] [Greer- Grisham] [Grisham- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Harris] [Harrison- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heley] [Heley- Henry] [Henry- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hirsch] [Hitchcock- Holt] [Holt- Hulme] [Hunter- Jenkins] [Jennings- Kadohata] [Kaminsky- Kandel] [Karr- Kienzle] [Kienzle- Kinney] [Kirby- Kostyal] [Kowal- Larson] [Larson- Leckie] [Leckie- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lichtman- Lowry] [Lowry- MacAvoy] [MacDonald- Manley] [Marcinko- Martini] [Martini- Mazer] [McBain- McCarthy] [McCaughrean- McDevitt] [McDonald- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moon- Mosley] [Mosley- Nicholson] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Peacock] [Pears- Perry] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Riggs] [Ringo- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Scottoline] [Sebold- Shields] [Shriver- Sloan] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Townsend] [Tracy- Updale] [Urban- Vance] [Vance- Walter] [Wambaugh- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yelchin] [Yep- Zusak] 

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