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The Wednesday WArs

Schmidt, Gary D.
Holling has to stay in school alone on Wednesday afternoons because he isn't Jewish nor Catholic. Hard to read the last quarter, as I was crying so much.

Quote:

Faster, you dang slug! (pg. 204)

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2/2008

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2/2012

The Witches Of Karres

Schmitz, James H.
How can this not already be in here? I own the book, and have for many years! I first read it back in the 60s, and I've read it several times since then. I enjoyed it very much.

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9/2012

The Salt Marsh

Schonborg, Virginia
Sixteen little poems about a salt marsh, with drawings by the author. Rather charming.

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11/2008

Grass Angel

Schumacher, Julie
Frances plans to go to summer camp with her best friend Agnes, but her mother decides to go to a retreat in Oregon. Frances has to stay at her nerdy Aunt Blue's for the duration. I liked the book a lot.

Quote:

"Some mistakes are worth making."
"How do you tell which mistakes those are?"

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3/2009

Cycling's Greatest Misadventures

Schweikher, Erich, editor
Also edited by Paul Diamond. Twenty-seven repudiatedly true stories of cycling adventures gone bad. Some are funny, some are sad, some are exciting. Twenty-five Count and Spin Cycle were very funny, but my favorite was It's All In A Name, in which we learn how Carla earns her nickname from her bike club.

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12/2007

Contents: The home front / Brian Stableford -- Aboard the beatitude / Brian W. Aldiss -- Odd job #213

Science Fiction DAW 30th Anniversary, edited by Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert.
/ Ron Goulart -- Agamemnon's run / Robert Sheckley -- Grubber / Neal Barrett, Jr. -- Sandman, the tinman, and the Betty B / C.J. Cherryh -- The big picture / Timothy Zahn -- A home for the old ones / Frederik Pohl -- Not with a whimper either / Tad Williams -- The black wall of Jerusalm / Ian Watson -- Station ganymede / Charles L. Harness -- Downtime / C.S. Friedman -- Burning bridges / Charles Ingrid -- Words / Cheryl J. Franklin -- Read only memory / eluki bes shahar -- Sunseeker / Kate Elliott -- The heavens fall / S. Andrew Swann -- Passage to shola / Lisanne Norman -- Prism / Julie E. Czerneda. Expecially liked the cat story by Franklin and the story by Zahn.

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7/2004

Knucklehead

Scieszka, Jon
Biography of the author, with lots of pictures and very interesting stories from his family of five brothers, with cautionary notes.

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12/2009

Guys Write For Guys Read

Scieszka, Jon, ed.
A bunch of very short stories written by popular authors.

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5/2005

Isaac Asimov's Masters Of Science Fiction

Scithers, George, ed.
Twenty-six or so stories, some real good ones like "Air Raid" and "Low-Grade Ore".

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4/2005

HardScape

Scott, Justin
Real Estate salesman Benjamin Abbott III is hired to photograph a dallying wife. Very good story.

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11/2001

StoneDust

Scott, Justin
Benjamin Abbott is hired by the widow of a friend to find out how he really died. Very good story.

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11/2001

The Alchemyst

Scott, Michael
Twins Josh and Sophie become embroiled in a war for the survival of humanity, to their dismay. Book one of how many to come? The author says many of the characters are based on historical and mythological figures. Pretty good!

Words I Had To Look Up:

sigils (pg. 314) -- Signs, words, or devices held to have occult power in astrology or magic
pergola (pg. 366) -- An arbor or a passageway of columns supporting a roof of trelliswork on which climbing plants are trained to grow.

Quote:

...Sophie leaned over and hit the windshield wiper switch. The heavy blades activated...and simply swept the bird off the hood in a flurry of feathers and a shrill croak of surprise. (pg. 98) Mere mortal SUV wipers can sweep a Dire-Crow, "huge" bird, right off the hood? A bird that can peck through windshield glass? I think NOT!

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3/2009

The Enchantress

Scott, Michael
Book six of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. I started this series four years ago, and now it is finished. Some weeps at the end. I enjoyed the series, and especially the occasional humor. I am sure my neighbors wondered what I was chortling about.

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3/2014

The Magician

Scott, Michael
The second volume in the series. Sophie and Josh are now in Paris. Perenelle is imprisoned in Alcatraz. Couldn't put it down!

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5/2009

The Necromancer

Scott, Michael
Another volume in the Adventures of Josh and Sophie. Volume four, to be precise. Well, now we know what happened to Virginia Dare!

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2/2012

The Sorceress

Scott, Michael
Third book in the series. Perry is still trapped at Alcatraz, the twins are now in London. It's what, day four? Yikes!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Gabriel Hounds...Ratchets (pg. 206) -- Gabriel Hounds are a pack of spectral hounds said to be haunting Britain during the Wild Hunt. Ratchet is the archaic term to describe a hound hunting by scent. Mary Stewart wrote a book titled The Gabriel Hounds.

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"It's a conjugation," Sophie said in awe. (pg. 286) -- It's a conjugation of conjurations!

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9/2009

The Warlock

Scott, Michael
Book #5 in the series. Lots of stuff happens. San Francisco may get eaten by monsters. I can't remember what happened in the previous books. Volume #6 awaits.

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3/2014

Courting trouble

Scottoline, Lisa
Anne Murphy finds out from a newspaper that she was murdered. Her co-lawyers at Resato & Assc. help her track the the perp.

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7/2005

Daddy's Girl

Scottoline, Lisa
Law Prof. Nat gets banged up when she visits a law class for inmates at a prison. Eventually solves a crime. Book moves right along, but didn't care for "surprise" ending. Read the Readers Digest Condensed edition.

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9/2007

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4/2011

Dead ringer

Scottoline, Lisa
Bennie Rosato takes on a class action suit, sends Mary off on her Italian relocation camp adventure.

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10/2004
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- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herbert] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horton- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Knight- Kurson] [Kushner- latham] [Laughlin- Lefcourt] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Lobel] [Lockhart- Lubar] [Luttrell- MacPherson] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marsden- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McSwigan] [Meader- Millard] [Miller- Moore] [Moore- Mulligan] [Murphy- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Paolini] [Paolini- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Phelan- Powell] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Queenan] [Rankin- Rehder] [Resnick- Roach] [Roanhorse- Rose] [Rosoff- Russell] [Russell- Sawyer] [Scalzi- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shames] [Shames- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Stephens] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Thorp] [Thurber- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Waldman- Wells] [Werlin- Westlake] [Westlake- Williams-Garcia] [Winchester- Woods] [Wouk- Zusak] 

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