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Sourdough

Sloan, Robin
I really liked this story of a woman programmer who starts baking bread. Although it get weird in parts.

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12/2017

A Taste Of Blackberries

Smith, Doris Buchanan
A young boy deals with the death of his friend who was stung by a bee and had an allergic reaction to it. Boy, that is a poorly written sentence! A very short book, 94 pages, but good.

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8/2012

First Lensman

Smith, E. E. "Doc"
Virgil Samms receives the first lens from Mentor of Arisia. Found this book lying around the house. Probably read it before, back in the 60s.

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5/2009

The Maze At Windermere

Smith, Gregory Blake
Good books, not "staggeringly brilliant" if you ask me. Five story lines take place in Newport Rhode Island, during five timelines ranging from the 1600s to the 2000s.

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12/2019

The Frugal Gourmet whole family cookbook

Smith, Jeff
Lots of good recipes and information, with a special chapter about soda fountain treats you can make. Now I know what a phosphate is! If only I can retain the information!

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11/2009

Crescent City Kill

Smith, Julie
These books about Policewoman Skip Langdon are getting depressing. I don't EVEN want to visit New Orleans now.

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10/1998

The Kindness Of Strangers

Smith, Julie
New Orleans police officer Skip Langdon works on exposing the evil cult minister Jacomine who is running for mayor.

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8/1998

Rose

Smith, Martin Cruz
The American Blair looks for a missing cleric in a coal mining town in Victiorian England. Sort of a romantic mystery. Not really action filled, but interesting. Three maps!! 364 p.

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9/2001

Stalin's Ghost

Smith, Martin Cruz
Arkady is chasing down vision of Stalin, some black beret soldiers, a chess-playing runaway, and his main squeeze, Eva.

Words I Had To Look Up::

Shostakovich's "Tahiti Trot" (pg. 295) -- Tea for two, eh? Interesting.

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11/2009

Three Stations

Smith, Martin Cruz
Arkady helps a fifteen-year-old prostitute to find her stolen baby. He brings a woman back from the dead, and (later) has sex with her. Near the end of the book he guts a guy.

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12/2010

Wolves Eat Dogs

Smith, Martin Cruz
Renko ends investigating a death in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Words I Had To Look Up:

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7/2012

Elephant Run

Smith, Roland
Teen returns to Burma to live on his father's logging plantation, only to have the Japanese invade. Oh, yeah, it's World War II, kids. Very good story, learned a bit about elephants, too.

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2/2008

Fly Girl

Smith, Sherri L.
Ida Mae joins the WASP during World War II.

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12/2012

The Teahouse Of The August Moon

Sneider, Vern
I saw the movie, now I've read the book. It reads a bit slow at first, but picks up after while. I need to slow down and appreciate stuff more. I need a Japanese garden. I need a tea ceremony!

Words I Had To Look Up:

highbinders (pg. 241) -- Since they aren't professional Chinese killers, it must mean swindlers.

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5/2009

On Hummingbird Wings

Snelling, Lauraine
A woman returns to her hometown to take care of her ailing mother, and must reassess her life choices and decide what is important. A nice story, but there is way too much mention of coffeemakers! As the genre is Christian women's fiction (romantic), there is no cussing, just a bit of good-night kissing. I read the Advance Uncorrected Proof edition.

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3/2011

The Bad Beginning

Snicket, Lemony
The unfortunate Baudelaire siblings meet the awful Count Olaf. Very nice story!

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7/2002

The Reptile Room

Snicket, Lemony
The orphans go to live with their uncle, the snake scientist. He dies. How unfortunate!

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8/2002

Blind Man's Bluff

Sontag, Sherry and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew
"The untold story of American submarine espionage". Excellent book with amazing stories. 100 pages of appendices!

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12/2000

Help Wanted

Soto, Gary
Twelve short stories. Nicely written, but they are the kind of story with no conclusion. My favorite was "Raider Nation". Glossary at end, which I discovered AFTER I finished the book. Thanks, publisher!

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12/2012

Living Up The Street

Soto, Gary
Another weeded copy because no one has checked it out it quite a few years, we got more copies, man, and the paper is turning brown. Time to go away, oh paperback. I enjoyed reading the stories. This is my third Gary Soto read.

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2/2014
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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