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Thurbers dogs

Thurber, James
Cute doggy drawings and stories about dogs the author has had or known over the years. Good stuff.

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4/2006

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

Thuy, Le Thi Diem
A young Vietnamese refugee comes to San Diego with her father. Too lyrical for my tastes, but I liked parts of it.

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5/2010

Surviving The Applewhites

Tolan, Stephanie
A deliquent juvenile is sent to a family-run private school, a family of very accomplished artistics. Very good. Read 11/2004

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11/2004

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.
How many times have I read this since the first time circa 1968? Five? Six? Seven? I may even have read it to my kids, I don't know. Read it again.

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9/2013

A Fraction Of The Whole

Toltz, Steve
A rather amusing tale of an Australian boy, his wacky father, and his criminal brother. And Eddie.

Quote:

"That's not insect repellent," I said.
"I know. You don't tink I recognize melted chin fat when I see it?" -- pg. 460

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4/2010

A Confederacy Of Dunces

Toole, John Kennedy
Ignatius Reilly vs. New Orleans. Very good!

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8/2004

A Gentleman In Moscow

Towles, Amor
I enjoyed reading about the Count and the women in his life.

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7/2019

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

Townsend, Sue
Not as good as the first book, seems to be a lot of British in-jokes.

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She said, 'he made love to some of the most beautiful women in the world, so why would he want to hang off a door?' Ivan said, 'Because it's less complicated than having a relationship with a woman. One doesn't have to tell a door twenty times a day that one loves it.

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10/2000

The Nine

Townsend, Tracy
Thieves Of Fate series, book 1. I BOUGHT it because the author was talking about it on the John Scalzi blog. I like fine, let us see where it goes. I was disappointed in the early demise of a character, though.

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..."I suppose drinking before breakfast is doctor's orders?"
"I don't have the benefit of a rather generous dose of morphine. So I'm making do, thank you." -pg. 348

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12/2017

Lost It

Tracy, Kristen
A not-too-bad teen romance with complications. Tess explains how she came to have sex with Ben, how her friend is planning to blow-up a poodle, and how her grandmother buys her a car.

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11/2011

They Call Me Super Mex

Trevino, Lee
With co-author Sam Blair. Autobiography of the golfer. Very interesting, and I don't even care much for golf. Boy, he sure drinks a lot.

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3/2012

A Bit OnThe Side

Trevor, William
Twelve stories that I'm sure are very good, but did not interest me at all.

Words I Had To Look Up:

apposite (pg. 32) -- Apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.

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9/2011

The King of Attolia

Turner, Megan Whalen
Despite a couple of incredibly boring paragraphs, I think this is a wonderful book, full of court intrigue, sly humour, exciting sword play, and fully-developed charactors. Many twists and turns. I STILL think the series needs a map! Book three of the series.

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12/2007

The Queen of Attolia

Turner, Megan Whalen
Eugenides is caught and punished as a thief is. Very good. Book two of the series.

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12/2007

The Thief

Turner, Megan Whalen
Gen the thief is let out of prison to steal something valuable for the king. Pretty good story, took a while to build up interest.

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3/2007

Curious Notions

Turtledove, Harry
Germany has won World War One. Paul and his father have come Crosstime to trade for vegetables.

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...didn't use German shepherds, though. They used Alsatians, which were bigger and meaner. (pg. 98) -- They are the same dog, at least in OUR timeline!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Brunet (pg. 173) -- I guess that is how they spell "brunette" in that timeline.

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2/2009

Gunpower Empire

Turtledove, Harry
In book one of the Crosstime Travel series Jeremy and his family travel to an alternate timeline where the Roman Empire never fell. Jeremy and his sister get stranded there, during a war. Yikes!

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11/2008

In High Places

Turtledove, Harry
Annette is kidnapped by crosstime slavers as she travels with her family to Marseilles in a alternate timeline.

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2/2009

The Big Switch

Turtledove, Harry
Book three in The War That Came Early alternate history series. World War II in Europe progresses, then the British and French join up with the Germans to fight the Russians.

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11/2012

The Disunited States Of America

Turtledove, Harry
Justin visits Virginia in an alternative, meets Beckie from California. Then Ohio attacks Virginia, there's a bio attack. Pretty good.

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They would figure the rifles were bound for the black guerrillas down in the lowlands. (pg. 8) Lowland guerrillas, indeed!

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Beckie stared after him till ambush tears scalded her cheeks. (pg. 190) Never heard of ambush tears, nothing on internet.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Fasarta (pg. 57) -- Turkish for "mat", use here is a homage to Robert Heinlein's Door Into Summer, where "subflexive fasarta" is used. (SOURCE: A posting by Leoorionis on Enworld.com)

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12/2008
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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