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Mirror Dance

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Miles Vorkosigan goes to Jackson's Whole to help his brother

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12/1999

Paladin Of Souls

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Ista goes on a pilgrimage.

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5/2012

Passage

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Book three in The Sharing Knife series. Fawn, Dag, and the rest of the crew (and captain) are in the south.

Words I Had To Look Up:

towhead (pg. 318) -- A sandbar or low-lying alluvial island in a river, especially one with a stand of trees.

Quote:

Not a tidy heart shot, but that straw bale sure wasn't getting away. (pg. 197)

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8/2010

Read Again:

8/2016

The Curse Of Chalion

Bujold, Lois McMaster
A washed-up wreck from the wars begs a job in the scullery at the castle where he used to be a page. Gets job as tutor to princess. First book in Chalion series.

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5/2012

Vorkosigan's Game

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Three stories about Miles Vorkosigan.

QUOTE:

"Where are you?" Ivan demanded suspiciously. "Stuck in limbo." "Well, I don't want any of it stuck to me," said Ivan roughly, and punched off-line.

BONUS QUOTE:

I can't believe this. Trapped in Ryoval's basement with a sex- starved teenage werewolf. There was nothing about this in any of my Imperial training manuals...

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1/2000

SOS Titanic

Bunting, Eve
A boy travels from Ireland to America, part of the way, on the good ship Titanic. Good story, but why do I not have any other Bunting books on my list, eh?

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5/2015

Bankok 8

Burdett, John
Thai police detective investigates the death of an American Marine, with the help of an FBI agent. Lots of Buddhist thoughts. Snakes. Observation on the Thai sex industry.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Glyph -- A symbol, such as a stylized figure or arrow on a public sign, that imparts information nonverbally. (pg. 307)

Quote:

The new age of biotechnology will require a highly developed intuition which operates outside of logic, and anyway the internal destruction of Western society will have reached such a pass that most of your resources will be concentrated on managing loonies. -- pg. 153

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6/2007

The Return Of Tarzan

Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Tarzan repeatedly must foil the machinations of the evil Monsieur Thuran/Rokoff. Rescues Jane from the frightful men of Opar, too. This has been my bathroom reader at work for four months!

Words I Had To Look Up::

bowlder (pg. 210) -- Alternative spelling of 'boulder'.
ulster (pg. 215) --a man's heavy double-breasted overcoat with a belt or half-belt at the back, so-called because it was first produced in Northern Ireland.
Sapristi! (pg. 219) -- Good Heavens!

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3/2011

Lost In America

Buzzell, Colby
Colby travels around the U.S. in his old car, mostly in Detroit, in a kind Kerouac-y mode.

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3/2012

Dear And Glorious Physician

Caldwell, Taylor
Story of St. Luke. Pretty long. I might not have read the third third quite as throughly as the first two thirds.

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12/2002

Honey Baby Sweetheart

Caletti, Deb
Ruby meets a boy who is trouble. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend to teenage girls, but there is a bit more profanity than I would like for middle school students. Although no one will notice as I am only the second person to read it in since it was acquired in 2006.

Quote:

"I love that Heart of Darkness. Steinbeck's a genius," Frank said.
"Joseph Conrad," my mother said. "Heart of Darkness is by Joseph Conrad."
"I'm sure it's Steinbeck," Frank said. "I remember it from high school."
"She's a librarian," Harold said. -- Pg. 287

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1/2015

Sportbike Performance Handbook

Cameron, Kevin
In a form of self-torture I perused this book. Can't way I READ every word, though. Lots of interesting "how stuff works" information. I remember the author's column and articles from Cycle magazine. I don't see much "how to do it", though. I've got to get a bike...

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6/2009

Andorra

Cameron, Peter
Strange story, a mystery fantasy. I didn't know there was a beach in Andorra...

SMOKE QUOTE:

I sat next to her and watched her smoke. I liked how she did it: a little greedily, narrowing her green eyes and sucking in her cheeks as if smoking were very hard work.

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3/2000

A Dog's Purpose: A Novel For Humans

Cameron, W. Bruce
Took me a while to get into this story, about a hundred pages. A dog recounts his various lives (dogs are reincarnated). Damn book is so dusty, my eyes keep watering...

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10/2010

The Tequila Worm

Canales, Viola
A very enjoyable story of a Mexican-American girl winning a scholarship to a exclusive boarding school. Full of wonderful family and cultural stuff.

Words I Had To Look Up:

cascorones (pg. 18) -- Hollow-out eggs filled with confetti or small toys.
H.E.B. (pg. 129) -- A supermarket chain in Texas and Lousiiana.
pendeja (pg. 168) -- Idiot.

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10/2010

God Save The Queen

Cannell, Dorothy
A butler dies in the john, a young girl might inherit, a silver tea strainer has been missing for two hundred years. A very nice little mystery, very enjoyable.

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4/2001

The Thin Woman

Cannell, Dorothy
Ellie Simons must lose 63 pounds, among other requirements, to inherit. Funny story.

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4/2001

Blood On The River: James Town 1607

Carbone, Elisa
For some reason I don't care much for books about Early America, but this historical fiction novel was pretty good. Orphan/accused thief Samuel Collier comes to America with Captain John Smith (as his page).

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10/2010

A Planet Called Treason

Card, Orson Scott
Lanik Mueller is heir to one of the ruling families on a planet called Treason. His family grows extra body parts to sell off- world. I found the story to be offensive at first, but it develops into an ok story. Certainly not an "Ender's Game" by any stretch.

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8/1999

A War Of Gifts

Card, Orson Scott
A Battle School Sinterklaas Day.

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8/2013

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5/2018
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Geist] [George- Gonzalez] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenbaum] [Greenberg- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hale] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herrera- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Highsmith] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hobbs- Howe] [Hudgens- Jackson] [Jacobs- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kerasote] [Key- King-Smith] [King-Smith- Konigsburg] [Konrath- Lahiri] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lott] [Louv- Lutz] [Lutz- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Massey] [Matas- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Meluch] [Meluch- Monninger] [Montgomery- Morris] [Morrison- Nance] [Napoli- Niven] [Northcutt- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Connor] [O'Dell- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patron] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Penny] [Perez-Reverte- Pinkwater] [Platt- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pullman] [Pullman- Readers Digest] [Readers Digest- Rich] [Richardson- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Ryan] [Rylant- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scieszka] [Scieszka- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sheinkin] [Shelton- Skloot] [Sleator- Sontag] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Trevino] [Trevor- Urrea] [Ursu- Vande Velde] [Vande Velde- Wambaugh] [Wasdin- Westlake] [Westlake- Weyn] [Whelan- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yolen] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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