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The London Eye Mystery

Dowd, Siobhan
Ted and sister Kate try to figure out how their cousin Salim disappeared from the London Eye "Ferris" sort-of-wheel. EDIT--There was no Read date, don't know when I read it!

Words I Had To Look Up:


Oesophagus (pg. 2) -- British spelling of esophagus. Duh!
Shreddies (pg. 5) -- British breakfast cereal, from Post. Looks like Wheat Chex to me!
Lilo (pg. 42) -- An inflatable mattress.
Topological (pg. 45) -- A simplified map not necessarily related to geography. The famous London subway map is an example.
Topographical (pg. 45) -- Basically, has contour lines showing hills and such.
Dialled (pg. 258) -- Same as dialed, I guess.

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No date

Phineas L. MacGuire... Erupts!

Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Third grader Mac is allergic to purple, loves science, and is too old for dinosaurs.

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5/2009

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12/2009

Shooting The Moon

Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Jamie's brother enlists in the Army, to the objections of their officer father, as a medic and is sent to Vietnam. She volunteers at the base rec center and learns to develop and print the photographic film he sends home to her.

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12/2009

The Secret Language Of Girls

Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Sixth-grade Kate is learning about romance, and best friends, and ex-best friends. I really enjoyed this book!

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10/2013

Best of the best 20 years of the years best science fiction

Dozois, Gardner
A whole bunch of stories (37), edited by Dozois, which I cannnot imagine how one pronounces, that were mostly pretty good, some excellent, and a couple I didn't care for. I think my favorite was Even The Queen, by Connie Willis. I remember I read a story of hers in Galileo twenty years ago, and was charmed by it.

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7/2006

Best science fiction stories of the year Sixth annual collection

Dozois, Gardner
Eight stories pub. in 1976 selected by Dozois. John Varleys "Air Raid" Ive read before, it is mind-blowing. "Custer's Last Jump" by Utley and Waldrop goes on a bit, but it's pretty good. Michel Bishops "The Samurai And The Willows" was kinda sad on a very depressing weekend.

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11/2006

The Best Of The Best Volume 2

Dozois, Gardner
Thirteen novellas by various authors. A couple of them I liked a whole bunch. Beggars In Spain, by Nancy Kress, was pretty darn good.

Words I Had To Look Up:

ecopoiesis(pg. 469)-- The creation of an artificially-generated, sustainable ecosystem on a lifeless planet

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2/2010

The New Space Opera 2

Dozois, Gardner
Edited with Johnathan Strahan. Nineteen stories, most of which are too esoteric for my plebeian tastes. My favorites was the Scalzi, but I may be prejudiced.

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11/2012

In The Stormy Red Sky

Drake, David
This is book number seven but the first RCN book I've read, but the characters' names seem very familiar. Especially Lt. Vesey. I can't explain it.

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8/2009

Some Golden Harbor

Drake, David
Book number five in the Lt. Leary/RCN series. Pellegrino invades Dunbar's World, Leary and company intervene.

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1/2013

The Complete Hammer's Slammers, vol. 1

Drake, David
A collection of stories about the tank mercenaries of outer space. Lots of tank action.

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7/2007

What Distant Deeps

Drake, David
Daniel Leary finds a plot at Zenobia. Eighth book in the series

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8/2015

Copper Sun

Draper, Sharon
An African girl is kidnapped by slavers and hauled off to the Carolinas, ends up being purchased as a gift for the master's son. Eventually she escapes to Spanish Florida.

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10/2012

The Battle Of Jericho

Draper, Sharon
High school teen wants to join an exclusive club, hazing leads to tragic end. A cautionary tale. Depressing, too.

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6/2003

So You Want To Be A Wizard

Duane, Dianne
Hey, I read this before, why isn't it in here? Oh, must have been before 1998. Well, I read it again, it is still cute. Girl escaping bullys find refuge in the library, discovers book about becoming a wizard, does so.

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6/2009

Pantoms In The Snow

Duble, Kathleen Benner
Noah, an newly-orphaned fifteen-year-old, is sent to live with the uncle he has never met. Uncle is a soldier stationed at Ft. Hale, Colorado, where he is part of the winter-warfare "ski" soldiers known as the "Phantoms". Good story, Noah's pacifistic upbringing causes him some conflict as he goes through training. Good story! Uhh, that should be "Phantoms"...

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5/2011

My Friends The Misses Kindness

Duncan, Jane
Janet takes a boat trip back home to Scotland after her husband passes away. She meets three sisters (triplets)who are the life of the ship. They think. The colorful book jacket led me to believe this book would be a humerous tale. Made me think of a Readers Digest Condensed Books story titled Warm Bodies by Donald R. Morris. Except that the Morris book is about the Navy.The book Im thinking of was about a doctor on a cruise ship. But I digress. As I was saying, it is not. Humerous, that is. It IS one of the last of around 25 books the author wrote before she passed away. They were rather popular in the day, there are several web sites and a Wikipedia article devoted to her.

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11/2006

A Gift Of Magic

Duncan, Lois
Read this before, read it again. Teen Nancy and he family, minus dad, move to Florida, for what will be and extended stay. Without dad, she leans, as her parents are getting divorced. The last line brought many tears.

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12/2011

Peggy

Duncan, Lois
Fictionography of Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold. She comes off as a bit of a ball-buster.

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1/2003

The Bookman's Wake

Dunning, John
Book seller traces fine press edition of The Raven. Read sometime in the past.

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[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- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Landry- Lawrence] [Lawrence- 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- Oates] [Oliver- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Pearson] [Pearson- Peters] [Petry- Porter] [Portis- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Ringo] [Ringo- Roosevelt] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Sagan] [Salzman- Scattergood] [Schatzing- Scott] [Scott- Sepetys] [Seranella- Shusterman] [Shute- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinberg] [Steinhauer- Stross] [Stross- Swee] [Sweeney- Thompson] [Thorp- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Walker- Werlin] [West- Westlake] [Westlake- Winchester] [Winchester- Wouk] [Wrede- Zusak] 

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