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Against The Wind

Freedman, J. F.
Bikers get busted in Santa Fe for a murder they didn't do.

WORDS I HAD TO LOOK UP:

Placket (pg. 239) 1. A slit in a dress, blouse, or skirt to make the garment easy to put on or take off. 2. A pocket, especially in a women's skirt.

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4/2002

House Of Smoke

Freedman, J. F.
Santa Barbara P.I. Kate Blanchard investigates suspicious goings on involving a rich ranch owner and her family.

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4/2002

Key Witness

Freedman, J. F.
Lawyer Wyatt Matthews gets tired of defending corporate creeps, sabaticals to the public defender's office and defends a teen accused of serial murders. Pretty good.

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4/2002

The Disappearance

Freedman, J. F.
A teen girl disappears and is found murdered. Good story.

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4/2002

The Obstacle Course

Freedman, J. F.
A boy named Roy dreams of going to Annapolis. Good story. Not like his other books.

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5/2002

The Daytrader

Frey, Stephen
Augustus McKnight quits his job to be a day trader, his wife gets murdered, and he finds out lots of stuff about her he didn't know.

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6/2002

The Vulture Fund

Frey, Stephen
Mace Maclain finds political deceit and terrorism when he is assigned the job of finding investors for an investment fund.

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7/2002

How I Survived My Summer Vacation*

Friedman, Robin
Jackie joins the swim team, kisses a girl, has bra practice with a chair, and finally writes something.

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6/2008

Dragon Rider

Funke, Cornelia
A silver dragon and a brownie set out to find the mythical Rim Of Heaven where dragons can live in peace. Nice story!

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5/2015

Inkheart

Funke, Cornelia
Meggie's father can bring characters to life from books. Mostly bad characters, it seems!

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1/2008

Reckless

Funke, Cornelia
A boy goes through a mirror to a sort of steam punk/fairy land world, I think to find his missing father. I keep reading the title as "Feckless", I am the LOLZ

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11/2010

The Thief Lord

Funke, Cornelia
Two young brothers are hiding out in Venice from their aunt who wants to separate them so she can adopt the younger one. Pretty good story, and a map is always a plus. Would have been nice to know there was a glossary at end...

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4/2006

Doing Battle: the making of a skeptic

Fussell, Paul
Non-fiction. Story of "Boy Fussell" in WW II. Very good, very thought provoking, uses a lot of big words, though. Funny, sad, scary...hey, it's war!

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8/1998

American Gods

Gaiman, Neil
Shadow gets out of prison, meets a bunch of crabby gods who have ended up in America, where they aren't doing so well. A much better book then that sentence would suggest! Good stuff.

Words I Had To Look Up:


nacreous -- (pg. 323) resembling mother-of-pearl; lustrous.

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1/2008

Anansi Boys

Gaiman, Neil
Fat Charlie discovers a few interesting things about his estranged father when he attends dad's funeral. Raised some self-examinations on my part about father-son relationships, karaoke. Read the Thorndike Press Large Print edition.

Words I Had To Look Up:


saveloy (pg. 188) -- A saveloy is a type of vividly red sausage served in English fish and chip shops.

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"I think I ought to show you something," he said.
..."Is it something kinky?"...
"It's not ... a model train set, it it?"

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11/2007

Coraline

Gaiman, Neil
A British girl having a boring summer finds a quite a bit of excitement going through a bricked-up door.

Words I Had To Look Up:


Peradventure (pg. 85) -- By chance.
Beldam (pg. 81) -- An old woman, especially considered ugly.

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2/2008

Fragile Things

Gaiman, Neil
Collection of short stories and poems. I especially liked the Sherlock Holmes story.

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12/2009

Good Omens

Gaiman, Neil
Co-authored by Terry Prachett. Armageddon, witch hunters, satanic nuns. It is all here!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Snatch pastry (pg. 357) -- A greedy fellow.
Dick Turpin (pg. 340) -- An 18th century English highwayman.

Quote:

"What was that, Mr. Shadwell?" Madame Tracy looked at him sharply.
"I said, De 'il ding a divot aff yer wame wi' a flaughter spade," said Shadwell.
That'll be quite enough of that kind of language, Mr. Shadwell," said Madame Tracy... -- Pg. 276.

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"What's a Velvet Underground?" he said.
"You wouldn't like it," said Crowley.
"Oh," said the angel dismissively. "Be-bop." -- pg. 78.

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5/2010

Neverwhere

Gaiman, Neil
Richard stops to help a wounded girl, has to deal with the denizens of London Below. Extremely excellent.

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"You've a good heart," she told him. "Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go." Then she shook her head. "But mostly, it's not." -- pg. 3

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10/2016

The Graveyard Book

Gaiman, Neil
A baby inadvertently escapes the murderer of his family when he crawls away from his crib, out the door, and into a graveyard where the ghosts (and others) take care of him. Very excellent.

Words I Had To Look Up:

flibbertigibbet (pg. 29) -- Second book I've read this week to use the word!

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10/2010
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- 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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