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Tuesdays At The Castle

George, Jessica Day
Princess Celie lives with her family in a castle that seems almost alive, adding rooms to itself at a whim, or maybe to a purpose. Very enjoyable adventure!

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8/2014

The Chronicles Of Blarnia

Gerber, Michael
"Hither come and suck a pipe, Turn thy brain to cheese and tripe!" Whoops, wrong book. I borrowed the book from someone who had purchased it for a particular reason, but it turned out they did not need it for that reason, but I wanted to read it. It was no Bored Of The Rings, but it was OK.

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1/2018

Charms For The Easy Life

Gibbons, Kaye
Story of three women in North Carolina before and during WWII. One of the best books I've ever read.

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7/2016

Idoru

Gibson, William
Fourteen-year-old Chia goes to Japan to find out the truth about her idol, the singer Rez, who plans to marry a cyber person. Interesting story. .

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3/2003

Neuromancer

Gibson, William
Cyberpunk Case meets enhanced chick Molly, attached A.I. computer on corporate space station. Very cool!

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1/2006

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Gidwitz, Adam
OMG, I bought this for my little niece, who was perfectly normal, and now she is scared of the dark, and what's under the bed, and books. It's all YOUR fault, Mr. Gidwitz!! Not really. I enjoyed this very much!

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10/2012

The Inquisitor's Tale

Gidwitz, Adam
A Canterbury Tale's sort of thing, I think, not that I've read that. It kept my interest, with an especially good ending. A couple of the characters don't seem to act like their Wikipedia articles, but a good story none the less. And very attractively packaged, too.

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12/2016

Pictures Of Hollis Woods

Giff, Patricia Reilly
Hollis tends to run away from foster homes. Hard to read the last two chapters with my eyes so wet.

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11/2007

The Joy Of Geocaching

Gillin, Paul
Co-author Dana Gillin. This husband and wife team of geocachers have written a very enjoyable guide to the game. Game?? It's no game, sir!

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2/2013

Outliers

Gladwell, Malcolm
Discussions of how successful people (and businesses) may happen. Or not happen. I was particularly taken with the Christopher Langan chapter. Some writers have issues with the author's methods, but It makes one think about things one may have not thought about before. Whew!

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4/2011

What The Dog Saw And Other Adventures

Gladwell, Malcolm
Lots of interesting stuff about pit bulls, mammography, Veg-A-Matics, Enron, and first impressions. And other stuff.

Words I Had To Look Up:

flibbertigibbet (pg. 600) -- A Middle English word referring to a flighty or whimsical person. A word not used often enough!

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10/2010

Snitch Jacket

Goffard, Christopher
Suckered in the title, and then the jacket, with its threatening hairy 'Nam vet grasping a bottle of brew. Interesting story, lots of cursing, laugh out loud funny in parts, but over all a sad story, with a downer ending. But a nice sendup of Burning Man.

Words I Had To Look Up:

studies in American Toughguy manqué (pg. 158) -- Unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition.
Snopes Cow (pg. 180) -- Some sort of weird Faulkner reference. See, this is why this book is good, now I gotta read Faulkner!

Smoke Quote:

He carried a BIC lighter in his sweaty palm, like s sick man with his hand on the call nurse's button. (pg. 16)

Bike Quote:

The law requires you to ride right there on the blacktop... This I refuse to do... Still,when I saw screeching near-misses between cars and people stupid enough to pedal their $3,000, space-alloy machines in the 'bike lane' -- I call it the suicide lane -- I rooted instinctively for the car. (pg. 52)

Quote:

'Where You Can Be An Individual!'™ (pg. 191)

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7/2009

The Garden Of Eve

Going, K. L.
Odd story of Evie, whose father moves them to a farm after her mother dies. A farm that seems to have a curse on the apple tree orchard. Having a cemetery next door can't help. And there's that boy, the one that claims to be dead.

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3/2010

Carter Beats The Devil

Gold, Glen David
A very good book about a magician named Carter. Story involves Philo Farnsworth and President Harding. Not the perfect book, but a very satisfying read. Reviewed in Booklist July 2001 pg. 1948.

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12/2001

Beyond The Beyond

Goldberg, Lee
An old sci fi show (not unlike Star Trek) is revived, but some fervent fans don't care for the new cast. Is "light-year" misused on purpose? It's not funny!

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5/2012

Mr. Monk Goes To Germany

Goldberg, Lee
But it takes a lot of drugs.

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5/2012

The Princess Bride

Goldman, William
A pretty good book, but the movie! You can't read the book without seeing the actors speak the lines! A wonerful movie. The "s" word and the "b" word each appear once in the book.

Quote:

The old man nodded. "Now, I can die."
She glanced at him. "Don't." Her tone was surprisingly tender, and probably she sensed how important he really was to her, because when he did die, two years further on, she went right after, and most of the people who knew her well agreed it was the sudden lack of opposition that undid her. (pg. 40)

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4/2009

Four Queens

Goldstone, Nancy
This non-fiction book tells the stories of four sisters from Provence who all because queens in the Middle Ages.

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9/2018

The Lady Queen

Goldstone, Nancy
The Notorious Reign Of Joanna I. Good historical non-fiction. Very small print in paperback edition. I liked it, but it was a long read. I could only handle a few pages each night. Especially with the small print. I'm not a big fan of historical non-fiction, but I feel smarter for having read this. Even though I can't remember very many of the points raised in the Discussion Questions. The whole German Army destroying the historical records of the period, now THAT was especially interesting!

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7/2018

The Red Umbrella

Gonzalez, Christina Diaz
It's the revolution in Cuba, Lucia and her little brother end up in Nebraska after being sent to the U.S. by their parents. Interesting story. I always wonder where people come up with money for bribes and plane tickets after having all their wealth taken away, though.

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2/2012
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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- 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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