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The cupcake queen

Hepler, Heather
Penny's mother starts a cupcake store in the small town of Hog's Hollow. Penny works there, decorating the cupcakes. She makes a few friends at middle school, but she makes a few enemies, too. I enjoyed the story very much, but the characters seem very mature for ninth graders.

Words I Had To Look Up:

only if my mother let's me (pg. 3) -- I thought that was a contraction for let us ?

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10/2009

The road to Dune

Herbert, Frank
Written by Frank Herbert, his son Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson, this volume of various stories, alternative versions, and the orginal version of Dune is pretty good, especially considering I was pretty tired of Dune after reading the first three books and also the serialized version of Dune, back in the day.

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4/2007

Against All Enemies

Herman, Richard
Lawyer Hank Sutherland prosecutes an Air Force officer accused of espionage. Pretty good.

QUOTE:

"The cancer was in remission, and his health was good so he probably had a few more years. Don't beg for more, he chided himself. Take however many good days you can get and enjoy them. The trick is knowing when you're having them."

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8/1999

Call To Duty

Herman, Richard Jr.
A temporally-interlaced novel. Zack Pontowski in WWII and CMS Kamigami rescuing an American senator's daughter take turns having their stories told. Good book.

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8/1999

Dark Wing

Herman, Richard Jr.
Col. Matt Pontowski and his merry band of A-10 Warthogs help out rebels in China. Some kinky sex.

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8/1999

Firebreak

Herman, Richard Jr.
Matt Pontowski goes to Israel with his F-15 and meets his future wife. Good techno-thriller, some kinky sex.

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8/1999

Warbirds

Herman, Richard Jr.
An F-4 wing trains and fights in the Middle East. Charactors include Jack Locke, Anthony "Muddy" Waters, General Cunningham. Very good story!

QUOTE:

Radar bomb deliveries were a delight for the doctor... After a few fumbling attempts and one extremely long bomb--the British range controller told hiim that he was supposed to bomb the island and not France, even though he thought it was a fine gesture.--Page 137

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12/2000

Downtown Boy

Herrera, Juan Felipe
Juanito and his family keep moving from place to place, never setting down roots. He gets into trouble sometimes. They end up in San Diego in 1958. Told in a poem-like style.

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10/2010

All Creatures Great And Small

Herriot, James
First read this story of a new veterinarian joining a practice in the Yorkshire Dales in 1935 many years ago, several decades ago, in fact. Still charming.

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5/2011

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Herriot, James
The continuing stories of a country vet. First read these back in the 80s, I guess.

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5/2011

All Things Wise And Wonderful

Herriot, James
Yet more stories of a country vet. This copy has only been checked out by Blevins and Takeuchi, if you can imagine.

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5/2011

Every living thing

Herriot, James
I may have read this before, or seen it on television. Charming little stories about a vet in Yorkshire.

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8/2005

Tales from the bike shop

Hershon, Maynard
A collection of Maynards magazine column, many concerning the mythical bike shop run by a guy named Bob. Most of stories hit the mark, some falter, maybe I did not "get" them because I am not a racer. I highly recommend it to any "bicycle fancier".

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2/2007

States Of Mind

Herzog, Brad
Brad and his wife, Amy, travel the U.S. in a motor home searching for the meaning of Faith, Hope, Inspiration, etc., in towns of the same name. Took me a while to get into it, but it was pretty good.

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As we stopped at Big Spy Mountain Overlook, elevation thirty-two hundred feet, a group of exhausted bikers peddled to stop near us. Today was the end of their nine-day journey. They had started in the Great Smoky Mountains.
"That's where we came from," Amy offered. "only we came on four wheels."
"Oh," responded a breathless biker. "That seems like an easy way. Don't know why I didn't think of it." He rode off, leaving us to ponder the fine line between humor and sarcasm.

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2/2008

A Conventional Corpse

Hess, Joan
Bookstore owner Claire Malloy reluctantly hosts a convention of Mystery authors and their fans. Pretty humorous.

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10/2000

Busy Bodies

Hess, Joan
A kooky artist gets involved in murder. Claire's daughter and her friend dress up like gorillas...or was it bears?

WORD FOR THE DAY:

Hegiography

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10/2000

Closely Akin To Murder

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy gets a phone call from a dead person. More or less. Adventures in Mexico!

QUOTE:

Most of the deck chairs were occupied by inert, sunburned bodies clad in everything from terrycloth robes to string bikinis. A heartening number of them were reading fat paperback books.

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10/2000

Dear Miss Demeanor

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy subs at her daughter's high school, in the Journalism dept.

QUOTE:

The bell rang once again, and shortly thereafter the room swelled with Photo B, a.k.a. the newspaper photographers. We exchanged the necessary courtesies and they managed to talk among themselves until the class was over. Ho hum. Teaching wasn't all that hard.

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10/2000

Maggody And The Moonbeams

Hess, Joan
Arly is talked in accompanying a group of teens to church camp. A group of women with shaven heads live on the property. One turns up dead. Back in Maggody, the Marjorie the pig is lonely.

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9/2007

Martians In Maggody

Hess, Joan
Crop circles and UFOs stir up the population.

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8/2002
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- Henry] [Hepler- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horowitz- Hyman] [Ibbotson- Jocelyn] [Johansen- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kelley] [Kellog- Kienzle] [King- Klise] [Klise- Krueger] [Kurland- Larsson] [Lasky- Lee] [Lee- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Little] [Little- Lowry] [Lu- Macleod] [Macleod- Marcinko] [Marcinko- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McNab] [McNally- Mikaelsen] [Miles- Moore] [Moore- Mullane] [Muller- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brian] [O'Brien- Owens] [Palacio- Park] [Park- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Pfeffer- Posey] [Powell- Prager] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pynchon] [Pynchon- Reeves] [Rehder- Riordan] [Riordan- Rose] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Savage] [Savin- Schmatz] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Setterfield] [Shaffer- Shute] [Sijie- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinberg] [Steinhauer- Stross] [Stross- Swee] [Sweeney- Tepper] [Thompson- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Veglahn] [Villasenor- Webster] [Weeks- Westlake] [Westlake- Wiles] [Wiles- Woodring] [Woodruff- Zevin] [Zimmerman- Zusak] 

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