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Chewing the Cud

King-Smith, Dick
The author tells his story of being a farmer for twenty years, then a teacher, and how he came to write his many books. Most poignant was the anecdote of Charlie the Budgerigar, at which I teared.

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2/2008

Hannah's Hope

Kingsbury, Karen
One of the Red Glove series. Inspirational stories are not my cuppa, but I must admit I teared up a tiny bit at the end.

Quotes:

"Nerves of steal, Meade." -- pg. 74 steel?
...packing M-16 machine guns... -- pg. 111 I thought they were assault weapons?
He'd been in more firestorms than he could count... -- pg. 113 Or maybe firefights?
He closed his eyes. God...you did this, didn't You? -- pg 148 I guess all the guys that died had no one who wanted to see them for Christmas.

Animal Dreams

Kingsolver, Barbara
Cosima goes back to her hometown of Grace, Arizona, to see how her elderly doctor father is doing. Except it seems to be a very dusty town, if you know what I mean. Very enjoyable.

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11/2011

High Tide In Tucson

Kingsolver, Barbara
I was surprised I liked this author. Thoughtful essays on child raising, peace, ecology.

QUOTE:

Be careful what you give children, for sooner or later you are sure to get it back.

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4/2000

Prodigal Summer

Kingsolver, Barbara
DELETE THIS LINE Why is the next line in bold?

Another great story set in Applachia, three tales interwoven: A woman forest ranger, a widow, and a old farmer.:

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11/2001

The Poisonwood Bible

Kingsolver, Barbara
Missionary family goes to Africa, does not have a swell time. Heart of Darkness? 546 p.

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9/2001

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Kinney, Jeff
Tales of a boy in middle school, with illustrations. Greg comes off as a bit of a self-centered jerk.

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9/2012

The Clockwork Three

Kirby, Matthew J.
A busker, a maid, and an apprentice clockmaker join forces to help each other overcome their problems. Sort of steampunkish, what with the talking mechanical head and all. Good story!

Words I Had To Look Up:

carbuncle (pg. 29) -- A carbuncle is an archaic name given to any red cabochon cut gemstone. It's also a yucky skin infection!

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10/2010

Grandmaster

Klass, David
High school boy gets invited to a father-son chess tournament, to his surprise. Very enjoyable read.

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6/2014

Con Ed

Klein, Matthew
Kip Largo, ex-con/con man, has to run a con to save his son from a gambling debt. Pretty funny in parts, but the ending seems real noir, if I'm using the term correctly.

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8/2007

A Piece Of The World

Kline, Christina Baker
A fictional biography novel about Christina Olson, of "Christina's World". Really very good.

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2/2018

Regarding The Fountain

Klise, Kate
A middle school tries to buy a new drinking fountain. Very funny!

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9/2002

Regarding The Sink

Klise, Kate
Geyser Creek Middle School needs a new sink in the cafeteria. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Trial By Journal

Klise, Kate
Lily is twelve years old and the first child to serve on a jury, and a murder trial, at that!

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10/2008

Orbit 21

Knight, Damon, ed.
Thirteen science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

Tomorrow and tomorrow

Knight, Damon, ed.
Ten science fiction stories by various authors. I really liked And Now The News by Theodore Sturgeon, and Gomez by C.M. Kornbluth. Old favorites they are. I did not care for Rogue Ship by A.E. Van Vogt or A Sign In Space by Italo Calvino.

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5/2007

Words I Had To Look Up:

Once again the bus hirpled off down the broken road (pg. 173) -- A Scottish word, to limp.

Quote:

The dream of time is the traitor, and we are all accomplices to the betrayal of ourselves. (pg. 185) Hobson's Choice, by Alfred Bester.

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10/2009

Toward Infinity

Knight, Damon, ed.
A collection of classic science fiction stories. Read 4/2005

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4/2005

The Unincorporated Man

Kollin, Dani
Co-author Eytan Kollin. Man from four hundred years in the past is awakened in a world where there are no taxes, but people and corporations (and the government) own shares in each person. Better than I expected. Best guffaw was the "refrigerator" incident.

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4/2012

About The B'nai Bagels

Konigsburg, E. L.
Mark's mom takes over management of a Little League team. Pretty good.

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12/2008

Father's Arcane Daughter

Konigsburg, E. L.
Girl kidnapped 17 years before returns to family. Brother and sister deal with her return. Told in a flashback style. Probably a surprise ending if one hadn't read the last few pages first...

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3/2004
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