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Rusty Nail

Konrath, J. A.
Book three in the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series, first one I've read. Pretty bloody. The story moves right along. Too many brand names mentioned. Jack doesn't seem to ever have a flashlight to hand when she needs one. Maybe she ought to checkout reddit.com/r/flashlight?

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5/2017

No More Dead Dogs

Korman, Gordon
A middle school football player is fed up with books in which the dog dies. I know how he feels! Not exactly what I expected, but rather humorous.

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12/2003

Schooled

Korman, Gordon
Cap, an home-schooled boy from a former hippie commune, is forced to attend eighth grade when his grandmother breaks her hip.

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2/2008

Swindle

Korman, Gordon
A boy finds a rare baseball card and is ripped off by a dealer. By about $ 980,000!! Boy recruits friends to get card back. Chaos happens.

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2/2012

Quote:

"It says their sirens are one hundred and seventy-five decibels louder than revving jet engines." (pg. 106) -- Gosh, that is roughly the sound level of the Tunguska Meteor hit, and more than an atomic bomb explosion!

Zoobreak

Korman, Gordon
The gang rescues animals from a private zoo on a paddle-wheel boat. Then things go wrong...

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2/2012

Trial By Ice: A Photobiography Of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Kostyal, K. M.
Great pictures, very interesting.

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10/2000

The Calculating Stars

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Lady Astronaut Novel #1. Meteorite wipes out Washington D.C., climate change, better get some off-Earth colonies started! Set in the 50s. I really liked it a lot, read the darn thing in one 24-hour period!

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4/2019

On The Wing

Kraft, Eric
Second book in the Wings trilogy, odd story of the boy Peter, and later the man Peter, making an odd trip in an odd America.

Words I Had To Look Up:


matutinal (pg. 72) -- pertaining to or occurring in the morning.
crepuscular (pg. 86) -- active mainly at dawn and dusk.
mobcap (pg. 173) -- large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women.
paucity (pb. 215) -- dearth: an insufficient quantity or number.
plenitude (pb. 215) -- plenty: a full supply.
pelisse (pg. 219) -- a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur.

Quote:

...the area of which is defined by the equation S = π2 (R + r) (R - r) where R is the major radius of the torus and r is the minor radius of the torus, an equation that to this day makes me hot.

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11/2007

Into Thin Air

Krakauer, Jon
The author's account of the terrible events on his ascent of Mt Everest in 1996. Very Excellent!

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11/2007

The Amazon Legion

Kratman, Tom
On a planet far far away, women are recruited for a special unit to defend their small country from belligerent neighbors. Gosh, wish the two appendixes had been listed in a table of contents so I could have USED them while reading!

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3/2012

Thunder Bay

Krueger, William Kent
Cork helps and old Indian friend find the son he has only seen in dreams, and solves a mystery, too. Pretty good stuff. Read the Readers Digest Condensed version.

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5/2008

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4/2011

My Sherlock Holmes

Kurland, Michael ed.
Thirteen Holmes stories by various authors, mostly none I've heard of. Very good.

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12/2004

Crashing Through

Kurson, Robert
A biography of Mike May, who, blinded at age three, had his sight partially restored in the 90s. An extremely interesting story! Ham radio, bicycling, laser record players, good-looking women, it's all there!

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6/2013

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

Kushner, Harold S.
Explains that God does not micromanage.

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4/2013

Hanging Woman Creek

L'Amour, Louis
The author has cranked out a zillion of these 150 page books, and they are great little stories. And no sex, very little cussing, if any, but a bit of violence. In this one, "Pronto" Pike gets beat up and left for dead by vigilantes and falls in love with an Irish girl. I wonder why the bad guy who was detailed to kill him did not do it, though?

Quote:

..."He told me he never knew how sick he was until he was snowed in one winter with a Home medical Advisor, and read it cover to cover. If it hadn't been for that book, he might have lived a long life in bad health without knowing it." -- (pg. 14)

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5/2009

Meet The Austins

L'Engle, Madeline
An orphaned girl, Maggy, comes to stay with the Austin family. Very nice family story.

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9/2010

Wizard Of Karres

Lackey, Mercedes et al.
Sequel to the classic novel. Interesting, but not great.

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12/2004

Eight Keys

LaFleur, Suzanne
Elise starts off badly in sixth grade at middle school, but eventually things get better. An extremely charming story. Parts of it seemed very familiar, like I had read a galley edition, but I would have noted that before. Odd. So I enjoyed it very much. But I'd like to know what the deal is with Amanda. Maybe a sequel?

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10/2015

The Lowland

Lahiri, Jhumpa
Two brother in India and what happened to them. Very very good, but very very slow. I was in tears at the end.

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1/2017

Bargain Bride

Lampman, Evelyn Sibley
Ginny is now fifteen, which means the man she was wed to when she was ten years old is coming to take her to live with him on his farm. A tale of the settlement of the Oregon Territory.

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4/2012
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] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Louv] [Lovelace- Lutz] [Lynch- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Matas] [Matthews- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCullers- Meluch] [Meluch- Montgomery] [Moody- Morrison] [Mortimer- Napoli] [Napoli- Northcutt] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Faolain] [O'Nan- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Perez-Reverte] [Perkins- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Prineas- Pullman] [Pullman- Reedy] [Reeve- Richardson] [Richter- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rubens- Saberhage] [Saberhagen- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scithers] [Scott- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sherlock] [Shields- Sleator] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stewart] [Stewart- Stroud] [Stroud- Taylor] [Taylor- Turner] [Turner- Vachss] [Vachss- Vanderpool] [Varley- Watkins] [Watson- Westlake] [Westlake- Wibberly] [Wiles- Wolff] [Wollheim- Zahn] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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