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The Devil In The White City

Larson, Erick
The Chicago World's Fair and a serial killer stories intertwine in this non-fiction book. Very interesting.

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11/2004

Thunderstruck

Larson, Erick
Very interesting story of Marconi and the first criminal, a murderer, apprehended with the use of radio, Dr. Crippen.

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3/2015

Pennyroyal Academy

Larson, M. A.
A girl with no name joins up to be a Princess at the Academy. Lucky they are letting in the non-royal this year. I liked the story, also agreed the criticisms of it that I saw. That it was already planned to be a movie before it was published was disconcerting to me. I'll read the rest of the series, but I'll wait for the book faire and not pay full hardback price again.

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10/2014

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

Larsson, Steig
I really enjoyed this last book of the three published so far. There was more humor than I expected, too.

Quote I:

"I'm think of moving you to the Constitutional Protection operations unit."
"Forgive me for mentioning this, but Constitutional Protection doesn't have an operations unit."
"Yes, it does," Edklinth said. "I established it this morning. At present it consists of you."
"I see," said Figuerola hesitantly. -- pg. 224

Quote II:

"This is serious, Erika. I think you ought to see a doctor." -- pg. 270

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1/2015

The Girl Who Played With Fire

Larsson, Steig
I think this one, book two in the series, is even better than the first one. We find a out a bit more Lisbeth and her awful childhood.

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There were not so many physical threats that could not be countered with a decent hammer, Salander thought. -- Pg. 33.

Unlike most other people who knew her, Palmgren was sure that Salander was a genuinely moral person. The problem was that her notion of morality did not always coincide with that of the justice system. -- Pg. 150.

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1/2015

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Larsson, Steig
Pretty good story of a disgraced journalist hired to look into the disappearance of a teen girl some, what, forty years ago.

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1/2014

Beyond The Burning Time

Lasky, Kathryn
Historical fiction in witch-hunting Salem.

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10/2000

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

latham, Jean Lee
Biographical Fiction account of the life of Nathanial Bowditch, the self-taught mathematical genius who improved navigation for sailors.

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4/2010

The Seventh Cousin

Laughlin, Florence
The Carter family moves to Nebraska. They find a new home in an old house. A house with a mysterious "heiress" living in the attic apartment. Pretty good little mystery, a couple of references to Mercy Hospital in San Diego. A Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition.

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6/2009

Going To Pot

Laurimore, Jill
Funny story about gentle folks in Britain trying to sell the family collection of mugs.

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3/2001

B For Buster

Lawrence, Iain
A young boy lies about his age and enlists in the air force during World War II. Extremely great story, I learned a lot about the Halifax bomber, flight operations, and the pigeons used for emergency communication. I had to make a list of the seven crew members as I couldn't remember who was which. PET PEEVE: If you are going to include a glossary at the back of the book kindly mention it in the front of the book!!

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6/2011

Ghost Boy

Lawrence, Iain
A teen with albinism runs away and joins a small circus in post-war United States. The author cites Toby Tyler as an influence, in fact says he had to rewrite the story because there was too much Toby in it! The first hundred pages were not all that great, for me, but in the last hundred the story started pulling me in, and it was very moving.

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6/2011

Lord Of The Nutcracker Men

Lawrence, Iain
During the first World War Johnny is sent to live with his aunt in Cliffe, a relatively safer place than London. He plays with the toy soldiers his father gave him. His father (a toymaker) carves new ones and sends them from the front. Johnny comes to think that he is controlling the war with his toy soldiers, and fears for his father's safety. A really good book!

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6/2011

The Buccaneers

Lawrence, Iain
John Spencer sails for the West Indies on the Dragon in this last of the series. Great little sea stories all!

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6/2011

The Lightkeeper's Daughter

Lawrence, Iain
Squid, with her daughter, returns to the island where she and her dead brother were raised.

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6/2011

The Smugglers

Lawrence, Iain
John sails on his father's new ship, but encounters smugglers in the crew!

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6/2011

The Wreckers

Lawrence, Iain
John is cast ashore when the sailing ship he and his father are on is lured to wreck by evildoers on the shore.

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6/2011

California Babylon

Lawson, Kristan and Anneli Rufus
Guidebook to interesting, wierd, and possibly disturbing places in the Golden State.

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5/2001

Ancillary Justice

Leckie, Ann
Breq, formerly a starship, is on a quest. Good story, will read the sequels. I am still confused about who is male and who is female. Or maybe it doesn't matter.

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2/2015

Ancillary Sword

Leckie, Ann
The second book in the series. I'm still confused by the lack of gender references, but the story is good. Story got a bit dusty at the end.

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4/2015
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- Cline] [Coakley- Cohen] [Cohen- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Constantine] [Constantine- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crombie] [Cronley- Cussler] [Cussler- Dashner] [Dashner- DiCamillo] [Dick- Doohan] [Dorsey- Drake] [Draper- Elkins] [Elkins- Ephron] [Eszterhas- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Flynn] [Foer- Fox] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Funke] [Funke- Garrigue] [Gash- Goffard] [Going- Grafton] [Grafton- Grant] [Grant- Greenwald] [Greer- Grisham] [Grisham- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Harris] [Harrison- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heley] [Heley- Henry] [Henry- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hirsch] [Hitchcock- Holt] [Holt- Hulme] [Hunter- Jenkins] [Jennings- Kadohata] [Kaminsky- Kandel] [Karr- Kienzle] [Kienzle- Kinney] [Kirby- Kostyal] [Kowal- Larson] [Larson- Leckie] [Leckie- 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- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Peacock] [Pears- Perry] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Riggs] [Ringo- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Scottoline] [Sebold- Shields] [Shriver- Sloan] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Townsend] [Tracy- Updale] [Urban- Vance] [Vance- Walter] [Wambaugh- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yelchin] [Yep- Zusak] 

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