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The Magic Half

Barrows, Annie
Miri has older twin brothers, and younger twin sisters. She feels a bit left out of things. Then, a MAGIC EYEGLASS LENS transports her to 1935 where she meets a girl in difficult circumstances. Cute!

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5/2011

Big Trouble

Barry, Dave
A novel in the style of Hiaasen about wierd goings'on in South Florida. Pretty funny, not for kids!

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3/2001

Boogers Are My Beat

Barry, Dave
Collection of columns, mostly funny, includes two on 9/11 that are very poigant. Recommended.

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12/2003

Dave Barry Is From Mars And Venus

Barry, Dave
Collection of columns, very funny.

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3/2001

Peter and the starcatchers

Barry, Dave
A prequel to Peter Pan, tells how Peter came to be able to fly, where the magic dust comes from, and how Tinkerbelle came to be. Oh, and the pirates, the indians, and Never Land. Pretty good, moves right along. Written with Ridley Pearson.

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8/2005

Killer Material

Barton, Dan
Comedian Biff (Biff?) Kincaid does not take someone stealing his material lightly. A fun little read. Needs better sex scenes, or just cut them out all together. "a big boy downstairs."? Oh, come on!!

QUOTE:

Giving some place an Irish name and serving Murphy's and Guinness and Harp all on tap and booking Celtic music acts on the weekends doesn't automatically make a bar two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica an Irish pub, but it's a mighty good shove in the right direction. --pg 207

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8/2003

Sign of the Qin

Bass, L. G.
Finally finished this Chinese mythologic fantasy-adventure. Now where is volume two?

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11/2010

Close To Famous

Bauer, Joan
A young girl, Foster, and her mother left a abusive relationship with an Elvis impersonator and settle in a small town in West Virginia. Foster is a talented baker, so there are lots of cooking related things going on, especially with cupcakes. I really enjoyed reading this story. Read the Advance Uncorrected Proof edition.

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4/2011

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Baum, Frank
Dorothy goes on a trip. Read again!

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4/2008

The Last Unicorn

Beagle, Peter S.
A unicorn goes on a a quest to find where all the other unicorns went. Very nice, some magical and some rather odd phrasing. I was in tears by page six. And I learned that "miracle" is the root word of "mirror".

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3/2014

Agatha Raisin And The Fairies Of Fryfam

Beanton, M.C.
Agatha rents a cottage in Fryfam and sees fairy lights in her garden. Of course someone dies. EDIT AUTHORS NAME

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4/2003

Agatha Raisin and the haunted house

Beanton, M.C.
Agatha meets a new neighbor, solves a murder, drives off new neighbor, Charles shows up for a while, annouces at end she is starting a detective agency. About time! CHANGE AUTHOR NAME TO BEATON!!!!

Smoke Quote:

Cigarette?" He pulled out a packet.

You smoke!" exclaimed Agatha with all the delight of one member of an endangered species meeting another.

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7/2005

Death of a bore

Beanton, M.C.
Hamish investigates the death of an obnoxious writer who "haf" infuriated all the budding writers in the village. Romantic fluxuation between Hamish, Elspeth, Priscilla, and Freda. A marriage, but not Hamish. Another new pet appears. EDIT AUTHORS NAME!!

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8/2005

Death Of A Gentle Lady

Beanton, M.C.
Hamish nearly marries a Russian prostitute.

Boo-boo?:

On page 74, Twinkle says she was at her desk the day her mother was murdered. I thought it was her grandmother?

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11/2011

Death Of A Kingfisher

Beanton, M.C.
A bunch of people end up being dead over a fairy forest. Some evil children are on the loose at the end. I bet Hamish has to deal with them in a later book. Hamish's romantic life is a mess, as usual.

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6/2012

Death Of A Valentine

Beanton, M.C.
Hamish is set to marry the woman of his nightmares, but before that he solves the murder of a local beauty queen. CRUD, I picked the WRONG SPELLING of the author name!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Irn-Bru (pg. 87) -- Very popular fizzy drink sold in Scotland, rivals Coke!

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9/2010

Love, Lies And Liquor

Beanton, M.C.
Agatha hooks up again with James, they fight, he splits, she sulks. Oh, yeah, a couple people get murdered, including a would-be rival for Jamesssss affections. Very cute Snot-On-Sea snowball book jacket, with sparklies!! EDIT AUTHORS NAME

Smoke Quote:

Sunbeams were the enemy of smokers, thought Agatha, highlighting hust how much of the poisonous stuff you were sending out into the surrounding air.

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11/2006

There Goes The Bride

Beanton, M.C.
James is getting married, but his fiancee is found shot to death just before the ceremony. This is almost a sub-plot to Agatha's continuing series of romances and encounters with a killer.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Dessert was that Cotswold favourite--icky-sticky pudding (pg. 235) -- Seems to be a cake-like dessert with a toffee sauce.

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8/2011

Ancestral Night

Bear, Elizabeth
White Space book 1. Haimy Dz is a partner on a space salvage tug. Good story!

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4/2019

Blood Music

Bear, Greg
A wonderful book. Gave me the same feeling as Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

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6/1998
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- Herbert] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horton- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Knight- Kurson] [Kushner- latham] [Laughlin- Lefcourt] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Lobel] [Lockhart- Lubar] [Luttrell- MacPherson] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marsden- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McSwigan] [Meader- Millard] [Miller- Moore] [Moore- Mulligan] [Murphy- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Paolini] [Paolini- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Phelan- Powell] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Queenan] [Rankin- Rehder] [Resnick- Roach] [Roanhorse- Rose] [Rosoff- Russell] [Russell- Sawyer] [Scalzi- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shames] [Shames- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Stephens] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Thorp] [Thurber- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Waldman- Wells] [Werlin- Westlake] [Westlake- Williams-Garcia] [Winchester- Woods] [Wouk- Zusak] 

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