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Anastasia Has The Answers

Lowry, Lois
Her aunt in California passes away, and she has trouble climbing the rope in gym class. Charming story.

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8/2000

Anastasia's Chosen Career

Lowry, Lois
She goes to modeling class and investigates becoming a book store owner. Wonderful stories.

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8/2000

Gathering Blue

Lowry, Lois
Crippled Kira is lucky she has a valuable skill, else she would have been tossed on the trash heap, as it were, when her mother dies. Good story of a cruel world.

Words I Had To Look Up:


Cott (pg.2) -- Short for cottage, a dwelling.

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5/2008

Messenger

Lowry, Lois
Village is changing, Forest is turning bad, Matty goes to fetch Kira. Moving, but seems incomplete.

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5/2008

The Giver

Lowry, Lois
Jonas is nearly Twelve, and he is going to find out assigned vocation. I like how the story builds, but I was disappointed by the ending.

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5/2008

The Silent Boy

Lowry, Lois
An old woman tell about the events of a year when she was a young girl and the tragedy that ensued. Very good story. I like it when a charactor is a reader and the books she likes are mentioned, I become interested in reading those books too.

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6/2003

The Willoughbys

Lowry, Lois
A parody of all those too-sweet orphan books. A splendidly useful glossary of words such as odious, obsequious, glutinous, and lugubrious is included, along with summaries of novels about "pitious but appealing orphans."

Quote:

"They are dolts indeed," Nanny said. She stared at the postcard and murmured, "I myself am Presbyterian."

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5/2008

Lengend

Lu, Marie
Book one in the Legend series. As I got nearer and nearer to the end I realized, yes, this was gonna be a series. Well, I liked it anyway.

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6/2014

The battle of the red hot pepper weenies

Lubar, David
Yes, and other warped and creepy tales! Very nice, my favorite, of course, is Book Banning.

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11/2009

Service: A Navy SEAL At War

Luttrell, Marcus
Lots of action in Iraq, mostly.

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12/2014

Curse Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Second book in the series. Lots of footnotes! Izzy investigates a suspiciously-acting new neighbor, among other things.

Words I Had To Look Up:

I defenestrated myself (pg. 250) -- The act of throwing someone or something out of a window. Still.
My sister's hyperbolic response...(pg. 332) -- Seems not the curve, but using hyperbole, that is, overstatement.

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7/2011

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Revenge Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Book three finds Isabel in court-ordered therapy, someone is blackmailing her, her parked car keeps moving around, and Rai is accused of cheating on the PSAT.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Erased de Kooning Drawing (pg. 284) -- Those wacky artist types!

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7/2011

The Last Word

Lutz, Lisa
Spellman Document #6. I laughed and I cried, then laughed some more. This one was better than #5. But it might be the last! Be sure to read them in order.

On page 263 I might have caught an spellcheck error. The character says "Once I coded a logarithm that made your computer run at the pace of the J train." I think that should have been "...coded an algorithm that made..."

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8/2014

The Spellman Files

Lutz, Lisa
A dysfunctional family of private investigators goes about its business in San Francisco.

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7/2011

The Spellmans Strike Again

Lutz, Lisa
Book four, the third one was checked out already. Better to read them in order, I think. There's romance and sadness, and disappearing doorknobs.

Words I Had To Look Up:

spelt pretzels (pg. 170) -- Spelt is a healthful kind of wheat. Isabel doesn't care for healthful food.

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7/2011

Trail Of The Spellmans

Lutz, Lisa
Isabel has all SORTS of family problems, and they with her. I enjoyed reading it very much. Oh, this is Document #5, as Isabel puts it. OH, and I like Morgan Freeman, too. And, bannana!

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8/2014

Vietnam: Book I: I Pledge Allegiance

Lynch, Chris
Four school chums join different branches of the military during the Viet Nam war.

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3/2012

The Lies Of Locke Lamora

Lynch, Scott
An orphan gets sold to a fake religion. A really really good story, lots of cussing though.

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"Ila justicca vei cala," said Locke. -- pg. 457

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1/2017

The Republic Of Thieves

Lynch, Scott
Really good, lots of blood and cussing, still discordant. Really looking forward to the next one, if it ever gets published.

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"I keep asking myself," whispered Sabetha... "are we smarter than that woman's chicken?" -- pg 584

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2/2017

Tea With The Black Dragon

MacAvoy, R. A.
See a review at www.lostbooks.org

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2/2001
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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