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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.

Quote:

"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.

Quote:

"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

Free Fall In Crimson

MacDonald, John D.
Travis McGee EVENTUALLY ends up at a movie shoot and jumps out of a low-flying hot-air balloon.

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Maybe you got so you were enjoying the ennui."
"The what?"
"Ennui, you illiterate. That is the restless need for some kind of action without having the outlet for any action at all. It is like weltschmerz." (pg. 6)

Words I Had To Look Up:

the little white Prelude 3 System massager. (pg. 141) -- Well! That was interesting to research!

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8/2009

Sarah Plain and Tall

MacLachlan, Patricia
A short (50 page) charming story of two motherless children becoming acquainted with the woman who answered their father's ad for a wife. I got a totally incorrect impression of the story from The Simpson's short snark of it.

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2/2009

When Eight Bells Told

Maclean, Alistair
British secret agent Calvert solves the mystery of the disappearing ships. Good 60s secret agent stuff.

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12/2009

Prince Ombra

Macleish, Roderick
Scored this volume in a pile of books from the school office. Read it MANY years ago, read it again to see if it was as fabulous as I remembered. It is!!

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6/2011

Something in the water

Macleod, Charlotte
Professor Shandy travels to Maine to check out some lupines, finds murder. An exquisitely charming mystery with lovely verbal bandinage. One tear at the end.

Words I Had To Look Up::


QUODAM -- Belonging to some prior time. (pg. 1)
PANICLES -- A branched cluster of flowers in which the branches are racemes. (pg. 2)
KIND OF A TAKING -- Agitation; excitement; distress of mind. (pg. 16)
DIVERS -- Various; several; sundry. (pg. 21)
MATUTINAL -- Of, relating to, or occurring in the morning; early. (pg. 30)
WELKIN -- 1. The vault of heaven; the sky. 2. The upper air. (pg. 30)
MONEY CAT -- An Asian Leopard cat, because its spots look like Chinese coins. (pg. 40)
SILVICULTURE -- The care and cultivation of forest trees; forestry. (pg. 41)
PANTHER WOMEN -- A Wodehouse reference. (pg. 67)
FRIED CLAM TACOS -- Available at Dos Locos in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. (pg. 68)
DOYENNE -- A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group. (pg. 68)
PERSIFLAGE -- 1. Light good-natured talk; banter. 2. Light or frivolous manner of discussing a subject. (pg. 83)
MAGNILOQUENT -- Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent. (pg. 97)
OBSEQUIES -- A funeral rite or ceremony. Often used in the plural. (pg. 104)
CONTUMACIOUS -- Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate. (pg. 109)
PREPRANDIAL -- Before a meal, especially dinner: (pg. 110)
WITHAL -- 1. In addition; besides. .... Archaic With. Used after its object at the end of a sentence or clause.(pg. 136)
BESOM -- 1. A bundle of twigs attached to a handle and used as a broom. (pg. 154)
MAKE OLD BONES -- To reach a great age. (pg. 205)

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8/2006

The Balloon Man

Macleod, Charlotte
Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn host a wedding and a hot-air balloon drops in!

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5/2000

The Grub And Stakers House A Haunt

Macleod, Charlotte
A ghost come and tells of a treasure to find.

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12/2000

Learning the world

Macleod, Ken
A generation starship gets to its destination, finds its already inhabited. Interesting story. One would have thought 10,000 years in the future a replacement for the f word would have been found, though.

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4/2006

A Comedy Of Heirs

MacPherson, Rett
Torie O'Shea investigates a murder concealed by her family.

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12/2000
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