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The Last Days Of Night

Moore, Graham
A fictional historical novel about the War of the Currents with Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla as prominent characters, told from the point of view of Paul Cravath, a youngish lawyer. Very good!

Smoke Quote:

The physicians, more accustomed to gore, had lit cigarettes -- pg. 244

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10/2018

The Inquisitor's Apprentice

Moriarty, Chris
This alternate history (with magic!) that takes place in turn of the century New York was interesting, but I did not really connect with the characters. I am sure there will a sequel, at least, so I shall be waiting to see what develops.

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7/2014

The Chaperone

Moriarty, Laura
A woman travels from Whichita (Kansas) to New York city chaperoning a young woman (Louise Brooks) attending a dance class there. Nicely written, and interesting, mixing fiction with actual people.

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11/2017

Kedrigern chronicles: Vol. 1: The domesticated wizard

Morressy, John
Kedrigern meets Princess in this collection of two novels and several short stories. Read it again, just for fun!

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2/2006

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5/2009

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12/2011

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4/2012

The Kendrigern chronicles vol. II: Dudgeon & Dragons

Morressy, John
Two more novels and a bunch of short stories involving the wizard and Princess.

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3/2006

Words I Had To Look Up:

gleeman (pg. 323) -- an itinerant performer in the Middle Ages.
lavish in her panegyric (pg. 471) -- Formal or elaborate praise.
quondam sweet little child (pg. 566) -- At one time, formerly.

Quote:

Oaks tend to attract an odd crowd. (pg. 113) Don't they just!

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6/2009

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12/2010

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12/2011

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9/2017

The Squire's Tale

Morris, Gerald
Retelling of Gawain and Arthur from the point of view of Gawain's squire, Terence. My first impression was that there was a lot of chopping up of people for a middle school book.

Words I Had To Look Up:

carious teeth (pg. 58) -- Affected with cavities or decay.
Harridan (pg. 60) -- A woman regarded as scolding and vicious.
Fribble (pg. 60) -- A frivolous person.
recreant knight (pg. 66) unfaithful to duty or allegiance, cowardly.
vinaigrette (pg. 146) -- A small decorative bottle or container with a perforated top, used for holding an aromatic preparation such as smelling salts.
brangle (pg. 181) -- A wrangle; a squabble; a noisy contest or dispute.

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2/2009

Grounded

Morrison, Megan
The adventures of Rapunzel. I liked it. It took a good long while, but I liked it.

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1/2016

Quite honestly

Mortimer, John
Budding do-gooder Lucy tries to rehabilite Terry, who just got out of prison.

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8/2006

Rumpole Misbehaves

Mortimer, John
Rumpole defends a fellow accused of strangling a prostitute, Hilda decides to become a barrister, a young Timson is served an Anti-Social Behavior Order, and young Russian ladies are seen climbing out of packing crates.

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4/2008

Modern masterpieces Of Science Fiction

Moskowitz, Sam, ed.
Twenty-one stories, mostly classics I've read before. Nice to see them again!

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4/2005

Bad Boy Brawly Brown

Mosley, Walter
Easy Rawlings help out a friend by looking for their son who is getting into trouble with Black militants in 1960's LA.

SMOKE QUOTE:

i inhaled deeply and my throat and lungs felt a strange cold burning all the way down. For a second I was afraid I'd been poisoned but then I realized that it was a mentholated cigarette.

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9/2002

Gone Fishin'

Mosley, Walter
Easy goes to Pariah with his friend Mouse to get some money.

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8/2018

Shadow

Moss, Jenny
A young girl is assigned to protect the young Queen who has been foretold to die by her sixteenth birthday.

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11/2010

Prodigal Child

Moulton, E. David
A musician recalls the twists and turns of life that led him to success on the stage. A workmanlike telling, I found myself tearing up several times in the last third of the story. I think I am going to read it again. But, I still need to pay the author for the book!

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5/2011

Lost In The Barrens

Mowat, Farley
Two boys get separated from their hunting party in northern Canada and must survive the winter. Good thing they both have the skills.

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5/2014

CHERUB Mission 1 : The Recruit

Muchamore, Robert
Fairly fast moving story of a boy who is orphaned and invited to join a secret British organization of kid spies. I found most of the characters were jerks. I thought the "s" word was used too many times (four or five) for a book aimed at twelve-year-olds (and up). I would say I have issues with morality issues with many of the actions of the characters, and even the protagonist questions the actions vs. results of the organization. First book in a series.

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3/2011

Fablehaven

Mull, Brandon
In book one of the series, Kendra and Seth learn their grandfather is caretaker of a refuge for magical beings, most of whom are not very nice.

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1/2011

Riding Rockets

Mullane, Michael
A space shuttle astronaut tells of his life with NASA. I laughed, I cried. One of the most enjoyable books I've ever read.

Although it IS listed in the table of contents, I didn't discover the glossary until I finished the book. I had complained bitterly during the reading...

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9/2011

Locked In

Muller, Marica
Sharon McCone is in the hospital, paralyzed from being shot, and her associates try to find out who did it.

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12/2011

Trash

Mulligan, Andy
Raphael and his family, and many others, live at a giant dump near a big city in a unnamed country, where they sort the garbage. He finds something valuable, something the corrupt police are willing to bribe, beat, and maybe even kill to retrieve for a corrupt politician. Good story.

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3/2011
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[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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