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Waiting For Godalming

Rankin, Robert
Detective solves God's murder. Too clever for me, but I enjoyed the "plinth" part. LATER: Read again. Reminds me of Terry Pratchett, this time around.

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6/2004

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7/2006

Figgs & Phantoms

Raskin, Ellen
Well, that was interesting... Found this one during inventory, hasn\'t been checked out in nearly thirty years. I actually remember the last person who borrowed it! Glad I read it, very nice pictures, but did not think it was fabulous. That is, the second half was too strange for me.

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12/2012

The Tattooed Potato And Other Clues

Raskin, Ellen
Art student Dickory Dock goes to work for artist Garson, helping solve several improbable mysteries along with opening the front door for guests, and keeping his paints in order.

Words I Had To Look Up:

taboret (pg. 47) -- A cabinet for storing art materials.

Quote:

"Bail's a bit tricky on a murder charge..." (pg. 151)

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11/2010

The Westing Game

Raskin, Ellen
A interesting little mystery. The will of a rich guy instructs the heirs to discovered who murdered him before one of them can collect.

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4/2004

The Yearling

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
Young Jody is growing up in quire rural Florida, gets a pet fawn. Sad but pretty inevitable ending.

Words I Had To Look Up:

feist (pg. 2) -- A small mongrel dog.
plenitude (pg. 180) -- An ample amount or quantity; an abundance.
Her brain barrels were empty. (pg. 210) -- Probably a typo...

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4/2013

Tales From A Village School

Read, Miss
Stories by a teacher at a country elementary school in England. At least 40 other books by her.

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12/2000

Best Loved Books For Young Readers Volume Two

Readers Digest, ed.
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tom Sawyer, The Good Earth, and Robin Hood, in condensed form. All great!

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10/2012

Nonfiction Bestsellers

Readers Digest, ed.
Empty promises / Anne Rule -- Fifty acres and a poodle / Jeanne Marie Laskas -- The rescue season / Bob Drury -- Believing it all / Marc Parent -- Who wants to be me? / Regis Philbin. Rule good, Laskas interesting, Drury good, Parent very excellent, Philbin lame. Sorry!

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7/2004

Words In The Dust

Reedy, Trent
A young girl in Afghanistan, who has a cleft lip, goes through a lot of life changes. I thought the story was a little slow at the start, but stuff got real in the second half. I highly recommend reading it!

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5/2014

A Darkling Plain

Reeve, Philip
Fourth book in the Mortal Engines, or whatever they call it, series. I wept at the ending. Twice.

A Flying Vehicle Name I Liked:

Belligerent Peony -- How do you pronounce that?

Words I Had To Look Up:

gubbins (pg. 455) -- Doodad: something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known.
gobbets (pg. 458) -- Bits or morsels.

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1/2011

A Web Of Air

Reeve, Philip
Second book in the Fever Crumb prequel to Mortal Engines. While traveling on the theater barge, Fever meets a fellow with scientific leanings.

Quote:

"Who are you?" they both said at the same instant.
"I've got the gun," said the stranger after a second more. "That means you have to go first."

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11/2011

Fever Crumb

Reeve, Philip
Fever is an apprentice Engineer in pre-traction London. She doesn't know who her parents are. She is sent to assist the archaeologist Kit Solvent. Several originations of people and things from the Mortal Engines series are explained here.

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3/2011

Infernal Devices

Reeve, Philip
Book three of the Mortal Engines series. I was half-way through book four when this come in at the library. And I was lost. I recommend reading them in order, and not waiting YEARS between books. Get the cast of characters from Wikipedia, too. I'm a lot of trouble remembering who is who.

Nifty Names of Flying Things:

Damn You, Gravity
Jenny Haniver (The body of a devil fish mounted to look like something magical or human.)
Bad Hair Day
Contents Under Pressure
Sword Flourished In Understandable Pique
Visible Panty Line
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Poka-Dot Machiney
and my favorite..
Combat Wombat -- I wonder if he got that from the Hodaka motorcycle?

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1/2011

Larklight

Reeve, Philip
An oddly Victorian version of space battles, space pirates, and space spiders. Quite dashing!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Tergiversator -- hedger: a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer. pg. 365.

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5/2007

Mortal engines

Reeve, Philip
Book 1 of the Hungry Cities Chronicles, in which Tom and Hester meet when she tries to kill Valentine. Tom gets a crush on Valentines daughter. Everybody who isnt necessary for the next book in the series dies, pretty much. Including the city of London.

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1/2007

Predators gold

Reeve, Philip
Book 2 of the Hungry Cities Chronicles, Hester and Tom end up at Anchorage, run across the Lost Boys, and battle it out with the Green Storm troops. Pretty good stuff.

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11/2006

Doubting Thomas

Reeves, Robert
English prof. Thomas Theron bets on a long shot that wins, but his tipster dies. Thomas is coerced into finding out why.

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1/2001

Peeping Thomas

Reeves, Robert
Prof. Thomas Theron prowls the porno industry to find out why porno stores are being bombed, and particularly the one he was in at the time... Interesting ideas on the porno problem presented.

QUOTE:

The Dewey Decimal System of Desire. Everything in the shop had been arranged according to taste, women categorized by sexual activity or physical attribute, then divided and subdived, again and again, until every permutation of lust had been addressed. ... It was unsettling to contemplate what confluence of genes or experience might provoke such minutely specific expressions of desire.

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1/2001

Flat Crazy

Rehder, Ben
Blanco Co. #3--A Chupacabra is spotted, so game warden John Marlin investigates.

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2/2013

Gun Shy

Rehder, Ben
Country music star Mitch Campbell (and National Weapons Alliance spokesperson) kills a day laborer by mistake while in a drunken haze.

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2/2013
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