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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Rowling, J.K.
After much strife and violence, the series ends up nicely.

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Rowling, J.K.
Harry competes in the Triwizard Tournament.

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9/2012

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

Rowling, J.K.
My, how Harry has brown up over the years! Now he is a hormonal teen!

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10/2012

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Rowling, J.K.
Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts goes awry.

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10/2012

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Rowling, J.K.
The third book was very enjoyable, I must say.

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9/2012

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

Rowling, J.K.
Boy goes to wizard school. Didn't appeal to me. Too cutesy. I recommend So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane, A Wizard Of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin, The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper and even The Winter Of Magic's Return by Pamela Service. Read it again in 2012, it seems to have improved a bit. Now I'm reading book two! Interesting that Nicholas Flamel is in there!

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"Gulpin' gargoyles, Harry..."

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10/1999

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9/2012

The Sheriff Of Yrnameer

Rubens, Michael
After escaping the tentacled bounty hunter Kenneth, Cole ends up being the reluctant sheriff of a village beset, or soon-to-be, by outlaws. Bad Men. Some pretty funny stuff.

Words I Had To Look Up:

amuse bouche (pg. 263) -- A small complimentary appetizer offered at some restaurants.

Quote:

It had been that way since the WikiWars a century ago, when Wikipedia became self-aware and began vengefully reediting its contributors with remote-controlled heavy weaponry. (pg. 18)

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7/2010

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11/2011

A Fistful Of Rain

Rucka, Greg
Thriller takes place in Portland, Oregon. Rock star woman is blackmailed and threatened and drinks WAY too much.

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7/2013

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The Last Run

Rucka, Greg
This one is several books into the Queen & Country series, of which I have not read but one, this one. Spy thriller, starring Tara Chase. Lots of action!

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7/2013

The Satanic Verses

Rushdie, Salman
Sorry, Salmon, I love to listen to you on the radio but I just could not get past the first chapter. Gave up 2/2002.

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No date

Multiple Wounds

Russell, Alan
San Diego Police Department investigates the murder of an art gallery owner. Lots of local color.

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8/2001

No Sign Of Murder

Russell, Alan
P.I. Stuart Winter is hired to find out what happened to a deaf girl. An interesting charactor works at the S.F. P.L. Interesting info about the deaf, and gorillas, and birding

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"I have observed in htis world that there are three types of people. There are the cleaners, and there are those that make a mess, and then there are those who are weathervanes." "Weathervanes?" "Spinning whatever direction the wind blows." [sic] Weathervanes constitute the bulk of our race. They wait for circumstance to change them. They never change circumstances. They never even think of changing it. They'll march for peace. They'll also be part of a lynch mob."

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4/2001

Shame

Russell, Alan
Crime writer Maryelizabeth Line comes to San Diego to find out if someone is recreating the murders from her first book. A highly recommended crime story.

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4/2001

The Fat Innkeeper

Russell, Alan
Hotelier Am Caulfield takes on murder and Japanese at the Hotel California. A very good story! Just as good in the second reading, too! Just as good in the third reading, too!!

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4/2001

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3/2006

Words I Had To Look Up:

truckle (pg. 284) -- Yield to out of weakness.
kusou (pg. 274) -- Kuso is a Japanese curse word. Mispelled?

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4/2009

The Forest Prime Evil

Russell, Alan
P.I. Stuart Winter finds out why a hero of the save-the-trees movement died. A good story.

TYPO:

'I was about to push by, which was what they wanted me to do, when a loud nose caused everyonein the place to jump.' pg. 20 I HATE those loud noses!!!

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4/2001

The Hotel Detective

Russell, Alan
Murder at the Hotel California in La Jolla. Funny and interesting.

QUOTE:

Sharon had been told that the reason women had difficulty estimating sizes was that they were always being told by men that six inches was a foot.

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4/2001

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4/2018

Caught Looking

Russell, Randy
Rooster Franklin goes to Kansas City to find a stolen baseball glove. Third book in series.

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3/2001

Doll Eyes

Russell, Randy
Rooster Franklin goes to Kansas City to restart romance with old lover. Fourth book in series. Rooster doesn't seem to remember he already knows Rick Meza from book three, at least...

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3/2001

Empire Falls

Russo, Richard
About Miles the greasy spoon owner in a small town he never got out of. Good story.

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12/2001

Straight Man

Russo, Richard
Funny story about a University professor.

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10/2000
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davidson] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duncan] [Duncan- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Fforde] [Fforde- Flanagan] [Flanders- Forrest] [Forrest- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Frank] [Franklin- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gayle- Goldman] [Goldstone- Granger] [Granger- Gray] [Greeley- Grimes] [Grimes- Grogan] [Gruwell- Haldeman] [Hale- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hassman] [Haugaard- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Higgins- Hobb] [Hobb- Horvath] [Hosseini.- Irving] [Iversen- Johnson] [Johnston- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kelly- King] [King- Knight] [Knight- L'Amour] [L'Engle- Laurimore] [Lawrence- Lefcourt] [LeGuin- Levine] [Levine- Lockhart] [London- Lutz] [Lutz- Macy] [Magnuson- Marshall] [Martin- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Medwed] [Meier- Modesitt Jr.] [Modesitt Jr.- Moriarty] [Moriarty- Myers] [Myers- Niven] [Niven- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Connell- Paolini] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parks] [Paterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Pelletier] [Pelletier- Philbrick] [Philbrick- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Raskin] [Raskin- Resnick] [Reynolds- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Russo] [Russo- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Schonborg] [Schumacher- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shapero] [Sharenow- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Sneider] [Snelling- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Toole] [Townsend- Twain] [Updale- Van Name] [van Vogt- Walsh] [Walter- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yates] [Yelchin- Zusak] 

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