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Laika

Abadzis, Rick
A graphic novel about the first dog in space. One weep.

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10/2011

Catch me if you can

Abagnale, Frank
A fairly fascinating tale of a teen who impersonates air line pilots, a doctor, and a lawyer. Leads quite a life. I think they made a movie about him.

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11/2006

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Abbey, Edward
A book from the seventies about a group of eco-terrorists. Pretty good.

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6/2000

The Postcard

Abbott, Tony
Jason goes to awful Florida to help his dad after his grandmother passes away. A mystery unfolds with a postcard he finds, and a mysterious telephone call. An odd but mostly interesting tale, although I tended to forget who was who.

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12/2009

Go And Come Back Again

Abelove, Joan
Told from the point of view of a teenage girl of the Isabo people in Peru, two female anthropologists come to study a village in the 1970s. Very good story, the more I think about it.

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2/2015

Saying It Out Loud

Abelove, Joan
A high school girl deals with her mother's death. A really good story.

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3/2015

Down The Rabbit Hole

Abrahams, Peter
I thought this was going to be a scary horror book, but it turned out to be a mystery story. It took a while to get going, I felt it come alive around page 214. The author has laid a lot of groundwork for future books.

Words This Guy Had To Look Up:

Manolo Blahniks (pg. 306) -- A VERY expensive brand of shoes.

Quote:

Waffles, such a great invention, and all because of those little squares, like rice paddies, perfect for filling up with a melted butter and maple syrup combo. Another example of what made America great--the nation that turned plain old rice paddies into syrupy butter paddies. -- (pg. 315)

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Her bike, a Univega mountain bike, red of course, with fat knobby tires and twenty-three gears, of which she used one, stood against the back wall. -- (pg. 222) She has three chainrings and 7.666 cogs??

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1/2009

The Hitchhiker's Guide ToThe Galaxy

Adams, Douglas
Read the series many years ago, but the principal told me to read this again, so I did.

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9/2011

Selections from The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adams, John Joseph (editor)
A selection of really good Sherlock Holmes stories by modern authors. Really good!

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9/2022

The Witness For The Dead

Addison, Katherine
The Goblin King Book 2. A priest (of sorts) investigates deaths in the course of their duties. A really good read, I'm looking forward to reading the other ones in the series.

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7/2021

Black Hearts In Battersea

Aiken, Joan
Simon adventures in London while attending art school. Those Hanorverian rascals!

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3/2015

Cold Shoulder Road

Aiken, Joan
Is is in the south of England with Arun looking for his mother when they run afoul of smugglers whose use the Channel tunnel for their nefarious deads.

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5/2015

Dido And Pa

Aiken, Joan
Dido is back in London and "reunited" with her dad, who is again involved in a plot against the king, although it's a different king now. Very exciting, and the wolves make an appearance.

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5/2015

Go Saddle The Sea

Aiken, Joan
Felix Brooke series, #1. Felix runs away from his home in Spain to England where his deceased father is from. Pretty good story, once it gets started.

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2/2019

Nightbirds On Nantucket

Aiken, Joan
Dido ends up in the U.S., if you can imagine, and what does she run into? Pretty much what she ran into back home.

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4/2015

The Stolen Lake

Aiken, Joan
Dido hitched a ride back to the U.K., Great Britain, or whatever it is called in this alternate history book, but ends up in South America, as near as I can figure, where she may be tossed into a lake (the stolen one, after it is returned) to extend the life of someone with a oddly familiar name. There, I don't think that's a spoiler.

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4/2015

The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase

Aiken, Joan
"Wicked wolves without and a grim governess within threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia..." Read pre-1998, read again, 'cause it's good. Many words to look up!

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3/2015

The Boy Fortune Hunters In Alaska

Akers, pseud., Floyd
Written by L. Frank Baum under a pseudonym. A boy ends up on a cruise to Alaska during the gold rush days. Good story. Interesting how the author using "negro" dialog to portray what the natives from the Philippines are saying.

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8/2022

The Boy Fortune Hunters In China

Akers, pseud., Floyd
After rescuing a Chinese man from a sinking ship Sam Steele heads off to China, with his pals, to, Essentially, steal valuable ancestral jewels and such.

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9/2022

The Boy Fortune Hunters In Panama

Akers, pseud., Floyd
Written by L. Frank Baum under a pseudonym. I read the Project Gutenberg e-book edition. A decrepit steel-hauling ship is damaged in a storm and is run up on a beach in Panama to save the cargo. Angry natives are encountered. A Princesses heart is stolen, as are a bunch of uncut diamonds.

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8/2022
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[Abadzis - Akers, pseud.] [Akers, pseud. - Anderson] [Anderson - Asimov] [Asimov - Bacigalupi] [Bacigalupi - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Baum] [Baum - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Belushi] [Belzer - Block] [Block - Blunt] [Bodeen - Bova] [Bova - Brodie] [Brooks - Buckley] [Buffett - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Carey - Chambers] [Chambers - Clancy] [Clancy - Coben] [Coben - Cole] [Cole - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Croke] [Crombie - Cussler] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - Dexter] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doig - Drake] [Drake - Eggars] [Eland - Emerson] [Emerson - Faherty] [Fairbanks - Farmer] [Farmer - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Foster] [Foster - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Freedman] [Freedman - Gantos] [Gantos - Gibson] [Gibson - Gores] [Gores - Granger] [Granger - Greenfield] [Greenlaw - Grimes] [Grimes - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hallinan] [Hallinan - Haugaard] [Hautman - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heller] [Heller - Herbert] [Herman - Hess] [Hess - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hobb] [Hobb - Horowitz] [Horowitz - Hyman] [Hyman - Jerome] [Jerome - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Keating] [Keene - Kienzle] [Kienzle - Kirby] [Klass - Korman] [Kostyal - Lamott] [Lamott - Lawrence] [Lawrence - LeGuin] [Lehman - Levine] [Levine - Lobsenz] [Lockhart - Lu] [Lubar - Macleod] [Macleod - Marcinko] [Marcinko - Marusek] [Marusek - McBain] [McBain - McCrumb] [McCrumb - McGuire] [McGuire - Meyer] [Meyer - Moody] [Moody - Moriarty] [Moriarty - Mulligan] [Mundy - Nimmo] [Nimmo - Norton] [Nourse - O'Brian] [O'Brian - Oates] [Oliver - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Penny] [Perez-Reverte - Pinkwater] [Piper - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Raskin] [Raskin - Resnick] [Reynolds - Roanhorse] [Roanhorse - Rose] [Rose - Russell] [Russell - Savage] [Savin - Scattergood] [Schatzing - Scott] [Scott - Selznick] [Selznick - Shusterman] [Shusterman - Smith] [Smith - Soto] [Sparks - Stark] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Sweeney] [Taft - Tepper] [Thompson - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Varley] [Varley - Watson] [Watts - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wilks - Wodehouse] [Wolff - Zahn] [Zahn - Zusak] 

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