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A Piece Of The World

Kline, Christina Baker
A fictional biography novel about Christina Olson, of "Christina's World". Really very good.

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2/2018

The Dark Tower volume 1 The Gunslinger

King, Stephen
Nicely written, of course, and not too long. I don't know if I want to read the rest of the series, though.

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2/2018

Every Heart A Doorway

McGuire, Seanan
Kids who disappeared and reappeared are sent by their desperate parents to a peculiar school run by Miss Eleanor West. Really nicely written. First of a series.

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2/2018

The Sandcastle Girls

Bohjalian, Chris
A writer discovers family history that she didn't know about, so she writes a book about the Armenian Genocide. Pretty good story.

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2/2018

The Wheels Of Chance

Wells, H. G.
Took me a VERY long time to read this e-book, but I finally did! A young man goes on a cycling vacation, and meets a young lady who is cycling with an older companion who has unwelcome designs on her.

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1/2018

The Chronicles Of Blarnia

Gerber, Michael
"Hither come and suck a pipe, Turn thy brain to cheese and tripe!" Whoops, wrong book. I borrowed the book from someone who had purchased it for a particular reason, but it turned out they did not need it for that reason, but I wanted to read it. It was no Bored Of The Rings, but it was OK.

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1/2018

Sourdough

Sloan, Robin
I really liked this story of a woman programmer who starts baking bread. Although it get weird in parts.

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12/2017

Sour

Sloan, Robin

The Nine

Townsend, Tracy
Thieves Of Fate series, book 1. I BOUGHT it because the author was talking about it on the John Scalzi blog. I like fine, let us see where it goes. I was disappointed in the early demise of a character, though.

Quote:

..."I suppose drinking before breakfast is doctor's orders?"
"I don't have the benefit of a rather generous dose of morphine. So I'm making do, thank you." -pg. 348

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12/2017

Building The Ultimate Dam

Jackson, Donald C.
The story of John Eastwood, dambuilder, who designed the Lake Hodges and Lake Murray dams in San Diego, among others. Extremely interesting, profusely footnoted.

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12/2017

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