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Electric City
3rd in series 1994

"Imagine a cross between Nora Charles and Kinsey Millhone, a female sleuth who walks and talks like a thirty-something Lauren Bacall...more
Jan 1996
Mar 27, 2009
Miss Melville Regrets (Susan Melville #1)
Well written story that is so subtly funny that I have read it twice when I needed a good laugh, a quick read, and a reminder that there's a job for e...more
Aug 21, 2012
May 12, 2009
Cold Smoked
4th in Jane da Silva series 1995

"Imagine a cross between Nora Charles and Kinsey Millhone, a female sleuth who walks and talks like a thirty-something...more
Jan 1996
Mar 27, 2009
Quite a Year for Plums
I was in the audience when Bailey White was doing the tour for this book. When she walked out, a huge murmur went through the room. Everyone was surpr...more
not set
Oct 05, 2012
Amateur Night
2nd of series of 4 1993

"Imagine a cross between Nora Charles and Kinsey Millhone, a female sleuth who walks and talks like a thirty-something Lauren B...more
Jan 1996
Oct 11, 2008
A Hopeless Case
1st in Jane da Silva series 1992

As with all 4 of the Jane da Silva books, I appreciate the Seattle setting, the forays into other nearby regions, her...more
Jan 1996
Mar 30, 2009
Don't Get Mad-- Get Even!: A Manual for Retaliation
When the world gets me down, I look to this book to get me out of it.

My particular favorite is the story of when the author was cheated by an insuranc...more
not set
Oct 04, 2012
Cold Comfort Farm
The movie of "Cold Comfort Farm" is one of the movies that will instantly cheer me up on those damp, dark days of the Northwest winter. The book, not...more
Nov 03, 2010
Oct 10, 2008
Where Did You Go? Out What Did You Do? Nothing
You gotta love the title.
That's the reason I read this book about 40 years ago, and I still remember it fondly. I was at the age when I was constantl...more
not set
Mar 02, 2009
Holy Disorders (Gervase Fen, #2)
Laughed until I cried on this one, and loved the mystery, too. I read this years and years ago, and looked for it ever since. I'm looking forward to a...more
not set
Mar 27, 2009
Hip-Deep in Alligators
3rd in series.

Hilarious story of dirty politics and murder in the dank underbelly of the Windy City. Highly recommended for a fast, light read.
Jan 1997
Mar 28, 2009
David Sedaris - 14 CD Boxed Set
Amazingly funny and wonderful to listen to. I've read the books, but prefer to hear David in his own voice, telling his stories as only he can.
not set
Oct 04, 2012
Nibbled to Death by Ducks
6th in series

First one I read, and loved the dialogue and the humor. Been picking them up here and there since.
Jan 1996
Mar 28, 2009
1995 non-series

Anyone who doesn't love this book just doesn't get me. I love it!
not set
Mar 27, 2009
The Cat's Meow
5th in series. 1988

He sure has the lingo down pat!

Jan 1997
Mar 28, 2009
What's The Worst That Could Happen? (Dortmunder, #9)
9th Dortmunder book. 1996
not set
Mar 27, 2009
Castle in the air
non-series 1980
not set
Mar 27, 2009
The Gift Horse's Mouth
7th in series
not set
Mar 28, 2009
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
George Carlin, like many comics, is (was) a very angry man whose musings on the human condition make for a very funny book. Rather than making you ang...more
not set
Jan 28, 2009
Murder in a Mummy Case (Iris Cooper, #2)
2nd in series 1986
Jan 1996
Mar 27, 2009
Outrageously Yours
My copy of this book is old and tired because every now and then, I just need to remind myself why it's still sitting on my shelves. I pull it down, a...more
not set
Oct 20, 2008
My Life and Hard Times
Between seeing a cartoon of "The Unicorn in the Garden", reading "The Night the Bed Fell" in eighth grade, and finding out that Thurber wrote "Sitting...more
Jan 1965
Feb 09, 2009
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
I loved this book. And this was her first! So funny, sad, wise. I read Fried Green Tomatoes first, and couldn't wait to read other books by her, but g...more
Jan 2011
Nov 03, 2010
Get Shorty (Chili Palmer, #1)
This is my favorite Elmore Leonard book, mostly because of seeing the movie. Actually, I think I like the movie even better. Lots of laughs, action, a...more
not set
Oct 12, 2008
The Princess Bride
Such a good book to have by your bedside to read a chapter to take your mind off your cares and let you drift off to sleep. I read it often.
not set
Mar 20, 2009
Many Moons
Despite my love affair with Thurber's books, I had been unaware of this one until I received it from my adult daughter. Sweet.
Jan 2005
Nov 01, 2010
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete Radio Series (Hitchhiker's Guide: Radio Play, #1-5)
I first heard the "Book" on public radio, and can't read it without hearing these wonderful voices.
not set
Oct 19, 2008
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
I liked Fluke way better, but I look forward to reading more Moore.
Aug 15, 2012
Jan 28, 2009
Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure
I'd call it light reading, but it made me hungry....
not set
Oct 13, 2008
Week-End Wodehouse
The master speaks.
not set
Oct 20, 2008
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