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Dead Simple by Peter James
Dead Simple (Roy Grace, #1)
by Peter James
read in February, 2015
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A new series highly recommended by Larry...

An interesting plot.

Unfortunately, no one (with the exception of DS Glenn Branson and a couple of secondary characters) is particularly likeable. The victim is rich boy with a cruel streak, the villains rich
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Don't Be Scared, Eleven by Richard Thompson
Don't Be Scared, Eleven
by Richard Thompson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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This was a Spring 1993 book from Annick Press, so presumably I read it in finished form to Maggee and Jesse at around this time; the "Date I finished..." in this list is the date the book was added to both Goodreads and the Bump Memorial Library.


The
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
A Light in the Attic
by Shel Silverstein
read in February, 2015
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The "Date I finished..." is actually the "Date added..."— I actually have no idea when I first read this book... definitely preGoodreads.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
read in February, 2015
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No record of the original "Date I finished..."
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
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The first of O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin's nautical novels, all of which I have read aloud to Maggee over the years.

I don't have record of when we first read this book, and it hadn't made it onto the Goodreads list, so the "date finished" is today's
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The Chessmen by Peter  May
The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy, #3)
by Peter May (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Fin has been hired by the owner of a large estate in southern mountains of Lewis to find a group of poachers who are threatening the wild salmon stocks in the loch and rivers on the property. The job is just May's device, though, for getting Fin into ...more
The Border Lords by T. Jefferson Parker
The Border Lords (Charlie Hood # 4)
by T. Jefferson Parker (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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In the fourth of Parker's Charlie Hood novels, Hood is working with the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) as part of an anti-drug task force called Blowback.

One of the other agents in the group, Sean Ozburn, who has been undercover for eighteen mon
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Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Funny Girl
by Nick Hornby
read in February, 2015
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Another winner from one of our favorite writers.

The eponymous funny girl is Barbara from Blackpool who is determined to follow in the footsteps of her heroine, Lucille Ball, and become a comic actor. She's very talented — and lucky — and lands a spot
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The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
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A big book — almost seven hundred pages — but Pinker keeps you turning pages.

A few sections were hard slogging (statistics) but by and large Pinker lays out his case (violence has decline steadily since the Englightenment and particularly in the last
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Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
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A fascinating book.

The story of "the Middle World" is one that I was aware of only in fragmentary pieces. Ansary tells a complex story, and he does it in a way that makes the story both comprehensible and engaging.

In the later chapters one the book
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