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I have decided to stop posting here.
I'll finish with the titles of a couple more books I have read since the last post.

Where's My Cow by Terry Pratchett - 4 stars
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris - 4 stars
Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith - 5 stars

So, 24 books read so far this year, 3 partly read.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.

Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters
Judy Blume
1998
I had read many Judy Blume books before, but they were all aimed at children and young adults. This adult novel proved to me that Ms. Blume can write for anyone. Reminiscent of her other writings, Summer Sisters is about growing up, friendship, and family. She doesn't leave out any of the pain or joy.
It is a tough but realistic look at life.
4 stars.

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Unseen Academicals

Unseen Academicals
Terry Pratchett
2009
In this Discworld novel, Unseen University decides to enter the dangerous world of team sports, Foot the Ball. It also happens to be a tale of star crossed lovers, cooks, and orcs.
As always, Pratchett delivers a funny and insightful look into the human psyche.
4 stars.

Club Dead

Club Dead
Charlaine Harris
2003
In this 3rd book in the series, Sookie hunts for her missing boyfriend, who may have betrayed her for another woman.
A fun read.
4 stars.
Stephen King: Three Complete Novels: Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, The Shining
Stephen King
2002 Edition
I read Carrie a few years ago and read the other two recently. 'Salem's Lot was the scariest of the three, to me, and The Shining was pretty different from what I knew of the movies. Very good reads. As always, King is a master at creating sympathetic characters.
4 stars.

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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Lois McMaster Bujold
2012
In this Vorkosigan Saga novel, we are focused on Mile's cousin, Ivan (That idiot Ivan), instead of Mile's himself. It was great to finally have another novel in the series, it had been years since the last one. One only hopes the next one doesn't take as long to appear.
5 stars.

Going Postal

Going Postal
Terry Pratchett
Harper
2004

A Discworld Novel. In this installment, Pratchett introduces a new character, Moist Von Lipwig the con man, and takes on the Post Office, the Clacks, and corporate pirates.

This was a fun read and Moist is a great character.

4 stars.

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A Season of Gifts

A Season of Gifts
Richard Peck
Dell Books
2009

A Grandna Dowdel book. In this follow up to A Year Down Yonder and A Long Way from Chicago, it is now 1958 and a new family moves in next to Mrs. Dowdel.

This novel wasn't as funny as the other two, but it really embraces the feel of the times. I really noticed the use of language and the little details of the late 50s.

3 stars.

The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

The Science of Discworld II: The Globe
Ebury Press
Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
2002
In this second Science of Discworld book, the authors explore what humans are and what proto humans may have needed to become human.
4 stars.

A Hat Full of Sky

A Hat Full of Sky
Terry Pratchett
Harper Collins
2004
Tiffany Aching is off to apprentice to a witch. Unfortunately, things don't go smoothly for Tiffany and she has to deal with her darker fears and desires. A fun and serious sequel.
4 Stars.