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Month in review

Reviews:
The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
The Autobiography of Malcolm X retold by Alex Haley
Bare by Elisabeth Eaves
Being Committed by Anna Maxted
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K Dick
Giorgio by Anita Benarde
GIS: Socioeconimic Applications by David Martin
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Headache Relief for Women by Alan M. Rapoport and Fred D. Sheftell
Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Mother's Recompense by Edith Wharton
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
Mrs. P's Journey by Sarah Hartley
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Spooky California by S. E. Schlosser
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Ward No. Six by Anton Chekov

Miscellaneous
Baby Teeth and Eating
Dinner with Sean
Eight Facts About Me
Eight Months Old
Happy Monkey's Day
Harriet at 8 1/2 Months
Heat Wave
Ian's Teeth
Maxine Runs Cold
Maxine Runs Hot
New Jeans
New Postal Rates
No Swimming and Other Stuff
Swimming
Swimming Again
Toast
The Wooden Spoon

Vacation
Traffic
South Pasadena

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


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Comments for Maxine Runs Cold

Sean in MaxineMaxine Runs Cold: 05/16/07

Maxine is home again and running like a new car. The repair came out to $500 less than what we feared. Thankfully the parts we needed came in and Maxine was ready for pick up just after lunch.

Before picking up Sean from school, I reinstalled Harriet's car seat (formerly Sean's). The feed for the seatbelt is really tight (and the plastic is sharp), so having small hands helps. Plus after dozens of times of installing the seat, I have it down to a science. Sean's booster seat takes about 30 seconds to install so we did that just last minute.

Both kids were very happy to be back in Maxine. I think Harriet likes the fact that her feet now reach the back of the seat. I think in the Accord she felt a little lost. Sean also commented on how he thought the Accord was "too big."

Maxine is running better than she has in months. The AC is blowing nice cold air without much time to get up and running. The engine stays cool while the AC is on. Most importantly though, she also passed her smog check. Now I can get her license renewed.





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