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posted by gaby124
Who Am I?
By: Gabriela Acosta



Chapter 1
“How would you describe me Lilly?” I asked.
“Paula, you’re a very smart and unique person. But also mysterious. In a good way.” She replied.
“How am I mysterious? I mean, I never thought of myself that way.”
“Because you’re always so quiet around people. Not around me, of course. It’s like you shut yourself down completely, like you don’t want them to know who you are.”
“But you know I’m very shy! Besides, I’m not very good at socializing, you know? I always make myself sound like a total freak!
“Hey, you asked for my...
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(original title: Essere Gentile)
by Piero Ferrucci, 2008, 306 pages
and Vivien Reid Ferrucci (Translator)

A book to read as a soul provider – if you are in a state of confusion, conflict, in quest of wisdom or in reach for soul comfort – or all…

A leading transpersonal psychologist reveals the unexpected secret to a happy life: behaving with kindness.

Piero Ferrucci calls it "global cooling," a phenomenon of chilly human relations. Communications are hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit and wealth has become a cherished value. And warmth and genuine presence have all but dissolved...
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I know not everyone celebrates Christmas, but in many countries, there is a big break coming up, and I thought I would share some good vacation-type reads. So put these on hold at the biblioteca now to prepare for a long period of time for relaxation and good reading.

1. His Dark Materials por Philip Pullman
(The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)-I read this series once over a break and it is fantastic. Deep and meaningful while still a quick read. The 2nd one is my favorite.

2. Anna Karenina por Leo Tolstoy
This is probably a challenge for a lot of people, but it's one of the most...
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posted by zanhar1
Last ano I put together a list of books that I read coupled with my opinions on them, using my reviews from good reads. I decided to keep it going.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Smoke and Shadow #3)


I got to read this one like way back in March thanks to tumblr lol. But I decided to wait until I actually got a physical copy to review it on here.

Any how 10/10 *was satisfied with the amount of Azula*
As always, I really enjoyed the comic as a whole, I really liked this story line. The whole fear based theme and the Kemurikage were wonderful. I'd really amor to know mais about those ladies.

Life...
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posted by maja3322
 Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'
Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'
Vampires – just because some of them sparkle doesn’t mean there’re all bad.

The Classical Vampire
The first vampire to appear in fictional literature was created por the British author John William Polidori in his book ‘The Vampyre’. After this came the rather long short story ‘Carmilla’ por Sheridan Le Fanu. But it was a work inspired por these two stories that remains the greatest vampire story to this dia – Bram Stoker’s ’Dracula’. ’Dracula’, which was published in 1897, started a Vampire craze the hasn’t ceased yet. It is in this novel that we find the original,...
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Statement of Intent: If you read to the end, you'll notice that I do not advocate against leitura Twilight, just putting it into context for young readers. This was originally written for a facebook audience of friends until I decided to post it here as well. It was not intended to offend Twilight fãs or readers, but to simply give a little perspective on why I believe Edward Cullen is a poor character to respect/admire. Should there be enough popular demand, I'm willing to write a similar artigo about Bella Swan.

Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships [link, link]

Note: The ones in bold...
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 Marie on Oprah
Marie on Oprah
30 years after Marie Osmond married, then divorced Stephen Craig, she married him again. Some might say the woman is a glutton for punishment or she never got over the man she truly loved.

Today, Osmond says she’s happier the segundo time around, and is grateful for the way her husband treats her.

According to press reports, Osmond’s segundo marriage to música producer Brian Blosil wasn’t blissful por any means.

Globe Magazine reported that despite enduring terrible (emotional) pain, Marie never publicly detailed the humiliation she endured during her 20-year segundo marriage to the record producer....
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If you enjoy vampires, angels, unique story lines and lots of action then this book is for you. I have just read the first book on the Guild Hunter series por Nalini Singh – Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter, Book 1). This book is a good debut to this series and I found it very different from Ms. Singh’s Psy-Changeling series.
A quick synopsis, Elena Deveraux, she’s a born vampire hunter; her best friend is Sara and she has a few childhood issues. She is a no nonsense type, feminine but tough as nails. She’s summoned por the archangel Raphael, he’s a high and mighty angel and ruler, he’s...
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 Randy Jernigan and Les Bailey
Randy Jernigan and Les Bailey
Author and composição literária coach Randy Jernigan recently took to his facebook page to boast about his favorito writer and sidekick, author Les Bailey, and the final installment of his 'Vampire Game' trilogy.

"If you loved Les' first two books in the series, then you're going to really get into his third book," Randy exclaimed proudly in his Sunday afternoon post. "I just read the first chapter last night--what powerful writing! Every sentence was strong and kept me spellbound.Book three will absolutely knock your socks off, I have no doubt!"

A Salt Lake City native, Les Bailey actually began writing...
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'Losing to Win' author Randy Jernigan has put rumors to rest, coming out as gay on a Christian talk radio program this week.

The celebrity biographer opened up to close friend and talk show host Stephen Seares about his "life-long burden" in a very emotional interview on the early Sunday morning show.

Jernigan was asked to appear on the show to talk about politics and his support of Hillary Clinton when Seares perguntas turned personal.

"yes I'm gay..,and I've carried this secret with me all my life and I just can't do it anymore," Jernigan explained to the conservative radio audience. "It's...
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posted by Leightonfan
My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the dia that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To topo, início it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the início isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be mais to my housemates than meets the eye. The pergunta is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me.
posted by BuffyFaithFan1
CHAPTER ONE: My Life Story...

My name: Peyton Strong. My life: Different. My wish: To have someone else do my job. Why?: Cause I was destined to do THIS. Why?: A civilization called The Light, called me in and recruted me as one of there "HELPERS" when really...I'm on a fight for my life to save the world from un explicable things. Demons, thefts, you name it! Right now: I'm on topo, início of a building, wathcing down far below. faca in hand. Gun in it's holster. And searching. Searching what you ask?: For members of The Shades. Who?: They are just like The Lights, but they are competly different....
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 Randy with author Les Bailey (photo permission pending)
Randy with author Les Bailey (photo permission pending)
Celebrity biographer and composição literária coach, Randy Jernigan, was forced to cancelar a number of professional commitments this mês when gout pain and blood pressure issues became so extreme, the writer had to seek medical attention.

Randy was diagnosed "years ago" as suffering with the condition that causes intense pain, usually in the feet, ankles and knees, and is experienced por only two percent of the American population.

Randy tells Fanpop.com, "I was in the middle of this terrible pain in my knees and ankles. Because of the condition being so severe, I had developed tumors in my legs related to...
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 at the amazonas, amazon, amazônia Kindle store now.
at the Amazon Kindle store now.
My fellow writer and Blujesto Press author Lucretia Mars discusses her new Kindle book series, GASPERS, starting off with a trilogy that is, in may ways, too hot to publish. She and Blujesto are presenting new and innovative ways of getting his controversial work to the public.

Q: Lucretia, tell us a bit about your new Kindle ebook series, GASPERS.
A: GASPERS is a kinky, erotic novel series with a crime story subplot. Or else it’s a crime series with a kinky, erotic subplot. They’re pretty well balanced.
Q: I don’t mean to pigeon-hole it, but it’s a bit like FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, with...
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"I still get nightmares," begins Johnny Truant, editor of House of Leaves ("House," por the way, always colored in blue). He goes on to explain how he stumbled upon the fateful document that would consume him. How Zampanò, an old and eccentric shut-in had left his critique of the Navidson Record scribbled on loose-leaf papers, book covers, and the backs of envelopes and even stamps scattered across his room. Johnny diligently collected all of the papers and organized them into the comprehensive thesis it was meant to be. It is an elaborate and detailed explanation of a documentary that, Johnny...
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He’s looking at me like – well, like he wants to look at me. Like he likes what he sees, and he’s smiling and his eyes are so blue, even in the faint glow of the porch light they shine, and I nod dumbly, blindly, then grope for the door handle, telling myself to look away and not yet able to do it.
“Sarah,” he says, softly, almost hesitantly, and my coração slam bangs, beating hard, and this is what it’s like to want someone you can’t have. To want someone you shouldn’t even be looking at.
Sarah is in quite the predicament. She’s riding that rollercoaster of first amor – the...
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posted by pure-angel
Eve knew the stories of the Fall, of a time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. She’s seen the aftermath of the technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter, able to grow new organs and limbs, how it evolved out of control. The machine took over and the soul vanished. A world quickly losing its humanity isn’t just a story to her though. At eighteen, this world is Eve’s reality.
In their Fallen world, amor feels like a selfish luxury, but not understanding what it is makes it difficult to choose between West, who makes her feel...
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We hear a lot about sexism against females, and some people think this extends to books, which it probably does. A lot of books have no females in them, or only have weak female characters, like damsels in distress which are just there to be saved por males. But recently, there has been a lot of strong, resourceful new female book characters. Here are my favourite strong heroines- and two of them are from books written por male authors, so well done men for realising that females can be string too.

1) Kestrel Hath, from The Wind on fogo series por William Nicholson.
Most of you probably haven't...
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posted by zanhar1
I saw leytonfanlove's artigo and wanted to type my own. So without any further adieu; a list of all the books I've collected since 3rd grade! If you want to know about any of them feel free to ask.

Harry Potter/Harry Potter Spin-offs
-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Seacrets
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheniox
-Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
-Harry Potter Film Wizardry
-Harry Potter Screen to Film
-Tales of Beetle the...
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Hi everyone!

I just want to say enough already. We have determined again and again that Vampire and Twilight apaixonados comprise maybe a little less than half of the members who are answering these questions. I say we just give it a rest now. We don't need any mais picks about whether you amor or hate vampires, which is the best vampire series, or any other opportunities for fighting over an issue that's at a standstill.
Now I have read Twilight and am not a fan, though I will admit they are addicting while you read them. I have said how I feel about the books, the writing, the characters and all...
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