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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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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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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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 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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posted by pumpkinqueen
The book Smiling colina Farm is about the Wayne family’s life at Smiling colina Farm. It starts out with the Wayne family moving to Indiana in an ox driven wagon to be pioneers and find new farm lands. The book shows how the farm and family grow through the years 1817-1937.
The story starts on the Wayne family moving from Virginia to Indiana. They found a settlement on a colina and called it Smiling colina Farm. They started building the farm, and making the farm bigger. The farm and kids grow up over the years. For example now they grind their wheat with a machine instead of horse power. As they...
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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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Since everyone was so positive about my last article, I decided to make it a series of sorts. Different themes, maybe one artigo a month. I am 23 and I still amor all of the following books. People can enjoy them at any age, but these are especially great ones for kids and teens. There were so many to choose from, so I apologize that I had to leave out so many of my favorites. Let's all recapture youth! As always, these are in no particular order.

1. The Neverending Story por Michael Ende
This is one of the few fantasia novels that isn't an entire series. Not to offend anyone, but I do not like...
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posted by AnnabethChase
Mmkay, this is a really powerful-but really long- quote and I really hope you take just a few minutos out of whatever you're doing and read it.

"I was telling you about evil, now that I know what it is. It's what makes a man get drunk and press a red hot poker on his child's back. It's what makes men have to queue for hours at the dock gates for a chance of a job when there are only a dozen jobs for a hundred men, so they fight each other in order to get them, and the foreman laugh and egg them on. It's what takes an old couple who've got nothing left but each other and splits them up to go...
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posted by sk8rgirl714
Preface

“Okay honey, it’s your first time on a plane!” my mother cooed me. I was five then so I didn’t hate it entirely. “I’m ready Mommy!” I said. We sat in section… 1A and 1B.
My mother was overly excited for the both of us because it was also her first time on a plane.
After takeoff, my mother spotted San Diego, which was the wrong direction. We were going to visit my grandparents in Michigan. It felt like the plane was dropping all of a sudden.
“Mommy, are we going to land now?” I asked. “I’m going to go talk to the pilot honey. I’ll be right back.” My mother...
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For a lot of people with chronic disease, the inability to work is a difficult and frustrating reality. Contrary to common misconceptions that not working must be "nice." Or must be like taking an "extended vacation," the lack of a job for medical reasons can have significant consequences on a person's sense if identity--not to mentions finances and interpersonal relationships.

Writer Randy Jernigan recently shed some light on this reality while he was a guest on Donny Max's 'Lets Talk About It' radio program out of Seattle. Randy, who has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure, Chronic...
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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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Veteran writer Randy Jernigan took to his facebook page to share his exuberance in his former student, Les Bailey, and his new book, The Vampire Game: Discovery. which debuted in Kindle Books November 19, 2015.

"I knew when I first met Les several years back in one of my creative composição literária classes, that he was going to write the great American novel--and he did! Even then Les was a master storyteller. I remember vividly the feelings of excitement I experienced when he read aloud from one of his class assignments. The prose within the story was downright delicious. I recognized almost immediately...
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This is a common phrase/question that people employ when asking us booksellers for suggestions for their friends and family. "Well, he/she loved so-and-so...what else is like that" In fact, that is very helpful when trying to recommend books, knowing other books & authors that they like.

But sometimes one can get stuck in a rut and cannot come up with a wide selection of suggestions. Let's help each other find new books based on books we already enjoy. Adult, young adult, whatever you like!

Here are some Specific Titles that might prompt some suggestions:


-If you liked Harry Potter, you'll...
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 Author Randy Jernigan and Jackson
Author Randy Jernigan and Jackson
When I sat down to jantar at a small Asian bistro, bistrô with my old friend and writer Randy Jernigan, he quickly scanned the menu, searching for the healthiest foods. Today would not be one of his famous “cheat days” he shares on his social media pages–usually Mondays when he and best friend, Jackson Fackrell, indulge in what he terms a “free meal.” Today he opts for several veggie heavy dishes with less calories, and of course, minus the fried arroz and noodles. Later, as the waitress cleared the table, I notice that she cleared away his half eaten meal.

At the time I remembered our last...
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posted by juicyjossy9
Lilian Jackson Braun
Mystery novels
From 200 to 300 pages
Hard cover and paperback


The Cat Who... is a novel series of murder mystery novels por Lilian Jackson Braun. This series is called the "Cat Who..." series because each book título in this series begins with the words "The Cat Who. . .".

"The Cat Who..." books feature a reporter named James Qwilleran and his Siamese gatos Kao K'o-Kung, Koko for short, and Yum-Yum. The first book in the series was written in 1966, with two mais following in 1967 and 1968. Eighteen years passed until Jackson Braun published the seguinte book in the series, and through...
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Michael Talbot
1982
406 pages

Michael Talbot has woven a tale of the vampire unlike any you have read. He places them historically in the development of the human race, identifying them as artists, popes, collectors and inventors. He depicts them as the curators of all things important to human kind. It is the way they obtain those things worth protecting that is the meat of his book, The Delicate Dependency. Set in Londres at the turn of the century, a kidnapping of a child occurs which sends her father and a renowned vampire hunter on a chase all over Europe. The father is a physician who has...
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When I look on youtube or even here, there are people that just want every one to hate the Twilight series and Edward most of all! THEY ARE FICTIONAL! And your all fighting like a bunch of babies! Its a book! You dont have to like it and I am not telling you to read it if you haven't.
I agree, amor does not work like she explains it, and this book is pretty stereotypical but thats not the point!
Us kids and Teens know that vampiros and lobisomens are NOT real but we have every right to like what we want to like!
I see that some people are waiting for someone like Ewdard to come and sweep them...
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the book are you there god its me margret is very inspiring to me i don't know how judy bloom does it i would deffinetly recomend this book for any girl who fells sad or depressed it is a short book so you will mort likely finish it in about a week maybe even a dia i normally don't like leitura but after leitura this book it made me think that i should read mais books now i am leitura so many cool books i could write my own but i am not feeling up to that so i will just stick to leitura i hope you found my artigo usefull and remember if you have a good book tell me because i am really loving leitura now
There are so many great books published every month, some titles worth leitura may get lost in the shuffle. So when I heard that my composição literária coach and mentor of ten years was finally releasing a book about successful freelance writing, I got excited!

It was about ten years atrás that I decided to get serious about my desire to make a living with what I loved the most--writing. So I looked up the number of a popular composição literária group in my início town, got registered and took a class. I had heard of the instructor before, even read a couple of his books and magazine articles, so I was thrilled at the...
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 British Royal Family
British Royal Family
Celebrity biographer Randy Jernigan has signed an agreement with his American publisher to write a biography on the British Royal family which he's tentatively titled, "Family Secrets."

Jernigan, who recently published a best selling biographical sketch on entertainer Marie Osmond, says he's always been an admirer of queen Elizabeth and the rest of her family, and has always wanted to take a serious look at the British Monarch in a book.

"I think queen Elizabeth is a great lady with a huge heart, especially when it comes to her family and her people," says Jernigan. "I've been collecting information...
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