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"I still get nightmares," begins Johnny Truant, editor of House of Leaves ("House," by 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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This is the full table of contents for the Harry Potter series.

The Boy Who Lived
The Vanishing Glass
The Letters from No One
The Keeper of the Keys
Diagon Alley
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters
The Sorting Hat
The Potions Master
The Midnight Duel
Halloween
Quidditch
The Mirror of Erised
Nicolas Flamel
Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
The Forbidden Forest
Through the Trapdoor
The Man with Two Faces
The Worst Birthday
Dobby's Warning
The Burrow
At Flourish and Blotts
The Whomping Willow
Gilderoy Lockhart
Mudbloods and Murmurs
The Deathday Party
The Writing on the Wall
The Rogue Bludger
The Dueling Club
The...
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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 by the British author John William Polidori in his book ‘The Vampyre’. After this came the rather long short story ‘Carmilla’ by Sheridan Le Fanu. But it was a work inspired by these two stories that remains the greatest vampire story to this day – 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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Kynleana’s Quest
(A WoW Short Story)
    The quiet forests around Darnassus seemed to radiate life in the early twilight of the morning. Kynleana tightened her hold on her Battle Axe and strode from her house on the outskirts of Darnassus, the Night Elf capitol. She donned her Cloak of Ascendancy and pulled on her war boots that went up to right below her knee. She gripped her Axe and ventured into the forest. There had been rumors of a Tuaren on the Island of Teladrassil and she had set out to kill or capture it. It was rumored to be a powerful Druid, steeped in wisdom...
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posted by zanhar1
Last year 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 love to know more 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 second time around, and is grateful for the way her husband treats her.

According to press reports, Osmond’s second marriage to music producer Brian Blosil wasn’t blissful by any means.

Globe Magazine reported that despite enduring terrible (emotional) pain, Marie never publicly detailed the humiliation she endured during her 20-year second marriage to the record producer....
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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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'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 questions 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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Michael Talbot
1987
165 pages


A very good beginner's guide book, June 22, 2001

By Angela Soden – Amazon.com

I have been learning about and exploring the topic of reincarnation for a long time now. In the past, I have only read books that were full of documentation. Some of these had a little bit on how to discover your own past lives. However, I always wanted more. This book provided that for me. Contrary to the other books that I had read in the past, this book talks about various methods and how to utilize them for your own self discovery. Michael Talbot not only explains how to use these methods...
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Statement of Intent: If you read to the end, you'll notice that I do not advocate against reading 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 fans 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 article about Bella Swan.

Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships [link, link]

Note: The ones in bold...
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Gjenopplive en 45 år gammel bok, Bill Gates inkludert Business eventyr: tolv klassiske historier fra verden av Wall Street på hans 2014 sommeren pensum. Hans entusiasme ("Warren Buffett anbefalt denne boken til meg tilbake i 1991, og det er fortsatt den beste business boken jeg noensinne har lest"- og hevder det er Warren Buffett favoritt business bok, også) var smittsom. Med prodding av Gates, ut-av-print bok ble gjenutgitt som en e-bok av åpne veien, og som jeg skriver dette innlegget er det Amazon's #1 beste selger i handel og #2 i bøker.

John Brooks opprinnelig publisert fortellingene...
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posted by Sholoh
The amazing twilogy by Suzanne Collins is being made into a movie, and many people believe it will be bigger and better than Twilight.

Here's the trailer

link

Watch it and comment if you like it or not.
Also, I highly recommend to read the Hunger Games trilogy.

The genres of the film/ books is action.

Set in the near future, a girl called Katniss Everdeen volunteered to enter the Hunger Games, a game which is run by the government.
24 'tributes' will enter the arena and fight to the death until one person is remaining, who will be the winner.

Read Katniss' fights to stay alive as she battles the other 24 tributes to win her place as the winner.


Watch out for The Hunger Games, everyone will be talking about it within the following year.
There are so many great books published every month, some titles worth reading may get lost in the shuffle. So when I heard that my writing coach and mentor of ten years was finally releasing a book about successful freelance writing, I got excited!

It was about ten years ago 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 writing group in my home 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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posted by crazed_twilight
this is a list of books i think is under the MUST READ category
1.THE HOUSE OF NIGHT SERIES(in order)
A.Marked
B.Betrayed
C.Chosen
D.Untamed
E.Hunted
F.Tempted
G.Burned
H.Awakened(not yet read by me)

2.THE BOOKS BY LAUREN KATE(in order)
A.Fallen
B.Torment
C.Passion(not yet read by me)
THIS IS ALSO A BOOK BY LAUREN KATE
D.Betrayal

3.THE IMMOTAL SERIES(in order)
A.Evermore
B.Bluemoon
C.Shadowland
D.Darkflame
E.Night Star(not yet read by me)
F.Everlasting(not yet read by me)
posted by midnight-stars
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written: The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today

I am by no means a great votary of any kind of "Best" lists and find them too subjective and at times highfalutin. But this list of the 100 most influential & mind-expanding books ever written seemed quite apposite and all-encompassing. British literary critic & historian Seymour-Smith's survey of what he considers the 100 most influential books is a searching inquiry into major thinkers, writers and philosophers. Seymour-Smith finds most modernist techniques already...
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This was a book report that I wrote for my English class. If you're thinking of reading the Hunger Games, I suggest that you look at this...

The Hunger Games is a very popular book among teens my age. It’s basically about a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss whose sister (named Prim) was chosen to compete in the Hunger Games, which was an annual tournament where two children from each District (there are 12-ish) are forced to fight to the death on live television. Katniss apparently really loved her sister or something, because she volunteers to go in Prim’s stead.
I first picked up this...
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posted by BiteMeCullen107
“Jacob!” I was yelling from the bath room. I was in more pain than I ever thought was possible. It felt like something was clawing its way out of my stomach. This couldn’t be possible I’d been pregnant for only a couple of months. “JACOB BLACK GET YOU ASS UP HERE!” I was screaming so loud I thought Jacob would go def. He ran into the bath room and kneeled down beside me. “What’s wrong?” “I need to get to grandpa.” He picked me up and drove me to the house and carried me in.

“What’s wrong with her?” My mother came rushing to my side. “Mom stop just get grandpa.”...
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Randy Jernigan and Les Bailey
Randy Jernigan and Les Bailey
Author and writing coach Randy Jernigan recently took to his Facebook page to boast about his favorite 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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Family Secrets of The British Royal Family
Family Secrets of The British Royal Family
Celebrity biographer Randy Jernigan's "Family Secrets" gets an official release date of May of 2017.

Jernigan, who recently published The Life and Career of Marie Osmond and is set to release a biography on Ellen DeGeneres, 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 on "the family" for years in hopes that one day I'd...
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