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Poster:salcorrente
Date:2012-08-06 11:18
Subject:The Adventures of Boochi Malloochi: The Hunt for Treasure
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Mood: excited

A brand new adventures series has arrived!
The Adventures of Boochi Malloochi: The Hunt for Treasure, is the first of the twelve book children's series about a young girl who finds a treasure chest buried in the sand. She had no idea how this will alter her future!
Discovering the chest is only the beginning, as it unlocks endless doors, twists and turns and journeys to magical destinations.
How far will it go?
Come join the adventure and hold tight on this exciting journey!

Available online at:
www.dwbchildrensline.com/booksforlittlepaws.htm
www.amazon.com
www.abebooks.com
www.towerbooks.com
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Poster:trureader
Date:2006-09-16 14:10
Subject:book (memoir)
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-has anybody heard of the book "News Junkie". Put out by Process Media, that crazy publishing house that puts out weird books?....

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Poster:thepixieinside
Date:2005-12-06 09:57
Subject:Johnny Cash
Security:Public

Book Title: Johnny Cash: The Autobiography
Author: Johnny Cash (w/ Patrick Carr)
Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061013579/qid=1133880463/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-7200732-9877419?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
Genre: Non-fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: B
Short description/summary of the book: This book is about the life and music of the legend Johnny Cash, through his very own eyes. He talks about the music (his and influences to him), his life, and people that made such an impact on his life.
My thoughts: This book was very interesting to read! I like Johnny Cash quite a bit and I LOVE to learn about his life and where he grew up, since I too lived in Tennessee for a big part of my life. The only complaint I have of this book is that he tended to ramble quite a bit about things, and I found myself bored for part of the book. However, if you are a Cash fan, or even if you're just a fan of musicians, I highly recommend this book!
Currently Reading: I am about to start Flower in the Attic by V.C. Andrews.

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Poster:thepixieinside
Date:2005-11-05 00:20
Subject:Cruise Control
Security:Public

Book Title: Cruise Control
Author: Terry Trueman
Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000B5RXWC/qid=1131167135/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/103-5164816-4847048?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
Genre: Fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: C
Short description/summary of the book: This is a supplementary book to Stuck in Neutral. This story is from the perspective of a young man who has a brother with Cerebral Palsy.

My thoughts: This book was not NEAR as good as Stuck in Neutral. Trueman is certainly not the best writer (yes, I realize that this is a book for young adults, but still...) I did not feel myself getting emotionally attached to this book, like I did with Stuck in Neutral.
Currently Reading: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner.

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Poster:thepixieinside
Date:2005-11-03 22:30
Subject:Memoirs of a Geisha
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Book Title: Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679781587/qid=1131074266/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-5164816-4847048?v=glance&s=books
Genre: Fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A
Short description/summary of the book: This is about a young woman growing up in Japan. She is taken from her parents and forced to learn the ways of a geisha. She learns to adapt and becomes one of the most prominent geisha in Kyoto.

My thoughts: This book is AMAZING! It seemed like a TRUE story the way it was told! It really makes me want to visit Japan! It took me a while to read, but it was well worth it, and I cannot WAIT to see how it is adapted into film!

Currently Reading: about to read a devotional book.

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Poster:thepixieinside
Date:2005-10-10 20:43
Subject:Stuck in Neutral
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Book Title: Stuck in Neutral
Author: Terry Trueman
Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0064472132/002-9934186-2233617?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance
Genre: Fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A+++

Short description/summary of the book: This book was on the list of "Most Challenged Books" and remains on there currently. From the beginning Shawn knew life would be hard. Shawn is a young man with celebral palsy. He shows us (the reader) how it is being a teenager with this obstacle. His parents are now divorced, and Shawn says it was because of him. His father couldn't deal with watching his youngest child suffer. His wanted to "end his pain." Shawn struggles with this throughout the book because he does not want to die, but he is very understanding of why his dad does this. He loves and respects his father, which shows that Shawn really is like everyone else, but to the outside world, they cannot see it.

My thoughts: This book is INCREDIBLE! I couldn't stop reading it! This book (because the author has a son with C.P., made me try to understand what these people with this condition. I loved Shawn in this book. I kept wishing that someone could really understand him. It is even more real because Trueman's son has C.P. as well.
BOTTOM LINE: GO AND READ THIS BOOK NOW!

Also, if anyone has read any of other Trueman's works, let me know what you thought of them!

Currently Reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and I'm about to start Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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Poster:yasue
Date:2005-08-28 23:53
Subject:
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vocaball

If this is not allowed, please forgive me and feel free to delete this post. Thank you. =D

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Poster:meliss_
Date:2005-06-04 17:02
Subject:Poetry fans!! :) :)
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MY GRANDMOTHERS POETRY BOOK IS PUBLISHED!!

My grandmother's dying wish was to publish a book of her poetry, and the day before she died she was told from the publisher that her dream was going to come true. 2 months after she passed away, the book is published.

If we sell 500 hardcopy books, it will appear on the shelves of Barnes and Noble. So please, consider buying this book. It truley is amazing, and it would mean alot to the memory of my Nanny.


I think this book is amazing. It is poetry about spirituality, love, and life. I have grown up around my grandmothers poetry, and I have always found it so emotionally moving and inspiring. I honestly think that others will love it just as I have.

http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-67195-0

One Light by Norma Hantson


P.S. I just read the Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (same author as The Secret Life of Bees). I really enjoyed it.

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Poster:sweetie00
Date:2004-11-01 20:48
Subject:
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Mood: bored

If you like a good vampire novel, you'll like "The Last Vampire" by T.M. Wright.

If you like a good crime novel, you'll like "Partners in Crime" by Steve Jackson.

And if you want an all out great fantasy novel series, read the "Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind.

"The LOTR" trilogy is great. Along with "The Hobbit."

Um .. what else?

"Bridget Jone's Diary." is good.

And of course the "Harry Potter" series.

current mood: bored

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Poster:peacefulbeauty
Date:2004-03-25 21:13
Subject:undead authors
Security:Public
Mood: good

Hello, I am sorry if this isn’t allowed in the community. Feel free to delete it. However this is something that everyone should get the opportunity to see.

Recipe to Cure your Boredom and Fulfill your Need to Read

1.join undead_authors LJ Book Club

2. Nominate and Vote for Books written by authors from many cultures and worldviews

3.Read, Review and Discuss among LJ's savviest intellectuals *wink*

4.Repeat steps 1-3

5.Relax and Enjoy undead_authors


In short this is a community that doesn’t focus solely on books by old/dead straight white men. This is for all of you who are into books by today’s authors but still love the classics. This is for you no matter what color you are or where you live once you know a good book when you see one!

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Poster:al2o3cr
Date:2004-02-18 13:10
Subject:i'm OUT!
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this community is D-E-A-D.

check out rapidreaders!

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Poster:al2o3cr
Date:2004-01-29 15:25
Subject:i'm new.
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Mood:working

i'm looking for a community... where a book is chosen and then discussed... (not one where people just talk about whatever book they're reading...)
and this one seems to be nice.

is it active here?

=)

well, nice to meet everyone. i read about 4 books a month.

um....

that's all.

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Poster:firstnoel
Date:2003-12-15 10:48
Subject:Want Free Books?
Security:Public
Mood: amused

Hi there everyone. I received a letter in the mail. I guess it’s a chain letter but being the bibliophile that I am this is too interesting to pass up. You send off one used paperback to the first person listed (only 2 are listed) then send the chain letter off to 6 new people that want to participate. In a perfect world you would receive about 36 books back for the 1 you sent.

If anyone is interested we can do this via email. I have page scanned so it will be simple. Either post here or on my livejournal and we’ll connect.

BTW, I’m also a pretty active member of bookcrossing.com. There is a link to my bookshelf on my LJ info page.

First-noel

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Poster:manifestress
Date:2003-11-04 11:46
Subject:BookCrossing
Security:Public

Commit random acts of literacy! Read & Release at
http://www.bookcrossing.com/friend/Karlita

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Poster:restlessreason
Date:2003-03-26 16:38
Subject:
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(Questions)

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Poster:cadburybunny
Date:2003-03-06 21:08
Subject:Yertle The Turtle by Dr. Seuss
Security:Public
Mood: amused

My Sociology instructor is having the class read "Yertle the Turtle" over Spring Break for 5 extra credit points...I can hardly believe it, but she was astonished that none of the class had read it, with the exception of the one older lady who has grown children.

I guess I have a book to "eat"?

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Poster:mehee
Date:2003-02-09 02:48
Subject:
Security:Public
Mood: sleepy

I hope not to bother any of you, but when I saw you were interesting in books, I thought I might bring this to attention :) I just made a web board that is going to be based on all types of writing including books, music, movies, poetry, entertainment, contests, and etc, and thought some of you might be interested.. the web link is
http://pub13.ezboard.com/btimelines because it's hosted on EZBoard.com, and it's name is "Timelines." Hope to see some of you :)

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Poster:otherwaitress
Date:2002-12-13 22:09
Subject:
Security:Public
Mood: excited

Time to read :o)

The winner of this month's poll is Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.

Enjoy!

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Poster:otherwaitress
Date:2002-12-09 11:35
Subject:
Security:Public
Mood:busy

Little bit of an admin note:
I thought it would go without saying but no off topic posts please. Replying to our monthly poll with a post about how Harlan Ellison was stepped all over in the sci fi world is very interesting but doesn't have a lot to do with a poll asking what we should read next :o)
As a result, from now on only members can post or reply to any post in this group. I had hoped to leave it more open than that but apparently random spam like posts will occur if you don't lock your doors and windows. Darn current state of the internet.

::End of topic post::

An interesting question was posed to me late last night. It's obvious from reading the Bell Jar that Sylvia Plath was always a person on a downward spiral. Do you think she would have committed suicide if she hadn't been subjected to primitive psychological remedies? (electro shock therapy to be exact). Do you think her early depression was a one-time thing that would have gone away after she got over adolescence? Or do you think she was doomed from the start? Do you think The Bell Jar proves your case either way?

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Poster:otherwaitress
Date:2002-12-06 21:57
Subject:
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Al righty then *s* Time for a new book then

Vote away, you have till Thursday to vote and till Thursday to discuss The Bell Jar if you like. *hint hint*

Poll #81456 December/January Book

What should this month's book be?

Still Life with Woodpecker -Tom Robbins
4(50.0%)
Little Women -LMA
3(37.5%)
Emma- Jane Austin
0(0.0%)
Possesion -A S Byatt
1(12.5%)

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