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(no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2009|09:36 am]
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Name: Makay.... username: natalie_glass
Age: 14
Location: Colorado

Favorite Books: Harry Potter Series, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing, The Truth About Forever, Along for the Ride, Pride and Prejudice, The Traveler, The Cry of the Icemark, King David, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Legend of Holly Clause, Maximum Ride Series, 1st to Die, Dragon Knight, Code Orange, Face on the Milk Carton, Girl at Sea.... just to name a few.

Favorite Authors: Libba Bray, Sarah Dessen, James Patterson, John Twelve Hawks.... then most of the classics =)
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Tracking down a book/story [Oct. 26th, 2009|11:35 pm]
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[mood |anxiousanxious]

 Greeting fellow biblophiles,

I'm trying to track down a story about a squire who turns out to be the son of a prince and wins the heart of a princess?

Its like Space Balls where the hero is really a prince who didn't know he was one? 
I remember reading this story or something similar to it a while back and it came up as a conversation topic with a group of friends. For some reason Myth series from Robert Asprin keeps popping in my head, but I can't think if that's the story or one of his short stories that he did.

Any help would be kindly thanked.


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Inexcusable by Chris Lynch [Oct. 23rd, 2009|03:36 pm]
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[mood |sicksick]
[music |Fionna Apple // Criminal]


It's scary to think how many guys like this are truly out there. Guys who think that they can do no wrong, football stars or class presidents who think they're just having some fun when they're actually causing harm. Someone vandalizing property or hazing other kids becuase that's "just what people do" They are harming anyone, it's all in good fun. It's not even the egos of some people, it's prespective. Someone could read into someone else's actions in an entirely different way than is intended. A girl flirting with a guy doesn't mean she wants him. This book actually makes me understand using insanity as a defense for rape. It's no excuse, but if a man wants to believe that a woman wants him, he can also make himself believe that it is a consentual act. People can say or do crazy things because they are somehow justifying it in their own mind. Then there's the fact of rape. People say that he didn't rape her, or that she wanted it. I believe people who see it this way, only do because it is told from the boy's pov. He's hanging out with the girl all night, he's spent time with her before, he loves her, he's delluded himself into beliving that she feels the same way. She has shown no intrest in him romantically before, but he still feels that they're making love. Even he realizes, at the end, what he's done, he knows it was wrong, he waits for his punishment.

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brief intro [Jun. 4th, 2008|02:54 pm]
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Name:  Melanie
Age:  19
Occupation:  Student .  Political science and English major at UCLA.
Location:  Orange County, CA
Favorite Books:  Crime and Punishment, Slaughterhouse 5, Absalom Absalom... i could rattle on, but those came to the top of my head
Favorite Author(s):  Dostoevsky, Vonnegut, Faulkner

I made a livejournal account just to engage in book discussions and maybe meet likeminded, nerdy weirdos.  Nice to meet you all.
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A Very Disturbing Truth [May. 1st, 2008|04:34 pm]
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[mood |melancholymelancholy]

It has come to my attention that in my country barely any people read at my age. I really hate that, especially because they look at me like I'm weird when I tell them I like reading. And then they pick on me. So what I'm getting at is that if you know someone who doesn't like reading or is just too lazy to, help them out, give them a recommendation, 'cos God do i know what happens when no one ever reads. Have you noticed that bullies and criminals are all idiot muscular guys who never just sat down to read? My entire country is like that, believe it or not, and there are like 3 good bookstores in the whole city I live in, which is HUGE. I mean this from the bottom of my heart: when you encourage reading, you're helping reduce bullying and crime. I'm dead serious.

Keep Reading
Keep Flying
Crystal_Wings, bookworm
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Interesting Biographies? [Apr. 29th, 2008|07:05 pm]
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So basically, I just finished reading an autobiography of Jeanette Walls, called The Glass Castle. Now I'm reading an autobio of Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi.  SOOOO, I'm just wondering if any of you guys have read some really good biographies of people? Mostly autobiographies, which are way more interesting than regular bios. :)

Anywho, time to get this community back to life! So post what books YOU guys are reading, come onnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!

So, we'll be having a discussion on Sunday (or next Saturday, hmmm), and since I have no ideas on what book we should read, help me out guys! Go to the suggestion post and suggest a book!
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Agh I love u all! T.T [Apr. 26th, 2008|03:48 pm]
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[mood |giddygiddy]

Im actually crying with joy! This community is just what I need! Whoever started this THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Moving On.

Name: Rose, but I like my nickname here, Crystal_Wings or just Crystal.

 Age: 12 but dont judge me by my age. I hate it when ppl do that.

Location: Yeah, like I'm gonna tell everyone who reads this.

Favourite Books: Maximum Ride series, Twilight series, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream (If Romeo and Juliet counts than so does this), Harry Potter, The Magicians' Guild series, Eragon, Eldest, Oliver Twist, Pride and Prejudice, and sooooo many more!

Favourite Authors: Do I have to put this? My absolute favs are James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer and Christopher Paolini.

I'm looking forward to discussing books, what with being such a bookworm and having no one to talk to about this.

Keep Flying
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Do we need a new book yet? [Feb. 26th, 2008|10:50 pm]
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If so, can we read Kite Runner? I hear it's really good and I refuse to see the movie before reading the book!
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The Turn of the Screw [Feb. 26th, 2008|09:49 pm]
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[mood |pensivepensive]

So I just finished reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. People who haven't read the story are asking me what I think of it. But the thing is, I don't really think much of anything by it. I know it's supposed to be a great piece of English Literature, but I wonder why. Honestly I found it to be a really watered down ghost story. I know it was written in 1898 and things have changed now, we expect our ghost stories to be gory or scary, but I didn't even find The Turn of the Screw to be suspenseful. I've been trying to find some kind of documentation that might give me a better understanding of this piece but haven't been able to find anything. What did you think when you read it? Am I just missing something?
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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray [Feb. 10th, 2008|09:10 pm]
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Ah, so what do we think of this book? I wrote a quick review for goodreads.com, so ya'll can see that. 

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