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Statement of Intent: If wewe read to the end, you'll notice that I do not advocate against kusoma Twilight, just putting it into context for young readers. This was originally written for a Facebook audience of Marafiki until I decided to post it here as well. It was not intended to offend Twilight mashabiki au 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 maarufu demand, I'm willing to write a similar makala about Bella Swan.

Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships [link, link]

Note: The ones in bold...
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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 moyo slam bangs, beating hard, and this is what it’s like to want someone wewe can’t have. To want someone wewe shouldn’t even be looking at.
Sarah is in quite the predicament. She’s riding that rollercoaster of first upendo – the...
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posted by gaby124
Who Am I?
By: Gabriela Acosta



Chapter 1
“How would wewe 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 wewe shut yourself down completely, like wewe don’t want them to know who wewe are.”
“But wewe know I’m very shy! Besides, I’m not very good at socializing, wewe know? I always make myself sound like a total freak!
“Hey, wewe 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 makala a month. I am 23 and I still upendo 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 kwa Michael Ende
This is one of the few ndoto novels that isn't an entire series. Not to offend anyone, but I do not like...
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With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three Wanyonya damu have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing Wanyonya damu is someone new to town-a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville’s latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn’t merely human. But is he a vampire-or something else entirely?
As Michael and Eve make preparations for their wedding, certain undead members of the Morganville community begin...
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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, upendo 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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 Randy with mwandishi Les Bailey (photo permission pending)
Randy with author Les Bailey (photo permission pending)
Celebrity biographer and uandishi coach, Randy Jernigan, was forced to cancel a number of professional commitments this mwezi 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 kwa 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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 The Vampire Game; Discovery
The Vampire Game; Discovery
As promised last year, mwandishi Les Bailey has released his initial literary offing, The Vampire Game: Discovery, in paperback.

First published solely through Kindle Books, the story hit the ground running, causing quite the stir in literary and social media circles. Fanpop.com contributor, known only as Fanmaven2015, (our boss!) had this to say about Bailey's story:

“This debut novel is not only one of the finest tales of the undead in my hivi karibuni memory, it has brought me back to the vampire genre which was growing stale for me, sadly. Thank you, Mr. Bailey.”

Fanmaven goes on the say, “Passionate...
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Here are some of my favourite books. Try to read them, they are excellent. For those who can speak Spanish, I advise kusoma García Márquez in Spanish.

1.    The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
2.    The Firm, John Grisham
3.    Crossing the River, Caryl Phillips
4.    The Innocent Man, John Grisham
5.    Vanity Fair, William Thackeray
6.    Jane Eyre, charlotte Brontë
7.    Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
8.    A Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
9.    The Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind
10.    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
11.    Hamlet, Shakespeare
12.    It, Stephen King
13.    Les Rois Maudits, Maurice Druon
14.    Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
15.    Atonement, Ian McEwan
16.    Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
17.    Book of the Dead, Patricia Cornwell
18.    Annales, Tacite
19.    Mémoires d’Hadrien, Marguerite Yourcenar
posted by zanhar1
Last mwaka I put together a orodha of vitabu 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 upendo to know zaidi about those ladies.

Life...
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"I still get nightmares," begins Johnny Truant, editor of House of Leaves ("House," kwa 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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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 kwa the British mwandishi John William Polidori in his book ‘The Vampyre’. After this came the rather long short story ‘Carmilla’ kwa Sheridan Le Fanu. But it was a work inspired kwa these two stories that remains the greatest vampire story to this siku – 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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 The Life and Career of Marie Osmond
The Life and Career of Marie Osmond
When celebrity biographer Randy Jernigan announced that he would be publishing a series of shabiki vitabu celebrating stars that had positive reputations, he had no inkling of the tidal wave of hateful, mean spirited maoni about to come his way.

Shortly after his publishing company's announcement, several online tabloids wrote negative pieces about Randy's book series. Even maarufu blogger Perez Hilton wrote a story, attributing nukuu to Randy that proved false and misleading. When these reports began to surface, online trolls began to flock to Randy's social media pages leaving maoni after...
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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 vazi, pazia 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 au capture it. It was rumored to be a powerful Druid, steeped in wisdom...
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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 siku that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To juu it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the nyumbani isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be zaidi to my housemates than meets the eye. The swali 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.
 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 au she never got over the man she truly loved.

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

According to press reports, Osmond’s sekunde marriage to muziki producer Brian Blosil wasn’t blissful kwa any means.

Globe Magazine reported that despite enduring terrible (emotional) pain, Marie never publicly detailed the humiliation she endured during her 20-year sekunde marriage to the record producer....
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posted by deedragongirl
 I upendo this book cover.
I love this book cover.
Hi everyone, I had finally read Paulo Cuelho's bestselling novel, The Alchemist and here is my review on the maarufu novel.

The Story

While kusoma the novel, I did not quite understand the story and it was not until the sekunde half of the story that I managed to understand. It telling us to follow our dreams if a person desires for it!

The Characters

Santiago (or the Boy in this story) is a very likable character because he manage to understand what the Alchemist is telling despite being relatively young, he is my favourite character out of the novel!
The other characters like the Englishman and just to name a few are very ambiguous, if wewe ask me.

Is It Worth Reading?

Yes, I highly recommend this book for those who have not read it yet!
 The Pyramids.
The Pyramids.
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, wewe name it! Right now: I'm on juu of a building, wathcing down far below. kisu in hand. Gun in it's holster. And searching. Searching what wewe ask?: For members of The Shades. Who?: They are just like The Lights, but they are competly different....
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 mwandishi Randy Jernigan and Jackson
Author Randy Jernigan and Jackson
When I sat down to chajio, chakula cha jioni at a small Asian bistro 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 mchele 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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There are so many great vitabu published every month, some titles worth kusoma may get Lost in the shuffle. So when I heard that my uandishi coach and mentor of ten years was finally releasing a book about successful freelance writing, I got excited!

It was about ten years zamani 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 maarufu uandishi group in my nyumbani town, got registered and took a class. I had heard of the instructor before, even read a couple of his vitabu and magazine articles, so I was thrilled at the...
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