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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The 100 Most Influential vitabu Ever Written: The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today

I am kwa no means a great votary of any kind of "Best" lists and find them too subjective and at times highfalutin. But this orodha of the 100 most influential & mind-expanding vitabu ever written seemed quite apposite and all-encompassing. British literary critic & historian Seymour-Smith's survey of what he considers the 100 most influential vitabu is a searching inquiry into major thinkers, writers and philosophers. Seymour-Smith finds most modernist techniques already...
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posted by cressida
The blush after your first kiss. The adrenaline of a roller coaster ride. Moving to a new town. None of these can compare to the emotions one feels after finishing a book so completely excellent that wewe want to buy it for everyone wewe know. I upendo that feeling. And somehow I have become blessed this past mwezi for I have read not one but TWO of these wonderful books. Of course I have to share them now with wewe all and desperately hope that wewe will pick them up at the local library.

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park kwa Steve Klueger

"Boston teens T....
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Stephen King "couldn't stop reading" it. Stephenie Meyer was so "obsessed . . . I had to take it with me out to chajio, chakula cha jioni and hide it under the edge of the table." Publishers Weekly called it "the best book of 2008."

What is it?

The Hunger Games!

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed and been replaced kwa Panem, a country divided into 12 districts and ruled kwa the Capitol.

To keep the districts in line, the Capitol has required that annually each of the Twelve Districts send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger...
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posted by dominoharvey
vitabu have definitely taken on a new meaning in the past few years. Before, vitabu were a way to past time, something to take your mind off your busy and chaotic life. Now, we can see those classic stories come to life on the big screen. There are many sinema which were based on books, most of them very good. But I think a lot of us rabid readers can agree that sometimes, it’s just better to leave the story in the pages of a book. First of all, it’s very hard to create a film that’s just as good as the book. vitabu have so much fun detail and information on what the characters are thinking....
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#5 The Supernaturalist kwa Eoin Colfer

The Supernaturalist takes place in the future. A boy named Cosmo kilima is an orphan in this new world. He goes to a school where he's tortured every day. He finally sees his chance to escape when there is a crash on the highway. He and his friend ziplock manage to escape, this only ends in Ziplock's demise and Cosmo's attack kwa these strange blue creatures. He is saved kwa three people(Stefan, Ditto, and Mona) who call themselves the Supernaturalist. The Supernaturalist become the closest thing he's ever had to family and together they have to take on the...
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This review was last edited on 6 November 2008. A caveat: keep in mind that this was written kwa an adult man kusoma a young adult novel: my opinions will differ from many mashabiki of the book just as my time in life and experience also differ.

In my mind, a review consists of three parts: a recommendation, a review of the plot, and a critique of the craft that went into the product. These each follow. If wewe have not read the book already and think wewe might, avoid the review and critique both, as they discuss the book in detail.

Recommendation: Definitely read Twilight if wewe are a preteen girl,...
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posted by liissaaxx
 Another great book,
Another great book,
For all bookworms thirteen and over, well for bookworms who don't need each character explained to them each time there mentioned throughout the novel, I have a great book wewe may like to try out if wewe haven't already. 'The Way of Shadows' kwa Brent Weeks, the first book in the Night Angel Trilogy. It's an action packed story filled with assassins, romance, friendship and life when it's hard. It's a ndoto book that challenges your imagination and keeps wewe guessing. I have heard multiple phrases for it and upendo it myself. Another book of mine that I didn't want to put down.
If your searching...
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Hullo everyone, my name Is Renee Smith and I would just like to say, Im the most erratic person you'll ever meet lol that and I'm going through a painful publishing period for my FINALLY DONE AND GONE UNDER THE kisu FOR EDITING novel its a bit science fiction but very up to speed with the century we live in....I know how its hard to relate to vitabu that takes place in the future. The book is called seeker, and its a story that my characters have been dieing to tell the world and me, which i never usually listen to because its hard to pay attention when wewe have senioritis! Any ways I just...
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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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posted by cressida
A note to book-cover publishers: before wewe decide on a cover, go into a bookstore and head to the respective section. See the trend of tints and shades that color that genre. then pick a different color! It is astonishing that, even in this siku and age, history vitabu about China and Russia are still primarily red, vitabu about Ireland are green, and "women's books"(i.e. Chick Lit and Self Help) are pastel pink, blue au yellow. Honestly, even murder mystery books, when targeted towards female readers, take on pink as opposed to the red and/or black of other mysteries.

The psychology of book...
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posted by cressida
We all upendo books. That's a given. But what about bookstores? What are your thoughts on them?

I'm just going to presume that wewe upendo bookstores, and even more, independent bookstores. But in this siku and age when it is too easy to tafuta for and buy vitabu online *cough* amazon *cough*, I want to remind all of the wonderfulness of independent bookstores. But I also want to remind wewe that they are suffering. These historical and community treasures need your help!

And so I want to direct your attention to an upcoming PBS documentary called Paperback Dreams. Paperback Dreams is the story...
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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.
posted by tubby2002
Tantalize (Cynthia Leitich Smith) was an awsome book. I really enjoyed it. It had me guessing what was going to happen until the very end!

Here is a piece about the book:

Quincie Morris has never felt zaidi alone. Her hybrid werewolf first upendo threatens to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. And just as she and her uncle are about to unveil Austin's red-hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform the new hire, Henry Johnson, into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Will he be able to to wow the crowd in fake fangs, a cheap cape, and red contact lenses? au is there zaidi to his earnest fresh face than meets the eye?

As human and preternatural forces clash a deadly upendo pembetatu forms and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Who's playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything?