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Monday, December 9th, 2013
10:29 am
[itasn80]
Mary Christmas and a happy new year
Hello Everybody

In these days I am celebrating a year for my debut novel, NIV. I wanted to share how exiting and learn full year it was, learning how to swim in the deep marketing water of the book industry. Thanks for everybody who read the novel and even more to those of you who shared with me your thoughts about the book. I hope I will reach for new readers in this holidays time and I wish to hear from you here or in my Facebook page: Itamar S.N
Enjoy your vacation and buy as many books as presents and for yourselves:)

Cheers

Itamar S.NNIV-FINAL-COVER-250pp-18112012c
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Monday, July 29th, 2013
6:50 pm
[soisaidtoher]
Pet Sematary-Stephen King
200px-StephenKingPetSematary

I recently read Stephen King's Pet Sematary. The introduction at the start of the book was written by King, and told the reader that it was, in his opinion, the scariest book he'd written. Naturally, I shat it at this, but I was determined to read it.

Pet Sematary (don't worry, the misspelling is deliberate) is about a young family with two children who move to a big ol' house in a rural area. They live right next to an isolated road that favours large trucks and "uses up" a lot of pets. This has led to a "Pet Sematary" being created about a mile away, where children go to bury beloved animals. Throughout the book we experience the protagonist's sense of confusion, fear, scepticism and loss as events unfold.

The book wasn't scary, exactly. It was thought-provoking, and if you like your books fast-paced it might not be for you. The story unravels agonisingly slowly, and you can see the ending miles away, but that's part of the horror of it. You know things are going to go wrong and you know something terrible is going to happen, but King makes you wait, get to know the family and let them into your heart before tragedy strikes. It's a slow, winding journey into a sad and eerie ending that, despite not making you jump, is disturbing and stays with you after the book is closed.

(A film was also made of the book, in which Stephen King played a minor role. It's old, but it is enjoyable and really quite creepy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpjpUOXQZac
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Saturday, July 13th, 2013
8:40 pm
[itasn80]
4 characters, 2 stories, 1 destiny
How Does contemporary gay Tel-Aviv connect with the dispute area of Nagorno-Karabakh at the time of the Armenian genocide in WWI??
How does a bloody encounter between Christianity and Islam connect with "getting out of the closet"??
4 characters, 2 stories, 1 destiny.
Hi, I'm Itamar S.N, the author of the debut novel "NIV". I invite you to read my novel and ask for your review. The book is available on Amazon, other websites as paperback or e-book and bookshops around the world. I wish to know what you have to say about the connection between the stories.
All the best
Itamar
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Friday, December 7th, 2012
2:28 am
[auraredwood]
My novel is published! Make my dreams come true!!!
Mute cover
Yep you heard it right!
My novel has FINALLY been published!!!
So check it out here =  http://www.amazon.com/Mute-ebook/dp/B00AI10SBM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354681119&sr=1-1&keywords=aura+redwood

It only costs $0.99 and you buying this book makes my dreams come true <3
So please please do :D
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
4:31 pm
[maryelaineellis]
Hello!
Hi, I'm Mary. I read almost constantly, so I figured this would be a good community for me to join :) My favorite books of all time are
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux,  and, of course, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.   The last books I read that were really, really good were Pirates Latitudes by Michael Crichton, the Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde, and the Chronicles of Faerie by O. R. Melling.  And also if anyone knows of any really good steampunk novels I would love to hear about them!
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Thursday, January 14th, 2010
12:24 am
[patty_tricia]
So I'm reading a great book!
Blood Memory by Greg ILes.

I love those thriller-mystery novels! In this particular one, which is the first one of his novels I have ever read... The main character is a forensic odontologist. She measures bite marks on bodies and matches them to suspects. I am unsure if she is a character that carries over from book to book like Scarpetta in Patricia Cornwell's books. I am only on chapter four at this point. I've been really busy the past couple days and haven't been able to read like I usually like to when I get into a book.

At any rate, there is some foreshadowing about a personal aspect of the plot that is way too easy to guess, but I get the feeling that it's intentional on the writer's behalf. You tend to keep reading just to prove you are right and it is revealed early. It isn't enough to make you put the book down. The murders are interesting in the respect that at this point, you are aware it is a serial killer, but there is no indication of a viable suspect.

They are a bit grisly, but that's common for this genre'. I will edit the post more as I read the book!

Current Mood: curious
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Monday, November 2nd, 2009
8:46 pm
[a1mfw]
PaperBackSwap Community
Didn't see a community for PaperBackSwap so I created one. paperbackswap
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Monday, August 3rd, 2009
5:26 pm
[sensiblemaniac]


It'd been really cool if you filled out an application <3
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008
7:41 pm
[unwritten_book4]
I need a beautiful, heart-wrenching, HAPPY love story...

Please recommend. Classics would be lovely as well.
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Thursday, September 4th, 2008
4:33 pm
[ronmionefan]
hiya

I'm mylene, 24-yrs-old deaf girl and new to this community, I hope we can be new friends if you wanna, I don't mind at all. :)

Um, I wonder, really ... maybe can y'all give any recommends about the books that I might or should read?

I prefer the books should be maybe old folktales or something good. my friend told me that I should read the russian books with english translation in it, which should be about folktales or dragon tales and it is really good, according to what my friend told me, I thought I could try it. I'm really interested in Dragon books. I recently have been reading the book called "A Dragon Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic" and it has so many brilliant authors in that book. I loved it. My friends showed the adult-y dragon books to me ... you know like, fantasy sex or stuff .. whatever. I think I did read the Dragon Knight series books by Bianca, D'Arc and it was good. I think the Dragon stuff has already turned me on, because I've never heard of that before and I could imagine myself living in the Dragonland, you know. it's funny to think of it like that. I always had read the fiction, teen, graphic novels, mystery, gay/lesbian, non-fiction, erotic and history books since I was kid. Now I have new interest set on science fiction/fantasy, which really surprises me, really, cuz I've never been to it. hehe! Anyway, I think that's all I can say. :)

if you give me these list of books, so I can write them down and then I can go to any bookshops to look at the books and buy them or order it online.

Now I hope to hear from you all soon! Take care!

Bye!

Peace out,
Mylene

Current Mood: anxious
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Thursday, July 31st, 2008
1:35 pm
[xcpublishing]
Fantasy Web Serial - Free Chapter Each Week
THE GAUNTLET THROWN

by Cheryl Dyson & Xina Marie Uhl


A Free Web Serial
New Chapters Every Tuesday


We've just published Chapter 5 - join us for more!


Brydon's quest was simple. Borrow the fabled Gauntlet of Ven-Kerrick, bring it home to prove his worth, marry the princess, and ascend the throne.

He had planned for the dangerous terrain and Redolian assassins, but he did not count on slavers and werewolves.  He did not expect the Gauntlet to be missing, nor to find the Kerrick royal family murdered, and he definitely did not anticipate the distractions of a sultry thief and a rescued slave girl.  

Luckily, his worst enemy was there to help him out.


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Monday, June 16th, 2008
1:36 pm
[xcpublishing]
Free Fantasy Web Serial
THE GAUNTLET THROWN

by Cheryl Dyson & Xina Marie Uhl


A Free Web Serial Beginning July 1, 2008


Brydon's quest was simple. Borrow the fabled Gauntlet of Ven-Kerrick, bring it home to prove his worth, marry the princess, and ascend the throne.

He had planned for the dangerous terrain and Redolian assassins, but he did not count on slavers and werewolves.  He did not expect the Gauntlet to be missing, nor to find the Kerrick royal family murdered, and he definitely did not anticipate the distractions of a sultry thief and a rescued slave girl.  

Luckily, his worst enemy was there to help him out.



To receive free chapters of the entire novel - one per week -  friend us or  join our newsletter here
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
8:22 pm
[unwritten_book4]
I am in dire need of a good book recommendation.

I want something that is light yet touching, funny and cute. I also want one that will just pull me in.

Recent one's that I've read and enjoyed are...

Water for Elephants (loved it!)

Thirteen Reasons Why

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Snowflower and the Secret Fan



Is there a book you've read that you would read again because it was just that good? If so- please suggest. :)
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Thursday, March 27th, 2008
1:29 pm
[xxxahnjjexxx]
 Book Title Angels and Demons
Author Dan Brown
Link www.danbrown.com [i think]
Genre Fiction
RatingA++
Who would be interested in this book? Anyone who would be interested in reading a critism to christian religion
Warnings Chrisitan Religion Critism 


Current Mood: busy
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
9:12 pm
[invisiblem0nstr]
Book Reviews - Recent Reads
Book Title Mr. Vertigo (293 pgs.)
Author Paul Auster
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Fiction
Rating B+
Who would be interested in this book?
Warnings Slight Racism, Language, and Sexual Content



 

Book Title The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (411 pgs.)
Author Tom Wolfe
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Literary Biography
Rating B
Who would be interested in this book? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, and Naked Lunch: The Restored Text by William S. Burroughs.
Warnings Strong Language, Drug Reference, Sexual Content

 


Book Title Sharp Objects (254 pgs.)
Author Gillian Flynn
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Fiction
Rating A
Who would be interested in this book? Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger, Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Warnings Strong Language, Sexual Content, Adult Situations




Book Title Invisible Monsters (278 pgs.)
Author Chuck Palahniuk
Link Find at Barnes and Noble
Genre Fiction
Rating A+
Who would be interested in this book? Chuck Palahniuk fans, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Warnings Adult Situations, Language, Drug Use, Sexual Content


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
8:34 am
[mcpon]
Anyone want to join a new Harry Potter and children's books forum?  Harry Potter forum - Home
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007
5:10 pm
[gooseberryfool]
Fantasy novels
Some of the best books that I've ever read were written by Robin Hobb. The Farseer Trilogy and the sequal the Tawny Man Trilogy are fantastic if you like fantasy novels, full of original ideas as well as the old staples of magic and dragons but they're used with a fresh approach which kept me hooked throughout all of the books. They're not just about magic either, the politics of Buckkeep and the Seven Duchies are an integral part of the story which keep it moving, taking the story to different locations, all of which can be conjured up through Hobb's excellent writing.  I highly recommend them to everybody. 

http://www.robinhobb.com/books-main.html

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007
11:57 am
[elaran]
THERE IS NO BODY CAVITY THAT CANNOT BE REACHED WITH A 14 GAUGE NEEDLE AND A GOOD STRONG ARM.
What are books that you've read that explain/describe professions and what they're really like?

I'm rereading The House of God and yeah, it's pretty much spot on for being a medical intern - regardless of the fact it was written about 30years ago. I usually get horrendously depressed by the time I'm halfway through the book and the way he writes irks me what with the lack of punctuation and run on sentences but it's still pretty damn awesome.

I was wondering if people who've read it and aren't interested in med etc found it as... interesting? It's the book that kinda gets handed around when someone decides they want to do med as an 'are you sure you want to get into this' warning.

The Laws of the House of God are awesome. This is a review on the book 30 years on by a med student in the New Zealand Medical Student Journal.

The back-cover of the book says it has done for the doctor's art what Catch-22 did for the art of war and that's kinda the type of books I'm asking about. The Nanny Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada also come to mind.

x-posted to 0bsessed_reader

Current Mood: amused
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Friday, October 12th, 2007
8:21 pm
[unwritten_book4]
my question for you guys is about book clubs.


I'm an 26 years old and I just started up a book club at the school I work at. So, the age range for the members is 22- late 50s. We need some recommendation for books. All different types, just ones you think would be good for a group to read and talk about.

thanks so much!
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
7:12 pm
[jillsmyth]
I've been reading a new author lately. Jennifer Fallon. I've read Wolfblade and Warrior (and waiting for my library to get the third, Warlord). I like them because not only are they amusing fantasy, but she's not afraid to kill off characters. Like, majorish characters even. Two deaths in the first book and one in the second were completely shocking that they occurred. A less bold author wouldn't have built up those characters into complete beings before offing them. It's a strong move and puts me on the author's side because I know she's not afraid of completely fulfilling the story that she wants to tell.

Current Mood: thoughts
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