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Statement of Intent: If you read to the end, you'll notice that I do not advocate against pagbaba Twilight, just putting it into context for young readers. This was originally written for a Facebook audience of mga kaibigan until I decided to post it here as well. It was not intended to offend Twilight fans or 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 popular demand, I'm willing to write a similar artikulo about Bella Swan.

Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships [link, link]

Note: The ones in bold...
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posted by zanhar1
Last taon I put together a listahan of books 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 pag-ibig to know madami about those ladies.

Life...
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Hi everyone!

I just want to say enough already. We have determined again and again that Vampire and Twilight mga manliligaw comprise maybe a little less than half of the members who are answering these questions. I say we just give it a rest now. We don't need any madami picks about whether you pag-ibig or hate vampires, which is the best vampire series, or any other opportunities for fighting over an issue that's at a standstill.
Now I have read Twilight and am not a fan, though I will admit they are addicting while you read them. I have sinabi how I feel about the books, the writing, the characters and all...
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 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 or she never got over the man she truly loved.

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

According to press reports, Osmond’s segundo marriage to music producer Brian Blosil wasn’t blissful sa pamamagitan ng any means.

Globe Magazine reported that despite enduring terrible (emotional) pain, Marie never publicly detailed the humiliation she endured during her 20-year segundo marriage to the record producer....
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 The Vampire Game trilogy
The Vampire Game trilogy
I was recently asked sa pamamagitan ng a collegue what my paborito read of the taon was--I review a hell of a lot of new material every year. Matter-of-factly, I blurted out my answer without a segundo thought, "The Vampire Game sa pamamagitan ng Les Bailey," I told him. "In fact, I loved the entire trilogy, It was extremely well written and the Pagsulat pulled me into another world away from my own. And the way I see it, that's exactly what a good novel is supposed to do!" I told him.

When I first came across Bailey's novel, he was a first-time published author. New to the world of publishing, or so I was told sa pamamagitan ng his agent,...
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 Ellen DeGeneres Bio
Ellen DeGeneres Bio
Celebrity biographer and Pagsulat coach, Randy Jernigan, this week admitted to a national radio audience that he has recently suffered total kidney failure, resulting in weekly dialysis and a drastic change in his life and schedule.

The 'Losing to Win!' may-akda has been forced to postpone a number of professional commitments this month, explaining that his life was "turned upside down" when two puso attacks and renal failure cause him to be placed on weekly kidney dialysis for his survival

"This taon has been a rough one for me,": the may-akda confessed to his radio audience. "The good news is I'm...
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 may-akda and filmmaker Arianna Eisenberg
Author and filmmaker Arianna Eisenberg
Filmmaker turned children's book may-akda Arianna Eisenberg has reportedly secured funds from film investors and plans to adapt her popular children's book into a major film.

The successful Hollywood movie maker, who moonlights Pagsulat child to teen pantasiya fiction, released her first full-length book in August 2014 titled 'Jemiyah Jones and the Kingdom of Nir.' The Kindle release quickly won Amazon’s “Breakthrough Novel Award” and soon fans of the book began clamoring for a movie.

“I pag-ibig strong female characters and Jemiyah certainly fits into that category,” says the author. “I was...
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"I still get nightmares," begins Johnny Truant, editor of House of Leaves ("House," sa pamamagitan ng 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 cressida
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Sometimes it's great to be a bookseller.

B.E.A. (which I didn't go to, alas) has passed and our book buyers have come back with some great ARCs in their suitcases and begun to share the book love. The eagerly-awaited segundo book to The Hunger Games is in my hands, as well as Jeannette Wall's new "true-life novel". I was also happily surprised sa pamamagitan ng a new book in a new series sa pamamagitan ng Cinda Williams Chima, may-akda of the Heir trilogy (The Warrior Heir; The Wizard Heir; The Dragon Heir). All three are fantastic -- y'all should pick them up come Autumn 2009!


Catching Fire sa pamamagitan ng Suzanne Collins
US Release Date:...
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 Randy with may-akda Les Bailey (photo permission pending)
Randy with author Les Bailey (photo permission pending)
Celebrity biographer and Pagsulat coach, Randy Jernigan, was forced to kanselahin a number of professional commitments this buwan 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 sa pamamagitan ng 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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 Family Secrets of The British Royal Family
Family Secrets of The British Royal Family
Celebrity biographer Randy Jernigan's "Family Secrets" gets an official release petsa of May of 2017.

Jernigan, who recently published The Life and Career of Marie Osmond and is set to release a biography on Ellen DeGeneres, says he's always been an admirer of reyna Elizabeth and the rest of her family, and has always wanted to take a serious look at the British Monarch in a book.

"I think reyna Elizabeth is a great lady with a huge heart, especially when it comes to her family and her people," says Jernigan. "I've been collecting information on "the family" for years in hopes that one araw I'd...
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BJ Gallagher Hateley and Warren H. Schmidt
2006, 172 pages

I know the pamagat may make you smile and giggle. I did too when it was introduced to me as a gift when I was studying for my master’s degree in psychology in 2001. And what a gift! I am since happily involved in human resources for a law firm employing over 600 people, including 250 lawyers. Over 600 very different human beings with very different ways of thinking, but 600 very different human beings all living for the same purpose: make the best out of everything life gave to each and everyone of them – creativity and courage –...
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Daniel Goleman, 1996, 288 pages

A penetrating analysis of the dark corners of human deception, enlivened sa pamamagitan ng intriguing case histories and experiments – It was written for the professional, yet is understandable sa pamamagitan ng the layman as well because it is so well and clearly written. This is a great book for coaches, counsellors, and therapists working with individuals that are grieving or dealing with past issues. I found the book to be helpful in explaining why so many of the people I coach seem to have denied or repressed very emotionally traumatic incidents. The human mind is amazing and complex....
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posted by Sholoh
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The amazing twilogy sa pamamagitan ng Suzanne Collins is being made into a movie, and many people believe it will be bigger and better than Twilight.

Here's the trailer

link

Watch it and comment if you like it or not.
Also, I highly recommend to read the Hunger Games trilogy.

The genres of the film/ books is action.

Set in the near future, a girl called Katniss Everdeen volunteered to enter the Hunger Games, a game which is run sa pamamagitan ng the government.
24 'tributes' will enter the arena and fight to the death until one person is remaining, who will be the winner.

Read Katniss' fights to stay alive as she battles the other 24 tributes to win her place as the winner.


Watch out for The Hunger Games, everyone will be talking about it within the following year.
posted by davidfraser
Looking for a faster, easier, madami rewarding path in your interpersonal relationships at work or at home? You could achieve a level of skill in this area probably beyond your imaginings. The secret is a systematic and insightful approach, using the best of practical psychology, NLP, ancient wisdom, and first-hand experience of organizational life at all levels. Such a systematic approach is available for you here in the form of the Relationship Mastery formula.

Our ability to relate to other people is often the key determinant in what happens in our lives, both at tahanan and at work – the most...
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(original title: Essere Gentile)
by Piero Ferrucci, 2008, 306 pages
and Vivien Reid Ferrucci (Translator)

A book to read as a soul provider – if you are in a state of confusion, conflict, in quest of wisdom or in reach for soul comfort – or all…

A leading transpersonal psychologist reveals the unexpected secret to a happy life: behaving with kindness.

Piero Ferrucci calls it "global cooling," a phenomenon of chilly human relations. Communications are hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit and wealth has become a cherished value. And warmth and genuine presence have all but dissolved...
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posted by swimchick
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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 artikulo a month. I am 23 and I still pag-ibig 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 sa pamamagitan ng Michael Ende
This is one of the few pantasiya novels that isn't an entire series. Not to offend anyone, but I do not like...
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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 puso slam bangs, beating hard, and this is what it’s like to want someone you can’t have. To want someone you shouldn’t even be looking at.
Sarah is in quite the predicament. She’s riding that rollercoaster of first pag-ibig – the...
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posted by pumpkinqueen
The book Smiling burol Farm is about the Wayne family’s life at Smiling burol Farm. It starts out with the Wayne family moving to Indiana in an ox driven wagon to be pioneers and find new farm lands. The book shows how the farm and family grow through the years 1817-1937.
The story starts on the Wayne family moving from Virginia to Indiana. They found a settlement on a burol and called it Smiling burol Farm. They started building the farm, and making the farm bigger. The farm and kids grow up over the years. For example now they grind their wheat with a machine instead of horse power. As they...
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posted by cressida
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Now, there are two types of memoirs in my mind: those about famous people, and those that aren't. Both have their pros and cons. madami people are likely to notice a famous memoir at the bookstore and buy it based on the celebrity's name -- but "common folk" memoirs don't have pre-conceptions, politics, and religious perspectives to overcome. Or you're like me, who likes whatever she reads as long as its good. Whatever you like to read, here are a few memorable memoirs that I'd recommend you read.

With memoirs written sa pamamagitan ng writers, you rightfully expect that the memoir is as good of a read as their...
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