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Need a little inspiration? [May. 17th, 2010|07:21 pm]
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Need a little inspiration?
The Daily Prompt
The Daily Prompt is a series of blogs on IlanaWrites
for writers who need a little extra inspiration! These unique blogs help writers explore different genre and styles, take on new challenges, and
The site updates daily and you can post a link to your response piece in The Daily Prompt Forum The Daily Prompt Forum
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A Wind in Cairo 20th Anniversary Edition by Judith Tarr [Oct. 30th, 2009|12:32 pm]
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Author: Judith Tarr
Genre: Fantasy/Historical
Why I liked the Book: Judith Tarr is consistently wonderful...any book of hers is a treat and a joy, but this one in particular is marvelously good fun.
Summary:
THE PRINCE: Spoiled, reckless, heedless of any wants or needs but his own, sentenced to a terrible fate for his sins against man, woman, and God

THE STALLION: Equally spoiled, equally reckless, bound until death to a bitter servitude

THE TURK'S HEIR: Fiercest of rivals, most devoted of enemies, whose armor hides a secret

Come into the world of the Arabian Nights, where magic and mystery meet; where justice lays a sinner low, and the magic of the heart turns hate to love.

Includes the full text of the original Bantam edition, slightly revised, with a new introduction and a bonus short story.
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/a-wind-in-cairo/5524136

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Last day of giveaway! [Oct. 30th, 2009|11:28 am]
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HushHush


Today is the LAST DAY to enter the Hush Hush Giveaway!

Winners announced on Halloween!

http://www.ilanawrites.com/giveaways.html
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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2006|01:14 pm]
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I love these books. I wish I had the right words to describe how much they touch me. I fail at reviews. It was a happy accident That I stumbled on the first book in the series Twilight. I've always loved the word and the cover just jumped out at me. Reading the sleeve it mentioned one of my favorite things, vampires. I was sucked in after that. What I didn't expect was how touching and beautiful the story would be. The second story New Moon is even more tragic and hopeful and lovely as the first. These books are published for young adults but they are beyond that. It's like Romeo and Juliet meets the supernatural. I know I don't do the books justice but I wanted to try. I've read a thousand books and identified with many characters but something about these books are personal to me so I thought I'd share. The books below take you to them on amazon. There are two books published, Stephenie Meyer, The author is editing the third and already has an outline for the fourth. She is very fan friendly and her site is here. Enjoy, I did.


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Young Adult Book Reviews [May. 3rd, 2006|08:07 pm]
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INTRODUCING THE YA REVIEW.

http://ya-review.livejournal.com/

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Published Reviews! Exclusive Author Interviews!
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The Psycho-Ex Game [Mar. 7th, 2006|10:45 pm]
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Hey everyone, just joined. Waves. Meant to do so when willysunny first mentioned it, but somehow didn't happen.

Title: The Psycho-Ex Game
Authors: Merrill Markoe and Andy Prieboy

You can pick this up on amazon used for under $3.00. I bought this book not knowing that the lead author, Markoe, was the ex-girlfriend and writer for David Letterman. I bought it because it is about two people emailing each other. Read more...Collapse )
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So, I'm not actually even done with this book yet... [Feb. 18th, 2006|08:17 pm]
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But as mostly it is causing people to come running to ask what is wrong because I am hyperventilating from laughing at it, I might as well share.

The book is Lamb by Charles Moore.

It is the story of the childhood of Christ who was called Joshua, as told by his childhood pal Levi who was called Biff.

The premise is that a particularly unbrilliant angel raises Biff (Levi) from the dead in modern times in order to get him to write a new gospel of Christ. He won't let him read the existing gospels, and mews him up in a hotel room to write while he (the angel) watches the soaps. They have a room service person named Jesus. The narrative moves between Biff's story of Joshua (that he's writing) and telling of their experiences in the motel room.

It is a book that my grandmother would find highly and horribly offensive due to utter lack of regard for the glory and power that is Christ, but me, it's mostly making pee my pants.

cut only for a couple of episodes/excerpts that certainly wouldn't spoil the book for me but one of which is about sex and the other of which is about camel butts.Collapse )

Anyway. Am still reading, but perhaps some of you would like to be, too.
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Book Rec! [Feb. 15th, 2006|01:16 pm]
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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

The title says it all. And it really, really doesn't. This gem of a book was haunting, intriguing and true.

This is a curl-up-with-cocoa, but leave-the-lights-on kind of a book.

Enjoy.
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(no subject) [Feb. 8th, 2006|04:25 pm]
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willysunny
Another book rec:

The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds.

I purchased this book for 25 cents at a hospital gift shop a couple of years ago, when Ethan was hospitalized for four days with a respiratory infection. I needed to keep my mind busy while he slept, so I read and read and read.

At the time, I didn't know this book was part of "Oprah's Book Club" or even anything about it. I just found the summary intriguing. As I began to read, and as the plot unfolded, I was smitten.

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To kick-start this community... [Feb. 8th, 2006|11:23 am]
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Meme #1: Some books tug on all our heart-strings. The stories cause us to sob or giggle or laugh out loud. Sometimes we just can't put those books down.

Now's the time to recommend those books!!

Your answers can include reviews or just a short, sweet list of books and nothing more. I'll compile the answers and add them to the master list. Enjoy!

1.) Your ultimate feel-good books:

2.) Books you've reread at least ten times:

3.) Books you've read in one sitting because you could not put them down:

4.) Books that gut you, had you sobbing throughout, yet you could not put them down:

5.) Books that had you giggling, or laughing out loud, throughout:

6.) Books that were written for you, personally. You know it:
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