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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
9:09 pm
2009 Reading Challenge
I hope I'm allowed to do this here...

If you love the classics and/or want to push yourself to explore good literature in 2009, join the 100 Best Books of Classic Literature challenge at reading_the_100. The challenge will be based on this list from the Norwegian Book Club's survey of authors worldwide, and while it is admittedly not perfect, it is the most balanced list in terms of ethnicity and gender that I could find. So, join in the challenge and make a resolution to read the classics!

Current Mood: awake
Monday, December 29th, 2008
10:36 am
Introduction of New Member
Hi, I hope it's ok if I post the below introduction since I recently joined this community.

Name: TammyJo Eckhart

Writing Info: poly, have 6 collections of short erotica published and a 7th on its way and an 8th in the process of being written -- a collection of related vampire stories that are often but not exclusively erotic in nature but which always challenge the mind first and foremost

Contact Info: thetammyjo@gmail.com

Websites: www.tammyjoeckhart.com OR www.thetammyjo.com

LiveJournal where I post drafts of stories I'm working on for "friends": http://thetammyjo.livejournal.com/

Current Mood: busy
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
7:37 pm
Gay Romance?

I have always been a fan of gay romance and such like and I just finished a book called A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R. W. Day. It was wonderful and I would really love to find some more books that are in the same vein. Any advice you could give would be wonderful!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
6:54 pm
I have some books for sell here at my journal.  I will post a comment when I update this page with new books. 
Friday, April 13th, 2007
5:26 am
Books so Far

I was going update at the beginning of this month, but yeah, I didn't. But I didn't read quite as much as I normally would have. But anyways, This is the update as of today, I'm going to Boot Camp for the United States Navy on May 9th so I might update the list again before then but I might not. If I don't then I'll be July or August before I update again. (also if anyone cares....My job in the Navy is AO aka Aviation Ordnance which is working with Weapons and Amnunition on Naval Aircraft. )

New Books: 62
Rereads: 24
Total: 86

List Here at my El-Jay.

X-Posted to:  0bsessed_reader ; 100books1year ; 50_in_07 ; 50bookchallenge ; bibliophiles ; book_club, book_clublj ; book_wh0res ; book_worm ; bookish ; books ; booksluts ; booktards ; bookworming; bookz_n_07 ; nostalgia_books

Friday, April 6th, 2007
12:39 am
Quantum Consciousness and the Fifth Dimension
Quantum Consciousness and the Fifth Dimension

By Indi Riverflow

“Where ya comin’ from?”

Our worldview is largely a function of our location. The range of what we can experience and imagine is bounded by the culture that spawned us, and the place that we hold within it. Transcending locality is key to comprehending quantum consciousness.

Read On!Collapse )

Current Mood: contemplative
Saturday, March 31st, 2007
4:08 am

feel free to delete this if necessary. :)

The Only Book Club on LJ for Romance Readers.


(I thought that it would appeal to people here)

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
5:38 am
Blues4Kali- A Cult Classic for the End Times

What will Winter Solstice bring in 2012?
...an instant of Karma? ...an ethereal spiral dance of the collective soul? ... cosmic judgment leveled against civilization's expanse? ...destruction of the world as we know it? ...a chance for a new start? ...the rise and the revenge of the Goddess? or simply another day in the life of paranoia?
These are the false prophesies that your pastor warned you about!

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
7:32 pm
New Community
I'm not really sure if this is allowed...if not then I'm sorry and please feel free to delete this. But I've just started up a new community :) If you love reading and books then feel free to come over and check it out! You'll be able to meet new friends and other people who enjoy reading and books. Feel free to post about your favourite books, favourite authors or genres, about a book that you've just finished reading, maybe a movie that's been based on a book that you've read, reviews...anything to do with books/reading! It's called books_au so come on over and check it out :)
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
11:23 pm
Whores for Gloria by Vollman.

Thoughts by those who've read it?

For those who haven't: Jimmy, a down-and-out Vietnam vet, spends his disability checks drinking in skid row bars and paying streetwalkers to tell him their life stories. Later, alone in his hotel room, he reassigns the memories he has collected to Gloria, his imaginary girlfriend. In his 1989 collection The Rainbow Stories ( LJ 6/15/89), Vollmann himself wandered the streets of San Francisco paying prostitutes for talk. Apart from the heartbreaking frame-story of Jimmy, this new book seems to consist of outtakes from the earlier book--gritty scenes of almost surreal depravity and squalor. Unfortunately, Vollmann the urban anthropologist subverts the efforts of Vollmann the novelist. In the end, one wishes he had devoted less space to the whores and more to Jimmy and his hallucinatory quest for love. A minor work by an important author.
- Edward B. St. John, Loyola Law Sch. Lib., Los Angeles

I just finished it and I want to discuss it with someone!
Monday, February 20th, 2006
7:17 pm
something to try out - all are welcome to try the challenge
Invitation to the 5 book challenge

Please pass this on to anyone else who might like to try it -- post it in your journal or other communities if you think others might enjoy this
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
12:10 am
Flowers in the Attic
Book Title: Flowers in the Attic
Author: V.C. Andrews
Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671729411/qid=1134622850/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-7200732-9877419?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
Genre: Fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: C
Short description/summary of the book: This book is about children who lose their father and their life. They are forced to stay in their grandparents' attic until the old, sickly grandfather dies. They mus face trials, such as the wrath of their grandmother, their own sexual urges, and even death!
My thoughts: This book was alright. It was not as good as I thought it would be. The story and concept were good, however, it seemed to drag on just a little too much for my taste. I was not very impressed by Andrews' writing style. However, the later half of the book really kept me on the edge of my seat! I want to see how the movie was done as well!
Currently Reading: I am about to start Good Omens
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
11:10 pm
The Exorcist
Book Title: The Exorcist
Author: William Peter Blatty
Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0061007226/qid=1132112770/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-4328087-9051809?v=glance&s=books
Genre: Fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A+
Short description/summary of the book: This is a book about a movie star mother and her sweet daughter, Reagan and the struggles that they face when Reagan becomes posessed with a demon. The story also involves a priest who has lost his faith, and one who has been an exorcist for many years...
My thoughts: This book was just simply AMAZING! I thought at first the language and graphic nature of some of the scenes that were in the movie would make it hard for me to read this novel, but I could not put this book DOWN! I am pretty religious (well, I try to be...) and the thought of being possesed by demons is very frightening, but it is interesting how at first, the reader could not be entirely sure she was posessed...
Currently Reading: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
12:21 am
Cruise Control
Book Title: Cruise Control
Author: Terry Trueman
Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000B5RXWC/qid=1131167135/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/103-5164816-4847048?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
Genre: Fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: C
Short description/summary of the book: This is a supplementary book to Stuck in Neutral. This story is from the perspective of a young man who has a brother with Cerebral Palsy.

My thoughts: This book was not NEAR as good as Stuck in Neutral. Trueman is certainly not the best writer (yes, I realize that this is a book for young adults, but still...) I did not feel myself getting emotionally attached to this book, like I did with Stuck in Neutral.
Currently Reading: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
10:32 pm
Memoirs of a Geisha
Book Title: Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679781587/qid=1131074266/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-5164816-4847048?v=glance&s=books
Genre: Fiction
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A
Short description/summary of the book: This is about a young woman growing up in Japan. She is taken from her parents and forced to learn the ways of a geisha. She learns to adapt and becomes one of the most prominent geisha in Kyoto.

My thoughts: This book is AMAZING! It seemed like a TRUE story the way it was told! It really makes me want to visit Japan! It took me a while to read, but it was well worth it, and I cannot WAIT to see how it is adapted into film!

Currently Reading: about to read a devotional book.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
10:29 pm
Help please.
I was wondering if you guys can help me with some essay ideas for my English essay, and maybe help me with some good analytical quotes to prove my point.

I have to take two books and one poem, and write how they connect, and their simularties, etc

The novels we have read so far are:

Jane Eyre
Withering Heights
Sense and Sensibilty

and then I can chose one poem, but it has to be two books, and one poem.

some of the obvious themes that come to play in some if not all these books are Marriage, Reilgion, etc. But I want something totally creative, and totally unexpected.

So if you have any ideas, I would be eternally greatful
Friday, October 7th, 2005
7:16 pm
I need heeeeellllllllllpppp!!!!!!!!!
Has anyone read "anthem" by Ayn Rand and "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley? If you have, could u please tell me what you think is the difference between Rand's arguement in "anthem" as opposed to Huxley's arguement in "Brave New World"? If you could help me with this, I would really appreciate it :)
6:44 pm
I have so many books left to read, but here are a few I really want to read/buy someday. However, I don't know very much about any of these books, so any help/opinions (whether they be good ones or bad ones) would help me out a LOT!!!

~A Million Little Pieces James Frey
~Good in Bed Jennifer Weiner
~In Her Shoes
~Rules of Attraction Bret Easton Ellis
~Lunar Park
~The Informers
~Haunted Chuck Palahniuk
~Speicmen Days Michael Cunningham
~Stuck in Neutral Terry Trueman
~Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
Friday, August 5th, 2005
11:52 am
I put avantpop on my list of Writers with Livejournals on Amazon because I am very very impressed with a man that can make a career out of writing porn. Most of them I found through book_pimp but check it out.
Friday, April 1st, 2005
2:00 pm
Book Release Benefit on April 15, 2005
My name is R. M. Rhodes and my new novel, Stephanie Doesn't Answer the Phone Anymore is coming out in April. The book release party will be a benefit for HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), a Washington, DC non-profit organization. Details about the book release are behind the cut, along with a short synopsis.

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