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Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre

Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre
This list is entirely subjective, based on books that I’ve read over the years. But what they all have in common is that they’ve stayed with me. Many of these titles I’ve read over and over again. NOTE: The genres I’ve picked are “major” to me, not to publishing in general. The Hobbit (1937) and Lord of the Rings (1954-1955) by J.R.R. I’m just going to lump it all together, here, so grant me that if you would. Buy J.R.R. Weaveworld (1987) by Clive Barker I know—he’s famous for being a horror writer, but this is such an epic novel that I had to include it here under fantasy—albeit dark fantasy. Buy Weaveworld from American Gods (2001) by Neil Gaiman What I found most appealing about this novel is that it blends the contemporary setting of “now” with an ancient mythology that spans hundreds, if not thousands of years. Buy American Gods: Author's Preferred Text from Dune (1966) by Frank Herbert Buy Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) from

Like Water for Chocolate (film) Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel.[2] It earned all 11 Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, and became the highest grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the United States at the time.[3] Tita, as the youngest daughter in a traditional Mexican family, is forbidden to marry. Therefore, when Pedro, the boy she has fallen in love with, and his father come to ask for Tita’s hand in marriage, Tita's mother, Mama Elena, refuses. Mama Elena offers her other daughter, Rosaura, and Pedro accepts in order to be closer to Tita. A year later, and Tita's emotions again infuse a meal that she cooks. Rosaura gives birth to a baby boy, but Tita is the one who is able to nurse the child. Dr. Rosaura soon gives birth to a second child, Esperanza.

These 22 Far Away Perspectives Of Famous Places Will Change The Way You See Them Forever Many of us only know the world’s most famous landmarks through images that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. The world has changed since these structures were built, so the surrounding landscapes might not be what you’d expect. The Pyramids of Giza The Acropolis The Arc de Triomphe Source: Source: Stonehenge Central Park, New York City Source: Source: The Pantheon of Rome Source: Seen through the McDonald’s across the way The Forbidden City Niagara Falls The Taj Mahal The Brandenburg Gate Mount Rushmore Mont St. The Hollywood Sign Sagrada Familia Source: Rainer Walter Schmied Source: St Basil’s Cathedral Santorini Source: Source: Mona Lisa Source: Pascal Le Segretain Source: Rock of Gibraltar Little Mermaid Source: Source: The Alamo Source: Source: flickr Las Vegas Strip Source:

How to Live with Introverts by =SchroJones on deviantART Image is Everything: The Secrets of Body Language Share this infographic on your site! <a href=” src=” alt=”Body Language” width=”500″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Source: <a href=” Image is Everything: The Secrets of Body Language At work, at home, at play, famous, or infamous, your body language tells the world all about you. How We Communicate: 93% of what we communicate is non-verbal Gestures 55% Voice 38% Words 7% A majority of what we communicate is through gestures and how we physically position our bodies. The Face: 7 Universal Expressions: Happiness Sadness Anger Fear Surprise Contempt Disgust There are over 3000 emotional expressions that we react to… And over 10,000 that we register. The Body: Open your body to face your audience. Sit up straight. (= in control of your emotions) vs. Crossing legs presents a “closed” view of yourself.

50 Best Websites 2013| Full List The Most Beloved Street Art Photos of 2013 Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles. Via

17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels By now we all acknowledge that science fiction isn’t pulpy wish-fulfillment for nerds and literary novels aren’t pretentious bore-fests for academics. Well, I mean, they are that, sometimes. But they can also be so much more. And despite screams of protest from fans of both genres, these paper-bound proton packs cross streams more often than you'd think, with varying results. The idea that science fiction can explore profound ideas, or that literary works can include fantastical technology, still manages to horrify plenty of people. If your stodgy old middle school English teacher knew that you quote Darth Vader more than Holden Caulfield, she’d have that aneurysm all over again. The truth is that science fiction and more academically acceptable literature have been having secret make-out sessions in the broom closet since long before your English professor was reading Nabokov at Vietnam War protest rallies. So let’s explore some of the most literary science fiction novels.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts. Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing both your insecurities and your genitals. Because that is what writing is all about. Procrastination is an alluring siren taunting you to google the country where Balki from Perfect Strangers was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts. The blank white page. Mark Twain once said, “Show, don’t tell.” Finding a really good muse these days isn’t easy, so plan on going through quite a few before landing on a winner. There are two things more difficult than writing. It’s no secret that great writers are great readers, and that if you can’t read, your writing will often suffer.

Here Is The One Perfect Book For Every Single Myers-Briggs Type Recommending books is a tricky business. One person's trashy romance novel is another person's treasure. Of course, a little background on a person's reading preferences can come in handy, but sometimes deciphering tastes can seem like an arbitrary and headache-inducing task. Still, we're willing to bet that like-minded people enjoy similar stories -- That's where Myers-Briggs comes in. In case you don't spend a slightly embarrassing amount of time analyzing your own (or your crush's) personality traits, here's the rundown on the classification system: It's a personality quiz based on Carl Jung's typological theories that divides people into 16 types based on these four variables, which we've outlined thusly: Introvert (I) versus Extravert (E) Are you invigorated by office gossip or do you hide out in the nap room? To learn more about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, visit their website. ISTJ "The Duty Fulfillers" ISFJ "The Defender" INFJ "The Protector" INTJ "The Strategist"

DisHollywood - Art Fucks Me is José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros‘s latest visual project which attempts to re-mix beloved characters from fairy tales with other entertainment icons from the world of cinema, celebrity and music. DisHollywood is also a barometer for measuring our tolerance and acceptance levels; a new way of observing the “happy ending” that trumpets the time of equality is now. In contrast to the baroque fantasy implied by the original, idealized presentation of these characters, a new context of social vulnerability shows the darker side of our contemporary society. celebritydisneyhollywood Carolin Hello, I'm a 26-years old drama queen based in Frankfurt, Germany. You may also like 7 Comments Reply March 31, 2014 Defiance FIRST! Leave a Reply Feeling lucky? Random Post Recent Posts get featured submit your work Categories More Stories ‘Searching for Paradise’ by Shuichi Nakano

Dealing with Unfinished Business - Relationship Advice In order to start meeting people, its best if most resentments from the past are eliminated, first. For many singles this is a piece of relationship advice that may be an enormous challenge, but the courage and openness it takes to deal with any unfinished business in your emotional history will create the kind of space in your life required to invite in someone new. To better understand the unfinished business in your life, review the following questions, keeping in mind the people’s names that come out of this list may not necessarily be just former partners: Is there anyone I need to apologize to, send thanks, or seek resolution with?What resentment, anger, fear, hurt, grief, or pain comes to mind when thinking of people I’ve had any kind of relationship with? Depending on your past experiences, your answers to these questions may be brief or lengthy. Unfinished Business: Making Apologies Related: Unfinished Business: Dealing with Conflicts Not Yet Resolved Unfinished Business: Grieving

Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No... #random but #inspirational by @koqoo #kkoolook series by @koqoo Your summer reading list: Picks from the TED community Summer: the season for cracking open a good book under the shade of a tree. Below, we’ve compiled about 70 stellar book recommendations from members of the TED community. Warning: not all of these books can be classified as beach reads. And we think that is a good thing. Picks from Elizabeth Gilbert, author The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman. Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror in Science by Richard Holmes. What Are You Optimistic About? Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. “ I find something incredibly soothing about the notion of a 2nd-century Roman emperor worrying about the same stuff I worry about—namely, how are we to be? Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism by Pilar Jennings. Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh. Want Not by Jonathan Miles. The Rings of Saturn by W.G.