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May. 17th, 2007 @ 01:53 pm I'm completely confused!
Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
I found out out this website (talking about books on some other website) yesterday, and it looks interesting, but I'm not really sure how does the thing work!
can anyone help, please?
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trickytanya:
Feb. 7th, 2007 @ 05:18 am Blues4Kali- A Cult Classic for the End Times
Current Location: here now


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!
Reality Exchange Program
"Makes DMT seem like a whip-it."

Crazy Bear said there'd be days like this. As usual, no one believed him. Now, all I want to know is: where IS that lifeboat, and how DO I ditch this ship of fools, without any of these bliss ninnies noticing that I'm already gone?
Captain, my ass. We are equal in this sea of madness.
That iceberg is looking awfully big.

Amana Mission is on a quest to save the world, and the only problem is, she can't remember why she got involved with such an obvious scam in the first place. Jesus saves. Christ. What a loser.
Kali kills first, and recycles later.
Hitchhikers, load up for a ride to the Other Side. You may wish you had gone Greyhound.
"What the...?"
*A cranky band of prankster peace warriors who absolutely cannot resist messing with each other's minds, no matter the cost.
*Cocky alchemy-dabbling quantum surfers, navigating the Ethersphere with hand-held computers, switching timelines to find a better party vibe and swap tips about the best temporary toilets for use as interdimensional portals.
*A burnt-out visionary hippie millionaire on a mission from Gaia to build a better "communitopia" by underwriting a convoy carrying telepathic priestesses.
*A wheelchair-bound mindpilot propelling a crystal-powered Seed Bank toward the post-Apocalyptic Garden, with psychic precision...and a predilection for high-velocity extreme driving.
*Hermaphrodite time-jumper fleeing a fate worse than death.
*Anarchist ghettoes where anything goes-except escape.
*Ancient Principals vying like sweatsoaked carpetbaggers for our loyalty as the Final Vote is tallied.
*Long-haired security patrols collecting a cannabis tribute tax from all pilgrims to the Valley of Fun.
*And an underground meat mafia bringing a black magic revival to a bloodless dreamworld gone bland.
All brought together by a secret psychedelic superdrug that tunes users in to reality through the eyes of another archetypal avatar inhabiting a different state of space and time. Mahayana made easy. Budding Buddha natures are running amuck on a virtual superhighway where all roads lead to the Bo tree and singularity.
Twenty-first century Tantra is about more than sex, drugs, and rock and roll.Confronting the Karma of every wasted breath is only the first step.
Welcome to the End Times. Kali awaits. She already knows who you are.
Do you?
The 21st century counterculture is even weirder than it appears on the surface. This is not your mommy’s MTV Road Rules.
Ride along on this mesmerizing, metaphor-packed bus trip toward ecstasy and enlightenment, as three real-time guides-Amana, Sissy, and Deva, let you in on what they learned when they asked what It was really all about, after all.
Become them for a multilevel metafictional tour of infinity and awaken yourself to the miracle-a-minute magic of mighty Mother Kali!

Read Online Novel Blues 4 Kali at www.blues4kali.com
Prophecy 2012

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A Cult Classic for the End Times
indiriverflow:
Sep. 21st, 2005 @ 05:11 pm Introduction
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Hi everyone!

My name is Terie and i'm up for a challenge so i'm challenging myself to read 50 books by this time next year. Today is my grandfathers 89th birthday so the date will be easy to remember. Book #1 will be "Yes, Man" by Danny Wallace. He is hysterical so i'm looking forward to reading it. I read his book "Join Me" last month and it is worth reading. Nice meeting everyone and look forward to chatting with you all. Now off to the races!
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culturedgeek:
Jun. 20th, 2005 @ 01:53 pm (no subject)
I created a discussion group for fans of 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova. It was released just last Tuesday. If you like The Da Vinci Code, you'll probably like this too. For reviews of the book, click on the community name below.


Historian Fans
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socalgrl5:
Feb. 4th, 2005 @ 11:27 pm Book 14 of 50
I read John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley, which I had begun a long time ago yet never finished, and finally did. Wonderful book, explores a lot about America -- good for anyone interested in politics and travelling.

Publisher's comment
In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. A picaresque tale, this chronicle of their trip meanders along scenic backroads and speeds along anonymous superhighways, moving from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY is animated by Steinbeck's attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature--to weather, geography, the cycles of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

Synopsis (from Powells.com)

Steinbeck chronicles his attempts, as he travels from Long Island to California and back, to define what it is to be American. In the end, he concedes failure: it is impossible to generalize about his complicated homeland. However, his experiences add up to a delightful account of an eager and curious human being on the road--and of Charley the aging French poodle, an excellent and civilized companion and a memorable character in his own right.
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shiftings:
Jan. 10th, 2005 @ 10:46 am Book 13 of 50
Wicked by Gregory Maguire was an amazing book in itself. However, I didn't like the ending. That may be because I didn't want it to end, or I wanted it to end in a better way. Once you read about the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, you really get to be on her side, and sympathize with her.

From the cover jacket:

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.
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Jan. 10th, 2005 @ 10:45 am Book 12 of 50
The Big Book of Typographics 2 by Roger Walton is a good edition to the first, but this one focuses more on digital design than print works. Again, good for design students.
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Jan. 10th, 2005 @ 10:42 am Book 11 of 50
The Big Book of Typographics 1 by Roger Walton is a great look-through for design students. I found it in my university's library and couldn't help but get so many ideas just from leafing through it.
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Jan. 10th, 2005 @ 10:40 am Book 10 of 50
Hood by Emma Donahue was an amazing story, and I'd recommend it to everyone, gay or straight. The story is captivating and enlightening at the same time.

From Booklist:

Hood is a tale of love between two Catholic women in Dublin, Ireland--a country in which homosexuality still largely dares not speak its name openly. Cara's sudden death at 30 leaves bereaved Penelope shocked, grieving, reliving their 14-year relationship, which Donoghue covers in a series of overlapping flashbacks, from the time the two met in convent school in the late seventies to the early nineties, when they lived together in Cara's father's home. Funeral preparations and postburial returns to "normalcy" alternate with Pen's recollections of the moody, tempestuous Cara. These memories include screamingly good sex muffled from Cara's father's ears; Cara's repeated forays into other women's and men's beds; day-to-day routines the two shared, including Cara's maddening habit of asking life's larger questions as they drift to sleep at night; and, most important, Pen's development into a coping but vulnerable adult. Although some may find it slow, others will consider this love story that well conveys the complexities and nuances of intimate relationships stately and elegiac.
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Jan. 10th, 2005 @ 10:39 am Book 9 of 50
More Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel is the second book in the series. Just as funny as the first -- maybe even better!
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