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Book / Horror

July 24, 2014

Reads: 151

Shelves: 1

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Jennifer Simpson is a small town girl living in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. By the request of a relative, her and her family decide to move to the small village of Bethany, Illinois. She meets a boy at her new school named Leonard Yap, who seems to be very depressed at… Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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There is not much to do when living in a small rural town, or is there? Meet Jennifer and her friends as they enter their third year in high school. With goals and inspirations larger than their community, her and friends will endure common teenage situations with a twist: school,… Read More
There is a small town named 'Madras' in Oregon, USA, What? Read More
A unique story of a quest filled with mystery will absorb readers in author Dwain S. Tucker’s Peepeyes. It chronicles the journey of discovery by a man who set out to solve a mystery. Did his grandmother die a natural death or was she murdered? Could his grandfather have been… Read More

Book / Horror

April 08, 2011

Reads: 154

Shelves: 1

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On Friday, October 13, everyone in Cirque Town was dead. Everyone accept 73 children. And with their new beliefs... their new species, they will let themselves thrive. But how long can they really survive? Read More

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Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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Four brothers, Dejon, Cade, Jarell, and Jarvis, can have almost any girl they want. The Arvid family has a past of being charming and mysterious. Just as a new girl moves to town, someone's trying to kill the Arvids... Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 27, 2009

Reads: 1874

Comments: 106

Shelves: 1

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Louis "Studs" Terkel: An American writer who was, truly, unique. Specializing in "oral" histor(y)ies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studs_Terkel In 1974, when Richard M. Nixon resigned the Office of U.S. President, Terkel wrote one of the most unusual oral histories ever published. Entitled: "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How… Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Chicago has quite a harrowing history, and not all of it has stayed in the past. Meet the ghosts at Oprah's studios, the strange hitchhikers along Archer Avenue, the frightened souls from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and the feared La Llorona, who just may steal your children! The devil… Read More
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