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  • Martha Ikiring (9/2/2013 6:49:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    hi guys, am trying to write a book but the events seem so unreal. some advice please

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    • Dash Black (9/19/2013 12:44:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I'm an amateur too in that regard but i believe a if you would let it flow and let the editing later decide what goes or what stays. I would also advice you to look at the works of the best writers ... more

  • Karen Gonzalez-videla (8/9/2013 12:24:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I don't really have a favorite book because I read a lot. However, I do want to recommend to everyone to read Dan Brown :) I just finished reading The DaVinci Code and it was incredible. Right now I am reading The Lost Symbol and it is fantastic, too. You shouldn't miss the opportunity to read it!

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    • Ameena K.g (12/9/2013 10:59:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Yeah, i read one of his books called Digital Fortress and it was awesome! !

  • Edgar Stevens (8/6/2013 3:52:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Poem Hunter Poetry Contest has officially started. You can enter with your favorite poem now or write a new one and submit it before August 31st,2013.

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  • Srimayee Ganguly (5/15/2013 12:38:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

  • Claire Thomas (4/14/2013 7:52:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Yes Thomas Hardy is one of my favourite authors.I like the Mayor of Casterbridge best.Great story.

  • Janet Clayton (11/3/2012 11:15:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Thomas Hardy books. grabbed my attention many years ago, his stories are timeless..... Very clever man

  • $arah Pillai (9/28/2012 6:01:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Anyone here has read the Detective Charlie Parker series?

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  • Echezonachukwu Nduka (7/1/2012 12:27:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Hello Poetry world! .Greetings to everyone.I invite you all to read the poems on my page.Please kindly leave your comments.
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  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/25/2012 12:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Today is Towel Day. Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author, as referred to in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on 11 May 2001.

    The original quotation that explained the importance of towels is found in Chapter 3 of Adams' work The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you): you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

    More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have " lost" . What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

    Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in " Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect?There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
    —Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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