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Conscious Creativity: Mindfulness Meditations (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training) (Volume 7) by Natasa Nuit Pantovic

Conscious Creativity Mindfulness Meditations and Creativity.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A moving story
of Mariam and Laila,
of love and heartache.
(passion4reading)

Easton Press Collection of Sacred Text :Six Volumes - The Koran; The Gospels; The Bhagavad Gita; The Dhammapada; The Torah; The Tao Te Ching by Easton Press

The books number six
The teachings are true and deep
I hope I complete

Dust by Michael Hiebert

You should buy this book

Little stories about fairies

With big sledge hammers

Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve

What secret does the
Tin Book hold? Will it end the
war, once and for all?
(passion4reading)

Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve

Betrayed, Anchorage
flees from the predatory ice
city Arkangel.
(passion4reading)

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand

Murphy's Law applied
to high school students making
a zombie move.
(yoyogod)

Of Beasts and Men (Far Earth Anthology Book 1) by Anike Kirsten

A truth hidden for centuries,
A society ripped apart,
Mankind faces annihilation.

Spider Bunny by Carlton Mellick III

Fruit Fun cereal:
It's tasty and nutritious.
Plus it's pure evil!
(yoyogod)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Down the rabbit hole,
Alice ponders madness that
unfolds strange places.
(@kristilabrie)

Late Bite (Toronto Chronicles, #1)

Outward, the figure
chilled perceivers, with a bark
worse than any bite 
[PoisonPine]

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

It's Municipal
Darwinism, where cities on
tracks devour towns.
(passion4reading)

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Powerful children's
fiction that ought to be a
must-read for grown-ups.
(passion4reading)

Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy (9Marks) by Mez McConnell

Church planting is hard
Poverty makes it harder
Build on the Bible

Idiotentest by Tom Liehr

trink dreißig Bier
in dreißig Minuten weg,
lebenslang Freibier

The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

Traitors and Nero
impersonators aim to
depose Domitian.
(passion4reading)

Enemies at Home by Lindsey Davis

A straightforward case
of robbery gone wrong? No:
enemies at home.
(passion4reading)

The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

A murderer loose
on the Aventine. Relax,
Albia helps out.
(passion4reading)

Idiotentest by Tom Liehr

trink dreißig Bier



, in dreißig Minuten weg, lebenslang Freibier

The Tyrant by Jacques Chessex

Mon père est un ogre. Il ne m'a pas laissé vivre. Mon père m'a mangé.

Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict by Tsultrim Allione

Having some problems?
Meet with your inner demons.
Offer them succor.

Leaving Berlin: A Novel by Joseph Kanon

Berlin divided
But before the Wall is built
The Cold War Begins.
(pickupsticks)

The Uplift War by David Brin

Sentient Earthlings join
In crucial monkey-business...
Outwit aliens.
(pickupsticks)

Infinity's Shore by David Brin

Dolphins spout haikus!
Also speak Anglic. In Space
They're piloting ships!!!!
(pickupsticks)

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Rabbits find a home.
They find others on the way
and fight to stay safe.
(marcusbrutus)

Murder in the Mews and other stories by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot solves
four mysteries, including
theft and foul murder.
(passion4reading)

Caged by Breann Allen

Entertaining read.
Not very historical,
But fun nonetheless.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska, Baroness Orczy

An English noble
saves French aristocracy
from the guillotine.
(marcusbrutus)

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Galaxy's at risk.
And you thought SkyNet was bad.
Kill all the AIs.
(Carnophile)

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Evil shows its face.
God-in-man is here to help.
Let's hope this thing works.
(milotooberry)

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Race to the bottom.
Crashed ship holds key to rescue.
Will we make it there?
(milotooberry)

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

Doktor Moreau
macht Tiere zu Menschen.
Doch es geht schief.

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

Doctor Moreau
made animals human
but this goes wrong

The Appeal by John Grisham

porque los jueces
no deben ser electos
por voto gente
(gneo flavio)

Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories by Rex Collings

Victorian ghost
stories from Western Europe
to Australia.
(passion4reading)

Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories by Rex Collings

From vengeful ghosts to
spectral coaches and a strange
bed: stories to spook.
(passion4reading)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Headline: Kansas girl
Enters strange new land; at once
Starts a killing spree.
(Carnophile)

Voracious by Wrath James White

Who could have known that
giving folks shrew DNA
was a bad idea?
(yoyogod)

Carrie by Stephen King

The mean girls tease her.
Uh-oh. Shouldn’t have picked on
Someone who’s psychic.
(Carnophile)

MH-53E Sea Dragons by Denny Von Finn

Sea Dragons Fly High
On a mission to protect
Serving our nation.

Pathfinder Adventure Path #25: The Bastards of Erebus by James Jacobs

Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck
Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck
Why So Expensive?

Bloody Streets: London Vampire by Billy Helston

Sticky fingers plunge
into red strawberry jam.
Her tongue licks his clean.
(Billy Helston)

Long Arm of the Law: Jack the Ripper by Billy Helston

Jack the Ripper stole
Mary Jeanette Kelly's heart.
Because he loved her.
(Billy Helston)

Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley

Had! Show the heavens.
Nu! Conceal the snake in hell.
Abrahadabra!
(paradoxosalpha)

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Live life with reason. / The cosmos doesn't need you. / Be still. Watch. Listen. (johnxlibris)

The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie

Nine short stories with
three of Agatha Christie's
best-known detectives.
(passion4reading)

Heal Your Body by Louise Hay

How think ye? Ye well?
If not, a new thought pattern
May be the answer!

生命之樹卡巴拉:西方神祕學的魔法根本 by 約翰・麥克 格里爾 [John Michael Greer]

From the East comes Light --
Now Seattle to Taipei:
Wisdom's long Fall journey.

Helena by Evelyn Waugh

RC ancient Brits?
Constantine's mother gets cross
in the Holy Land.
(thorold)

The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure by Thomas A. Fudge

Roman Catholic Priest
Fought The Pope Before Luther
Was Then Burned Alive
(mtrigsted)

Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend by James S. Hirsch

The Best of All Time
Was Blessed with Speed and Power
Will Always Be a Giant
(mtrigsted)

Mastadonia by Clifford D. Simak

Dog travels through time
to gnaw on dinosaur bones;
owner then follows...
(LeBoeuf)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Student with an axe:
Napoleon or madman?
Siberian gaol.
(Michael.Rimmer)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Good boy gone bad in
this novel: comic version
removes most drama.
(legallypuzzled)

The Night Parade by Scott Ciencin

Cardboard characters
fighting random enemies.
Why would you read this?

Crimson Shore (Agent Pendergast series) by Douglas Preston

Stolen wine whining
Pendergast's hit and big miss
Larger evil lurks
(hardboiled)

Dragonscale Leggings by Freya Pickard

overlapping scales
fit tightly around her legs
she kills, she is clothed
© Freya Pickard 2016

Vintrig's Kingdom (Isu Magan) (Volume 1) by Freya Pickard

wind carried hexes
scour sky colourless, spell
bitterness below
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

The Essence of Thyme (Dragonscale Diversions Book 1) by Freya Pickard

knotted spell undone
love restored and nightmares tamed
blood shed so freely
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

Insides (Dragonscale Delvings Book 1) by Freya Pickard

eggshell thin fragile
touch me and I will shatter
empty, blank inside
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

The Rusalka Ritual and Other Stories (Dragonscale Dimensions Book 1) by Freya Pickard

five tales of danger
myths, emotions and magic;
dracomagan stands
© Freya Pickard 2016

Parlement en politiek - cursusboek bij de gelijknamige televisiecursus van de Stichting Teleac by J.Th.J. van den Berg

eens in de vier jaar
kiezen wij de Tweede, maar
niet de Eerste, nee

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Lacking a legacy
Joseph's sister Shechem's wife
Was a Wise woman
(Lesley_Barker)

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Unsettling stories
that make one think about the
monster in us all.
(passion4reading)

La apelación by John Grisham

porque los jueces
no deben ser electos
por voto gente
(gneo flavio)

SS-GB by Len Deighton

Douglas Archer solves
scientist's death in Nazi-
occupied Britain.
(passion4reading)

SS-GB by Len Deighton

Douglas Archer solves
scientist's death in Nazi-
occupied Britain.
(passion4reading)

Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers by Gyles Brandreth

C'est l'imperfection qui fait la perfection d'un homme... et d'un meurtre.

A Woman's Life by Guy de Maupassant

Pauvre petite Jeanne. Les trahisons et ses peines. Ni bonnes ni mauvaises.

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Felix seeks revenge. 
Has jailbirds stage The Tempest.
Entraps his foes! Ha!

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

a book once read -- upside down | stories get -- dead forgotten

The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

Identity theft,
money, madness, hidden crimes –
a Collins classic.
(passion4reading – thank you, wisewoman)

The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White.
Count Fosco controls it all,
but Marian wins!
(rretzler)

The Visual Non Visuals by Vangjel Canga

A gentle journey
My heart through all the seasons
Enjoys in beauty
(Vanca)

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Call me Ishmael.
Score: Whale 1, Ahab 0.
I alone returned.
(bertilak)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

There and back again:
pirates, gold and adventures!
The sea-cook's the star.
(ed.pendragon)

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Heroine suffers.
But in the end it's only
Midi-chlorians.
(Noisy)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Estate agent gets
It in the neck. Should avoid
Transylvania.
(abbottthomas)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dinner at the Count's.
Should be fun. No, don't bother
to bring any wine.
(Carnophile)

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Unread I hold it,
a new Saunders book is come.
My evening expands.
(SomeGuyInVirginia)

The Odyssey by Homer

Greek hero of Troy
Takes long time getting back home
Having  adventures.
(pickupsticks)

The Odyssey by Homer

Son wants his Paw home;
Paw away on business trip--
Sneaks home for bloodbath.
(LeBoeuf)

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Did Bob kill father?
Did Zach act out a hate crime?
And what about Jim?

The Third Policeman 2nd (second) printing Edition by O'Brien, Flann published by Dalkey Archive Pr (2002)

a book once read -- upside down | stories get -- much forgotten

Ghost No More: a memoir by CeeCee James

Little Girl Broken...once scared and afraid, but now...beauty from ashes (SunshineonMe)

Wind / Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

Du bist im Pinball /
Deine Reise durchs Leben /
ein Multiball Blues

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Viola, Francis 
Raise thirteen. Detroit home.
Raze, sell, or keep?
(sibyx)

The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson

Meet valiant Orm:
smart and strong, cunning and kind,
leader among men.
(sibyx)

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Hut, village, market town,
Kingdom, Republic, Empire,
Rome, unstoppable.
(sibyx)

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

They come overmatched Think easy job, not so Leave disheartened (foof2you)

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Nameless narrator
marries wealthy widower;
haunting Rebecca.

Megasaga by Walter Jesson

Unlikely events
at the dawn of the Rimmers -
interesting, though.
- Michael Rimmer

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Moon in seven parts
Destroys all life on the Earth
But man will survive
A seven-piece moon
A bombardment of the Earth
Humans must survive
The Moon is destroyed
Humans escape to cold Space
From Seven, many
(T4NK)

Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Dying in the Thames
No connections but water
Bryant shows the way
(T4NK)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Does it still count as
a British School Story if
they camp the whole time?
(CathWhitney)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Just broke into a
bank vault and stole a dragon.
Pretty normal day.
(CathWhitney)

Sweet Story by Carlton Mellick III

Children should know to
be careful what you wish for.
You might end the world.
(yoyogod)

Finisterre by Graham Hurley

Moves and countermoves –
the endgame of World War II
is played on two fronts.
(passion4reading)

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith

Ladies detectives
Fix up all with perfect ease.
Happy Correctives.
(darcette)

Middlemarch by George Eliot

dorothea cares
in a world not quite ready
to accept her views

 
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