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Pen and Ink Doodle: SS - a portrait of sorts

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Drawing out my feelings.

A Book to Love and Read:The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy by Douglas Adams - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Earth's demolition destroys the question. The mice are angry.

Questions I pondered while reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: How many roads must a man walk down?
Why do we look for hidden meanings in everything?
My thoughts on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: I love the answer 42.
I love it, even more, when recognizes the answer.
Geeks united forever.




Pen and Ink Doodle: Intertwined

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Vines and Buds.


A Book to Read and Love: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book How to Win Friends and Influence People: How to make yourself likable.

Questions I pondered while reading How to Win Friends and Influence People: Do people really like to talk about themselves?
Is it really so easy as respect?
My thoughts about How to Win Friends and Influence People: Information useful in navigating an event.
Every person is worth respect.
A good book for us introverts.






A Book to Read and Love: The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Four Agreements: Toltec lessons for a successful life.


Questions I pondered while reading The Four Agreements: Can it really be so simple?
How do we get more participation in this?
My thoughts about The Four Agreements: A simple concept that is deceptively hard upon execution.
You are your word.
#AlwaysImproving


Pen and Ink Doodle: Jelly

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An undersea adventure.

A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Winning the war with huge sacrifices.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
Why is torture used when it is clearly ineffective?
Could you sacrifice yourself for the right reasons?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: End of an era, and I feel pretty good about it.
Good friends are an amazing asset.
Thank you, J.K. for the story.





Pen and Ink Doodle: Under The Sea

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Feeling a "water" mood.

A Book to Love and Read: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince: A Riddle's life and the end of a legend.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince: Is it possible to play both sides of the fence?
Is it cheating to use all of the tools available?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince: This book contained a plot twist that almost the derailed the entire Hogwarts Express.
I very nearly hated J.K. for it.


A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: A Hogwarts rebellion against the Ministry of Magic.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Is it okay to break the rules if the rules are dumb?
Is it possible to change an administration without a rebellion?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: I don't know why I attempt to do other things when I start a Harry Potter series (re)read.





A Book to Love and Read: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Adolescence and an "amazing" (pun intended) finish that brings the past to life.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Why do we always assume the worst of people?
Is competition healthy? My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: A page-turner.
A tear-jerker.
A cause initiator.


A Book to Love and Read: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: A prison break and canine adventures, packaged with soul-sucking consequences.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: How would I have handled that betrayal?
What would I do with a do-over?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: There are so many people I want to blow up.
I would even use a time turner to do it.
And I would take my Patronus with me.




A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: An elfish s-s-s-secret at Hogwarts. 

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Has racism ever been productive?
Does bragging always look so ridiculous? My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Good lessons about hatred.
Snakes are bad.
Lockhart is a twit.


A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: A cursed boy learned to play Quidditch and wizardry between bouts of bullying and dark magic.
Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Can friends replace a family?
Do hardships create morals?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The book that launched 1,000 broomsticks.
A must read.
Yay! Magic!

A Book to Read and Love: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Jane Eyre: I am plain and poor sir.  I may even love you, but my principles are intact sir.

Questions I pondered while reading Jane Eyre: Why is it always the child care attendant?
Could I be alone if it was the only way to do what was right?

My thoughts about Jane Eyre: Never go with the married guy who claims to love you, he is married, sweetheart.
Never give up on your beliefs.
I LOVE happy endings.


A Book to Read and Love: Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Angela's Ashes: The coming of age tale of Francis, that wee Irish lad.


Questions I pondered while reading Angela's Ashes: Why is sanitation such an issue?
Has the situation of the poor improved?
My thoughts about Angela's Ashes: Here I was, impressed, that I survived MY childhood.
Grateful that I don't have to live on my second floor during the winter.
Very grateful that I have more than bread.

Did you know that Frank McCourt was a veteran?



A Book to Read and Love: The Universal Tone by Carlos Santana - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Universal Tone: My music, my soul. - love Carlos Santana.

Questions I pondered while reading The Universal Tone: Could I have kept myself centered?
Why do so many creative souls self-destruct?
My thoughts about The Universal Tone: Mr. Santana is more than a great musician, he is also a great.....
.........Storyteller.
..........Survivor.  
............Up-lifter. 
 ..............Person.