4 characters, 2 stories, 1 destiny

How Does contemporary gay Tel-Aviv connect with the dispute area of Nagorno-Karabakh at the time of the Armenian genocide in WWI??
How does a bloody encounter between Christianity and Islam connect with "getting out of the closet"??
4 characters, 2 stories, 1 destiny.
Hi, I'm Itamar S.N, the author of the debut novel "NIV". I invite you to read my novel and ask for your review. The book is available on Amazon, other websites as paperback or e-book and bookshops around the world. I wish to know what you have to say about the connection between the stories.
All the best

Want free books?

If you like classic literature, you may want to check out this website that my wife just found.  It has downloadable electronic versions of out-of-copyright books, some of which are older than the USA & GB combined!  It looks like, for most of the books, you can choose from a wide variety of download formats, including Apple and PDF versions.

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Suggested reading . . .

As usual, I've been doing a lot of reading.  Particularly lately, as we've gotten some good book swap opportunities recently.

Here is a list of what I've been reading:

Five Wishes: How answering one simple question can make your dreams come true
by Gay Hendricks

The Learning to Love Yourself Workbook
by Gay Hendricks

(these first two books are NOT books to just read through quickly and set aside.  they should be read, and then the exercises should be done slowly, carefully, and with thoughtful deliberation.  If done right, the results can be literally life changing)

Courageous Souls: Do we plan our life challenges before birth?
by Robert Schwartz

(now also available under the alternate title "Your Soul's Plan?")

Common Sense for the 21st Century
by Myrddin McGill

I'm pretty sure they are all available through Amazon, but if you're financially unable to buy any of these books but would still like to read them, you can go to your local library and request that they get a copy (either by buying it or through inter-library loan) so that you can check it out.
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Hello, I have a question. I am interested in a lot of books but I don't think I will ever have enough time to read them. And I would read them but I would get tired eventually. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can quickly read books or something? E.g., what if I wanted to read the bible or War and Peace by Leon Tolstoy?



Can anyone recommend books about the Old West and famous figures from the Old West (Jesse James, Wild Bill, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, etc.), or anything about Deadwood, South Dakota, or Tombstone, Arizona?

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Allusions in Catch-22?

So Catch-22 is my favorite book, and I am such a dork that I want to know the allusions made in the book because there are a ton. So far all I have:

1. Paradise Lost - John Milton
2. Twelfth Night - Shakespeare
3. The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
4. Locksley Hall - Tennyson
5. Hamlet - Shakespeare
6. King Lear - Shakespeare
7. The Iliad - Homer
8. The Odyssey - Homer
9. Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
10. Ulysses - James Joyce (I think it's not a really meaningful allusion, though)
11. The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare
12. Moby Dick
13. The Canterbury Tales (???)
14. Washington Irving
15. Gilgamesh
16. (maybe) The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek

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so im not sure if anyone actually checks in with this site (the last log-in was a while ago) but i just felt like sharing...
my favorite book of all time is the Catcher in the Rye. and i know that almost every teenager that reads it says that, but i mean it. it really defines part of me in some way. if holden caulfield was a real person, i would marry him. no questions asked. :)


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Dear people,
I am not sure about the rules of the community but I beg for understanding.
If anyone happens to have the text copies of full texts of Tennessee Williams'
- Glass Menagerie
- Streetcar named Desire
- Carousel tune (verse)
- verse about wanderers and witches,
in any format, please could you send it somehow to mefuselah@mail.ru
For over here, in Moscow, it's appeared to be totally impossible to have it without a month's delay, and I need this all right now for a quotation translation in a TV episode.
Thnx in advance.