Just Married Mad Libs

Author: Molly Reisner

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Games & Activities

Page: 48

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Just Married Mad Libs features 21 hilarious stories all about being a newlywed! At only $4.99 it makes a great buy for all your just married friends--or buy it to play on the plane or honeymoon with your new husband or wife!

Wacky mad libs 8

Author: Roger Price

Publisher:

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Category: Games

Page:

View: 483

Fill in the blanks of the stories with various parts of speech.

Wacky Mad Libs II

Author: Roger Price

Publisher:

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Category: Literary recreations

Page:

View: 787

Mortal Refrains

The Complete Collected Poetry, Prose, and Songs of Julia A. Moore, the Sweet Singer of Michigan

Author: Julia A. Moore

Publisher: MSU Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 882

In the late 1870s, this gifted writer of hilarious, bad verse had a national following. Mark Twain even wrote that he always carried with him a copy of Julia’s first book of poems, The Sentimental Song Book(1876). "I find in them the same grace and melody that attracted me when they were first published twenty years ago, and have held me in happy bonds ever since," he explained. Twain attributed the "deep charm" of Julia’s poems to her innocent habit of making "an intentionally humorous episode pathetic and an intentionally pathetic one funny." Twain immortalized Julia’s style in the writings of Emmeline Grangerford, a character in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. She also influenced the writing—in fact, the career— of the doggerel poet Ogden Nash, who reportedly said that her example convinced him to try to become "a great bad poet" rather than "a bad good poet." The late Walter Blair, a highly respected professor of American literature at the University of Chicago, put it like this in his introduction to the last published collection of Julia’s poems in 1928: If these songs [as Julia called her poems were only a little closer to the conventional modes of meter, rhyme, thought, and expression they would not impress us at all. Touched, however, by the magic wand of genius, the novel works of this great poet cause readers to slump down in their chairs, hold their agitated and aching sides, wipe tears from brimming eyes, and fill the air with the sound of distinctly raucous laughter. Mortal Refrainsis the first complete, published collection of Julia Moore’s work —poetry, short stories, songs (including sheet music), and newspaper interviews—compiled from the earliest published versions found in various public libraries, rare book collections, museums, and archives.

Trouble in Nirvana

Author: Elisabeth Rose

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

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Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 835

Betrayed by her fiance, freelance musician Primrose Pretty escapes to Nirvana, her brother Danny's rural Australian commune. Although determined to live the simple life, Primrose finds the primitive conditions and slack attitude of the "residents" stressful. Her awkward relationship with her brother creates even more problems and reopens family wounds she'd sought to heal. Danny, with secrets of his own, wishes interfering Primrose would leave. Tom Fairbrother, owner of the flourishing property next door, offers an attractive alternative to the commune. After a passionate night with him, Primrose is confused. Is he merely a distraction, or is what she feels real and everlasting? Primrose seems to reciprocate Tom's attraction but flirting is one thing and he knows a high maintenance, single minded, inflexible city woman is not a long term prospect as a hardworking farmer's wife. With no future to offer her, how can he ask her to stay?

Hundred-Dollar Baby

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 440

April Kyle, a prostitute from Spenser's past, comes back into his life-with deadly complications.

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

Author: Peter E. Meltzer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Reference

Page: 720

View: 1000

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.