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I remember feeling the same way about Fallen and Torment: they both started slow, got muddled towards the middle, and the ending was good but not good enough to make up for the rest. The same applies to Passion. I spent the first half completely conf ...more
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Frank Herbert
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Robert Louis Stevenson
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James

Oscar Wilde
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
Oscar Wilde

Winston S. Churchill
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
Winston S. Churchill

Gemma's Purple Notebook (Poetry)
13 chapters   —   updated Jul 27, 2013 10:53PM
Description: I write all my work in a purple, wide-ruled, spiral notebook, so it's a fitting title here. I'll be adding to this in the future, so if you like this, stop in sometime. I might have something new.
The Phantom of the Chagnys (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 11, 2011 04:09PM
Description: *THIS IS FAN FICTION* It's based on <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i> by Gaston Leroux and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. If this tickles your fancy, read the original novel or go see the show (I'd also recommend the 2004 movie). They're worth it!
7850 Phantom of the Opera — 200 members — last activity Oct 25, 2014 04:55PM
This group is for anyone who loves the passionate/dramatic/tragic/love story of Phantom Of The Opera. To discuss the play/ movie/book/music and the ch ...more
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Come on in! This group is all about idle chatter. What's on your mind? What do you feel like talking about? While we can't literally pull up a chair a ...more
43870 Fans of the Phantom — 85 members — last activity Jul 22, 2014 09:13AM
This group is for all people who would like to talk about the Phantom of the Opera!!! Here you can disscus all things Christine, Raul, and the Phantom ...more
17384 The Phantom's Opera: Book and Musical — 45 members — last activity Jun 01, 2014 04:07AM
There seems to be an extreme lack of interest in The Phantom on Goodreads. Since there are many versions and additions to this book, there is so much ...more
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Readers of Jane, gather here to discuss anything from Frank Churchill's secrets to Lady Catherine's whims. What finally "persuaded" Anne Elliot? What ...more
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