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  1. My friend Rebekah Palmer is a Christian advocate for survivors of sexual abuse as well as for finding cures for rare diseases. Her blog: "Map of My Heart" contains topics on Christianity, abstinence, marriage and relationships, personal empowerment, sexual orientation, and surviving abuse. Rebekah is also the author of 2 books, one of which deals with the topic of surviving sexual abuse from a Christian perspective. I hope some will find this helpful! Blog: Books: A Letter to Myself: Speaking Out After Silence A Letter to My Friend (Sharing Truths I Learned as a Teenager)
  2. Hey guys, So I used to be a pretty avid reader. I always loved YA fantasy novels, and being engrossed in a good one just made me feel good. I could read a vampire or faerie story a million times and never get tired of it. That's actually why my name is Faeries. Anyway, I stopped reading a while ago, because these books are starting to bother me in the romance department. One thing that's common in these kinds of books is that there is usually some form of deep bonding (similar to marriage) before any sex happens, so I'm fine with that. It's usually meaningful and that's all that matters to me. Anything else and I just don't read it. However, I started noticing a theme that just makes my skin crawl. The girl will be a virgin, and the guy has been with tons of women. But now that he's met her, he wishes he'd never been with anyone else. I don't find this attractive in the least and when I read it, I just role my eyes in disgust. I don't want to put anyone down, who's relationship is actually like this, I mean no harm, I just don't like reading it all the time. I know the mainstream find a man with a lot of experience more manly/ attractive, but I don't like that it's being pushed in books geared towards younger people. I think it's better to just not mention it at all, if they don't want to take any "masculinity" away from the guy. It actually puts me in a crappy mood when I encounter certain "themes" and have to put the book down, which is why I stopped altogether. To be honest, this is part of a bigger problem, which is that I have a hard to accepting that I live in a non-WTM world. I never expected everyone to WTM, but I've dealt with a lot because there are so few of us. So I've become embittered towards anything that makes me feel like we're being put down. Other people can just say "that's not my cup of tea" and move on, but for me, in the same situation, I take it personally. Anyway, I'm writing this post because I really want to start reading again. I'm feeling the pull to start another book, but I don't want to be disappointed. Should I give some books a try and just learn how to not take it personally if it's not what I like? I don't want to be halfway through the book and have to stop reading it, and I know I can't continue, simply because my interest isn't sparked anymore.
  3. Hey, guys! This is the official appreciation thread for The Phantom of the Opera. This is where to post any videos, pictures, comments and whatnot related to Gaston Leroux's novel, the movies, the musicals, the music, and so on. I'll just kick things off with my favourite Phantom song (with Michael Crawford): Also, here's one of the original illustrations from the first edition, with Erik modelling a Red Death costume and totally rocking it: So, I know there are Phantom fans on here. Get posting. If you refuse, you will give Faust to-night in a house with a curse upon it. xxx (Thanks to zoyuxi for suggesting this!)
  4. So, I am what you could call a binge reader. I love reading, and when I get going I'll read a few books at a time. Then I won't read anything for a few days, weeks, or even months. I'm getting that itch, again. I've got a few ideas in mind about what I'd like to read, but I thought it might be fun to see what others favorite books/authors or even genres are... I'll start... I love •time travel books •period books •VC Andrews books •Sherlock Holmes novels •Ayn Rand novels •Steven King novels •Nicholas Sparks novels •mystery •WWII related and some of my favorite books are... The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser The Hunger Games series The Dead Zone 1984 The Diary of Anne Frank to name a few...