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On My Bookshelf

An avid reader, Jenna loves a variety of genres and topics. Here are some of her keepers.

 
The Shining
The Shining

One of my favorite books, miniseries, and films.

Interview with the Vampire
Interview with the Vampire

I fell in love with Lestat in high school.

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables

I received this book from my mom as a kid and loved every minute of reading it. I also enjoyed the PBS series of Anne of Green Gables.

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I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with completing projects and goals. It changed the way I approach and finish projects.

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Heal the earth.jpg

I had the honor of interviewing Julian when I was with Examiner.com. One of the best interviews I've had with an artist.

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I had the honor of interviewing Julian when I was with Examiner.com. One of the best interviews I've had with an artist.

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I had the honor of interviewing Julian when I was with Examiner.com. One of the best interviews I've had with an artist.

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is a favorite character of mine. I also loved Jim Caviezel's interpretation of him in the movie.

The Awakening & Other Stories
The Awakening & Other Stories

I fell in love with Kate Chopin's writing in my 30s. She broke many boundaries for female writers and her work is superb.

On Writing
On Writing

If you're a writer, this is a vital tool to have on hand.

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God

I first read this novel in my 30s and was impressed with Hurston's ability to use language and immerse me in a world.

1000 Places to See Before You Die
1000 Places to See Before You Die

I found this at a thrift store many years ago and was intrigued by the concept of going to all these places. Someday.

Frankenstein
Frankenstein

Shelley is the original sci-fi horror female writer. Ya can't go wrong with some good old fashioned scientific madness.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
How Stella Got Her Groove Back

McMillan writes an excellent tale of a woman's return to not just her former self but a better self.

The Notebook
The Notebook

Hands down the best depiction of a legacy of love in a relationship. This is both a favorite book and movie.

The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
Bird By Bird
Bird By Bird
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Story
Story

Excellent resource for writing screenplays.

Screenwriters Bible
Screenwriters Bible

Excellent resource on screenriting.

The Five Love Languages
The Five Love Languages

Hands down a vital book for all couples to read.

All the words Volume 1
All the words Volume 1

I stumbled on these at a library book sale a few years ago, and since The Argument Clinic is a favorite of mine, I knew I needed to have them.

All the Words Volume 2
All the Words Volume 2

I stumbled on these at a library book sale a few years ago, and since The Argument Clinic is a favorite of mine, I knew I needed to have them.

Poetic Meter & Poetic Form
Poetic Meter & Poetic Form

This was required reading for a class I took on poetry. The techniques in it are awesome. The author's idea of who can learn poetry, not so much. Once you get past his elitism, there's a lot of great techniques.

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding fascinates me. I remember watching Mr. Universe competitions on ESPN in high school. The dedication and work involved to get to that level is inspirational.

Sula
Sula

Toni Morrison's story about a friendship between two women is worth every word on the page.

Conjure Man Dies
Conjure Man Dies

I took a Harlem Renassaince class and got to explore a lot of amazing African American fiction. Conjure Man Dies is one of them.

Anton Chekov Two Plays 1966 with Sleeve
Anton Chekov Two Plays 1966 with Sleeve

Can't go wrong with Chekov, who was a brilliant writer.

Beowulf
Beowulf

I love and hate Beowulf. I think there are parts of the story that work really well and others not so well.

Lakota Woman
Lakota Woman

This is a book I have saved on my self for a few years.

The Poet's Companion
The Poet's Companion

There was a time as a writer and artist that I bawked at technique, and now I appreciate it. This is an excellent book for those interested in poetry writing.

Ordinary Genius
Ordinary Genius

Excellent book for poets to read.

Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect.
Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect.

I studied under Claudia Johnson at SNHU and enjoyed everything I learned. This is a great resource for those learning to write screenplays.