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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.

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Interview with the Vampire
Interview with the Vampire

I fell in love with Lestat in high school.

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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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4 hour work week.jpg

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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love 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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Touch 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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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.

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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.

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On Writing
On Writing

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

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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.

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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.

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Frankenstein
Frankenstein

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

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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.

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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.

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The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
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Bird By Bird
Bird By Bird
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Screenplay Foundation.jpg
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Story
Story

Excellent resource for writing screenplays.

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Screenwriters Bible
Screenwriters Bible

Excellent resource on screenriting.

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The Five Love Languages
The Five Love Languages

Hands down a vital book for all couples to read.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sula
Sula

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

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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.

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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.

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Beowulf
Beowulf

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

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Lakota Woman
Lakota Woman

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

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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.

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Ordinary Genius
Ordinary Genius

Excellent book for poets to read.

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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.

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