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I read this chapter book series in elementary school (around 2008) about a girl who had the power to influence plants with her emotions (for example, sometimes when she becomes angry she accidentally makes a plant grow a certain way). Each person in that world gets a power when they reach a certain age, as well as an orb. Her orb broke, however, so she has to travel to different realms to recover the pieces of her orb. She has a close male friend at home as well.

Later in the series, she discovers that she has a second power of reading the color of people's auras, which is relatively rare.

I think the title had something with "Azure" in it, though I could be wrong. I remember the cover being a photograph of the girl, with a pastel background.

Children's fiction mystery book

Jul. 20th, 2017 12:16 am
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I have been going crazy for years wondering what the name of this book is:

A girl is taking a bath and closes her eyes and then is being strangled. After she survived being strangled, she finds herself in a forest. She has slipped into another dimension. She has slipped out of this world into another world. And the girl that was in that world is in her tub in our world. Her boyfriend and boyfriend's uncle realize that isn't her and so they have to go into a hole in space to go and rescue her.

Asian Themed Post Apocalyptic Fantasy

Jul. 19th, 2017 02:56 pm
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What I recall was Asian royalty living with space and privilege while cities were super crowded and couldn't be left. I think some part of the story revolved around discovery of what was beyond/under the city. This was a very long time ago, maybe more than 40 years that I read at least one of the series and its all very vague. An odd symbol on the front of the book and I want to say the author last name began with a W, but I can't be sure.

Middle-grade ghost story - found!

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:01 am
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I never got to read the whole book, so I don't know how it ends. What I do know:

There's a boy staying at an old house, possibly visiting relatives. He learns about the history of the house, including that the family who used to live there had a son who had died of a fever. Later, something happens, and our protagonist somehow switches places with the boy in the past. He wants to get back to his own time and his own body, and he tries to tell the family, but they assume he's just delirious from the fever. I think the ghost of the other boy may have purposely caused the switch, to get a chance to live. In any case, he does his best to pass as the protagonist and avoid going back to his sick body. I don't know what happens after that.

Is this familiar to anyone?
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Name: Destiny

Age: 26. Though I'll be 27 this year.

Location: Northern Louisiana

About Me: I started writing when I was around 10 years old though I'm sure I had always dreamed of doing it before then. I wrote intensely for awhile, but then I quit for almost ten years probably due to my ongoing battle with mental health issues. I picked writing back up in 2011 and excepting some interludes I've written steadily since then.

About My Journal: I use my journal as a sort of hodge podge of things. I've been known to post pictures (from selfies to paintings I'm viewing). I post a lot of music and my video post tag is usually used in conjunction with YouTube videos. They almost always have something to do with music. These days I use my journal to either analyze my relationships with the important people in my life or vent about the aforementioned mental health issues.

What I Write: My main output over the past months has been poetry. When I write fiction it's usually realism based. I like to write about relationships. These can include family, romantic, or friendship.

What I Don't Write: I don't really write journalism though it is something I would like to explore one day.

What I Read: Currently I've been reading a lot of nonfiction especially in relation to astrology, tarot, and numerology. My favorite genre is historical romance though I've been going through a bit of funk with it at the moment. I also love to read contemporary erotic romance.

What I Don't Read: I don't really read horror or science fiction though I would like to broach these genres one day.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: I would like to think so. I've become more confident in my editing skills, but I have issues with reading longer works.

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Jul. 10th, 2017 05:40 pm
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Name: Goldy

Age: Somewhere in the late twenties

About Me: Writing is one of the few hobbies that have always been a part of my life. I like way too many things and I am easily entertained so there are times when I jump from one fandom into another. Besides from fandoms I love history and musicals (returning topics in my writings too).

About My Journal: Most of the time I write about my writings and the ideas I have in my head. But you will always find the normal everyday entries here and random stuff like various questionairs, memes and so on. And this journal is still a backup of my livejournal account so there can be entries which are nearly the same (because I am not into crossposting).

What I Write: I am that kind of write that loves to write sad stories, whenever I have a good idea for one. In general I am mostly writing slash. Usually I write fanfictions but every now and then I also find myself working on something original.

What I Don't Write: School stories and stories about children (you know happy family stories).

What I Read: Thriller and crime, followed by everything about history.

What I Don't Read: Romantic books, love stories or as I like t say it "typical women's books". But also nothing about the topics where I don't write for.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: Yes and I have done a lot of betareading a couple of years ago. It was a ot of fun but it was also the time where I wasn't that busy with my own writings so I could take my time and do it carefully.

Urban fantasy-ish YA series (found!)

Jul. 9th, 2017 11:14 am
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 This is a series of YA books (I think three books, but maybe more?) set in a more or less normal "present day" world, where a small minority of children are able to shapeshift into animals. At some point in their teens (on a birthday, I think, but I don't remember at what age) they lose the ability and get stuck in whatever form they're in at that moment. Some of them choose to become animals permanently. There's a lot of angst.

The plot of one of the later books revolves around some of the shapeshifters discovering that they can take the forms of supernatural creatures, too-- unicorns, phoenixes, vampires. But these creatures aren't really meant to exist and getting stuck permanently in a supernatural form messes with the balance of the world somehow. I think what happens is that someone takes an "evil" form permanently (a vampire, I think), and that forces someone else to stay in a "good" form permanently to balance it out? But I don't remember for sure which happened first.

I read these in the mid 2000s in the US.
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