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Guardians of the Galaxy [based on comics] by , dir. by

Guardians of the Galaxy dir. James Gunn

Twenty six years after the death of his mother, and twenty six years after he was abducted by aliens, Peter Quill is on the planet Morag, hunting for an orb. Just as he gets his hands on it a group of henchmen come looking for it. They work for the Kree rebel warlord Ronan1 who really wants that orb. And

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The BFG by

The BFG by Roald Dahl ills Quentin Blake

by Roald Dahl

Sophie couldn’t sleep.
A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on to her pillow.

One night, a young girl, unable to sleep makes her way to the window and spies a mysterious giant, with a suitcase and some sort of a trumpet. Discovering that he has been spotted this giant kidnaps the little girl, Sophie, and takes her off to Giant Country. There Sophie discovers that this giant, The Big Friendly Giant, is not like the other giants. He is much smaller than them for one thing, but also, they are murderers who delight in guzzling up human beans, whereas the BFG is only interested in sharing Dreams with people. Can Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to defeat the like of The Fleshlumpeater and The Childchewer.

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The trumpet of the swan by

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Author: E. B. White ; Ills. Edward Frascino

Sam Beaver is eleven years old when out exploring a Canadian swamp he comes across a bird’s nest, a Trumpeter Swan’s nest to be specific, and in it are 5 eggs. Sam is delighted; he loves nature and keeps a careful watch being careful not to upset the swans. He even saves the nest from a fox attack. And when the eggs hatch he is even more entranced by the cygnets. But one of them has a problem, Louis has been born without a voice, and so Sam decides to help him out. He takes him to school and helps him learn to read and write, now he can communicate through a slate & chalk. Then his father gets him a trumpet and Louis learns to play it, so he can win the love of Serena.

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The Hero and the Crown by

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She could not remember a time when she had not known the story; she had grown up knowing it.

Aerin is the only child of the king of Damar, yet she has never really been accepted there. The story of her mother, witchwoman who enspelled her father, has left her untrusted. Especially by the sol, the aristocracy. But slowly she finds a role and a place for herself. And in the end she is the one who becomes:”(this is not really a spoiler. Cause it is a YA fantasy novel. How do you really expect it to end?)”: both inspiration and legend.

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Of the way we were

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Sheila pointed out that today is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday. She was born on 7th Feb 1867. And reading Sheila’s post I remembered how much i loved those books as a child. Unlike Sheila I have no idea how old I was when I read them; I know that B#1 read them before me. The memory that stands out the

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Why didn’t the Macgyver theme have lyrics?

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Cause then I could’ve just used that as my title. I suppose I could have typed in 3-3-3-3-3-3-3—2—-0—–3-3-2-3-2–0—–7–0——————| b:——————-3—3—————–3————————| g:——————————————————————| d:——————————————————————| a:——————————————————————| E:——————————————————————| e:3-3–2—-0—-3-3-2-3-2–0—–0—3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0–3-2-3–5—-7| b:——–3—3—————-3—————————————-3—| g:————————————————————————–| d:————————————————————————–| a:————————————————————————–| E:————————————————————————–| But to be honest, if I hadn’t found that here I wouldn’t have a clue what it meant Anyways, the reason for the Macgyver mentions, why this wonderful fantabulous thingy I

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Resistance is futile!

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Do you remember Eerie Indiana? Do you? With the kids being preserved in tubberware lunchboxes? And the ability to understand the canine plot to take over the world cause of dental-ware? I loved that show. And I’m really hoping that my memory isn’t lying to me[1] cause I’ve just gone and bought it. But while I was over on play

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That was not a banana Dougal

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Test the nation was on last night[1] See RTE have been running a series of shows over the past week marking how Ireland has changed since 1986. Obviously the reason they chose ’86 was that is when B#4 was born, I mean what else could the reason be? Pretty random date if you ask me. Anyways, I didn’t watch many

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