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Christopher James Paolini is an American author. He is best known for The Inheritance Cycle, which consists of the books Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance, and the follow up short story collection The Fork, the Witch and the Worm.
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Artie Bennett - 2012-03-27
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This humorous children's book takes readers on a "poop safari" with Professor Poopdeck and his young friends as they explore the many forms, styles, and uses of poop. Rhyming couplets and funny illustrations make learning about guano, number two, and other types of poop entertaining and educational. The book encourages readers to view poop in a new light and appreciate its various functions beyond just flushing it away.
Christopher Paolini
An excellent and amusing children's picture book by Artie Bennett, who did some *amazing* copyediting work on the Inheritance Cycle.      source
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The Dragonbone Chair
Book One of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
Tad Williams - 2005-03-01 (first published in 1988)
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A war between dark sorcery and the peaceful land of Osten Ard is about to begin as the High King is dying. The undead ruler of the elf-like Sithi sees this as a chance to regain his lost realm by making a pact with the newly ascended king. Despite knowing the consequences of this deal, the king’s younger brother teams up with a group of scholars to confront the true danger threatening Osten Ard. Simon, a kitchen boy unwittingly apprenticed to one of the scholars, embarks on a quest to solve a deadly riddle about long-lost swords of power. Simon faces enemies more dangerous than Osten Ard has ever known, all while the land itself begins to die. The epic saga of Osten Ard continues with this new novel, following the landmark Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. Don’t miss the upcoming trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard, starting with The Witchwood Crown!
Christopher Paolini
One of my favorite fantasy books and series (had a huge influence on me). @tadwilliams      source
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How to Render
the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity
Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling - 2014-11-15 (first published in 2012)
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Learn the art of rendering through Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling's comprehensive book. Discover a step-by-step approach to visually communicating the form of an object through drawings, photography, and even 3D digital imagery. This book is perfect for artists in entertainment, industrial design, graphic design, architecture, and illustration. Written as an introductory guide, the techniques and strategies covered in this book build upon Scott's 17+ years of teaching experience and his previous bestselling books. A must-have for university and high school rendering courses taught around the world.
Christopher Paolini
Get on youtube, start watching art tutorials, and buy these two books. In under three years you can be a top-notch artist all on your own. And no debt.      source
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How to Draw
drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination
Scott Robertson - 2013-12-15 (first published in 2012)
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Learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination with How to Draw! Geared towards artists, architects, and designers of all experience levels, this book teaches basic perspective drawing skills and provides a foundation for more complex forms. Discover the research and design processes used to generate visual concepts, and easily scan over 25 pages to access video tutorials through the Design Studio Press app. With over 26 years of teaching experience, the authors offer invaluable lessons and techniques to help you become a professional artist or designer. This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn how to draw or teaches others to do so.
Christopher Paolini
Get on youtube, start watching art tutorials, and buy these two books. In under three years you can be a top-notch artist all on your own. And no debt.      source
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Dolores Claiborne
Stephen King - 2009-10-27 (first published in 1992)
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A housekeeper's hidden past is brought to light when she becomes a suspect in her employer's murder. In Stephen King's #1 national bestseller, Dolores Claiborne tells her life story, including the suspicious death of her violent husband thirty years earlier. As she recounts her relationship with her wealthy employer Vera Donovan, a strange intimacy between the two is revealed. This haunting tale explores the consequences of fierce love and the resilience of the human spirit. Entertainment Weekly hails it as a "tour de force" and "the finest of King novels."
Christopher Paolini
Recently read. Intense and incredibly well-written character study. Reminds me of someone I know. Plus, the audacity to write a whole book in first-person dialogue! @StephenKing      source
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Cinders and Sparrows
Stefan Bachmann - 2020-10-13
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A suspenseful and enchanting story of witches, family, and magic. A young orphan inherits a distant castle and discovers she is the last of her family's powerful dynasty of witches. However, she has no idea how to be a witch, and is soon thrust into a centuries-old battle between good and evil. With the help of unlikely allies like a crow and a talking marble head, she must race to untangle her past and find the magic to save her new home. Fans of Kate Milford, Victoria Schwab, and Diana Wynne Jones will be captivated.
Christopher Paolini
Recently read: #cindersabdsparrows by @Stefan_Bachmann Lovely prose and cool world! Thanks for the book!      source
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A Novel
Naomi Novik - 2015-05-19
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In a village surrounded by the corrupted Wood, a powerful wizard known as the Dragon demands a sacrifice of a young woman every ten years to keep the malevolent powers at bay. Agnieszka fears being chosen, but when the time comes, it's not her best friend Kasia who is taken. With magic, mystery, and danger, Uprooted is an enchanting tale of sacrifice and self-discovery.
Christopher Paolini
This book. This book is EXCELLENT. Really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read Spinning Silver. @naominovik #Uprooted      source
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A Universe from Nothing
Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Lawrence M. Krauss - 2012-01-10
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Explore the origins and fate of the universe as Lawrence Krauss, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author, presents a paradigm-shifting view of existence. Delightfully readable and provocative, Krauss uses experimental observations and mind-bending theories to show how something can arise from nothing, and why it always will. With a characteristic wry humor, A Universe from Nothing takes readers back to the beginning of the beginning and presents the latest evidence on how the universe evolved and what it means for the future. This powerful and challenging read is a game-changer in our understanding of existence.
Christopher Paolini
Recently read. Good book. Some interesting ideas. Would like to see an updated version now that CERN has basically disproven supersymmetry. #auniversefromnothing #lawrencekrauss      source
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The Martian
Andy Weir - 2014-02-11 (first published in 2011)
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Survival on Mars becomes a matter of wit and resourcefulness for astronaut Mark Watney, as he battles against a hostile environment and dwindling supplies. Abandoned by his crew and with no way to contact Earth, Watney must rely on his engineering skills and sense of humor to outwit the odds stacked against him. Will he make it back home alive?
Christopher Paolini
.@serioussurvivor Yup. Enjoyed the book. Have to imagine the author is pretty happy with this adaptation. #TheMartian      source
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville