د. شيرين أبو النجا
لم يترك ماهر عبد الرحمن فرصة لعمله الأول وعنوانه "عضو عامل" (دار ملامح، 2007) أن يتمتع بحق كونه عملا روائيا، فقد قام فورا بالاعلان أن العمل مستوحى من تجربته الشخصية السياسية (في الحوار الذي أجرته معه جريدة البديل بتاريخ 25 مايو 2008)، وهو ما حوله في نظر القراء إلى "سيرة... read more »
Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This mean you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts an... read more »
If you're an author and want to be considered then you can set up your own profile. It's free and a good way to start building your... read more »
A while ago, I wrote a blog post in which I showed compassion for someone that many people consider a villain. Though I in no way agreed with or condoned what this person had done, I was sympathetic toward them. It was a very unpopular viewpoint.
I received a lot of feedback on the subject – mos...read more »
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Brown is used to her grandfather’s crazy stories, so she never believed the latest treasure he brought home was a real dragon’s egg. Not until their home is invaded by soldiers trying to steal it and a strange boy who tells her the world as she knows it will be wiped out...read more »
The words below the line are taken from an article. These are not my words. But oh, they are my intent. I look forward to the day when someone says… I’m gay and the answer is not anger, not hatred, not violence but love.
I also hope for the day when saying I love other men or other women isn’t a c...read more »
When you start writing you get all sorts of advice…one of the most common is “write what you know.”
Okay, so that means I should write about life in Nebraska? Or perhaps my day job for many years in…insurance? Wow, I’d really like to read those books. lol
I believe the advice should be: “Know What...read more »
Now we've talked about target marketing and how I've thrown that out the window. Today I want to talk about the "branding" thing going around.
If it works for you, great. If you want to write the same thing over and over and it doesn't bore you, f... read more »
“I won’t hesitate to hurt you.” I say, stepping closer.read more »
“Really?” A voice floats from the darkness of the tre...
So my son has a track meet today (districts) ~ big deal yadda yadda. Idon’twrite often about my family herebecause;well, that’s separate from me as...read more »
Thanks for joining me today for the Hop AgainstHomophobia . When I told my friend I was participating in this hop he asked me why? I'm not gay. Well, he's right. I'm just a straight girl trying to make a buck writing a book or two.
But you know what else I am? I'm a human being who believes t... read more »
Welcome to First Page Saturday. Individual authors anonymously send a first page read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. You may comment anonymously. You can submit your own First Page using this form.
London—September...read more »
It’s been like a month since I’ve made any kind of update here, which can only mean one of two things: I decided to go to Mexico and write about the drug trade, and got myself killed by Narcoterrorists, or I’m deep in the middle of writing a book and feel all of my energy has to go there. And it’...read more »
Del bestiario de Caín: “(…) Los semáforos son pequeñas deidades o espíritus que anidan en la esquina de las calles. No tienen una expectativa de vida muy larga. El más longevo de ellos, en Nueva Delhi (1942), tuvo una vida de veinticinco años antes de que lo destruyeran...read more »
So, I am the most ridiculously easy person to shop for ever (don't worry - this rambling anecdote IS going somewhere), and since I was about eight or nine years old, my little school-chums have been giving me gift certificates to Barnes and Noble or the now defunct Borders, or Amazon... read more »
Dana Hanson, one of Dallas Willard’s proteges, remembers him.
Dallas Willard, 1935-2013
Click below to listen to Dana’s reflections:
Click here to browse thru a copy of Dallas Willard’s Divine Conspiracy:
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Today on the blog we want to wish a Happy Book Birthday to M.G. Chester! Her new MG/YA fantasy novel, Dreamwalker released today and you should sooooo check it out...like ASAP :D
Here's the wonderful cover:
If there’s one thing thirteen year old Kate loves, it’s a g... read more »
Welcome to the Contemporary Romance Secret Cravings Blog Hop!
We celebrating all contemporary romance novels this weekend so make sure you check out all the participating authors. There will be tons of books and other stuff given away this weekend!
For me, let's see what I want to post abou... read more »
In 1923 – The first patent application for the rotary-dial telephone was submitted in France by Antoine Barnay.
In 1969 – Apollo 10 launched, completing all the stages of a moon landing mission without landing on the Moon. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Thomas Stafford descended in the Lunar Module...read more »
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The most expensive hospital in America is not set amid the swaying palm trees of Beverly Hills or the luxury townhouses of New York’s Upper East Side.
It is in a faded blue-collar town 11 miles from Midtown Manhattan.
Based on the bills it submits to Medicare, the Bayonne Medical Center charged...
This is a huge honour as the award has been given to a debut novelist since 1964.
A Conspiracy of AlchemistsLiesel Schwarz read more »
The Sweet Spot hosts RAD: M/M Reader Appreciation Day and I’m going to be there along with a bunch of your favorite authors!
When: Saturday, May 18th from 8 am – 8 pm EST
Where: The Sweet Spot Yahoo Group
You must be a member of the group–but all you have to do is ask to join!
The following authors...read more »
Saturday (today) is Reader Appreciation Day at The Sweet Spot. Get over there and enter to win as well as chat with a bunch of great authors. Here are the details!
M/M Reader Appreciation Day
When: Saturday, May 18th from 8 am - 8 pm EST
Where: The Sweet Spot Yahoo Group (http://groups... read more »
So, I went to the zoo in Canberra. The above picture (click on post title if you’re not seeing a cheetah) is not a trick. At Canberra zoo, they have tame cheetahs. Cheetahs are one of the few predators that can be tamed and trusted after they’ve become used to being around people. Cheetahs can al...read more »
Read about what makes then tick and what they are up to in the new additions to my blog http://www.fit4amom.blogspot.com
Silka 16/05/2013: Tab... read more »
ليشهد الناس أن الشيخ حازم أبو إسماعيل كان أبعد الناس -في كل الفترة الماضية- عن محاولة صناعة مجد شخصي له، وأنه كان الحاضر في المغرم والمتعفف المبتعد عند المغنم، وأن السهام التي أصابته قد أصابته من الجميع حتى من يُتَّهَم بأنه منهم ويعمل لمصلحتهم، وأن بعض ما نزل به جاءه من مأمنه.. وهذه بعض مشاهد مما... read more »
“The image of a wood has appeared often enough in English verse. It
has indeed appeared so often that it has gathered a good deal of verse
into itself; so that it has become a great forest where, with long
leagues of changing green between them, strange episodes of poetry have
taken place. Thus...
It was all right and kinda served an exculpatory purpose but since then, I've got OBSESSED with the idea that, "If only David Cron... read more »
بقول هرمس سال چهل دو یکی برای یک ماه آمده بود ایران تعطیلات. شب دوم بعد از رسیدنش بود که دیدمش. همه آن بیست و هشت روز را با کیفیت تمام عاشق هم بودیم. بیست و هشت روز دست در دست هم راه رفتیم. هرجا خسته شدم و ترسی از چشمها نبود سرم را تکیه دادم به سینهش. بیست و هشت روز اولین کسی بود که صبحها برام ن...read more »
This review is spoiler-free.
Star Trek: Into Darknesspicks up a few years after the last one left off, with Kirk (Chris Pine) and crew up to their eyeballs in trouble. Unfortunately, this type of trouble, conveyed in a white-knuckle opening action sequence, is over the top even for Kirk, and he i... read more »