"It was with the Buttercup Dairy Company that I associated Robert Louis Stevenson’s lines from my earlie... Read more of this blog post »
2014 Hugo Award nominees
Best Novel (1595 ballots)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit)
Parasite by Mira Grant (Orbit)
Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles... Read more of this blog post »
Today I’ll meet my students at the school at 8:15 am to set up the Bocce Ball courts. By 10 am, the courts will be full of Special Olympians rolling Bocce Balls and yelling in triumph at their accomplishments. The orange-clad referees will work to serve, encourage, measure, and officiate the game...Read more of this blog post »
The apartment smelled of fish and lavender. It was an odd combination, but then again that’s what the apartment was too, an odd throw-together of temporary and permanent lodgers, the floors and shelves strewn with things of people who did and didn’t yet live there. A large enough place to...Read more of this blog post »
- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
Check out these interesting Easter traditions from around the world...
See you tomorrow:)
P.S. For some fun book huntin', try these treats...!
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This is Daniel Jones, famed and beloved editor of the New York Times Modern Love column, author of the newly released Love, Illuminated which reveals what he’s learned from reading ten years worth of peoples’ traumatizing and hilarious love-related essays.
The double short Dan’s passing on?
"Write...Read more of this blog post »
Trina is a quiet, reserved music teacher at an inner-city elementary school. Because of the traumatic events of her childhood, she’s skittish of people in general, but men especially frighten her. However, when Lucca Ellis appears in her life, he refuses to take no for an answer. Will he be a...Read more of this blog post »
Picture: In honor of a night out rollerskating, here is a (my favorite ) picture I took of some cool roller derby chicks, including my dear sister-in-law.
Today was a little goofy. My whole family was home so I spent time hanging with the kids and husband. Meanwhile, I squeezed in about three ho...Read more of this blog post »
HEY MR. POLITICIAN. DO YOU KNOW I AM GOING BANANAS WAITING FOR YOU TO PASS LAWS FOR ME TO SMOKE WEED. HEY I KNOW SOME OF YOU POLITICIANS, JUDGES & ATTORNEY’S SMOKE. ALCOHOL IS A DRUG WHICH IS MORE ADDICTIVE & STATISTICS HAVE SHOWN THERE ARE MORE FATALITIES WITH AN INDIVIDUAL UNDER THE IN...Read more of this blog post »
أخطر شيء يا صاحبي هو تبسيط المسائل وتلخيص الحياة في نقطة، والسعادة في مطلب ..
يقول الواحد منا لنفسه .. لو أني كسبت هذه الورقة اليانصيب لانتهت جميع المشاكل ..
لو أني تزوجت هذه المرأة لأصبحت أسعد إنسان ..
لو أني هاجرت إلى أمريكا لحققت كل أحلامي ..
لو أني تخلصت من هذا المرض المزمن الذ... Read more of this blog post »
So my next big project will be... Read more of this blog post »
A Shallow Man in Paris Day 1 2014 has been a spectacular year for the Shallow Man so far. In between launching a new book, writing for various websites and publications, hosting events and of course answering the questions of my readers, it occurred to me that I hadn’t taken any time off. So I …...Read more of this blog post »
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Yes, I realize the Easter weekend has already started, but Peggy had a last-minute idea for a "When I'm Gone (Cups)" parody, and she wouldn't take no for an answer. So Steve and I helped her put this together late last night:
"You've got your chocolate and your jel... Read more of this blog post »
From The Ship of Dreams 2013 to buy the book click here
Lilly thought back to the first time that she was here; but the memory was so lost in the mists of time and circumstance that it took her a moment to recall it. It was as if that ‘’before time’’ had its own dimension, hidden from all...Read more of this blog post »
J'avais lu quelque part, il y a longtemps, que les écrivains réécrivaient le même roman. Quand je lis Carlene Thompson ou Tamara McKinley, je comprends la tentation puisqu'une fois qu'on tient la bonne recette, pourquoi renouveler ? Le hic c'est que, quand... Read more of this blog post »
Horn-rimmed glasses on a hornbill nose with a violet cardigan sweater and a grey bun: “I got vanilla Harold I got vanilla Harold that’s what goes with the strawberries!” The 911 seriousness, volume and pitch of her pronouncement; her appearance, erect posture and s... Read more of this blog post »
www.amazon.com will still list it as free for another 5 hours, but I'm not sure how it all works on the UK site. At t... Read more of this blog post »
This month a couple of writers quit because of online bullying. I don't want to re-hash all that - I'm sure Google will oblige you if you don't already know. What I want to comment on is the people criticising these writers for their decision.
Most of that criticism has been in the vein of 'If y... Read more of this blog post »
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Friends: Facebook has been limiting the number of fans who see each post, shrinking it down to the lower single percentages. It appears they want pages to pay to post. This is understandable—they’re a company and need to keep shareholders happy. But my fans clicked “...
via redefineschool.comIf you ask facilitator Monika Hardy and any student at the Innovation Lab in Loveland, Colorado about education, you'd certainly learn that school is not enough for the 21st-century learner.
Understanding that the confines of the traditional classroom, the cons... Read more of this blog post »
Found Footage Movie List
It’s been a while since I’ve done a movie list here on the blog, and I figured it was about time to get my lazy ass in gear! This will be my third movie list, the first two available here and here, and will cover ten movies that fall under a genre that has, in recent...Read more of this blog post »
Zondervan Academic, 2014. 233 pages. Paperback. Kindle.
Last November during the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, New Testament scholar Michael Bird saw a poster for a forthcoming book from Bart Ehrman–How Jesu... Read more of this blog post »
Why do we love vamps?
In a word: they’re hot
Like great chocolate, vampires are smooth, seductive and dangerous. They’re invariably wealthy because they prey upon whoever they please and can steal for a living if they choose. Anne Rice’s Lestat is the classic example.
And many female fans enjoy th...Read more of this blog post »
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I have an “Easter Special Guest Author” here today! I want toshare her BrandNew NovelRelease titled, “To Dance With Ugly People” By, Author Lorene Stunson Hill. Hernovel is nowavailable here on “Book Store.Book Country”… http://bookstore.bookcountry.com/...
Once Upon A Time a girl used to live a slightly normal life.
This is not that girl.
Once again, Laini Taylor has managed to ruin me. From the very first page to the last. The book, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT, literally killed me.
Basically the entire book, I just wanted to hug Akiva—
And, I do...Read more of this blog post »
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I think every author hears that at one point or another in her career, and it always makes me laugh. Where do I get my ideas? Where don’t I get my ideas? Sitting in the large jury selection room, I began to wonder what would happen if someone just didn’t show up for...Read more of this blog post »
I’m taking part in Clarissa Wild’s 4000 LIKES GIVEAWAY! For your chance to win one of 10 copies of Marina’s four part tale, as well as countless other goodies, enter now!
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Last week we talked about some confusing words, and we’re on a roll….here are ten more commonly confused words.
1. Anyway/Anyways: NO, anyways is not the plural of anyway! (Jut kidding.) There is no anyways. That goes for anywhere, everywhere, and somewhere. There are no anywheres, everywheres, or...Read more of this blog post »
noun An inquisitive, gossiping person
I’m not much of a gossip. Of course, you’d never know that from the way my characters spill their acquaintances’ secrets like a spring shower: freely and in great quantity.
A character is never safe from being overheard. A brief moment with...Read more of this blog post »