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Bill     Scott Bill Scott's blog:
The famous author Muriel Spark - who wrote The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - lived a few doors away from her local Buttercup. This is how she remembered it in her autobiograpy 'Curriculum Vitae':

"It was with the Buttercup Dairy Company that I associated Robert Louis Stevenson’s lines from my earlie... Read more of this blog post »
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Shane Lambert Shane Lambert's blog:
"Western Canada in Less Than a Month: Budget, Travel, and Itinerary Tips" is an ebook that I published on Amazon in the spring of 2012. Since its original publication I have updated the ebook numerous times, most notably in the months leading up to the 2013 tourist season and in the months leadin... Read more of this blog post »
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Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
I don’t write my blog on Mondays and Fridays due to other commitments. As a result I did not have a chance to honor Friday, April 18th. This is an important day to me. You may wonder what significance this day holds. In history, this this the day in 1942 when Jimmy Doolittle led his raid on Tokyo... Read more of this blog post »
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Aidan Moher Aidan Moher's blog:

Via Tor.com, the list of nominees for the 2013 Hugo Award nominees (with added squee!):


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)

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Vicki A. Davis Vicki A. Davis's blog:

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...

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Miceala Shocklee Miceala Shocklee's blog:
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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...

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Yunnuen Gonzalez Yunnuen Gonzalez's blog:
Tengo nueva información acerca deEl Recolector Parte II. Aunque no sé si son buenas o malasnoticias. Ustedes decidirán. Hoy vi a mi editora/correctora/beta reader y hablamos del libro, por supuesto, después de ponernos al corriente […]
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Leo X. Robertson Leo X. Robertson's blog:
me: buys ten new books

me: re-reads harry potter
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Darcy Fray Darcy Fray's blog:
““It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.””

- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
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Rico Lamoureux Rico Lamoureux's blog:
Welcome my wonderful readers!

HaPpY EaStEr!

Check out these interesting Easter traditions from around the world...

http://www.weirdworm.com/9-strange-ea...

See you tomorrow:)

P.S. For some fun book huntin', try these treats...!

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Nicole Hardy Nicole Hardy's blog:


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...
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Josh Hunt Josh Hunt's blog:
Change does not start with change. It doesn’t start with vision-casting. These will come later. It starts with urgency. It starts by starting the house on fire. Or, by persuading the church that the house is on fire. People are naturally resistant to change. If they don’t see a compelling reason... Read more of this blog post »
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Jennifer L. Hawes Jennifer L. Hawes's blog:
Okay, it's a bit of a stretch, but stick with me. This topic "QT" translates into "cutie." My little daughter is such a "cutie." When I'm not running or writing, you will find me photographing my kids or the Big River or my kids by the Big River or horses or ice. Now you can see where this is he... Read more of this blog post »
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Debra Presley Debra Presley's blog:

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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...

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Marc Aplin Marc Aplin's blog:
I try not to get my hopes up too high when I check out new author/book recommendations from friends or even other book reviewers I respect. What touches one person does not always apply for another. Plus, my reading list seems to grow at a rate that would require me to give up work and […]
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Kristi Belcamino Kristi Belcamino's blog:

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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...

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Sheree' Gay Sheree' Gay's blog:

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...

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Ella Blythe Ella Blythe's blog:
Well, my friends, the (very hot) saga of Brynn and Dr. Sam Hitchens comes to an end…TODAY. Is it strange that I already miss them? Maybe that means I’ll have to revisit them in the future… What do you think, … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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نرمين الشامى نرمين الشامى's blog:
قال العجوز الحكيم :
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 »
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Wart Hill Wart Hill's blog:
Just Right began as one of my short stories for my NaNo project, a series of fairy tales with queer main characters. After November was over and I was going over the stories, I realized Just Right was too short. There was a lot happening and I needed to flesh it out.

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Simon Woolcot Simon Woolcot's blog:

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 …...

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Published on April 19, 2014 01:13 • 7 views
Steve Sailer Steve Sailer's blog:
One of the verities of crime statistics analysis is that homicide stats are more trustworthy than other kinds of statistics. But if the cops are under a lot of political pressure, as Chicago cops were after their recent murder spree, well, a bunch of homicides can turn into just plain dead bodies... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 19, 2014 18:44 • 6 views
Jay Noel Jay Noel's blog:
Oftentimes, lightning only strikes once for many singers and bands. MyA-Z Challenge for 2014will focus on those glorious "one hit wonders" spanning the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Some are my favorite songs, others are just plain memorable (for better or for worse). Join me in celebrating these 26 one... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 19, 2014 04:00 • 7 views
Marilyn Anne Campbell Marilyn Anne Campbell's blog:
Saturday April 19, 2014

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:


The Lyrics
"You've got your chocolate and your jel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 18, 2014 22:30 • 8 views
Victoria Mosley Victoria Mosley's blog:

From The Ship of Dreams 2013 to buy the book click here


Prologue

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...

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Published on April 19, 2014 00:16 • 8 views
Jo Ann von Haff Jo Ann von Haff's blog:
Billet publié originalement le 6 VII 2013
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 »
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Published on April 13, 2014 08:10 • 6 views
Robert R. Mitchell Robert R. Mitchell's blog:
Easter, Orcas and Fake Ice-Cream

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 »
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Published on April 19, 2014 19:21 • 24 views
Sunniva Dee Sunniva Dee's blog:
Shattering Halos' time as free on Amazon is about to be over once and for all. As far as I foresee, it will never happen again. Strange how I feel happy and sad at once right now?

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 »
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Published on April 19, 2014 19:19 • 74 views
Ciara Ballintyne Ciara Ballintyne's blog:


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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Dan Poblocki Dan Poblocki's blog:


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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 “...

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Mark    Barnes Mark Barnes's blog:
By Mark Barnes

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 »
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Michael Loring Michael Loring's blog:

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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...

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Mathew B. Sims Mathew B. Sims's blog:
Michael F. Bird, Craig A. Evans, et al. How God Became Jesus. Book.
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 »
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Published on April 18, 2014 22:00 • 7 views
Charles S. Faddis Charles S. Faddis's blog:
Good-Bye Liberty - Well Played Corporate Oligarch, You Truly Are Insidious. - By Claude Morton

First Amendment Area


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Margo Bond Collins Margo Bond Collins's blog:

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...

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Catherine Townsend-Lyon's blog:
Welcome Friends, Readers, and New Visitors,


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/...

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Hafsah Laziaf Hafsah Laziaf's blog:

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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...

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Claudia Loureiro Claudia Loureiro's blog:
AQUI * HEREO Reino está num dos Treasuries do Etsy :)
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Laura K. Curtis Laura K. Curtis's blog:
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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...

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Serena Akeroyd Serena Akeroyd's blog:


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Frank Serafini Frank Serafini's blog:
Let me begin this post with an assertion: the quality of the classroom teacher, not the instructional program, is the primary variable in determining the effectiveness of a comprehensive reading program. This assertion is often hidden beneath the glitz and packaging of many commercial progra... Read more of this blog post »
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Arlene Miller Arlene Miller's blog:

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...

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Jae Erwin Jae Erwin's blog:
If you’ve read some of my other blog posts here, you’ll have no doubt guessed that for many years I’ve been a restless seeker. Trying to find answers to something I’m not very clear about. It’s an itch I can’t … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Alex Hurst Alex Hurst's blog:

quidnunc /kwidˈnungk/

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...

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