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Daniel Clausen Daniel Clausen's blog:
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the PoorThe Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I'm not without bias, but I'd like to think I came at this book with an open mind. I have a deep respect for hard-won expertise. But, like most academics, I also have a d... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2017 03:35 • 1 view
Ava Jae Ava Jae's blog:
Photo credit: chris_ford_uk on FlickrJuly is arriving and the 36th Fixing the First Page Feature has finally arrived. Yay!

As usual, I'll start by posting the full first 250 excerpt, after which I'll share my overall thoughts, then my redline critique. I encourage you guys to share your own thoug... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 04:00 • 1 view
Jonas     Lee Jonas Lee's blog:

So, this Friday, my last book in the Legend of Carter Gabel series will be released. Last Book. Whew, about three years ago, I didn’t think this was ever going to be an option, let alone a completion of something. I’ve met some great people thus far and can’t wait to meet a ton more.


I hope you’ll...

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Published on June 28, 2017 18:30 • 1 view
Aimee Nicole Walker Aimee Nicole Walker's blog:
Hello, everyone. I have two more teasers to share that the oh-so-amazing Jay Aheer made for me!





I hope you guys enjoyed these teasers. I'll be back soon with more. Less than two weeks to go until release day! I hope you're excited!

XOXO

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Published on June 28, 2017 14:43 • 1 view
Mario Pacchiarotti Mario Pacchiarotti's blog:
L'inventore - Guerra Navajo - La grande rapina a Trainville - Trainville: atto finale Alain Voudì & co Dopo un po' di silenzio torno alla vecchia abitudine di tracciare le mie letture. Sono un pochino indietro, ma avendo letto davvero pochissimo in questi mesi del 2017 non ci vorrà molto per... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 05:55 • 1 view
Paula Stokes Paula Stokes's blog:
It's time for another great graphics contest! Do you want to win a copy of any of my novels, including a pre-order of FEROCIOUS or my forthcoming NA novel THE KEY TO EVERYTHING? I'm looking for cool fan art or quote/image pairings to share on social media related to my next release THIS IS HOW IT... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2017 01:50 • 9 views
Kylie Gilmore Kylie Gilmore's blog:


I’m thrilled to share an Exclusive Kobo edition of SO REVEALING with my Kobo readers! This special edition contains a bonus epilogue not available anywhere else. You can find it here: 


http://bit.ly/revealingKobo and check out all the cool exclusive content on Kobo here: https://www.kobo.com/us/e...

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Published on June 28, 2017 17:23 • 1 view
J.D. Brink J.D. Brink's blog:

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A few more words on my quest to rejoin the 40K Collective.

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I have converted the storage shed in the back yard into a painting studio.  At least a spray painting studio.  My buddy Ross left me some nice Citadel spray paints that he couldn’t take in the...

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Published on June 28, 2017 04:17 • 8 views
Iain Thomas Iain Thomas's blog:
They're someone you see out of the corner of your eye, next to you in the aisle at the store, at a movie or in a park, and you think it might it actually be them but you don’t want to look at them directly, in case it’s not actually them, and the feeling that it might actually be them is the clo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 07:22 • 2 views
Kayla Lords Kayla Lords's blog:
It's no big secret that John Brownstone and I spread our cute lovey-dovey stuff all over the internet. We tweet each other while in the same room. We post sexy and/or cutesy pictures. Fuck, sometimes we're so cute, we make ourselves say, "Awwww." For anyone who's not in the mood when they co... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 07:37 • 9 views
Peggy Jaeger Peggy Jaeger's blog:
Today I’m introducing you to another of my lovely and talents Wild Rose Press sistahs, Dee Gatrell.

Dee’s first book SWEET SUNSET was released in December 2016 to wonderful reviews. Stay tuned after the interview because she’s giving me ( and you!) a little glimpse of the book.

Dee, The Writer

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Published on June 29, 2017 02:23 • 27 views
Κατερίνα Μαλακατέ Κατερίνα Μαλακατέ's blog:


Διάβασα πρώτη φορά την Άννα Καρένινα, εκεί γύρω στα δεκαπέντε μου, μαζί με όλον τον Τολστόι και τον Ντοστογιέφσκι, γιατί εκείνη τη χρονιά «διάβαζα τους Ρώσους». Έκτοτε αν κι έχω ξαναδιαβάσει σχεδόν όλα τα μυθιστορήματα του Ντοστογιέφσκι ενήλικη και σε διαφορετικές δεκαετίες ζωής, δεν είχα διαβάσ... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2017 00:20 • 12 views
Charlotte Noble Charlotte Noble's blog:

The post 3 Ultra-Cool Vegan Chicago Restaurants That Deserve A Spot On Your Bucket List appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.

Until recently, “vegan Chicago” wasn’t much of a thing–but these fabulous vegan Chicago restaurants are changing all of that!

Chicago's Delicious Vegan Food Scene–3 Amazing Restaurants to Try

I was born and raised on the Southside of Ch...

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Published on June 28, 2017 14:45 • 8 views
The Silver Elves The Silver Elves's blog:

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Magic is generally defined as the application of one’s will to create various effects or achieve one’s intentions. And surely Elven Magic would adhere to this definition as well. However, Elven Magic traditionally, both in reality and fiction, Fairy Tales and Faerie Lore, has associ...

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Published on June 26, 2017 04:23 • 9 views
Anusha Atukorala Anusha Atukorala's blog:
My battle with ill health often makes me selfish. Don���t get me wrong. I do love to make others happy. I do try to reach out to others to care for them. I do desire to jump on the  band-wagon of life to whirl and twirl with the best of them. But my battle which chronic fatigue means that I need... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2017 02:03 • 11 views
Brad Feld Brad Feld's blog:

I woke up to an email from a close friend of 25 years that his wife had passed away unexpectedly last night. She’d been fighting cancer for several years, had made progress, then had setbacks, and then made progress again. While I knew them both, I’d spent many hours over the years with my friend...

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Published on June 28, 2017 09:02 • 1 view
Jodi Ellen Malpas Jodi Ellen Malpas's blog:

With everything ALL I AM happening, I just realised THE FORBIDDEN releases in 41 days!


Are you ready to meet Jack & Annie? I’m SO ready for you to meet them!


Look out tomorrow for the start of some pretty cool video teasers with some pretty intense music to accompany them. #DontForgetToBreathe...

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Published on June 28, 2017 06:00 • 13 views
David S. Atkinson David S. Atkinson's blog:

I love oddly worded signs. I shared this one I ran across at a motel in Omaha on Facebook recently, but why should my Facebook friends have all the fun?


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Why not just “SWIMMING ALONE PROHIBITED?”


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Published on June 28, 2017 17:00 • 11 views
Vicky Kaseorg Vicky Kaseorg's blog:


Last night, God engineered a few divine appointments. Sheryl Chandler of Truth and Mercy Pro-life Ministries and I met with a Vietnamese couple who chose life over abortion a few months ago. This sweet and gentle couple work hard, own a small home, and desire to live good and honorable lives. Th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 05:23 • 1 view
Anna Zabo Anna Zabo's blog:

I have two, two books up for pre-order!

The first is a brand new book, Outside the Lines, which will be released on October 16th. It’s up for pre-order at Riptide publishing. (There will also be a cover reveal soooooon. And the cover is lovely.)

If you’ll be at GayRomLit, I’m pretty sure Riptide...

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Published on June 28, 2017 17:39 • 10 views
Ginny Lurcock Ginny Lurcock's blog:

Hey guys,

it’s me! You’re feminist killjoy friend. I’ve been working on a post for how I’m no fun at parties because I point out when people use problematic language (no, hun, it’s sex worker…) but that’s a tricky mine filled post and it’s taking longer than I had expected.

In the meantime, I’ve...

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Published on June 28, 2017 06:00 • 10 views
Will Shetterly Will Shetterly's blog:
Notes: This is a follow-up to Four kinds of safe spaces and a question about idiom. Some of the quotes are from longer posts at Steven Brust’s Fourth Street Fantasy Remarks Generate Heat that touch on other subjects. I've done my best to include everything about metaphor and idiom to keep from mi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2017 00:17 • 1 view
Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's blog:

Very much enjoying Ruskin Bond's autobiography Lone Fox Dancing (not to be confused with his reading memoir or his essays about his father, also out recently). Poor little Ruskin had such a sad and lonely childhood (with the only brief bright spot being his father, who died young) but his stories... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2017 00:28 • 11 views
Betsy Bird Betsy Bird's blog:

You know, FUNNY GIRL wasn’t the only anthology out this year. I seem to recall quite a few of them gracing our bookstore and library shelves in 2017.  One of them struck me as particularly keen too.  Called Our Story Begins it contains actual books created by famous children’s book authors and il...

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Published on June 28, 2017 21:00 • 1 view
S. Evan Townsend S. Evan Townsend's blog:
I just (well, yesterday) finished watching all the episodes available of the Netflix series Sense8.

The show is about eight people who are "senesate" (get it?) in that they can telepathically connect with the other people in their "cluster." Not only can they hear each other, they can help each o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 11:44 • 1 view
Eden Baylee Eden Baylee's blog:
1. The process of writing means more to me than the finished product. I’ve gone back to reading several of my old works. Admittedly, some pieces are cringeworthy; others still resonate true today. This comes as no surprise, really. The … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 21:10 • 9 views
Anodea Judith Anodea Judith's blog:

It’s important to me to celebrate the days that mark the changing of the seasons. Solstices, Equinoxes, and the cross quarter days between them, signal a time to remember the ancient tides of our ancestors, tides that still herald the rise and fall of archetypal changes, the dance of dark and lig...

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Published on June 28, 2017 10:08 • 10 views
Jill Shalvis Jill Shalvis's blog:

I finally saw Wonder Woman and LOVED it. Gotta admire a movie where the guy is finally the one who has to be naked on the screen. ;-) AND it’s one of my boyfriends, Chris Pine!!!



I mean seriously.


So, what do you all think? Anyone see Wonder Woman? Anyone love it as much as I did?

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Published on June 28, 2017 05:00 • 10 views
Charlie Cochet Charlie Cochet's blog:


***Contains Spoilers for Darkest Hour Before Dawn***

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Prompt: Can we have a training session with the Hobbs brothers where Rafe and Ethan find out about Seb and TIN?



Part Two (Read Part One here.)

Seb charged Ethan, the surprise on both his brothers’ faces making Seb grin. He threw a right hoo...

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Published on June 28, 2017 21:00 • 15 views
A.L. Jackson A.L. Jackson's blog:
All right, you guys!! I've been getting a ton of questions about what is coming next from me now that Bleeding Stars is finished, and I'm so excited to announce my upcoming series, Fight for Me!!Plan for passionate, sexy, heart-gripping romance!"Three friends bound by tragedy. Each chained by the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 15, 2017 10:28 • 10 views
Beatrice K. Otto Beatrice K. Otto's blog:
The Secret GardenThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is the perfect book to read as spring begins unfurling tips and buds or if you are emerging from some kind of winter. There are three elements to this elemental story: the garden of the title, the spring, and magic. Not magi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 29, 2017 01:14 • 1 view
Mark Sennen Mark Sennen's blog:

Today’s the day DI Savage book six is published. Another year, another milestone (or is that millstone?). I really enjoyed writing The Boneyard and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it. One early review calls it “a compulsive read” while another says it’s “a stimulating, high octane tale. Step on board...

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Published on June 29, 2017 00:05 • 11 views
B.V. Lawson B.V. Lawson's blog:

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The winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library for 2017 is Mari Hannah, recently announced at a reception at the British Library. The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire and is unique among crime-writing awards in that...

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Published on June 28, 2017 06:00 • 1 view
Bruce Schneier Bruce Schneier's blog:

The Girl Scouts are going to be offering 18 merit badges in cybersecurity, to scouts as young as five years old.

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Published on June 28, 2017 10:56 • 11 views
M.L. Mackworth-Praed M.L. Mackworth-Praed's blog:

Success! It’s working! Or at least, it feels as if it is working as I finish writing for the day and head to the homepage to update my ‘live word counter’. It’s not really live – to actually do that would require some sort of link between my website (the inter-web) and my 2009 version of Word – a...

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Published on June 29, 2017 01:01 • 11 views
pleasefindthis pleasefindthis's blog:
They're someone you see out of the corner of your eye, next to you in the aisle at the store, at a movie or in a park, and you think it might it actually be them but you don’t want to look at them directly, in case it’s not actually them, and the feeling that it might actually be them is the clo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 07:22 • 11 views
Niall Teasdale Niall Teasdale's blog:

I’ve put together a small collection of some more Fox concept art I produced since I got the V8 version together. There’s not a bad pinup there, but for the digital art, “wow, that looks real” guys it’s also a great close-up of her face so you can see things like the tiny hairs along her jaw and...

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Published on June 28, 2017 08:30 • 12 views
Martin Delacroix Martin Delacroix's blog:

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I’ve never dated a cowboy since I’ve never lived in real cowboy country. We only have fake cowboys where I live, guys who dress in western wear but probably have never ridden a horse.

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Published on June 28, 2017 07:48 • 9 views
Lee Battersby Lee Battersby's blog:
It's a good, old-fashioned SF trope: what if the aliens we contact are so far in advance that they don;t see us as equals. But the trope stretches farther, and farther back than that: Voltaire's story Micromegas, published in 1752, shows aliens that consider Earth unpopulated because nothing so s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 16:00 • 9 views
Melissa McClone Melissa McClone's blog:
After all the summer fun posts, it's time to get back to an “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from our 2017 project! I'll be doing these posts until spring of 2018, plus catching up with a few authors from 2016. I'm still a little behind. In these features, you get to hear about […]
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Published on June 28, 2017 06:52 • 10 views
Brad Simkulet Brad Simkulet's blog:

He had been a sex slave in the Vexation Semen Baths of
the Imperious Republic since his removal from his home world countless orgasms
before. His three sphincters had been used and used and used to prolapse, then
rejuvenated to their near original elasticity in the Amniotic Vats of the Subjugation
Ci...

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Published on June 28, 2017 10:38 • 11 views
Andrew Hickey Andrew Hickey's blog:

Very busy week, not had time to blog. Posting will resume at latest Friday. In the meantime, a reminder for certain people of part of the preamble to the Lib Dem constitution:


Our responsibility for justice and liberty cannot be confined by national boundaries; we are committed to fight poverty, o...

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Published on June 28, 2017 15:05 • 1 view
Jenny  Lawson Jenny Lawson's blog:
Y’all, I found  Jesus. More specifically I found Jesus on a wall pocket at a thrift shop and Victor wouldn’t let me buy it because he hates Jesus.  Or because he hates wall pockets.  Hard to tell.  But it’s fantastic … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 08:41 • 13 views
Andrew Weil Andrew Weil's blog:

Depression is a word that is often used to describe a mood or feeling; it is also a term describing a mental disorder. Happiness on the other hand can be viewed as a mood, but is more commonly considered a state of mind. Defining happiness usually includes an extreme emotional state that simply c...

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Published on June 28, 2017 09:15 • 9 views
Preeti Shenoy Preeti Shenoy's blog:


On my facebook author page,  about a couple of hours back, I asked what you would like me to write about. I had said that I would pick one topic I liked, and that I would blog about it today.
There were more than a hundred suggestions, in this short span of time.

 The one I liked most was this req... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 28, 2017 10:21 • 9 views
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