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Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:
Alina's Many Outfits:

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This set was inspired by THE GRISHA TRILOGY by Leigh Bardugo. I wanted Alina to have ALL the outerwear, so she has an everyday, military-style jacket and boots, as well as a formal fur coat and more elegant snowboots (and muff!) for those nights when she has to be th...

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Published on July 27, 2015 18:00 • 1 view
Haim Kadman Haim Kadman's blog:
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
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Identity conflict
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During his training and particularly now when he was about to graduate and become an active agent ready to be sent abroad, Yuri Reasonov was depressed and deeply disillusioned with his future "promising career." He was in his room in "T... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 28, 2015 04:03 • 13 views
Felicia Day Felicia Day's blog:

A lot of people want to know how they can get a signed copy of a book if they’re too far away from one of my signings (feliciadaybook.com/events for links) and I finally got a list where you can pre-order a signed copy to be sent to you! HERE YOU GO!


WORD Bookstore, @wordbookstores

Order link: http...

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Published on July 27, 2015 15:07 • 9 views
C.C. Hunter C.C. Hunter's blog:

timessquareI just got back from Romance Writers of America’s National Conference in New York City. Okay, it’s so good to be home. I missed my hubby, my dog, my house, my bed and my pillow. But I had a blast! New York has an energy, a vibe, to it that I love.


The streets, especially in Time’s Square, are pack...

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Published on July 27, 2015 22:02 • 1 view
Sue  Brown Sue Brown's blog:
I'm writing Summer's Song at the moment with a planned released date of August 15th. It will be a YA short like Summer's Dawn .

Summer is freedom, sunshine and the first kiss.

Like most teenagers, Jesse longs for summer vacation. For him it's a chance to get away from the bullying and the beating... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 28, 2015 03:23 • 1 view
Wendi Zwaduk Wendi Zwaduk's blog:


It's book blast time and here's one by Shoshanna Evers!!! Check it out! Comment because you could win! What could you win?Shoshanna will award a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter a $25 Amazon/BN GC.Isn't that awesome! Here's the tour link so you can follow the tour and comment on all the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 21:00 • 2 views
Will Self Will Self's blog:

“What used to freak me out about the repasts they prepared was their meaty mimicry: bean burgers, nut roasts and – worst of all – pizzas decorated with roundels of aubergine cut and cooked to resemble slices of pepperoni.”

I have become a vegetarian – inadvertently. Here’s what happened: I went...

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Published on July 28, 2015 01:06 • 4 views
Rachel Neumeier Rachel Neumeier's blog:

This link via @HoppingReads on Twitter: 6 WAYS TEACHERS KILL THE JOY OF READING


I don’t actually agree with quite all of these, unusually for me, because I do think it’s pretty easy to think of ways teachers accidentally kill the joy of reading in the classroom. But here are the six ways, briefly...

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Published on July 27, 2015 12:54 • 5 views
Slavoj Žižek Slavoj Žižek's blog:

At the beginning of the month they were celebrating the ‘No’ vote. They were prepared to make more sacrifices, to risk life outside the Eurozone. Syriza turned its back on them. The date 12 July 2015, when Tsipras agreed to the EU’s terms, will become as infamous as 21 April 1967. The tanks have...

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Published on July 28, 2015 03:05 • 5 views
Amy Lane Amy Lane's blog:
So, tomorrow is a travel day, and you won't hear much from me.

Today was a series of quick errands--starting with Grand Central Station to fix Mate's phone-- and after that, some walking around, some failed stores, and some good conversation with Damon.

And some takeout in the hotel, and some tel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 21:31 • 5 views
Alexander Laurence Alexander Laurence's blog:
The Church & The Psychedelic FursBegin North American Tour Next Month

July 27, 2015 –The Churchwill be coming to North America for a 27-date tour beginning on August 7th in Toronto, ON and wrapping in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy on September 10th. The band will co-headline withThe Psychedelic... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 15:00 • 1 view
Dean J. Baker Dean J. Baker's blog:
What was I running from when everything was beside me Shaking at the thought of you, inside each move I made When I couldn’t say who was called that night into silence whispering in my pain You You it is myself I come upon like this Dean J. … Continue reading This Earth Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 15:47 • 4 views
Cole Browning Cole Browning's blog:
Create, Create and err Create.

Another day and yes working on another book, but I thought (sometimes a thing to be avoided) that I would pose you all another question.

Characters, we know you want to get into their minds and feel them, but does their age effect your ability to do this? If so does t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 28, 2015 02:53 • 86 views
Erin Bow Erin Bow's blog:
Over on my tumblr, a reader asks: "Do you start with characters or plot?" My answer: no. I start with something I call “the original equipment.” This is something that I don’t work on, that comes to me as a gift. It’s usually a character or two and something a bit more the a premise and a bit l... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 26, 2015 10:35 • 1 view
Abhijit Haldar Abhijit Haldar's blog:

This section features everything that I am learning during my amateur stage of photography. Photography take us to a whole new world, a world where every small thing has a deep value. Everything has the different angle, the differentperspective. It can make us learn things which we can’t just bro...

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Published on July 27, 2015 21:47 • 3 views
Stormy Glenn Stormy Glenn's blog:
LOVE'S BETRAYAL

Tribal Bonds 5PRE-ORDER TODAY!AVAILABLE: Thursday, August 6Erotic Alternative Paranormal Consensual BDSM Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, sex toys, HEAKerry is the beta of his pack. He is loyal to a fault, holding his honor close to his chest. But he also holds something else close t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 23:12 • 4 views
D.W. Wilkin D.W. Wilkin's blog:

A new Regency Anthology


Beaux, Ballrooms, and Battles anthology, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the victory at Waterloo in story.


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Looks good, huh? The talented writer and digital artist, Aileen Fish created this.


It will be available digitally for $.99 and then after a short period of time...

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Published on July 27, 2015 05:00 • 1 view
Jon William Toigo Jon William Toigo's blog:
Here in Tampa Bay, Florida, we are in the midst of a veritable monsoon. Every day has seen an inundation by the wet stuff, flooding streets and discovering inroads to offices and homes that we all hoped didn’t exist. Fortunately, I had my roof replaced last year after it was partially taken off b... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 13:07 • 3 views
Hayat Alyaqout حياة الياقوت Hayat Alyaqout حياة الياقوت's blog:



حياة الياقوت: أعمالي غير قابلة لتحويلها دراميا




تشغل الروائية حياة الياقوت منصب رئيسة اللجنة الإعلامية لرابطة الأدباء الكويتيين، ورئيسة تحرير دار «ناشري» للنشر الإلكتروني. تقول إن أول أعمالها في رابطة الأدباء نقل المخزون الهائل من المعرفة إلى شبكة الإنترنت. وترى أن النقد عمل طبيعي لأي نتاج أدبي...

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Published on July 27, 2015 17:00 • 8 views
Peter V. Brett Peter V. Brett's blog:


Mari, on her blog Story and Somnomancy, has been hard at work in the kitchen baking some delightful high fantasy treats.She decided to perfect her sugar cookie recipe and, while she was at it, decided to add some fandom flare. Symbols from Game of Thrones, Mistborn, and the Abhorsen series made...

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Published on July 27, 2015 05:00 • 10 views
Scot McKnight Scot McKnight's blog:
This post, by Jeff Cook, comes to me the day after preaching a sermon at Church of the Redeemer! I believe in sermons, but I do know that some churches create a Sunday service that functions as “Come hear me preach” event. When the whole of the Sunday “event” is wrapped up in that sermon [Read Mo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 03:17 • 1 view
Lauren Oliver Lauren Oliver's blog:
wolfbangkala:

i know places by taylor swift is such a song for delirium by lauren oliver

Thoughts,...
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Published on July 27, 2015 10:32 • 2 views
Shaun David Hutchinson Shaun David Hutchinson's blog:

VIOLENTENDS9.3So it’s about a month until the release of the anthology I edited, Violent Ends. I’ve had some trouble talking about this book because of its subject matter. It seems shootings are occurring with greater frequency than ever before. I’m not sure if they are or if the Internet and news simply make...

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Published on July 27, 2015 08:00 • 4 views
Ree Drummond Ree Drummond's blog:

DSC_0083I made this pie on an episode of my Food Network show a few months ago, but just realized over the weekend that I’d never made it here! Strawberries and pretzels are actually not an uncommon dessert combination, and this pie is such a lovely summertime masterpiece. The sweet strawberries are so l...

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Published on July 27, 2015 05:35 • 1 view
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:
ElizabethTreadmillDeskTheFamily

Today is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day: A list of questions about gifts.


People often ask, “What’s the key to happiness?”


I think that question can be answered in a few different ways, depending on the framework used to approach the question.


For instance, one answer is: self-knowledge. As the F...

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Published on July 27, 2015 13:26 • 3 views
Kathi Lipp Kathi Lipp's blog:

ListenNowEver go to your closet only to find that you have nothingto wear?


Today we talk with fashion expert, Shari Braendel, about what we can do to declutter our wardrobe and make it work for us.


We will talk about what is important to have in our closet and what we can get rid of.


She also shares the fo...

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Published on July 28, 2015 00:55 • 1 view
Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson's blog:

Awhile backAndrew did aninterview withScott McCausey over at Theology Mix. They talked about a ton of things, including marriage and parenting and music and faith, and in the process talked a lotabout The Wingfeather Saga. “Is there a heart beating inside these characters? Are they people that yo...

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Published on July 27, 2015 13:00 • 1 view
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

My sleep tracker says that I slept for 8 hours last night, but it’s lying. I slept for about 3 minutes, because I spent the rest of the time I was in bed trapped in a stress dream that touched nightmare territory from time to time, but was so weird it’s worth sharing.


I was in a play, but I didn’t...

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Published on July 27, 2015 11:06 • 13 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

TDhcCoverMy publisher is having a contest to give away 30 copies of The Drafter through Goodreads. If you’re not a member of Goodreads, you might want to check it out. It’s been in existence for a long time, and you can tailor it to you and your likes, keep track of upcoming books, and see what real reade...

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Published on July 27, 2015 08:15 • 7 views
Matt Ruff Matt Ruff's blog:

Mirage German paperbackWhile I was finishing up Lovecraft Country, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag released the paperback edition of the German translation of The Mirage. I got my complimentary author’s copies in the mail yesterday, and they look great. (The cover design, by Michał Pawłowski, was also used on the Polish-l...

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Published on July 27, 2015 10:45 • 3 views
Morrissey Morrissey's blog:


27 July 2015

Morrissey Europe and South America

Additional Morrissey shows have been confirmed for Europe:

September
24 Paris (Olympia) France
30 Frankfurt (Neu-Isenburg Hugenottenhalle) Germany
October
1 Cologne (Palladium) Germany
4 Lausanne (Le Metropole) Switzerland
7 Naples (Teatro Augusteo) Ita...

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Published on July 27, 2015 12:51 • 2 views
Alma Alexander Alma Alexander's blog:

After a bit of nudging from Maria Popova at Brain Pickings, neuroscientist Sam Harris selects:


12 Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read


“From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an,” the subtitle says.


12 books Illustration by Marc Johns


I don’t know....

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Published on July 27, 2015 08:56 • 7 views
N.K. Jemisin N.K. Jemisin's blog:
And I’ve got some stuff lined up in the next few weeks. I will not be doing a book tour; I’m still in Deadline Hell on book 2 of the Broken Earth trilogy, which is due at the end of August. So this is it for big events… but I’m amenable to the occasional podcast […]
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Published on July 27, 2015 09:20 • 5 views
Anton Strout Anton Strout's blog:
Sun, 15:25 : So much to do with only two and a half days before heading to Gen Con! CONSTITUTION CHECK! Sun, 21:24 : Anton: victorious, Treadmillasaurus: defeated! #FatassicPark Sun, 23:54 : If you're going to @Gen_Con & do not come see me, I will follow you home & steal all your 6-sid... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 27, 2015 05:03 • 4 views
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