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One of the chapters of Like The Flowing River describes how Paulo Coelho and his wife discovered Nordic Walking. They loved the activity because though it was rigorous and burnt a lot of calories, it did not make them tired at all. One day, Coelho went online and...Read more of this blog post »
It was 10.59a.m., a bank holiday on the 14th Oct... Read more of this blog post »
I recently returned from a few weeks touring Copenhagen, a little of Sweden, and Edinburgh, Scotland. As usual, I brought some form of computer with me so I could work (because I feel at odds with the world if I dont). I worked on 'Hide the Elephant' during the ea... Read more of this blog post »
My husband has an idea for a book. It’s a great idea based on a bit of real-world technology that would make a cracking thriller. He’s been brewing this for a year or more. Finally, he asked me plaintively, “Okay, I’ve got the idea for the book, but how do I get the characters? How do I know who...Read more of this blog post »
It all started with the announcement of needing cataract surgery. 'It is to clear up the eyes,' they claimed.
A few days after the first eye was done, I met my father in the... Read more of this blog post »
Film Reviews for the week, friends. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and A WALK IN THE WOODS. Two good films for a very different... Read more of this blog post »
صورة مؤلمة، بشعة، مخزية لا تكاد تفارقني. شاحنة تقف بشموخ على كتف طريق نمسوي أخضر. لا أحد في الخارج. سكون مريب.. والكون ينصت صاغراً لأصوات نحيب.
قبضات تطرق جدران الشاحنة، ولكن ليس هناك من يسمع. في الداخل صراخ وعويل يتحول بعد ساعات إلى نشيج، ثم تبدأ الأصو... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This volume of Uncle Scrooge Comics collect Uncle Scrooge stories from the 1950s by Carl Barks combining epic style adventures that would become the basic for the TV show Duck Tales (one story "The Lemming with the Locke... Read more of this blog post »
Aleta is still heartbroken over her divorce. She seems like an easy target for a killer, but he doesn't know a ghost from his past is trying to warn her before it's too late. She feels as though someone is always watching, but... Read more of this blog post »
"The Lord said to him, 'I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will alw... Read more of this blog post »
"The next step in the life of the Stream Tone is for lots of other people to become involved. To bring their collective experience, ideas, intellects, knowledge, skills, and understanding to bear on the challenge of how to cre... Read more of this blog post »
(NOTE: If the author of the book in question below happens to read this and recognizes herself, I beg her please not to "out" herself by commenting! She is fabulous. I just have an allergy to DRM.)
Well... I should have seen... Read more of this blog post »
I had planned on working on the third Alien book again to finish it, but I haven't followed my plan because of the... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been reading The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion for nearly a week, a grand hulking book at 500+ pages. I spent Sunday afternoon in my hammock with it, and when I was finished, I’d never felt so languid. I do one day want to write an essay about Joan Didion, Mad Men, and longing....Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to another installment of World Builders! Today, I welcome Katie Miller, another fellow Inkshares fantasy author who was excited to share about her process.
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It worked. My 15 year old daughter has “done nothing” this summer and it has actually turned out to be worthwhile. By February I had a whole summer planned for her of classes, camps, volunteering and travel. She was thumbs down to anything and everything.
Photo credit: T...Read more of this blog post »
2 days into the year and already we have shared 5 picture books. Today I readHow to Read A Story by the amazing Kate Messner 5 times as we discussed what we love and hate about reading. As we discussed what makes a great reading experience. As I invited my students to come on over, one boy cla...Read more of this blog post »
By Linda Tancs
You’d expect a hillside city with lake and mountain views to provide stunning panoramas. And Switzerland’s Lausanne does not disappoint. Home to the International Olympic Committee, this city on the shores of Lake Geneva offers amazing views from a series of viewing points accessibl...Read more of this blog post »
As of midnight last night, you can enter to win one of three signed advance reader copies of THE BLOODFORGED. And as a special bonus, I’ll throw in a copy of THE BLOODBOUND too! You can enter through the widget below, or hop on over to Goodreads. Giveaway is open to residents of Canada, the US, a...Read more of this blog post »
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season two + stiles stilinski
but what if we both have to use the bathroom at the same time and there’s only two stalls available, and they’re only right next to each other? i’ll just hold it.
Word lovers: We’re giving away a special prize pack! Five lucky winners will get a copy of The Made-Up Words Project: An Illustrated Collection of Invented Family Phrases signed by author/illustrator Rinee Shah and a special framed print illustration from the book (winner’s choice).
How to ente...Read more of this blog post »
Thanks for the heads up!
The consistency of my writing has been delayed over the last couple months. I don’t like that it has, but I have had to come to grips that the season I’m in really isn’t allowing me to pour out in that way right now. The challenges of the constant change in routine as my little one grows up ha...Read more of this blog post »
Just wanted to drop a link to my interview over on Geekadelphia, where I was crowned Geek of the Week! They do so much for the city’s nerd culture, so it’s an incredible honor!Read more of this blog post »
Photo by kiyo murakami
“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”
~ John Green
If you have read my blogs on a regular basis, you should know by now I love to complain about social media. In oth...Read more of this blog post »
“Callosciurus finlaysonii – Finlayson’s squirrel (variable squirrel)” by Rushenb – Own work.
Holy crap, I just looked up and realized it’s September! Where did the time go? I had the best intentions, I was going to post something new once a week, or maybe every other week, but here I am over six...Read more of this blog post »
Transformation Takes Time Have you ever felt stuck in where you are now and where you want to be? When it is time for the caterpillar to become a butterfly, it makes a hole in it’s cocoon. It will then struggle for hours to get it’s body through the tiny opening. One day a farmer […]
The post Tran...Read more of this blog post »
Summer, you are one of my favorite seasons (you and winter).
It’s been a while since I wrote this kind of letter. Some…exciting things happened this summer. Some I’m ready to tell you about. Some I’ll hold close a while longer. Until then, what have I been up to?
To Get to You by... Read more of this blog post »
Este final de verano nos ha golpeado con el anuncio del próximo cierre (3 de octubre) de la librería Negra y Criminal, el reconocido templo noir de nuestro país, situado en la pintoresca Barceloneta de la ciudad condal, un barrio con aroma a sal, a viejo y, sobre todo, a cosas auténticas. A ese t...Read more of this blog post »
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