We’ll start with the good – which is mostly involving travel – since the last few years were not great pain-wise, we’d had to push off any sort of family trips and wh...Read more of this blog post »
Sometimes they’re pretty perfect. Or, for me, absolutely close enough when they come after a week of nose-to-the-grindstone writing, then decide to offer in March a day like the bonny month of May. One day only as today is much cooler and just gloomy–but let’s not get greedy.
Atticus and I both w...Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday, my friend Diane, whom I'v... Read more of this blog post »
Woot! Dark Thoughts is a Science Fiction Best Bet for March 2017!
Here’s a snippet…
“I felt that the author really leveled up from previous novels in her treatment of the main characters in this b...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve penned a new outtake, featuring William and Raven. The outtake was first written for the Trilogia Gabriel podcast, which you can listen to online here. They’ve translated the outtake into Spanish and you can read their translation here. The Noites em Florença podcast posted a...Read more of this blog post »
In an attempt to push oil prices up, OPEC and a collection of eleven other oil producing nations agreed last November to cut their collective production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first six months of 2017. That’s been somewhat successful, though certainly not as effective of...Read more of this blog post »
So there I was, about a year ago now, sitting on Siesta Key beach (rated the #1 beach in America, by the way) and sipping on my tropical drink with the little umbrella – all figuratively speaking, of course – when the unthinkable happened: I decided that it was time to give up the way of the full...Read more of this blog post »
Further to the epic rant I shared last week, I listened to Mark Dawson’s interview with the mysterious Data Guy this morning. I got up at 4am, drove to the city to drop off my husband to the bus to Canberra (where he has a course this week, so has to start early), went back home (still very dark)...Read more of this blog post »
Christ is our reward — as is everything else that more fully reveals him and more fully enables us to enjoy him.Read more of this blog post »
Driving home yesterday I was listening to an acoustic album by Everything But The Girl. Tracey Thorn is one of my favourite singers and by happy chanc... Read more of this blog post »
Barnes and Noble
Margaret Montoya has a new set of enemies, enemies that are heavily armed and ready to kill. Can she escape their clutches and find her way to safety? Cooper Mitchell also has enemies — thousands of them. He’s been playing a desperate, dangerous game of survival, but...Read more of this blog post »
As many of you know, this past October I had a public debate with Robert Price on the question of whether Jesus actually existed. To my knowledge Robert is the only “mythicist” (one who thinks Jesus is a complete myth) who actually has a PhD in the relevant field of New Testament studies. For...Read more of this blog post »
While the power elites—inside and outside of government—squabble over corporate health insurance they are demolishing the remnants of democratic institutions and programs.
Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State
Trump Appoints He... Read more of this blog post »
By the end of first grade, every child has learned to grow a plant. They fill a cup with soil and press a seed into it. They pour water over their cup, place it in a sunny window, and wait. Sure enough, within days there are stirrings of life. First, roots begin to emerge, then a sprout, then a s...Read more of this blog post »
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Drop in to Laurel Richards’ Goodread page to find out what my inability to keep my mouth shut has led me into doing this time.
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вот еще две картинки Марии Югановой из книжки Шаши об одном человеке:
в Голосе Омара сегодня – наш весенний литературный концерт про страну Ерландию
страничка юмора: в журнале “Звезда” писатель руками Александр Мелихов оценивает Хенри...Read more of this blog post »
A baby shower at Claui's parents' house yesterday showed off the cooking/decorating talents of her friends as well as of her folks. (Alas, the focus was off on my camera and I didn't notice till near the end.)
Things are looking serious now . . . due date is May 13 . . .
Amazing food . . .
Lots... Read more of this blog post »
In the middle of the campaign, a y... Read more of this blog post »
by Kari Robinette “Spring fever” is easy to catch, and I love to spend as much time as I can outdoors working in the yard. I enjoy planting a small herbal garden every year. Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow and some varieties actually thrive when ignored. Herbs don’t require a large...Read more of this blog post »
(When Harry Manipulated Sally)
Here’s a news flash. Your heart has a head. And your head has an empathy muscle.
Congratulations! You’re now qualified to work in middle management.
See, there’s a brand new trend in corporate management known as “Emotional Intelligence.” (True, there’...Read more of this blog post »
From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump’s “war on terror” has entailed the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people in the name of killing terrorists. In other words, Trump has escalated the 16-year-old core premise of America’s foreign policy — that it has the right to bomb a...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been a fan of Nerf Herder since before the first record came out, because my friend had a pre-release. It was right around the time that Weezer stopped being Weezer, and Nerf Herder was all OH HELLO PEOPLE WHO LIKE CATCHY NERD ROCK WANT TO HANG OUT?
When I fou...Read more of this blog post »
So I occasionally get mail via the feedback form on this blog. And I usually try to reply to it (when I get a reply-able email address and it seems to expect a reply and I have something to say), and I certainly don't publish email without getting permission first ... unless it's like this (i.e....Read more of this blog post »
To celebrate #AlwaysandForeverLaraJean coming out, I’m having a GIF contest here on tumblr, and I’m giving away signed copies of the first two books to the lucky winner. I’ll throw in some Always and Forever nail decals, too. All you have to do is post a To All the Boys related gif, hashtag it #t...Read more of this blog post »
I don’t know much about Congress, and all its arcane rules, but I think the process for creating a healthcare bill goes something like this:Congress asks lobbyists to write a bill that is good for the healthcare industry and bad for the American public.The bill fails because Congress is neither c... Read more of this blog post »
The car is getting rewrapped (unspraypainted) in a week, so I figured I’d take this last chance before I drove it to Michigan tomorrow (come see me in Portage on Tuesday!) to make another mess on it.Read more of this blog post »
He really could.
He had been dreaming about it for months.
Every time he saw her he was overwhelmed by the need to touch her, to kiss her, to tell her how he felt about her.
But he knew he would never garner the courage to approach her.
This was it. His only chance.
Quie... Read more of this blog post »
Books & other things mentioned:
finished from previous week:
- Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking (February, resp. April 2017)
also read this week:
- Katie Khan, Hold Back the Stars (January 2017 / debut)
- Delphine de Vigan, Based on a Tr... Read more of this blog post »
Pe C. S. Lewis îl știți, probabil, ca nenea ăla care a scris Cronicile din Narnia – pe care eu încă nu m-am simțit tentată să le citesc, la fel cum pățesc și cu seria Harry Potter. Însă într-o zi, din pură întâmplare, am dat peste un citat care, jur, parcă mi-a aplicat o karată bine țintită, într...Read more of this blog post »
Don’t we always think of new beginnings in the spring? It’s a time for starting projects, planting gardens, painting, sprucing up, and make-overs. The very air is infused with energy…and pollen. Some say the joys of the season chase them back to bed with rashes and sniffles. But ei... Read more of this blog post »
https://www.amazon.com/90-Seconds-San... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I know it's only March, but this is the best book I've read all year. A celebration of the '80s, a coming of age story about the dawn of the age of computers...It's love...and within, I got all these songs stuck in my head. Fourteen... Read more of this blog post »
In its day, Jerome was known as the wickedest town in the west. Today, the townspeople openly embrace the... Read more of this blog post »
Send me a copy of your print book, and I will review it on Goodreads and Amazon for free, and then pass it on to a Children's Home. I need picture books and middle grade books, please!
I will only write a review if your bo... Read more of this blog post »
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