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David Rheem Jarrett David Rheem Jarrett's blog:
I have a real hatred of reading novels written in the first person, and ESPECIALLY when written in first person, present tense.

Why? I don't really know. I just know I don't enjoy it, and don't read books written this way because of it. It's boring to read "I did this, I did that" for three hundre... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 09:03 • 21 views
Katherine Harbour Katherine Harbour's blog:
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Teenage Blue has been raised by a houseful of women who call themselves psychics, although they seem more like good-natured witches. Blue is a sweet, eccentric girl who has been told she will kill her true love. Then she meets four boys who attend the exclusive school nearby, and the Raven boys-... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 09:00 • 17 views
Billy Young Billy Young's blog:
I have had one of those lazy days you have after a night of gaming. Well last night was my first real chance to check out Elite Dangerous after its release on Tuesday. Having been playing the beta version for about a month I didn't expect much of a change and didn't receive any surprises. It was... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 08:45 • 21 views
Jim DeFilippi Jim DeFilippi's blog:
12/20/2014: Every writer has probably shared the experience of re-reading an old piece of work and cringing with embarrassment. Every so often, the opposite occurs. While putting together a collection of short noir pieces, I happened upon a noir novel of mine from a few years back, FOG 50. Since... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 08:22 • 4 views
Jenna Le Jenna Le's blog:
Happy holidays, denizens of Goodreads. Here's my latest news:

I'm honored to have recently received a flattering write-up from a poet I much admire, Ocean Vuong, on the website of the Poetry Foundation/Poetry magazine: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harri...

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J.M. LaRocca J.M. LaRocca's blog:
*******SURPRISE*******

I told you that Sadie's story was over, that i wrote the story that was in my head. Most of you were not happy with the ending of Drifting into Darkness and I understood your pain, but I wrote the story that came to me. But then the other day, to my surprise I started gettin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:48 • 6 views
Dahlia Adler Dahlia Adler's blog:

Well, it’s a fact of anything that lasts eight days that Shabbos (i.e. the Jewish Sabbath, during which I’m not online, ever) will happen at least once, and when it does, I can’t be here to give anything away. So, instead, here’s a giveaway the fabulous Brittany at Book Addict’s Guide is doing of...

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Published on December 19, 2014 12:00 • 4 views
Gerald Freeman Gerald Freeman's blog:
Hi,
I just had one of those moments, talking in depth about writing and Life with my wife. I came out with this:
http://geraldfreeman.blogspot.pt/2014...
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:30 • 25 views
عارف  فكري عارف فكري's blog:
رواية" مطلوب عريس غير ممل" متاحة مجانًا، وحتى يوم 25/12/2014



يمكنك تحميل تطبيق سيبويه للقراءة، مع ملاحظة أن هناك تطبيقًا للأجهزة التى
تستخدم نظام الأندرويد، وهو ما لم يكن متاحًا من قبل.






رابط تحميل الرواية:هنا



رابط مناقشة الرواية على الجودريدز:هنا



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Robert M. Ricci Robert M. Ricci's blog:
I would like to thank Denniger Bolton, popular author of the B.B. Rivers series, for giving me my first five star review on Amazon. It is one thing to get a nice write up from a friend or family member, but to be acknowledged by a successful peer leaves one with a great feeling. Thank you, sir, a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:29 • 5 views
Brandy L. Rivers Brandy L. Rivers's blog:


MS preorderHi everyone


Sorry I’ve been scarce lately. It’s been crazy between all my projects. I never stop working. Anyway, I wanted to give you some info about everything coming up.


Mending Scars is just 10 days away.

Are you ready for Preston and Dacia? It’s going to be hot. It’s available for preorder ever...

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Published on December 19, 2014 10:54 • 5 views
John M. McIlveen John M. McIlveen's blog:

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inflictionsInflictions

John McIlveen

Crossroad Press

October 21st, 2014

Reviewed by Dr. Alex Scully


In his introduction to Inflictions, Christopher Golden describes John McIlveen as an author who “pull[s] no punches.” The short stories in this collection prove that sentiment accurate. McIlveen’s writing wraps...

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Published on December 19, 2014 11:09 • 5 views
Joni Green Joni Green's blog:
Lately, I’ve been exploring Mark Twain’s Gilded Age. The writer coined the phrase to ridicule greed and corruption in the post-Civil war era. Gilding refers to a process of overlaying a cheaper metal with a thin layer of gold, making the resulting product appear more valuable than it is.

During th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:00 • 6 views
Weasel Weasel's blog:


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My first collection of poetry, “Junkies Die Alone,” has just been published by the wonderful folks over at Thought Catalog. It can be purchased at Amazon or iTunes or by following this LINK.

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Published on December 19, 2014 07:28 • 6 views
Martin Kettle Martin Kettle's blog:
Is this the beginning of the end of the road for the sometimes semi-official US belief that Cuba is really Washington’s?

During the signing of the Versailles treaty in 1919, it is said that a delegate left the conference muttering: “What on earth will the historians say about all this?” When the r...

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Published on December 18, 2014 11:03 • 4 views
M.R. Pritchard M.R. Pritchard's blog:



Golden Son by Pierce Brown
So I just finished reading Golden Son. What can I say about this read… it was dark, gritty, impactful, heartbreaking, gorydamn amazing. (Yeah, I think I like that last one the best.) Golden Son is the second installment of the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. If you h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:22 • 4 views
Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald's blog:

NBC News yesterdaycalled hera “key apologist” for the CIA’s torture program. A follow-up New Yorkerarticle dubbedher “The Unidentified Queen of Torture” and in part“the model for the lead character in ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’” Yet in both articles she was anonymous.


The persondescribed by both NBC andT...

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Published on December 19, 2014 09:28 • 6 views
Jane Dougherty Jane Dougherty's blog:

Shopping is something I hate. I get claustrophobic in shops, overheated, and lost. In the street I plough through the crowds as if I’m on a special mission with M breathing down my neck. Christmas shopping is the worst of all. I have a list of the things I want to get, the shops I need to visit....

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Published on December 20, 2014 06:23 • 5 views
Sara Raasch Sara Raasch's blog:

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I just started reading Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch last night and I don’t want to stop! But I have to go to work. Why can’t “i’m in the middle of a great book” be a valid reason to call in sick?



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Published on December 20, 2014 03:47 • 5 views
Avery Aster Avery Aster's blog:

In 2014 A Sweet Life, the boxed set curated by Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research, raised $100 000. This year we’re back for a second helping, and you can indulge too! Priced at only 9.99, this stunning 2015 limited edition collection features fourteen BRAND NEW contemporary roma...

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Published on December 19, 2014 10:24 • 6 views
Carrie Turansky Carrie Turansky's blog:

Edwardian ChristmasHi Friends,

How did they celebrate Christmas in England 100 years ago? I’ve collected some delightful images to share with you. Come on over to Pinterest and take a look. You don’t need to have an account to view this special board. Just click on the link below.


Merry Christmas,


Carrie


Follow Carrie...

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Published on December 19, 2014 16:34 • 4 views
Evi Sri Rezeki Evi Sri Rezeki's blog:
Eva dan Evi di Festival Pembaca Indonesia 2014
Selesai ngerusuh sama si Mas Panitia, saya dan Eva ikutan Book Swap & Book War . Kebetulan ketemu teman lama, Diego dan Gita yang ikutan juga Book Swap. Tapi saya lupa dong kalau Book Swapitu mesti bawa buku buat ditukerin. Aturan mainnya, buku t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 09:00 • 5 views
Chris  Ledbetter Chris Ledbetter's blog:
We have a WINNER for the #LIKE2WIN Contest related to the upcoming release of #DRAWN

Drawn

Thank you to all who participated.
https://www.facebook.com/ChrisLedbett... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 06:21 • 38 views
Rocky Rochford Rocky Rochford's blog:
A Life Without Living by S.C AlbanA Couple of weeks ago I posted that I was reading 'A Life Without Living' by S.C. Alban and now that I've finished the story, it's time to share what I made of it:

When it comes to giving reviews on a book, I try to be a man of few words, as sometimes I feel a very long drawn out review can be a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 06:17 • 39 views
Natalie Vellacott Natalie Vellacott's blog:
What if it’s you that loses your job this Christmas?
What if it’s you that is ashamed to ask friends and family for help for the umpteenth time?
What if it’s you who is mocked and scorned by the hardened street homeless who know you aren’t really one of them?
What if it’s you who is forced to search... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 06:17 • 10 views
Mandi Ehman Mandi Ehman's blog:

Kids in the kitchen


From Instagram:Making madeleines all by herself for her AHG “Christmas Around the World” party. {Yes, with stacks of laundry to keep her company. #keepingitreal}


Let the Christmas celebration officially begin!


This weekend we’re heading to Sean’s aunt’s house (as we do every year) to celebrate wi...

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Published on December 20, 2014 05:01 • 4 views
Mark Obbie Mark Obbie's blog:
Recentgood reads in criminal-justice journalism, with an emphasis on longform narrative stories and original reporting about crime, crime victims, and reforms in sentencing and prisons: John Gibler’s reporting from the scene of a suspected massacre of Mexican college students yields a detailed ac... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 14:26 • 1 view
Emery Lord Emery Lord's blog:


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YOUR NAME IS ARI, by Emery Lord


You haven’t believed since you were small. Maybe not even then. The kids at school nearly snapped their crayons making enthusiastic lists. Even before they could spell their wishes, they drew pictures. In second grade, the worksheet began: My name is _______ and...

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Published on December 19, 2014 13:21 • 1 view
Alexa Land Alexa Land's blog:
Two years ago today, I took a chance and independently published a book called Way Off Plan, the start of my Firsts and Forever series. I went in with fairly low expectations, fully expecting my story to get swallowed up in the giant sea of Amazon, never to be heard from again. But that didn't ha... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 10:55 • 8 views
Dorie Clark Dorie Clark's blog:
Photo credit: the taxhaven via Creative Commons

Photo credit: the taxhaven via Creative Commons


How can you build your book of business? You may get short-term results from invasive, hard-sell tactics. But they won’t last for long, as clients retreat whenever they feel pressure or desperation. So, to create a sustainable business that succeeds...

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Published on December 20, 2014 04:29 • 5 views
Jonathan Ryan Jonathan Ryan's blog:
To say I love to read would be an understatement. As a writer, soaking up stories of all kinds is not just a personal pleasure, but also a necessity. But as I’ve talked about before, it wasn’t always easy, and still presents its challenges from time to time. But that’s neither here nor there. The... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 09:29 • 5 views
Sherwood Smith Sherwood Smith's blog:
A short ramble on young reading versus old, doctored sketches, and why I'd save Keats first.
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Published on December 20, 2014 05:26 • 5 views
David S. Atkinson David S. Atkinson's blog:
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Published on December 19, 2014 16:00 • 6 views
Halo Summer Halo Summer's blog:


„Dunkelherzen und Sternenstaub“ feiert heute seinen dritten Geburtstag: Am 19.12.2011 habe ich die Geschichte bei Amazon hochgeladen und ich weiß noch, wie aufgeregt ich dabei war. Lustigerweise spielt genau dieser Teil der Sumpfloch-Saga in Band 7 eine wichtige Rolle. Im neuen Buch kommt auch e... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 08:12 • 4 views
Alan D. Altieri Alan D. Altieri's blog:
Hello, my Heretics:

Ben trovati a tutti voi e un... siderale grazie per esserci.
In materia cosmica, e prima di un intervent del yours truly ben piu' consistente, ecco qualcosa forse di inaspettato...

Grande cyber-abbraccio e... let's be safe out there.
Yours truly,
Alan D.

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Published on December 20, 2014 03:49 • 4 views
Boris Akunin Boris Akunin's blog:
В пятницу прокуратура потребовала на суде по делу «Ив Роше» (черт-те из чего сляпанному) десять лет тюрьмы для Алексея Навального и восемь лет для его брата Олега.
Поэтому вместо приготовленного субботнего поста публикую здесь последнее слово Алексея в суде. Прочтите. Если у вас всё в порядке с чу... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 13:27 • 6 views
Pat Hatt Pat Hatt's blog:
There are many ways to celebrate at your sea. The cat will even help you out for free. But beware, some sure may scare. I ripped off the Crypt Keeper a bit there. Wrong holiday at my lair.


First you put one foot in front of the other,Either by yourself or with your mother.Then you sing a cheery t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 03:00 • 4 views
Peter W. Murphy Peter W. Murphy's blog:

In this short slide show you’ll discover 10 interesting topics of conversation for every situation you find yourself in. Start using these great tips today and you’ll have more success and much more fun meeting new people.



10 Interesting Topics of Conversation for Every Occasion from Peter W. M...

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Published on December 19, 2014 09:07 • 37 views
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