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Garrison Kelly Garrison Kelly's blog:
MOVIE TITLE: The Lego Movie
DIRECTORS: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
YEAR: 2014
GENRE: Kids Adventure
RATING: PG for comic mischief
GRADE: Extra Credit

In a world inhabited by Lego characters and creations, the evil Lord Business plans on using a weapon known as Kragle to freeze Lego parts in place... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 19:03 • 1 view
Stefany Rattles Stefany Rattles's blog:
DARK NIGHT
When Mia arrives at the Dark Night Institute in Florida, after being captured by a vampire, Lord Robert Townsend, she realizes that the vampires are not so bad. By taking venom from a vampire bite, she is now in the process of becoming one herself. Events start unfolding that Mia never... Read more of this blog post »
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Meryl Ain Meryl Ain's blog:
The holiday season is in full gear, and everyone is supposed to be happy. But this year, all that merriment is tinged with a wrenching sadness. Just days before Thanksgiving, my sister-in-law, Susan succumbed to a seemingly mysterious, fast-moving case of end-stage heart disease. Following four s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 18:45 • 1 view
D.J. Warner D.J. Warner's blog:
I just got my first smart phone. The only reason I got it was because my reliable flip phone finally quit on me. One minute it was showing me my screen saver--a beautiful red rose, the next nothing. No cute ring when I opened it. No lights behind the buttons. Nada!

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Published on December 18, 2014 18:39 • 25 views
Sanguinity Hematode Sanguinity Hematode's blog:
So I was like totally bored the other day cuz Mantissa's been out of town stumping for Elizabeth Warren, so I sat down to take a nap sitting up like the Elephant Man, and not because I had to, it was just more convenient than dragging my ass all the way to the bedroom and I had Darkness on one si... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 18:33 • 3 views
Robin D. Owens Robin D. Owens's blog:
So thrilled! http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/12/18/scifi-encounters-veronica-scott-heart-fire-robin-owens/20547251/


And here is Celta Thursday, a bit cut from the scene where Tiana is regressed to the firebombing of her house.

Garrett's jaw tightened, then he said, "What was the n... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:26 • 1 view
Tracy Ewens Tracy Ewens's blog:
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Adrian Tchaikovsky Adrian Tchaikovsky's blog:

Very brief post to say: I have release dates for both of my novels coming out next year. Huzzah, I say.


Guns of the Dawn, my sort-of-Napoleonic/Regency fantasy, is being released on Thursday the 12th of February, and for the first time ever I will be in Forbidden Planet on the evening of that very...

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Published on December 18, 2014 15:47 • 3 views
D.R.M. Weaver D.R.M. Weaver's blog:
I am just finishing up my next anthology of stories: Sordid Tales - A Collection of Male Fantasies About Women. The original plan was to have this ready for publication in January, but at this rate it may be available on Kindle before New Year's Day.

The fun in this collection for me is that it lo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 18:13 • 16 views
Lavay Byrd Lavay Byrd's blog:
Hi, everyone

If you thought my blog was deleted, well, it was. Now I brought it back. So sorry for all the confusion.

Basically, I had been going back in forth in deciding whether or not I should have a blog at all. After praying about it, I decided to bring it back.

However, I won't be posting on m... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 18:10 • 7 views
Michael H. Rubin Michael H. Rubin's blog:
The Connie Martinson Talks Books TV show has just posted its half-hour segment on The Cottoncrest Curse.

Watch the segment

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Published on December 18, 2014 18:08 • 7 views
Jennifer Lynn Barnes Jennifer Lynn Barnes's blog:


I just showed this to my mom. It may be her first exposure to Cat Pictures On The Internet.



MOM: What are the chances!



ME: Pretty good.

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Published on December 18, 2014 14:48 • 3 views
R.L. Henry R.L. Henry's blog:
Just joined goodreads author program. My first novel, Hybrid has been released for sale on amazon December 1st 2014. Please take a look at my sample and tell me your thoughts! I would love the feedback!

Have a blessed day!
R.L.Henry
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Published on December 18, 2014 18:05 • 7 views
Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer's blog:
The lone wolf is the new nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney. But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the evil — and the distinction is important. Read full article >>






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Published on December 18, 2014 17:33 • 3 views
Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold's blog:
...and all of mine are signed. I was over there today to catch up on their stock.

http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/index.s...

They do mail order to all seven continents.

Speaking of signed editions, I see B&N still has some of these...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/capta...

Happy holiday shopping!

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Published on December 18, 2014 17:52 • 17 views
Denise Marie Mari Denise Marie Mari's blog:
“Today, there is a lot of talk about calling upon the aide of a “higher power” for purposes of recovery from different personal problems. But what higher energy or power is really being called down to help?...”
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Published on December 18, 2014 17:49 • 7 views
Richard Carrier Richard Carrier's blog:

Cover of Richard Carrier's book On the Historicity of Jesus. Medieval icon image of Jesus holding a codex, on a plain brown background, title above in white text, author below in white text.My latest and most controversial (and in-demand!) book is now available in e-book format. At last! You can now get On the Historicity of Jesus on kindle and nook (I don’t know if it’s also available on any other platforms or formats). The audiobook is still in production.


(And no, I have no contro...

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Published on December 18, 2014 16:29 • 3 views
R.J. Scott R.J. Scott's blog:
Cover Art by BitterGraceThe Book


Best Selling Book of 2010, All Romance Ebooks


Christmas is a time for giving - what do you do when no one gives a damn?

For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home f... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:01 • 14 views
Alexander Laurence Alexander Laurence's blog:
Watch: King Tuff Perform “Eyes of the Muse” on Conan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCO2n1cJFt4 King Tuff’s ‘Black Moon Spell’ available now on CD/LP/DLworldwide from Sub PopYou can now watch King Tuff’s scorching performance ofBlack Moon Spelltrack “Eyes of the Muse” onCONAN(seeDecember 17th p... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 17:31 • 1 view
Karen Marie Moning Karen Marie Moning's blog:

“Mac is back and badder than ever!” -- #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward

MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in BURNED, the latest novel in the blockbuster FEVER series from Karen Marie Moning.

It’seasy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.

MacKayla Lane would do anythin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 09:53 • 36 views
Joan Holub Joan Holub's blog:
http://www.joanholub.comWe are being very patient waitingin line to see Santa tonight.
At the mall with little ones.Board book series for ages 1 to 4 Abrams Appleseedby Joan Holub & Leslie Patricelli

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Published on December 18, 2014 17:15 • 6 views
Amanda J. Greene Amanda J. Greene's blog:
Hi everyone!!

I hope you are all having a lovely holiday season.
From now until January 3rd, the Rulers of Darkness series is on SALE.

Caressed by Moonlight for $.99 cents (reg. $2.99) - Amazon & Nook

Caressed by Night for $1.99 (reg. $3.99) - Amazon & Nook

Caressed by a Crimson for $1.99 (re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 17:21 • 9 views
Tamora Pierce Tamora Pierce's blog:








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Agent Carter addresses the postwar fate of the female workforce:



During the Second World War, women proved that they could do “men’s” work, and do it well. With men away to serve in the military, women made airplanes and warships, munitions and tanks, working in technical and sci...

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Published on December 18, 2014 15:19 • 12 views
Cathy Bryant Cathy Bryant's blog:

Hi again, everyone! I almost forgot to send out a quick post about the free Kindle eBook days for THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS. But I remembered, so all is well! ;)


The free Kindle eBook days last from today (December 18) until Saturday (December 20), so nab it while it’s still free. Please shar...

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Published on December 18, 2014 17:14 • 9 views
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

Thanks to the help of Mysterious Kevin, everything is restored, and our long national nightmare is over.




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Published on December 18, 2014 16:15 • 18 views
Meg Gardiner Meg Gardiner's blog:

The year is winding down. How about a list of some of my favorites from 2014?


Favorite movies of 2014:


Interstellar

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A Most Wanted Man


Books — these are my favorite books from outside my own genre:


Command and Control, Eric Schlosser

The Southern Reach Trilogy, Jeff Vande...

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Published on December 18, 2014 14:02 • 8 views
Jim Dreis Jim Dreis's blog:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

― Helen Keller
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:28 • 8 views
Cherie Priest Cherie Priest's blog:
Here's today's progress on my subtropical (art)deco mystery about a friendly medium in a historic spiritualist community teaming up with a WWI shell-shocked haberdasher who's receiving love notes from hell ... as inspired by a real place and a real set of bizarre (otherworldly?) incidents:
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Published on December 18, 2014 14:23 • 13 views
Laura Anne Gilman Laura Anne Gilman's blog:
I am - for 99.98% of what counts - a functional adult. I have adulting down to such a skill that nobody thinks of me as anything other than a competent (if occasionally goofy) adult.

And that’s how I like it. Because owning my own shit, the good and the bad, is important. Took me a few years of th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:25 • 6 views
David Moody David Moody's blog:

thelastplagueToday I want to recommend THE LAST PLAGUE to you – the debut novel from Rich Hawkins. I’ve known Rich for a number of years now, and it’s been great to see him fulfil his writing ambitions. When we first met, I signed a book for him in Lowestoft (I think). This year, he signed a book for me!


By t...

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Published on December 18, 2014 13:41 • 7 views
Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson's blog:
Introduction

Hello, all! I recently turned in Shadows of Self, the new Wax and Wayne Mistborn novel. (And, well, something else too. More on that below.) In addition, tomorrow is December 19th—known with fondness as “Koloss Head-Munching Day.” Also my birthday. (I’ll be 39.)


This seemed like a good...

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Published on December 18, 2014 13:32 • 152 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
The cowardice is contagious, it would appear.

In the comments to my last post, several of my readers suggested that we follow the lead of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin and show TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE at the Cocteau, since Sony has wimped out and pulled THE INTERVIEW.

It sounded like a great id... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 13:06 • 121 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
By Paulo Coelho T.H. Huxley says: “The consequences of our actions are scarecrows for the cowards and beams of light for the wise. The world is a chessboard. The pieces are the gestures of daily life, the rules are the so-called laws of nature.” Although he concentrates on what he is doing, the w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:01 • 10 views
B.L. Newport B.L. Newport's blog:
Hello Friends,

I haven't written a blog post in some time now. Almost 2 years, to be precise; but on the eve of a poignant personal anniversary, I felt maybe it was time to write something in the attempt to reconnect.

As the title says, 2014 was a quiet year - and thankfully so for my sanity's s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:17 • 14 views
Seth Kupchick Seth Kupchick's blog:
I'm sure this say's more about me than all the drivel I've written about my Mom or Dad, I loved Neil Simon as a kid (and still do). "Chapter Two" was a movie that I saw when it came out at the Bruin, I'm sure making me feel very adult, and that I watched on cable everytime it came on, and for som... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 17:42 • 35 views
Essie Fox Essie Fox's blog:


What could be more festive than a Christmas white with snow and ice? What could be more magical than the photographs of snow flakes which were made in the nineteenth century by Wilson Alwyn Bentley?



Born in 1865, 'Snowflake Bentley' was raised on the family farm in Jericho, in the American state... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 04:22 • 6 views
Amy Goodman Amy Goodman's blog:

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan


The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing. On Wednesday morning, we learned that A...

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Published on December 18, 2014 07:44 • 8 views
C.J. Anderson C.J. Anderson's blog:
They ran into a hailstorm of her gunfire and were slaughtered like prophetic sheep. The luminosity of life within their flesh forever veiled by the passage of searing projectiles. Methodic rifleshots killed them all like some bloodwet Reaper soulharvest.
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:01 • 52 views
Barbara Monajem Barbara Monajem's blog:
First, the giveaway: Two paperback copies of the anthology Improper Christmas Nights, which contains two of my novellas, Under a Christmas Spell and Under a New Year's Enchantment. This anthology is for sale only in the UK and Australia, so I decided to have a giveaway for readers in the US and C... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 04:00 • 10 views
Laura Kaye Laura Kaye's blog:

I’m super excited to help reveal my friend Jay Crownover’s new cover for her upcoming novel, ASA! ASA is the sixth and final book in Jay’s Marked Men Series, published by HarperCollins. Check out the hot cover and don’t forget to pre-order your copy today!










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Published on December 17, 2014 06:30 • 8 views
Heather Killough-Walden Heather Killough-Walden's blog:

The Unseelie King, by Heather Killough-Walden


For thousands of years, two realms of unspeakable magic and mystery have existed in peace side by side. One is a land of light, of kindness, of dreams, and of color. The other is rendered in the gray lines of wickedness and seeped in the unbearable bea...

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Published on December 18, 2014 01:29 • 5 views
Michael C. Feathers Michael C. Feathers's blog:

A couple of weeks ago I did a joint talk with my colleague Molly Bartlett Dishman about the interaction of agile software development and application architecture. We talk how these two activities overlap, explaining that architecture is a vital part of a successful agile project. We then move o...

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Published on December 18, 2014 15:43 • 3 views
Kate DiCamillo Kate DiCamillo's blog:
I woke yesterday morning to a raccoon tail draped across the skylight.
The rest of the raccoon was not visible, but from the angle and placement of the tail he seemed to be facing east.
���Hey,��� I shouted. ���Hey!���
The tail did not move.
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Published on December 18, 2014 04:58 • 9 views
W.M. Driscoll W.M. Driscoll's blog:
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Last week I was invited to meet with a local book club that had selected The Living Gods to read and discuss - they were very gracious and welcoming, and their comments and questions were intelligent and not too scalding - all in all, not a horrific experience...
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:38 • 8 views
Sarah A. Reinhard Sarah A. Reinhard's blog:

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In the spirit of “this is my blog and I shall share the things I want to find again,” I hereby present my two favorite commercials, the ones that, when they come on TV during our regularly scheduled football programming, have him rewinding and replayingof his own accord.


I kid you not.


Thanks to th...

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Published on December 18, 2014 04:00 • 6 views
Peter L. Berger Peter L. Berger's blog:

For two days, as the ruble’s value plummeted, panicked shoppers bought up goods, and his political allies threatened each other, Vladimir Putin remained silent. Then today, in his annualpress conference, he largely shrugged at the currency crisis. Yes, perhaps the Central Bank had been a little t...

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