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Nick Wisseman Nick Wisseman's blog:

Book Review: The Map of Salt and Stars, by Zeyn Joukhadar

Zeyn Joukhadar’s The Map of Salt and Stars sucked me in with a fascinating structure: parallel stories, both anchored in Syria, one set in modern times and the other in medieval. Unfortunately, this dynamic never quite lived up to its potential.The present-day portion is narrated by Nour, the younge Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 11, 2020 06:10
Soar Soar's blog:

Exclusive LP of poems, spoken word and story poems in pristine, transparent look


Exclusive LP of poems, spoken word and story poems in pristine, transparent look. Get your personal copy here

Picture credits: Denisa Diaconu

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Published on August 12, 2020 02:01
Suanne Schafer Suanne Schafer's blog:

Interview: Barbara Conrey, author of Nowhere Near Goodbye

Joining me today is Barbara Conrey, author of Nowhere Near Goodbye, released August 4, 2020 by Red Adept Publishing. She worked in the health care industry for many years before opting for an early retirement, which lasted all of three months. She then accepted a position in finance, for which sh

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Published on August 11, 2020 11:32
Shari T. Mitchell Shari T. Mitchell's blog:

Torn Veil – Formatting is Fun

Formatting isn’t really fun – but it is one step closer to Torn Veil being finished and released.





The dedication and prologue were written last night. The “thanks” and “reference” pages are in the works and I’ve got a few character descriptions to tuck neatly into place.





A quick reread of Divine Gui

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Published on August 11, 2020 16:00
Mary Anne Yarde Mary Anne Yarde's blog:

Join #HistoricalFiction author, Paul Walker, as he explores what life was like in London for Italian philosopher, Giordano Bruno #History #Tudors

 





Life in the time of Giordano Bruno 

(The London Years, 1583-1585)

By Paul Walker


Why include real people in historical fiction? A plot surrounding actual events with only fictional characters can be satisfying. But action played out with real and recognisable figures can add co

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Published on August 11, 2020 22:30
Jamison Stone Jamison Stone's blog:

Lucky Devils & Witchy Ways - Kickstarter Spotlight

We’re going to pivot the spotlight… yes, we have an actual real life spotlight in the studio that we shine at the computer (Try not to think about the feasibility or logistics of it, you’'ll just give yourself a headache). Anyway, for the moment, we’re shifting the spotlight away from the table top

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Published on August 11, 2020 10:43
Danielle Grandinetti Danielle Grandinetti's blog:

Spotlight | Vying for the Viscount

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Vying for the Viscount by Kristi Ann Hunter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! ABOUT THE BOOK Title: Vying for the Viscount Series: Hearts on the Heath book 1 Author: Kristi Ann Hunter Publisher: Bethany House Release Date: August...
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Published on August 11, 2020 05:41
Ryuho Okawa Ryuho Okawa's blog:

Lessons for Humankind

Okawa’s Lessons for Human Kind: Spiritual Messages from Shibasaburo Kitasato and R.A. Goal is the newest published installment of “The Novel Coronavirus Originated in China” series of Spiritual Interviews by World Teacher and Happy Science Founder Ryuho Okawa. This installment weighs heavily upon co

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Published on August 11, 2020 10:30
Mariann Kaasik Mariann Kaasik's blog:

üllatussünnadest ja katufestist

Ma vist siin kirjutasin ka, et me tegime Kätule üllatussünna. See oli nüüd juba jupp aega tagasi ja oli muidu täitsa tore pidu, aga veidi läks sellega kehvasti. Esiteks oli see päev enne Kristina tüdrukuteõhtut ja ma ei saanud eriti kaua peol olla, sest ma ei tahtnud järgmine päev väsinud olla. Teis

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Published on August 12, 2020 01:04
Becky Siegel Spratford Becky Siegel Spratford's blog:

Booklist's August Spotlight is on SF/F/H

The very best issue of Booklist is the August Spotlight on Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror [Don't @ me].

There is a noticeable increase in the number of speculative fiction titles reviewed for all ages [including 3 from me] as well as the following lists and articles available for free with one

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Published on August 11, 2020 05:00
P.M. DeVuono P.M. DeVuono's blog:

Face Mask Boogie – It’s a Fashion Show!

Face Mask Boogie (It’s a fashion show!)

Come on people. Wearing a face mask won’t harm you. It might even save a life or two. I know there are many of you out there who believe that the Corona Pandemic is a hoax (What a fool believes no wise man has the power to reason away!). You see wearing a face

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Published on August 11, 2020 13:41
Elisabeth Sheff Elisabeth Sheff's blog:

Where Therapists and Counselors Can Learn About Polyamory

Counselors and therapists need training in serving clients in open relationships. Here's where to find that training.
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Published on August 11, 2020 09:22
Sandra A. Sandra A.'s blog:

Todas tenemos un poco de Brujas

Antes llamaban bruja a una mujer que cuando la intentaban silenciar alzaba su voz más fuerte, que no se intimidaba y que se hacía respetar por encima de todo, una mujer para quien la palabra sumisión no existía en su vocabulario, era ese toque misterioso que llamaba poderosamente la atención parecía Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 09, 2019 06:29
C.A.A. Savastano C.A.A. Savastano's blog:

A Brief History of North American Slavery II

King Charles the II of England Is Pictured being presented An Imported PINEAPPLE by the kneeling Royal Gardener John Rose








King Charles the II of England Is Pictured being presented An Imported PINEAPPLE by the kneeling Royal Gardener John Rose















Part II: The Imperial Expansion and the English

The first article of this series offered substantial evidence that slavery was not begun in lands which became t

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Published on August 11, 2020 11:00
Seth Haines Seth Haines's blog:

The Social Media Groove (And an Update on the Experiment)

I’m continuing my series on Social Media and the Influencer™ Culture and how it’s disrupting our society. It’s turned us all into idea machines, into personal marketeers. It’s incentivized us to gain (F)ollowers and build (I)fluence by playing to the darker emotions—anger, fear, pride, lust, and the

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Published on August 11, 2020 07:10
Gina Homolka Gina Homolka's blog:

Ratatouille Baked Chicken

Ratatouille Baked Chicken takes a classic French dish and turns it into a family-friendly comfort food dish loaded with veggies.


Ratatouille Baked Chicken takes a classic French dish and turns it into a family-friendly comfort food dish loaded with veggies.

Ratatouille Baked Chicken

This one pot baked chicken and vegetable dish is a great way to utilize eggplants now that they are in your garden or at farmers’ markets. Ratatoui

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Published on August 11, 2020 06:11
Linda Knight Linda Knight's blog:

God at Work in me = JOY!

Therefore is a transition word that means the writer has reached a conclusion and has a truth for us.  Philippians 2:12-13 is one such passage.  Paul had just finished describing Jesus, his role as Savior and Lord of Lords in verses 5-11 and reached a conclusion about Jesus’ effect on all our lives.

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Published on August 11, 2020 08:23
Maureen A. Taylor Maureen A. Taylor's blog:

Episode 93: 1918 Pandemic Fashion and Tips for Analyzing Clothing Clues

Fashion clues in pictures can document trends over a decade, but specific details can sometimes pinpoint an exact year or two.  Like the puffy large crown hats of circa 1910 or the Paul Poiret tapered narrow skirts of the circa 1912, supposedly influenced by bi-plane rides.  Or the Garibaldi shirt s

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Published on August 11, 2020 21:00
Whitney Johnson Whitney Johnson's blog:

The One Thing

If you are meditating, reading, planning and dreaming, you will likely entertain lots of ideas along the way. You may even emerge with a list of ambitious goals to pursue.


This is above and beyond the more mundane to-do list of everything that must get done. Dishes to wash, clothes to launder, garden

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Published on August 11, 2020 09:09
L.L.  Martin L.L. Martin's blog:

The Son of God, excerpts from an antique book

I have a somewhat unusual biblical and theological library, because it is a blend of more recently published books, but …

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Published on August 12, 2020 04:00
Jenetta Haim Jenetta Haim's blog:

Boost Melatonin To Get Better Sleep

[image error]Melatonin is made by the pineal gland and is the hormone that makes you feel sleepy and helps you fall asleep at night. There are melatonin supplements you can take for a short period of time but before you try that you would do better to use some natural methods to increase your melato

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Published on August 12, 2020 03:52
Andrew Comings Andrew Comings's blog:

A Different Kind of Father’s Day

Here in Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of August – not in June as in the US. So as we gradually worked back into having in-person services, plans were being made to celebrate the occasion at Ebenezer, and I was looking forward to some additional time with our church family a

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Published on August 11, 2020 19:16
Rachelle Paige Campbell Rachelle Paige Campbell's blog:

Summer of Sequels

I’ve mentioned before that I struggled with getting into a creative groove during the start of staying at home and e-learning. Luckily, I had several projects under contract. When I couldn’t find *new* words, I could shine and polish others. But I needed more. I love writing. Creating stories is par Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 12, 2020 01:00
Jorge Rodriguez Martin Jorge Rodriguez Martin's blog:

Encuesta sobre felicidad de las jóvenes españolas en 2020

Encuesta felicidad jóvenes españolas 2020. Hola que pasa locos, soy jorge el psicólogo feliz, el otro día estaba en la playa y me senté junto a 3 jóvenes españolas en 2020 para hacerles una sencilla y rápida encuesta de felicidad 2020. Las chicas se llaman Ester, Paula y Selene, un saludo y muchas g

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Published on August 12, 2020 02:37
Delaney Landon Delaney Landon's blog:

Zeitgeist Debut Novel Preview


Free Kindle book preview. Read the first chapter for free and if you like it, follow the link from there and buy it on Amazon. Below is a little about the novel. Preview instantly available by clicking on the link below:

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Published on July 22, 2016 09:53
Theresa Varela Theresa Varela's blog:

Graciella la Gitana Oracle© Spiritual Reading. The Traveler and Fear.

Graciella speaks. I channel her words, wisdom, and sentiment. -Theresa The Traveler/Fear cards: Both cards jumped into my hands for this morning’s reading. Graciella tells us that when we make decisions to travel either within or without that we do so taking measures that are protective for us and t Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 11, 2020 06:07
Lynne Curry Lynne Curry's blog:

Drama Queens & Kings: Office Politics on Steroids

I work with two drama queens. “Arielle” is always sure I or others are out to get her and make her look bad to our boss. She dragged me into the bathroom this morning for a heart-to-heart about something she says she overheard me say and refused to listen to me tell her I never said anything remotel

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Published on August 12, 2020 04:00
Liviu Szoke Liviu Szoke's blog:

Semnal editorial 181: Apariții noi ale Grupului Editorial Trei (Ficțiune) (VIII)





Al patrulea roman din seria Fjällbacka

Deși aflat departe de agitația metropolei suedeze, orăşelul Fjällbacka este din nou scena unor întâmplări stranii. Detectivul Patrik Hedstrom este chemat să investigheze un accident de maşină. Atunci când un al doilea accident similar are loc, Hedstrom încep

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Published on August 11, 2020 23:49
J. Edward Neill J. Edward Neill's blog:

New Dark Seascape – The Sea and the Shadow

Satisfy your art fix at  Continue reading
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Published on August 11, 2020 18:00
Josh Roseman Josh Roseman's blog:

AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: Free Until Friday!

It’s my kid’s birthday this week, but you all get the gift: until Friday August 14, you can get a free copy of After the Apocalypse for your Kindle. You don’t have to do anything special — just go to Amazon and grab it.


And if you like it, maybe you’d consider reviewing it? The more good reviews an i

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Published on August 11, 2020 07:43
Katherine J. Walden Katherine J. Walden's blog:

Christians, Beware of the Enemy’s Snare

Over eight years ago, I felt the weight of these words I felt God led me to post on Facebook. A different government was in place in both Canada and the United States, and there was a growing sense of rage, frustration, and blame bubbling up from under a murky lake of discontent. The weight and urge

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Published on August 11, 2020 08:07
Tanya Dennis Tanya Dennis's blog:

Chasing Peace (and skipping the affirmation)

The fear of inadequacy has chased me my entire life. You can blame any number of things from my past or present, but let’s not. Rather, let’s talk about the struggle this presents in the dailies.





Of all the theological concepts in Scripture, grace has always troubled me most. I love the idea of it an

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Published on August 11, 2020 06:22
Holly Worton Holly Worton's blog:

Advantages of Traveling Alone: How Solo Travel Changes You
































Advantages of Traveling Alone: How Solo Travel Changes You








 








 








 








 








 








 


























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Published on August 11, 2020 04:31
Jessica Merchant Jessica Merchant's blog:

Grilled Peach Pizza with Corn and Chili Garlic Sauce.

This pretty little corn peach pizza should be your dinner tonight!


grilled peach pizza with corn and chili garlic oil


It 100% screams HELLO SUMMER as loud as it can.


sliced peaches


Corn and peaches are one of my favorite combos ever. They basically represent summer on a dish. And I love that with both being sweet and crunchy, they can work in a dessert or a

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Published on August 12, 2020 03:45
Mawr Gorshin Mawr Gorshin's blog:

Analysis of ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic thriller produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, his last film before he died. It was also written by him and Frederic Raphael, based on the novella Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler. It stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (actually married at the time), who play Bil

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Published on August 11, 2020 10:23
Jamie Gold Jamie Gold's blog:

New Remodeling Trends Report Points To Growing Wellness Design Popularity

One of the impacts of Covid is that everyone is spending so much unexpected time at home. Call it a stress test on our living spaces. The contractor leads that Houzz shares point to some areas of interest that definitely tie into wellness design.

The post New Remodeling Trends Report Points To Growin

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Published on August 12, 2020 03:00
Kerrie McLoughlin Kerrie McLoughlin's blog:

How To Regain Your Confidence Once It's Lost

 Confidence is a funny thing. It’s fragile, like glass, and anything and everything in life can make it slip and shatter. One minute, you’re happily bumbling along with your day-to-day activities and the next, something pulls the rug from under you and shatters your confidence completely. It’s very

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Published on August 12, 2020 04:09
Félix A. Bas Félix A. Bas's blog:

Reseña: ESTELAR

Estelar es la continuación de Escuadrón, novela juvenil con la que Brandon Sanderson nos lleva a un universo donde los humanos sobreviven ante los ataques krells gracias a su pericia con naves estelares. Sin embargo, tras los acontecimientos de la primera parte, Spensa ampliará horizontes y conocerá

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Published on August 11, 2020 12:34
Andrew    Case Andrew Case's blog:

On Junk Science, Pop Forensics, and Crime Fiction - CrimeReads

Very grateful to have had the chance to write about the over-reliance on junk science in crime fiction for CrimeReads last year. The article is available here.

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Published on August 11, 2020 18:19
B.J. Knapp B.J. Knapp's blog:

Everything I Needed to Know About Life I Learned from a Beagle

On July 18, 2020 we said good bye to Nemo, our beagle.  We brought Nemo home on New Year’s Eve in 2003, just 4 month after we’d gotten married.  We already had a lab who was almost 2, and Nemo and Griffen quickly became best friends after a short period of adjustment. 



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Published on August 12, 2020 02:11
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