J.R. Barker

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Terry Pratchett, Robin Jarvis and Roald Dahl

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January 2012

Jo Barker has been writing short stories for many years as a hobby and has now finally published.
Her stories take you on weird and wonderful journeys using a combination of fantasy and strange facts that makes the narrative more engaging.
At the moment she is writing children’s tales but there are plans for other other books.
Jo also creates videos with her partner. You can see some of these videos in her Blog at www.jrbarker.info or or you can visit The Ian and Jo Show on YouTube.


#RespectArtists- Help Create A Movement

This is day 4 of my 100 days of happiness challenge and I decided that, rather than saying something that makes me happy, I would try to start something to make others happy.

Why? Today I had an e-mail from an extremely talented artist, she put her work on the internet and she was harassed, plagiarised and stalked. She now doesn’t want to share her art any more and has removed some of her work f... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 13, 2015 12:25 Tags: anti-bullying, artists, authors, bullying, help, plagiarism, respect, support-group, support-network, theft
Average rating: 4.19 · 31 ratings · 22 reviews · 1 distinct work
The Adventures of the Frog ...

4.19 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot by Patricia Puddle
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This is a sweet little story about a resilient and plucky young girl who rescues a bandicoot.
Her efforts to save him often get her into trouble as her own ideas of the creature’s safety clashes with those around her.
She takes on the adults and
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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Nova by T.P.  Hogan
Nova (Nephilim Code # 1)
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This is the first book I've read from this author and I wasn't disappointed.
It had me hooked from the get go and I soon found myself staring at the last page wishing that the author had accidentally included the second book in with the first.

It had
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SilverFin by Charlie Higson
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I loved this book with a capitol L!

Would recommend this book for adventure hungry adults and children.
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Refracted by Nicole Storey
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Although I loved the first book (and in some ways prefer it storyline wise) this book was so much better for several reasons.

We got to know the characters, and the worlds of the angels and demons, better. The writing style has improved immensely;
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A Book of Remarkable Criminals by Henry Brodribb Irving
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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
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Altered by Dianne Lynn Gardner
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Altered has a great premise, it has plenty of action, characters I cared about with habits that annoyed me (popping gum).
A fabulous read that I would recommend to just about anyone who loves dystopian or a story with a moral to it.
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Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor
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Great read which made me want to explore. The overall tone of the book was upbeat and inspiring.

The only real problem I read to help me get to sleep, but I was so happy at their success at the end of the book I felt wide awake. Oh well, roll on the
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Shut Up & Read: {Read It & Reap34}-The Adventures of the Frog Prince by J.R. Barker 65 79 Apr 20, 2012 11:44AM  
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
S.G. Tallentyre, The Friends of Voltaire

Terry Pratchett
“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

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“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
Robert Bloch

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”

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