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Book Review Challenge Series – A Woman’s Wisdom

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
Day 2 Today as part of our book review challenge series we will hear from book reviewer and good friend, Bodicia about how she writes a book review. Plus there are tips on downloading a PDF file of a book to your Kindle and my thoughts on writing non-fiction book reviews.…

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Intergalactic Travel via Hypervelocity Stars from Centauri Dreams

  Posted: 26 Jun 2014 07:19 AM PDT   We’ve been looking at not just interstellar but intergalactic crossings in the past few days, something of an homage to Carl Sagan, whose enthusiasm for continuous acceleration at 1 g and relativistic time dilation was immense in the years shortly after Robert Bussard’s key paper on interstellar ramjets. Without […]

Can You Be too Professional?

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
Amateurish! There are many ways that a book or author may be perceived as amateurish. Many of these correspond to doing what seems intuitive or convenient: Commenting on reviews. Not realizing that the cover is a visual representation of what quality to expect. Including the word “by” before your name. Using…

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The Owl of the Sipan Lord by Viv Drewa

Another 5 star review! Shadows of El Brujo? By John R. Dizon The Owl of the Sipan Lord by Viv Drewa is an action-packed adventure novel centered on the exploits of Clare Montgomery, a widowed 52-year-old archaeologist. She goes on a vision quest to Peru along with Cord Willoughby, intent on discovering the secrets of […]

What if I fall?

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
“What if I fall?”  “Oh my darling, what if you fly?” Do you ever ask yourself if you like the person you are? If you are who you’ve always wanted to be? Do you know who you want to be? To be honest, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago…

Shush! Cue Music Please…

Originally posted on A Blog Less Traveled:
Sleepless Nights Us together has been a waste of time But getting up and walking out is never that easy Our time together has been forever and a day We need to forgive and forget before we go our separate ways We need to learn to laugh instead…

Eadweard Muybridge

Originally posted on The New Psalmanazar:
P.T. Barnum’s preliminary sketches for zero-gravity circus acts were more fanciful than plausible. Zoopraxiscope of horseback somersault by Eadweard Muybridge, 1893.

Identity by Ingrid Thoft

Originally posted on readful things blog:
Identity by Ingrid Thoft “Thoft’s gripping sequel…A quirky and empathetic heroine, a fast-moving plot, and a surprise ending make this a winner.” —Publishers Weekly Firecracker P.I. Fina Ludlow returns in the next hard-driving entry in the acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft. It’s been a couple months since Fina’s last…

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