Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rosie’s Book review Team #RBRT Noelle reviews Home For Christmas by Margaret Langstaff

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
Today’s book review is from Noelle, she blogs at http://saylingaway.wordpress.com Noelle chose to read and review Home For Christmas by Margaret Langstaff ? HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Home for Christmas is a compendium of Christmas stories…

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Twitter horrors: “Im a genius, buy my book”

I swear, I’ve got to do some serious UN-following. Most recent egregious case in point: “Visit me and the other talented authors at Self Publisher’s Showcase.” This way way awful.  Don’t people know how they sound? How do they think … Continue reading

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So here we go again! NYT “10 Best Books of 2014”

Something to argue about or totally ignore (NYT) The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. We should be so grateful for this priceless direction. The Times used to have the best readers/critics … Continue reading

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100 Notable Books of 2014 – NYT

[Just another tidbit of wit (?)] The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Worth reading (pardon the pun), the list, that is. FICTION & POETRY ALL OUR NAMES. By … Continue reading

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Apropos of Twitter Self-Promotion and New “Authors?”

“The better the writers, the less they will speak about what they have written themselves.” —Ernest Hemingway http://bit.ly/1n7nZpz THE PARIS REVIEW

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“Satisfaction is a lowly thing, how pure a thing is joy.” — Marianne Moore

Need a lift or some inspiration to escape the gloom of winter and the doldrums of the winter heart? Here’s a short, beautiful poem that might impart the courage and resolve to get through the season (and life!) by the … Continue reading

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The Flood

After re-reading Emerson’s essay “The Poet” late last night, I became more convinced than ever that human beings have never been more miserable and unhappy than in the last century. This, despite more material abundance, security and personal freedom than … Continue reading

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