Riccardino by Andrea Camilleri

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Translated by Stephen Sartarelli — The publication of the Inspector Montalbano stories in English spans nearly two decades so it’s no wonder we have formed such an attachment to the irascible but brilliant detective. Now, however, the curtain is about to fall and we must…… Read More »Riccardino by Andrea Camilleri

How Is Contemporary Fiction Humanizing Mothers By Depicting The Universally Unacknowledged Perils Of Motherhood?

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“When I was younger, thinking about whether I wanted children, I always came back to this formula: if no one had told me anything about the world, I would have invented boyfriends. I would have invented sex, friendship, art. I would not have invented child-rearing.” —Sheila… Read More »How Is Contemporary Fiction Humanizing Mothers By Depicting The Universally Unacknowledged Perils Of Motherhood?

Creating Quirky

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By: JPC Allen So much work goes into creating believable characters that writers sometimes forget to have fun with the process. One way I’ve discovered to prevent character development from becoming a chore is creating quirks for characters, fun traits that make my characters seem… Read More »Creating Quirky

THE LOUDEST BARK

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Quiet fills the house where Simone lives with their busy parents. It’s the complete opposite of the noisy house across the street, where Simone’s new babysitter, Chloe, lives with her pregnant dog, Piano. Amid the color and bright energy at Chloe’s, Simone has a blast… Read More »THE LOUDEST BARK

GHOSTS OF AMERICA

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James Roth III—who’s known as “Herzog” to his friends, for unexplained reasons—is a teacher, a Vietnam veteran, and the author of two “great American novels…about Jackie Kennedy and Valerie Solanas respectively, which have gotten me laid since the 1980s and won me just about every… Read More »GHOSTS OF AMERICA

OBJECT LESSONS

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Adam and Eve Castle—he’s an architect and she’s a psychologist—run Castle Training in Denver. He builds dioramas that resemble cutaway dollhouses where some little mannequins have met with bad ends. She writes the scripts: Were these really cases of murder or just unfortunate accidents? The… Read More »OBJECT LESSONS

HUNGRY FOR THE ARTS

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Although many of the poems herein really encompass several arts, a color-coded circle at the beginning of each poem identifies the featured topic. Poems with a green dot for drama include the (very busy) jungle-, pirate-, and alien-themed “When I’m…,” with plenty of R’s to… Read More »HUNGRY FOR THE ARTS

CHAIWALA!

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When the train pulls into Jaipur station, the stop is 10 minutes long: just long enough to get a delicious cup of chai. Parent and child rush to the chai counter and wait in line for their turn. After they order, the child watches the… Read More »CHAIWALA!

THE SOUR CHERRY TREE

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The child bites her mother’s toe to wake her up, wishing that she could have done the same for her baba bozorg, her beloved grandfather, who had forgotten to wake up the day before. She kisses a pancake that reminds her of her grandfather’s face.… Read More »THE SOUR CHERRY TREE

THE MAYFLY

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Rogers’ tales offer unexpected approaches to familiar subjects such as love and family. “The Young Man and the Mountain,” for example, presents a sort of love triangle involving Aaron, a road-racing cyclist; his partner, Maria; and the mountain on which a cycling record was set.… Read More »THE MAYFLY

THE MIDNIGHT CLUB

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Awake with anticipation, Milly is eager for her first nighttime jaunt with the Midnight Club. At exactly midnight, she wakes up her big sister, Becca, and the pair proceeds to slink, sneak, and creep through the darkened hallways and empty rooms of their home. The… Read More »THE MIDNIGHT CLUB

GOD 4.0

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Stanford University professor Robert Ornstein’s 1972 book, The Psychology of Consciousness, was the subject of long-form reviews and analysis in the New Yorker, Time, and other national publications. The groundbreaking work provided fresh, scientifically based answers to how the evolution of the brain and consciousness aligned… Read More »GOD 4.0

SOUR CAKES

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A child with olive skin and wavy black pigtails races to wake a younger sibling with a declaration to “play outside!” However, the younger child retorts, “Why out? Today I like in.” The older sibling acquiesces to indoor play and suggests singing a song quietly.… Read More »SOUR CAKES

TEDDY TALKS

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Teddy, a Pomeranian, says that his human owner Emily “is a very good girl. She is also a T1D,” their nickname for Emily’s status as someone with Type 1 diabetes. After a factual, approachable description of the disease, Teddy describes Emily’s routine. As a devoted,… Read More »TEDDY TALKS

#FlashbackFriday – Howloween Murder (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson #Review / #Giveaway #KensingtonCozies @KensingtonBooks

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On Flashback Fridays I will share with you the books I was not able to review when they were first released that have been screaming at me from my To-Be-Read bookshelf. Howloween Murder (A Melanie Travis Mystery) Cozy Wednesday 26th in Series Setting – Connecticut… Read More »#FlashbackFriday – Howloween Murder (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson #Review / #Giveaway #KensingtonCozies @KensingtonBooks

Star Wars Report #476: Legends VS Canon w/ William Devereux

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http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.starwarsreport.com/mp3/starwarsreport476.mp3 Riley and William highlight the journey of star wars publishing and break down their favorite Star Wars books in legends and canon! Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook The post Star Wars Report #476: Legends VS Canon w/ William Devereux appeared first on Jedi News.

Cole Lepley’s “Ricochet” is LIVE & she’s sent over fun facts, an excerpt & the playlist + a signed copy giveaway!

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Ricochet (Fastball Series Book 1) by Cole Lepley <— THE MOODY GUY DOWNSTAIRS IS NOT WELCOMING HER AT ALL!! Ohhhhh you guys this sounds like a love/hate book (maybe even a bully book?) and it JUST WENT LIVE THIS WEEK! P.S. Check out that warning that she… Read More »Cole Lepley’s “Ricochet” is LIVE & she’s sent over fun facts, an excerpt & the playlist + a signed copy giveaway!

what is a blonde espresso ?

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Quora discussions raised this important question of what is a blonde espresso and what is the big deal about it? There have been numerous answers and many coffee giants have taken a shot to give the explanation and probably the recipe and the brewing process… Read More »what is a blonde espresso ?

my troubled mind

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Some of the choices I make are good and sensible ones, others perhaps less so.  Here’s a list of choices I’ve made; the likelyhood I’ll end up entirely happy is in doubt…. I am the category organizer for the elementary/middle grade speculative fiction category for… Read More »my troubled mind

Protected: The $0.99 Fall eBook Sale

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Troublemaker, Leah Remini Memoir Review

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Review of Leah Remini’s memoir, Troublemaker, about her life in Scientology and how she escaped this infamous sci fi cult. read more Troublemaker, Leah Remini Memoir Review The post Troublemaker, Leah Remini Memoir Review appeared first on Amanja Reads Too Much.

International Max Original PARADISE (PARAÍSO) Got The Official Trailer And The Release Date

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The international young adult Max Original series, PARADISE (PARAÍSO), debuts with four episodes THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, with the remaining three episodes debuting Thursday, November 4. The 1990s-set mystery hails from Movistar+ and The Mediapro Studio in Spain and is directed by Fernando González Molina (“Palm Trees in the Snow”),… Read More »International Max Original PARADISE (PARAÍSO) Got The Official Trailer And The Release Date