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Out of Context

There’s a meme going around the book blogging community that goes roughly like this: you open a book to a certain page, find a line a certain number of sentences into that page, and then quote the next several sentences.

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Down Below

You wake up one morning to find that a deep crevasse has opened up in front of your house. What do you find inside of it?   Obviously this can go in almost any direction, from the completely mundane to

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"No One Cares What You Had For Lunch," Margaret Mason

Pros: Clever, creative, useful, entertaining Cons: Not a one Rating: 5 out of 5 Visit Mighty Girl, Margaret Mason’s blog.   Margaret Mason’s No One Cares What You Had for Lunch promises us 100 Ideas for Your Blog. Unfortunately I

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The Fall Guy

It’s been a while since I gave you an image-based prompt, and I came across a piece of artwork recently that I simply must share. I particularly love images of people for the kind of intensity and personality they can

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The Disappearing Gold

My grandfather, who moved to the United States from Holland when my mother was just a child, had some interesting habits. One of them, apparently, was to keep several gold bars which he buried somewhere on his property. Now and

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Who makes your day?

I got tagged for a you make my day meme in which you’re meant to note ten bloggers who make your day for one reason or another. I occasionally like to indulge in this sort of meme for a couple

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Wacky Cut-and-Paste

This morning I couldn’t resist sharing a few thoughts about certain aspects of the Cassie Edwards plagiarism scandal over at my personal blog. Apparently she took dry lines from textbook research on ferrets and copy-pasted them wholesale as pillow-talk dialogue

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Be Extreme

This morning I reviewed J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts’s mystery Memory in Death. One of the things that immediately struck me when I read the opening was how over-the-top it was: Death was not taking a holiday. New York may have been

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I got the idea for today’s exercise when I was reading Bibliolatry’s review of Immortal. The character at the center of this novel is, as the title implies, immortal, but he doesn’t know why. The reviewer spends some entertaining moments

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I’ve read several self-help books by authors with psychology backgrounds that contend that people who focus daily on the things that make them thankful or grateful tend to be happier. (Authentic Happiness; The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You

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Stuff for Gamers

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