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Except for the Cat | The Write Room Blog

Except for the Cat | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Everything would have worked out fine except for that damned cat.


Ihate cats. They are, as my brother Solly once said, our perfect enemy. Boring-as-toast Solly, who’s never liked being part of the Cleanup Crew. “Too much risk, Bella,” he tells me every time a hunt comes up. I kind of wish I’d listened to him this time. No, scratch that. There’s no kind of about it.


Anyway, back to the cat.

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What a clever story by D. M. Pirrone @The Write Room Blog! A must read indeed...Enjoy!

www.thewriteroomblog.com/?p=1614

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Kenneth Weene, Is this another chicken joke?

Kenneth Weene, Is this another chicken joke? | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
Ahhhhh, Literati! The chickens have come home to roost!  Here Kenneth Weene (pictured here in his younger days) struts his liquored finger goods–his entry into  The First Annual Peggy Dobbs W...
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Another great short story by author Kenneth Weene. Need a laugh? You are at the right place!

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What Happens When Writers Become Friends? All Still Write, Some Now Blog

What Happens When Writers Become Friends?  All Still Write, Some Now Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Via Louise Malbon-Reddix
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Looking for a GOOD book? Check out this awesome writers' group!

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Kenneth Weene's comment, June 21, 2013 2:59 PM
Nice of you to remind us. Ken
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Wonderful scoop, Louise! Rescooped!
Salvatore Buttaci's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:04 PM

What happens when writers become friends and blog? They make it easier for discriminating readers to come to one place for the best books!

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Wonderful Words

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My dear friend Maggie Tideswell will soon be releasing her newest book. Read about her and even get an excerpt from her new work.


Via Kenneth Weene
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If you can't buy it today, put it on your Wish List!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, May 26, 2013 9:23 AM

A new book from my friend Maggie Tideswell

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5 Brilliant Poetry Apps for Students

5 Brilliant Poetry Apps for Students | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
5 great poetry apps for helping reluctant students get to grips with both reading and writing poetry.

 

Poetry is one of the areas of the curriculum in which it can be particularly challenging to engage and excite students, with teachers sometimes battling the unfounded stereotype that poems are ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘uncool’, or that it is ‘embarrassing’ or too hard to write your own.

 

Nowhere is the influx of edtech tools more apt and invigorating than in such situations, and a wealth of exciting new apps suitable for iPads, tablets and mobile phones is bringing poetry to life for a whole new generation of students!

Poetry is one of the areas of the curriculum in which it can be particularly challenging to engage and excite students, with teachers sometimes battling the unfounded stereotype that poems are ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘uncool’, or that it is ‘embarrassing’ or too hard to write your own.

Nowhere is the influx of edtech tools more apt and invigorating than in such situations, and a wealth of exciting new apps suitable for iPads, tablets and mobile phones is bringing poetry to life for a whole new generation of students!

- See more at: http://www.fractuslearning.com/2012/11/21/poetry-apps-for-students/#sthash.rw4mzxeH.dpuf

Poetry is one of the areas of the curriculum in which it can be particularly challenging to engage and excite students, with teachers sometimes battling the unfounded stereotype that poems are ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘uncool’, or that it is ‘embarrassing’ or too hard to write your own.

Nowhere is the influx of edtech tools more apt and invigorating than in such situations, and a wealth of exciting new apps suitable for iPads, tablets and mobile phones is bringing poetry to life for a whole new generation of students!

- See more at: http://www.fractuslearning.com/2012/11/21/poetry-apps-for-students/#sthash.rw4mzxeH.dpuf

Poetry is one of the areas of the curriculum in which it can be particularly challenging to engage and excite students, with teachers sometimes battling the unfounded stereotype that poems are ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘uncool’, or that it is ‘embarrassing’ or too hard to write your own.

Nowhere is the influx of edtech tools more apt and invigorating than in such situations, and a wealth of exciting new apps suitable for iPads, tablets and mobile phones is bringing poetry to life for a whole new generation of students!

- See more at: http://www.fractuslearning.com/2012/11/21/poetry-apps-for-students/#sthash.rw4mzxeH.dpuf

Poetry is one of the areas of the curriculum in which it can be particularly challenging to engage and excite students, with teachers sometimes battling the unfounded stereotype that poems are ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘uncool’, or that it is ‘embarrassing’ or too hard to write your own.

Nowhere is the influx of edtech tools more apt and invigorating than in such situations, and a wealth of exciting new apps suitable for iPads, tablets and mobile phones is bringing poetry to life for a whole new generation of students!

- See more at: http://www.fractuslearning.com/2012/11/21/poetry-apps-for-students/#sthash.rw4mzxeH.dpuf
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Sheri Fresonke Harper, MARY HELEN FERRIS
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Wonderful way to open up the world of poetry in education!

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Amanda Long's curator insight, July 10, 2013 11:20 AM

Great and very interactive!

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E-Books, Audio Books Growing More Popular | Valley News

E-Books, Audio Books Growing More Popular | Valley News | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
Marilyn Danko prefers paper books, but in some circumstances the digital versions
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While it is still good to enjoy the 'feel' of a 'real' book, there are ofen advantages for e-books and audio books. 

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We’ve reached 100,000 Hits! | The Write Room Blog

We’ve reached 100,000 Hits! | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Join in the celebration by entering our draw. You can win 1 of approximately 80 books. Just email us at ccbye@shaw.ca, leaving your name, email, preference of print or electronic book, and finally your country (some print books are only available in the continental U.S. and Canada). You can check out our books using the carousel or by going to the book page. The draw will take place on Nov. 15. 2013. Good Luck, and don’t forget to leave a comment about the blog below!

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Anyone likes to be a winner! It does not cost a thing to enter and the winner just could be YOU!

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Do you care about abused Children?

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Child Abuse is a crime and must be stopped.  Read about the alarming story of Mamie and some facts about others.  Please visit the link here and leave your comments.

http://www.reflections-of-mamie.com/


Via Rosemary J. Adkins
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Rosemary Adkins bares the scars of child abuse. A must read!

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Mamie Adkins,  an author who cares, writes about abuse in The Write Room.http://www.thewriteroomblog.com/?p=1038 Follow her @childabusestory

 

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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Who doesn't love freebies! Best of the best...BOOKS!

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Israel Herrera's comment, May 29, 2013 5:32 PM
q bueno
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 8:45 PM

This is well worth a look. I need to check through to see what might be useful for school. This may take a while!

 

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The Power of Words--and Words to Prove It!

The Power of Words--and Words to Prove It! | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

I have been teaching my Public Speaking students about language, especially the  great power of our words to create or destroy.  Writers  are always influencing  by the words  we choose to describe something or someone.  I wonder if we are constantly conscious of what we are doing…. Do we always choose the word that is the clearest and most descriptive, and not a judgment? After all, readers are limited to the world we create, with its values and visions of what is–or could be–in it. Are we painting brave new worlds with our word pictures or are we prescribing a life that only gratifies or glorifies our self-centered natures? And are we conscious of the beauty and precision of the grammatical context of our words, or do our fingers go tripping and tumbling along a path, throwing commas and other punctuation wherever we please with no thought to scooping up the excess?

 

Here are some possible answers, quotes I found on Goodreads:

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After reading the article, think about whether you have been changed by the words you've read?

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linnieslittlebooks.com - My Books

linnieslittlebooks.com - My Books | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
product data for books including name, Cover Images, excerpts, ISBN, book description,pricing, available formats, links to order from Amazon.com
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Scooped Linnie's Little Books some time ago but no need to search for it...here it is again! Great children's books! Available in Kindle and paperback.

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Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read

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Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read

 

Libraries are among the most important of human institutions, warehousing knowledge accumulated over centuries, nay, eons. Libraries are also very alluring places, often built with ornate and cavernous reading rooms, vertiginous shelving for book storage, and winding secret passages. Originally built to protect books from ruin, libraries are generally gigantic bunker-like buildings. Inwardly focused, they restrict access to their treasure troves to those who whisper and can thrive without sunlight.

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This is so cool! What once was considered wasted space now houses the books, books, books...some portable, on the move! If you can't get to the library, the library will come to you.

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