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linnieslittlebooks.com - My Books

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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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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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When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here's How We Designed Our Own

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When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here's How We Designed Our Own

 

What would you do if your city announced it would close 19 out of 25 local libraries? Protest, complain, become a cynic, or take action and create something new? A group of residents from Rotterdam chose the latter when we learned that our libraries would be closing by the end of 2012.

 

We saw the situation as a cultural and social disaster. We quickly devised a strategy in which we invited people from the neighborhood to tell us what their ideal "reading room" would look like, and what they would be willing to do to make it happen. These conversations led to a whole range of ideas, and helped us envision what the reading room could be. The meetings also started building a community that could work together to make the idea real.

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There is hope for BOOKS and the places that house them!

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ebooks « First Edition Design eBook and POD Publishing

ebooks « First Edition Design eBook and POD Publishing | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Older people may find e-books much faster and easier to read than their paper editions, a new study has claimed.


While people young and old prefer reading paper books to tablets and e-readers, older individuals could find themselves reading faster and with less effort on a tablet, found researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.


 

Among 360 readers ages 21 to 34, no difference in reading speed or brain effort was detected between reading via a book, an e-reader and tablet.


But big differences were recorded among 21 users ages 60 to 77 when they read the same text on paper instead of the devices, TechNewsDaily reported.

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Most interesting statement to me: Despite the physical findings, older adults and their younger counterparts said they got more pleasure reading from a paper book.

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Reading for Personal Development

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This is the first book of a subseries included in Bibliotreatment. Reading is therapeutic, and many of the issues that may be worrying you have been broached by great writers whose insight sometimes makes you wonder whether you/ someone you know have been spied on to provide literary material. Despite a widespread belief to the contrary, reading is not a passive but an extremely demanding interactive process. It "involves mental activity, is embedded in other communication abilities, and converts graphic stimuli into meaning."

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Reading provides the doorway into worlds of reality and fantasy. It waters the mind allowing opportunities for growth and development. Never stop reading!

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"Awakenings" from Then 'till Now

This is America's story. . . your story in poetic verse for inspiration toward understanding the sacrifices made in establishing and maintaining America's fr...
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Watch the trailer for insight into Awakenings and its story.

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Amazon.com: Crossroads (9781466335066): Steven Nedelton: Books

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Crossroads [Steven Nedelton] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A fascinating and entertaining story of cold war espionage, highly recommended.
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"A fascinating and entertaining story of cold war espionage, highly recommended."

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Poetry by Sharla

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Check out http://sharlashults.com! Home Page The heart of my writing beats steadily sending soulful messages of life. The poetic words are the vessels through which the blood of inspiration travels. As the arteries of the human heart form a branching system so do the vessels of poetry diverge in different directions, in my case, two different messages. The first message is from the heart inspired by life, love and whispers of yesterday. While some thoughts are fact and others fiction, the recollections are rooted in moments to evoke a personal emotion, set a purpose for tomorrow, and provide an insight for reflection. It is a means for sharing love, dreams and inspirations to send a heart racing, free a heart of grief or perhaps even offer a path for forgiveness.

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Welcome to my world, my writing, my website...open the door to discovery and reflection.

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Adversity Builds Character: An Inspirational True Life Story of Disability, Addiction, and Acceptance: Tom Ufert: 9781475952711: Amazon.com: Books

Adversity Builds Character: An Inspirational True Life Story of Disability, Addiction, and Acceptance [Tom Ufert] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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In Adversity Builds Character, Ufert shares the events that altered and shaped his life and shows how, with God's help, he was able to survive, thrive, and inspire others.

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M'TK Sewer Rat: End of an Empire

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Synopsis M’TK Sewer Rat: End of an Empire             When young Jake Jaconovich lived with his parents in Wulfton, the industrial area of the city, Emperor Vanderholm had no idea that...

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Not only is Delinda a writer but also is her daughter, Melissa!

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One of my favorite authors!

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Daily Spiritual Tools: Sherry Woodcock: 9781466322196: Amazon.com: Books

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Daily Spiritual Tools celebrates the existence of the divine in all human experience.

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Clayton Bye, Independent Author

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Author, Publisher, Editor, Reviewer, Business Consultant, Clayton Bye, Clayton Clifford Bye, C C Bye, Chase Enterprises, Books, Short Stories, Poems, E-books, Articles, Fiction, Fantasy, Non-fiction, Self-help, Achievement, Success, Motivation, Inspiration,...
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Check out all nine of Clayton Bye's books.

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MARTA MERAJVER-KURLAT

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Marta Merajver-Kurlat is an Argentine author whose attraction to the ways in which mankind tells its own history encouraged her to undertake studies in myth, languages, literature, psychology, and ...
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Marta Merajver-Kurlat is an Argentine author whose attraction to the ways in which mankind tells its own history encouraged her to undertake studies in myth, languages, literature, psychology, and psychoanalysis.

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» There Is No Gray In Moral Failure by Yves N. Johnson Karen Baney

» There Is No Gray In Moral Failure by Yves N. Johnson Karen Baney | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
There Is No Gray In Moral Failure by Yves N. Johnson

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Great interview! Read about all the wonderful works in progress by Yves Johnson!

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I want to thank Karen for the great opportunity to be interviewed!  It is great feeling to have someone want to know about your product.

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Books and real people

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So many bloggers write about their experiences writing fiction that I’ve begun to look long and hard at what I read.  Mostly diaries, letters, biography, autobiography and history. Why? I’ve been a...
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And this is why I like to read non-fiction! There is so much to life with story after story to steal your heart both joyfully or sorrowfully.

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Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read

Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
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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Adele Park's Quirky Audio Books

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Audiobook auhor Adele Park's talks about It Matters Radio and my review of "YIKES"


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Whether auditorily or via the printed word, reading waters the mind and leaves a thirst for more!

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It is really rewarding when our guests on It Matters Radio appreciate the effort that goes into putting together a great show.

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MARTA MERAJVER-KURLAT

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Marta Merajver-Kurlat is an Argentine author whose attraction to the ways in which mankind tells its own history encouraged her to undertake studies in myth, languages, literature, psychology, and ...
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Marta has published three novels, a study guide to Joyce’s “Ulysses”, a biography on Korean award-winning film-maker Kim ki-Duk, and the self-help series “Bibliotreatment” (four volumes), all under contract with Jorge Pinto Books Inc., New York, N.Y.

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I.O.U. SEX - A Novel by Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen

First love's second chance
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Have you ever thought about your old boyfriends and the close encounters you never fulfilled? What if you met one of them today or perhaps set up a planned meeting? Would you consider giving an old love a second chance?

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Virginia McKevitt author: Dissappearing Reviews?

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FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga A Paranormal Fantasy Novel si fi-fantasy-romance novels and books


Strange things are happening in the little town of Blessing. The townsfolk are dreaming of angels. They're happy, content, after all this is Blessing. Seemingly random deaths begin to happen. A lonely old drunk dies in a camper fire. A young factory worker dies of a drug overdose and a young woman's parents are brutally murdered for no apparent reason. There is a reason. A hunger. The kind of hunger that cannot be quenched with simple food and water. A hunger that is not from our world and there is one who has been sent to stop it. An assassin sent by a king from a world so close a mere fracture separates the two. His mission is to get in and out before he or his prey are discovered, but fate has a different plan. Follow Tegrin, a king's most trusted Guardian, and Kristina, a strongwilled young woman whose revenge for her parents murders sends them on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

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In addition to finding out more about her book, Virginia offers insight into reviews going bye-bye on Amazon. Her idea: move them to your blog. That way, your readers and future readers can see what others are saying about your work.

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Amazon.com: The 12-Foot Teepee: A Survivor's Tale (9781434805140): Marilyn Armstrong: Books

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Marilyn Armstrong is a survivor in many senses of the word! Visit her blog Serendipity @http://teepee12.wordpress.com/ ; You won't be disappointed, in fact, you will be enlightened!

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Empirical Magazine: From the Empirical Archives: Picnic by Kenneth Weene

Empirical Magazine: From the Empirical Archives: Picnic by Kenneth Weene | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

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Learn more @ http://www.kennethweene.com/

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Picnic, a chapter from Ken Weene's Tales From the Dew Drop Inne is now 
available for your reading enjoyment. http://empiricalmag.blogspot.com/2012/11/from-empirical-archives-picnic-by.html
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Amazon.com: The Raven Affair (9781466334601): Steven Nedelton: Books

The Raven Affair

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The Raven Affair [Steven Nedelton] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. da Vinci Eye Finalist" for 2011...
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Romance, betrayal, and murder are intertwined so tightly that no one can detect the invisible web of circumstances that connects the innocent people to the vicious criminals.

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The Contrary Canadian by Clayton Bye

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Author, Publisher, Editor, Reviewer, Business Consultant, Clayton Bye, Clayton Clifford Bye, C C Bye, Chase Enterprises, Books, Short Stories, Poems, E-books, Articles, Fiction, Fantasy, Non-fiction, Self-help, Achievement, Success, Motivation, Inspiration,...
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Canada like you've never seen it. This collection of personal essays is sure to entertain and inspire.

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Tales from the Dew Drop Inne by Kenneth Weene

Kenneth Weene's "Tales from the Dew Drop Inne" tells of the Runyonesque regulars at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, bar called the Dew Drop Inne, ala Cheers, but...
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Very classy trailer with inspiration that will more than likely trigger your own memories!

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