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Through Crystal Clear Waters by Susan D Shevlane

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Do you want to learn the truth? 

Ever wondered where we are heading in this world of ours? Are you happy about what life will be like for our children and grandchildren? We are told the Earth is will face certain destruction, but are we being told lies? 

This amazing new book will get you thinking, make you question evrything you have been lead to believe, and give you hope for the future.

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Susan D. Shevlane has written poetry and short stories from an early age. Susan has been published in the International Library of Poetry, gained an Editor’s Choice award, and was nominated for a poetry award in New York.

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Awakenings: OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH - JANUARY 22, 2013

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PLEASE JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK FOR MY OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH JANUARY 22, 2013 

 

AWAKENINGS FROM THEN 'TIL NOW

EMBRACE THE PAST, EMPOWER THE PRESENT, ENRICH THE FUTURE

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This is America’s story. . . your story in poetic verse for inspiration toward understanding the sacrifices made in establishing and maintaining America's freedom.

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This is America’s story. . . your story in poetic verse for inspiration toward understanding the sacrifices made in establishing and maintaining America's freedom.

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Ratan Kaul's Blog » Launch Of The Novel And Sharing Thoughts On Seeding Of The Story

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Ratan Kaul is an author with a history mind-set that often gets influenced by visits to the historical places and monuments.

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Authorhouse From Barren Rocks...to Living Stones by Magee, Jon [Paperback] - Books & Magazines - Books - Biographies

Authorhouse From Barren Rocks...to Living Stones by Magee, Jon [Paperback] - Books & Magazines - Books - Biographies | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
Authorhouse From Barren Rocks...to Living Stones by Magee, Jon [Paperback] null at Sears.com
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From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story. The unique style of using the journey back to England as a frame to tell the deeper story is proving to be a great enticement to those of East Anglia as their acts of kindness are revealed.

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Local author draws inspiration from gardening : Home & Garden

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An avid gardener, Linda Tsoutsouris created and maintained elaborate perennial gardens, vegetable gardens and rose gardens at her home in Valparaiso.
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Different people are drawn to different genres for different reasons. This one caught my eye from its cover design to its descriptive summary. Not sure of its substance but the only way to find out is to just simply read it!

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All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in 2013

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This year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining.

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Thank you, Marilyn, for adding your tributes for additional books. It is difficult for all books to be listed but your insight is important and encouraged!

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Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:47 AM

Significant omission here include Jim Butchers next Harry Dresden book, Kevin Hearne's hunted (due out in June), Kim Harrison's Ever After (Jan. 22) and a lot more. I know we all have different taste, but still ... these are well regarded and popular writers and should not be omitted. Yet, I am posting this because we all need hints and what might be worth reading.

 

I got Memory of LIght on its release day. Anyone who has finished it already sure is a fast reader! This is a long, very complicated book, tieing up the ends of all the books that went before, which were also long and complicated. I don't think speed reading is the way to go on this one!

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Resources

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Hello everyone.  Thanks for visiting my page.  Listed below are some of the items we have for your review and pleasure.  Enjoy. Yves In There Is No Gray In Moral Failure: A Practical Guide In Preve...

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The title sells itself...no GRAY in this read!

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There is no gray and this is a MUST read for everyone.

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From Barren Rocks . . . To Living Stones: Jon Magee: 9781434381491: Amazon.com: Books

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From Barren Rocks . . . To Living Stones [Jon Magee] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story.
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Having lived in many countries has allowed Jon to experience many of the milestones of late 20th Century history. As a result, his writing presents riveting stories.

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54 Year-old Man Dies from Over-Active Imagination, News at Ten…

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I will hold my hand up and say that the one thing that has never changed about me is my highly over-active imagination. I was born with it, and despite my most valiant attempts to get it to “grow up” it steadfastly refuses to change. The other night, for example, I was just drifting off in my (at the moment) empty house when…just outside my first floor window…I heard a noise that sounded like a brain munching zombie was in my front yard.*You know the sort of noise I mean, that arrrhhh sort of growl that they make in all the best zombie apocalypse films*

 

My heart galvanised itself into frenetic action, first by jumping up into my throat and then threatening to burst as the beating of the damn thing went off the f***ing chain. My imagination, already working overtime just on the zombie alone, started going through the house and counting the number of glass windows in the house and the big glass doors at the back of the house. Which are behind a fence, thank God, and…damn it the gates not locked because the all the damn rain we’ve been having has caused the wood to swell up!

In the very brief moments where I felt sure that I was going to have heart attack number two, I did not see my life flash before my eyes. I did see one of the better known English news anchor’s looking solemnly into the camera and saying,


“54 Year-old Man Dies from Over-Active Imagination, News at Ten…

This little scenario snapped me out of my panic driven reverie and allowed me the time to actually listen properly to the “zombie growl” that seemed to be in my front garden. As my heart beat slowed, I strained to hear the growl again. I was rewarded by the sound emanating from within the bedroom versus the front garden, but, the sound was kind of far away to be in the same room. It didn’t sound right. Despite the nearness of the growl it was too muted to be coming from in the bedroom.

 

As I sat up in bed, I heard it once more. This time it was a bit louder and seemed to be in the bed with me. I sat on the edge of the bed and pondered this (while looking over my shoulder warily in case I found a zombie sharing my bed) when the sound made itself known once more. Only this time, wide awake and a lot more “with it,” I realised that the zombie was in my tummy.

My stomach was growling; loudly and insistently it sounded just like a slightly quieter version of a zombie’s brain munching growl. Obviously, my state of “semi-sleep” could not recognise the sound and my over active imagination did the rest. Of course, the fact that it was night-time (half one in the morning to be exact) and that I was alone in the house for the first time in over a year, helped to fuel my, still, over active imagination.

 

I got up and had two croissants with Proactive cholesterol reducing spread and strawberry jam. This had the desired effect of making me feel sleepy again and I went back to bed. The rest of the night was pretty much eventless, except for the odd (and I do mean odd) dream.

 

It makes me think of an episode that occurred when I was 8 years-old. My brother, who had made his entrance into the world a year previously, was in his cot and sleeping, said cot had several rows of wooden beads on a thick wire that could be moved. Sort of like a giant baby abacus.

 

The rest of the family, Mom, Dad and I were in the front room watching Get Smart. Now this show was a comedy. It starred Don Adams as a hapless and inept secret agent who, despite his obvious shortcomings, was the best spy in the world. *I did say it was a comedy* This particular episode had Adams and his sexy partner “99″ on board a fog covered ship where a man with a peg leg and a cane was murdering passengers on the ship.

 

The sound effects department did themselves proud on the sound of old Peg Leg crossing the wooden floor of the ship. It sounded like wood on wood and combined with the eventually accompanying creepy music, it really impressed the hell out of me. So much so, that when I took advantage of a commercial break to go quickly to the toilet, it obviously preyed on my overactive imagination to the extent that when I heard what could only be peg leg coming down the hall to kill me, I freaked out.

 

The noise that Peg Leg was making sounded like it was right outside the bathroom door. I stood transfixed and as rigid as a bronze statue. My vocal cords refused to work. When I tried to scream out to my parents but  all that came from my mouth were tiny croaking sounds. I kept trying though, for at least twenty more minutes. I would still be there if my Dad had not felt the urge to displace the Coke that he’d been drinking while watching the show.

 

It took him and my mother a further ten minutes to coax me into unlocking the door. They then had to explain to me that a) it was just a TV show, b) it wasn’t real and that Peg Leg did not exist, and c) the wooden sound I’d heard was my brother playing with the wooden balls on his cot. Neither I or my parents ever forgot that evening; me because it meant that I was no longer allowed to watch Get Smart until I was older and them because they found it hysterically funny.

 

As you can see, I’ve had a very over active imagination for some time now. Of course, I am able to calm myself down now as opposed to my parents having to do it. Which is a good thing considering that they live clear over the other side of the world, or at least the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and in the south. Sometimes though, it can be difficult to take charge of my elephantine imagination that seems to have Red Bull for blood and is capable of wiping an entire jungle out when it stampedes.

 

 

Still, I can do it and after the dust has settled I can laugh at it and wonder how on earth I can still have such a young imagination at such an advanced age. So just in case there comes a time that I cannot “calm the f**k down,” don’t be surprised if the news anchor where you live says, “54 Year-old Man Dies from Over-Active Imagination, News at Ten…

 

It will be me, the elephant will have won and I will be watching Get Smart somewhere in (hopefully) heaven and trying like hell to avoid old Peg Leg.

 

Peg legs cousin…

 

 

 


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Short stories can grab you just like a good book! This one hooks you from the start...did he die? Use your imagination!

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That's how you wind up a writer!

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Write on! Write on! Where imagination reigns, creativity is born.
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DANGEROUS TRADE, a fascinating tale, paranormal, romance, thriller, highly recommended by the Midwest Book Review.

DANGEROUS TRADE, a fascinating tale, paranormal, romance, thriller, highly recommended by the Midwest Book Review.

http://www.amazon.com/DANGEROUS-TRADE-ebook/dp/B005MUA13E/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1353513632&sr=8-5&keywords=steven+nedelton


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Books by Native Writers Key to Building Accurate Knowledge About American Indians

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Free Write Friday #9

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Kellie Elmore welcomes us back to Free Write Friday (FWF)! If you are not familiar with FWF, feel free to read Kellie’s intro.  Here is the FWF prompt for this week…an image to which we are to respond What does this bring to mind...

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The Book About Tony Chestnut - The Learning Station

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Destined to be a treasured favorite at home, in classrooms and at library story times.The much-loved children's song, Tony Chestnut, comesto life in an interactive, beautifully illustrated children's picture book with accompanying CD.

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Stand In Your Anointment This Too Shall Pass: RN Rev. Louise Malbon-Reddix; MPC: 9781622300242: Amazon.com: Books

Stand In Your Anointment This Too Shall Pass

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Stand In Your Anointment This Too Shall Pass [RN Rev. Louise Malbon-Reddix; MPC] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. 1 Corinthians 12:7-9 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
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Louise Malbon-Reddix relives as she shares the devastation, sorrow, pain and grief that followed the loss of her precious husband.

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Rest Stop: Ron Lemco: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

Rest Stop: Ron Lemco: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
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This is a great book that puts into perspective what could REALLY happen to any of us because it has already happened to some! The language is rough, the way difficult, the result frightening but isn't that life? You will find this book very compelling and hard to put down as you continuously anticipate what will happen next. Definitely ends with the thought, "When will there be a sequel?" Soon, I hope.

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They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference: Sandra McLeod Humphrey: 9781616144852: Amazon.com: Books

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An inspiring collection of brief biographies of 25 men and women who refused to conform to the societal beliefs and expectations of their time and, by stepping out and away from the crowd, they changed their world and ours as well.

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Fear!: Steven Nedelton: 9781461043102: Amazon.com: Books

Fear!

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Fear! [Steven Nedelton] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A novel based on historical and fictional events.
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Steven Nedelton takes you on a journey where the government controls everything, war is a constant reality, and no one can be trusted. Sound familiar?

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AudioFile: 20 20 - 20/20:December 2012

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Discover the World of Audiobooks

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Whether reading a book online, in hand, or by audio, it is still considered reading...water the mind quinching its thirst for knowledge! One never gets too old to learn!

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This is not an advertisement. It's AudioFile's best audiobooks of 2012 collection with links, pictures, and so on. If you are a serious listener, this is great stuff. See how many you're already read ... and how many you missed and want to read.

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Awakenings from Then 'Til Now

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Embrace the past, empower the present, enrich the future. You are not an isolated individual but a thread binding together with countless other threads to create a rich and colorful tapestry of life.
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Mark your calendars: Official release date - January 22, 2013

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Prologue

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My Prison Without Bars

Lightning coursed through the dimly lit room like a strobe light timed to the throbbing bass of a crowded nightclub. Thunder followed quickly, vibrating every brick and beam of the high-rise hotel. If I were to guess, I would say that the latter was what finally brought me into semi-consciousness. Dazed and confused, I surveyed my surroundings through the blurry viewfinder of my left eye. Lying face down on the bed with my head to the side and my arms numb, trapped by my body, my perception of everything around me and everything that had happened was skewed. Like the small notation at the base of my car’s side mirror, Objects aren’t as far away, or as close as they seem, I squinted my good eye and tried to make some sense of my surroundings. Depth perception, if not gone altogether, was at the very least severely impaired. The ability to assess, measure, and maneuver with any skill became quite limited.

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Taylor Fulks takes you on a journey. . .a journey through torturous, foreboding child abuse without the aid or understanding of her mother, continued abuse as a teen, mockery and non-acceptance until her knight in shining armor comes knocking at her door. Or, is he?

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linnieslittlebooks.com - My Books

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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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No better gift for a child than a book! Put a book in a child's hands and cherish the smiles!

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Are you thinking of starting a New Year’s resolution? Read # There Is No Gray In Moral Failure by Yves Johnson

Are you thinking of starting a New Year’s resolution? Read # There Is No Gray In Moral Failure by Yves Johnson. This book will give you a lot of good suggestions! It’s an Amazon 5-star review! http://christismysaviorministries.org or http://www.amazon.com/Yves-N-Johnson/e/B008GZ2UC2


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This author has it together...his suggestions are suggestions that should become your suggestions for others!

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Bridging the Book Gap: Because Income Shouldn't Determine Access

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Bridging the Book Gap: Because Income Shouldn't Determine Access...

 

In our Transforming Schools Together series, teachers affiliated with the Center for Teaching Quality invite us to re-imagine the very concept of school, and suggest small actions we can take to improve existing schools. 

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A SUITCASE MYSTERY: Steven Nedelton: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

A SUITCASE MYSTERY: Steven Nedelton: Amazon.com: Kindle Store...During World War II, Bendicks (Ben) Kalninsh, a child, would explore the tunnel of an abandoned mine with the hopes of finding a gun. He persistence pays off when he observes three soldiers, one an officer, carrying in some heavy cases and returning without them. Entering the tunnel to begin his search, Ben sets into motion actions that will haunt him later in life.

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Awakenings from Then 'til Now by Sharla Lee Shults | ISBN # 978-1-62024-731-0 | Tate Publishing

Awakenings from Then 'til Now by Sharla Lee Shults | ISBN # 978-1-62024-731-0 | Tate Publishing | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

New Release from Tate Publishing: Awakenings from Then 'til Now

 

Embrace the past, empower the present, enrich the future. You are not an isolated individual but a thread binding together with countless other threads to create a rich and colorful tapestry of life. From the far reaches of America’s past, we can all, in some way or another, connect to someone who set foot upon America’s soil looking for a land of promise. It is through laughter and tears that the yesterdays of centuries past paved the way for today’s future.

 

 

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