Submitted by Matthew Rhodes
Lives like raindrops falling into mud,
making rivulets of blood.
Unwasted, yet ungently blown; dashed and mixed and tossed and dropped,
then burned and baked to clay;
stretched tight in frozen screams.
Time, as in a century, will pass
and stir the mud; raise ears of corn
unnumbered like the raindrop lives
that cannot be remade.
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Happy Friday lovelies!
It has been a while since I have posted on awards. You all know how I love them! They brighten my day, and in turn, I get to pay them forward to brighten the days of others! I am so honored to be thought of by my amazing fellow bloggers! Thank you to each one of you who has ever nominated me, or has thought about nominating me. I appreciate each one of you and if I had the time, I would nominated every single one of you for every award!
So, as much as I love the awards, I have decided that I will slow down with them and eventually stop posting on them. I would like to give other blogs a chance to be nominated, and I am going to turn my Fridays in to Faerie Tale Fridays. I plan on reading and reviewing all…
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I’m thrilled to be one of the hosts of today’s stop on the blog tour for Whiteout, the latest in Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series. Translated by Quentin Bates, Whiteout is another great crime mystery published by Orenda Books. You can read my review below. (Be sure to check out the review by today’s co-host, Sharon at Shaz’s Book Blog.)
About the Book
Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the victim’s mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and the secrets of the…
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This is my stop during the book blitz for Rogue by S.A. Stephenson. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 13 till 19 November. See the tour schedule here.
As a rogue government official orders an alien attack on the Empire of America, two women must uncover the government’s dark truth and unravel the weave of lives that have spanned decades. They’ll learn why alien-human hybrids were created, and will need to master their own alien powers in order to survive.
Genetic testing on humans began during the Cold War, when ancient alien DNA was discovered in the artic. As super soldiers were created during the war, Americans soon began to create the first wave of alien-human-hybrids in preparation for…
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So in case you didn’t know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character.
IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let’s make this clear, I’ve never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that’s partly because there is actually so little of them and that’s a problem!
So when this sweet little book arrived from the publishers in the mail a few weeks ago I couldn’t contain my excitement because 1) MY FIRST PHYSICAL ARC and 2) A MUSLIM MAIN CHARACTER. I REPEAT. A MUSLIM MAIN CHARACTER. AGAHGAH, it was so impossible and surreal for me to finally, hopefully, see myself in a book.
And then from there, when I opened up this book, a lot of feelings came through. Some happy, and some gutted and some angry…
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What is Litsy? It’s a wonderful new-ish social media platform all about books: reviews, reading challenges and games, giveaways, etc. I recommend it to readers, but I especially recommend it to authors, because it’s high interaction and relatively easy to gain a following. To get a feel for how high and how easy, keep reading.
Last month, I started the #LitsyTips hashtag (on Litsy), and a bunch of Littens (yes, we call ourselves Littens) chimed in. This post is a cumulation of those tips, and in them, you’ll learn how to gain a following and interaction quickly. P.S. If you are a current Litten who follows back new users, add your @handle to the comments so that readers of this post know who to add to get started.
At the moment, Litsy is only available as an app on the iOS and Android operating systems. I’ll be your iPhone/iOS expert…
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Around 7 p.m. ET. tonight, Mr. Trump’s Twitter page mysteriously went missing!
Alas, this was just a brief respite as his account was reactivated eleven minutes later. He’s now back in fine form attacking Hillary, the DNC, and former FBI Director, James Comey.
Twitter issued a statement blaming the all too brief, yet glorious disappearance on an employee who had just finished their last day on the job.
Hmm… But was it? Was it really?