The Mourning Hours is the story of a wrongly accused boy. Everyone turns their back on him, his life is ruined, and the truth only comes out when he is well into middle age. Then, everyone apologetically claims that they believed in him all along. The behavior of the community and those close to him…

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I saw a commercial for a new show on Fox called Wayward Pines. M. Night Shymalon is the executive producer, and although his films are generally pretty hit or miss with me, his involvement here piqued my curiosity. First things first, though – the series is based on a book trilogy, so in the last week…

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I came across Nathan Balingrud’s North American Lake Monsters on a Bookriot list titled “5 Books That Are Legit Nightmare Fuel,” by Rachel Weber. Conveniently, I had been in desperate need of some “nightmare fuel,” so to Amazon I went. I don’t know that I would label these stories as scary in a traditional sense, but they…

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The entire time I was reading The Bullet, I kept thinking, “This is just too good to be true.” It almost was, but the last fifty pages or so proved my original sentiment to be correct. The concluding chapters were just not what I had expected, and not in a good way. Something about the twisty…

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I struggled with this post. I struggle with thinking about it, putting it into words, and putting those words on paper. In black and white on my computer screen, they seem so much simpler, so much less of a big deal. But Alzheimer’s disease is a big deal. It affects about 5.5 million people in…

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  Title: Kushiel’s Dart Author: Jacqueline Carey Published: September 5th 2003 by Tor Fantasy Pages: 1015 Genre:Fantasy/ Young Adult / High Fantasy/ Adult/ Fiction/ Romance Series: Kushiel’s Universe #1 Kid Friendly Rating: 18+ Not for children Synopsis: The land of Terre d’Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels…

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This week’s budget idea might be a bit of a harder one for some, but once you’re able to see a fw possible ways to tweak your utilities-usage, you can be saving HUNDREDS of dollars a year that can be going toward things like vacations, down payments on large purchases, etc. Think about using a…

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Trolls of the Internet – these people are easily spotted but are not only within a particular demographic, can be in any culture, race, age, gender identification, economic position, belief structure, education level; you name it, a troll can fit into that category. They fall into one of four main categories:
The Seemingly Harmless Troll, The…

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For some silly reason, this has #1 stamped on it, but I assure you, it’s not. This is #7 in our Healthy Challenge. Healthy living isn’t about just eating apples and doing sit-ups. It is about living a wholly well-rounded life that is completely with mind, body, and lifestyle.

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Internet Trolls. How do we identify them? How do we spot them in action? How do we avoid the pitfalls, and how do we circumnavigate around these feral beings? Are you one? Chances are, we’ve all made a “one off” kind of vague post, or commented on a thread, knowing that we’re likely going to…

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This one is a simple, yet challenging creative idea! Sometimes, all we need is the basic start to get us going. We get so stuck in how we are doing a particular style of writing, genre, or even just the mindset, and need a bit of a push to get us to think outside of…

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How often are you opening your bills with a sense of dread? Are you due to pay more than you’re expecting? Perhaps it’s a good idea to see how efficiently you are using your utilities, and see where you can save money in the long run by doing things like adding weather stripping to your…

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