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Four Ways to Continue Your Passion for Reading

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Any keen reader knows what it's like to have piles of books, many of which might even be unread for ages. You can't resist buying new tomes whenever you spot something that looks interesting. You might get rid of some if they don't interest you in the end, but a lot of them stick around because you enjoyed them and want to read them again. The problems arrive when you just can't seem to stop, and you only have a limited amount of space for your books. What should you do when you're running out of places to put all your favorite books? Make More Space If you've run out of space on your bookshelves for all your books, one option is to create more storage space. You might not be able to make your home bigger (although that is an option), but you can make better use of the

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Chapter One of Unresolved a cozy mystery by F.M. Meredith

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Rocky Bluff P.D. is underpaid and understaffed and when two dead bodies turn up, the department is stretched to the limit. The mayor is the first body discovered, the second an older woman whose death is caused in a bizarre manner. Because no one liked the mayor, including his estranged wife and the members of the city council, the suspects are many, but each one has an alibi. Copies may be purchased from Book and Table by emailing bookandtablevaldosta@gmail.com with a 10% discount and free shipping as well as all the usual places.   An Excerpt from Unresolved Chapter 1 The crumpled body lay on a concrete pad in front of one of the partially constructed beach-front condominiums. Despite the lingering fog, a passing jogger spotted the portly  remains and called the Rocky Bluff Police Department. The dispatcher contacted Detective Doug Milligan who headed there directly from his home. He

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Historical Fiction Novel too Closely Resembles Modern Day Politics, Corporate Corruption, Economic Greed

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Sometimes, we don't always get what we want. At least, not right away. Meet a heroine who lost it all - family, friends and her life at she knew it. However, she decides to do battle against her enemy for a chance to regain what was once hers. Book Synopsis – The Northeast Quarter   Do you want revenge or do you want your land back?” Winfield, Iowa. 1918. Colonel Wallace Carson, the ruler of a vast agricultural empire, asks Ann Hardy, his ten-year-old granddaughter, and eventual heir, to promise she will safeguard The Northeast Quarter, the choice piece of land from which the empire was founded.  Ann readily accepts – little knowing what awaits her.  When The Colonel is killed unexpectedly the same afternoon, the world around Ann and her family begins to fall apart. Against the background of America sliding from a post-war boom into The Great Depression,

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Write the Book You Want to Read but Can’t Find – guest post with Bruce Edlen, author of Jazz Mergirl

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Titled Jazz Mergirl, The True Story of Jazz Jennings, a Transgender Girl Born in a Boy’s Body this is the biography of Jazz Jennings, well-known teen activist and star of TLC’s I Am Jazz TV docuseries. In 2014, Jazz was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the world's "25 Most-Influential Teens,” an honor she shares with Malala Yousafzai. The book’s profits are being donated to support Jazz’s charitable foundation TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation   About Jazz Mergirl   Jazz Mergirl is the compelling true story of a transgender girl born in a boy’s body. It tells how Jazz Jennings and her family navigated the challenging road to transition her into the bright, beautiful, lovely teen she is today. It is also the story of Jazz’s courage and determination in speaking out to the world about being transgender. She urges those who are “less understanding” to become more accepting of

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Soul Sale: A Rude Awakening Book Excerpt

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About Americus Dotter Americus Dotter was an ovum donor for many fertility clinics across the United States including Yale University, and helped many couples achieve their goal of creating a family. Stem cell research and the ethics surrounding it are one of her primary concerns. Her book, Soul Sale, is the raw story of spiritual warfare that she experienced in 2008 following the birth of her own child. It is an example of "quantum psychiatry," a term that is gaining popularity and support in the psychiatric community. Quantum psychiatry is thought to be where spirituality and science meet to expose unproven realities. In a time where the transhuman agenda is beginning to appear in headlines, the ethics surrounding stem cell research must be discussed and unintended consequences of our knowledge should be examined. Amy Dotter successfully sheds light on these issues in a creative true story not like any ever

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Confessions of Love to Inspire those 60 years young

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About Confessions of a Geriatric Prom Queen This book explores what seems to be the last taboo in movies and TV. sensuality after sixty, The author describes her "coming of old age" adventures in a hilarious book of stories about dates on a clothing optional beach with a retired Royal Grenadier to a movie shoot with an amateur director, to a real romance with a late-in-life true love. She hopes to inspire the older crowd to drop some of their inhibitions and get more enjoyment out of life after sixty and also give younger readers something to look forward to in the future.   Lila: When I told my friends I was writing a book about senior sex, they thought I meant a book for high school seniors. “Not exactly,” I blushed and went on to explain that my true romance stories were about men and women past sixty. They

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Trusting God to Restore Whatever You Lose and Forgiving People Who Cause You Pain – Teera: A Life Of Hope and Fulfillment

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A glowing life that was destined to be great turns into a horrific nightmare. Devastated by loss and disfigured Teera must endure and carry on for her children. My guest author Teera de Fonseka shares her spirit for life and her memoir that life after tragedy is possible. According to a reviewer Aisha she states that even though many of the events in the book were horrific, the writer kept the tone hopeful. She loves that the end of the book speaks of forgiving people who cause you pain but, also not giving up on life and trusting that God is able to restore whatever you lose. About Teera: A Life of Hope and Fulfillment Teera’s life was beautiful. Having grown up in the splendor of a beachside paradise, Teera settled down in a good home with the love of her life and their two gorgeous children. Filled with love,

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Action, Adventure, Deception and a Presidency Gone Wrong in False Pretenses

About False Pretenses A stolen election. Domestic terrorism. Extortion. Once in power, and consumed by greed, Pete Reeves will stop at nothing to have more of both. It's a non-stop race around the world to prevent the President from going to war to further his own ambitions. Politics takes one unexpected turn after another in "False Pretenses," the new political thriller by Scott Kramer. Purchase False Pretenses at Amazon Book Information Author: Scott R. Kramer Publisher: Eagle Ridge Press Genre: Political Thriller #of Pages: 360 Publication Date: April, 2015 Amazon Price: Kindle: $5.99 Amazon Price: Paperback: $14.95 False Pretenses Excerpt One “Well, it all comes down to tonight,” said the anchorman at the country’s #1 rated TV network. “After more than a year of campaigning, criss-crossing the country, kissing babies and shaking hands – this is it. “The polls are open all around the country, and getting ready to close

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The Ghosts of Petroglyph Canyon

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About The Ghosts of Petroglyph Canyon School is out for the summer and Pablo Perez, his sister, Pia, and their cousin, Kiki Flores, visit the Bar-7 ranch in New Mexico. The young Missourians have come to help their Uncle Antonio with the annual cattle roundup. Uncle Antonio introduces his nephew and nieces to hundreds of primitive petroglyphs that have been chiseled into the walls of a nearby canyon. Sadly, looters are routinely excavating the ancient drawings with high-tech rock saws. Uncle Antonio believes the looters are selling the glyphs. Pablo, Pia, and Kiki are determined to put a stop to the looting, and that’s when the adventure begins. Read Chapter 1 on Amazon Purchase the book on Amazon, if you want to read it now. Save Save

In the Spotlight: The Book of Zev’s Marilyn Horowitz

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The Book of Zev is a political thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. After a bitter divorce, Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine. Independently, the two consult the same psychic who inadvertently sends Sarah Zev’s session tape. When Sarah contacts Zev to pick up the recording, a series of events forces them to connect with a powerful terrorist in order to thwart his plans to destroy the UN and Israel. Click here to read an Excerpt of The Book of Zev Pre-order from Amazon   [caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignleft" width="276"] Marilyn Horowitz[/caption] Marilyn Ida Horowitz is

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