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Meow! The Pusheen Cat Blog

23 Aug

Are you A cat lover? Pusheen the cat is an animated web comic series created by Clare Belton. The quirky, heart-felt comic follows Pusheen doing everything from taking selfies to making cookies. Get a quick laugh to start your day and send one of these stickers to a friend.

http://www.pusheen.com/

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What Books Are Your Friends Reading?

27 Dec

Goodreads finds you books based on other user’s recommendations. See which books your friends are reading and track the ones that you reading too.

Goodreads let’s you:

  • See which books your friends are reading.
  • Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.
  • Check out your personalized book recommendations based on your literary tastes.
  • Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.

Share some of the new books you received over the holidays.
https://www.goodreads.com

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Novel Rank

27 Jun

Trying to figure out what book to buy? Whether you an author and you want to track your sales or you are a consumer looking for a good book, base your decision on book popularity. Novel Rank provides free Amazon Sales Rank tracking of book sales on Amazon, including Kindle Edition e-books and printed editions.

If you are an author, you can setup an account on Novel Rank to track your book sales. If you are a consumer you can see, the top ten lists of the best selling books on Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

http://www.novelrank.com/

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Blog Talk Radio: A Reader’s Dream

2 Apr

Looking for a good book? Blog Talk Radio is where readers and writers listen and connect. Listen as authors talk about their new creations and where readers can ask questions about their favorite characters.

Channels on Blog Talk Radio that may interest you:

  • Library Love Fest – Lively conversations for librarians
  • Romance Radio – Best authors in romance
  • The Beyond – Science Fiction authors and books
  • Book Girl Club – Book clubs from around the world
  • Top Shelf – Top selling authors are interviewed

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/

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Write a Novel in November

31 Oct

National Novel Writing Month is here.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

Do you write?

Do you Dream of writing the Great American Novel?

Starting at Midnight tonight you can start a month long race to the end of a Novel.

“National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.” From the NaNoWriMo website.

The Prize? Being able to say I wrote a novel this month. (You then have a whole year to edit and revise.)

The site allows you to upload your progress to share and track your progress. Message boards are active and Local groups get together and write through the month as well.

Good Luck

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

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Reader’s Digest Blog

7 Jul

When I was a kid my mom always had a copy of the Reader’s Digest lying around. After I was done folding the back of my Mad Magazine, I would occasionally open up an edition of RD and amazingly, I would always find something of interest. I really don’t read many physically-printed magazines anymore, except if I am waiting at the local barber or doctor’s office. The other day I opened up a Reader’s Digest to find that they now have a newly launched blog! The blog is work in progress, but I like it.

Reader’s Digest Blog
http://www.rd.com/blog

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Parenting, Inc

12 Jun

I was listening to a local radio show and heard the author Pamela Paul talking about her recent book Parenting, Inc. She made some great tips about how to be a good parent.

In the fast-paced world of the Internet, people are conditioned to want quick solutions to be big tasks. To be a good parent, a fast, easy solution is not always available. Learn how you can change the way you talk to your kids by browsing this author’s Blog.

http://www.pamelapaul.com/blog/

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Everything2

9 Jan

Everything2 claims that it’s “a collection of user-submitted writings about, well, pretty much everything.” Writers are continually submitting their rants on everything from Walter Matthau, Star Trek, Roman mythology, hockey penalties, Henry VIII, or the Bible to just name a few.

Do a search for your favorite topic and you are bound to discover something new!

http://everything2.com/

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Cliche Finder

21 Jan

Don’t put all your eggs in on basket! It looks like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Cliches are all around us. Sometimes you don’t even know you’re using one, or perhaps you’d like to incorporate a new one into your vocabulary. Get 10 random cliches or search for a specific one. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, and more fun than a toothache…

http://www.westegg.com/cliche/

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Government Sites Help

16 Sep

When I was a kid, I sent away for a free Government directory that was an incredible list of free services offered by Uncle Sam. I had to write my name neatly on a 5″ x 8″ card, put in the mail and wait 3-5 weeks for my catalog. Today that has all changed with the Internet, now I can just logon to the net and get even more information. Here is a listing of great government sites that I recently found in my local newspaper. The hub of all these sites listed below is the Federal Citizen Information Center website.

Federal Citizen Information Center
Find out information on cars, computers, education, employment, family, federal programs, food, health, housing, money, small business, travel, consumer help, protecting children, recalls, scam and frauds.
pueblo.gsa.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission
This is where you can find out about product safety and product recalls.
cpsc.gov

Caring For Aging Parents
Federal Trade Commission
Get up-to-date information on how to deter fraud against the elderly and long-term health care.
ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/services/apact/index.html

Protecting Children
Discover how you can control what information your children see.
ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/online/kidsprivacy.htm

Pension and Health Care
Find out tips on how to get the most benefits.
dol.gov/ebsa/publications/protecting_benefits.html

Air Travel
Learn how to travel efficiently.
airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/pubs.htm

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