Daily Archives: September 11, 2013

In Stonycreek the Flowers Blow—Honoring Those Lost on 9-11

Great poem by Kristen Lamb to remember our american friends who lost their lives on 9/11.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Today is always a hard day for me, as I’m sure it is for many others who suffered far worse. Every year, I have nightmares, can’t sleep and spend most of every September 11th crying if I stop long enough to think. At first, I wasn’t going to blog, but then I thought back to one of my favorite poems, In Flander’s Fields. Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote the poem after presiding over the funeral of a friend lost in WWI in The Second Battle of Ypres.

I loved the poem so much, I committed it to memory. I was eight years old.

This morning, I couldn’t get the verses out of my head, thus please forgive me. I took some creative liberty with the original poem in hopes of honoring those lost on 9-11. I’m no poet, but maybe this can be a little bit of…

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Stop Author Abuse!

Well said!

The BookChick

http://www.rockofthecoast.com/razor/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Internet_Troll1.jpgI am making this post as a public service announcement. I just want to encourage all of my fellow readers and bloggers who are Goodreads members to disengage from attacking authors on the site. In the past couple of days, I have seen several Facebook posts by authors of different genres who have mentioned being attacked by readers. ‘Readers’ are one-starring pre-released books or dive bombing every book the author has ever written with one-star reviews. Why? Because these ‘readers’ feel as if the author has made some reprehensible infraction against the world of literature as a whole *eye roll*. I know…dramatic, right? But sadly, it’s true. The internet trolls have now taken up residence on Goodreads. They are pollinating the site with their vitriol against authors and fellow readers who might support the author or their book(s). At some point, we as a community of readers and authors…

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Wordless Wednesday (Sept 4)

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WWW Wednesdays (Sept 11)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Elixir (Covenant, #3.5) Apollyon (Covenant, #4)Recently Finished: Elixir (covenant # 3.5) and Apollyon (covenant # 4) by Jennifer L Armentrout. Both were awesome. Reviews to be posted soon.

Shine (Shade, #3)Currently Reading: Shine (shade #3) by Jerri Smith-Ready. I have just started it but have loved the series so fare. Will post a review when completed.

Next for me?

I’m not sure but these are the one’s I have had my eye on! I think I will stick with the sequels until I am caught up.

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Origin (Lux, #4)

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh mafi

Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!