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  1. ProducerSandra Smith

    Sandra Smith

    What are you reading?
    What are you reading?I had some rare "alone time" this long weekend, so have been holed up in my girl cave glued to my Kindle. Here's what I've been reading:#1: The Widow - Fiona Barton I do like a good psychological thriller along the lines of 'Gone Girl' or 'The Girl...


    Paul Walters
    29/08/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Sandra Smith my finger has roamed over the 'purchase' button for Dan Lyon's start up novel several times but now perhaps I shall avoid it after your excellent review. I liked him as he writes for Silicon Valley which as you know has excellent dialogue. Anyway, thank you and here comes a shameless plug for someone who enjoys a good thriller. Next long weekend do try one of my thrillers...apparently they are not bad!!! Totally shameless!!!
  2. ProducerMobil Sohbet Odalari
    Sohbet Odasi ve Mobil Sohbet Odasi
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  3. ProducerMobil Sohbet Odalari
    Mobil Sohbet Odaları
    Mobil Sohbet OdalarıMobil Sohbet Duygu, düsünce, yaşananları dostça, arkadaşça konuşarak, mobil sohbet cihazları ile eğlenceli ve hoş vakit geçirmektir. Günliük ya da süregelenOlaylar ve durumlar, mobil cihazların ve cep telefonlarının sohbet ve arkadaşlık...
  4. ProducerNorm Goldman

    Norm Goldman

    Book Marketing Expert and Book Publicist Scott Lorenz Interviewed by Bookpleasures.com
    Book Marketing Expert and Book Publicist Scott Lorenz Interviewed by Bookpleasures.comBook Marketing Expert and Book Publicist Scott LorenzInterviewed by Bookpleasures.com Founder Norm GoldmanToday, Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and book...
  5. ProducerNorm Goldman

    Norm Goldman

    Comments From A Book Reviewer
    Comments From A Book ReviewerFor the past several years I have been reviewing books for my own site, Bookpleasures.com, as well as many other sites. As editor of Bookpleasures.com, I would like to make a few comments about book reviewing and what to expect, particularly from...
  6. David B. Grinberg
    A funny read for novelists and aspiring authors...
    cc: @Paul Walters
    David B. Grinberg
    The 21 Stages of Writing a Novel, From Crazed Inspiration to Prematurely Quitting Your Job
    www.bustle.com If you're reading the Books section of any given website, you've probably written a novel, thought about writing a novel, or sat through one too many brunches with friends who are working on their novels. (Unless you're just a voracious reader who...
  7. ProducerDeb 🐝 Helfrich
    Still Life with a Million Words
    Still Life with a Million WordsBooks are a Girl's Best FriendsActually, this image conveys almost a billion words for me. The most important is that Martha Beck is one of my favorite human beings, who happens to write the most life-affirming books.She is wise, funny, truthful,...


    Ella de Jong
    03/04/2017 #46 Ella de Jong
    #45 Hi Deb 🐝 Helfrich, finally here with a tiny answer .. I am such a "bad" reader over the last years :-(
    This is one of the BIG authors: Herman Koch -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Koch View more
    #45 Hi Deb 🐝 Helfrich, finally here with a tiny answer .. I am such a "bad" reader over the last years :-(
    This is one of the BIG authors: Herman Koch -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Koch
    she is also a big name: Connie Palmen-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connie_Palmen
    and I love the short animal story writer Toon Tellegen a lot -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toon_Tellegen
    smile, Ella Close
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    22/03/2017 #45 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #44 Thanks for giving me a glimpse of your teacher's world, @Ella de Jong. I am struck by the 'changing' frequency. I am certain that our impatience in the digital world is adding to our lack of focus in the physical world. And maybe young brains will adapt in ways I don't let comprehend, but it seems to me that we will hit a biological hard stop to this lack of attention in just a handful of years.

    I am really glad, though, that there is still a chance for the joy of turning pages to resonate, although I am resigned to their being a historical legacy at some point.... books are inefficient when it comes to weight and space and are very susceptible to water and insect damage, among other things.

    So, I'd love to be introduced to a contemporary Dutch writer of fiction, if you can point me in that direction.
    Ella de Jong
    17/03/2017 #44 Ella de Jong
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich#43 I can only tell you what I see happening while I'm the temporary teacher in class. I've been in 7 schools since February 1rst and what I saw was this: large differences in classes regarding children reading books, physical books. In classes where there are a lot of books, on places where the children have easy access, where there is serious 'taking care of / respect for' the books, in those classes I've seen a lot of children reading and enjoying it.
    In other classes there was time for reading but a lot of children didn't liked it and kept on 'changing' their book. "I don't like this one, I want to find an other one" and then hanging around the books hoping to have a chat with someone ..

    I've seen quiet a bit of schoolwork on tablets, but no reading books on their tablet, so I cannot say anything about that. My guess is they really like to turn the pages, see an actual book, feeling it, touching it. Being busy a lot of hours per day looking at a screen, only touching their tablet or the school laptop with their fingertips ... it's a very positive sensation to read and hold a physical book is my guess!
    At home I've spoiled my kids: they want to HAVE the books... None of us read e-books (certainly not the one Ive written :-) )
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/03/2017 #43 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #34 @Ella de Jong, I would love to hear your teacher's take on whether electronic books are lacking something when it comes to engaging youth, is there a richness in getting to turn a page. Or do they find screens and pixels as or maybe more captivating?

    I do certainly 'envy' the access that the digital formats provide. I only had access to the books physically present in my small town, I think I would be changed in some unknowable way if I'd had a broader access to online search functionality rather than definitively limited to the stroll through the stacks.
    Melissa Hefferman
    13/03/2017 #42 Anonymous
    #39 The feeling is mutual! One day I'll travel up the coast in my RV and we'll write a new page in our Life books. :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/03/2017 #41 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #33 I agree, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, books are a great way to celebrate life. I love that you remember the book that revealed true love to you. There are just so many for me, that it really is hard to even start to pull together a list.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/03/2017 #40 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #31 I sort of figured you would be a book person, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I'd would to see a virtual book club blossom in the hives, it is especially fertile ground for authors themselves to create a lot of deep engagement and a way for readers to participate with others around a book that means a lot. I hope to participate in a lot of discussions around books in the future.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/03/2017 #39 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #30 It is a gift that you are a central member of my virtual book club, @Melissa Hefferman. My life is richer for knowing you!
    Cyndi wilkins
    13/03/2017 #38 Cyndi wilkins
    #13 "I never had you tagged as one of the 'billion' sheep, Deb. I see you rather as a border collie, nipping at their heels and cajoling them to go in your direction."
    Excellent metaphor @Ken Boddie View more
    #13 "I never had you tagged as one of the 'billion' sheep, Deb. I see you rather as a border collie, nipping at their heels and cajoling them to go in your direction."
    Excellent metaphor @Ken Boddie...Deb is the sower of seeds...And it is Sowing Season;-)

    "Nothing gets so bad,
    A whisper from your father couldn't fix it.
    Your whisper's like a bridge, he's a river span."

    "Take all that you have,
    And turn it into something you were missing.
    Somebody threw that brick, shattered all your plans." Close
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    12/03/2017 #37 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #15 I don't know how many times I have had to backtrack a chapter or two, to refresh my recollection of a story @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, that is the wonder of getting lost in a tale. Love it!
    Chris Spurvey
    11/03/2017 #36 Chris Spurvey
    #35 Thanks so much @Deb 🐝 Helfrich :) I very much appreciate you.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/03/2017 #35 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #29 I have to say that your book falls in the category of one that I will turn to again and again, @Chris Spurvey. You weave a fantastic story that changed my relationship to sales in a major way. In fact, I am starting to work on partnering on a Business Development project - and Your Personalized Sales Plan was the first thing that came to my mind as I start to plan out my work stream.... I'd really recommend "It's Time to Sell: Cultivating the Sales Mind-Set" for anyone pivoting into a role that requires a healthy mindset towards sales!

    Ella de Jong
    11/03/2017 #34 Ella de Jong
    Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for reminding me of the importance of books and how I ALWAYS take picture books with me when I'm going to school and teach (for one day as a temporary teacher, like my current situation). I'm used to it, I'm not sure how many other teachers do the same :-)
    Even for the 12 year olds there are interesting, fun and beautiful warm picture books about emotions!
    I adore the book: "Rose and the midnight cat. by John Brown; Illustrations Ron Brooks" for it's story about jealousy and the beautiful fine art illustrations!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    11/03/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich aren't book's man's best friend. I remember my first book. The one that made me fall in love with reading. Pride and Prejudice By Jane. I loved the book so much and reading became a thing after that. I have alot of books that are up the loft cause nobody reads at home apart from me.And I'm not home. 🙄

    This emotions has a purpose video was such a great experience to watch you transform the book to reality. I love the idea of a emotions journal. I've gone back to the habit of writing a daily journal and it's going good so far. Thank you Deb. I look forward to our conversations.

    Finally Books help our celebrate our life So it can be well-lived. Stay awesome always.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/03/2017 #31 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I am a book lover and a definition of books as a girl's best friend is close enough to what books really mean to me. Although I don't read the life-affirming books, I enjoyed the video and find the whole concept of a virtual book club very interesting.
    What a great idea of a double buying some titles! Some of my books which I revisit often are pretty battered.
    Deb, I really enjoyed your excellent article that celebrates the art of reading.
    Melissa Hefferman
    11/03/2017 #30 Anonymous
    Virtual book club! Worlds within networks of articles and connections, love that descriptive thought. :)
    Chris Spurvey
    11/03/2017 #29 Chris Spurvey
    Love this Deb! Books decorate a well-lived life.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    11/03/2017 #28 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #27 Now you're Talking Heads!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/03/2017 #27 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #25 Well, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, nothing reminds me more of the bliss of reading & college than these 3 words in a row "Stop Making Sense" .....this ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/03/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #13 There may be a touch o' the Irish, @Ken Boddie, but mostly I descend from the land of the printing press - at least that is my excuse for being a kindle refusnik. I read ebooks on my monitor and type up notes and quotes, but 'reading' is something I cannot divorce from sitting in a comfortable position, most likely with a blanket around my feet, beverage at hand, book propped just so for easy page turning.

    Now about my flock..... I typically just do what I do, but when someone stops to ask for directions, they tend to realize I think pretty exhaustively about any position I care enough to espouse. I save the heel nipping for when someone tries to get the sheep all confused over specious claims, then I can run around and bring some clarity to the fields.

    And Producer could indeed be christened with the nom de plume 'virtual emotions journal' just between us and our hundreds of worldwide followers and hive-mates.
  8. ProducerStanford Pritchard
    SYMPHONY A Novel
    SYMPHONY A Novel.“Rainbow Music Background Means Stripes And Playing Instruments ” by Stuart Miles.Symphony is a novel consisting of about 30 untitled sections. The premise of the book was that I would let it take me wherever it seemed to want to go,...
  9. ProducerStanford Pritchard
    Simple Words
    Simple Words Simple words make simple swords To cut the knots of priests and lords  Who stand between the work of words  And what the work of words affords. .'Plumeria Leaves Isolated On White Background With Clipping Path' by satit_srihin at...
  10. ProducerStanford Pritchard
    The Conjugations of
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  11. ProducerEmpire Publishing
    Give the gift of Book Publishing - Christmas Special
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  12. ProducerEmpire Publishing
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  13. ProducerEmpire Publishing
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  14. ProducerEmpire Publishing
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  15. ProducerEmpire Publishing
    Amazon Cracks Down on Poorly Written Books
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  16. ProducerEmpire Publishing
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