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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • An Author Interview with Moira Greyland Peat by Tamara Wilhite

    07/31/2019 4:11:18 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | July 29th, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    ďThe Last ClosetĒ was written by Moira Greyland. Sheís the daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of ďThe Mists of AvalonĒ and Walter Breen. It is Marion Bradleyís book from which the book title is drawn. ďThe Last Closet: The Dark Side of AvalonĒ is equal parts autobiography and true-crime thriller with a tragic sprinkling of the history of science fiction fandom mixed in.
  • Intersectionality in Action: Gun Ownership and Women's Political Participation

    07/28/2019 12:08:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    Results Gun‚Äźowning women exhibit levels of political participation about gun policy and a greater willingness to engage in political discussions about gun control than nonowning women. We also find greater levels of political engagement among gun‚Äźowning women on measures of participation not related to gun policy.
  • Major Library Association Conference Featured Training on ďCommunity ResistanceĒ to Drag Events

    07/22/2019 6:04:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | July 20, 2019 | Activist Mommy
    Our public libraries have been taken over by liberal ideologues and nowhere has this been more evident than at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference held last month in Washington DC. The worldís largest library conference, attended by 21,460 people, featured over 100 workshops with the theme ďequity, diversity, and inclusion.Ē As you would expect, these workshops included topics such as Drag Queen Storytimes, LGBT issues, non-traditional families, minorsí ďrightsĒ to privacy, and gender confusion. According to The Federalist, ďPolitically charged talks and workshops like these formed at least one-third of the conference offerings.Ē Of all the different themes...
  • the program Campfire for writers

    07/16/2019 1:18:02 PM PDT · by txnativegop · 8 replies
    today | Me
    I need advice on the Program Campfire for writers. Is it compatible with Apache Open Office? And is it any good for organizing data for a book?
  • FReeper LS On Air With Charles Heller

    07/14/2019 11:22:14 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 7 replies
    Click "Listen live" at for the next hour and 1/2 but if you want to hear the podcast go to and click "Recent Shows" where it will most likely be posted by this evening. If you see this in time the number to call to speak to LS is call in line 520 790 2040.
  • Amazon Books: A New Chapter in Censorship?

    07/09/2019 8:42:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 9, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    If Amazon wants to sell books, maybe it ought to stop banning them! The company, which doesn't mind profiting from pornography, apparently does mind offering help for sexual confusion. After pressure from a single LGBT activist, the mega-retailer has decided to pull a series of titles from authors who once identified as gay. Now, a growing chorus of Americans is pressuring Amazon to stop the censorship. "These books have been life-saving instruments to some who have been struggling to find hope," Ethan Martin, who used to live as a gay man, told LifeSiteNews. "In taking these resources away, Amazon has...
  • Bifocals, Belts and Books

    07/05/2019 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 9 replies
    This episode shines the spotlight on some individuals, companies and other organizations who have looked beyond the "bottom line."
  • Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

    06/28/2019 10:39:46 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 27, 2014 | David Streitfeld
    ...For much of the last year, mainstream novelists were furious that Amazon was discouraging the sale of some titles in its confrontation with the publisher Hachette over e-books. Now self-published writers, who owe much of their audience to the retailerís publishing platform, are unhappy. One problem is too much competition. But a new complaint is about Kindle Unlimited, a new Amazon subscription service that offers access to 700,000 books ó both self-published and traditionally published ó for $9.99 a month. It may bring in readers, but the writers say they earn less. And in interviews and online forums, they have...
  • Steve Dunleavy, RIP

    06/25/2019 3:44:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 25 June 2019 | Rod Dreher
    They honest-to-God donít make them like Steve Dunleavy anymore: Steve Dunleavy, the hard-hitting, hard-drinking journalist who helped define The New York Post as a crime reporter, editor and premier columnist, died Monday at his home on Long Island. He was 81. The cause was unknown. ďSteve Dunleavy was one of the greatest reporters of all time,Ē said Rupert Murdoch, owner of The Post. ďWhether competing with his own father in the famous Sydney, Australia, tabloid wars, or over the last 40 years in New York, Steveís life story is littered with great scoops. He was much loved by both his...
  • omg this is so embarrassing

    05/25/2019 2:24:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    ace of spades blog ^ | May 25, 2019 | ace
    Al Gore's Masculinity Adviser Naomi Wolf wrote a book about "forbidden love" or whatever. A central claim of her book is that people were executed in England for sodomy as late as the 1830s. She bases this on seeing the words "death recorded" on a number of sodomy cases. It turns out "death recorded" doesn't mean that the prisoner was executed, but that the possibility of a death sentence was noted, and then the judge pardoned them. This is the central claim of her book and she didn't bother to look up the meaning of the phrase. She just... guestimated....
  • Stop Rejoicing in Natasha Tynes' Downfall

    05/16/2019 4:50:03 PM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    Substack ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ron hogan
    Last week, Natasha Tynes complained about a public transit employee eating on a train. Of course, thatís not all she did, or I wouldnít be writing this installment of the newsletter about her. She also took a picture of that employee with her smartphone, then posted it to Twitter, and tagged the womanís employers, wanting to know what they intended to do about it. And, for a while, it looked like the Washington, D.C., public transit authority was going to take Tynesí complaint seriously. The social media world, however, had other ideas, and by the end of the day, Tynes...
  • Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black

    05/15/2019 10:03:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2019
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black, who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent 3-1/2 years in prison. Black, 74, a Canadian-born British citizen, once ran an international newspaper empire that included the Chicago Sun-Times, Britainís Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post. ďLord Blackís case has attracted broad support from many high-profile individuals who have vigorously vouched for his exceptional character,Ē the White House said in a statement announcing the pardon. It said Black had made ďtremendous contributions to business,Ē had written books on history and...
  • Victor Davis Hanson Makes ĎThe Case for Trumpí

    05/13/2019 12:36:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 13, 2019 | Rob Bluey
    Victor Davis Hansonís new book, ďThe Case for Trump,Ē chronicles the successes of Americaís 45th president as only the prolific Hoover Institution scholar could. A columnist for The Daily Signal, Hanson recently spoke to me about the book, his concerns about Californiaís future, and the demise of the Never Trump movement. Our full interview is available on The Daily Signal Podcast or on video. A lightly edited transcript is below. Rob Bluey: Letís start with your book. Itís a fascinating read. I want you to tell us why you chose to write it. Victor Davis Hanson: Iíve asked myself that....
  • New "Children's" book uses Alinsky's tactics to educate about "global warming."

    05/12/2019 8:46:24 AM PDT · by cob201 · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/11/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Former Bill Maher writer, Evan Sayet, creates a children's book -- illustrated by AF Branco -- that eviscerates in rhyme an color all of the Leftist doomsday scenarios of the past fifty years.
  • Iran needs to be stopped! But, how could it be carried out?

    05/11/2019 11:45:46 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 36 replies
    May 12, 2019 | hassan.mahmoud
    The United States announced that designated Iranís Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). There were some opinions about new events. Some have argued that there is going to be an escalation of relations between the United States and Iran because of the Trump administrationís decision to designate the IRGC. However, this may not be the case at all when we consider past events and how Iran responds to different kinds of pressures and policies. History teaches us some lessons on this. We need to study the history of these mullahs to find out some facts...
  • Barbara Bush wrote letter to Melania Trump after election, new biography reveals

    05/07/2019 11:40:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Today ^ | March 27, 2019 | Eun Kyung Kim
    The former first lady reached out to Melania Trump to welcome her to a ďvery exclusive club,Ē but notably did not vote for her husband. Barbara Bush didnít vote for Donald Trump, but two weeks after he won the presidential election, she sent his wife, Melania, a warm letter welcoming her to ďthe First Ladies very exclusive club.Ē An upcoming biography about Bush reveals details of the note she penned to Melania Trump as the incoming first lady faced intense speculation about when she would move her family to Washington from New York ó or whether she planned to move...
  • What are the steps to impose the maximum pressure on the Government of Iran?

    05/06/2019 1:51:50 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 8 replies
    May 06, 2019 | hassan.mahmoud
    Studding internal conditions of the Iranian society and the Iranian Regime remarks that the regime is feared of a new destructive uprising like what it witnessed in previous years. Both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin have imposed crushing sanctions on Tehran for its role as the worldís ďmost active state sponsorĒ of terrorism. These groups have "the greatest influence and the most far-reaching network outside IranĒ, according to the Hudson Institute, but are also the greatest threat to the Iranian Regime. Meanwhile, the NCRI office released a 194-page report about the role played by...
  • Moma's Chicken Soup - A Parable About Modern America

    04/28/2019 5:18:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 28apr19 | Editorial Staff
    Credit to Rush Limbaugh who gave me the inspiration to write this. This was inspired by his invaluable writings in his Rush Revere series of children's books . Please enjoy. A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse that illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. A parable is a type of analogy.< -WikipediaÔĽŅ This is the story about Moma and her amazing soup. You see, while everyone else was making chicken...
  • "The White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling, and response poems, streamlined and proofread.

    04/24/2019 9:57:34 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    April 24, 2019 | re_tail20
    I like taking old classics and streamlining them and applying modern spelling and proofreading standards to them. One can see them in a new, fresh light that way. In the past, on Free Republic, Iíve done it with the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and George Washingtonís Rules of Civility. Now, Iíve done it with Rudyard Kiplingís ďThe White Manís BurdenĒ as well as several responses to it. As I did with the above three, Iíve taken their original poetry structure and reassembled it into normal sentences. ďThe White Manís BurdenĒ takes up only five sentences, but it...
  • All Summer in a Day (Full Text) by Ray Bradbury

    04/18/2019 4:55:21 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 18APR19 | Editorial Staff
    This is the full text of the Ray Bradbury story "All Summer In A Day". If the illustrations and micro-videos are not loading properly please kindly refresh your browser. ALL SUMMER IN A DAY By Ray Bradbury "Ready?Ē "Now?" "Soon." "Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it?" "Look, look; see for yourself!" The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun. It rained.