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Shannon Turlington
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Who would have thought that book reviewing was a dangerous hobby?
The internet market for books has become a hotbed of authors and reviewers behaving badly. Suzanne McGee, who cancelled her book-reviewing blog after an attack from a writer, urges a sensible approach
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America's libraries are more important than ever. From small towns to big cities, libraries continue to support community growth, education for all ages, new bu
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One Rioter on why she can't read without a pen nearby.
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Recommended Reading: Three Sequels

I don’t often read series. I don’t like commitment, at least when it comes to reading. I like one-night stands with lots of different authors. I don’t want to get tied down. So I surprised myself by reading not one, but three sequels in the past few…
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"The object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed." "Learning how to be a good reader is w
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Ever feel like completely disengaging from the world? I do after reading essays like this one. 
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I have another account that belongs to a group I do communications for, and I use it the same way, to keep up with news, authors, local events, etc. But I don't have a personal presence.
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A caution against self-publishing, with links...

I have a side job right now where I review “indie” books, which mostly means self-published books, although some small-press books are also thrown into the mix. Reading on average one self-published book a week for the past several months has made me very…
I have a side job right now where I review "indie" books, which mostly means self-published books, although some small-press books are also thrown into the mix. Reading on average one self-publishe...
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You wouldn't believe how many times I see this mistake in books I review. These are books the authors want you to pay money for. Most of the time it's with sentences like this: "He walked right passed me."
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There's incredible emphasis these days on how authors have more power and control than ever in deciding how and when to publish. And I am guilty of propagating this message far and wide. You can fi...
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Check out the first gay couple to marry in Dallas...they asked for a senior discount! #lovewins  
There was jubilation among supporters of same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court declared it legal in all 50 states. We've rounded up some of the best reactions.
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Compassion, thus, is a matter of orienting oneself toward the rest of humanity, implicitly requiring a transcendence of self-interest and egotism.
"Compassion... asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to infl
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A professional scriptreader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he...
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Freelance writer, editor and information specialist
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I have significant experience in developing and implementing Internet technologies, information systems and opensource software. My strengths are: writing and editing, especially technical writing, documentation and presenting information in a understandable way; planning, organizing and managing complex projects; and system analysis. My passions are using technology in innovative ways and finding creative solutions to problems, particularly in nonprofit and development work.
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Writer, reader, geek, cynical idealist.
Introduction

Doing a little freelance writing and a lot of reading. Follow me for lots of writerly and book-related links.

Bragging rights
I have published 18 books, including 2 on voodoo and 1 on monsters.
Education
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • NC School of Science and Mathematics