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The Other Car

25 March 2015 03:15 (GMT)

James Oleson is beginning to see everything in perfect duplicate - two identical models of cars which are the same down to scuff marks and license plate, two old philosophy books with the same torn pages and inscription in old ink, and twin mail men. Is he losing his mind, or experiencing the birth of a new alternate reality via binary fission?
Jump into The Other Car by Paul Levinson ... slipstream, new weird, short story, parallel worlds aborning 
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Auto Cento - Your writing used in a whole new way

21 March 2015 20:21 (GMT)

I've designed this tool that I think we could have a lot of fun with. It was originally created for David, as a birthday present, and takes the format of Cento stories that you can read about in his book Tag.

The easiest way to explain it is probably just to show you:
http://bookhippo.uk/cento/

As you can see, it picks sentences from published books and glues them together to try and make a new story. Admittedly, it generates a certain degree of nonsense, but it sometimes comes up with real gems.

Have a play and let me know if you would like me to add your books.

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JooRevoo: Can I Kiss Her Yet? by Tony James Slater

20 March 2015 18:56 (GMT)

Can I Kiss Her Yet?: A True Tale of Love, Marriage... and Camels by Tony James Slater

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This book does exactly what it says on the cover. It is the tale of Tony and Roo's wedding. Now that might sound a bit soppy ..... but once you find out what Tony wears, well you can never unknow that.

If you haven't read any of TJS's books yet, first off why haven't you? Second, you might not "get" this one. Having read the first 3 books, this one might seem a bit soft. There's not an awful lot of danger from dangerous creatures, situations, actions. Well not compared to the others. But knowing Tony and Roo more than I know some of my own friends and family (well that's what it feels like now) it was nice to read about them doing things that normal people do. Kind of.

Once good thing about these books being a person's real life, is that you can look them up on Facebook and see the pictures (His family are not afraid to show the worst pictures of Tony) And another good thing about this being real life is that we still have Asia to look forward to.

In summary, this is not quite the most exciting of the 4 books, but it is still a 5 star read.

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Why South Africans really pirate

20 March 2015 16:26 (GMT)

Although this isn't primarily about books, they do come into it. Interesting that some see pirating as a form of advertising. I'm sure this applies to a lot of other countries as well.

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Kindle voyage 2?

19 March 2015 13:40 (GMT)

I am considering purchasing a kindle voyage...is it worth waiting for the newer version voyage 2 which I believie is out later this year? has it got many extra features?

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Review of From the Streets of Kathmandu

16 March 2015 03:45 (GMT)

My review of from the streets of Kathmandu :
The authenticity and heartbreaking honesty of Basu Rai’s voice is remarkable. He sweeps the reader into a painfully illuminated, often desperate world - whether writing from the point of view of a small child who is thrust into a hostile, predatory environment or from the perspective of the social activist he miraculously survives to become.

Imagine what it would be like to walk out the door of your childhood home forever at the age of four, with no destination, your father dead and your mother missing. Imagine being beaten senseless by a gang on your first night sleeping out in the open, until one of the tough boys discovers his conscience and takes you to the hospital. Imagine a doctor asks for your name and you have no idea what it is.

This little Nepalese boy, having been called ‘son,’ by his father, knew his dad was a “Rai’ and his mother a ‘Basu.’ And so Basu Rai christens himself and takes his first step in creating an identity out of virtually nothing.

What follows is a story, that if it were not so vividly told, one might find hard to believe. How was it possible for people to be so cruel to this small child – to refuse him food until he was forced to steal, and when he finally obtains work, to mistreat him so badly that he is much better off thieving on the street?

What this reader finds even more astounding is that somehow Basu’s spirit remains intact. As he puts it, “Just as we develop a colourful picture out of a dark negative roll, so does the brightness unroll from the darkness of desperation.” This is wisdom earned at the highest of prices and it fills the pages of this remarkable narrative.

I will not give away what happens to change Basu’s life forever, when at the age of nine, he is brutally attacked and left at death’s door. But I will say that you will cry tears of joy.

To learn more, you will need to read From the Streets of Kathmandu. More than a book, it is a genuinely unforgettable experience.

Highly Recommended.

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"No Man's Land" by Michael Califra free through 29. March, 2015

27 March 2015 01:43 (GMT)

It was a beautiful dream, as compelling and just as any in history – yet unattainable. Realizing it meant overcoming entrenched ideological and political divisions that had split a city and the world for half a century. Then it happened, overnight and without warning. And nothing would ever be as it was before. 

Berlin, 1989. Richard, an expatriate American, is working a profitable yet “pointless” job selling software for a small U.S. firm in West Berlin. Among his companions are Katarina Weber, a married mother whose hedonistic escapades help distract Richard from the emptiness of his existence; Knut Heino, a theology student who considers work the consequence of original sin and aims to avoid it by entering the priesthood; and Klaus, a former East German border guard who fled over the Wall and could never adjust to life in the West. Stranded in the isolated enclave of West Berlin without the means to leave, Klaus asks Richard for a favor that requires an excursion to the East German capital. There he meets Traudi Franzke, a young nurse addicted to the Communist ideals inherited at an early age from her father. The relationship that ensues between Richard and Traudi, separated from reality by the notorious concrete border, exposes hopes long since betrayed but clung to, nevertheless. Throughout that momentous year, Richard straddles the two distinct worlds of East and West Berlin until events send them careening toward a collision, completing a journey from an age of ideologies to the "end of history." 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Mans-Land-Michael-Califra-ebook/dp/B00K1HTFOY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427420229&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+califra

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free book promotion

26 March 2015 16:29 (GMT)

My book 'The Killing of Mummy's Boy' - a psychological thriller set on the Isle of Wight is free on Kindle for 2 days - 27th & 28th March.  Enjoy.   Joan Ellis, author

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Interesting Kindle books you will love

22 March 2015 11:48 (GMT)

Pie Cookbook: 25 Fantastic Recpies for Delicious Homemade Pie
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V1O085G/

Diy Homemade Shampoo: 23 Amazing Herbal Shampoo Recipes That You Can Make at Home
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V0OLFTK/

Body Language:  Learn to Read the Behavior of People and Understand Their Intentions
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V17KZJM/

The SHTF Stockpile: What You Need on Hand to Survive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PWFNFZK/

Emotional Intelligence: 25 Ultimate Tips for Gaining Control Over Your Emotions and Becoming a Boss of Your Thoughts and Behaviour
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMTUP8I/

Steve Jobs: Awakening Lessons from Steve Jobs for Unlimited Success and Development of Infallible Leadership Skills
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TBFNFEI/

DIY Projects: 22 Surprisingly Useful DIY Projects For Your Home And Everyday Life
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R7R995Q/

Toddler Learning Games: The Best Creative Learning Games & Activities For Your Toddler
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R573I00/

Strength Training For Beginners: Lose Your Weight and Start Looking Fit and Sexy with a 20 minute Daily Training
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TBNBUJ2/

Prepper's Hacks: 55 Amazing Safety Survival Hacks
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TCV8L36/

Soap Making Box Set: A Beginners Guides for Home Making Delux Natural Soaps from Scratch
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TY4YFCW/

Survival Pantry Box Set: Beginners and Advanced Guides with New and Modern Tips on Food and Water Storage, Canning and Preserving
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U0LF3J2/

Jewelry Making: Jewelry Making Instructions to Easily Create Beautiful Pendants, Bracelets, Earrings, and Necklaces
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U0FR8AA/

Dog Training Box Set: 55 Essential Skills and Disastrous Mistakes For Training Your Dog With Obedience Training, Crate Training, Potty Training And Barking
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Marathon Training Box Set: Beginner's Guides For Running a Half and a 42.195 km Marathon
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Evernote Hacks: 22 Useful Hacks to Speed Your Performance and Upgrade Your Productivity  
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SEZCCYA/

Preppers Survival Box Set: 75 Super Easy Survival Tricks to Get You Ready for a Disaster in Dangerous Situations And in An Urban Environment
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How To Knit Box Set: Perfect Guides for Absolute Beginners with 50 Tips For Knitting PLUS Sample Photos, Unique Patterns and Clear Instructions
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U1VB80E/

Grow Fruit Indoors Box Set: Tips and Easy Methods for Effective Indoor Growing of the Fruits You Miss in Winter
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TXYJR12/

Accelerated Learning: The Guiding Principles of Accelerated Learning for Faster Learning, Better Understanding and Memory Improvement
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T81LAQU/

The Photographer's Eye: Capture Unique Photos
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q4QN7L8/

Bulletproof Diet Recipes: 18 Tasty Recipes To Boost Metabolism and Gain More Energy
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TE3GD0U/

Ketogenic Diet Plan Box Set: Supreme Guide for Becoming Fit Following a Simple Ketogenic Diet With Healthy Delightful Recipes
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U37SOKS/

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Like to read? Free Kindle books!!

21 March 2015 10:43 (GMT)

How To Make A Man Fall In Love With You: The 12 Steps That Will Make Him Madly Fall Head Over Heels For You and Stay With You
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Mindfulness: 23 Helpful Mindfulness Exercises for Life Without Stress and Worries 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UZSTV1Q/

Nutribullet: Be Radiant with Great Health and Look Younger: Healthy Drinks and Smoothies for Detox, Weight Loss, Anti-aging, and More!
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DIY Project Box Set: 40 Extraordinary Suggestions plus Practical and Functional DIY Projects on How to Improve Your Home and Save Money Doing It
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Prepper's Hacks Box Set: 80 Amazing Surviving Life Hacks That Every Family Can Use
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Warren Buffett: Remarkable Advice from Warren Buffet to Manage Your Work and Take Control Over Your Life
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Preppers Survival: Preppers Survival Guide with 13 Survival Tips to Survive a Financial Disaster. Get Ready for the Next Recession NOW!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P4JHT38/

Speed Reading: Learn How to Read Twice as Fast, and Understand Better
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S9PMQ64/

Body Language: Learn What the Person You Talk to Thinks About You Following His Non Verbal Body Language Signs
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SU6CNIS/

Guide for Busy Women: Speed Cleaning and Decluttering Your Home in Less Than 1 hour
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R9H73Q6/

Low Carb Recipes: 24 Quick, Delicious and Healthy Low Carb Recipes
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U3YKR1K/

DIY Projects: 19 Proven Household Tips and Projects To Enlarge Your Productivity, Manage Your Time and Save Bunch of Money
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Digital Photography: Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PCS8192/

Bulletproof Diet Recipes: 33 Delicious Recipes To Help You Lose Weight & Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TE82FS4/

Leadership: How to Lead Effectively in a Way People Will Follow
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PVKAAHW/

Potty Training Box Set: Two Ultimate Potty Training Guides To Fun and De-Stress Results In Just 3 Days
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TXWK55G/

Minecraft Handbook Box Set: Amazing Giudes with 101 Top Secrets and Outstanding Traps to Trick Players and Mobs PLUS Interior and Exterior House Design for Minecraft
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TZAB730/

How to Crochet: A Beginners Guide to Learning How to Crochet
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q79Y3HE/

Evernote Box Set: 118 Ways And Hacks to Use Evernote to Supercharge Your Life and Accomplish Any Goal
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U00CU4Y/

DIY Projects Box Set: 70 Exceptional and Easy to Make DIY Projects For Your Home And Daily Life
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U2PB7T6/

Set it Up, Light It, Capture It: Create Stunning Digital Photography
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q3NAYFO/

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