I need opinions!

I need opinions!

I'm trying to come up with a title for my middle grade (ages 8-12) comic mystery novel, about dogs, cats, and other animals on a Caribbean island.

Which of these two titles would make you (or the 8-12 year olds in your life) more likely to pick up the book and read the back cover

(Please boost -- I need input!)

* Avoid : Your Key to a Balanced *

Feel like youre running on empty
Theres a solution: . Tune into your and take steps to achieve a balanced life.

Reclaim your attention, reduce , and live more fully in the present moment.

Today's release: E.H. Lupton's MM urban fantasy Dionysus in Wisconsin:

A graduate student and an archivist fight a god. Fall, 1969. Ulysses Lenkov should be working on his dissertation. Instead, hes developing an unlucrative sideline in helping ghosts and hapless magic users. But when...

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Playing with this beauty is always fun.
Candles by my dear I got the last box of these candies. Next ones can be purchased only by presale on her website.

We also have a special Xmas/Sylvester menu for you:


FreakAngels, Vol. 4

Mastering Emacs book club meetup is now live! The meetup will begin at 15:00 UTC (i.e., 10 minutes from now).

Topics for the day: Marking files, unmarking, toggling marks, changing marks, copy, rename, delete, chown, chmod, compressing files, running shell commands, etc.

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Woot! Preorders for Out of Time are up on most major sites.

Buy yourself a late holiday present. Or an early one After all, its a time travel story.

I am happy to announce that Redwyrm AND The Wyrmling are going to be part of the stretch goal team for Making a Tabletop RPG for YOUR Particular Kid!

This amazing pair was a major part of the inspiration for starting TTRPGs with my own kid, and I am really looking forward to bringing their XP to this guide.

Sign up during pre-launch to get notified when it goes live on Jan 16 to help bring them onto the project!

These are the books that got my heart racing and my brain cells dancing in 2023!

There's no subsitute for a good quote...

Iconographie des champignons de Paulet, recueil de 217 planches dessines d'aprs nature by Lveill, Joseph Henri, 1796-1870 Paulet, Jean-Jacques, 1740-1826

"Being Hal Ashby" (2009)
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1. Reconciliation Dumplings and Other Recipes by Sara Norja

Loved this novella so much. It combines things I love food history, food porn and using these to build a fantastical world and history. Its lovely, cozy and also has a surprisingly satisfying arc to it.

Freely on Giganotosaurus, link -

2. I'm working on Decolonizing Prehistory. Its free to read online if you are interested. Its a one stop reference regarding prehistory, a pretty questionable designation if a global and holistic understanding of the past is of interest of you. It puts together a lot of things I've noticed but didn't combine, along with clarifying things and showing examples. Honestly a pretty good book to read if you are interested in landback and want a better understanding of how we got here and how to deconstruct anti-landback thoughts. Only 20% through and there are so many works referenced that even when I'm done with this book, I won't be done with learning.
Decolonizing Prehistory link -

The Lepidoptera of Ceylon by Moore, Frederic, 1830-1907


I Spark: A Qurilixen World Novella: Intergalactic Dating Agency by Michelle Pillow (Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides 1). This rom-com first contact story has no mail-order bride component at all. It's a fun & silly take on the cultural misunderstandings of an alien dumped in Las Vegas.

Our first question is not whether cosmic purpose existstherell be plenty of time for thatbut on what bearing the existence or non-existence of cosmic purpose has on the human condition.
Philip Goff, Why The Purpose of the Universe

Iconographie des champignons de Paulet, recueil de 217 planches dessines d'aprs nature by Lveill, Joseph Henri, 1796-1870 Paulet, Jean-Jacques, 1740-1826

Are the Phoenix Suns fixed or did the Rockets game just show the problem PHNX Suns Live Show

Ep. 242 - Alexandrea J. Ravenelle - The Rob Burgess Show:

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I've updated the "Education and Certification" page of the Copyeditors' Knowledge Base ()specifically, the entry for and . If you're ready to learn more about your craft, editors, that's the page for you.

Some of stats from 2023:

I 124 books
Audio: 93 (968 hours)
Print/digital: 31 (9339 pages)


Here's a graphic from -- the mood categories were assigned by the website, not me

Mastering Emacs book club meetup is now live! The meetup will begin at 21:00 UTC (i.e., 5 minutes from now).

Today we will look at dired navigation, marking and unmarking files, performing file operations, copying or moving files between different dired buffers, etc.

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I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle.

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's Are Unlike Anything You've Seen.

We appreciate that each seems very , with differing , , and to learn from. These feel more like we've found new hidden gems, and we hope you feel the same after browsing Natalie Portman's book club recommendations.

Marking ten years of today.

"The corpse walker" from Liao Yiwu contains the story of one of the students who were murdered at the in at the 4th of June 1989. His name was Wu Guofeng and he came from a family in Sichuan. He was the hope of his family, and after his murder his family broke apart. His father Wu Dingfu tells his heartbreaking story in this . It is rare that people speak so openly about the in

Here are the 23 top of 2023.

From a record number of and to a in and , this year was a roller coaster ride for .

Do you and others self-improvement

British birds by Thorburn, Archibald -1860-1935-

The struggle has been real for the Suns, should we still be optimistic Outside Shots with EJ


Per the recent discussion about finding rare/out of print books, I wanted to share the 'The Booksellers' with you all. It came out a few years ago and is available for streaming on a variety of platforms.

If you are a person, you will love it. If you are not a person, it just may turn you into one. Enjoy!

EditionsStock Netgalley de Tim Dup, trs russi. Le mucisien s'essaye la littrature sensible, mouvant et d'une terrible actualit. On n'en dit pas plus
Parution .
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QSFer Gaia Sol has a new MM mythological fantasy out: Echoes of the Gods.

Peace has endured in Yggdrasil since Loki, prophesied nemesis of the gods, was captured. And wardens, like Yngvi, are entrusted with the essential, but mundane, duty of ensuring he stays imprisoned. Seeking other avenues...

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