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Banned Books Week: Which Outlawed Books have you Read?

Posted September 27, 2014 in BOOKS
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Banned Books Week: Which Outlawed Books have you Read?

As you may have heard, this week is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It’s about celebrating the books that have been challenged, restricted and outright forbidden in some parts of the world. According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. A challenge is […]

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Q is for Quests #atozchallenge

Posted April 19, 2013 in A-Z Challenge
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Q is for Quests #atozchallenge

[Image by Vassil, Public Domain] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Quests. […]

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O is for Ogres and Giants #atozchallenge

Posted April 17, 2013 in A-Z Challenge
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O is for Ogres and Giants #atozchallenge

[By Ã‰mile Bayard, Public Domain] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Ogres and […]

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I is for Immortality #atozchallenge

Posted April 10, 2013 in A-Z Challenge
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I is for Immortality #atozchallenge

[‘Stock-Immortal‘, modelled by Mahafsoun,photographed by Mirza Fatick] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is […]

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E is for Elves #atozchallenge

Posted April 5, 2013 in A-Z Challenge
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E is for Elves #atozchallenge

[Dovahkiin 1 modelled by Mirish on DA,photography by Magda Lindblom] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. […]

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D is for Dragons #atozchallenge

Posted April 4, 2013 in A-Z Challenge
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D is for Dragons #atozchallenge

[ES Epic Dragon by Elevit-Stock on DA Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post […]

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Best Opening Lines From Fiction

Posted October 31, 2010 in BOOKS
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Best Opening Lines From Fiction

  The opening lines of a novel or short story are probably the most important. They are the first thing that will be read, and readers will decide from that whether they want to continue, so you have to set them up well to make people want to read on. You don’t want to start […]

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