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For the non-romance reader in your life—or the romance reader looking for something different: Free from Brandon Hale: Selected by Digital Book Today as one of the Best Kindle Books of 2013… Book 1 of the Day Soldiers series (Books 2, 3, and 4 are also available. Book 5 is coming soon). A legion of vampires and werewolves has declared war on the human race. For ten years now, humanity has been at war with…

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Fast-Paced Best Seller: Author Russell Blake

My writer friend (He said I could call him that if I buy him some tequila.) Russell Blake is in the Wall Street Journal. Fast-Paced Best Seller: Author Russell Blake Thrives on Volumes By Alexandra Alter Updated Jan. 7, 2014 10:34 p.m. ET Yoon Kimn wishes Russell Blake wouldn’t write so much. Ms. Kimn, a 46-year-old IT consultant who lives in Coram, N.Y., is addicted to Mr. Blake’s fast-paced mysteries and conspiracy thrillers. In the…

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How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity – NYTimes.com

How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity – NYTimes.com Pulling up a seat at your favorite coffee shop may be the most efficient way to write a paper or finish a work project. But now a new Web site lets you bring the coffee shop to your cubicle. The site, called Coffitivity, was inspired by recent research showing that the whoosh of espresso machines and caffeinated chatter typical of most coffee shops…

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John J. Ross, M.D.: 10 Writers’ Mental And Physical Maladies

John J. Ross, M.D.: 10 Writers’ Mental And Physical Maladies Well this is a little unsettling: The honors list of English literature is a roll call of dysfunction. Coleridge was a dope fiend, Joyce and Faulkner were high-functioning drunks, Sylvia Plath a hot bipolar mess. The epic social ineptitude of Swift, Milton, and Emily Brontë is suspicious for what we would now call Asperger’s syndrome. Herman Melville was mired for decades in black depression. The…

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