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How to Have True Dialogue on the Internet

By Jamie | June 24, 2019
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“Should Roe v. Wade be overturned?,” was the question asked by one of my friends on Facebook the other day. Normally, I would have scrolled on past, sure that if I were to weigh in, it would become a raging inferno of disagreement, insults, and hurt. The divisiveness of our country scares me, but for…

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The Why’s and How’s of Dialogue in the Digital Age

By Jamie | March 17, 2019
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Say you’re scrolling down your Twitter feed, and you come across someone spouting something particularly opinionated, rude, or derogatory. Just a quick scan of their post reveals that it’s about something you heartily disagree with, and/or is expressed in such a prejudicial way that you immediately scroll past it. You think, “Why should I engage…

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Improvement on the way

By Jamie | January 4, 2019
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You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as frequently as I was in the past. This is due, in part, to a long bout of sickness at our house, marriage problems, the holidays and my full-time job as a book editor. But also, it’s because I’ve been rethinking the direction my blog should…

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Kiss of a Stranger

By Jamie | December 9, 2018
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Bronchitis is not fun, people, but coming “back to life” afterwards is. I’m recovering from a bout of it. The week before, I nursed my kids through croup, pink eye, and a cold. From recent experience, therefore, I can tell you: coughing up a lung is not good, but regaining energy and rejoining civilization is…

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How the Tepid or Too-Busy Reader Can Benefit From Publishing Trends  

By Jamie | September 4, 2018
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In a recent poll conducted for HeadOverTales.com, 80% of respondents said that they read 5 or fewer books a year. This is consistent with some reports that reading is declining as an enjoyable hobby in our country. In that same poll, the most reported obstacles to reading more were lack of time and not knowing…

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Video Game Deal/Review: Talos Principle – Puzzling Yet Relaxing

By Jamie | September 1, 2018
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Sometimes us Mom Gamers want to be able to game and relax at the same time, after a day, say, of chauffeuring, making dinner, helping with homework, etc. Most video games are not meant to relax–but Talos Principle by UI Entertainment does, while also being fun. It’s a puzzle game full of progressively-harder mazes that the player…

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Top Ten Job Search Tips From The Ultimate Job Search Guide

By Jamie | August 30, 2018
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In my months-long job search, I’ve learned a lot of things. I knew job searches could be hard because I’ve experienced that, but I’d forgotten how hard they could be.  I’ve learned that these days, it’s all about getting past the resume database, making yourself stand out, which can be difficult in a crowded field.…

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Five Science Fiction/Fantasy Books for Non-Science Fiction/Fantasy Fans to Enjoy

By Jamie | August 29, 2018
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Since I founded a blog that focuses on science fiction/fantasy books, you might think I’m biased towards them. From that, you might conclude that I don’t understand non-science fiction/fantasy fans (let’s call them NSFFFs). You might even think that I couldn’t–or even shouldn’t–recommend books to them. I have, however, been a member of multiple NSFFF…

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Book Review & Deal: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, a Powerful Read

By Jamie | August 28, 2018
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I went to St. Louis, Missouri over the weekend to visit my brother and his wife and their two kids, and I had long layovers going to and coming from, so guess what I did? I read. Three books. One of them was Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I’d heard how good this book was for…

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Book Review and Deal: The Fifth Wave, a Beyond-Intense Read

By Jamie | August 24, 2018
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I’ve called books “intense” before, like Genesis by Brendan Reichs and Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis, but The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey takes the cake.  It is about the end of the world, so…how could it not be really intense? If you saw the movie, you’d know what I mean. The book is more intense than the…

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Writerly Advice: Save the Cat…No Seriously: Save It!

By Jamie | August 22, 2018
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If you’ve been writing  fiction for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat series of books. They’re books that were originally written to help screenwriters improve their craft, but became quite popular among writers of many creative disciplines because they provide a very accurate, concise, and some would even say…

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Book Review and Deal: The Knife of Never Letting Go, a Powerful Read

By Jamie | August 21, 2018
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Oh, so much to say about The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness! Anyone who loves really intense reads with lots of voice will love this book.  Let’s start with first things first: What Is The Knife of Never Letting Go About? From Goodreads: Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone…

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Book Review: Whisper is a Crisp Read for $3.99

By Jamie | August 17, 2018
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Have you ever heard a book described as “crisp?” For some reason, that’s the adjective that first comes to mind when I think of Whisper by Lynette Noni. It’s suspenseful and a little bit scary, not fast-paced enough to be called “brisk,” but nail-biting and tense, with a narrative style that moves you quickly through the…

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