Monday, June 30, 2008
I am a book lover. I love reading them. I like the weight, the heft and even the smell of books. I hang out in book stores with coffee shops because there I can feed both of my vices at once. Since I can't possibly read all the books I'd like to I read a lot of book reviews. I'll try to list some of my favorites here.
Book Review: "Three Weeks with My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks by Genie Walker
A revealing glimspe into the real life of one of America's most prolific writer's and his brother.
Book Review: Echo Bay -- Richard Barre by Saul Relative
Richard Barre is a very talented author. His plots and characters are multi-layered and multifaceted, gripping, intelligent, and compelling. His latest, Echo Bay, is a case in point. It is a depart...
My Sergei: A Memoir by Ekaterina Gordeeva by Chun Valencia
Chun says this book rekindled her lost love for reading. Check out her review to find out why.
Book Review: Lewis Buzbee's "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop" by Bruno Somerset
In "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop," San Francisco author Lewis Buzbee does something few writers would be able to: he makes the history of the book and the bookstore something you just can't put down.
My Lobotomy: Author Details Life Before and After an Ice Pick Lobotomy by Cassandra Mae
"My Lobotomy" is a book about Howard Dully's life before, during and after an ice pick lobotomy. It's a fascinating book that takes you on Howard's quest to find out "why me?"
Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old like a Skank and Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom by Celia Rivenbark by Lori Borys
This really doesn't need a description. Take a look see and get ready to laugh.
"Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley" by John Roberts
A review of a biography of acclaimed Broadway actress Kim Stanley who ruined her career and talent by her self destructive behavior.
Why Can't I -- a 31-Year-Old Male -- Stop Reading Stephenie Meyer? by Brian Terry
A book by Stephenie Meyer has once again infiltrated my life and taken it over ... and that's not even a pun.
Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert by Pearl Grace
Elizabeth Gilbert set off on an odyssey to discover happiness, spiritual fulfillment, and her self. And what a journey it was: a hodge podge of destinations, characters, and emotions. Ms. Gilbert, thanks for taking us along.
Book Review: Belong to Me, by Marisa De Los Santos by Skye McKenzie
When I pick up a book in the store and determine whether I want to buy it , I put it through the first-page test. What I mean by this is if a title interests me, I will flip open to the first page and read it as if I am going to read the rest of the book.
Media and Stereotypes: Archie, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? by Dr. Frank Czarny PhD
There is a social concern that children and young adolescents are presented with incorrect knowledge about sex in comics.
Paved with Good Intentions by C. S. Lewis Book Review by T.Schnieders
If you think C. S. Lewis only wrote books geared toward children you are mistaken!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
How to Achieve Your Financial Goals Writing for Associated Content
Hopefully these simple steps will help you to produce more webs content for Associated Content, increase your fan base, and keep the dreaded writer's block and dead space in your day from taking over.
Using Textalyser to Improve Your Keyword Density... - by Cary Stuart
There is a specific way to write content so that you get found online. Here I will walk you through the steps of writing effective content (SEO articles) so that you drive more traffic to your website.
It isn't difficult to make money writing for Associated Content. The trick to making money on the site is knowing which topics generate the most page views.
Textalyser does more than calculate keyword density. It can do a reality check on your writing style.
Pre-Write or Be Doomed - Web Writing Success - Pam Gaulin
To truly be a successful writer or make money online with web writing, you need to be able to pre-write constantly.
Have you been wondering if people are reading your latest content? Are the lack of comments driving you crazy? You believe you write well, but still have no readers? Learn the 7 biggest reasons you are not being read.
Search engine optimization (SEO), is one of the most popular ways to send traffic to your site.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an intimidating sounding term. But don't let it intimidate you; you can get your arms around it! The concept, including niches, spiders and keywords, isn't as difficult to understand as it sounds. Keep trying; the understanding will come.
To make money only with web content you need to do more than just produce a ton of content. You also need to create lots of fingers that point to your contents' locations. Use the following free web resources to develop your SEO link backs for the coming year.
We've all heard about keyword density, keyword saturation, SEO optimization, and the like. What do these words really mean? How does it affect you as an article writer? Read this article for a brief introduction into keyword articles.
White House Loses Boumediene Case: Supreme Court Sides Against Bush, Protects Habeas Corpus by Tina Molly Lang
The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Boumediene is a victory for habeas corpus. Yet in the ongoing debate between national security and civil liberties, questions remain.
Supreme Court Rules Against Bush Administration, Resurrects Habeas Corpus by Saul Relative
In what might be the most important decision made by the Supreme Court of the United States during the Bush Administration, five justices ruled in Boumedienne v. Bush on Thursday.
Nevada Polls: John McCain with Slight Lead over Barack Obama by Michelle McDonough
The competition to gain the five electoral votes of Nevada has been very tight during the past four presidential elections, and the current race appears to be shaping up the same way.
Presidential Polls in Arizona by Jen
Now that Hillary Clinton has conceded the Democratic primary race to Barack Obama, attention on the campaign trail shifts to trying to predict the outcome of the presidential election between the junior senator from Illinois and John McCain.
California Polls: Barack Obama Over John McCain by Nneka Onu
Although he lost the California Primary Election in February, Barack Obama is heavily favored to win California in November.
African American Conservatives Admit to Being Conflicted when it Comes to Barack Obama by Demetria Dixon
As many African American conservative take into account the historical significance of Barack Obama's nomination, more and more are experiencing divided loyalties
Saturday, June 14, 2008
First Person Perspectives: Cedar Rapids Hit by 500-Year Flood; Iowa City Threatened
North Carolina Wildfire Threatens Air Quality
EconomicFallout from the Midwest Storms
Earthquakes Continue to Rock Reno, Nevada
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The upper middle class is finding the road difficult in America these days due to rising gas prices, poor health care options, and a slumping economy. Can the poor actually give them a hand?
Recession Article-Writing Topics: What to Write When Cash is Tight by Mechele Pellebon
Use these five cash-sensitive writing topics to keep your article writing career afloat when times are hard, money is tight and concentration is bleak.
6 Surefire Ways to Recession Proof Your Job by BullsEyeResumes
With rising gas prices, plummeting house values and an unpredictably shaky stock market, many employees are already feeling queasy about their employment situation and where their employers might be headed.
Recession Looms: What Would Warren Buffett Do? by Bill Field
The Oracle of Omaha looks at recession differently than most investors. Perhaps that's why he's got the money he's got, and the rest of us don't have the money we don't have. Huh?
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
How to Use the Internet to Reclaim Consumer Power and Create a Greener Future by Dr. Jamie Marable
Reclaiming our power as consumers is a goal that will rise to the forefront of consumer consciousness in 2009. The was also Dr. Jamie's entry in the Ultimate Call Contest.
GreenDimes Promotes Green Living by Tori Close
GreenDimes is a company who is taking a bite out of junk mail waste, in an effort to help the earth and promote green living. You don't have to be a fanatic in order to help promote a beautiful earth.
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Thursday, June 5, 2008
The View from the Mountaintop as Barack Obama Effectively Secures the Democratic Nomination