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review 2017-04-08 03:01
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

I love this book and the meaning behind it. The tree gives everything that it has to a boy who spends a majority of his life unappreciative. There is a big lesson to be learned in this book, even though it’s a short and simple read. This book’s meaning goes deeper than what you see on the pages, and that’s why it is so awesome.

 

 

In the classroom, this story would be great for teaching students about lessons, morals, and values.

 

 

  • Lexile Measure: 530L
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text 2016-05-03 11:32
Happy Teacher's Day 2016!

 

#HappyTeachersDay 2016!!

 

 

 

Being a #homeschooling mom, I take the title of #teacher as a compliment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2014-12-12 16:02
Announcing the 2015 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event! (#LFAE2015)

LFAE 2015

 

January is one of my favorite months in blogging because it's the annual Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event (#LFAE) here on Babblings! Started in 2012, the LFAE helps promote all types of Lesbian literature and the authors who write and publish it. As an author writing Lesbian Romance, I'm always looking for ways to promote the Lesbian genre. Many times when LGBTQ is mentioned, only Gay Fiction/Romance (M/M) is highlighted, and Lesbian Fiction/Romance (F/F) is pushed to the side. The M/M genre is becoming more mainstream in publishing, specifically being published in digital lines for some big name traditional publishers. With the continual growth in epublishing overall, and some epublishers publishing Gay Fiction/Romance exclusively, promoting and highlighting Lesbian Fiction and their authors is more important than ever.

 

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Again there 's this fallacy that Lesbian Fiction/Romance doesn't sell well. I'll let you in on a little secret. At the then of September I self-published a Lesbian New Adult novella titled, This Time Now. This Time Now was rejected by two epublishers, so I went ahead and self-published it. In October, This Time Now gave me my best sales in almost 2 years, and continues to sell. Based on this sales movement, you bet I'm going to write more Lesbian Fiction. I will never stop writing Lesbian Fiction or Lesbian Romance because since 2010, Lesbian Romance has netted me thousands of dollars in sales.

 

This year's Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event starts on Sunday, 1/11/15 and ends Saturday, 1/31/15 (3 weeks in total). Here is the list of those participating in this year's event:

 

Anastasia Vitsky

CJ Harte

Isabella from Sapphire Books

Salome Wilde

Lauren Gallagher

Andrea Bramhall

Alyssa Lynn Palmer

Meredith Doench

Clifford Henderson

Jessica E. Subject

Paisley Smith

Michaela Rhua

Harper Bliss

Leigh Ellwood

Olivia Starke

Teresa Wymore

Lucy Felthouse

Heather Massey

Kathleen Knowles

Clara Nipper

Sheri Lewis Wohl

Annameekee Hesik

Linda Kay Silva

Scarlet Chastain

Adrian J. Smith

Erik Schubach

Patty G. Henderson

Kate Richards

Less Than Three Press

Danika from the Lesbrary

 

I still have spots available for anyone wants to participate in this event. If so, email me at katiebabsg at gmail dot com. Want to revisit past LFAEs? Click on each picture:

 

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LFAE 2014 logo

Source: kbgbabbles.com/2014/12/announcing-the-2015-lesbian-fiction-appreciation-event-lfae2015.html
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url 2014-12-04 00:07
John to be Mr October on ‘dull men’ calendar

The fact that there is a Dull Men's Club is pretty fucking great; that they put out a calendar of Dull Men is better; that Mr October runs an Apostrophe Appreciation Society is the very, very best. I read this aloud to my husband, who then chided, "You know, the apostrophe is typographically interesting, in all seriousness." Maybe I"m living with next year's centerfold? Hubba hubba. 

 

Apostophe's: Your not clever enough to you's them

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text 2014-07-28 01:08
A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY Half Off Major Perk Sale!

From right-freakin'- now until Friday, August 1st, I'm hosting a Half Off Major Perk Sale! The following Indiegogo Perks will be reduced by 50% for the next five days! If you've eyeballing the top three most expensive perks, now is the time to snatch them up at one helluva steep discount!

 

$250 Reduced to $150: Signed bookmark, trade paperback versions of CRUELTY: EPISODES ONE - FIVE and A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY (Signed Limited Editions), and a piece of original artwork featuring Cruelty, signed by the artist, Linton Bowers, and author, Edward Lorn. Only one copy in existence. And your name in the acknowledgment section at the end of the book!

 

$500 Reduced to $250: Signed bookmark, a signed and personalized hardcover copy of CRUELTY: THE COMPLETE NOVEL (Deluxe Limited Edition) upon its release in the summer of 2015, and a signed copy of the original completed manuscript! And your name in the acknowledgment section at the end of the book.

 

$1,000 Reduced to $500: Signed bookmark, free Edward Lorn ebooks for life (back catalog and future releases), CRUELTY: A COMPLETE NOVEL (Signed Deluxe Edition in Hardcover), both trade paperbacks, early access to A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY (you will be allowed to read the book two weeks before release), and your very own Edward Lorn short story. Pitch me your best idea and characters, and I'll do all the rest. The final version will be formatted and sent to you in electronic and audio book editions!

 

If we reach our goal before August 1st, I have a very special treat for everyone who helped to make that milestone happen. 

 

To everyone who's already donated, I extend my deepest heartfelt appreciation. You're all amazing people, and I'm glad to know each and every one of you. 

 

Thank you,

 

E.

 

A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY'S INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

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