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text 2017-10-18 07:12
New Platform

I have found a new platform where I can write my thoughts about the books that I've read.

It's also a great place to find new books to be read. So here I am. 

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text 2017-05-08 22:19
# Follow a Newbie

Friends, 

 

Can you please check out  Coffee time with romance , who seems to be a new(ish) and underfollowed member?

 

BL has been running pretty smoothly since Kate's return (Yay!!!) but it is still difficult to connect with other members and interact if you're new to BookLikes, so I would like to take the opportunity to  remind about the open discussion groups set up some time ago where people can drop in say hello or tell others about new blogs they have found. 

 

The Groups are located in :

 

Find New Booklikes Blogs To Follow

  

Happy reading!

 

BT

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review 2016-08-18 05:06
Review - The New Beat Newbie
New Beat Newbie - Harry Whitewolf

Disclaimer: I wrote a book with this guy; so, I can’t even pretend that I don’t have a bias toward his artistic talent.

 

Long ago, I wrote a short story called “The Lexical Funk.” At the time, I thought I knew exactly what it was, but didn’t understand that it could take many forms, one of the most obvious was beat poetry. From the very first poem, that’s exactly what you get -- funky beat poetry.In the very first poem, Harry writes, “Join a new determination to speak from the soul with words high on wit and wonder./ Stop the devils dragging us under.”

 

That’s exactly what how I feel about writing and the necessity of writing.   

 

As I read poems like “Mother Nature”, I’m sure that this book needs its own bongo drum. In fact, I’m so sure that this book needs its own bongo drum that there should be a warning on the cover that says, “Bongo drum sold separately.”

 

Much of this poetry would go very well with a Jazz quartet.

 

Warning: the book has a social message!

 

Is it preachy? Yes, but let yourself be preached. You’ll like it.

 

Poems such as “Hard Luck Hardback” made me nostalgic for the almost-but-not-quite bygone days of used book stores and used books. (I don’t own a Kindle yet, but the day is fast approaching.) Poems such as “Two Steps” made me admire poets, and make me want to give them a dollar.  “The Poet Pops his Performance Cherry” was a poem that connected with me because it expressed intimately that pure writerly moment, a subject I have been exploring as well.

 

This short poetry collection was an awesome way to spend an afternoon.



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text 2016-07-05 20:55
#Follow a Newbie (or any blog with few followers....really)

Hi,

 

I'm just sharing this again as there seem to have been a number of new members to the BookLikes community.

 

Because it isn't easy to find people / blogs to follow and interact with on BookLikes, some BLikers set up a few open discussion groups some time ago where people can drop in say hello or tell others about new blogs they have found. 

 

The Groups are located in :

 

Find New Booklikes Blogs To Follow

 

There has been quite a bit of activity there recently, so I thought it would be worth letting people know.

 

Happy reading!

 

BT

 

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text 2016-03-27 17:11
#Follow a Newbie

All, 

 

As the options to find new people on BookLikes are still limited and not very effective, I'll keep doing these posts in the hope that it's contributing to the community.

 

So, here another BookLiker with some fun posts to check out:

 

http://nikole.booklikes.com/

 

 

Thanks.

BT

 

 

 

 

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