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Fictionally Breaking Historical Stereotypes: 6 Heroines To Get To Know

By Anna Freeman

The Fair Fight was inspired by the real-life bare-knuckle boxer, Elizabeth Stokes, who lived and fought in London in the early 1700s. When I found out that she'd existed I knew I wanted to write about the low, blood-spattered world she lived in. I had a very vivid picture of her, sitting and soaking her knuckles in brine to harden the skin, feeling her bruises and loose teeth, while elsewhere other women were worrying about what to wear to the next ball.

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New Library Model For Digital Age

A New Model For Libraries

From Huffington Post, By Chris Barnes

Public libraries can often go underappreciated in the days of Netflix, Spotify and Kindle. But that doesn't mean they should go unnoticed. As many public libraries grapple with how to stay relevant in the digital age, a few are standing out for their unique offerings that provide their community with much more than books. Check them out:

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Read More 2015

Resolving To Read More In 2015? Here’s How…

From Huffington Post, By Sara Nelson

Just in case you're short of resolutions to make this year, let me add one more to the chorus. Vow to read more in 2015! As a person who reads a couple hundred books a year and probably needs to read a few more (It's my job! Poor me!), I'm often asked by friends and acquaintances what to read – and how to find the time to read it. Here, then, are some of my rules for the read:

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Banning Books At Bars

Should Reading In Bars Be Banned? A Case Is Made…

Coffee shop reading and studying is as common as finding The Hunger Games in home libraries these days.  And while no one seems to be questioning the marriage between coffee and a good book, some are making the case for the divorce of bar-time reading. 

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Best Cake Recipes Free in Amazon Cookbook

Highlighting the best cake recipes America has to offer, A Slice Of American History will be free as a digital download on Amazon today through November 10th. Filled with history, memories, and delicious cakes, this book is one to have for the holidays.

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Hey Jackpudding! Stop Maffling And Start Uptraining!

Need a midweek break? Here are 26 obscure and wonderful words from Webster for your Wednesday!

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Discovering The Art Of Discovery

The new book, The Art Of Discovery, asks us to acknowledge the role the arts have played in our lives, from appreciation and inspiration to perspiration and determination.  And as we turn the pages in this highly collaborative and beautiful book, remembering all that the arts have given to us, we in turn are giving back.

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19 Fall Craft Ideas For Kids

Fall Crafts For Kids, Create Treasures With Free Book

Isla Davis, author of 19 Fall Craft Ideas For Kids, provides parents with creative ideas for keeping small hands busy this season. Her book will be free as a digital download on Amazon September 6th – September 9th. Read more…