Why read??

I hope my visitors here are readers. I am, after all, primarily a writer. But, just in case you’re not, please consider this blog post that I found on the website of one of my followers.

Written in the Stars

Any avid book reader (such as myself) will tell you that immersing yourself in a great novel brings your imagination to life and transports you to another world where all the troubles you face in reality don’t exist- it’s just you and the characters. When we read we’re improving lots of aspects of our well-being, such as growing more empathy, improving memory, cutting stress, and even just making us more positive overall. And isn’t that the most important thing in life?

Over and over again I hear people complain that reading isn’t for them because they can’t find a good book, or it’s BORING! There are millions upon millions of fantastic books out there of all genres to get lost in, and I truly believe that there is a genre out there for everyone. And by no means is reading boring! I’m going to put it out there and say…

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Today’s Pictures: 30 Nov 20

This shallow wallow among the trees is used by wild boar to bathe here in the forest. Thank you for visiting this blog. Please be generous to those imprisoned by the Covid crisis at present, and share this post widely with them on social media, so they can enjoy it. It will also reach more …

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Today’s Picture: 9 Aug 20

A track in the Forest of Dean. To those who can’t get outdoors to enjoy nature at present, this series is for you. I’m aiming to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. If you’re visiting this site, and able to go where you like, perhaps you’ll do something for those less fortunate …

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Today’s Pictures: 28 July 20

A fish rises in the pond, Forest of Dean. Stuck indoors and unable to get out to enjoy nature at present? In that case, this series is for you. I’m aiming to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. A mountain walk on the Greek island of Thassos. Taken in July 2015. On …

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A Light in the Desert, by Anne Montgomery: #BookReview.

286 pages Mystery/Thriller A novel blending fiction with fact, this story of the unsolved derailing of a train in the Arizona desert is full of surprises. Many of the central characters are the author’s creations, and they’re constructed with compassion, objectivity, and empathy. To get inside the heads of such diverse people takes some skill …

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Supporting Other Bloggers (Discussion + Advice) #Discussion #Advice #Topic #Commenting #Sharing #SocialMedia #Blogging #Support

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The #Write #Word? Post 28

Struggling to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? You’re not alone. Maybe, in trying to improve my own work, I can help other writers. Today’s words: Ubiquitous, Unexpected surprise, Until such time as, Uitwaaien, University. Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey. Ubiquitous: listed synonyms in Roget’s are, general, …

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Childlike Grace

Wise words, well expressed here. I felt I must reblog this post.

Archon's Den

BibleWhen I was a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Blogger Barry, in a recent post, said that he’d halted on his path to becoming an Atheist. He does not say that it was because he was taught that Atheists are evil, nasty or sinful, but that is the reason that many ex-Christians won’t admit that they have become Atheists.

Tired of the judgemental, accusatory, denominational bureaucracy and hypocrisy, he still wished to identify as ‘spiritual.’ It is quite possible to be spiritual, without being a member of any Christian sect.  His last stop before getting off the Christian bus, was at Mormon.

He still visited Atheist websites, and admitted that he had remained a Christian. He was amazed at the vehemence of some militant Atheists, who insisted that any and all religions were harmful.  He admitted that…

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

A slightly different slant this week. (Sex and Nudity: Beware!) Why? I haven’t made a start on the final edit; but I’ll be starting that on Friday, and next week’s post will detail progress. Why? If you had an hour or two to spare I’d explain, but you don’t. Neither do I. So, instead; I’m …

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Promote Your Blog in 2018

So far, there are 629 responses to this post. So, if you're seeking information on different blogs, this could be a good starting point. Have fun! Please note that you need to go to the foot of my post and click the link under 'Dr Perry' that says, 'View original post' and then enter your …

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