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Diminishing Return preview excerpt read by Joseph D. Newcomer

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The following is another excerpt from my last novel. It is one of the parts of the book that makes me proudest of the message I was attempting to convey. I feel as though it is even more relevant today than the day I wrote it. If you feel the same, please share it with your friends. If you enjoy it, you can find the novel in paperback and ebook on Amazon by clicking below. If you’ve already read Diminishing Return, please help spread the word by leaving a review on Amazon and Goodreads. As an independent author, I need all of the help I can get from everyone who enjoys my work.

“It can be difficult to not hate people for their decisions and for how their decisions, ultimately, affect your own life. Even though I understand the logic and reason, even though it makes…

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Top Ten Tuesday! 5/10/21

Just finished my first book. Now I’m going to read another one!

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Hello, bookworms! I will be starting Top Ten Tuesday which was created byThe Broke and the Bookishin June of 2010 and was moved toThat Artsy Reader Girlin January of 2018.
Today’s prompt isBookish Pet Peeves, so I will be discussing some bookish things I hate to do and see!

1. When my bookmark gets lost

I normally read books in bed. When I get up for something, I just can’t find my bookmark which was earlier beside me. So, for 10 minutes I will keep finding my bookmark and then I find it fallen in the gap between my bed and wall lol!

2. Dog Eared Pages

I just can’t imagine dog-earing the page! Some readers dog-ear pages to use it as a bookmark. What category do you fall into?

3. When someone asks, “What is the book about?”

Somehow it isimpossible to answer…

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Learning to Live with Brain injury — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

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Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI): Learning to Live with Brain injury and (most importantly) ACCEPTING Brain (Head) Injury

The years 1965 – 2002 Then +

Learning to Live with Brain injury — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

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Of Air Returned by Rhyan Scorpio-Rhys (posted on MasticadoresIndia)


According to an old Chinese saying, “When you save a person’s life, you are responsible for it forever,” but what happens if that person continues to toss it away? How do you care for a life that the owner deems worthless?

Submitted for your approval is one possible solution:

I burned my soul to ash but the pain paled in comparison to the terror that struck my heart like a match, anticipating her arrival and the tirade she would carry in tow. An unwarranted fear, as she was calm when she saw what I had done. Calm and nurturing. Soothing my pain with herbs and aromas, and each early morning during the hour of the wolf, she laid an ear on my back and listened as my soul mended itself […]

Of Air Returned by Rhyan Scorpio-Rhys — MasticadoresIndia // Editora: Terveen Gill

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Edward Explores: London in the time of Covid

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Hello Fellow Baffled Ones.

Jackie Law writes a popular and entertaining review blog called Never Imitate. Way back when our Mawson was finding his way as a writer-bear, Jackie and Edward (see picture below) and his friends kindly looked at his first book, Its A Bright World To Feel Lost In. Edward gave it paws up for fellow bears- and all who love them.

Now Edward emerges himself in a series of little posts about his own adventures in the bright world. Click on below to read this ‘Reblog’ and you will also see more of his posts too. Enjoy.

(You can also find Jackie on Twitter at @followthehens, and on Bookstagram, sorry, Bearagram .. umm .. on Instagram at @neverimitate.)


As mentioned in the last post in this occasional series for fellow teddy bear appreciators, Edward was very excited to be taken on an adventure that…

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Miring in Admiration

Joseph D. Newcomer

The pain of admiration, awareness, appreciation, and knowledge is understanding the beauty of something someone created, and realizing that you may never enjoy something of your own as much.

This is what I think when I read Kurt Vonnegut, or Philip K. Dick, or listen to the lyrics of Sean Nelson of Harvey Danger.

Listen to this post read by me as a podcast with bonus material

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The Readers Problem Book Tag!

Hi Rabhya

Thanks for the follow (+ like(s)

Happy blogging/writing and all the best

“early bird (very) sleepy-head” craig

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“It always seems impossible…
until it gets done!”
– Nelson Mandela
You CAN…if you THINK you can

‘Driven (“crazy”) …to inform, encourage, uplift and (perhaps even) inspire‘


Don’t worry about the world ending today

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Rab's Bookish Planet

Hello Readers! I have seen many book tags on YouTube and read some on blogs. Book Tags are pretty fun to do, so let’s do a Tag! ( I was not tagged for this one, but I decided to do it anyway!)
I saw The Readers Problem Book Tag on Frappes and Fiction and decided to go ahead and do it!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I am a mood reader and it normally depends on what I am currently reading. If I am reading a book in a genre, I am liking then I will probably end up choosing the next book in the same genre! It is hard to choose a book to read next from an infinite TBR, but the mood saves the day! (phew)

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re…

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