October 17th is National Pasta Day!

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Pasta Fact:

It is said that Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the US around 1789

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pasta:

  1. The average American consumes 20 lbs. of pasta annually. This makes it the 6th highest food per capita in the country.
  2. As of March 2012, the average price an American pays for pasta is $1.45 per pound! This makes it one of the most affordable meals.
  3. 24% of the global consumption of pasta is by Americans – the largest of any country in the world. Americans consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each year.
  4. The United States produces 4.4 billion pounds of pasta annually, making it the second largest pasta-producing nation.
  5. Pasta made its way to the New World through the English, who discovered it while touring Italy. Colonists brought to America the English practice of cooking noodles at least one half hour, then smothering them…

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Reading Links 10/17/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author


Reading Links…10/17/17

Traci Kenworth


  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/provenance/ The Imperial Radch trilogy.
  2. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/provenance/ The Craft series.


  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/10/harry-potter-meets-goonies.html A thirteen-year-old boy must take on mercenaries when he discovers a magic book.
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/10/middle-grade-novels-featuring-south-asian-characters/ Books about South Asian characters.
  3. https://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/authors-choice-curse-breaker-series-by-melinda-kucsera/ Evil rises in the enchanted forest.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/two-unmissable-free-romances-set-in-greece/ Two free romances.



  1. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-ww1-michel-and-henry-go-to-war-by-avan-judd-stallard/ First book in the French bastard series.


  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-bloodstained-shadow/ Provides all the thrills of a Eurohorror.
  2. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/haiku-friday-heart-need/ On sale 99cents. Fall of Lilith.
  3. https://rebeccahowiebooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/thoughts-on-king-stephen-finders-keepers/


  1. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-now-we-are-dead-stuart-macbride/ How far will she go when innocent women are attacked but legal issues bar her from chasing the suspect.

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:



  1. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-linda-g-hill-helen-jones-j-a-owenby-and-robbie-and-michael-cheadle/ Some Indie titles available.



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#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Assault

Word Adventures

The assault on the castle was obviously planned carefully and yet who could have foreseen the enemy would assault them in the middle of winter?



Here are the prompt rules:
Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it.

Try to do it on Tuesday.

Include the hashtag #tuesdayuseitinasentence.

Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook (if you have a public site) and/or Pinterest and/or WordPress and/or any other social media site you belong to.

Participate as many times as you’d like. You can write a different sentence for each platform, but please keep it to one sentence per post.

I will be trolling Twitter for the hashtag, so watch my Twitter feed in the sidebar for retweets. Make sure to connect on Twitter with other participants!

If you post your sentence here on WordPress…

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Black Poetry Day

Duke University Press News

In honor of Black Poetry Day, we’re more than pleased to share a few poems from Black poets on our list.

978-0-8223-6272-2  978-0-8223-4696-8-frontcover  978-0-8223-9620-8-frontcover

try to silence the loud. the overly proud. the preacher. the
shroud. the sprung and the plowed. try to leaven the low so
the children can grow but the neighbors won’t know, unbossed
but still bowed. try to open the hope with braids and with
rope and with water and soap try to truss out the truth. try to
piecemeal the peace stitch together some sleep and relax for the
reap for the road for the real stuff. try to sap out the stay and
partition the play it is better that way someone whispered once.
try to grow out the grout, groan when you should shout, you
know what it’s about, you know you know you know you know
you know you know but you don’t…

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