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Weekend Mash-up and Feel Good Posts

Time for another mash up of awesomeness on The Happiness Project!

Halloween CollageFor the Halloween Fans

Did you catch this month’s Original Vs. Remake series? Tiffany A. White blogged about John Carpenter’s Halloween, Catie Rhodes posted on the Rob Zombie remake, and I blogged about the 20th Anniversary comeback film!

Kassandra Lamb did a post for Misterio Press on Why Being Scared Out of Our Wits is So Much Fun!

Book News and Word Play

Damian Trasler shared a post on The Future of Libraries. I’m always at the library on my days off, so I found this insider’s take extremely interesting.  I learned some libraries are getting liquor licenses to boost attendance at events!

Julie Glover shared in her Wise Words Wednesday post How Shakespeare Added to Our Language. I’ll bet you’ve heard a ton of these phrases that all came from the great bard himself!

Ever question whether to use profanity or not? Madge Madigan shared her take on the issue in The Art of Naughty Words.

Leanne Shirtliffe, humor writer and children’s book author, shares Why You Should Write in Multiple Genres.

Feels Good to Laugh

Piper Bayard has been stuck in bed, but she’s finding exceptionally creative ways to keep preoccupied. Check out her fabulous list in Having Fun in Bed.

Kait Nolan shared Three Awesome Things – one of which is a funny video about a voice recognition elevator and a few guys with Scottish accents. It’s pretty awesome.

My pal Misty Laws has declared herself Best Wife Ever after buying her husband a new car for their anniversary. Read all about it!

What did I miss? What blog posts have you loved this week?

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The Guilty Pleasure Guide to Selecting the Right Audio Book

The Guilty Pleasure Guide to Selecting the Right Audio Book!

Some of my favorite guilty pleasure ways to spend the day include books, or audio books, and LIBRARIES! On this recently Freshly Pressed blog, the librarian bloggers of Eleventh Stack give us their tried and true recommendations for a perfect audio book. And they recommend my DFW Con pal, James Rollins! Woohoo!

Some of my favorites include Into Thin Air, The 19th Wife, and Shanghai Girls. 

What are your favorite audio books?

Eleventh Stack

Audio books are great for providing entertainment for those weary of just sitting in traffic and listening to the woes of the world on news radio, bored with the nattering talking heads mouthing the same opinions over and over; or crazy from the popular songs that you just can’t get out of your head because that’s all the radio is playing these days. Audio books fill the bill and are especially great if you are on a long car trip, alone or with your family. Over the years a reader’s voice can become like an old friend.

Professional book readers can make or break a story. Most readers are actors, some very well-known film and TV performers, and others from the stage and regional theater. Some have made quite a lucrative profession out of reading books and are just plain excellent. Oft-lauded readers include Jim Dale, who has read…

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