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Nari - The Novel World added a discussion to the group Blogging Tips

Stolen Post

Through a pingback today, I found out that some blogger copy and pasted an entire post of mine as one of their entries, granted they did site my blog name with link as the source. It still feels wrong that they took the entire post. I already left a comment (there is no e-mail address at all) asking them to remove the post. The blog is only 2 months old, and it looks like all of the posts are taken directly from other websites. I'm not sure what the next step would be from here though. Is there…See More
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A place to let other book bloggers know about each other's book blogs. Blogs must talk or post about book or book-related issue over half the time. There's a Giveaway, Review, and Request for Review discussions.See More
May 11, 2011
Nari - The Novel World added a discussion to the group Blogging Tips

Getting out of a giveaway

I agreed to host a giveaway on my blog for a book I hadn't read yet, but had read plenty of favorable reviews of.The problem is that I'm about 4th of the way through the book and really, really don't like it. I don't think I can give this book a favorable review on my site and I'm not sure about continuing to host the giveaway for a book I don't want to endorse. I know I should contact the rep. who sent me the book and let her know that I want to back out of the giveaway, but how can I do this…See More
May 11, 2011
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Changing past entries

Apologies if a post on this topic already exists, I wasn't able to find it via the search box. My question is about the ethics and basic rule of thumb about changing past entries. I've been working on the Bloggiesta this weekend, updating tags and categories for nearly all of my posts since day 1. Reading through my blog, I've come across a number of entries that I want to competely rewrite. Most are of book reviews. What I wrote about the books reflected my emotions about the book/movie, etc…See More
Jun 12, 2010
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Blogging, blogging improvement, FAQ, tips & advice, & to serve as a way to mentor other bloggers. Whether it's how to increase your traffic, add a third column to your template or bounce off ideas for each other, this place is for you.See More
Jun 10, 2010

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I'm a librarian in the Bay Area. I love to read, write, knit, and all the other usual bio fillers.

I'll read anything anyone puts in front of me, and I have a strong fascination for cupcakes, hot dogs, and Middle Eastern/Mediterrean/Indian foods.
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Book Giveaway! Jane Austen Ruined My Life

I'm giving away a copy of Jane Austen Ruined My Life @ The Novel World.
Follow the pretty tiny url to learn more about it!

Posted on March 7, 2009 at 4:18am

Dewey Decimal Challenge

I started a challenge on my blog, The Novel World. The challenge is to read 1 book from each section of the Dewey Decimal System in 2009. Adaptiveblue is sponsoring the giveaway this month. Sometimes I wish I was a participant, rather than a host...the prize is really cool. The winner gets a book of their choice from Amazon, paid for by Adaptiveblue.

Posted on February 7, 2009 at 7:51pm

National Novel Writing Month

November should be an exciting month for me. I've joined the National Novel Writing Month challenge at One month of unedited writing spanning 175 pages. This should be interesting to see what I can come up with. According to the rules, I am not supposed to edit anything that I write that month. I will do all the editing in December. It'll be fun keeping up with other's in the challenge and seeing what they conjure up. =)

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 1:46pm

Island of Divine Music - Review

Book 82 of 100.

I'm so close to reaching my goal of 100 books in one year. So close!

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 4:30pm

New Playground

Wow...this blog community is awesome!!! I could spend hours playing around on this site and learning about all its features.

Posted on October 16, 2008 at 6:30pm

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At 12:50pm on May 16, 2011, Donna McBroom-Theriot said…

Hi. Welcome! I would love for you to visit and perhaps follow my blog when you have a moment. Thanks. Donna

At 6:04am on July 14, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Nari, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 5:27pm on February 24, 2009, The Book Cave said…
I am enjoying your site.
At 11:22am on January 22, 2009, M.D. Griffith said…
Hi Nari,
Here's a book for you. Let me know what you think.

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