YOU Recommend To ME

On Friday, I usually recommend a book or a movie or a website, and I have a couple of recommendations today, but how about you use the comments section to tell me some of YOUR favorites? Not your own, please; let someone else do that for you. 🙂

If you’re overwhelmed with all the books out there, you need a reviewer you can trust to help guide you. I’ve just “met” Jorie in a Twitter chat. Here’s her book blog, which I plan to follow: Jorie Loves A Story. Isn’t that a great name?

Last evening, Imaginarium held a Twitter party using a site called Twubs. I had never heard of Twubs before, but I like it. The best part is, when it’s open, the icon on the browser tab, a cute li’l square bird head, BLINKS ITS EYES. How cute is that?

So there you go: a few recommendations from me. What are some of your favorite websites?

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character stumbles on a website he or she never dreamed existed.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “YOU Recommend To ME

  1. Jane

    November 22, 2013 at 9:37am

    Hi. I love getting Recommends every week. Thanks.
    I’ve recently become enamoured of a couple of cats (Oh, I know. Cats.)
    Anyway, Colonel Meow is a rare fellow. He is a treat to see.
    Also: The Talking Kitty Cat, on YouTube. This pretty guy has adventures which are recorded by his human. Sylvester says everything you think a cat is talking about – and more. His new kitten friend, whom their human wondered might also be a talker, only says, “Help!” and “Todd.” No one knows who Todd is yet. Enjoy.
    Also: Google ‘Shark Cat,” and watch a kitty ride a Roomba around his house. Very Zen.

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      Marian Allen

      November 22, 2013 at 12:26pm

      How about leaving us links to the sites, Jane, so we can click over to them? They sound great!

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      • Jane

        November 23, 2013 at 10:00am

        You know I don’t know how to do that!

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  2. Jorie

    November 23, 2013 at 11:19am

    Ms. Allen,

    My heart was full of joy waking up after the Imaginarium Party & finding this lovely note awaiting me! I was logging into my blog to update something and I saw I had had a visitor from your site! 🙂 I posted a tweet of gratitude yesterday ahead of going on a spontaneous picnic! The kind where a Great Blue Heron walks up to where your sitting and a rainbow darts out from underneath the rain soaked clouds!?

    Thank you for the words of praise for my blog! I do enjoy every part of being a book blogger, but most especially I appreciate being able to spotlight authors who take my breath away by the words they impart in their stories for readers to find! I savour the journey!

    May you have a blessed Thanksgiving!
    Thankful our paths crossed!

    ps: My next blog book tour to post will be on the 30th! A nonfiction choice this time around, the first of more to come! “The Consolations of the Forest” by Sylvain Tesson! 🙂

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  3. Jorie

    November 23, 2013 at 11:37am

    @Jorie – I accidentally inverted my nonfiction book tours! I had meant to say the next book tour is: “Taking Root in Provence” by Anne-Marie Simons. The one I mentioned above is in December! 🙁 I guess I’m just too excited about both books! Laughs. Reading nonfiction is something I have been wanting to do more of. Sorry for the misunderstanding!

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      Marian Allen

      November 23, 2013 at 12:16pm

      They both sound intriguing. I love reading non-fiction as well as fiction. 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting! I’m very pleased to have met you and to have found your blog. 🙂

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  4. jorobinson176

    November 29, 2013 at 1:24am

    I was trying to figure out how to make/paste a gif onto my blog (still haven’t figured it out) and I came across where you can make memes with your own pictures. Quite like it.

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      Marian Allen

      November 29, 2013 at 9:51am

      You paste a gif the same way you paste whatever format picture you already use. You do it just the same way. How do you get your bird pictures or the picture of the guest hut onto your blog? Or do you mean an animated gif?

      Thanks for the link to imgur! I’ve been using

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  5. Shaun Hoobler

    December 17, 2013 at 3:51am

    The writing prompt sounds interesting. Hmmm. Let’s see. A girl stumbled upon a website that is in fact, the admission site for Hogwarts….

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