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More Gab-Worthy Giveaways to Start Your Year Off Right

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This Week’s Giveaways are full of insightful books packed with good advice, sure to spice up (or keep you warm) during these chilly winter months. Enter to win, and take home one of these great reads! A God in Ruins: A Novel by Kate Atkinson A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula’s beloved younger brother Teddy–would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather-as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have. An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man’s path through extraordinary times, A GOD IN RUINS proves once…

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This Week’s Giveaways Will Have You Head Over Heels

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The holidays are over and it’s time to start a whole new year with some mysterious, heartfelt and mind-blowing books! Enter to win this week’s picks! I Power by George Dieter We all too often look for happiness and contentment via relationships, success and recognition — all things that lie outside ourselves. Underpinned by Boundary Theory, this book illustrates why this approach is actually at the heart of why we end up experiencing unhappiness and discontent. By learning to approach life with a boundary focus, we discover that nobody can ‘make’ us feel or do anything; only we are responsible for how we feel. We also become able to switch our rational brain on, and our emotional brain off, when…

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Holiday HAUL-A-DAY 5: “Dogs/Pets”

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If you love dogs, own a dog, or even like animals, you will especially love these puppy friendly books filled with wet kisses and remarkable stories.   My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts by Laura T. Coffey, photographs by Lori Fusaro The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs by Elias Weiss Friedman Reporting for Duty: True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs by Tracy Libby

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Novel Concept Episode 8: Michelle Legro

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A good writer is nothing without a good editor. In this episode, host Rachel Carter speaks with Michelle Legro about what it means to be an editor at a major publication. Legro worked as an editor at Lapham’s Quarterly for years and recently took a new position as the culture editor at New Republic. She’s also a writer and her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Believer, and Tin House. Legro and Carter share tips on what magazines are looking for, on how to write the perfect pitch, and on the unique relationship that exists between writers and their editors.

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Video: Missed It? After Dark Interview with Carrie Ann Ryan and Hidden Ink

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The Montgomery Ink series continues with the long-awaited romance between the café owner next door and the tattoo artist who’s loved her from afar.  Hailey Monroe knows the world isn’t always fair, but she’s picked herself up from the ashes once before and if she needs to, she’ll do it again. It’s been years since she first spotted the tattoo artist with a scowl that made her heart skip a beat, but now she’s finally gained the courage to approach him. Only it won’t be about what their future could bring, but how to finish healing the scars from her past. Sloane Gordon lived through the worst kinds of hell yet the temptation next door sends him to another level.…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Carla Neggers and Declan’s Cross

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An escape to an idyllic Irish seaside village is about to turn deadly in this riveting new novel by master of romantic suspense Carla Neggers.  For marine biologist Julianne Maroney, two weeks in tiny Declan’s Cross on the south Irish coast is a chance to heal her broken heart. She doesn’t expect to attract the attention of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, who are in Ireland for their own personal retreat. Ten years ago, art was stolen from a mansion in Declan’s Cross, but it has never been recovered and the elusive thief never caught. Now, from the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil, everything goes wrong. The well-connected American diver who invited her to Ireland has…

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