Archive for November, 2013

How to Cut out the Fluff from Your Twitter Stream

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I got inspired to write this when I read Parajunkee’s post a few days ago. One of the points I made in my comment to her post was that better organization and filtering could help a lot when dealing with the fluff (promotional pieces) that overpowers the really interesting content in our social feeds.

In my mind, easier discovery of content we like could lead to more engagement and more fun discussions which is stimulating for the bloggers to keep doing what they’re doing.

So basically the intention of this post is to teach you how to filter out the noise. 

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Dracula by Bram Stoker Audiobook Review

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Dracula by Bram Stoker Audiobook Review  Written by: Bram Stoker; Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley

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Dracula [Audible Edition]

Written by: Bram Stoker

Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley

Length: Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 02-20-12

Publisher: Audible Studios

About the author

Bram Stoker was an Irish writer and is best known for his novels and short stories. The Gothic horror novel Dracula is probably his most popular work. He lived during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras (1847 – 1912) and published Dracula in 1897.

What is Dracula about

Dracula is the original vampire story. It’s what got vampires into the public psyche, making them a subject of fascination and fear for years to come. It’s about Count Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England and the struggle of a small group led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing (no, not the one with ragged coat, long hair and crossbow) to prevent him from achieving his goal. Read the rest of this entry

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High Moor Audiobook Review Written by: Graeme Reynolds; Narrated by: Chris Barnes

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High Moor

Written by: Graeme Reynolds

Narrated by: Chris Barnes

Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 10-21-13

Publisher: Dynamic Ram Audio Production

Graeme Reynolds has been writing for a few years now (since 2008 to be exact) and has had more than thirty short stories published in various online magazines and anthologies. In 2011 his first novel, High Moor, was published.

What is High Moor about

If you didn’t guess from the cover, High Moor is a book about werewolves. What you get from the blurb doesn’t do the story justice and makes it look like just another urban fantasy/paranormal mind candy novel. The plot is actually fairly complex for a werewolf story and there are some nice twists and turns. Two of the main characters, John Simpson and Steven Wilkinson have to deal with a dangerous werewolf. That much we get even from the book blurb. There’s much more to it, though. This part of the plot unfolds halfway into the book. Before that there’s some solid character building and we see John as a child living through some horrible events and a little younger version of police officer Steven Wilkinson being hit by the reality that werewolves exist. We get to know them quite well and develop a solid relationship with them which makes the final moments of the book even more exciting. Read the rest of this entry