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This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks (or months!).

Firstly thank you so much for ALL 39 of your links!  Again, feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


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Now on to my best reads of recent months (as ever, it’s a varied and interesting list and some really are from the archives of my bookmarked reads!):

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The Bonfire Night Party Alibi

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The haze of bonfire night smoke lingered long after the final sparkler had died out and gone cold on the ground.  The smell of the smoke lingered longer.  Anyone wanting an alibi that night could comfortably say they had been to the bonfire party. All they had to do was show their face and claim they had been there all night.  No one would be any the wiser amid the crowd of faces milling about.
Or would they?
The murderer was something of a rookie.  They had wanted a quick death; the less blood and gore the better.  Even better if there were no blood-curdling screams.  Although the fireworks would drown that out, they would have to time it well.  In light of that, a ‘clean’ method had been chosen.   The glass of mulled wine that had been laced with poison had been thoroughly enj

oyed by the clueless victim.  And it hadn’t taken long to work either.  Our murderer hadn’t reckoned on it being sofast-working.

Now all that remained was for the murderer to dispose of the victim on the burning bonfire.  The embers would be glowing long into the night and the following day.
But would the smoke screen last that long?

 

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Virtually All Sorts pick of the blogs ~ round-up 24

Weekly round-up best blogs

I would usually share some of the blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so in this blog post.  But you know what?  It’s been a writing week!  Not ever so much reading as gone on (at least not blog wise), so instead I’ll cut straight to these fantastic bloggers who joined in with my #WonderfulWorldofWriting linky:

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Maddy at Writing Bubble wrote a ‘crazy’ post (her words, not mine!) on the back of searching for a way through writer’s block.  It makes for an entertaining read!  Then Chrissie at MuddledManuscript talked about her relationship with Harry Potter and being ‘saved’ through the escapism the books offered.  And Renee at Mummy Tries described the emotion of ‘joy’ from discovering your are pregnant, and also the anticipation.

Do take a few minutes to read their posts and the comments…

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Psst… If you like quotes, you will love my ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ linky, you can read all about it here.  The next post is up tomorrow 🙂

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Under the layers of joy …

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Do you know Joy ?
I’ve known Joy.  I used to avoid Joy because Joy made me feel on edge.  I could never make sense of Joy.  I could never get under the layers of Joy .  I never used to know what to say when I was amidst Joy.
Joy never made me happy or euphoric, as you would expect.  Joy used to fill me with dread.
That’s why I always avoided Joy.  Maybe if I had known Joy, I would have known what made Joy.  But Joy never used to invite me in.  The invisible  barriers were always up when Joy was around.  Joy was always wallowing in misery.  The joy I’m referring to is a person and do you know what really puzzles me about Joy?  Do you know the one thing that I can’t understand?  Ironically, ‘Joy’ wasn’t even Joy’s first name.  Maybe it was her middle name that she chose to use instead of her first name.  Whatever, never could a person’s name be more polar opposite to defining their personality…!
So, as I’m writing this, I consider that there is often irony in ‘joy’.  When we see something labelled with ‘joy’ (like I did with Joy), perhaps we should consider what is going on deep down, underneath the layers…
Perhaps Joy had her own issues which made her far from a bundle of joy.  I will never know…because I never delved under the layers of Joy.
Have you ever met anyone like JOY?
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Without books, where would we be?

 

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Simply ‘books’

Books come in all shapes and sizes,

Different genres and many guises;

In paperback they can be found,

And in hardback, perfectly bound.

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Or how about the ebook era

In black and white on a ‘reader’?

Some don’t like them, some folk do;

I’m quite partial and have written a few…

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However you prefer to read,

Books spread knowledge, help us succeed;

Help us relax, de-stress the mind,

Help us escape and unwind.

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Reading is the perfect pastime,

From true romance to a gritty crime;

Without books where would we be?

Let’s grab a book and cup of tea!

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By Carol Cameleon

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 16

Weekly blog round-up 16 pain blog tour english authors flash fiction

It’s time to mention a few of the blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

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A very well written run-down of Suzie’s favourite English authors.

Who would you add?

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A wonderful and tragic flash fiction ‘The Wheel of Life’ from My Maiden Attempt.

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It’s time to mention a couple of blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

First, a lovely little poem from Victoria Welton ‘A Journey So Long’.

 “Are we nearly there yet?!…”

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I could have done with this post from Barktime about the uses of toothpaste  when I had a humungous mosquito bite!

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Virtually All Sorts blogs Weekly round-up 12

It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

Given that I completed Race for Life this week, I read this post on running from Suzie81speaks and it reminded me how much we can achieve with determination!

Do you like reading?  Well I’m guessing you do!  So you can enjoy reading this post from Jocelyn at The Reading Residence as much as I did, then share how you read by commenting!

As you may know, I love flash fiction and this is one of my favourites this week from MyMaidenAttempt 🙂

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the Weekly round-up 10

First up this week, welcome to my new-look self-hosted blog!  Thank you so much for visiting… As I type I am trying oh so hard to sort out the migration of followers and subscribers from my old site.  So please patient and if you are a seasoned follower or subscriber, perhaps you might like to look at the right hand sidebar and follow and subscribe…  A massive thank you from me.  Seriously, thank you!

Now it’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

Some home truths about positivity from Becky Due.

In this post Lynette Noni explores how J.K. Rowlings’ characters just WORK in ‘Harry Potter’.

And here is a poem about ‘Falling’ from Life on Planet T.

What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Thank you.

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 3

virtually all sorts of blogs weekly round-up 2

It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I do:

“Everything and everyone, needs a little understanding and a lot of love…” says April Peerless.  We would all be more content if we lived like this, I think…

The Daily Post on the intimacy of writing.

There’s always someone worse off than you, as the saying goes ~ Wordsmith at work on gratitude.

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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