Best Tweets That ‘Twas

It’s been a slow week, Tweets That ‘Twas-wise. Folks were spending time with family over the holidays, which is as it should be. Those same holiday celebrations probably kept a few of you from our worthy tweets, hm?

Photo (c) Laura Lavrack

Read-worthy blogs and articles we shared this week reprised:

First, be sure to listen up! Jennette Marie Powell wishes us Happy Nude Year! (Or Words We Mishear). And then, Louise Biehl suggested we mind our vocabulary words, too. 

Ultimate good girl Jessica O’Neal shared her unusual Christmas gifts with us. Were yours as interesting?

Some of the best news for writers and readers alike was expected and confirmed after the gifting by e-Book Newser: Kindle Sets New Sales Records This Christmas Season. And USA Today reported that e-book sales were brisk, even without Oprah the book queen to help us along: Year end books: e-sales surge; where’s Oprah?

If you’re thinking about those New Year’s resolutions, maybe you want to let all that stuff go and make un-resolutions instead. That’s Hayley E. Lavik’s plan, and I think it’s a good one! Myndi Shafer takes the middle-ground, suggesting a bit of self-care.

Colin Falconer, though, is torn between the plan and the end of the world, predicted for 2012. While those who live in NYC are actually living longer than the rest of us. Who knew Life Spans in City Exceed US Average?

What are you doing about resolutions? Me, I’m a fan of the easy way. You, too?

This goal couldn’t be simpler: Amazon is offering Carly’s Conspiracy the first Judge Wilhelmina Carson e-book as a free loan for the next 60 days to Amazon Prime members.  For the next three days, to make it even easier, click here and you can download an absolutely free copy for your very own to keep forever as a gift from me to you. Happy New Year!


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Monday Mystery Mob™ Solution

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Monday Mystery Mob ™

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Trailblazers 102: Obsessed With Success

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