Overlooked, again!

Lithub has come up with a sadly commonplace story idea:
10 Great Books by Women Overlooked in 2015
Of their selections, one caught my eye particularly – “Bohemian Gospel.” It’s the kind of thing I am always looking for, the richness of history, a touch of the mystic and the magical – what’s not to love? I may have to investigate that forthwith. (More on Bohemian Gospel and the other books below)
Empress coverBut while you might want to go and do likewise, I’d also like to bring your attention to my own lush new historical fantasy, “Empress”, the story of the girl who clawed her way up from abject poverty to become what she was always destined to be, the ruler of an empire
It is being published in March 2016. You can receive a signed copy of this nearly 600-page epic novel at a special pre-publication price of $20 including free shipping (to the U.S. and Canada.) Buy one now and you get a signed cover card which tells the gift recipient that their present is coming. It is the perfect stocking stuffer.
You can order it HERE.
Back to your scheduled program, great books by overlooked women:
Bohemian GospelBohemian Gospel, Dana Chamblee Carpenter: The girl known only as “Mouse” came to her monastery home as an orphan and there, in 13th-century Bohemia, learned ancient healing arts. When her talents attract the attention of the young king, Ottokar, it seems like a fairy tale waiting to unfold—but Carpenter has other fish (demons?) to fry. Mouse’s knowledge and abilities make her special, but don’t guarantee her safety or happiness. About time for a woman on a quest.
See the other nine books HERE
I suffer from this syndrome. And my husband wonders why I can’t go to sleep at night.
21 Tweets That Prove Your Brain Can Be A Real Dick Sometimes
Me: *tries to sleep* Brain: HEY, remember that really embarrassing thing you did seven years ago? Let’s have a think about that. Gena-mour Barrett collects hilarious samples for BuzzFeed.  For example:Brain TweetsSee all the tweets HERE
I’ve linked to this before, but it’s a wonderfully useful idea and almost hypnotic in execution.
Writer creates “Color Thesaurus” to help you correctly name any color imaginable
Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names, Julija Nėjė writes.
“I’ve learned that we all have different associations with color words,” she told Bored Panda. “For example the color sapphire is a light blue to me (since that’s the color of the sapphire on my engagement ring), but a sapphire can also be a very dark blue.”
And when it comes to purple…Color Thesaurus PurpleSee the whole Color Thesaurus HERE
19 Teachers Were Asked:
What’s the worst mistake a student has ever made?
At Reddit, Laura McCallum collect the hilarious answers. e.g.Mistakes.See all the mistakes HERE
Walk through the British Museum without going to London
One of the greatest museums in the world has partnered with Google, Luke Chandler writes, to let you visit without leaving home. You can now “walk” through the British Museum using Google Street View to observe thousands of artifacts as if you are there in person.British Museum Egypt GalleryRead the whole story HERE
3D paintings for blind
Unseen Art:
3D Printing Classical Paintings for the Blind
Read Johnny Strategy’s story HERE
Grocery bags Mats
Woman uses grocery bags to weave hundreds of mats for the homeless
Quote of the DayMark TwainThe man knew what he was talking about, didn’t he? But that aside, any talk of the virtues of travel makes me want to catch the next boat, plane, or train and go exploring.
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