A round of Ed’s Internet Stuff? Ok!
Did you ever play Sims? You probably have played at least one offshoot (if not more).
And, if you have turned the TV on in recent days, you may have even caught the commercial.
There is a new Sims release! Hooray!
Well, not so fast.
Turns out there is a little, teeny problem connecting to the servers to play SimCity.
It’s probably best for me not to tell you. Have a look at the opinion of those looking to play.
If you are a fan of the tongue-in-cheek Amazon reviews that happen from time to time…
Chances are, you’ll enjoy the SimCity ones.
Things got so bad for a while that Amazon had to stop selling the game altogether.
But, thanks to the gathering of angry mobs online, there will always be a way to come together…
And complain! Just like the founding fathers of the Internet had intended! :)
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The War of the Worlds (Atria Books)
The War of the Worlds inspired the international bestseller The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including an excerpt of The Map of the Sky in this eBook edition.
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Released (Highland Historical #4) (The MacKays)
She’s become a Banshee, screaming for vengeance…
The last thing Katriona remembers about her life is her violent death. Now, in order to rest, she must avenge her family, which means eliminating the last of the corrupt MacKay Lairds. But her Banshee scream doesn’t kill him, and the more she tries, the harder it becomes to resist the wicked temptation he poses.
He’s cursed for the crimes of another…
None of the many sins staining Laird Rory MacKay’s soul warrant the wailing Banshee in his bedroom. With a clan divided, an impending marriage, and whispers of a dark curse threatening the livelihood of his people, Rory doesn’t have the time – or the heart – to face the specter of the one woman he’s spent the last year trying to forget.
Incarnation: Wandering Stars Volume One
Seven hundred years after the first humans were exiled from their home, their descendants have pushed eastward into a prehistoric wilderness. In a land shrouded by mist and superstition, primitive tribes struggle to establish new civilizations, unaware that their world is about to change forever.
Terror reigns over the North Florida National Forest, the coastal town of Bayshore, and the barrier island of Pine Key—a fiery terror whose flame threatens to consume the whole world.
An exacting and methodical killer whose weapon is fire is working on his masterpiece, and only a wounded and scarred FDLE agent and a retired ritual crimes expert hiding from the world in a cabin in the woods have any hope of stopping him.
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Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen
Skillfully interweaving historical fact with psychological insight and vivid imagination, Sharratt’s redemptive novel, Illuminations, brings to life one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages: Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath.
Offered to the Church at the age of eight, Hildegard was entombed in a small room where she was expected to live out her days in silent submission as the handmaiden of a renowned but disturbed young nun, Jutta von Sponheim. Instead, Hildegard rejected Jutta’s masochistic piety and found comfort and grace in studying books, growing herbs, and rejoicing in her own secret visions of the divine. When Jutta died some thirty years later, Hildegard broke out of her prison with the heavenly calling to speak and write about her visions and to liberate her sisters and herself from the soul-destroying anchorage. Riveting and utterly unforgettable, Illuminations is a deeply moving portrayal of a woman willing to risk everything for what she believed.
“With elegance and sensitivity, Mary Sharratt rescues Hildegard von Bingen from the obscurity of legend, bringing to life the flesh-and-blood woman in all her conflict, faith, and unwavering tenacity. Illuminations is an astonishing revelation of a visionary leader willing to sacrifice everything to defend her beliefs in a dangerous time of oppression.”
—C. W. Gortner, author of The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
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