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The alternative-read Yahoo group newsletter went out the 3rd May, as promised. If you still haven’t subscribed, and don’t fancy being part of the group you can now sign up for the newsletter only!

Remember, if you are part of the group, not only can you chat to authors, and find out the latest news in the book world, you can also take part in the Free Book Giveaways. Yes, get free books just for being in the group – thanks to our generous donations from various publishers and authors.

This is our current competition:

Free Audio Book Giveaway! ~ Closes 2nd June 2006 ~ Join the group to have the chance of winning.

Just join alternative-read Yahoo group below, by 2nd June 2006, and you could be the lucky winner of this…

Soundstrue.com AUDIO BOOK by Caroline Myss

Improve your Self-esteem with Caroline Myss!

4 CDs, 4.75 hours

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Click on the link above, or below on “Sassy’s Super-Dimensional Teleport Gate” to visit the Soundstrue.com website.


Caroline Myss is a pioneer in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness. She holds degrees in journalism, theology, and intuition and energy medicine.

Stay sassy!

My Daily Random Question:

To follow, without halt, one aim; There’s the secret of success. What’s your secret of success?

Quote by Anna Pavlova – Ballet Dancer. As a child, and a keen ballet dancer, I once owned a flower she touched! Ooh ~ aah!

The Happiness Manifesto:

My way of calming down after a hard day of being SASSY, and part of my 43things to do list, which I’m writing here instead.

Today I’m grateful for:

1. Delivery men. Without them, we wouldn’t get our goods. With them, we get our goods, but only after we have rescheduled several times over, had them stamped with size twelve footprints, and blatantly ripped open. Er, hello? Not every parcel is a porn DVD. Buy your own!

2. Things that contain batteries. (No, this is not a continuation of the porn theme above!) Batteries are useful little devils, which make handy little gadgets portable. As long as you are prepared and have plenty on standby for when they unexpectedly run out — at the most awkward of times (half-day closing, bank holidays, holidays in general, walking the dog in the middle of nowhere, when you’ve run out of money, when the shop’s sold out, or when they say they don’t sell them in “that size”, but you know you’ve bought them there before, and the shop assistant is just gagging for his twenty-third teabreak, and it’s not even ten o’clock in the morning! Oh, yeah, and during powercuts) you’ll be fine. Take my son, for instance, and don’t bring him back until his Gameboy is replenished! There’s nothing worse than an unplugged child.

3. Lasagne — but only when someone else makes it. Trust me, the way I make lasagne, you’d never recognise it.

4. The smell of furniture polish. Yes, I have been known to buy the odd can or two and occasionally use it before it evaporates!

5. “Come on down…Shaunessy P. O’Brien!” Yes, I truly am grateful for this man’s talent. He designed my new banner, which you can see on top of the page. How cool is that? If you would like to get one of your own, don’t try and do it yourself you’ll only regret it! Visit Shaunessy here… http://www.obsidiancreative.com


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Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

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