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In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Books on the Nightstand: Chess

Every once in awhile, I get a hankering (yes, a hankering) to play chess. Or rather, learn more about playing chess. To be honest, the actual playing of chess is less interesting to me than learning about and exploring chess. But I have always loved watching people play chess. Whenever I see two people set up a board in the local book store, I can’t help but sneak glances every chance I get. I don’t stare outright (that would be rude), but I do look at the board furtively under lowered eyelids and make predictions about who will win. Continue reading on my blog ...