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Book Two of the Teen Book Challenge takes me into the world of virtual gaming. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, is like the popular video game The Sims, and the movie the Matrix, together. The book mostly takes place in the game Lifeblood. An over the top and very real virtual world. You get …
  take one step at a time In my last post on positive thinking, I described a mental exercise to help rid those plagued with negative thoughts with more useful, positive ones. The process of relaxation techniques and mental imagery demands great effort, will power, and practice, before results are attained.  The key is to …
I’ve never been a follower of Oprah. The occasional moment flits on t.v. or the must watch YouTube clip. The “You get a car” moments or Tom Cruise leaping up on a couch confessing his love for Katie Holmes. But the ever present nudge in the media to read one of her book club picks …
I am writing my first book review for the world to see.My normal reviews are oral and intended for a one on one audience. My dialogue, mannerisms and excitement level (or lack there of if I didn’t care for the title) is all tailor fit to the person that I am speaking to. Now I’m …
If you have already published an eBook, the basic premise is still selling your book. While this is still the same, you need the social networking sites now more than ever. You will need to sell your book to the market that you choose to focus on, one which will buy your book. Your book will need …
The Information Officer is a thriller. There’s a book of historical-fiction I recommend entitled The Information Officer published in 2009, by Mark Mills. Set during WWII on the island of Malta, a British protectorate just south of Sicily, in the Mediterranean Sea. Leading up to the North African campaign between Rommel and Montgomery in 1942, the …
A new book has just been released by one of the leading voices in the realm of geopolitics, George Friedman. Entitled Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, 2015, Friedman delivers an unusual blend of geopolitical analysis and personal experience to describe the historical, present day, and future fault-lines along the borderlands on the European peninsula and its …
Here are some lighter non-fiction reads… Before we got to some Canada love, I’d like to mention two other books that are great to read, by a couple of different authors:   Bill Bryson’s One Summer, which describes the outstanding events of the summer of the year 1927. Very America-centric, but entertaining never-the-less.  Always well …
There are three books I have read and enjoyed immensely, that share the theme of survival. These are: In the kingdom of Ice, by Hampton Sides; Into the Silence, by Wade Davis; and Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. In all three cases the protagonists are made to face the extremes of their environments and must rely …
If you haven’t read either of Margaret Macmillan’s epic works on World War I, The War That Ended Peace and Paris 1919, published in 2014 and 2003 respectively, then you are missing out on the new industry standards on the topic. More specifically, the author deals with the recent history leading up to war and …
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