Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

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Even though the book starts off in the “romantic” direction, there is an odd twist towards the end which was a nice surprise

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Giveaway: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Last week I reviewed Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey is a non-fiction book in which the author describes his journey for a more productive brain. Give­away Give­away ends: May 1, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please Win­ners […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Emily Brontë (Repost)

Twenty One, April is the birthday of author Charlotte Brontë who was born in 1816. While I did not care much for Jane Eyre , I did appreciate its literary qualities. Check out my Fun Facts Friday on Charlotte’s sister, Emily. Books by Charlotte Brontë 1 ) Charlotte Brontë was the only one of her sisters […]

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Giveaway and Book Review: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Bai Tide is a light, fast read with loveable characters and exploit

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Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

The author touches on Confucian and Daoist writings, famous novels, poetry, historic manuals, gardening and manual labor.

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Book Review: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Throughout the book the author explains how the brain works, and how to hack the brain to become more productive.

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Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

According to Michael Lang “Toynbee was perhaps the world’s most read, translated, and discussed living scholar.”

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Book Review: Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis

Due to the fact that no only don’t we know much about Billy the Kid, but also that he died very young, it’s difficult to fill a whole book about him.

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Guest Post: Osho (Shree Rajneesh) on Intimacy book

Guest Post: Osho (Shree Rajneesh) on Intimacy book

Hindu philosophy is well known for being different and rather unique. It is a complex of simplicity and kindness along with profound depth and wisdom. It gives a sense of wholeness and completion but it does not make you better because according to the author beliefs, God made every human being just the way they […]

Fun Facts Friday: Shai Agnon

Fun Facts Friday: Shai Agnon

Agnon was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Literature for ” his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people”. He shared the prize with author Nelly Sachs.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 11 July, 2015

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 11 July, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week

Fun Facts Friday: Marcel Proust

Fun Facts Friday: Marcel Proust

Adrian Proust, the author’s father and a noted doctor, was the first to write a book about his sickly son. Dr. Proust specialized in sicknesses which have no physical cause and couldn’t understand why his asthmatic son was always sick, despite smoking cigarettes to control his attacks.

Book Review: The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville

Book Review: The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville

The narrative is fast and bloody, the story is fascinating and complex with many sub plots to keep track of. The characters, both real and fictional, are well written and dimensional.

Infographic: Famous Schools from Fiction

Infographic: Famous Schools from Fiction

Graphic courtesy of http://www.rayburntours.com/education/blog/infographic/famous-schools-fiction/

Book Review: The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

Book Review: The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

I enjoyed to read the research the author woven into the book. One of the main character is a neurologist and I found the science fascinating.

Fun Facts Friday: Hermann Hesse

Fun Facts Friday: Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a Swiss poet, author and painter. Hesse was a headstrong child, his mother wrote “The little fellow has a life in him, an unbelievable strength, a powerful will, and, for his four years of age, a truly astonishing mind.” Hermann Gundert, Hermann Hesse’s grandfather and a […]

Book Review: Passive Income by John C. Borg

Book Review: Passive Income by John C. Borg

About: Passive Income: How To Reach Financial Freedom By Building Residual Income Assets by John C. Borg is a short eBook in which the author gives the reader some ideas on passive income. 73 pages Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00OCXTZE8 My rating for Passive Income – 4 Buy this book from […]

Book Review: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

Book Review: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

The stories that the author tells are unbelievable at best, however he seems to subscribe to the same theory as Maxwell Scott from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend”. The stories which make up the book are both absurd and spot-on and, most amazing of all, somehow work nicely together (warning: the ability to suspend disbelief is a must to read this book).