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Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts

April 26, 2017

Cory Doctorow: SF Natural Selection

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In this episode of Triangulation, Cory Doctorow, author of the new novel Walkaway, talks to Leo Laporte about how science fiction trends come and go.

November 22, 2016

October 15, 2016

Well Researched Book Debunks Vegan Diet: Vegan Betrayal

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A science author and former vegan's new book, Vegan Betrayal, debunks the vegan diet.

August 19, 2016

10 Most Mysterious Books In History!

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Matthew Santoro, a very entertaining YouTuber, talks about the 10 Most Mysterious Books In History.

July 9, 2016

Wisdom From Great Writers On Every Year Of Life

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As different as we humans are from one another, we all age along the same great sequence, and the shared patterns of our lives pass into the pages of the books we love.

October 9, 2014

Amazon Plans On Building An Actual Tangible Store

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A lot of us are aware of Amazon's reputation; the first thing that comes to mind is purchasing books online and the the occasional purchase of electronic items.

Call me, "An old school kind of guy," since I have very little interest of buying anything online (The only way I would consider buying anything online is if the desired item is hard to get in stores).

Recently, I read an article about Amazon's intentions of wanting to open a store in Manhattan, New York; it was the type of news that I found to be pleasing.

There are people like me who would rather walk into a store and purchase an item (Besides, lots of people are apprehensive of making credit card purchases on line — a fear that was brought about due to hackers acquiring one's credit card information).

Also, the experience of walking into an actual store is psychologically comforting; the fragrances of the books, the sounds of the electronics, feeling the texture of the desired item with your own hands and having a customer representative around; a knowledgeable person who is willing to answer any questions about the items that are on sale at their store (So, I do think that Amazon wanting to build an actual mortar and brick store is a brilliant idea).

We need to bring back the human way of doing things and the online automated service lacks the human touch.

If Amazon's physical store happens to be a success in Manhattan (and I have a strong feeling that it will), the company may choose to build more of their mortar and brick stores throughout the United States (And probably, other parts of the word too).

April 17, 2014

Have You Made The Effort To Read A Good Book Lately?

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Well, if you are a bookworm, the answer to that question would be, "Yes!"

However, a lot of people in today's society would rather watch television as a form of entertainment; are you one of those people?

Anyway, reading a book is more fun that watching television. Here are the reasons why:
  • Whenever, you read a book, you get the opportunity to visualize the information on the pages and this is done via your own unique interpretation, since no one sees the world exactly like you do. Whereas, if you were to watch a television show, you would be viewing the director's interpretation of the movie that you are looking at.
  • You are the one who is in control. You can put the book down anytime you feel like taking a break to go to the toilet, or to have a meal, or to simply move around. When you are entranced by television, you usually wait for a commercial break to go to the toilet or to prepare that meal.
  • A person reading a book is granted with the ability of expanding their vocabulary; because there are those moments when they would encounter words that they do not know the meaning of; in cases such as this, they would check the meaning of the word in the dictionary; no one really thinks about looking up a meaning of a word while they are watching television; because if they were to do that, they would miss out on important plots in the movie.
I am proud to admit that I have lots of reading material ― books that are educational as well as entertaining.

I am also of the opinion that too much viewing of the television can get the mind lazy, since the movie industry took the liberty of presenting people with images to view. Whereas if you developed the habit of reading good books, you develop the habit of creating your own mental images.

March 21, 2014

Do You Like Book Reviews?

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If you happen to be one out of the many people who like book reviews, you would find Jennifer Ricketts' blog to be quite interesting; she uses the soubriquet, Donnie Darko Girl (Which by the way is what she named her blog). 

This American woman is an avid reader who enjoys blogging about books.

Here are some of the categories of books that she usually reviews:
  • Dystopian
  • Horror
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Contemporary Romance 
I will admit that the books she chooses to review are interesting and that if you are into book reviews, you would enjoy her blog.

So, please feel free to pay her blog a visit; you wouldn't be disappointed by doing so.

March 17, 2014

Another Amazing Book

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I would want to believe that we have books within our own book collection that we hold dear to our heart; one such book for me is: Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind by Al Koran.

Just in case you are wondering to yourself, "Who is this Al Koran?" I would be most happy to shed some light on that; that person (whose real name is, Edward Doe) was a former hairdresser who managed to make a name for himself in the area of magic.

Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind by Al Koran teaches the reader to unleash the untapped powers of their mind.

The book also teaches the reader about visualization, understanding how belief works, the power of the subconscious mind, the magic of right impressions and much more.

What I like most about the book is, that its author (Al Koran), wrote it in an easy conversational style ― a style that puts the reader at ease ― a method of approach that most people would find comforting.

February 15, 2014

Your Erroneous Zones Is Worth Reading

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If you like books that deal with psychology, Dr. Wayne Dyer's, Your Erroneous Zones, is for you.

I am happy to admit that I have read this book more than three times (A book needs to really impress me in order for me to read it more than once).

Your Erroneous Zones, shows the reader that it is possible to take control of their feelings and reactions and it helps one to break the negative cycles of guilt and worry. It also deals with the plaguing issues of over-dependence and negative self-image.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, has certainly provided the tools in Your Erroneous Zones; it helps the reader to enjoy their life to the fullest.

Personally, I think that Dr. Wayne Dyer's, Your Erroneous Zones is a wonderful book; one that you would never get fed up of reading.

February 11, 2014

A Book Of Interest

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A lot of us have books in our personal book collection that are quite old (Some of them we no longer read and others we pull out of hiding when we desperately want to read something).

Recently, I relocated Body Language by Julius Fast; the book is a little moldy and a few of its pages are looking as though it wants to separate from that old book.

The title of the book definitely speaks for itself; Body Language by Julius Fast, gives us an insight as to why we move the way we do, teaches the reader about homosexual signals, it also lets the reader know if they are a part of a closed or open family and lets the reader know the type of body language that a girl uses to let a guy know that she is available; these are just some of the topics that it discusses in detail.

Body Language by Julius Fast is no doubt an interesting book; one that I believe is worth reading.

February 9, 2014

Dr. Wayne Dyer Is A Fabulous Author

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Some of my readers are aware that I am a big fan of Dr. Wayne Dyer; I believe that he is a very wise person and that all of his books are incredible (I happen to have a few of them within my personal book collection).

One of my favourite books from Dr. Wayne Dyer is, You'll See It When You Believe It; this book educates the reader on turning so-called obstacles into opportunities, ridding ourselves of inner turmoil once and for all, ways to make our dreams come true and much more.

I am always exhilarated and inspired after reading his books.

You'll See It When You Believe It by Dr. Wayne Dyer is highly recommended by me for anyone whose sincere desire is to make positive changes in their life.

February 8, 2014

One Of My All-Time Favourites

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Cover of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Recently, someone asked if I re-read books and I told them, "Yes!"

There are books that I never get tired of reading; The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy, happens to be one of them.

I clearly remembered buying the book in my twenties (So, it is of no surprise to you or I that the pages have yellowed with age).

This insightful book goes into full detail about topics such as, affirmations, visualization, happiness, wealth, success and the in-depth workings of the subconscious mind, to name a few.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy is a great book to add to your book collection (That is providing that you haven't bought it as yet). We all have our favourite reading material and personally, that book happens to be one of mines.

December 8, 2013

Bushra: The Woman Who Started A Blog On Christmas Day

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My friend, Bushra, actually created her blog on December 25th, 2012; this means that her first blogoversary is due on the 25th of this month (December).

I would like to bid her congratulations in advance for a job well done!

This highly charismatic young lady from India, is the mastermind of her very own blog: Confessions Of A StillettOmaniac (Hmmm. Interesting title). This blog is based on her LOVE for blogging, books, shopping and her sincere interest in fashion.

Her readers definitely adore her blog.

Her blog is worth checking out and when you do visit her site, you can tell her that Renard sent you!

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