Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:56:22 -0500
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:32:41 -0600The book under review 'World Vedic Heritage - A History of Histories' is written by a great scholar P.N.Oak after years of research on this subject. The author says that the dome of the Taj Mahal in Agra, near New Delhi, the capital of India, has lotus petals. The lotus petals in inlay-work girding its base, the inverted lotus on top of the dome and the trident pinnacle are all Hindu, Vedic features indicating that the fifth generation Mogul emperor, Shahjahan only requisitioned the Tejo Mahalaya Shiva Temple. The book makes an interesting reading.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:07:26 -0600The following is a review of an exciting new Police Thriller, Half-Cut. Written by Arnold Eslava-Grunwaldt this book was a real treat to read.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:27:46 -0600I got tired of mouse clicks and clicking pages on my laptop. Instead, I badly wanted a feel for solid pages in my hands. That's when I thought I would take a break and enjoy reading a novel, flipping through its pages for real by my favorite author, Sidney Sheldon. I went to the nearest bookstore and felt compelled to buy three novels by him and hoped to enjoy weeks reading them which is exactly what I did. One of these books was, "The Stars Shine Down". I do want to provide a review of this well-structured, well-plotted and well-crafted novel. Look inside for the review.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:02:18 -0600Afia Rana gives up her glamorous lifestyle to raise a son that she loves with all her heart, however her own heart will break over and over throughout the process. Breaking the patterns is like breaking through Steel, but it must be done.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:00:26 -0600Why is that important you might ask, well if your message is clear and to the point your recipient will know exactly what you are talking about. In business clear messages save time and misunderstandings and this is equally important in every day life. The conversations do not need to be terse of formal just clear and to the point.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:52:51 -0600Don Quixote is famous Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes' most famous work and first fictional novel. The full title of the work itself, "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha" represents the humor and irony of the novel.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:25:31 -0500I have read and began to apply the 67 principles discussed in Jack Canfield's "The Success Principles". This is the first of many books that I plan to read to enhance my lifestyle (please see my article for my reading list). This is my review on my experience with reading The Success Principles. I have finished reading The Success Principles on 24 October 2016.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:14:04 -0500What is there in gruesome crimes and horror movies that attract us so often? What makes us curious about true-crime movies, books, news and magazine articles? What drives us, at times so forcefully, to "enjoy" reading and/or watching movies depicting crimes?
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:57:44 -0500Is the customer always right? Maybe, maybe not. But how can one tell before it is too late? Toxic Client is a must read for any business owner trying to grow their business.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:05:23 -0500Overload is a wonderful book that fits our times perfectly. Most of us feel overwhelmed and overstressed at all times. No matter how hard we try, we can't seem to unwind and unplug from the many technologies that are part of our lives.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:21:23 -0500From pre-civilization to civilization to its very downfall, this book delivers a lot as each chapter is organized and packed with great detail about the grueling and difficult historical times between the Dawn and Sunset of Mesopotamia- A Tale of the Oldest Cities of the Near East. Ironically, through this writing we can see many parallels of modern day society as it faces some of the same indignities and dilemmas of this historical period.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:24:27 -0500When you read a novel or a story, you probably rarely ask yourself what in the book is fiction, and what is based on the author's autobiographical elements. And why would you? Would knowing one way or another makes any difference? Does knowing, for example, that some of the book's plot or characters are based on some aspects of the author's own life give the book more credibility? More attractive powers? Or does a book stand on its own merit, whether or not it is based, in part, on the writer's autobiographical elements?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:39:14 -0500Aautobiographies are believed to be based on the author's real life experiences. But is it really so? Are they honest in telling us the truth? And is it possible that the authors remember, in detail, many of their life experiences? Memory is selective, and based in part on one's perception. All these raise the question, what is fact and what is fiction in an author's autobiography... A similar question might arise about fiction, when there often is an uncertainty about what in the novel (or story) is fiction, and what is based on the author's autobiographical elements. But does it make any difference?
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:44:14 -0500Brimming with twists, turns, and non-stop drama, When The Dragon Roars by Nesly Clerge is a thriller ideal for any fan of prison-noir. When The Dragon Roars opens with the protagonist, Frederick Stark, a.k.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:13:56 -0500The "attraction" power of Judith' Katzir's "Dearest Anne" is due to the erotic, sexual descriptions which are written so elegantly and beautifully telling the love-story between a 14 year old girl and her 27 year old teacher, a love which is "unique" for the two of them. But this is not the only reason for the attractive power of the book: it echoes universal love-stories of people throughout history (not necessarily between two people of the same sex and of different age groups) and might very well echoes some of your own experiences with love and eroticism.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:58:18 -0500Too often Netflix gets in the way of reading for me. Luckily, there are ways to get around that.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:18:47 -0500One must forever be on the lookout for the jinni, God created spirits that can be good or bad. Laoise has been protected by angels until now. Will they come to her rescue again? Or, will the jinni win this time?
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:29:00 -0500A tribute to Professor Austine S.O. Okwu at 92: A look at how a diplomat who signed up to serve his country ended up serving his own people.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:40:02 -0500This submission is a short book review of The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America. The author has presented us with the recent history of partisan politics in the United States.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:06:44 -0500In The Cotton Tree, Sahr Sankoh uses brutal honesty, sarcasm and satire to bring light to the pressing political issues of our times. The book contains 57 poems filled with wit and sarcasm about things we have all probably wanted to say at one time or another, but wouldn't dare to put into words.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:38:56 -0500Even though not all of us have the time or space to set up a permanent reading corner, you can set up a cozy temporary one in ten minutes or less. I'll show you how to set up a luxury space with materials around your house in less time than it takes to listen to CCR's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:38:13 -0500Sometimes it's hard to immerse yourself in your novel. Here are three white noise apps to help with that.
Thu, 12 May 2016 09:21:38 -0500I have recently re-read the above book. I was hoping it would deal with phobias like spiders, but it has reminded me it is more about fears that prevent you living life to the full. It is about 20 years since I read it and I had forgotten most of it, but it is surprising the impact it must have had, and helped me bring about changes in my life. As you will see later. Perhaps I should look at NLP to rid me of my dread of spiders!
Mon, 09 May 2016 07:17:15 -0500Who doesn't hate a good reading slump? They are the worst thing ever for a reader. Every reader has a few things they don't like. For me it's: Insta-love and love triangles, but reading slumps definitely takes number 1.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:30:17 -0500In the midst of the digital era, I'd like to step up and defend the traditional book. Don't get me wrong, I love the latest in book tech, but nothing beats a book in its purest form. Here are a few reasons why.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:35:19 -0600Percy Ross the author of the above book began life in poverty but through hard work became a millionaire and philanthropist, giving all his money away before he died, relatively recently. He wrote the above book when he was 70. He was known for giving away silver dollars as a symbol of hope to poor children and had a column in newspapers called "Thanks a Million", from which he helped countless people with their requests.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:33:32 -0600The BestSeller She Wrote for me was a notch lesser than any of his older works. At many points I felt that the story was highly predictable. Now this may also be due to the reason that when you read an author over and over again, you start thinking on the same lines. But all credit to the author to maintain the thrill and brownie points for the pace at which the story gushes forward. Love,betrayal, redemption at its best.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:25:31 -0600This is a story of Gopal and his friends, Aarti and Raghav, who are entangled in love, corruption and ambition. The author has penned down the lives of these people involving their struggle, their goals, and their accomplishment and how all of it leads to a revolution. The book is worth the read for all the youth of today's generation to cohere in their daily lives and to associate the different events in the society with their own experiences.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 06:28:18 -0600We can influence our minds and the way we think by the books we read. Ask yourself some probing questions about the books you read and how they can help shape your thoughts.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:03:01 -0600If you want to know more about a person, find out what books they read. There are many advantages to knowing what kind of books people read. Here are some of them.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:09:53 -0600Many Brown Bears have been saved by bear sanctuaries since the mid-1990s. Bear Sanctuary is the story of courageous people who fought for their protection.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:35:59 -0600Tips and Tools of the trade on where and how to find romance books for cheap or free. From a former Bookseller to you the reader.
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:20:40 -0600Reading is one of the oldest and best forms of education and entertainment. By reading the best books, we can have an enriching life.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:08:27 -0600There are many places to find and buy good books, and the internet has made it almost ridiculously convenient. But where do we start, and most importantly, where will we end?
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 10:37:42 -0500Some of the greatest books that you will ever read may be closer than you think. When you know where to look, you will find more books than you can read. Finding good books is almost as fun as reading them. Enjoy the journey.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:45:13 -0500This essay encompasses the challenges of a therapist entering the Christian Counseling Field. Topics that are discussed include how a person's culture can influence an the therapeutic climate, the meaning of being defined as a Christian Counselor, and how to approach various Biblical concepts such as leading a purpose filled life, family and marriage topics, and how to address human suffering.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:15:50 -0500I am writing a very different article today because I want to share a wonderful and very important book I read recently that I think is a must read if you or anyone you love plans to grow old or get sick. Maybe you would rather not plan for it, but the fact is either one will happen to all of us some day.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:11:30 -0500A book review of Dr. Jose Rizal's biography entitled, "The Pride of the Malay Race". It was translated from the original Spanish of Dr. Rafael Palma, Filipino writer, lawyer, statesman and former president of the University of the Philippines by Roman Ozaeta, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:22:00 -0500The book is devoted to a thorough understanding of the concept of senses. There are twenty articles in total in two parts. The first part deals with philosophy and religion while the second part deals with Science and Society. Eminent authors from various fields have written the articles and hence it is quite interesting to read and understand hitherto unknown facts.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:05:37 -0500Adult coloring books have become the rage. Why and what are the benefits? A few years ago in Scotland, Johanna Basford, a designer was asked to do a coloring book for children and did one for adults instead. Coloring reinforces the neuron connections between both sides of the brain and shuts down the organizing frontal lobe resulting in relaxation. Learn more about Johanna in this article.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:32:50 -0500Some time ago I read the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It is a 12-month guide to finding satisfaction and happiness in life. Well, after I finished it, I did not feel happy but just flat out angry. Today I decided to try it again.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:30:34 -0500We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler is a wonderful, creative work that is guaranteed to grab your attention and your imagination. Fowler takes all of the wonderful elements of a novel and weaves them into a fantastic plot filled with thought provoking characters and circumstances. From first page until the last my mind engaged with complete concentration.
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:43:58 -0500The Aarushi Talwar murder and trial took India by storm. To date, the Aarushi Talwar murder case is the most controversial case when it comes to murders of young people.
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:17:44 -0500The Astronaut Wives Club is not only the story of extraordinary women who were placed in the spotlight when their husbands became America's first men in space, the storyline is a time capsule of family life in the Leave it to Beaver 1960's to the Women's lib 1970's, two decades when American families were dramatically changing. First astronaut wife Marge Slayton who died in 1989, once said about the Astronaut Wives Club that she started, "We were all finding our way through an experience that was a first - that of being astronaut wives and with the husbands away, we felt the need to support each other. So we began monthly coffees."
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 07:48:56 -0500The DaVinci Code is one of the best mystery and detective novels which is still read by thousands of book followers. Scripted by Dan Brown in the year 2003, the book is based on a mysterious murder inside the Louvre Museum in Paris which is followed by symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Naveu.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06:36 -0500You love books and buying them is part of your budget. Being able to afford the books you want is not only good for you but it supports the authors and rewards them for their efforts. You should not be forced to sacrifice one thing for another because you currently cannot afford both. How do you manage to finance your book habit and everything else you need? Well I'm reaching out to people to let them know that after years of study and research I have unlocked the key to having enough money so you can afford what you need or want. Having a good income is the basis and as a research analyst I am pleased to offer a new approach to personal finance and income generation.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:40:11 -0500The best mystery novels, whether told by a first person or a third person, can read and feel very different from one another indeed. It all depends on the perspective of the narrator... his or her point of view.
Wed, 06 May 2015 11:19:51 -0500"Two Old Women" is a great book about Alaskan Athabaskan culture. It highlights interesting cultural themes of strength, endurance, and cooperation.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:25:37 -0600Graham Thompson's promise is that readers will learn how to play winning chess from his book. It's a tough expectation to meet. The book begins with a brief introduction in which Graham outlines why he decided to write the book (to take revenge on his brother-in-law for shaming him during a chess match) and moves on to the basics of how pieces move on the board.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:07:13 -0600Susan Cain's book elucidates some of the deepest elements of the human character that are neither Western nor Eastern, and neither masculine nor feminine. It is an eloquent and an endearing thesis not only on the essence of introversion but also on its virtues. The book has valuable lessons on how the world can exploit the strengths of those inclined to be Quiet.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:16:07 -0600The Wizards Return has magic, breath-stopping fight scenes, laughter and a message that will have any young adult readers rethinking the world around them. It is a true fantasy adventure that will have young readers asking for more.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:00:07 -0600I attempted to integrate more classics into my 2014 reading list, along with business, fiction, historical non-fiction, health and science fiction. With such diverse genres, it's difficult to assemble my top 10 books of 2014, that said, here's my list.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:59:51 -0600This series of articles provide a chapter by chapter review of The Serpent's Promise - British evolutionist professor Steve Jones' latest attempt to belittle the Bible and delay the inevitable demise of Darwinism. The book is dedicated to the memory of his great grand-father, Rev William Morgan, who, we are informed, was a Christian preacher for some forty years. I wonder what Morgan would think of his great grandson's book and the fact that he has been voted Secularist of the Year?
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:04:22 -0600This book is the second in a series of mystery novels written by Sue Grafton. Kinsley Millhone is a single young woman who has a private detective agency. Business is often quite slow for her and she has to pay her bills even though she doesn't always like the cases that she has taken on for investigation.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:19:38 -0500There are careers that are considered to be high in terms of value for what they can pay. A piloting career is one of the most lucrative and it attracts thousands, even though only a few make it. Ask any child what they wish to be when they grow up and a pilot will be the answer for most of them. However, the grass is not always greener as it looks in the piloting world. This is a revelation that has been made thanks to the book 'Pilots on Food Stamps-An Inside Look at Why Your Flight Got Cancelled". It is a book that is authored by Ben Mandell.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:41:19 -0500A Very dear friend of mine, Roger W McGowen, has spent more than half his life on death row in Texas for a crime we know he did not commit (he is now 47). Rather than allowing himself to be destroyed by totally inhumane circumstances, he used them to grow. Often painfully, slowly, with setbacks, but never, never giving up his relentless search for improvement, a deeper understanding of life, a more spiritual vision.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:03:46 -0500Literature has got its own charm and attraction from the time immemorial. The people from different strata and community have contributed a lot in the advancement of the subject to a great height. Here, if we give a close eye to the subject, we will find that there is a remarkable change in the pattern and style of the writing that is practiced today by the people at large.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:52:55 -0500Marketing is an important part of ever author's success. For new and independent authors and self publishers, there are many options available to get their work in front of readers. Explore ways where you can use today's marketing techniques to present and market your wok.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:01 -0500We have gifts, strengths, yearnings and longings unfulfilled. We are also adept at distracting ourselves from what we know that we have to do if life as we know it is going to change. Are you waiting for the perfect time to claim what is missing?
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:13:03 -0500As a book publicist I am always on the lookout for effective inexpensive ways to reach book buyers. One way is to tap into the power of Amazon by using Listmania lists. Here's a 'how-to' step by step that'll show you how to create a Listmania list on Amazon.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:59:25 -0500Recently on LinkedIn, J.D. Gershbein, a global speaker and social branding specialist, raised the question, "Does a numbered step approach to titling a book have a positive effect on sales?" This particular question and subsequent thread made me delve deeper into the use of numbers in book titles and whether or not it makes sense.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:47:58 -0500New books can be expensive, particularly depending on the subjects they tackle. But, a reading enthusiast will still buy books whenever they can to enjoy a good read. In modern living, it is possible to read books from tablets or even laptops. This does not however compare with having a tangible book that you can refer to as many times as possible in the future. It is made even simpler to get a handy book since it is now possible to download the books. There are actually sites that will give you access to download free new books that you love the most. Here are some of the top websites that you can use to get a hold of your favorite reads.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:29:06 -0500Let's face it. Not everyone is fond of reading. However, one cannot deny the importance of knowing how to read in our everyday life. Travel back in time with me as I list my top five favorite books of all time.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:58:42 -0500Many people want to become avid readers but do not enjoy the reading process. For this reason, many people start reading a book, end up exhausted mid-way, and do not complete the whole of it from cover to cover, as per the plan of any good reader. However, enjoying a book means more than just waking up and getting a book in the shelves or online to read it.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:41:45 -0500Stephanie Plum has been working as a bounty hunter for her cousin Vinnie. She blackmailed him into giving her a job because she was desperate. Unfortunately, Stephanie isn't very good at chasing and capturing the individuals who missed their Court date and she only gets paid a commission based on their bail amount once she has obtained a receipt from the police.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:41:26 -0500Stephanie Plum was a lingerie purchaser but when she lost her job, she was desperate. There were bills to pay and she couldn't seem to find a job that was suitable. So, she went to see her cousin Vinnie who was running a bond enforcement agency and blackmailed him in order to get work.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:05:12 -0500You know what we're told our human, planetary, and cosmic history is. Do you agree with this, or do you feel or know it's something quite different?
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:27:16 -0500Janet Evanovick has not only written several books but has made a career out of writing. She and Ina Yalof have taken the questions that have most often been asked by her readers and compiled them into this manual that offers its readers an up-close view of how she has done this. Eight chapters are used to divide the book into topics.
Thu, 22 May 2014 10:14:59 -0500Paper books were the common format in the past because it was the only available format. Nowadays, the internet has become the source for everything and that includes books. In this digital age, online books have become a great source of information. There are volumes on virtually every and any topic that you can think of. There are many reasons why texts in the electronic version are a popular pick these days. We've mentioned a few of them below.
Thu, 22 May 2014 07:53:39 -0500Jerome wrote in his diary how he altered the Old Testament and added to it to make it align with his production called the New Testament. He took the writings from around the empire and compiled the latter which he added to the Septuagint, translated by him, and called the final text the Vulgate, which was published late 4th CAD.
Wed, 21 May 2014 12:30:06 -0500It's enticing to learn what your name and birth date mean, so numerology has been popular for a long time as a system to provide this information. But is there a more accurate system available? Yes, there is.
Mon, 05 May 2014 07:32:02 -0500Relationships, including marriage needs nurturing to keep them going smooth. Broken marriages can be painful and can sometimes even lead to hate and remorse. But it is very possible to mend a broken marriage regardless of the reasons that led to the breaking. There are simple steps that can be followed to repair a marriage that of broken or keep the one that is about to break together. Here are some of the steps that can be followed to make amends...
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:48:33 -0500If someone said they'd discovered what the secret to happiness and success is, would you be interested to learn if they're right? This author may be on to something.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:24:11 -0500New friends are quickly made and lost. Hardened criminals are converted to the side of goodness through the power of God. Beasts of every shape and size emerge to feast on human blood, turning the island of Volgunther into a desolate ruin. And Dysart, one of the original descendants of this dreaded place, lands on the island intent on destroying the sole entity responsible for all this bloodshed and destruction: the eternal Daemon named Salamandrus.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:20:32 -0500Using his imagination, and an intellect quickened by the Spirit of God, the author places significant historical events--of the past 2000 years--in the context of Biblical prophecy. He writes: "That great jigsaw puzzle of Prophetic pieces, spanning the Old and New Testaments, were fitted closely together in the New Jerusalem, like a vast De Vinci Montage of centuries of history since the Desolation Abomination was erected, rising to that colossal crescendo of fulfillment in the 20th and 21st centuries." The sentence characterizes the eloquence with which he explains how history and Scripture come together to fulfill Christ's purpose on earth.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:03:18 -0500There are times when a writer speaks to your very soul, puts words to your thoughts and feelings in a way you may have wished you could have. This is one of those writers, one of those books.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:53:04 -0500"To sleep perchance to dream..." takes on new meaning in this engaging multi-genre novel that captures you and doesn't let you go. And, "Be careful what you wish for" is a mantra to keep in mind.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:59:12 -0500The People are restless; some are bent on murder and destruction-and the tension is building. Primarily set in pre-Revolution days in St. Petersburg, Russia, this compelling historical mystery novel is based on actual events.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:17:31 -0500Eight Twisted Shorts is, obviously, eight short stories and the second offering from the author of Peckerwood Twist, Nathan Lichtwar. Here's a brief review of each story.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:14:39 -0500Adler wrote Breaking the Chains to Freedom: Finding the Power within You as part memoir, part self-help book for those who practice victim mentality or have experienced-or currently are experiencing-a major life transition, to help them move through and beyond the trauma. The book takes you through how her own victim mentality took root and played out in her life; her transformation from victim to spiritual life warrior; and shares inspirational narrative and exercises to help you shift from emotional pain to freedom, happiness, and spiritual strength.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:06:06 -0500Ready to get out of the sweltering summer heat, Sam Paris goes to his usual spot: The Peckerwood Bar in Port Salerno, Florida, famous for its spicy hot sauce and its unsavory characters. The bar patrons are as rough and tough as Sam and his language when someone annoys him. In his sixties and with a history, including as a Vietnam vet, Sam pays attention to everything and everyone around him from "Habit born out of self-preservation and lessons learned the hard way.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:54:18 -0500"High Five" is another interesting and attention-getting creation of the number one New York Times Bestselling author Janet Evanovich. It combines suspense with humour.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:38:43 -0500The tricks employed by religious leaders to warrant recognition of their gods are revealed through spiritual revelations that is bringing the truth to the fore. The barrier put up by them to prevent the real God from being discovered is also breaking down.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:59:20 -0500"In a highly competitive marketplace like Kindle covers, what role do product reviews play?" From the point of view of the consumer the answer is fairly obvious. It is a well known fact that shoppers are becoming better informed, particularly with regards to eCommerce. More than half of consumers will now routinely track down reviews of products that they are thinking about purchasing. The practice is used more when the goods to be purchased get more expensive.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:09:39 -0500Set in a dystopian future where the United States of America does not exist any more, the Legend Trilogy explores the contrasting lives of two teenagers and how their lives intersect with each other. The story takes place in the new nation, known as the Republic, which is perpetually in a state of war with its neighbors. Born in one of the wealthiest districts of the Republic, fifteen year old June has been groomed from a young age to join the highest echelons of the Republic's military.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:44:37 -0500Authored by Kat Richardson, The Greywalker Series is based around the life of the protagonist Harper Blaine. Harper gets killed while pursuing a case, though her 'death' lasts only for two minutes as she is brought back to life by the miracles of modern medicine. However, once she is revived, she discovers that she now has a new ability, namely being able to move through the realm that separates our world from the afterworld.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:34:39 -0500Before diving right in to the pool of this mystifying series, let me just mention for the readers' benefit that it is a futuristic book that features technology far beyond our normal everyday imaginations. Not only is the series about the future, it is more specifically about space and time. The universe, or space for that matter, is endless and limitless and the technology we have today confirms that our space shuttles cannot progress much if they continue to move in a straight line.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:26:28 -0500Troubled from without and within, the psalmist, has stopped for a moment in the way. He knows he cannot turn back but knows how to continue. Therefore he prays that God will help him follow through his decision to stay on the right road.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 08:38:50 -0600"Three to Get Deadly" is the third book in Janet Evanovich's series about Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter. This story focusses on the mystery associated with the disappearance of the man everyone in the community loved and called "Uncle Mo". He owned the candy store where children and adults alike had good memories.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 08:38:19 -0600"Two for the Dough" is the second in Janet Evanovich's series about Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter. Stephanie was financially desperate after she lost her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store. She didn't know what to do or how to earn money.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:58:25 -0600Over the years, I've found a number of books that got me motivated, thrust me into action, or helped me resolve some of the many stumbling blocks artists are prone to. I discovered them mostly in random fashion. Here is an aggregated list of all the ones I found useful, and usually entertaining.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:17:55 -0600Reading is, for many people, a fundamental part of their lives. They have all different options these days for selecting their literary material. What exactly is it about hardcover books that make them stand out from the rest?
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:30:25 -0600Five species have become extinct since modern man has existed. At the rate we are using up resources and decimating our climate, there are signs if we don't change, we will be the sixth extinction according to author Elizabeth Kolbert.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:44:18 -0600Everybody knows that the publishing industry - important for 300 years - is about to collapse. But have you thought about the fact that all businesses linked to it might go too - such as reviewing, and the position of 'The Critic'?
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:41:17 -0600A review of the third book in the exciting 39 clues series, The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis. This book contains a lot of interesting information about the clue hunt that 39 clues fans will want to know.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:40:23 -0600The genre of fantasy fiction has proved quite a popular one over the past few years. J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" and J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series received a very good response from the audience. Readers' engagement with these novels was such that it compelled authors to write sequel after sequel in order to satiate their curiosity and imaginative pleasures. The credit definitely goes to these legendary authors who with their superior skills of writing have made fantastical elements and mythical creatures appear real.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:05:27 -0600Life is a big game. If you want to win the game you must know the exciting ways to live. The author of the book, '365 Exciting Ways to live', Mr. N.C.Sridharan has explained in detail the exciting ways in 365 small chapters. It is designed to read one chapter per day. Those who want to succeed in life should read this book without fail. The author is a management consultant. He has conveyed his ideas in a lucid style.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:28:24 -0600Mobile technology is growing increasingly sophisticated, making it so that you only need a laptop and an internet connection and you can work anywhere and everywhere. That means to start a business or to keep a company growing, you don't actually need a physical office, because you've practically got a virtual office set up on your couch, right?
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:27:15 -0600Mention the news company, Al Jazeera, and it's likely the response will not be without a strong opinion of the Qatar-based news network. Americans are deeply suspicious of the Arab government-owned news network, particularly since the events of 911.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:41:01 -0600A review of William S. Burroughs' "junky" and a commentary on the heroin lifestyle. In William S. Burrough's "Junky", a newly graduated English major scraps his middle class life in favor of the opiate addict lifestyle. Published in 1952, this semi-autobiography shows insight into the drug culture and underworld at the time. The main character, William Lee (nicknamed "Bill"), comes into possession of some morphine, and wondering about the allure of the substance to his buyers, decides to try his first "shot". William Lee quickly learns that opium consumes your life, giving junkies their own sense of time and distorted priorities.