Toxic Client: Knowing and Avoiding the Problem Customer
Is 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.
Overload: How to Unplug, Unwind, and Unleash Yourself From the Pressure of Stress
Overload 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.
Dawn and Sunset – A Tale of the Oldest Cities in the Near East
From 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.
Facts and Fiction in an Author’s Writings: The Conscious/Unconscious Blurring of the Two
When 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?
Autobiographical Elements in Novels & Short Stories: Do They Add to the Book’s Value or Credibility?
Aautobiographies 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?
When the Dragon Roars Book Review
Brimming 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.
The Attractive Power of a Book Well-Written: Love & Erotic Novel Which Engulfs Us All
The “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.
The Netflix Curse
Too often Netflix gets in the way of reading for me. Luckily, there are ways to get around that.
The Soul Hypnotist
One 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?
A Diplomat Who Signed Up to Serve His Country: Part II
A 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.
Book Review – The Second Civil War, How Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America
This 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.
Book Review: The Cotton Tree by Sahr Sankoh
In 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.
How to Create A Cozy Reading Corner Anywhere in 10 Minutes or Less
Even 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”.
3 White Noise Apps for Reading
Sometimes it’s hard to immerse yourself in your novel. Here are three white noise apps to help with that.
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!
I 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!