Sunday, July 31, 2011

Author Interview With Daniel Hill

Today we are talking with Daniel Hill, author of Which One Are You?,
an explosive book revealing various types of people that commit crimes, use drugs, are violent gang members, and some that find their path through faith out of this dark world. Thank you, Daniel, for spending some time with us.
PBR: You seem to be one of the lucky ones to have been so close to all of this mayhem but to emerge with a family. Tell us a bit about when you were growing up. Did you ever think things would turn out for you the way they have?
DH: I was actually raised up in a normal household with both of my parents, even though sometimes I did not act like it. Growing up I did get into a lot of trouble but nothing like what you have read about in my stories but I did see a lot of different things growing up since my father was a pastor, the places I went, who I kicked it with and doing things I shouldn't have done. I did see how bad people were struggling in life and how some of my friends and family started off on the same track as me but choose different paths. This isn't saying that I started off right it just seem like down the road God took a hold of me and made me do right well at least better LOL!!! I guess I was kind of like the two separate paths but without the wife and kids!
I also had good friends who use to take me out of town named, Wayne and Melvin, to see college life which made you want to leave your town or city and do better because once you see college life or something difference it makes you realize that there is more out there than where you are from. This means you have more options in life then doing the same thing or mess that you always do or the same job everybody is doing that you do not want. Then I also have a friend who is more like a brother to me name Jerome who made sure I did not do all the things I wanted to do! If you know what I mean! I never thought I would grow up to be a teacher and write a book. I always thought I was going to be some type of hustler or business man dealing with cars, rims, or money because that was all I wanted. I was always trying to sell something such as clothes, two ways, CDs, movies, etc. I use to even pick up the loose change at the house and put it in my piggy bank, even though half the time it was change from off the table. LOL! Man! My father use to get upset! LOL!!
PBR: How was your family structured and who played a major role in raising you?
DH: We were a normal preacher family I guess you know one good kid and one bad kid, which was me LOL!!! I also have another brother and sister by my father too. I guess there were a couple of people who played a major role in my life growing up my father who is deceased now, being my coach as a child in sports, my mother always watching her pray at night and working hard, and my grandmother who also has passed but meant everything to me and loved me no matter what I did and always made me laugh. Then also my church family who always made sure I ate well and never missed out on anything if my parents weren't around. I almost forgot my cousin Bi in my adult life who always told me never to judge anybody because we are just human and we constantly making mistakes, whenever I wanted to go off on someone.
PBR: When did you decide to write this book, and how long did it take you to complete?
DH: I wrote this story in college when I did not have anything!!! LOL!!! I remember that my mom wanted to make sure that I graduated so she told me that my last year of school I couldn't work and need to focus on graduating. I remember I was staying with my friend Dezy in a one bedroom apartment sleeping on a futon a nice one though. LOL!!! I remember we did have anything but food, no cable, no money because my mom's money was going to my grandmother because she was sick in the hospital. Then also this was the time when I started trying to do better in college, my sixth year and no I didn't get a master, just took a long time, I was a dedicated student. My friend and I just said to each other "well if we can't do anything we might as well study or get a hobby. So I decided to draw something for ten to fifteen minutes, and then practice my keyboard which broke after a week, and then write a story. I would sit there for about 10 minutes and let my mind wonder until something hit me and then started writing until I got it all off my mind. It would take me about 45 minutes to an hour, maybe a little more. I did this every day. I guess you wondering why I only have 19 stories and there are more days than that in a semester HUH!!! It's because we got cable. LOL!!! This all happened back in 2006 I was unable to find someone to edit it or get it published until 2011.
PBR: "If you knew then what you know now," what would you do differently?
DH: The main thing that I would have done growing up was study. When I was growing up all I ever wanted to do was kick it. I remember me and my friends use to see who could get the lowest test grade. LOL - so stupid back then. I even remember putting abacada on 1 of my ACT test because I came in to late. But it paid off because now I have to pay back student loans while my friends who received scholarships get their whole check. Yeah I was the smart one huh!!! LOL!!! $250 a month, give it up for the genius LOL!!!
PBR: You invite people to contact you in your book. Have many people reached out to you? Can you please tell us about some of these situations?
DH: I haven't really promoted my book since I published it. I was planning on promoting once I finished teaching this year but 3 days after I got out of school my father died and had to go back home for a couple of weeks. Then came back my friends grandmother died and kicked it with him and my other friends sister died, plus I have been helping out friends and family with different stuff so I really haven't even had a summer or time to promote. But I hope it will all change with your program and plus I'm trying to help certain small business grow for free. But I would love to hear from people and how it changed their lives.
PRB: You certainly have a talent for communicating to a group of people that might otherwise go unseen. What do you plan on doing in the near future? Do you have any plans for additional books?
DH: I really don't even know or even worry about the future I just take it day by day. I do want to help people out so I pray God allows this book to do well so I can keep my promises to me and him about if I ever got rich or wealthy.
PBR: You make a point to thank readers for reading your book. I wish to thank you for your time today.
DH: No! Thank you for allowing me to be promoted through your company and for being so personal about everything. A lot of people do not do it this way anymore and that's one reason I think many people are lost.
Reviewed by: Gary R. Sorkin
Gary R. Sorkin is the Senior Editor for Pacific Book Review. Please visit Pacific Book Review at:

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Wondering What to Read Next? Read This for Seven Ingenious Sources for Book Recommendations

If you're feeling bereft having finished your book, it can be hard to know where to turn for advice on your next read. If your friends and family members are anything like mine, they'll be keen to foist books on you that you must read - but it can be embarrassing to admit you hated the book that changed their life (The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho springs to mind), and aggrieving to realise how much valuable reading time you've lost wading through dross. Going it alone and simply stacking your trolley with whatever books are on Tesco's 3 for 2 offer tends to yield similarly unsatisfying results. Here are a few suggestions for places to try for recommendations that will hit your literary spot.

1. Online tools There are a number of online tools for generating book recommendations. They generally don't have a huge pool of books to draw from, and are quite limited in scope. Whichbook has a number of categories that allow you to set your reading preferences on certain scales: e.g. 'Happy' - 'Sad'. It's a bit simplistic, but its kind of fun to play with: I experimented with setting the preferences to maximise both 'Disgusting' and 'Lots of sex', and it yielded Filth - Irvine Welsh, and American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis, so I suppose it works after a fashion.

2. Book blogs These days the Internet is awash with book geeks blogging about their latest reads. Some are eclectic, based on an individual's reading patterns, others are genre-specific. There are so many that it should be relatively easy to find kindred spirits, particularly if you're into genre fiction.

3. Book reviews in the papers It sounds obvious, but reviews in the press can be a reliable source of recommendations. The best way to use papers is to find a publication or reviewer whose opinions you respect and check it regularly to see what's getting hyped. Lots of review sections have twitter accounts (try @GuardianBooks) so you can get regular recommendations this way.

4. Major book awards For example The Costa Book awards, The Man Booker Prize, The Nobel prize for Literature. This can be good for picking up brilliant established authors. However, it's best not to get too obsessive with this one - I had a friend who decided to work his way backwards chronologically reading a work by the Nobel prize-winner from each year. I'm not sure how far he got, but the prospect of ploughing through the lectures on Swedish medieval farming history by Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam (Nobel Prize winner 1916) would be enough to send me running back to Richard and Judy's book club.

5. recommendations Generally I find online store recommendations annoying, but if you do buy lots of books this way then they can be useful once they've been tweaked a bit. They are best for telling you the certain books that 'everyone' has read, and getting said book into your hands quicksharp - if you're still cringing at the memory of being the only one at your book club meeting who hadn't read Life of Pi.

6. Literary festivals and events To take your bookwormery to the next level, check out festivals and events showcasing upcoming and established authors' work. Besides the big literary festivals Hay, Cheltenham and Edinburgh, there are numerous one-off events at bookshops that are sometimes free, and it's fun to hear people read their work.

7. Local independent bookshops In my opinion there's no substitute for heading to your local indie bookshop for a browse. Unlike in Tesco's, the staff will be real enthusiasts and more than happy to help you out with some recommendations.

For your next read, you might like to try Honest Publishing, for fiction and non-fiction by unique writers neglected by the mainstream.

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Narcissistic Wordsmith - Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

At the tender age of sixteen I was introduced to a band called Rush. The Canadian trio filled my ears as well as my soul and to this day Rush still rocks my world. Unfortunately, after the tour to support their album, Test for Echo, ended on July 4, 1997, the band disappeared. Rumors spread that one of the trio had cancer while others heard they simply broke up.

In 2002 the explanation about the band's hiatus was finally revealed to the world and the truth was exposed. Neil Peart, Rush's King of Kings drummers, lost his nineteen-year-old daughter to a car accident on August 10, 1997 and his common-law wife went into a deep depression and died of cancer ten months later.

So, on a rainy, late summer morning on August 20, 1998, just two months after his wife's funeral, without any reason to carry on and having no interests in his work or his life, the drummer of drummers secured his home, revved up his BMW R1100GS motorcycle and rode down the driveway of what used to be a happy home. He didn't know where he was going, but he would let his bike lead the way.

For fourteen months, Neil ventured 55,000 miles of highways and byways from eastern Canada to the American west coast and Mexico. All the while, keeping a journal of everything he experienced.

When he finally placed the kickstand down on his bike in early autumn of 1999, he began piecing together the notes from his journal and titled the book to describe how he felt about himself. Thus, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road was born.

This book will warm the hearts of Neil's long-time fans as well as anyone who wants to read a sad, yet uplifting story. While Neil details out the events of his travel, he sprinkles in the memories of his once-happy life. By the time you finish the book, the entire picture is before you-and you understand.

Neil divides his piece into two books: Book One is titled Riding the Healing Road, which specifically records every rain drop and winding turn he experiences on his journey. Book Two Homeward Angel, On The Fly is peppered with his reflection and his determination to look and move forward.

The author brings humor and intimacies into the book and allows the reader to watch the dissection of his spirit, his mind, heart, and his "little baby soul." Neil introduces us to his best friend, Brutus, and his alter ego, Ellwood, which is actually his middle name. We also become acquainted with Carrie Nuttall, the woman who was "... the answer to a prayer I hadn't dared to voice, or even dream" and on September 9, 2000 became his wife.

The only frustration I had with the book is the amount of unnecessary detail to ad nauseam. I found myself many times in frustration screaming "GET ON WITH IT" and would rifle through pages of description-overkill of a rock or how the wine tasted on his tongue.

Many words the author uses such as nadir, majordomo, euphoniously, gelid, and vicissitudes were so unfamiliar to me that I found myself looking to Webster for clarification. The extremity of pointless detail became so exhausting that it took me quite a while to get through the book. I found his writing style arrogant and vain.

I've labeled Neil a narcissistic wordsmith as I now realize how much he loves his words. It is very clear to me after reading this book and listening to his lyrics for the past thirty years that he wants his readers and listeners to know just how much he loves his words and how well he can put a plethora of complicated words together to invoke a simple meaning.

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, although frustrating and sometimes exhausting, is a must read for any Rush fan, rocker, or those who like a complicated read with a good ending. Delightful and fun, yet heartbreaking, this book will not only give you a new outlook on life, but will motivate you to buy a motorcycle and "Take off to the Great White North."

Tracey L. Brackett is the owner of The Feather Walker Customized Writing Services based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Feather Walker offers creative writing, proofreading, editing, resumes, ghostwriting, article writing, brochures, and flyers at affordable prices. For more information, please visit Tracey also is a member of the writing team for Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services. Please visit WITS at

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The Importance Of Book Club Suggestions

A like minded group of people meeting together once in a while and discussing a title or titles is what a book club essentially does. The literary world reveres the famous and their members for their criticism that can influence purchases and set up the general success or failure of a book launch. However readers may or may not be too overwhelmed by their opinion thinking it to be biased and or simply the opinion of a group of people. Taste and preferences are personal things and though they are shaped by culture and upbringing to some extent; but they are mostly personal traits that are developed inherently over the years.

These clubs are an amalgamation of minds that meet and discuss books. Since the members may come from all walks of life, it is an ideal location for meting new people and socializing with others. It also offers an exchange of ideas among the members and a healthy discussion on a wide range of issues outside the purview of literary works.

These can be either single-title where all the members have read a particular title and are discussing about it or multi title, where people meeting may have read different titles at the same time. Single title clubs are essentially ones where everybody must have decided to read a particular title and then meet to discuss the title. This is generally a new title. Small clubs are traditionally deprived of a wide spectrum views because of the lack of sizable members. It is hard to get good members and have them participate whenever the members meet, because of their previous engagements.

These clubs often provide suggestions for titles to be read by people. These suggestions are important for not only popularizing the book but also giving instant recognition to the author. A suggested title will have immediate attention of its members and also the general reading public.

Several book clubs have their website where a reader can go on to check the suggested readings. Due to the advent of the internet, online book clubs have also come up. They are available round the clock and have the advantage of a sheer number of books that are available to read. These clubs also offer books for sale and special discounts are offered to readers who buy several books during the year.

Book clubs can be an important medium to promote a book, as you can be assured of getting highly motivated traffic here.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Why Cheap Audio Books Are Not Cheap

We all want it; cheap audio books, but nobody wants to pay the same for their audio books as for their normal paperback book. It seems reasonable that when there is no physical copy of the book to print, the book would be cheaper to buy. Well this is wrong. Most companies try to lure you in with free books, free trials, gifts and all other sorts of teasers. The problem is you almost always have to subscribe to a membership with your credit card. The first month is free, but the second month you pay double. When you try to cancel it all kinds of barricades are thrown up to prevent you from canceling.

Here is my solution. There are a lot of free books around. Not the big corp ones, but the true free audio books. These are books that have no copyrights anymore because of their age. After 50 years the copyrights to a book expire and everyone is free to do with it what they want.

You can Google it. But most sellers do not show up because they are buried by spammy "review" sites of affiliates. The most affiliates are from Audible. This is an Amazon company and one of the giants in the audio book market. Don't apply for trial memberships because they will be almost impossible to cancel. Instead buy without the membership. Yes they are by far not as cheap as with a membership, but you won't get trapped in paperwork and other hassles.

If you are not shy to leave your house you could also visit your local book store. Most of the times they have sales of cheap books on CD. The upside to books on a CD instead of buying it online, is that you never lose the files. My computer recently crashed and all the data on my hard drive was lost. If I had audio CD's instead of MP3s there wouldn't have been any problem.

Cheap Audio Books do exist. You just need to know where to look for them. Try to use forums to ask people where they buy their books instead of Googling it. If you know somebody who listens to books ask them where they got it. Make sure you try a few companies first before you apply for a lifelong membership.

Make sure you follow these guidelines and you will have a life long supply of ahead.

If you like audio books and you want a list of audio book companies to compare. Take a look on my website with Cheap Audio Books. But remember to not fall in the corporate traps...

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New York Times - The Saga Continues

Page One: Inside the New York Times and the Future of Journalism

Edited by David Folkenflik

Can print journalists be objective about the future of news? Page One attempts to answer this question in 17 essays and interviews with respected and well-known writers from various positions in newspaper and public affairs worldwide.

David Folkenflik, NPR's award-winning media correspondent based in New York City, edits the book.

The project was originally a documentary film shown at Sundance in January 2011. At the core of the film is a story told by journalists in the business representing different generations. David Carr, a former drug addict, is out of central casting as an eccentric, old school, gravely voiced reporter. On the other side of the proverbial desk is Brian Stelter who epitomizes the model of a fresh faced, new media journalist.

The essays contained in the book cover the global challenge of how will newspapers and professional journalism survive in the age of the digital demon Websites like WikiLeaks, Gawker, Politico, and the Huffington Post.

For a reporter, a job at the New York Times equaled being admitted to Harvard University. The romance of the New York Times held forth until 2007 as things began to change. After the paper moved into its resplendent and high-tech new home across town, even the Times could no longer hold off the advance of a changing landscape and stuttering economy.

Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi created this idea for a film project. Novack and Rossi are husband-and-wife documentary filmmakers. An earlier film by this team is "Eat This New York," about friends trying to start a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Each essay reveals, and offers solutions, to the various ailments of the newspaper business. Some take on the Internet as the insect that infected journalism and caused it to wither away.

The history of the newspaper business is filled with stories of deals gone bad, buyouts, massive firings and questionable business decisions about what is news and what people want or will read.

James O'Shea is the former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune and then the editor of the Los Angeles Times. In his essay, he chronicles the calamitous events when the Tribune Company of Chicago acquired Times Mirror Company of Los Angeles.

O'Shea calls it the "Deal from Hell," as the arrangement emptied the Times of nearly 50 percent of its news staff and changed the editorial style from one of hard news to cotton candy.

He is emphatic that it is not the Internet that was not the cause of declining readership but the reaction of those who are in charge. O'Shea said, "The lack of investment, greed, incompetence, corruption, hypocrisy, and downright arrogance of people who put their interests ahead of the public's," as the reason newspapers are having problems.

Others, such as the piece by Jennifer 8. Lee, taught the paper how to embrace the electronic frontier and see it as a way to flourish as it never could before by creating a new arm for its staff to explore; the blog.

Chapter Eight by Evan Smith, former editor and president of Texas Monthly, writes about a growing anecdote to the threatened loss of real investigative journalism, which are the grant and donation supported nonprofits. These entities are creating a new business model: public news organizations.

In this chapter Smith describes these organizations as the saving credible journalism in a world of one sided and un-vetted opinion.

The mission of nonprofit and nonpartisan journalism is to disseminate the product, investigative reporting, to news agencies for free. They can afford to do this as large grants, foundations and contributions fund the newsrooms. The idea is to keep good journalism alive and good journalists employed.

The first of this new breed is ProPublica in New York followed by the Texas Tribune out of Austin and the Bay Citizen in San Francisco. It is a model being emulated around the country.

The Associated Press is expanding on its own model to distribute content from nonprofit news organizations to newspapers around the world. Investigative News Network, another nonprofit, has 51 members of news organizations also producing investigative journalism available to newspapers and other outlets.

The manuscript/script is thorough, thoughtful, and exceptionally well written. Each essay offers another wrinkle in the evolutionary saga about the fate of newsprint. All of the authors, including Alan Rusbridger, Editor in Chief of The Guardian newspaper and executive editor of its sister Sunday paper, the Observer, and Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, have something of value to bring to the story.

For those interested in the status of how news is being analyzed and delivered, Page One is a most encompassing volume on the issue of the future of journalism and newspapers. Highly recommended.

Geri Spieler is the author of, "Taking Aim At The President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford," Palgrave Macmillan. to read about Sara Jane Moore and her tangled life from a loving home in Charleston, West Virginia to the radical underground of 1970's San Francisco

Journalist, author, freelancer and commentator, Spieler applies her investigative research skiils to finding the truth behind hype and blather that has obliterated clear thinking.

She is a former investigative reporter and has written for the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. She was a research director for Gartner and is an award winning public speaker and past president of the San Francisco/Peninsula California Writers Club.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Arbor Books Publishing Independent Press Spotlight

Arbor Books (, a backbone of the independent publishing movement for more than a decade, has compiled a list of some of its favorite titles to help consumers get right to the good stuff this holiday season.

This brief list of suggestions is a fun way to highlight some of the best books produced by the independent presses --and a way to help consumers sort through the thousands of titles released each year.

This year's list includes children's books, wealth-building books, personal memoirs and holiday-specific titles, and covers the entire family when it comes to genres and reading levels. According to Arbor Books, this list gives the whole family something to look forward to.

The independent publishers on the recommended reading list for this holiday season hail from around the country. The authors come from around the world. Just as the independents in the music, film, theater and art industries forge new paths, making available works and titles that would not be available to consumers otherwise, so do these independents in the publishing field, and Arbor Books ghostwriting and publishing services is proud of each and every one of them.

Below is the list of Arbor Books' picks for the best of the holiday season:

1. Self-Help

Susan Bosscawen, Blueprint Your Future: Creating Powerful Personal and Career Results through Alignment (ISBN: 0615273912)

Raymond Salcido, LCSW, Chaos to Balance-A Life Changing Strategy (ISBN: 0-9822302-0-6)

2. Children's Fiction

Jolie Vanier, Puwaii Adventures With Joliea & Friends...The Adventures Continue (ISBN: 0-9822341-1-2)

Shannon Bates, Yes! You Can! An Iknowicant Tale (ISBN: 0-9821509-0-3)

3. Business/Personal Finance

Santiago Maggi, Investment Strategies for Uncertain Markets (ISBN: 0615325815)

David Schumacher, PhD and Steve Dexter, Buy & Hold Forever: How to Build Wealth for the 21st Century (ISBN: 0-9701162-6-8)

4. Personal Memoirs

Judy Joseph Hamlin, From Riches to Happiness: A Semi-Autobiography by an Enlightened Orange County Woman (ISBN: 0615310362)

5. Business Memoirs

Michael J. Ellis, The Metabolife Story: The Rape of Cinderella (ISBN: 0-9822402-0-1)

6. Business/Management

Debi Brown, It's All in the Delivery: How to Move Mountains Without Crushing the Villagers (ISBN: 978-0-9812098-0-7)

7. History

Barbara Schwartz, Mercy, Mandates, Merger (ISBN: 978-0-615-28720-1)

8. Religion

Catherine Walters, The Hand of God: A Message of Faith and Love (ISBN: 0-9818658-6-0)

9. Mystery

Rick Ward, The Lawmaker (ISBN: 0-9823564-0-4)

Christine Whitehead, Tell Me When It Hurts (ISBN: 0-9822946-0-3)

10. General Fiction

Ryan O'Reilly, To Nourish and Consume (ISBN: 0-9794128-1-1)

11. Thrillers

Rick Ward, Blood-Stained Justice (ISBN: 0-9823564-4-7)

12. Science Fiction/Fantasy

Timothy A. Bramlett, Sharkey and the Parallel Universe (ISBN: 0-9796444-2-9)

13. Medical/Health

Dr. Vikki Petersen and Dr. Richard Petersen, The Gluten Effect: How "Innocent" Wheat Is Ruining Your Health (ISBN: 0-9822711-0-7)

Dr. David Siroospour, MD, FACS, Spinal Surgery Myths: A Surgeon's Personal Experience With Back Surgery (ISBN: 0-9823362-0-9)

14. Family/Parenting

Armen G. Ketchedjian, MD, Will It Hurt? A Parent's Practical Guide to Children's Surgery (ISBN: 0-9815373-0-8)

Kay Mixson Jenkins, Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson's Disease to a Child (ISBN: 0-9819129-0-7)

All of these books are available on, where millions of holiday shoppers are searching for just the right books to give to friends, spouses or relatives.

As the country begins a period of economic and spiritual renewal, Arbor Books feels it's a pleasure to be a part of a movement of small presses and independent publishers. The people in this field, with their optimism and vision, are the future of publishing as they break the stranglehold of the larger, traditional publishing houses.

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How To Race Pigeons Review

Best Tips are Given by 'How to Race pigeons - True Racing Secrets Revealed'

If other pigeon racing teams are constantly winning all the accolades, then it's time that you did something about it. There must be something different that these fanciers are doing, that you haven't got quite right. If you are feeling the pain of the losses, then you should get 'How to Race pigeons - True Racing Secrets Revealed'.

This book gives easy and simple ways of making the racing pigeons into champion racing pigeons. With money back guarantee, this is the best book on the block. Knowledge of the sport is the key to the success. It's important to learn how the best birds can be chosen, what should be the nutrition and dietary regime for the birds, how they should be trained and how to understand the breeding pairs.

To become a great fancier that knows all about its racing birds experience is required. This is what the book gives you - experience. The book gives the fancier information and expertise that they can use to enhance the performance of the racing pigeons. This includes

Building the right loft, that takes into consideration the minimum space requirements for the birds. This ensures that each of the birds have ample space for feeding and keeping in top most shape.How to place the nest boxes, which will ensure that the birds are eager to return to their mates and win the racesHow to turn the noise into a good thing rather than treating it as a nuisance is also shown by the eBook.How to control the inbreeding, that will further the chance of raising prize winners. However, the inbreeding needs to be controlled else it can become counteractive.How to ensure that the birds mate and solve the problems if some birds just don't want to mate.How to make sure that the racing birds laid their eggs with hard and strong shells.Keeping a track of the weaning schedule and how to start the training for the young racing pigeons.

With so many insider trips and secrets reveled, the book should probably be worth hundreds of dollars if not more, especially since a fancier can stand to win as much as US$25,000 or 20,000 Pounds using this information. But that's the surprise package, the book costs only US$27 and further bonus materials such as breeding records, feeding chart, training records, race roster and race records. Now is the time to buy it if you want to really make your racing pigeons win.

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Book Genres and You - The Well-Rounded Reader

The majority of modern day's avid readers each have a preference in regards to book genres. Most have their one type of book that they are passionate about, sincerely devoted to that particular book genre, idea, or even author. They choose their reading material meticulously, keeping within the safe and soothing boundaries of what they like. Of what they know. What good can it do for the psyche and the soul to take a step beyond, outside of the comfort zone? Could it perhaps direct the reader towards becoming a more well rounded individual?

Exploring different book genres can unlock the mind and heart to welcome new knowledge, innovative possibilities, and even self discovery and gratification. A dedicated mystery reader could open a book about war, or blur the lines a bit less and choose a nonfiction account of an unsolved murder. Just as the nonfiction reader who has extensive knowledge of history or production, may perhaps choose to explore a story from the fantasy genre, therefore opening the doors to a new world, exercising the senses and strengthening the imagination. Someone who typically leans toward horror or suspense may find unexpected enjoyment from a humorous story or a book on world travel. Readers who frequent the bestsellers rack when they are looking to buy books could stroll around the store; something from uncharted territory is bound to catch their eye. It's part of the beauty that is words in print - the ideas, the voices, and the endless choices.

New book genres and subgenres are emerging, offering us more guidance in weighing out our options and making our choices. In a chaotic world, there are some things we cannot choose, however the book in your hand when the day unwinds... the world that exists within that binding is a choice that is always yours. Expanding your horizons and exploring new book genres can prove beneficial to potentially any reader. When a guest in your home looks at your book shelf, they should see the many sides of your character, and if you've edged your way out from behind your previous boundaries, they'll even learn a few things about you that they never knew before.

Go to for books of all genres!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Addictive Book Series

Have you ever read a book that left you hungry for the next title in the series? Or anxiously anticipating and counting down to the release of a new title? These are addictive books- books that you simply can't put down once you start reading the first page! What makes a book series so addictive? Here's our two-cents' worth of bestselling book series.

Mind-Blowing Plots

Every bestselling novel must have an exciting and sustainable plot that engages the readers thoroughly throughout the book series. Usually, book titles in a series are based on the same concept but with different emphasis to demonstrate progression in the storyline. For example, The Hunger Games trilogy revolves around a strong plot that has attracted countless readers and received positive critical reviews. Based on a dystopic world with an authoritarian government, children are forced to represent their district as tributes in the Hunger Games, where they fight to survive. As the death toll increases, only one winner will remain. This thrilling concept is truly a perfect start for an excellent plot that attracts readers of all ages.

Has it ended? What's Next?

After faithfully finishing one title, the ending of the novel sometimes is left open-ended with many unanswered questions, leaving room for imagination for the readers to anticipate the next title in the series. In Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter series, Book 3), readers are left wondering what is to happen to Sirius Black after escaping from prison and Harry Potter after learning about the truth behind his parents' deaths. The suspense left off from the 3rd book then creates excitement for the 4th book, which has another open-ended ending that creates more excitement for the 5th book... And the cycle continues.

Characters You Just Can't Part With

In every "addictive" book series, there are often characters that you simply just want to see more of throughout the novel. Take for instance the anguish experienced by fans of the star-crossed Twilight saga lovers Bella and Edward when the pair was torn apart over and over again. Or the sympathy that readers felt for Greg in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid as he struggled with his middle school problems. Growing to love the book's characters, readers then become more motivated to find out more about their favourite characters by reading on in the series.

For Aspiring Novelists...

Bestselling book series usually encompass a perfect mix of characters, plot and quality writing that effectively engages readers in the storyline. It is no wonder why these novels have gathered such a strong fan base for the novels. Aspiring novelists who hope to launch a series one day should certainly consider these points when aiming to write an "addictive" book series that will be popular with readers.

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All Frontiers Are Jealous - A Pulp Fiction Story

During the pulp fiction era, the 1920s to the 1950s, writers churned out stories from all genres, such as fantasy, science fiction, romance, hard boiled detective, spicy detective, westerns, air and sea adventures and tales from the orient etc. "All Frontiers are Jealous" falls into the category of "far flung adventure," something that was dear to the heart of L. Ron Hubbard.

Hubbard was quotes as saying, "Adventuring is a state of mind. If you adventure through life, you have a good chance to be a success on paper." I think this is so true. In his story, "All Frontiers are Jealous," you experience the flavor of the country and its people and adventuring is an understatement!

The story, originally published in June of 1937, takes place in Africa in the south west portion of the Sudan. American engineer, Dan Courtney, is attempting to survey the route of the Sudan railway in its first attempt to connect major cities together. If surveying through the harsh jungle is not tough enough, he soon finds himself in tremendous danger. Of course there is an alluring American woman involved whom he must save from the terrifyingly fierce "Dinka Tribe." (An ethnic group believed to be some of the tallest men in all of Africa, who herd cattle during the warm dry season and grow grains in the rainy season.) Not much was known about these people in the early nineteen hundreds other than they were fiercely protective of their people and lands.

In true Hubbard style, he creatively weaves the story from an avenue you believe the story is going, and then he throws a curve ball you did not see coming. In this story, as if Courtney wasn't already in deep trouble, in his attempt to save the girl, he inadvertently kills a "Diamond Cop," who is part of an international police force that fights the lucrative but dangerous diamond smuggling business.

The pulp fiction era, (named such because of the cheap pulp paper they were printed on) had its own unique style but remains a great read none-the-less. Galaxy Press Publishing in addition to recreating the books in their original format and illustrations has produced the audio book version of "All Frontiers are Jealous."

In reading the book you create in your own mind how the characters may look and sound but the audio book gives a whole new experience with the story. The full-cast audio version is professionally done with cinematic quality sound effects and music. The voice talents of Richard Rocco, R.F. Daley, Christina Huntington, Jim Meskimen, Enn Reitel and Thomas Silcott, all give their characters the realism and life that carries the story right to the very end. It's refreshing to have the options of reading or listening to the stories.

This book is one of sixteen far flung adventure novels that Hubbard wrote but by no means his only style. He contributed stories in most of the genres of that time period but I found this particular book a fun read! I also learned a little history of Africa that I may not have known if not for the book. Check it out!

Fred Duckworth is working to reintroduce Stories from the Golden Age, a line of 80 books and multi-cast, unabridged audio books, featuring 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 1940s. Click here to view the "Spy Killer trailer;

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4 Top Reads for a Holiday in Crete

If you're taking a holiday walking in Crete you're likely to be in need of some rest and relaxation in the evenings; why not take one of the many books set in Crete with you and immerse yourself even more deeply into the Cretan way of life?

Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis

Perhaps the most famous Crete-based book of all, Zorba the Greek has become a classic of Greek literature. Published in 1946, the novel was adapted into a film in 1964, leading to even greater success. Zorba the Greek is the tale of a young intellectual from mainland Greece who is pushed into action after a friend leaves to help ethnic Greeks who are being persecuted in the Caucasus. The book is the ideal first book choice for those walking in Crete to gain an insight into the fascinating history of the island and its surrounds.

The intellectual narrator plans to set off for Crete with dreams of re-opening a coal mine and involving himself in the world of the working class. Before leaving for the island he meets the mysterious, lascivious and passionate Alexis Zorba, and quickly becomes convinced to employ him as a foreman. On the island they follow different passions - the narrator reading Dante and Zorba indulging in his more animal passions. Once the mine opens their different approaches to life clash and the narrator begins to reassess his philosophies on life.

The Colossus of Maroussi, by Henry Miller

While much of this book is set in mainland Greece, it is still a great addition to the reading list for those walking in Crete. Miller's prose perfectly complements his natural sense of an outsider in a foreign society. The text is a semi-autobiographical account of Miller's travels in Greece with his friend Lawrence Durrell.

The Island, by Victoria Hislop

For those walking in Crete looking for a more contemporary author, Victoria Hislop's 2005 debut The Island should be ideal. The book won numerous awards on its release and has been adapted into the most expensive Greek TV series in history. The tale recounts the story of a teenager who develops in an interest in her family's past - a subject about which she knows very little. She travels to Crete to see where her mother was born and is gradually presented with the sad history of the area.

You are Here, by Steve Horsfall

Described in reviews as the ideal holiday book, You are Here is the perfect romp for those walking in Crete looking for a lighter read full of feel-good scenes. The story follows four thirty-somethings who, fearing the onset of middle-age, set off in pursuit of the opposite sex on the island.

Tony Maniscalco is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Join us walking in Crete to see scenic locations & landscapes at the best value prices. We offer over 250 guided group walking holidays in over 65 different countries.

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3 Great Summer Reads!

Summer reads are always top on my list for vacation plans.

Sure, it is great to visit the heritage sites, travel to the shores of lake and ocean; but, there is something special about settling down in a comfortable spot with a cool drink and an interesting book.

Fiction writers have a knack for taking us to haunting locations, introducing us to memorable characters facing conflicts in the now and then. Authors, Susanna Kearsley and Rosamunde Pilcher have a particular talent for this.

Kearsley, takes the route of historical romance in The Winter Sea and The Rose Garden. From page one in her books, she invites the reader to journey with present-day characters who somehow have a connection to the past. No spoilers here but, if you like stories that have a time element to them, you will not be disappointed. You will, also, grasp the historical settings in myriad details included by Kearsley who was nominated for the 2009 RITA awards plus a more recent win of the 2010 Readers' Choice Historical Fiction Award.

Both Kearsley books take the reader to British settings in the present and past. The Winter Sea delves into Scottish history in the Eighteenth Century with its political turmoil connecting to the present in Kearsley's romantic fiction. In The Rose Garden, the American main character Eva is drawn to Cornwall for reasons explained in the story. The magic of Cornwall comes through in this novel, definitely a great respite on a rainy day!

My third recommendation is a novel from the 80s, award winning Rosamunde Pilcher's book The Shell Seekers. This best-selling novel is, also, a captivating read from start to finish as it traces the story of Penelope Keeling and her family through 20th century decades of troubled war-time years, summer days at the beach, a Greek island, Scotland's Edinburgh and Penelope's own country cottage in a small British village.

Pilcher's portrayal of Penelope's youth, as an only child growing up with a talented artist father and loving beautiful mother are intertwined with segments of Penelope's own marriage and lives of her grown up children. This novel has been translated into a movie version,starring Angela Lansbury; however, if you want to savour the whole story, read this book.

By the way, upon rereading The Shell Seekers, it has stood the test of time! You may even want to check out Rosamunde Pilcher's other novels and short stories.

These works of fiction by Susanna Kearsley and Rosamunde Pilcher are definitely the type of books you want to add to your vacation supplies. They will provide a great get-a-way to be sure!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick is a poet, writer, and freelance reviewer.
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Is It Possible to Rent Books for The Kindle?

Imagine it's a Sunday afternoon and you're wearing your pajamas, watching TV. Suddenly, you remember about that paper that's due tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., and you haven't even read the book you're supposed to write about. What to do? Your school's already closed and every library in the city won't open till eight in the morning. You need the book, and you need it now. This is where renting books for your Kindle would come in handy.

What an idea: getting easy and fast access to books that you only need (or want) to read once. Your problem gets solved in ten minutes, and your paper should be done before you reach your deadline. The question expressed in the title is an easy one: in fact, at the time it is not possible to rent books for the Kindle.

Nevertheless, the question suggested seeks to answer a much more complicated issue: what would happen if it were, indeed, possible? Taking it to the next level, what if other users had the possibility to loan you their books and charge you for them? This would open a huge gate for virtual transactions without you having to move from your couch. The problem is: who holds the key for this gate? And moreover, could it be closed? Even if this sounds like a great idea and lots of Kindle users would approve right away, how to avoid copyright issues? Or on a more practical level: how much could you charge for lending a book? How much would you pay for renting a book for just a couple of hours? If in regular libraries we have a cute old librarian -probably named Agatha or Eugenia- lending us books and reminding us to bring it back at the end of the week, who would replace her job at a virtual loan? Although it's not an easy task to work out, it's definitely something that Kindle users should think about.

Nevertheless, not everything is pretty and pink. Even if it is a known fact that the world is now trying to be a synonym of "progress" and "development", it's not true that everything is pointing in the same direction. In fact, if today we come up with a way to rent books on Kindle, most likely tomorrow there will be an easier and cheaper way to do it.

Truth be told, the people who have access to any kind of public library is still a majority, in opposition of those who own a Kindle and can buy -let alone rent- books daily. Having this in mind, would it be worth the while creating a superstructure of imaginary books that people may or may not rent in the future? In terms of economy, it's certainly not simple. Anyhow, the idea is not entirely crazy. If we are thinking about this possibility, even with its problems, it's because we imagine it could happen. Even if it's not easy, it is at least conceivable.

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Is Magnetic Sponsoring Worth It?

Is Mike Dillard worth listening to? Do his crazy techniques on attraction Marketing actually work? Why is this guy a household name among the network marketing community? Should you bother jumping on the bandwagon and follow what this Insane Genius is preaching? Or are Mike's techniques all just a big scam to line his own pockets?

I am going to put this as clear and concise as I possibly can: Mike Dillard is an absolute Genius. He has put into words what so many people are lacking in their careers as Network Marketers. Its funny, I watched a video on YouTube not too long ago that had someone explaining why they no longer promoted Mike Dillard and magnetic sponsoring. The basic concept behind it was that He wanted to create his own brand, and his own list rather than furthering Mike's. Mike Dillard's teachings have revolutionized thousands of people's network marketing businesses. There is nothing wrong with promoting someone else that is a leader in the industry. However, this individual was very right about something; if you are only building Mike Dillard's list, and not your own, you are making a grave mistake!

I don't care if I build Mike Dillard's list. I think he is a great man, and a brilliant leader. Building your own list is the most important thing, but leveraging the strength of industry legends can help you do that, and it can increase the amount of money you are making. In fact, the "Tribe Concept" of network Marketing is all about coming together to Syndicate each other's information. Some people don't want to share other peoples information on Facebook or Twitter because they think they might "Lose Leads."

The opposite is actually true. As we share others content, and they do the same for us, it actually furthers everyone's credibility. Edification is one of the most important pillars of our MLM business. We edify up-line, and they in turn edify down-line. It is one of the keys that creates credibility. Also, we edify leaders, and when we become one, they in turn edify us. If I started railing on Mike Dillard, Randy Gage, Eric Worre, Jeff Olsen, or any of the other industry giants, what do you think they would have to say about me when somebody asked?

I will gladly promote any leader or trainer that will truly help people build their network marketing business. I am a great leader, but there are greater men that have paved the way for my success and prosperity, and in that I thank them, edify them, and encourage all to do the same.

I don't care if you ever promote magnetic sponsoring or not, but there are some things you should understand about the book. The concepts that Mike teaches are absolutely brilliant; he helps people to understand how to have the philosophies that can make you the hunted instead of the hunter(in terms of prospecting, this is a good thing).

Outside of the valuable training that the book provides, there is another benefit to owning a copy of "Magnetic Sponsoring." Purchasing the book automatically enrolls the buyer into Mike's affiliate program. If people want to refer others to the book, it can pay for the cost of purchasing it, and even provide a profit.

Honestly, as with any training course, I highly doubt anyone will resonate with every one of Mike's philosophies. As with any great program, it is important to apply the shopping cart technique when reading, so you can gather the nuggets of information that are going to be valuable to you personally. This book definitely has enough nuggets for it to be worth your time.

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Award-Winning Author Bertrice Small

Background of Bertrice Small

Bertrice Small is an award-winning American novelist who was born in Manhattan and has lived on eastern Long Island for 35 years. The New York Times bestselling author has written 50 novels, among which most of them belong to the genre of historical romance. Small has also written several well-received novels in the genres of fantasy romance and erotic contemporary.

The outstanding and talented author has also received many awards for her novels, such as Outstanding Historical Romance Series, Best Historical Romance and Career Achievement for Historical Fantasy. Recently, in 2008, Small was recognized as a Pioneer of Romance by ROMANTIC TIMES magazine for her significant literary works and contributions to the genre. A few years earlier in 2004, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award by ROMANTIC TIMES magazine.

Besides achieving great success in the literary world with her outstanding novels, Bertrice Small is also highly recognised in the community as a member of various literary organizations, such as The Authors Guild and Romance Writers of America.

Popular and Bestselling Novels

Small has written numerous novel series that have clinched spots in bestselling novel lists. Her first novel series was "Leslie Family Saga Series" which was published in 1978. Subsequently, Small also wrote many popular novel series like the "O'Malley Family Saga Series", "Skye's Legacy Series" and the "Friarsgate Inheritance Saga Series". The "O'Malley Family Saga Series" has captivated the hearts of many fans, telling the tales of the fascinating adventures of the Irish protagonist Skye O'Malley and her involvement in royal conflicts, passionate pursuits and bold encounters. Readers will truly enjoy this novel as they flip page after page, relishing the excitement in the novel.

In 2010, Small has released new titles for her novel series, such as "Passionate Pleasures" (Book 5 of "Channel Pleasures Series"), "The Border Vixen" (Book 5 of "The Border Chronicles") and "Crown of Destiny" (Book 6 of "World of Hetar" Series).

Small has also written single titles, each with a unique concept, plot and storyline, such as "The Kadin", "Love Wild and Fair" and "A Moment in Time", which are also popular among fans.

Besides working on her own individual novels and series, Small has collaborated with other authors to produce several anthologies as well.

Upcoming books

Small will be releasing new titles in late 2011, "Guilty Pleasures" (Book 6 of "Channel Pleasures Series") and "Bond of Passion" (Book 6 of "The Border Chronicles").

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Critique of Richard Dawkins' Book, The God Delusion

Professor Richard Dawkins denounces God existence with a bibliographic mass from numerous scientists, theologians, and philosophers. In his second major effort to promote atheism, he again denigrates humanity's limp toward theism. Based on bias, opinion, and idiosyncratic diversity, he pens a non-sustaining apologetic for his long-held promotion of disbelief.

Notwithstanding a great grasp of language, the eminent academician attempts to evaluate an idiom lying far outside his field of expertise. This is not Dawkins' first expedition into the Bible's profuse and puzzling cabala (code). In THE ANCESTOR'S TALE, he leads readers on an intriguing journey from origins of life to evolutionary development within bio-diversity. Dichotomizing science and religion, he states the obvious in science logic: "Where science scores over alternative worldviews is that we know our uncertainty, we can often measure its magnitude, and we work optimistically to reduce it." The observation reeks of logic; yet, in the area of metaphysics, Richard Dawkins forsakes logic to promote unconditional rejection of traditional religion's iconolatry (worship of images or icons). His failure to intercept first century etymologic transformation and convention's interpretative stagnation is revealing: "From a strictly cladistic (phylogenetic relationship and evolutionary histories of organism groups, bw) point of view, however, the vertebrate/invertebrate distinction is an odd one, nearly as unnatural as the ancient Jewish classification of humanity into themselves and 'gentiles' (literally everybody else, bw)." Here, Dawkins strays from science into religion's linguistic trap; for, as is already proven in recent research, 'everybody else' is a capitulation to tradition's 'gentile' rationale!

Early on, in THE GOD DELUSION, Richard Dawkins defines 'perception of reason' as an 'evaluation of thought'; at the same time, he attempts prejudiced opinion as an evaluation of fact: i.e., "I believe God does not exist; therefore, if Einstein and other scientists voice like sentiments, then, it must be so.' In Ben Winter philosophy, two such premises cannot produce a related fact. They can lead only to another opinion. Such is not grounded in syllogistic reasoning. Logic must separate the wheat and chaff of evidence and desire from its synecdoche storehouse and thus earn a place in syllogistic standing.

Proof of argumentation lies neither in discipline tidbits nor in discipline creeds, but rather in the legal-historical immutability of biblical context. Only proof or un-proof found in Bible interior is liable to the efficacy of theism or atheism. Dawkins addresses many shades of belief: theism, deism, agnosticism, and atheism: each holding its own obligation to linguistic limits and not to casual acceptance. Quoting many theorists, thinkers, and philosophers, he fails to include a quote from the renowned Immanuel Kant: "No man has the intellect to deny another man's God."

Dawkins' book is more about cultural inheritance, than proof-positiveness of atheism or factual dismissal of theism. Of either, proof is noticeably absent. But if you like an intellectual read, you might like this book. This critique author challenges either atheist or theist to further debate on the strictness and limits of Bible language and to further investigate syllogistic accountability.

Ben Winter, particles physicist, Bible scholar, and author of "THE GREAT DECEPTION: Symbols And Numbers Clarified," reveals there 'is' something new under the sun -- that is, for modern Bible students, addressing a correctness of language and true intent of the major Bible topics: solves Bible mysteries, defines Gog and Magog, reveals Daniel He-goat's surprising identity, daring to number the all important Ten Ages. Sign up for FREE book critiques at and view more articles in blog format at

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Blood, Bone, and Butter

There are times while reading Blood, Bone, & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton that I find myself smiling from the simple pleasure of her prose. A good writer can tell you how she makes pasta. A great writer makes you want to dust the flour off your hands once she has finished telling you how she makes pasta. Gabrielle Hamilton is a great writer.

The opening pages of Blood, Bone, & Butter paint an achingly beautiful portrait of an ideal life lived with the perfect family that you know it will go terribly wrong in short order. And when it does go pear shaped, there is a great sense of loss. I wanted, really wanted, that perfect vision of living the good life to carry on for a little while longer. But that is not what this book is about, that is just the fantasy of what was, like Bambi before his Mom dies. The end of innocence is the beginning of the story.

And there are a lot of stumbles and rambles and pointless meanderings in this 291 page story of one of the best female chefs in NYC. (She is waiting for the day when she is one of the best chefs.) But like the odd and off topic chapters in Moby Dick, I didn't really mind most of it, as I find the author's company charming and her word choices and descriptions always visceral and engaging.

One of the interesting discussion is the fact that women chefs are still something of an oddity in the rarefied world of cooking. This strikes me as odd, since I grew up watching the flamboyant Julie Child and the flaming Graham Kerr. The idea that being a chef is one of the last strongholds of Real Men in America was something of shock when I read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential-I guess somethings never change. This is kind of like hearing that being a Hair Dresser is the last job for Real Men in America.

Hey, didn't the 19th Amendment pass in like 1919 or something? Just wondering.

More than anything else it brings out my latent desires to cook-to do more than whip up the occasional familiar meal, to make something grand and unusual like the great meals that Gabrielle plans and prepares with those rare and wonderful ingredients that don't seem to exist outside the small world where she lives and moves.

It is funny to read her loving descriptions of unusual and exotic foods, and then have her immediately berate the whole food movement as nothing more than a bunch of morons on both sides of the transaction ruining fresh produce markets with their self righteous views of food.

Gabrielle Hamilton is a chef/author/mother/wife/lesbian/nutso/feminist and she puts her years of college writing classes to good use. She has honed her sentences to brilliance, but like many other great technicians of the English language, she tends to focus of the trees at the expense of the forest. The overall story is a mishmash of random recollections that are loosely tied together in chronological order with food as a central theme. The most jarring bit is when we jump from Gabriellia being a poor schmuck working as a catering cook to being a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and sitting on a panel at The Culinary Institute of America. The transition from her looking at an unrented restaurant to being a celebrity chef appears instantaneous. Her move from lesbian to married with children also seems to happen in the blink of an eye.

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chefends without any real resolutions to the many issues brought up in the last third of the book. We are left feeling that Gabrielle's greatest accomplishment in life is not being a great chef, but in having the courage to trim a few tree branches. It was still a great read, I just wish it had a bit more structure.

As a portrait photographer I found the author's photo to be a bit odd. Gabrielle Hamilton is standing barefooted behind a house holding an industrial tray of tomatoes. It's an awkward pose and it makes my shoulders and back hurt to look at it. It's one those author's photos I look at and think-you know, I could have taken a better portrait.

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Important Aspects of Horror Books

Horror has always been a part of our lives through urban legend stories about ghosts. Horror movies are also considered as a very popular mode of entertainment. However, in recent years, there has been a growing craze for horror literature.

It is a human desire to know the unknown especially that is creepy and raises their curiosity. Horror books are full of such stuff and keep readers glued in their plot and mystic characters. This is one of the major factors behind the popularity of this genre in literature. These have the power to help the readers escape to a bizarre world where they forget about the troubles of life, although temporarily.

No doubt, horror stories have been around since the times of yore, but terrifying horror became popular as literature in the 1960s. Their readership has increased immensely in 2000s. This has lead to the emergence of horror books stores in many major cities in the world and ultimately motivated many to become authors.

The aim of horror books is not to scare people but to engage them in a way that they enjoy every moment of reading. These increase the power of visualization in readers. It is a natural tendency with humans to visualize what they hear, feel or read. The heart beat of the reader increases with every incident in the plot and he yearns to know what is about to happen.

The level and intensity of horror element in horror books differs depending upon their target audience. For instance, there are books meant for children that are aimed at developing their imaginative power. These are written in simple English and also depict horror scenes in pictures to help children visualize better. However, it is the tonal aspect of these books that sets them apart from other forms of literature that the books typically revolve around character and plot development. Readers are able to hear every little sound while reading, be it the movement of a shadow or footsteps.

Writing this type of book is an extremely challenging task as the success of a these book depends upon whether it is able to keep the reader's attention from start till end or not. During the nineteenth century Mary Shelly and Ann Radcliffe have won the hearts of their audiences with Frankenstein and The Mysteries of Udolpho, respectively. Some popular horror books that have successfully managed to create a frightening input in reader's senses include 'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon', 'The Alibi Man', 'Different Seasons', 'Horror: The 100 Best Books', 'Deadlands' and 'Skeleton Crew'. You can find then in almost every horror book store.

The flourishing horror books market and intense competition has lead to a considerable reduction in their prices enabling the audiences to enjoy them without burning a hole in their pockets. Horror books are also available on the Internet. However, before making a purchase online ensure to check the authenticity of the online retailer and payment modes. This will ensure that your money is reaching the right hands.

An authorized online store that features a wonderful collection of horror books of all the famous authors is

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How Audiobooks Can Change The Way You Experience Literature

Audiobooks are CDs or even MP3s that permit users to listen to spoken word recordings of their favorite novels. At one time these were most commonly known as books on tape. It just does not make sense to call them that now that they can be played from an iPod or through a disc player. Though this type of media has always been popular in academic settings for people of all ages, it is now becoming a common type of "reading" for all variety of literature and all settings.

Audio books come in a few different formats. You can select the unabridged version or the abridged version. When a book is abridged it has been made shorter to make it a briefer read, and audio books are like this to shorten the recordings. Not everyone loves the abridged versions since they enjoy the story in its original glory and strength. Some say that the abridged story isn't missing much at all in terms of presenting all the major aspects of the story in proper detail.

Unabridged audiobooks are definitely the best choice among true fans of literature. These are full readings of the original text. Nothing is taken out of an unabridged version, so there is no argument about the necessity of removing details from a novel. The only real downside to unabridged audio books is the occasional extra recording costs. However, if you want to listen to the most accurate depiction of a book that is available in spoken word, then this is the route you need to take. Which version you are getting is generally displayed clearly on the front of the package.

Millions of literature lovers and casual readers alike have turned to this form of novel. It is especially popular with those who travel a lot as well as readers who may have weak eyes from age. Nearly all popular books are marketed this way now. Libraries, bookstores, music shops, as well as other retailers offer audio versions of your favorites. The newest way to get your audio books is by downloading them from the internet. Now you can upload a spoken word text directly to your MP3 player for easy access, no matter where you are.

Audiobooks are a fantastic option for busy readers who want access to their favorite pastime without having to sacrifice other parts of their life. Listen to your favorite tales from anywhere you are at anytime you choose. No matter how you decide to listen, everyone loves to be read to.

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Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"... A Philosophy That Almost Made It

Ayn Rand not only advocated the concept of Objectivism in her book, "Atlas Shrugged," she lived that philosophy with rare passion and audacity.

There are many things to admire about Ayn Rand's accomplishments. She arrived alone in New York in 1925 as an impoverished immigrant. In time she became an admired author, rose to remarkable celebrity status, and went on to build a profitable intellectual empire. Her influence remains extraordinary to this day, and her books are still in print. One of her novels, "The Fountainhead," became a popular movie. (Rand wrote the screenplay, at her insistence.) Her magnum opus, "Atlas Shrugged," was released as a modern movie (Part 1), nearly thirty years after her death.

But it is her philosophy, Objectivism, which was (and remains) Rand's most powerful influence upon society. Once again, there are things to admire about Objectivism. A partial but dedicated understanding of noble values was the basis of Rand's thinking. Since Plato's time, the familiar triad of timeless values has been generally recognized as truth, beauty, and goodness. Rand extolled truth, and lauded uncompromising integrity. And she lived by that code; she was true to her beliefs. Rand also embraced beauty, advocating challenging benchmarks of excellence ... "The only sin is to do things badly." Turning to the third classic principle, that of goodness or caring, Ayn Rand brushed this metavalue aside. She was a cruel and insensitive narcissist who damaged many lives. And here lies the soft spot in the Objectivist philosophy.

Shortly after Ayn Rand's death in 1982 at the age of 77, one of her estranged associates, psychologist Nathaniel Branden, called Ayn's publicist of thirty years. He asked her what she felt about the loss of Ayn Rand. The publicist replied: "I don't feel much of anything. Whatever love I felt for Ayn vanished a long time ago. I can't feel anything for her accomplishments anymore. I am too angry at her cruelty, and about the harm she caused to so many people who cared for her."

Truth and beauty (or integrity and excellence) are critical to material success. Yet goodness is perhaps the most important metavalue of all. It is also the most challenging, because one cannot practice goodness in a vacuum. Goodness involves the development of caring and respectful relationships with other people. Goodness is vastly more than a technique for being nice and getting along with others. Goodness fosters the quality of caring in a Self-Actualizing personality. Goodness modifies the drive to excel, resulting in a wholesome tension between self-interest and service to others. Without caring and respect for all human beings, any political, industrial, or religious philosophy or movement eventually corrupts into a lethal danger to humankind. A dedicated Nazi or a terrorist could demonstrate fidelity toward his cause, or perceived truth, and establish excellence in his performance, and yet casually inflict incalculable evil on innocent people.

Ayn Rand was a devoted atheist, but this cannot excuse egotistic callousness. Abraham Maslow was also a professed atheist, yet he held the metavalues of truth, beauty and goodness to be inseparable. He went so far as to profess that these metavalues are realities, potential active agents, not just furniture for the mind. Maslow declared that metavalues are virtual living realities in the Self-Actualizing personality. He was an advocate for a science of values, refusing to concede the study of truth, beauty and goodness solely to religion and philosophy.

Even so, Objectivism is a philosophy that embraces the preeminence of the individual. This is to be lauded and respected. Another important tenant of Objectivism is the declaration that the human will is the determiner of the inner life experience. We cannot control what may happen to us in the situational fields in which we live, but we are totally responsible for our attitudes toward these situations. Although Ayn Rand lived the values of self-respect and personal responsibility, she stopped there. She believed that science has all the answers, and spiritual insight is a fantasy. But, as Viktor Frankl stated, "we cannot be a law unto ourselves." Moreover, we cannot truly respect ourselves to a greater degree than we respect other people.

Ayn Rand is to be admired for her courage, but not her ruthlessness. I have conceded that Objectivism features some tenants of importance and power. However, as a philosophy, its power becomes perilous because it attempts to be a two-legged stool. We need all three metavalues: truth, beauty, and goodness. The eternal triad protects us from a narcissistic delusion of infallible power. Because, when power leads us toward arrogance, truth reminds us of our limitations. When power narrows our concerns and directs us toward selfishness, beauty reminds us that we need the rich and nourishing diversity of our human brothers and sisters. And, perhaps most important, when power corrupts and injures, goodness cleanses and heals. For it is truth, beauty, and goodness that are the touchstones that guide humankind toward love and service.

And love, the "desire to do good to others," is the most powerful force in the universe.

Larry Mullins is the author of The MetaValues Breakthrough. This book challenges the conventional wisdom that self-actualizers are super-people who live on sustained peak levels of productivity and consciousness unattainable by the average person. Brushing aside modern ideas that confuse platitudes with the highest values, The MetaValues Breakthrough brings what Abraham Maslow called his most important findings back to life. Virtually any individual can access the inexhaustible power of MetaValues. Knowing how to do this, aspiring actualizers no longer be the helpless victims of the volatile ebb and flow of ordinary motivation. Although most of us may have been underestimated and sold short, it is not too late. Even a meaningless life of stultifying boredom can be swiftly converted into a quest toward actualizing some personal mission... a worthy vision or dream... that is not yet a material reality, but ought to be.

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How Christian Books Can Help

Are you a wide reader? Do you love collecting books? Do you prefer fact or fiction? Or is it love stories that you love? Have you ever encountered a book that has changed your life and its course?

As a college student, I used to love collecting books, reading them during lunch break, or in times when I don't feel like listening to my professors. I remember saving all the money I have left from my allowance just to buy the next book I want to read. Buying Christian Books that can change my life has been a real investment for me.

Through reading my Christian Books, you'll be able to learn from other Christians that life is not perfect and that only God can give a perfect LOVE. You'll learnt that He can meet every need of each human being, for He loves them as He loves Jesus.

Christian books helps you to have an encounter with Christ. Through these books, you will be able to know God's desire, God's heart, what plans He has for you, and what great things He has in store for you.

As a Worship Leader in our church, I used to invest in Christian books those talks about leading a congregation through music. I read a lot about Darlene Zschech, and her journey with God. In her books, she imparts more on how God meets her, on how she was so thankful that God is the great lover of all and that He can make things right even when she feels that there's no way out from her situation.

God uses those writers to write about his love. He sends them gifts to write and talk about their love with God. God uses a lot of ways to touch us, to make us feel His presence. To communicate with us, He anointed singers to write His love songs and writers to write His love story.

Christian books are one of the most helpful tools in knowing God's heart. It helps us develop a deeper and more intimate relationship with God. For when we read, we find a place where we can have peace, alone in a room and have a one-on-one conversation with God. Wisdom is a gift from God. The more books you read, the more you'll know Him and the more closely you can get to Him.

There are different books you can find, books about His love as a Father, as a Friend, as a Mentor, as a Companion, as a Servant, as Lover, as a Brother, as a Colleague, the Best Buddy you can ever have.

Invest into books that can change your life, books that can make you closer our Creator, books that can teach you about His love and His passion on you. Spend into books that can help you become a better person, books that can impart wisdom and knowledge about life, love, on how to handle worlds demands. Have a good walk with God through reading Christian Books.

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Affordable Bibles - Discount Bibles

Having a Bible on hand is a necessity for many people around the world. The Bible is the favorite book of many and serves as a place where they can search for answers surrounding their life. People who are serious about their religion that need a Bible are sure to want a very nice copy. The problem is that the cost of a high-end version of the Bible can be a bit expensive. However, many people see this as a must and are willing to spend the extra money. If you know where and how to look there are options out there that will allow you to purchase a bible at a discounted price.

Try looking around online for places that well Bibles at a discount. Believe it or not they actually do exist. Make sure to compare the prices from several different places as the price can vary. Also, it may not be a bad idea to check eBay. There are people who use this auction website to sell just about everything at a discount. If you know what you are looking for then you can easily identify it on eBay and bid to make the purchase.

Make sure to search the internet for coupons on Bibles. Just like every other industry there are manufacturers coupons out there regarding the purchase price of this book. Look around for as many coupons as you can in an effort to get the best deal on the Bible that is right for you.

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Audio Books on CD - Not Just for Long Trips Anymore

The past hundred years or so have produced many well written books by well known authors that have entertained us, taught us and improved our mental and spiritual outlook on life. Reading has also been a way for us to relax and unwind from the rigors of life. The problem with reading the old-fashioned way is that you sit in one location and concentrate on the pages in front of you. This may or may not be a bad thing but for a busy person, the audio book can be a god send.

Audio books began to take off in the 1980s but have gained in popularity exponentially over the last few years. Advances in technology have given us great tools in the form of CD's and iPods that lend themselves perfectly for the audiobook. Cinema quality sound effects and music in combination with more actors and actresses lending their voices have helped bring about their popularity.

We live in a busy world so multi-tasking with audio books have become an excellent way to entertain or learn something new. Whether you are jogging, driving, taking public transportation or doing housework are all opportunities for listening to an audio book. Listening to an audio book with your eyes closed is also a great relaxation and stress relieving tool.

Actors' using their voice to enhance the quality of stories is not new. Animated feature films from the 1930s on up have greatly contributed the emotions and flavor of the characters portrayed. From the 1950s and up, famous actors such as Jimmy Stewart, Donald Pleasence and Danny Kaye began to telling children's stories on vinyl records which are now highly sought after collectors items.

There is a saying, "what was old is new again," applies to the latest batch of audio books being produced. We are talking about stories from the early 1920s to the mid to late 1950s, "The Golden Age of Pulp Fiction Stories!" I'm not talking about the Quentin Tarantino's pulp fiction movie but rather the era of the cheap pulp paper magazines that gave us timeless stories such as "Tarzan of the Apes, "Zorro," "Doc Savage," "The Spider," and "The Phantom Detective" etc. Many awesome story tellers and writers came from this era such as "Raymond Chandler", "Lester Dent" and "L. Ron Hubbard" to name a few and the stories are well worth revisiting, especially in the form of the audiobook.

These vintage stories can bring back fond memories to the old timers who may enjoy reading or listening to these stories again but is also a blank canvas for a younger generation that could benefit from these classic stories. The internet makes it very easy to find and purchase these books and audio versions of the stories.

The audio books of today have something for everyone because of the multitude of genres, including, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, romance, hard boiled detective, air and sea adventures, far flung adventure and tales from the orient. There are more but you get the idea.

Audio books are still great for long trips but they are equally popular when you are multi-tasking in cooking, cleaning, walking your dog, commuting etc. Got to love technology for giving us such great entertainment!

Fred Duckworth is working to reintroduce Stories from the Golden Age, a line of 80 books and multi-cast, unabridged audio books, featuring 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 1940s. Click here to view the "Spy Killer trailer;

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Is The Beginner's Guide to Candlemaking by David Constable Any Good?

If you want to learn how to make candles from the first steps, such as ordering the right materials, to decorating this book is an essential buy. It contains everything you need to know to make all kinds of candles including:

Basic candles such as Classic, tapered and rolledMore advanced colored and scented candlesInformation you need to know about container candlesHow to select the materialsAnd much, much more.

About the Author

David Constable is an expert candle maker who has been making beeswax candles for a living for a long time, and has written several books and DVD courses about the subject. If you want the basic techniques of candle making explained so it is easy to understand he is a great choice.

First impression of this book?

It seemed quite a thin book, clearly laid out, easy to read and full of pictures that made it look good. It seems like a book that is really good value for money. The writing is clear, with step-by-step instructions that someone who is just beginning candle making could follow quite easily.

It isn't as detailed as some books I have seen, but is a good taster.

Is this suitable for beginners?

This book is eminently suitable for beginners, providing all the information you need to make your first candle safely and without too much difficulty. The Instructions are detailed, easy to understand, and perfect for someone who is not used to candle making.

Is this book suitable for experts?

Unlike some beginner books, this book has a lot of interesting and useful ideas that will make it a useful but very basic reference to any expert. So, even when you have gone beyond beginners textbooks you will still come back to this book on occasion. It wouldn't be the book I would choose for an expert candle maker, but it is useful.

Would I recommend this book?

This book isn't a comprehensive tome that will cover everything you need to know as you are growing in the craft, but it is a great way to start learning all the most important steps of candle making without getting too intimidating.

If you want to make beeswax candles by hand, I recommend finding a source of cheap beeswax, wicks and then just giving it a go. It is great fun to do, and will give you an inexpensive hobby.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Blood Sucking Leeches

Leeches belong to the phylum Annelida and are placed in the subclass Hirudinea. They may be freshwater, marine or terrestrial animals. Like earthworms they bear clitellum and are hermaphrodites but few are hematophagous. The European medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis and some related species have been used for clinical bloodletting since long time ago. There are few species also who do not feed on human blood but they feed on some invertebrates. Haemophagic leeches attach to their hosts until they are fully fed and then they fall off to the ground. The body of leech is made up of 34 segments. The anterior end of body is surrounded by a oral sucker which comprises about six segments. The oral sucker is used for attaching to the host's body and for feeding followed by releasing an anesthetic which prevents the host from feeling the leech. They use a combination of mucus and suction to remain attach to host's body and secrete an anticlotting enzyme known as hirudin in the blood of the host.

Leeches are hermaphrodites. Reciprocal fertilization occurs in them and sperm transfer takes place during copulation. During the act of reproduction, the leech playing the part of male will develop a sperm sac at the base of the tail and the leech acting as female will bite it off. They also use their clitellum like earthworms in order to hold their eggs and forming cocoons. During reproduction they use spermatophore which stores sperm. During the act of copulation one leech will shoot its spermatophore into the clitellar region of the opposing leech where the sperm will make their way towards the female reproductive organs. The digestive system starts from the jaws situated on the ventral surface of body at the anterior end. The jaws are attached to the pharynx which joins oesophagus extending to crop and then gizzard. The gizzard then joins the intestinum which finally terminates into the posterior sucker. Crop is actually the extension of stomach which acts like storage chamber. Leeches can store blood five times more than its actual body size and since they produce an anticoagulant the blood remains there in liquid state. The medicinal leeches can stay alive for about two years with blood stored in their crop.

Predatory leeches bear a retractile proboscis in their mouth. These species are ambush predators which lie in wait for the prey and then use their proboscis in a spear-like fashion. Earlier it was believed that they carry gut bacteria for carrying out the breakdown of blood in the gut but studies have clearly demonstrated that their gut secretes exopeptidases. Not all species suck blood of animals but 90% of the leeches are known to feed on the dead and decaying bodies of amphibians, reptiles and waterfowl.

The use of leeches in medicine started about 2,500 years ago. The saliva of leech contains a protein known as hirudin which acts as an anticoagulant. It is also produced by recombinant technology in the present scenario. Injections of recombinant hirudin are given to those individuals who are allergic or are not able to tolerate heparin.

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Do Hard Things: A Book Review

"To our parents Gregg and Sono Harris. This book is the message of your lives. Our triumph is your triumph. We love you."

Those words leave a clue. These parents are their children's heroes and role models.

Alex and Brett Harris' father, Gregg was responsible in giving them relevant books to read during their summer vacation when they were sixteen, bored and without direction. The topics include history, philosophy, theology, sociology, science, business, journalism and globalization. From that intense guided summer reading program, the twins started a blog and eventually wrote this life changing book.

Their blog is called The Rebelution which precisely means a teenage rebellion against low expectations.

A thought provoking question that they raised is:

Why is it that young men and women of the past were able to do things and do them well at fifteen and sixteen that many of today's twenty-five to thirty-year-olds can't do? Is it because of young people are now called "teenagers"?

It is an age group that has not been defined positively or clearly by media, society or even parents. Most articles and books written are about, the how to survive or cope with teenagers. According to the book, society does not expect competence, maturity or productivity except trouble from teens. So, what we expect and how we train teens will produce the results of tomorrow. Leaders or great young adults don't just happen..

With that, they want to reclaim the teen year as a launching pad of life. Instead of excuses and failure to launch, the Harris Brothers come up with five hard things teens must do to go against low expectations.

1. Things that are outside your comfort zone. They gave an example of a teen that has not failed anything because he hasn't done anything. He misses opportunity after opportunity to grow, explore, discover and get stronger because he will not get out of his comfort zone. Most people are trap in comfort zone because of fear. Fears are well concealed lies.

2. Things that go beyond what is expected or required or raising the bar. Don't get complacent. Pursue excellence and not excuses.

3. Things that are too big to accomplish alone. The need to collaborate with others because there is strength, to walk with the wise, use technology to grow and the need for support.

4. Things that don't earn an immediate payoff. Doing small mundane things that do not show immediate results is like an exercise routine for the body. It takes time before results show. Make it a sincere effort even when it seems like unwanted tasks.

5. Things that challenge the cultural norm. Do the right things even when others don't, even when it hurts and take a stand no matter what others think when it is the right thing to do.

The authors believe that teens can create a counterculture from scratch and lead a generation that rise above the low expectations. Teens can change the world of music, business, finances, films and missions by doing the hard things in creative and world changing ways.

After reading this book which is written by teens for teens, I have a sense of urgency that we as parents need to step up and raise our bar. Our young people lack role models and support. It confirms the message that I have since launching this blog, is to make this a place where alive, relevant and uncompromising young adults are launched. For that to happen we need to launch first.

Most teens are not doing hard things because, we, their parents are not doing the hard things. Some of us can't even passed five of those hard things listed above. We live in comfort, we crave comfort, we long for comfort, we want, want, want stuff. We complain when it is uncomfortable and inconvenient. According to reports, 95% of adults spend most of their free time on entertainment and only 5% of adults spend most of their free time on self education. It is called our E2E ratio. So, what is our E2E ratio?

On a recent day trip with teens from our local school, I discovered few things that really disturbed me:

1. Some teens need to be entertained at all times. They must have the music blasting in the bus just right after we started our journey. As a chaperone, I asked for the radio to be turned off because I do not agree with the lyrics. That upsets one teen and he demands an answer.

2. Candy wrappers are left everywhere. What happen to civic consciousness? I can't believe it when asked to pick up the wrappers; the teen said it is not his. Hello, I saw it!

3. Some teens do not have the patience to wait for lunch. They whined and complained about being hungry.

4. There is no appreciation from teens for chaperones or teachers. Not a word of 'thank you' after the event.

What went wrong with some teens? Parents, are we just hoping that our teens will turn out to be great young adults or are we doing the hard things? What are your thoughts on that? As a parent, I am not perfect. I have my share of mistakes, but boy, do we need help!

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Claudia is a mother of 2, wife and stay at home and work from home mom for 16 years. She desires to see parents stepping up to be their best and raising up a generation of uncompromising, relevant and purposed driven adults. She believes traveling, volunteering and learning another language in addition to English are important tools for educating children.

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Best Astrology Book

When going to an astrologer to have your chart read, one must consider several facts before consulting an astrologer. What kind of system does the astrologer uses, what is his or her qualification and time of practice, and most importantly was the astrologer taught by a guru or are they book read? Why is that it's important for an astrologer to be looking at the 'right' charts? The study of right charts will give the most accurate prediction for the client. There is not just one 'birth chart' in astrology, rather many birth charts for every aspect of life. If you want to know about your career, there is a separate chart from the main birth chart. If you want to know about marriage, there is a separate chart. If you want to know about kids, there is also a separate chart. The main birth chart acts as the receiver of a signal, like television for example.

The Divisional chart, which talk about different aspects of life, act like the signal going into the receiver of the television. What good is a television if the single is not there? These are the questions that are asked and answered in the astrology book: Astrology @ The Speed of Light, by Kapiel Raaj. He not only answers some of the most basic questions of astrology, but he dives into the secrets and the Masonic history of astrology which has been a foundation of not just the eastern side of the world, but has been in the DNA of United States since George Washington Era, who was one of the biggest followers of astrology and numerology, through which he crated 'Freemasons'. This is one astrology book you'll ever need. Inside this book the master of astrology doesn't just go into the ABCD technique of astrology, but by the end of the book, you yourself will be an expert at reading charts of not just your own, but anyone you come across.

Astrology is not just about the sun sign, but it's far more advance and deeper than that. Astrology dives into moon sign, nine planetary signs, aspects, degrees, including 27 constellations that differentiate each person's fate even though they might be born just seconds apart. These are the minuet details that are shown in inside the book. Even when it comes to Numerology name change, the author shows how to change your name, but most importantly how to bring about the energy of the new name so it can break the energy of the old name that has been with you and will continue to be with you for rest of your life, even with the new name in place.

But there are remedies you can perform to bring the positive energy of the new name. There are so many misconceptions on astrology, signs, and meaning that most people just ignore this divine science. The meaning of signs have also changed throughout time, for example: Libra is not a woman holding a balancer, rather, a man holding a balancer while walking in the market as a 'business men', so Libra is not a sign of balance, but a sing of business, or businessmen.

To learn more about Vedic astrology or to get more information on astrology books, visit the author's site. You can also check out astrology @ the speed of light, one of my favorite pick for best astrology book, visit the author's site.

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