# Book review
Exploring happiness with Dr. Neehall- Book review
Happy is the New Healthy by Dr. Joan Neehall, Ph.D. Being happy also equates to being healthy, according to Dr. Joan Neehall, Ph.D. and best-selling author of Happy is the New Healthy.
Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
Image of a women standing at the edge of a mountain peakUnsplash. “…it is sad, of course, to forget. But it is a lonely thing, to be forgotten. To remember when no one else does.”—V. E. Schwab.
Philosophy should be fun when raising philosopher kids
Book review of Nasty, Brutish, and Short - Adventures in philosophy with my kids by Scott Hershovitz. When wisdom and parenting advice intersect in such a delightful philosophical and practical manner in Nasty, Brutish, and Short - Adventures in philosophy with my kids, readers will be rewarded with playful, fun, and meaningful conversations between the author and his two sons Rex and Hank that they can also practice with their children.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro - Are robots plain or sophisticated? Opinion
A lunch at Kura Sushi made me think of our interaction with robots and what it means for our future. A quick lunch trip to Kura Sushi in Sacramento with my friend Andrea was more than enjoying various sushi rolls revolving around us on the conveyor belt; it gave us a glimpse into the future when robots will be part of the workforce, bringing drinks to the table and bearing a sign to warn humans not to put trash or dishes on the robot.
Remarkably Bright Creatures is a Remarkable Treasure: A Review of Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures is a full stop flat out masterpiece. This may be cliche, but words are not enough to express the way I feel about this novel and especially its surprise, unexpected, delightful sometimes narrator Marcellus, the giant Pacific Octopus with three hearts of gold. I won’t spoil it but it is safe to say that tears were shed in a way that I have not cried over a book being so beautiful and moving since grade school and my time with Charlotte’s Web or Bridge to Terabithia.
Book Review: $1000 100 Ways
According to the foreword of Nick Loper’s recent book $1000 100 Ways: How Real People Make Real Money On The Side (And How You Can Too), 45 percent of Americans have not a single measly dollar in their savings account. This statistic means a very large number of U.S. citizens can barely cover their monthly bills and an unexpected expense -such as a car breaking down or a trip to the emergency room- requires taking on debt that they then struggle to pay off. It often means a miserable hand to mouth existence and saving little or nothing for retirement and then living in poverty in old age.
Book Review — Speed Mathematics by Bill Handley
Learn how to do basic math fast and easily. Speed Mathematics by Bill Handley is one of the better books on fast basic arithmetic. Handley has a variety of novel tricks to make addition, subtraction, division and multiplication much simpler, which makes it possible to do many problems in your head. The methods are much more enjoyable and easier than the conventional methods taught in most schools.
Opinion| The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young GirlPhoto of the Original Book. I love this book by Anne Frank and I thought to share selected passages to highlight the beauty of this book. It conveys wonderful message in literary and intriguing style. It talks about humanity and the right to live in freedom. We, the humans, are most dangerous to humanity and nothing else has caused more damage than we to ourselves. Our history is full of cruel wars and inhuman acts, and we have killed millions of people only because of their different religion and beliefs.
Book Review: 'The Glass Kingdom' by Lawrence Osborne
The Glass Kingdom(TheFictionAddiction.com) The Glass Kingdom, by Lawrence Osborne, is a vivid, atmospheric story about the darkest sides of expat life. Most of the story takes place in the upscale apartment towers in Thailand.
"The Treasure of Hartsand Harbor" by Elizabeth MacDonald
I don’t know if you’ve read anything yet on the new Kindle Vella platform for serials, but if not, (or even if you have) here is a great place to start. If you are not familiar, with Vella, you get to read the first threeepisodes free, and then you pay in “tokens” to read more episodes per story. It “costs” about 1 token per 100 words.
Bram Stoker's Dracula: A classic gothic novel with a new introduction
Bram Stoker's Draculais a classic Gothic novel that was published in 1897. The novel tells the story of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of people led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Although it was published over 100 years ago, this book is still popular today and has been adapted into many movies.
Book Review: Irish Romance in "Diary of a Galway Girl"
Diary of a Galway Girl(cover art from the publisher) Diary of a Galway Girl, a new novel by Kevin Kelly, tells a romantic story. Bridget Kennedy is ready for a night out with her best friends, when she locks eyes with a stranger, Conor, and changes her whole life. She feels instantly like she's always known him, and as the story unfolds, their bond continues to grow and to surprise. (Also, "Feckin' wind," and "It’s feckin’ freezing, girls!" are amazing opening lines for any romantic heroine. I liked Bridget from the very start of the book!)
Featuring Author and Metaphysician Maren Muter
Introducing Maren Muter is my pleasure and honor. Maren is a kindhearted soul. Maren radiates positivity, profound knowledge, and joy. I have first heard about Maren in an interview with Regina Meredith on the Gaia channel and from Regina’s website. Regina describes Maren.
Review: Chuck Klosterman’s book 'The Nineties' and why we shouldn’t care
The author of "The Nineties" (2022), Chuck Klosterman, is pictured.Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Chuck Klosterman writes about society’s most prevalent topics, including pop culture, sports and music, in his many works of nonfiction and fiction. The bestselling author’s newest novel showcases his brilliant, blunt writing style. “The Nineties” (2022) tackles one of humanity’s most tumultuous decades.
Privilege and Secrets in "Saint X"
Saint X(cover art from the publisher) Saint X, by Alexis Schaitkin, is the story of a disappearance and unexplained death. It feels like a familiar headline: the teen daughter of a family vacationing on a beautiful (fictional) Caribbean island goes out on the last night of vacation, is seen drinking and dancing with two men who work at the resort, and then is never seen again. At first, it feels like a fairly familiar headline, about a pretty girl who goes out partying and is then found dead. I was actually a bit nervous about starting Saint X after reading a book review that mentioned a true crime element. I'm not a fan of the amateur-investigation murder podcasts. But that turned out to be ok, because feeling kind of squicked at tragedy-entertainment is part of this novel.
WaPo veteran Carl Bernstein celebrates journalism in new memoir
Carl Bernstein’s newest memoir “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom” (2022) was released Jan. 11. Bernstein is known for his contributions to investigative journalism, specifically his part in revealing the scandal surrounding Watergate in the 1970s. He reported on this event with journalist Bob Woodward for the Washington Post. Later, the two released their findings in the acclaimed co-authored memoir “All the President’s Men” (1974).