Check out the book, Madness, Murder and Mayhem: Criminal Insanity in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, by Kathryn Burtinshaw and John Burt, as featured in this post from the Quiet Knitter blog.
Check out this book review of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built as featured in this post from the Leaders are Readers blog.
The impact of Alibaba is not fully appreciated outside China as much as
it is within China. Outside China, people may have known the big IPO of Alibaba
($25 billion in 2014) and perhaps some odd founder but I don’t think they
understand how much the Internet has changed people’s lives and, particularly,
companies such as Alibaba boosted that process. Without the internet, it’s hard
to imagine how China would have evolved over the last few decades and how the
private sector would have driven the county forward.
When it comes to Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, he is presented as a
very entertaining person. The book goes back to his youth, the struggles and
the failures that he had in the past. Jack is a self-made man, not interested
in the government-connected privileged Harvard types. Moreover, he is a kind of
icon in China as he did not…
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Check out this book review of Weapons Of Mass Instruction By John Taylor Gatto as featured on the Breakaway Consciousness blog.
April 4, 2019
For quite some time there has been a growing undercurrent of displeasure and outright disdain for the current public schooling system and its repeated failures throughout the years. Predictably, driving reason for these displeasures are the consistent failures of students within a public schooling.
No matter how many new additional methods are added and no matter how much more money – usually in the hundreds of millions – is employed, the dumbing down of society continues, like clockwork. And yet, the same suggestions by government and school officials keep getting mentioned, even though the results are abysmal at best, and exactly what some want, at worse. Didn’t a wise man once say that doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results is text book lunacy?
A voice of reason that came out swinging in this battle against pedagogical
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Check out this post from my author blog.
What comes first in your writing, the plot or the characters?
Characters. Every time. I think about someone that would probably have an interesting story to tell, like an eco-tour boat captain and a wildlife photographer. I know they’ll provide me with lots of background I’m familiar with, and I have a feel for who they are before I begin to build a mystery or drama around them.
In the case of my second Wake-Robin Ridge book, A Boy Named Rabbit, a little boy alone in the wilderness came into my mind as I was falling asleep one night. I could swear I heard Sarah Gray (from Book 1) tell me he needed for his story to be told, and by the time I woke up, I knew exactly who he was and why he was alone. I went straight to the computer and started writing down every word of…
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Check out the book, The Fever King by Victoria Lee , as featured in this post from the books and such blog.
In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.
The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.
Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater…
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Check out this post from my author blog.
Check out what’s new on the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on Sally Cronin’s blog.
Delighted to share the news of the latest book by Sue Coletta, Silent Mayhem, which is on pre-order at the special price of 99c/99p until April 24th.
About the book
Some things in life defy comprehension, but that doesn’t make them any less real. Or deadly.
When a familiar crow drops a cryptic scroll at Shawnee Daniels’ feet, she’s compelled to open it, even though everything in her power warns her not to. Mr. Mayhem—the most prolific serial killer the North Shore has ever known—claims her life is in danger. He “claims” he wants to help her, but just last year he threatened to murder everyone she loves.
While Mayhem taunts her with oddly-placed feathers, like The Creator left at his crime scenes, an interstate killing spree rocks Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A madman is decapitating men and women, dumping their headless corpses on two area beaches. But what…
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