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New cover for the Strip Club Shooting is pending review. What do you think?

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Strip Club Shooting free on kindle!

It doesn’t get any cheaper than this. Strip Club Shooting now free on Kindle for this weekend only. Go get your copy now!

I hope you read, rate & review. Enjoy!


Happy Mother’s Day!

And remember to get her something nice as a present. A good book might do. Or chocolate and flowers. If you want to make sure – it’s all those three with enough uninterrupted time to actually enjoy and finish the book.

So, choose the book wisely ๐Ÿ˜‰


Review of Homegoing


Absolutely stunning work of art. Entertaining, informative, touching, and thought provoking. Perhaps this resonated well with me partly because I have visited Ghana and I was able to imagine the scenery with all its detail. I found especially interesting the early parts of the book depicting the slave trade from Ghanaians perspective. This is something that I had not come across earlier. Also, the structure of book, intertwining eight generations on two continents, was simply fascinating. 

This is the kind of book that should be a mandatory reading in high schools. (Future) classic without a doubt.

5/5

Here is a review by Paulus: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1925545060


What is in common with The Iliad and The Odyssey, The Holy Bible, and The Fifty Shades of Grey?

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/historical-blockbusters-20-popular-books-world


Jokes about writers

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer.

When asked to define great, he said, โ€œI want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!โ€

He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.


Reading vs television

We readily accept that children should not watch too much TV as it hinders their development. TV is not good for their brains. So, why is it that the same dogma is forgotten when it comes to adults? Just wondering.


On the death of print and travel guides

The amount of travel guides available on print struck me as an odd phenomenon. Ok, this picture was taken from an airport, but still, who reads travel guides these days? 

The amount of apps on all platforms with same, and constantly updated, information is overwhelming. Intuitive user interfaces, geopositioning and social media integrations all enable a myriad of features that were non-existent perhaps just ten years ago. Consequently one might assume that paper versions of travel guides are (were) the first to disappear.
Apparently this is not the case. The answer to the above being that quite a many people read travel guides and prefer to have them on paper. Otherwise the merchandising decision of this bookstore would have been different. 

Maybe someone can explain the reason why?


Happy Easter everyone!

Don’t forget to eat a lot of chocolate and read a book or two! Maybe both at the same time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m reading now Alice Munro’s Dear Life. It’s not the most typical read for me but so far it seems intriguing enough. Maybe after that one I’ll switch back to something lighter for a while again. Let’s see how the mood strikes me when I’m finished.

Happy Easter everyone!


8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

HBR has some valid points here, although the best trick is missing. Read shorter pieces! Like Strip Club Shooting for example. ๐Ÿ˜‰

https://hbr.org/2017/02/8-ways-to-read-a-lot-more-books-this-year