Can I take a moment to do some un-shameful promotion? Thanks, I promise my next blog be something nice and creative or even prompting someone else’s blog again…Guess what? It’s happening it really is! It’s 1.30 a.m London time I can’t call anyone to scream down the phone (yet), my mama is in bed. So I blogged instead. You can read all about it just click here.
I hope you’re well, Mr Romanus has kindly granted me the opportunity, to be a guest author on this wonderful blog we all read. I really look forward to it. I’d like to take a moment to grab the attention of all book lovers…. especially romance and suspense readers.
I’m Kim from London, a romance,suspense and crime fiction writer, this September my 1st novel will be published available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and across book stores in the USA. It’s set in London, France and the UK coast, I’d love to share with you the first 2 chapters (unedited) for FREE, you can download a copy and read reader’s reviews here and reveal the name and cover of my book which is below.
Have a wonderful and blessed week! Thank you for reading, feel free to share!
This is a call to all the members and friends of Bloggers’ Solidarity Support Forum. One of us has done it. We should all be proud of her. Jacqueline Obyikocha has published her first book. It’s beautiful. I’ve been there.
This is a great moment for Jacky who is a member of our forum, the Bloggers’ Solidarity Support Forum. Solidarity calls us to celebrate with her.
Let’s visit and say bravo to her:https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/04/29/finally-here-it-is-my-first-published-book-and-i-am-bawling-out-my-eyes-and-smiling-at-the-same-time/
Well done Jacky! Let the universe be your only limit.
Books are a great source of inspiration. Do you read books for inspiration? There are books that will fire you up to go for your dreams. I have read many of such books. Sometimes I get so inspired by them that I read from the beginning to the end without blinking.
There are books I have read and felt like going out to town to shout to the world to know that greatness is possible to anyone who so desires. When I find such books, I like to share them with others. I believe that if they can inspire me, they can equally inspire others.
My best stories in these inspirational books are those of self-made men and women who, from nothing make themselves great. Their lives teach us that you don’t sit and wait for greatness to be tossed at you. You make yourself great. From scratch, you can get to the top.
We see this every day. We see people who leave the bottom and get right to the top; m
people you couldn’t have imagined would ever amount to anything rising to unbelievable heights.
If you take some of the super stars that we know today, they were just ordinary men and women yesterday; but by dint of faith in themselves, hard work and persistence, they fought their way to the top.
Stories like this fill the pages of books. Read as many of them as you can and let them inspire you to go after your own dreams.
“So…be open to others, be loving, and see how all that love comes back to you”(Christine).
A few weeks back we started an activity: compiling quotable quotes by great contemporary writers. Many of you have been enthusiastic about this activity and have participated actively in it. Now we count about 200 of these quotes. This is great.
You must have noticed some of these quotes are already being used on some of the posts on this blog. More will be used. I encourage you to use them on your blogs, other writings and speeches. We have to give value to one another’s ideas and work otherwise, who else will?
Our target is to get our first one thousand quotable quotes by great contemporary writers. The next thing shall be to publish them and it shall be a joint publication by all those whose quotes shall feature in it. The proceeds from this project shall be shared proportionately to the number of quotes that each one has in the book.
This project shall go on and on. I like you to think about it and come up with suggestions on how we can make it work out well for our growing community.
In the meantime, I encourage you to send us as many of your own thoughts as possible. I mean thoughts on any subject which you believe are quotable stuff. If you go through your books, posts, and speeches you have made at occasions, you may be surprised to find many quotable thoughts in them. Please send them to us. Just put them in the comment box as ‘Quotable quotes by Contemporaries’. It may be part of your comment on a post or it may stand on its own.
If you do not find any quotes in your writings, you can craft one or them. Take time and reflect on any subject of your choice and put together the ideas that come to your mind on it. Take time and polish your ideas; your sentence or sentences so that they should stand out as great statements.
You may also find great stuff in the posts you read on the net. Please, send them for inclusion.
Through this project we want to bring our contemporary world together in one book series.
Tell us what you think about this idea.. Suggest ideas that can make this project more successful. Thank you in advance.
Great leaders are great readers. They know the value of books. Show me a great leader and I will show you a great reader. Of course, as Harry S. Truman says ‘Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.’
Books are a treasure; a gold mine. Joseph Addison calls them “… the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind … delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.”
What Horace Mann says is pertinent: “A house without books is like a home without windows.” It is dark and suffocating.
To Leon Gutterman “Without the love of books, the richest man is poor, but endowed with this treasure, the poorest man is rich.”
Search for the treasure that is locked in good books. You will find it. In the words of Lyman Abott “A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still.”
Reading is important. Through books you learn from others. You cannot grow to your full potential unless you learn from others. You cannot depend only on your own thinking and go far in life. Books are a source of knowledge from others. Through them you will drink from the best minds in the world without ever meeting them; grow in knowledge; master language, communication and social skills; increase your ability to think, create, and produce.
New knowledge is discovered daily. New ways of doing things are invented. New ideas keep coming up. If you want to cope in a competitive world like ours, and leave your footprints on the sand of time, you must be abreast with these changes, develop skills which will put you ahead or learn to bring out the best in you. But if you are too busy or too lazy to read, you can be sure to be lost in the crowd.
Sadly, after school, many people throw away their books and get into the money-making race to gain wealth; or into politics to gain power; and resort to crooked means to find their way.
The advice of Charles Caleb Colton to “make the same use of a book that a bee does of a flower” is sound. A bee sucks nectar from a flower, “but it does not injure it.”
Martin Luther said it: “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen.” The words of the American leader, Benjamin Franklin are enduring: ‘If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”
No one can thus have any doubt that books are gold. Books are a treasure to be read and digested.
Books are a treasure, aren’t they? I want to call them ‘a gold mine’; in fact, more than a gold mine. Ask me why; and I will tell you.
I do agree in toto with Horace Mann who says, “A house without books is like a home without windows.” Who could have said it better?
I don’t consider this to be any distant from what Leon Gutterman thinks when he says, “Without the love of books, the richest man is poor, but endowed with this treasure, the poorest man is rich.” Cute, isn’t it?
This is a subject which invites us to spill some ink. That would be worthwhile. I hope you are ready. Let’s take a few questions: what do you think of books? Are they really that important? What makes them so important? What can be the difference between someone who reads and someone who does not? Joseph Addison holds that “Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.” It sounds brilliant doesn’t it?
I am curious to know: what is your take on this?