Books reviews on workplace, corporate, and business driven books.
Seven Books I'd Want With Me on a Desert Island
I own a lot of books, and I mean a lot. I was forced to confront just how many recently when a friend threw out a writing prompt, challenging everyone to pick the seven books they would want with them if stranded on a desert island. I expected this to be as brutal as a similar one I did about eight songs I take to a desert island, but it actually wasn’t. Most will be obvious to anyone who has read my earlier articles, with a curveball or two thrown in for good measure.
Dos and Don’ts for Your Customer Support Team Using Cloud Telephony
The pandemic impacted several businesses and it taught quite a lot. During the pandemic, customers continued using several business products and services although through an online medium. Cloud telephony was one such solution that made remote working a lot easier for businesses.
Looking for a Brief History of the Papacy? 'Ten Popes Who Shook the World' is the Place to Start
If you are interested in the history of the popes of the Catholic Church, the reading options can be daunting, and not just because there have been 266 of them over the past 2,000 years. The sheer size of the volumes are enough to give the most committed reader pause: George Weigel’s definitive biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope, runs an eye-watering 1,056 pages, and Peter Seewald’s two-volume Benedict XVI: A Life is even longer at 1,088 pages. Elisabetta Pique’s 2015 biography, Pope Francis: Life and Revolution, seems tiny by comparison at 312 pages, though it only covers the first year of his papacy.
The Great Gatsby and Me
When I was a teenager taking English classes, I often saw copies of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald hanging around. The blue cover, the crying flapper, the city skyline, and the eyes that never stop watching. It never came up in the English classes I took, but when I was a teenage warthog, I asked my mother what it was about.
Comus: The Charming Bad Boy
The character of Comus acts as a tempter, descended from Pagan gods and figures attributed to his mischievous and luring characteristics. He is the antagonist to Stoicism and Virtue within the Masque, attempting to lead The Lady astray from her journey with her brothers to her father's castle. He also leads her astray from her moral understandings. Comus is a Masque performed at Ludlow Castle and follows a set of characters as they prevail in their Virtue despite the lure of Comus. Milton uses Greco-Roman figures and philosophies to reconcile the practical perspectives of Stoicism with his religious beliefs of Protestant Christianity, pulling them together to perform a cautionary tale of self-sufficiency and Virtue.
A Multi-Book Review of The Legend Series by Marie Lu
Multi-Book Review: The Legend Series by Marie Lu March 1st, 2022- I started the journey of reading the Legend series by Marie Lu. So far, I’ve only read the first book, and I am loving it. I enjoy reading Dystopian novels and coming back to the genre that got me into reading. I haven’t read a novel like this in a while. Tropes are like themes that are repeated through many books, primarily young adult fiction, that hold certain meanings for something happening in a book. Dystopian novels are filled with classic tropes that we love to encounter as readers like enemies to lovers, love triangles, or the chosen one. It just so happens that the Legend series is a perfect example of some of these tropes.
SOLO — 10 Years in Bali (book release and review)
I am happy to announce the birth of my third child (books), SOLO — 10 years in Bali. Based on 10 true stories and an afterword the book navigates across sensitive and inspirational topics such as murder, heroes, magic, and living abroad.
Ten of the Best Books for Writers
1. Stephen King: On Writing Now I happen to think that Stephen King is one of the best storytellers alive. No matter how absurd his initial premise – A car is alive! A clown in the drains! Phones turn you into zombies! – he does it with such conviction and imagination that you suspend all disbelief.
Why Is Anna Karenina a classic? I finally understand
The idea for Anna Karenina began in 1870, but Tolstoy did not start writing until 1873. This was a period of mental distress in his life.
It has been popular all over the world for 10 years, and 170,000 people have 9.1 high praises.
In 2012, "A Brief History of Humanity" came out, was translated into more than 60 languages, and sold 16 million copies worldwide, becoming a phenomenal bestseller.
Classic American fiction
Five, "gone with the wind" Author: Margaret Mitchell, introduction: gone with the wind is the work of Margaret Mitchell (1900 -- 1949), an American female writer. The novel, based on Atlanta and a nearby plantation, depicts life in southern America before and after the civil war. The works depict the images of many southerners of the era, and scarlett, rhett, ASHLEY, Melanie and others, who occupy the central position, are typical representatives of them. Their customs and manners, deeds, spiritual ideas and political attitudes successfully reproduced the civil war led by Lincoln, the social life of the southern United States, through the love entanglement between scarlett and rhett. For whom the bell tolls Author: Hemingway, brief introduction: the story is about young American Robert Jordan teaching Spanish at university and has a deep affection for Spain. He volunteered to join the Spanish government forces in blasting behind the enemy lines. In order to cooperate with the counter-offensive, he was ordered to contact local guerrillas to complete the task of bombing the bridge. He won the support of guerrilla captain pablo's wife, belal, and other players, isolated the demoralized pablo and arranged his specific tasks on a step-by-step footing. In the midst of the fighting, he fell in love with the enemy girl maria, who had been spoiled by the enemy, and thus wiped out the wounds of maria's mind. In these three days, Robert went through the conflict between love and duty and the test of life and death, and human nature continued to rise. In the end of the bridge retreat, he was wounded by the enemy, left alone to stop the enemy, and finally gave the Spanish people a young life. Seven, the adventures of Tom Sawyer Author: Mark Twain, brief introduction: the story takes place in an ordinary town on the Mississippi River in the first half of the 19th century. The hero Tom Sawyer is naive and lively, adventurous, free, can not tolerate the shackles of personality, boring life, fantasy to do a heroic career. The age of the novel was written before the civil war, although st. Petersburg town, but it was to some extent the epitome of American society at that time. Through the adventures of the hero, the novel satirizes and criticizes the hypocritical and vulgar social customs, hypocritical religious rituals and rigid school education in the United States, and describes the free and lively mind of children and children in a cheerful writing. The adventures of Tom Sawyer has become the greatest children's literature with its deep local humor and keen observation of characters, and is also an idylloch song of the golden age in the United States.8. Uncle Tom's Cabin
What is home like?
What is home like? If life is compared to flying, then home is a small kite. Home is the broad sky, home is always the line, if the life is compared to a journey, then home is the most beautiful scenery along the way, home is the final destination of the journey.