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Social Reading

Shelfari, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Booklikes, Scribd.

Kindle, Nook, Kobo…

The world is changing towards a more technology oriented perspective on arts. This is not something new. It’s becoming a fact.

People spend more time using technology, more time on the web, more time using social media, so it makes sense that they’d spend more and more time reading in a similar manner. Continue reading Social Reading

The Ten Most Shocking ‘Game of Thrones’ Moments

Disclaimer: Spoilers. Obviously!

Over the course of Game of Thrones, a show created by folks who weren’t shy on breaking our hearts, we were treated with some unexpected twists…

That’s why we decided to put together a list of the 10 most shocking moments in the show. Spoilers to follow. Continue reading The Ten Most Shocking ‘Game of Thrones’ Moments

TMM: The Real Professional

If you only worked out when you felt like it, it would be as if you didn’t work out much at all. No one could see it, actually.

If you only wrote/painted/danced when you felt like it, then…

Inspiration and motivation are not as important as we like to believe. It’s not the words that bleed out of you that make the difference. They’re the icing on top, the spices and herbs… can’t survive by eating them.

It’s habit that keeps you going. It’s rehearsing over and over again until you feel like falling apart, it’s editing that novel until you hate it and can’t stand to read it again. It’s gruesome. It’s not pretty, but then again the lifestyles of the rich and famous are not as glamorous as we’d like to believe. It’s not all parties and travel and yachts, you know.

I wish it were different, but it’s not.

Creepy Moments in Literature

The written word, for all its faults and flaws, is fully capable of giving a reader the shivers… it plays on our senses by combining the familiar and unfamiliar in uncanny moments that, in many instances, originated the horror genre. Here are some of the creepiest moments in literature. Continue reading Creepy Moments in Literature

Book Review: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

From Amazon.com:

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s egg, as “perfect as the moon.” With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security….

A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man’s nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. You’d expect some hefty volumes with his signature on them, but the truth is that his most memorable works are quite short. Continue reading Book Review: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

TMM: The Parts No One Claps For

Greatness is not a singular moment. It’s not the punch that knocks out your opponent, not the penalty kick, not the moment you deliver the acceptance speech for your Nobel Prize…

Greatness is not the world record breaking sprint…

Greatness is not what others see…

It’s all the parts that lead up to that sprint or punch or kick…

The parts that no one claps for. Continue reading TMM: The Parts No One Claps For