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Review: My Mother's Funeral: a Memoir by Adriana Paramo. A 5-star read by a Colombian anthropologist about her family home in Colombia, her mother, and her early years.
The author is now giving away FREE EBOOKS in exchange for honest Barnes and Nobel or Amazon review. Let me know if you are interested. There is also a book trailer event going on now https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101473417525569897883/events/cvkoms9d...
Sacred Journeys and Vision Quests” is a personal memoir of sacred, mystical events which have occurred in her own life over a period of thirty years—starting with being saved during a close brush with death in Acapulco. She lavishly chronicles her trips to various known sacred sites on the planet from a powerful healing experience while climbing the iconic pyramid Kukulcan with her two young sons—to her more recent visits to even larger pyramids in Bosnia. Lois narrates a fascinating series of experiences, from camping solo at Mt.Shasta to an accidental meeting with a major player from a past life in Sedona. A white-knuckle five day trip whitewater rafting down the mighty Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with other players from past lives is particularly thrilling. Lois relates to us her mystical events in some of England’s more famous spiritual sites on major ley lines including Glastonbury’s Isle of Avalon, Avebury’s standing stones and Wiltshire’s summer crop formations to surprising spiritual experiences in ordinary locations. Whether it is a miracle on a road trip, a bizarre meeting during short jaunt to the grocery store, or simply a meditative technique for looking into a mirror and seeing “The Parade of Faces” and viewing her own past lives, this book is a fascinating view of the world as seen through the eyes of a modern day mystic. Lois Wetzel's honest, vulnerable memoir helps us to see more deeply into our own everyday life. She reminds us not to overlook the mystical in our own daily encounters, and to trust our Guidance that we, too, may be in the right place at the right time and remain open and aware so that when we are unexpectedly touched by the Divine, it does not pass by us unacknowledged. Here is a telling quote from the book about one of her most profound experiences: “This seems to be how Spirit works. We get what we need when Spirit decides we need it. One cannot pay a guru to make something sacred happen. Spirit is no respecter of class or of birth, nor wealth, and not even of hard-earned social status. The experience of the numinous transcends everything we in the Western civilization even deem important, it seems to me. It chooses us not based upon our culturally accepted successes, but upon something else entirely.” In other words, Spirit takes us by surprise. And it can happen to you. This is a travel journal as well. If you love travel, this book is also for you.
Not sure what to cook today? Tired of the same old meals?
Take a look at Tried & Tested – 101 Recipes for some great new ideas!
It is a cookery book, primarily aimed at beginners, but it could also be used by anyone who enjoys cooking and creating good, wholesome family meals.
Tried & Tested – 101 Recipes contains recipes covering soups, poultry, meats, fish, vegetarian, pasta & rice, potatoes, vegetables, dressings, sauces & marinades, desserts, baking and sweet things. I have personally tried, tested and modified each recipe until it works easily, giving excellent results. I have worked in the catering industry for many years running restaurants in north-west England and Jersey (which is renowned for fine dining).
My book is approx 181 pages in length, or 253 Kb. It already has a few 4&5* ratings and reviews. On 22nd July 2013, my book was no 12 in the top 20 Amazon Bestsellers for Food & Drink> Quick & Easy.
Amazon Prime members can now borrow Tried & Tested – 101 Recipes for free!
My dear friend wrote a current, funny and heartfelt memoir, that I want to share with the world! Check out her website if interested, http://www.hipwrecked.com/
My book is approx 181 pages in length, or 253 Kb. It already has a few 4&5* ratings and reviews. On Monday (22nd July), my book was no 12 in the top 20 Amazon Bestsellers for Food & Drink> Quick & Easy.
A recent review from a very respected reviewer and bibliographer:
5.0 out of 5 stars An Engrossing, Phantasmagorical Book,
David A. Willson (Maple Valley, WA USA) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME)
This review is from: Everything Happened In Vietnam: The Year Of The Rat (Paperback)
This is an engrossing, phantasmagorical book. I've read a lot of Marine Corps memoirs, and this is an unusual one, but very readable on every page.It's hard to explain why I find this book so singular. The author gives us some clues on the verso of the title page. "This is not a work of fiction although I have written it more like a novel than a narrative." He goes on to call the book, "true fiction," and he warns the reader the final chapter contains an event that isn't "digestible as literal truth." He is right about that, but the book is filled with such events and is the better for it. Some scholars of literature call this sort of writing, "magical realism." It works well with the material in this Marine Corps memoir.The language of the book is a mytho-poetic style that is often more poetry than prose, and the book is arranged in short, powerful chapters. It is very novelistic as Thompson warns us early on. Many of his phrases were so memorable that I found myself jotting them down. I loved his phrases for the view from a helicopter. "the emerald embrace of the vegetal world." My favorite chapter is The Letter. It packs such a powerful punch in three and one half pages that I recommend buying the book just for that chapter alone. It is worth it.In his chapter, "Mamason" is the best description of what Agent Orange is like on the ground that I have read. "...I was walking through some bush that was black and withered and the only way that I can describe it is that it was slimy, like a million snails had oozed across every leaf of every bush and turned them black and shriveled in their wake and the slime was getting all over me." A bit later he says, "This must be Agent Orange." He goes on to offer a defense of the use of the stuff, as the defoliation aspect of it enabled him to see a landmine before he stepped on it. Agent Orange saved his legs and his life.If you are up for reading another Marine Corps memoir, this is a fine one. It is short and sweet and can be read in one or at most two sittings. I read it in a great rush, eager for what was coming next. You will too.
All the best, Robert Peter Thompson Author of:
Everything Happened In Vietnam: The Year of the Rat – Kindle $3.99
Everything Happened In Vietnam: The Year Of The Rat – Print $10.34
Hi there... I am new here - am still getting used to this forum. Yes, I would like to make more friends here. I only published one book before this one (this in Iron Ore Processing, technical but property of the company I was working for). I sure hope you can spread word of this 'liberated' eBook I have compiled. This eBook is a most SURREAL absolutely non-fiction book (some parts in symbolism to protect the identity of characters).
Here is a ditty:
The generous seas do roam vividly,
And sacred words spoken earnestly.
People suffer and people go to war,
I just hope these words will go afar.
On 26-4-2013 I published a FREE book,
Indeed a feat of altruism, no crook!
I suffer in silence in every moment.
I have no money to publish a stunt.
I was just hoping for word-of-mouth
And email propagation as loudmouth.
Book is at: http://bookbooster.com/newage.htm
I accept feedback just at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICIALLY THE MOST ELOQUENT STORY TELLING POETRY BOOK EVER WRITTEN -ALL NON FICTION-
Feel free to post any comment on my page and forward me any queries or feedback. :-D
Greetings! The Vietnam Veterans of America just posted a review of my book on their online "Books In Brief" site under the 'Memoirs' category. Take a look if you like. Thanks! http://vvabooks.wordpress.com/category/memoir/ .
Everything Happened in Vietnam by Robert Peter Thompson
This is a phantasmagorical book, and often takes the form of a meditation on the deaths of his friends Tater, Johnny the New Guy, and Sandy. I’ve read a lot of Marine Corps memoirs, and this is an unusual one, and one that is very readable on every page.
The language of the book is a mytho-poetic style that is often more poetry than prose, and the book is arranged in short, powerful chapters. It is very novelistic, as Thompson warns us early on.
Many of his phrases were so memorable that I found myself jotting them down. That includes this one, describing the view from a helicopter: as “the emerald embrace of the vegetal world.”
My favorite chapter is “The Letter.” It packs such a powerful punch in three and one half pages that I recommend buying the book just for that chapter alone. It is worth it.
((parts of review clipped for brevity - see link))
This fine book is dedicated to the author’s friend, Sandy, who died in Vietnam, leaving a beautiful “18 year old fiancée.” Thompson shows us Sandy as a wraith at the end of the book. But our author is one of the lucky ones who goes home as living flesh and blood. As he tells us, he “snuck back into the world. Like a thief.”
If you are up for reading another Marine Corps Vietnam War memoir, this is a fine one. It is short and sweet and can be read in one or, at most, two sittings. I read it in a great rush, eager for what was coming next. You will too.
Everything Happened In Vietnam: The Year Of The Rat – Print $10.22
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