The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle #BookReview

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Probably you heard of it. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. As it was all the craze a few years ago when Oprah added it to her Book Club. I have to admit I had high hopes for it, but they were met, and more. It’s an amazing book. A journey to knowing yourself and towards a more peaceful self. As the title suggests it focuses on the Power of Now, of the Present Moment that we forget about. The power that we can find within and that unleashes our true self. And also ways to master it and …

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One Early Morning by Virginia Baily #BookReview

Early One Morning by Virginia Baily

A very interesting book. Amazing start, sending shivers down your spine from the first pages. Good writing indeed. I’m talking about Early One Morning by Virginia Baily. Amazing storytelling and great and powerful characters. Rome, October 1943 We start in a Nazi invaded Rome. A story that makes you think what would you do in that situation. And how would you move past it? A city and a beginning tormented by bombs, fear and “rubble”. I have to say again – amazing style of writing! You move back and forth from war era to a lifetime away. Questions and doubts haunting …

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Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham #BookReview

Lauren Graham Book Cover

The one and only Lauren Graham that portrayed Lorelai Gilmore gave us a peek into the world of the amazing show Gilmore Girls. But much more than that. Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between is a great book coming from an insider of the world we read more about in tabloid articles. A very real, down-to-earth conversation throughout the book allows us to understand who Lauren is, and how she sees the world herself. We follow her from her early acting career, even before that and get a glimpse of …

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Where do I get my inspiration from?

Inspiration on the Web

How do you get your inspiration? You don’t have to be a blogger to need inspiration. Finding inspiration to blog is not easy sometimes. Or is that just me? Besides writing book reviews I wanted this blog to have other types of articles as well. But of course, that is something I have to work on. So I decided to list some of the tools I use to inspire future travel plans, books to read, articles to write and so on. Travel I’ll start with the travelling part; as the blog started while travelling and was inspired by it I still …

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The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain #review

The Gustav Sonata Book Cover Photo

Beautiful! Just finished The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain and I have to admit it’s one of those books that you don’t want to finish. Very easy and enjoyable to read. It’s the story of Gustav, a Swiss boy we follow from kindergarten onwards. From meeting his first friend, Anton, we go through the most significant moments of his life. We follow them and enjoy their friendship. “Master yourself!” A very personal view of events and over the life in the Swiss Mountains right after the Second World War. We follow him and his family in a troubled yet happy …

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Ellen DeGeneres Celebrating With Oprah #PuppyEpisode

Ellen DeGeneres & Oprah Facebook Image Anniversary

Last month Ellen DeGeneres celebrated the 20th anniversary of her public sitcom and real-life coming out. She had Oprah on the show and her former co-stars on the 1997 sitcom. You can find some clips from the show here. There were many surprises and heartwarming messages (and thanks) from the audience. The episode was named by the crew the Puppy Episode. That’s because the executives didn’t really want to air it, and proposed instead for Ellen to get a puppy. 20 years ago the episode unleashed many critics for her and it’s amazing to see how much the world has …

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Stasi Child by David Young #review

Stasi Child Book Cover

Stasi Child is an interesting thriller from David Young that starts with a body being found in East Berlin. We get in that world along with Karin Müller, the detective in charge of the investigation. And we soon learn it’s a tough world. Not many questions allow, and even fewer answers, as expected. The rhythm of the book is quite fast paced and nice to follow. We have two sides of the story that eventually meet up to reveal a dangerous story. Karin is a very good detective that wants to find the truth no matter what, and that proves …

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