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review 2017-11-16 17:26
Socrates in the City by Eric Metaxas
Socrates in the City: Conversations on "Life, God, and Other Small Topics" - Eric Metaxas

A series of talks on 'life, God, and other small topics,' this book is the thinking person's alternative to pop psychology and prosperity gospel (that will seem much more clever and applicable if you listen to the book).

 

Based upon other reviews, I can see that listening to the audio version of this book is much more enjoyable than reading the paperback. That makes sense, since the audiobook is a recording of the Socrates in the City events with different lecturers taking on a variety of topics before opening up the session to Q&A.

 

Listening to this made me think and added several new books to my TBR. Definitely worth a listen.

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url 2017-11-15 08:23
Mindfulness and New Consciousness
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Art of 4 Elements - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Tree of Life - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Chanting Mantras with Best Chords - Nataša Pantović Nuit
A-Ma Alchemy of Love - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Mindful Being - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Conscious Creativity: Mindfulness Meditations - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Mindfulness and New Consciousness Article Free Conscious and Unconscious Mind

The mindfulness crowd, people practicing meditation, working with alternative healing methods, practicing massages, yoga, tai-chi, spiritual dances, chanting mantras, various mind, body and soul practitioners, all work with the eternal promise of: More Love, More Peace, More Happiness on Earth. Mostly against any injustice, they are the first to fight against outbreaks of violence or wars all around the Planet.... 

Read full article on the Publishers website, Articles by Nataša Pantović Nuit Mindfulness and New Consciousness

Source: www.artof4elements.com/entry/mindfulness-and-new-consciousness
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Why You Need a Home Insurance Delhi?

A typical home insurance Delhi can tell you that the policy will protect the entire house and its content from catastrophes such as fire, earthquake and flood. In times of loss due to the hazards listed in the document, the insurance company will pay for how much the house reconstruction will cost. The reinstatement value can be computed using the built-up area and the construction cost, which is generally initiated by the insurer.

The Coverage

Typically, homeowners have the structure of their house insured. What this implies is having every valuable content of the house such as jewelry, electronics and furniture covered by insurance. Finding an insurance can be easy especially if you have heard about the insurance company or probably had someone refer them to you.

Just like Royal Insurance Agency, they find your home and property your valuable assets as you have worked hard for it. You can find it a bit scary if you have to lose any of your belongings. That’s why the agency can advise you to get a comprehensive home insurance policy to protect you in times of disasters. They can offer you selected premiums which fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. They assure you that possible damages are reimbursed whenever a claim is requested from them.

When Under Construction

The property cannot be covered by home insurance Delhi when construction is ongoing. This is part of the building structure and is ideally covered under project insurance policy, which the builder should handle. If the structure has already been completed, this is the only time when the home insurance can be valid! The insurer though has the right to accept or decline a coverage depending on how the building or house was constructed.

Before You Buy Insurance

There may be a vast range of insurance companies offering home insurance. However, coverage and premium rates may slightly differ from the other. You can shop for an insurance company like Royal Insurance Agency, which you may have heard about. You can opt for an adequate sum of insurance, the tenure of the cover, and the services. Choose a customer friendly agency that can handle claims with comprehensive help in times of loss.

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review 2017-11-14 22:08
All At Sea
All at Sea: A Memoir - Decca Aitkenhead

This book is a step-by-step in how not to behave like an adult. This woman did nothing a rational grown up would, and so I had no ability to connect with her. She left her marriage, which is fine, but she left it for a coke dealing crack smoker. And then she wants you to believe that being a dealer is boring and not all that dangerous. They play house, have 2 children and never marry (because marriage is only a piece of paper). And then it turns out he's still married to another woman. When he dies, she seems genuinely shocked she has a nightmare of logistics on her hands. Yes, honey, that's what happens when you don't marry a man but instead just intertwine your lives. His will left everything to his legal wife.

 

Plus, most of this book was just circling the drain of her constant sorrow. With pretty words. Lots and lots of pretty words. Over 200 pages, and there wasn't much substance. Just "my love died and my life is over and my kids are out of control". She had a down-her-nose view of anyone of faith, she wouldn't let the kids call her Mum, and she epitomized the idea you can be educated and still be dumb.

 

I'm proud of myself for finishing this.

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review 2017-11-14 18:45
Childgrave by Ken Greenhall
Childgrave - Ken Greenhall

 

CHILDGRAVE is a beautifully written quiet horror story, with a sketchy small town lurking in the background. By the time the secrets of the town are revealed, it's too late for the reader to turn back.

 

As I get older, I find myself more and more drawn to quiet horror. I can do without gore and torture and all that if I have a tale that's well written and atmospheric. I also need compelling characters and CHILDGRAVE has that in spades. The main character, Jonathan, is a widowed photographer. He, his daughter Joanne, and his housekeeper Nanny Joy, are so well drawn I feel as if I know them personally.

 

When Jonathan's photos of his daughter seem to show specters in the background, while at the same time Joanne seems to have developed some new invisible friends, Jonathan is intrigued. Are the two events connected? Who is Conlee, the name of Joanne's new invisible friend? Lastly, what is Chilegray and how is connected to Conlee? You'll have to read this to find out!

 

I'll get it out of the way now-this is a slow moving story. What kept me interested was the quality of the writing and the characters. Jonathan is a quirky man. He has few friends and little interest in fashion or modern day trends. His housekeeper Nanny Joy loves jazz and Jonathan's daughter, but is concerned about the appearance of Conlee and the specters in the photographs. Jonathan's agent Harry is hilarious and his girlfriend, Lee, is interesting as well. NYC of the 70's is the main setting, and it was fascinating to read about the city during that time of social upheaval and change.

 

I was inexorably drawn to the conclusion which leads the reader to a small town hidden in a valley. "Evil in a small town" is one of my favorite tropes and Greenhall knew how to deliver it in a chilling and shocking- yet believable way. You find yourself wondering what you would do in such a situation and I continued to think about it all night long...hours after finishing the book. I can't say that I blame Jonathan for the choices that he made.

 

While CHILDGRAVE isn't the psychological, fast moving story that both ELIZABETH or HELL HOUND were, it was excellent in its own quiet and compelling way. Slowly drawing the reader down into the valley where secrets are kept for generation after generation, Greenhall deftly brings things to a head and left this reader wishing for more.

 

Highly recommended!

 

You can get your copy here: CHILDGRAVE

 

*Thanks to Valancourt Books for providing this e-book free, in exchange for my honest review. This is it.*

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