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Book reviews and recommended books. The best books to read this year. Quotes from books I have read.
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Nothing Is Strange is a collection of short stories written by surrealist, fantasy fiction author, Mike Russell. The stories all stand alone and have no connection to each other. I recently read another collection of short stories by Mike Russell, called Strange Concentrate, and those stories were REALLY short, some of them just a few paragraphs long. The stories in Nothing Is Strange are a bit longer than this, but they had a similar feel and themes. Best Books To Read, Good Books, The Last Story, Fantasy Fiction, Weird And Wonderful, Book Recommendations, Book Review, Russell, Short Stories
Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell – Book Review
Nothing Is Strange is a collection of short stories written by surrealist, fantasy fiction author, Mike Russell. The stories all stand alone and have no connection to each other. I recently read another collection of short stories by Mike Russell, called Strange Concentrate, and those stories were REALLY short, some of them just a few paragraphs long. The stories in Nothing Is Strange are a bit longer than this, but they had a similar feel and themes.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
A Review of 'Should I, Shouldn't I' by Michael Waters New Books, Book Quotes, Wise, Big Scary, Author
A Review of 'Should I, Shouldn't I' by Michael Waters
I am building up quite a collection of books by Michael Waters! Having already reviewed ‘Becoming Guise-Wise‘ and ‘The Power of Surge‘, today I am reviewing his newest book, ‘Should I, Shouldn’t I – The best and easiest way to make a big, scary decision’. I was excited to read his newest book and see what wisdom he would impart this time. Michael Waters is "a consultant, trainer, coach, author, conference speaker and, above all, an original thinker".
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Book Review - The Power of Surge by Michael Waters Post It Notes, Nonfiction Books, How To Find Out
Book Review - The Power of Surge by Michael Waters
I’m pleased to be reviewing another non-fiction book today. Having recently read and reviewed ‘Becoming Guise-Wise’ by Michael Waters, I have since had the chance to read another of Michael Waters’ books – ‘The Power of Surge’. It turns out this book is highly relevant to current times and it’s so interesting that it was written just before the pandemic. Read on to find out what it’s all about.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
8 Reasons To Switch To Ebooks New Inventions, Paper Book, Amazon Kindle, Ebooks
8 Reasons To Switch To Ebooks
Ebooks are a relatively new phenomenon. The first ebook was created in 1971 but ebooks didn’t become really mainstream until 2007 when the Amazon Kindle was launched. There are many big advantages of ebooks over paper books, which I will be sharing in this post. Of course, paper books do have their own unique advantages too. I’m certainly not saying you should get rid of all your paper books and switch completely to ebooks! But the focus of this post is going to be on the advantages of ebooks.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
My Thoughts on Becoming Guise-Wise by Michael Waters World Conflicts, Personal Development Books, Over The Years
My Thoughts on Becoming Guise-Wise by Michael Waters
Having read many personal development books and blogs, I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review ‘Becoming Guise-Wise’ by Michael Waters. The premise of this book claims that by making one small change in ourselves, we could end world conflict and take our species to another level. You may be rolling your eyes at this as personal development books have a reputation for making grand claims that rarely get fulfilled. However, this book seemed like it would have some potential.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Reviewing The Ascension Series by Holly Pritchard Ascension Series, The Ascension, Secret Power, Published Author, Lets Do It, Winters
Reviewing The Ascension Series by Holly Pritchard
The Ascension Series follows the story of Melanie Winters, a young woman who has the power to move things with her mind. The complications begin when she inadvertently reveals these secret powers to other students at her university. As the story progresses, we learn alongside Melanie the dark origins of her powers and follow her journey as she discovers others like herself.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Challenge Idea - Read A Whole Book Series Within A Month Challenges, Reading, Ideas, Book Series, Books To Read
Challenge Idea - Read A Whole Book Series Within A Month
I am always thinking of new ideas of challenges I’d like to do. Here is one I came up with recently: read a whole book series within a month! This challenge wouldn’t have to be done in a month. You could scale it to different time periods depending on the length of the series, the time you have available, and your reading speed. This challenge would be great if there is a series you have been wanting to read.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Have you ever thought of improving your writing skills? Many of us reach a certain level of literacy but don’t think to develop our writing skills further. The Art of Writing by Peter Yang is a short, concise guide to becoming a better writer, and it will help anyone to easily improve their writing skills, whether you are a blogger, novelist, journalist, academic or just a casual writer. Novelist, Journalist, Writing Skills, Book Publishing
Read This Book To Become A Better Writer
Have you ever thought of improving your writing skills? Many of us reach a certain level of literacy but don’t think to develop our writing skills further. The Art of Writing by Peter Yang is a short, concise guide to becoming a better writer, and it will help anyone to easily improve their writing skills, whether you are a blogger, novelist, journalist, academic or just a casual writer.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Do you want to become a better writer? This is the book for you! In this short, concise and easy to understand guide, author Peter Yang teaches 4 principles to being a good writer, and demonstrates how to apply them to your writing. This book is so helpful whether you are a blogger, journalist, novelist or academic writer. Academic Writers, Personal Development Blog, Dream Vision Board
Book Review - The Art of Writing by Peter Yang
Do you want to become a better writer? This is the book for you! In this short, concise and easy to understand guide, author Peter Yang teaches 4 principles to being a good writer, and demonstrates how to apply them to your writing. This book is so helpful whether you are a blogger, journalist, novelist or academic writer.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
How many times have you read a so-called ‘self-help’ book, and it’s had no impact on your life at all? Sadly this is all too common. However, there are some genuinely helpful self-help books out there! These 7 books made a real impact on my life and helped me in different ways. I highly recommend them! 100 Best Books, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques, Overcoming Anxiety, Exam Study, Self Help Books, Any Book
7 Actually Helpful Self-Help Books
How many times have you read a so-called ‘self-help’ book, and it’s had no impact on your life at all? Sadly this is all too common. However, there are some genuinely helpful self-help books out there! These 7 books made a real impact on my life and helped me in different ways. I highly recommend them!
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
I read the chick-lit novel Second Chance by Jane Green. This is an emotional tale of love, friendship and new beginnings. Read my review and find out what I thought of it! Second Chances, New Beginnings, Jane
Book Review - Second Chance by Jane Green
I read the chick-lit novel Second Chance by Jane Green. This is an emotional tale of love, friendship and new beginnings. Read my review and find out what I thought of it!
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
I read The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris by Jenny Colgan. This is a romantic tale that paints an atmospheric picture of Parisian life. Read my review and find out what I thought of it. Paris Books, French Teacher, Paris Shopping, Book Giveaways, Chocolate Shop, How To Be Likeable
Book Review - The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris by Jenny Colgan
I read The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris by Jenny Colgan. This is a romantic tale that paints an atmospheric picture of Parisian life. Read my review and find out what I thought of it.
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
I recently read Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies by Rhena Branch and Rob Willson. This is a practical guide to CBT and shows how it can help you with issues such as anxiety, depression and OCD. Read my review and find out what I thought of it. Cbt Techniques, Down Quotes, Cbt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Human Behavior, Reading Recommendations, Words Of Encouragement
Book Review - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies by Rhena Branch and Rob Willson
I recently read Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies by Rhena Branch and Rob Willson. This is a practical guide to CBT and shows how it can help you with issues such as anxiety, depression and OCD. Read my review and find out what I thought of it.
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Are you a writer? Have you ever thought to develop your writing skills further? This could be the book for you! The Art of Writing by Peter Yang is a short and concise guide to help you improve your writing skills. Peter shares 4 principles to being a good writer, and shows how to apply them to your writing. Creative Writing Tips, Book Writing Tips
The Book That Will Help You Become A Better Writer
Are you a writer? Have you ever thought to develop your writing skills further? This could be the book for you! The Art of Writing by Peter Yang is a short and concise guide to help you improve your writing skills. Peter shares 4 principles to being a good writer, and shows how to apply them to your writing.
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
I picked up Twenties Girl for 99p in a charity shop. Sophie Kinsella has never disappointed me so far, so I always look out for her books. This book was no exception – I loved it! This book was a refreshing and different twist on the chick-lit genre, therefore I would recommend it to anyone who wants a fun, light-hearted read. It’s bound to make you laugh! Scary Ghost Stories, Twenty Girls, Hearing Voices, Funny Scenes, Charity Shop, Page Turner
Book Review - Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
I picked up Twenties Girl for 99p in a charity shop. Sophie Kinsella has never disappointed me so far, so I always look out for her books. This book was no exception – I loved it! This book was a refreshing and different twist on the chick-lit genre, therefore I would recommend it to anyone who wants a fun, light-hearted read. It’s bound to make you laugh!
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog