June Short Book Reviews (Part Two)

Lean Stone Book Club kindly requested these short book reviews.

Etiquette: A Guide to the Most Common Etiquette Rules and Social Situations where Etiquette Matters by Niel Schreiber

Etiquette is a wonderful book written about how you should behave and interact in social situations. Whether it is a family event or an official work related gathering, this book attempts to inform you on basic civil behavior that would increase your likeability and social calendar.

The only thing that I could recommend in improving this book would be to include pictures. The additional images would assist the reader in understanding the etiquettes such as, dinner table arrangements and other forms of mannerism that require measuring.

Nothing is more delighting to read about how much our mind and spirits are dependants, to social interactions. When the Internet and social networking now consumes all of our lives, many of our youth and even young adults are denied the knowledge of how to behave when they are at a party or a restaurant. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wishes to learn more on how to act when publicly interacting.

Afternoon Tea: Inspiration and How to Host the Perfect Afternoon Tea Party at Your Home by Tadio Diller

Afternoon Tea is a book written about everything to do with tea. It informs the reader on how to select your tea and recipes to compliment it. The book also manages to cover some historical facts about tea, which I enjoyed. Being British as I am, tea is very important in our culture and to read about how to prepare a perfect afternoon having tea, was very interesting to me.

I felt the book is ideally suited for an audience that appreciates a good cup of tea and nothing could beat the fact that a little knowledge of etiquette, can go a long way as well. I recommend this book to anyone that cares about tea and socializing.

Written by Jeyran Main

 

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The Unique Blogger Award! #1

I would like to send a big thank you to Sam’s life in books for nominating me! I feel very blessed and appreciate to be chosen for this wonderful award!

As part of the rules for the award, Sam has asked me these questions:

1.What (or who) inspired you to get into blogging?

I loved to write and kept talking about the books I read to my father. He suggested that I start a blog and let people know of my thoughts.

2. Describe your ideal three-course meal? 

I’ll have a four cheese spinach dip for starters, a New York steak for the main meal and a cheesecake for desert.

3. Would you consider naming any future children after fictional characters, if so which characters?

I would not. I like names that are historic and have actual meaning to it.

My nominees: (I am only nominating 9)

Love Book Groups

Japan Trekker 

Bookandbakes1

MyPoems

Philately and Collections du Jacquemard

Lifesfinewhine 

The Showers of Blessing 

Harbin77

The New Renaissance Mindset


The rules:
  • Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
  • Ask them three questions.

 

 

June Short Book Reviews (Part One)

These short book reviews were kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club.

Fasting by Jonathan Clear

This is a book written about the benefits of practicing Fasting. As we all may know, fasting has been best known for its religious connections, however; this book discusses matter beyond that. It also emphasizes as a way to losing weight, to cleanse and to heal as well.

In the beginning, I was very intrigued to see what the book was going to offer and it did not disappoint. I particularly liked where the author discusses how fasting can even benefit people with mental health. It was very hard for me to find anything bad about the book and so I recommend it to anyone that wishes to know more about fasting, its history, and benefits.


 

Africa: African History: From Ancient Egypt to Modern South Africa by Raymond C Nelson

This history book is a great addition to everything you need to know about Africa. It begins with explaining the three African civilizations, moving on to the Ancient Egyptians and the history of the great cities. The book is filled with references and backdates of many historical facts such as the great Zimbabwe Empire or the Kongo Kingdom followed by the European Colonization.

Africa is a great read on a nice weekend with a generous, warm cup of tea. It takes you back to many years ago and makes you forget about the world you live in now. The literature was very easy to understand, and the pace of the history telling was in a well-formatted way keeping you wanting to know more.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes to read on history and is interested in Africa.

 

Written by Jeyran Main

 

The Versatile Blogger Award! #2

Hello, Book Lovers, Authors, Friends & Family!

I have been humbly nominated by PhilSoukoulis, for the Versatile Blogger Award!

His blog is called Life Plan If you wish to follow him.

Thank you so much for the nomination. It was very unexpected.

 

The Rules: 

1) Display the award on your blog.

2) Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3) Share seven facts about yourself.

4) Nominate 15 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

Seven Facts About Me: 

  1. I have two beautiful dogs that I love and adore very much.
  2. I have a best friend that wants nothing to do with my website
  3. I can play the piano and the guitar
  4. I am generally a very -always- happy person, which can be annoying to some
  5. I can sing almost every Disney song out there
  6. I believe in equality and the freedom of speech
  7. I have a little boy. He entertains the very thought of my existence. He is the apple of my eye.

My nominees: (I am only nominating 9)

Love Book Groups

Japan Trekker 

Bookandbakes1

MyPoems

Philately and Collections du Jacquemard

Lifesfinewhine 

The Showers of Blessing 

Harbin77

The New Renaissance Mindset

I hope that you accept the nomination and participate in return.

Thank you PhilSoukoulis!

Jeyran Main

One Lovely Blog Award #1

I would like to firstly thank PETER ADEWUMI for graciously nominating me for this lovely award.

One Lovely Blog Award

I’m always told that I work really hard and that I need to take a break. Having people that recognize that, and nominate me for awards like this, make up for all the work that does go on this website.

As per rules of this award, I am to state 7 facts about myself.

  • I have two beautiful dogs that I love and adore very much.
  • I have a best friend that wants nothing to do with my website
  • I can play the piano and the guitar
  • I am generally a very -always- happy person, which can be annoying to some
  • I can sing almost every Disney song out there
  • I believe in equality and the freedom of speech
  • I have a little boy. He entertains the very thought of my existence. He is the apple of my eye.

I normally spend quite a considerable amount of time nominating back people however, none have so far made a post or complied to any of the rules that normally goes by. Hence, this time, I won’t be nominating anyone.

Thank you, Peter.

Jeryan Main


The Rules:
  • Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Display the award on your post of the award
  • List seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

Powerful Literary Quotes (Day 30)

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Year: 2006

“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”

 

Powerful Literary Quotes (Day 29)

American Psycho

Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Year: 1991

“There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.”

Powerful Literary Quotes (Day 28)

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Year: 1605

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”

Powerful Literary Quotes (Day 27)

A Room With A View

Author:  E.M. Forster

Year: 1908

“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”