Kid Friendly Books – (Day 2)

There are hundreds of books written for children, however, how do you know which one is the right one? In my opinion, if a book has a positive learning message for your child then it is definitely worth investing into. At the end of the day, your child takes inspiration, education, and notes from everything they see. Therefore, it’s vital that they exposed to the correct form of information. One (Kathryn Otoshi)   This interesting book has minimal illustrations encouraging parents to expand beyond []

Kid Friendly Books – (Day 1)

There are hundreds of books written for children, however, how do you know which one is the right one? In my opinion, if a book has a positive learning message for your child then it is definitely worth investing into. At the end of the day, your child takes inspiration, education, and notes from everything they see. Therefore, it’s vital that they exposed to the correct form of information. The Lorax (Classic Seuss) This classical children’s book teaches kids about environmentalism & most []

Short Book Reviews (April)

These short book reviews were kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Music History by Andrew Sullivan Music history is a book written for an audience that wishes to discover the truth about its history. It is an excellent book, in my opinion, for music teachers, music institutes and universities that teach music as an introduction to their pupils Besides covering the history of modern music, classical, jazz, and rock music; this book also educates you in what electronic music means, where pop music []

Robert Germaux – Author Interview

Robert Germaux Author Interview In your own words, please tell us about Grammar Sex and Other Stuff:   As I say in the blurb for the book, it’s one man’s take on life’s little moments, minor annoyances and unexpected delights.   This book is a change from your previous books. What made you change things up?   I’ve enjoyed reading a couple of local newspaper columnists for several years. At some point, my wife suggested I try writing some essays myself, with []

“New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies,” by Najmieh Batmanglij: A Review by da-AL

*** Novelist da-AL will soon release her book, “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat.” For more of her writing, visit her blog: HappinessBetweenTails.WordPress.com *** It’s the start of Spring and with it Persian New Year, the time of year that is among the happiest everywhere in the world. A time brilliant with hope, promise, and gratitude for overcoming the year behind us. Yeah! We have survived! All people can peacefully celebrate! “New Food of Life,” by Najimieh Batmanglij celebrates the past that brought []

Happy First Day Of Spring

The first day of Spring also happens to be New Years (Noruz) for our fellow Persians. This traditional and historical celebration goes back to the Achaemenid times (555-330 BC). It has often been suggested that the famous Persepolis Complex, or at least the palace of Apadana and Hundred Columns Hall, were built for the specific purpose of celebrating Noruz. However, no mention of the name of Noruz exists in any Achaemenid inscription.It is no surprise then that this historical day comes along with []


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