Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

11 April 2018

Introduction to Classical Music ~ Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and Tchaikovsky

Many of the famous classical music composers that we know of – Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky - are no longer with us.



Portrait Ludwig van Beethoven when composing t...
Portrait Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Popular singers, songwriters and musicians like the late Nina Simone, the late Michael Jackson, Sir Paul McCartney, and Alicia Keys have all said they draw inspiration from or have been greatly influenced by these composers. 

The above is regarded by historians as the mos...
The above is regarded by historians as the most accurate surviving likeness of Mozart, painted when the composer was 26 years old. It is a section of an unfinished 1782 portrait by Joseph Lange. The splotchy texture of the composer's cheeks, visible in the original painting on display at the Mozart Museum in Salzburg, was verified by Mozart's contemporaries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You heard that most music stores owners are tempted to put their classical music selections in a small room at the back of the store; however, it was just a bit of humor. The least we can do is display their masterful works – whether on the store shelves or in your home music library - in plain view so that their memory of these gifted musicians will live on.

Johann Sebastian Bach (aged 61) in a portrait ...
Johann Sebastian Bach (aged 61) in a portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, Copy or second Version of his 1746 Canvas, private ownership of William H. Scheide, Princeton, New Jersey, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thinking about experimenting and expanding your musical taste?


You want to listen to classical music, but you don't know where to begin?





The Health Benefits of Classical Music

There is no doubt that there are benefits to be found in many different genres of music. It can often seem to help when nothing else is able to change our mood or motivate us. For thousands of years, humans have been intrinsically linked to music in all its forms. It is part of our mourning, our celebrations, and our rituals.





27 February 2018

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Thriller Book Suggestions




Classic Horror Collection
By: Various
Published by: MobileReference.com

Classic Horror Collection. Incl. Dracula, Present at a Hanging, Tales of Terror and Mystery, The Phantom of the Opera, The Cask of Amontillado, Varney the Vampire, Frankenstein, The Raven & MORE... more...

Horowitz Horror
By: Horowitz, Anthony
Published by: Philomel

From the creator of the Alex Rider Adventures comes this wicked collection of macabre tales sure to send shivers up the spine. more...


Kitty's House of Horrors
By: Vaughn, Carrie
Published by: Grand Central Publishing

REALITY BITES Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV's first all-supernatural reality show. She's expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a... more...

Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror
By: Writers Association, International Thriller
Published by: Dutton Children's

Don't turn out the lights. Don't go out alone. And whatever you do, don't let down your guard. Because your neighbors might seem normal, but why do they collect knives and eat their steaks so bloody? more...


Our Haunted Lives
By: Belanger, Jeff
Published by: ReadHowYouWant



Our Haunted Lives features the stories of dozens of people who have witnessed the supernatural firsthand--in their homes, at work, in cities large and small, in the United States and abroad. more...

Ghost Hunt
By: Hawes, Jason; Wilson, Grant; Dokey, Cameron (other)
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

An exciting new middle grade collection of spooky paranormal investigations based on REAL ghost hunts from stars of the TV show Ghost Hunters , the number one reality show on cable television! In a lush, thick volume, Ghost Hunt will feature multiple... more...


Living With Ghosts
By: Sperring, Kari
Published by: DAW



The dazzling debut from a brilliant new fantasy talent. This highly original, darkly atmospheric fantasy novel immerses readers in a world where ghosts and other malevolent spirits seek entry into mortal realms—invisible to all but those who are not... more...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Paranormal
By: Brown, Nathan Robert
Published by: Alpha Books

An otherworldly examination of the unknown that will keep fright fans reading all night From any strange experience that can't be defined by science to psychic phenomena to monsters and weird creatures, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Paranormal... more...


Shadow Tales
By: Grover, John
Published by: Double Dragon Publishing



There is a world that exists within our world. It is the world of shadow. A realm where anything is possible, a world where nothing is as it seems, a world that few have ever seen and returned to tell the tale. In this world new kinds of monsters are... more...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft
By: Gleason, Katherine
Published by: Alpha Books

This guide offers a beginner's look at the history of paganism, Wicca, and witchcraft, from the Druids and Celts to the witches of today who practice an earth-based religion, cast spells, and perform natural magic. The book, written by a practicing witch,... more...




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16 February 2018

Ten Plus One Books Worth Reading - Fox's Picks

Borrowed this idea from another blog post. Listing 10 books plus the Book, that in my humble opinion are worth reading. Some of them are books for kids but recommended for adults who still eat sugary cereals when nobody's looking. Picture books, in particular, are quick and easy reads, often fun, and sometimes very profound!!




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  • (3)  The World of Steve Ditko
  • (4)  Brothers in Arms
If you like biographies.
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For fans (like me) of Jane Yolen or students of ancient China.

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The Phoenix rising from the ashes is a myth. However, the American bald eagle is real and almost became extinct. But now the eagle soars again!

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Urban fantasy is rising to the top of popular book genres.
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  • (8)  Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds
  • (9)  Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
  • (10) Shipwreck: A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure

Mysteries revealed. True stories of ships lost at sea. (SPOILER: None of them were attacked by pirates.)

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BONUS!  Final suggestion:  The Book aka The Bible.  More specifically?

04 February 2018

Former Slave Who Sued Master For Back Wages!

Since it's February – Black History Month - Americans usually use the entire month to shine the spotlight on the contributions of black or African Americans, I am reminded of a fascinating article about a woman named Belinda, a former slave who sued her owner/master for back wages and WON!!!



Brenda Barnes is a writer who crossed my path via Wizzley.com. Even though she only contributed two articles, the subject matter discussed is worth recycling.



Belinda's Petition: A Concise History of Reparations For The TransAtlantic Slave Trade

 






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19 January 2018

Aesop: unclear biography, unwritten fables, timeless morals

This post shares a link from fellow freelance writer Tolovaj – a magical writer who hails from Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Tolovaj doesn’t just publish written material.

"Tolovaj publishes masterpieces!
You can quote me on that.  💓


When you visit the articles, you become instantly mesmerized.  The information is fascinating reading, but the layout and presentation of the images that complement the content is absolutely exquisite! This particular link is to a mini-bio of the famous fabulist, whom we all know as Aesop, but whom we also don’t know very much about.  (???)  To put it in Tolovaj’s words:  "… his fables are much more clear than his biography."

Aesop: unclear biography, no written fables, with timeless morals

http://wizzley.com/aesop/?pr=4530


After reading the article I was moved to remark that if Aesop’s fables are an indication of his character,  he would definitely have been included in my circle of friends. :)
 


Wizzley.com graciously allows me to publish articles at their site.  Take a quick glance at the information on the sidebar.  This is a wonderful online writing community, based in Germany, that welcomes experienced and newbie writers to express their passion! There is no fee. FREE to sign up and you can start immediately.



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Aesop’s Fables for Children: Includes a Read-and-Listen CD (Dover Read and Listen)







16 January 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON Edith Hamilton, American Educator

"Shining a spotlight on Edith Hamilton, honorary citizen of Athens, Greece, classical scholar and American educator. ..."

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09 January 2018

Sometimes I Babble - Can't You Tell?

Am I babbling now?


  • Ignorance was always a choice. (“… fools hate knowledge”)


  • Information was always currency. (“Buy the truth and sell it not.”)


  • Knowledge is freely offered and there for the taking or … accepting. (“Choose knowledge rather than choice gold.”)


  • Wisdom when rightly applied is the key to not wasting your life way. (“Teach us to number our days.”)


Personification of knowledge (Greek Επιστημη, ...
Personification of knowledge (Greek Επιστημη, Episteme) in Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bible Trivia for Kids
*** Fun Bible Trivia for Kids: More Than 700 Knowledge-Testing, Brain-Bending, Head-Scratching Questions for Kids Ages 8 to 12

- Sometimes I babble.

- Sometimes I say things that are verifiable truths.

What say you?

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30 December 2017

Sultana and Sultana’s Legacy by Lisa J. Yarde | historyandwomen.com

The setting is 13th century Moorish Spain. The marriage of a granddaughter of a Sultan has caused a war. But wait! There’s more!



This book recommendation was found at a blog called History and Women. The blog publisher, Mirella Sichirollo Patzer, is also an author, but she delights in reading and recommending stories about some of “the most famous or infamous women of history”.  These two books are by Lisa J. Yarde.  You must visit this blog.  It’s gorgeous!!!






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