Terry Pratchett bio-(28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.
Pratchett’s first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year. Pratchett died on 12 March 2015 aged 66. To read the full article click source here.
When I was in my late teens and 20’s I was in love with Audrey. I would postpone something just to watch a movie of hers that came on. A few weeks ago I ordered a book about her by Barry Paris. It was wonderful biography on Audrey Hepburn and if you loved her movies you will love this book. You can tell the author was very fond of Audrey. I’m really glad I got this book and ordered another last night about called How to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life By Hepburn, Audrey
This Is From Publishers Weekly
The life of beloved actress Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) is stylishly explored in this lively, at times even frothy, biography from Paris (Louise Brooks; Garbo). Paris goes a long way toward explaining Hepburn’s gamine appeal with his account of her hardscrabble, often terrifying childhood during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. For the rest of her life, he shows, Hepburn had a former refugee’s infectious love of the limelight and the good life but also a charmingly modest understanding that most people suffer more than movie stars do… (source Publishers Weekly)
“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.” ― Patrick Ness, From the Book A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness bio-(born 17 October 1971) is a British-American author, journalist, lecturer and screenwriter. Born in the United States, Ness moved to London and holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls
Ness won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians both in 2011 and in 2012, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls, recognizing each as the best new book for children or adults published in the UK. He is one of seven writers to win two Medals (no one has won three) and the second to win consecutively.
He wrote the screenplay of the 2016 film adaptation of A Monster Calls.
I’ve never read this book but I saw the movie and I must say it was the most touching movie I have ever seen and it was so captivating that I couldn’t even get up to go to the bathroom as I didn’t want to miss a second. I been meaning to get the book and can only imagine it is 100 times better than the movie.
Patrick Ness’s #1 New York Times bestseller and Carnegie Medal–winning masterwork is poised to attract a discerning crossover audience.
The monster in Conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting — the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd — whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself — Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.” ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti bio-(born March 24, 1919) is an American poet, painter, socialist activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of more than one million copies.
Steve Maraboli (born 18 April 1975) is an internet radio commentator, motivational speaker and author.
“The poetic, insightful, humorous, and life-changing insights of Steve Maraboli offer unedited and unfiltered reflections on the human experience. His profound and entertaining words have reached avid readers and fans on every continent and across all genres.” ~ ABT Media
For over two decades, Steve Maraboli has captivated audiences worldwide. From the fields of Business to Behavioral Science to Social Philosophy, Steve lends his popular voice to various topics. His quotes, reflections, poetry, musings, and ramblings have entertained, inspired, and empowered millions across the globe in over 25 languages.
Book III: Unapologetically You
Many eye and heart opening moments in this collection of thoughts. With millions of copies shared globally, this book reflects Steve’s confidence in his own skin and willingness to share his unapologetic truth about happiness, success, spirituality, and life.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America’s most well-known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers and four of these were #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ― William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare bio- was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare’s private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others. Such theories are often criticized for failing to adequately note the fact that few records survive of most commoners of the period.
Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. Then, until about 1608, he wrote mainly tragedies, among them Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language. In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights.
Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy in his lifetime. However, in 1623, two fellow actors and friends of Shakespeare’s, John Heminges and Henry Condell, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of Shakespeare’s dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as his. The volume was prefaced with a poem by Ben Jonson, in which the poet presciently hails the playwright in a now-famous quote as “not of an age, but for all time”.
Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Shakespeare’s works have been continually adapted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts the world over.
A poor doctor’s daughter wins the hand of Bertram, the son of the Countess of Rousillon. Newlywed Helena is abandoned by a petulant Bertram who insists that she may not call him husband until she gets from him a ring and can bear him a child. Helena ever determined sets her plan into action to complete these impossible tasks and follows Bertram to Italy.
“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.” ― Roy T. Bennett,
Roy T. Bennett –
is a thought leader. He loves sharing positive thoughts and creative insight that has helped countless people to live a successful and fulfilling life. He realizes that he should spread these thoughts by writing and inspire you to believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. He hopes that his writing will help you become what you are capable of becoming.
The Light in the Heart: Inspirational Thoughts for Living Your Best Life-Kindle Edition
It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.