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Worthy Wednesday Wishlist - 5 Star Trek Books I Wish I Had
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, here is the Worthy Wednesday Wishlist for you, and I apologize right now that this will be the only post for this week but I promise that next week I will have a review for you. 5 Star Trek Books I Wish I Had
As you notice in the picture above there are six books and in the title I said five Star Trek books, well actually I have read the first book a while back 'Wagon Train to the Stars' and just never got around to getting a hold of the rest.
'Wagon Train to the Stars' just starting briefly about this book since I don't want to make it into a book review. It's been probably about 9 years since I read it, but from what I remember it was one of the best Star Trek books out there. Just the title itself brings back some of the very first few episodes of TOS and that is to explore.
Basically the premises behind the first book of Star Trek New Earth and I'm assuming the rest of the books is about the Enterprise setting out on a mission to help a bunch of Non-Federation settlers from Earth travelling out to the far reaches of Federation space to settle on an uninhabited planet.
A new set of problems arise mainly because the Federation is not supposed to be there to command this settlement, they are just there to help and make sure things go smoothly. Not all civilians like or agree with the Federation being there.
You still get a strong flavor of TOS along with a new twist of what life and dreams are like outside the Federation's scope. Of course our favorite captain, Kirk, has a huge role along with some of our other favorites from the original crew.
I'm mainly looking forward to the freshness of this story line. It's not like every other Star Trek book out there. I feel like it's unique and worth reading. Who else is interested in reading a series like this? All you Trekkies out there subscribe to see more about my taste in Star Trek books.
The 5 Love Languages – The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman BookMattic here, today I've got a special Guest Post by my good friend and author of 'Habis Nikah, Ngapain?', Daniel Arseneault. He was kind enough to write a book review that he would like to share with you on my blog. Also if you'd be kind enough to visit his website, blog and Facebook page linked at the bottom of the page that would be great! Enjoy the review! But first, let Daniel introduce himself. Daniel Arseneault Daniel has been an International English teacher for nearly 20 years during which time he has also dabbled in a wide range of activities including MCing, singing, songwriting, managing a blues band, live music performances, managing a café, traveling extensively (often by motorbike) and being a devoted father. His passion is living life to its fullest and he hopes to impart this love of life to his teenage daughter, and anyone else who cares to listen. Daniel presently lives in Indonesi…
Hey friends, I'm still on holiday but thought I would get a post in for you guys to read before I get too busy soaking in the sun. I bring to you today: Brave New WorldBy: Aldous Huxley Published: 1932 BookMattic's Rating: I'm probably the 5th billionth person who has read 'Brave New World', Aldous Huxley, not to be confused with the story about how settlers coming to North America. Many other people have reviewed, rated and analyzed this book but I'm not afraid of giving my own opinion of it since everyone is entitled to their own unique opinion. I'll, of course, be adding my own flavor to try and make it interesting for those of you that have read this classic dystopian science fiction novel. 'Brave New World' is a worthy topic to talk about. First, before getting into the review, I wanted to mention the interesting way I came across my tattattered up 1969 copy of this book because I thought you might enjoy the background. As many of you know, I teac…
This post is about my personal experience with guest posting and the benefits that come with it. Just recently I wrote a guest post on onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk about the book Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance which was actually my first time writing a guest post. So I'll be honest that I don't have much experience but I do have some insight that I think you might find valuable. Okay let's get into the thick of it and hopefully, these points will help you to understand the benefits of these two opportunities that come with writing excellent content.
Guest PostingYou might ask yourself why you would want to write a post on someone else's blog. Why not take the credit for yourself and put it on your blog? Well, the answer to that is that you still do get credit for writing the post on the host's blog through the exposure of your name and blog address that you provide the blog host. Why is that good? If you're like me, you're pretty new at this blogging thing and y…
A little bit about BookMattic (Matt Hutson) and the meaning of the quote
For this week's Monday Madness Post I decided to go with a quote from one of my favorite books, Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey. I also thought it would be a good idea to share a little more about myself.
This quote from Kushiel's Dart has surprisingly changed my life quite a bit. Before coming to Indonesia 5 years ago I didn't read that much. I don't know why I didn't, I guess maybe it was because I didn't feel like I had the time to read and plus I'm not that fast of a reader.
But over time after I came here I started to realize the benefits of reading and started to enjoy it more (while improving my reading speed). Kushiel's Dart was the first book I read when I came to Indonesia. I bought it at a second hand book store called 'Barley Read Books' (they're hardly barley read) in Portland, Oregon, USA thinking it would be nice to have something to read on the long…
I've always wanted to know other people's opinion about whether they like reading on or holding
a Kindle/Electronic Reader or a Physical Book
I'll tell you my preference if you tell me yours. I definitely love holding a Physical Book! The feeling just feels more natural and the smells of the pages are like nothing else in this world.
Although I'd have to say that when going on trips, carrying a Kindle is much easier so that's why I have both.
It'd be great if you could take the time to answer this POLL on the right side bar ---------------------------------------------------> IT JUST TAKES A MINUTE. EVEN LESS! You may answer the POLL in the COMMENTS or directly answer it on the right side bar. Again your MINUTE is much appreciated. Thanks for your help my fellow book lovers, Matt Hutson BookMattic :D
I hope you all enjoyed 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Books Everyday - Part 1 and now for the second part as I promised. As you may have seen around you that the majority of people don't read books everyday. I know our schedules tend to be busy but I think it's important for you to realize how important it is to create a habit of reading books everyday even if it's only for 15 minutes.
Here are the next five reasons why (in no particular order): 6Reading is fun. Actually this is the best reason ever to read books everyday! This is probably the top reason for those of you that do read, and no doubt it really is a good one.
Why else would we read if it weren't fun? Well, actually there are several reasons in this list. I don't think this one really needs an explanation. 7Reading is better than watching movies. Please don't get me wrong about books or movies but I think this goes the same for most of you out there (or maybe not) but anyway, I LOVE MOVIES!
Hey fellow book readers! For this week I have a very pleasant surprise with Cinder, the first installment from The Lunar Chronicles which I was pleased with.
I personally am a big fan of sci-fi and have always been since I was a little kid sitting in my living room at 2am watching Star Trek TOS reruns not wanting to go to sleep yet since I had too much trouble with tribbles bouncing around in my head.
Then there is Star Wars (which this book series has hints of). Yes, I'm both a Star Trek and Star Wars fan. Hard to believe right? When I started reading Cinder I could feel and picture in my mind the dirty yet advanced technology of Star Wars with droids running around similar to R2-D2 except with the ability to talk like C-3PO. Marissa Meyer did a great job bringing this book to life.
Published 2005 Just awful! I got 122 pages in and just couldn't finish it. The descriptions were too lengthy and often pointless. For a while I was thinking that I might pick this book up later but then decided that it wasn't worth my time.
The only exciting bits in this book was when the main character and his team of researchers along with military escorts from Africa encounter the 'white devils' while investigating a massacre. While at the massacre the team and military escorts end up becoming part of the massacred except for our main character and a government official who ends up covering up the story saying a bunch of rabid genetically altered kids attacked and killed them all.
These 'white devils' were covered up for a reason. Because they were genetically engineered by the government. I suppose the government has other secrets to hide but I didn't want to read to find out. The book was flat and disengaging. No wonder the ratings for this book are hid…
I was actually meaning to get 'The Lean Startup' but unfortunately it was sold out when I went to buy it, so I decided to get Contagious instead. Why things go viral is not such a bad topic since I write a book blog around several different topics that I hope are useful and practical for all of you out there. BookMattic's Rating: There's surprisingly quite a bit that goes into trying to make an idea, product or restaurant go viral and that's what Contagious is about, following the research of Jonah Berger, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and expert on word of mouth, viral marketing, social influence and trends. The Six Key STEPPSFrom all the research that Jonah came up with for Contagious the result was his easily understandable and apply-able steps to help your content, products, ideas, YouTube videos or anything that goes into the public eye easier to spread from one person to the next then hopefully to a huge customer base. Here…
I thought it would be nice this post around to dig back on my bookshelf for three business or self-help books and find three quotes for you to hopefully inspire you to read these three great books that have really changed my perspective on money, wealth, dreams, connection with other people and most of all happiness.
Take the time to read these quotes, think about them for a little while then read what my take is on them. I really do think that these three books can change your life. Trust me, there is much more useful knowledge in these books that all of you can benefit from.
Quotes 1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Has anyone here ever accomplished their dream? What did you do after you fulfilled your dream? Celebrated? Kicked back and relaxed? You didn't just stop there did you?
The way I interpret this quote is that even after accomplishing one dream you shouldn't just stop there. Not that you shouldn't enjoy what you have gone through to get to where you wanted to be, but …