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The Million Dollar Blog - Blogging Essentials For a Successful Blog

I had no idea blogging could be a successful career, did you? At first my blog, maybe like many of you bloggers out there just started out as a hobby, kind of a spur of the moment thing that you enjoy doing. But now, for me is way more than just a hobby. 
Blogging has turned into my ambition to build a successful business. I still have a long way to go, and I'm going to do my best and never give up on providing quality content for my readers. For some it's hard to get people to engage with your blog, for others it's a sinch, but for EVERYONE it's a matter of process and nothing in the blogosphere happens all at once. 

I would like you to come along with me on this journey of discovery and hope you have just as much fun as me along the way of finding out how to engage audiences in a meaningful conversation about a specific niche, which for me is about books. But I'll cover more on this gushy stuff later because now we have to get into the review.


'The Million Dollar…

10 Reasons Why You Should Read Books Everyday - Part 2

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!

I guess both ha…

10 Reasons Why You Should Read Books Everyday - Part 1

There are hundreds of reasons why you should read books everyday, and in this post we will discuss five of the ten ways in which reading is beneficial. 

The last five of this list is linked right here 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Books Everyday - Part 2

But before we go into the first five reasons why you should read books everyday I want you to imagine this:

You're sitting in your chair at your office and time is coming down to the last part of the day. You look up past the top of your book at your coworkers all playing games on their phones.
A few of them might be reading something but most of them are just messing around, chatting with other coworkers (in an uncontrollably loud manner) or whatsapping with their girlfriend. 

It makes you wonder what kinds of things these people do at home during their down time. Do any of them read books or at least an article on their phone for a minimum of at least 10 minutes daily? Weekly? Monthly? Not at all?

Maybe some of you have experienced t…

The Kaisho: Ruler of All Yakuza

Flashback to the 90's...



Remember when martial arts, samurai and ninjas used to be so cool? If you were born before the 90's then you know what I'm talking about. 









I can think back to my elementary school Halloween party where most of the boys that showed up were wearing a ninja outfit with flimsy plastic flying stars and nun-chucks. Some of the girls even came as a beautiful geisha in a homemade yukata.

Flash forward to 2017...
Although fixation on Asian cultures or martial arts aren't as popular as it was back then I still love reading or watching movies that center around that setting. I've always had and I think I always will have a fascination with the depth of culture surrounding Asia.

After all I did move to Indonesia and have been living here for the past 6 years. Time flies! Now onto the review for this week.

The Kaisho by Eric Lusbaster
Released in 1993


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7 Highly Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels In 2017

Fellow book worms
thisweek Ibrought you a list of just 7 historical fiction novels from hundreds of choices that I personally think you'll enjoy. Now, I could have picked other books for this list, but these are the ones that just popped out for me. All of these books have been or will be released this year.

Truthfully to tell you though I have not read many historical fiction novels in the past but the ones I have read really struck deep to me. For example 'Snow Flower and The Secret Fan' which was written by one of the authors in this list. 

I'm more of a science fiction or business type of guy but I'm willing to read anything I can get my hands on, and if it interests you that's even better since you are the reader's of this book blog.

Here's the list starting from my 7th pick down to the best!
World Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman


Release Date:
January 24th 2017

Synopsis:
Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captiv…

Cinder - A Cyborg Cinderella

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.


Then there's the aspect dealing with fairy tales which I am a fan of but not as big of a fan as I am of sci-fi. In the previous post on March 22nd The Lunar Chronicles - 4 Loved Fairy Tales Turned In…