The Poetry Corner featuring Jamie White

Good moring and welcome to this week’s edition of the Poetry Corner, featuring Jamie White! 🙂

Insight by Jamie White

The truth sets you free, but it comes at a price.

Not everything is neat, black and white.

Reality tests your comfortable norm, making you feel so broken and torn.

Seeing that everything can be both wrong and right, is when you’ve finally gained true sight.

Awesome poem! Thanks for sharing Jamie! 🙂

If you want to learn more about today’s guest, contact Jamie at:

Website

If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com.

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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In the Books featuringAlfonso and the Prickly Visitor (A Royal Tortoise Tale: A Fun Animal Children’s Book about Family and Friends 2) by Susan Moffat.

Good morning and welcome to this week’s In the Books, featuring Alfonso and the Prickly Visitor (A Royal Tortoise Tale: A Fun Animal Children’s Book about Family and Friends 2) by Susan Moffat.

Alfonso

About the Book: Alfonso and the Prickly Visitor: A Royal Tortoise Tale Book 2 – is a beautiful fully illustrated children’s book by Susan Moffat.

The second story about a very special tortoise who lives in the Land of Garden, far away from his royal home. Meet Alfonso the tortoise: the Prince who left home to make new friends.

Alfonso is enjoying life in the Land of Garden when he discovers a prickly visitor. Who is the visitor and how can Alfonso help him?

Alfonso also gets another surprise visitor.

Find out how Alfonso helps his friends and continues to make things right with his parents, the King and Queen of the animal kingdom.

Join Alfonso the tortoise, Jeremy the bird and the rest of the gang in the second book in the Royal Tortoise Tale series. A series of books that will reveal the secret world of the animal kingdom.

My Review: I’m a huge fan of reading children’s books. They take me back to when I was a kid and help me recapture some of that innocence that gets lost as we grow older.

The writing is tight and fast paced, as would be expected of the genre. The characters are simple, yet complex as they learn their way through the world and balance what they want with what’s expected of them.

This was as fun and entertaining as they get. It flies by and I know I would’ve really enjoyed it as a child. What’s better than escaping into a land of animals and their friends?

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Struggles by Vic Tomlinson

We struggle as we grow up

and make our way

through high school and beyond.

We struggle as we

take on our first job.

We struggle as we begin life as a couple,

paying our bills and adjusting to one another.

We struggle if we have children,

meeting their needs and still finding

enough time for each other.

We struggle as the kids

reach their teenage years,

learning to drive, dating,

and trying to keep them on the right path.

We struggle, for a time, as the kids

leave home for college or jobs.

We struggle with paying the taxes

as we may have more money and fewer deductions.

We struggle with our health after we retire,

often adjusting to a lower standard of living.

It seems that life is full of struggles,

regardless of the phase.

Awesome poem, Vic! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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In the Books featuring Angel’s Nightmare Adventure by Angel Ramon

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Angel’s Nightmare Adventure: A Horror Gamelit Adventure by Angel Ramon.

angel ramon

About the Book: Resident Evil fans get ready for a book that will scare you just as much as the actual video game series! Survival horror fans will enjoy this series. LitRPG readers looking for something fresh and scary, this will put you in the middle of the action quite literally!

Angel’s Nightmare Adventures is a short story divided into two very different perspectives. Just imagine if New York City is invaded by zombies and two regular joes must survive the survival horror. One of the people is Angel, a seventeen-year-old H.S. student getting ready for an oral operation. Follow Angel in the first short story as he tries to survive and escape from a hospital where he is supposed to be undergoing oral surgery. Angel will find out that the hospital contains more secrets than meets the eye! The second story is Luis a career criminal turned good and he decides to enter the police force.

Follow Luis in the second story, on his first day of duty as a police officer of the NYPD, only to end up in a mansion trying to survive and find any survivors. He is with his partners in crime, but can Luis trust his own friends or is someone hiding a dirty secret? Will Angel and Luis ever cross paths?

A company called the Hybrid Corporation is responsible for making chemicals used in hospitals however, they’ve had a checkered past and haven’t necessarily been the most truthful of people. Is this zombie invasion a natural occurrence or is there a secret NWO plot hidden within the mayhem and is the Hybrid Corporation involved? What will Angel and Luis have to endure and uncover as they experience the invasion of zombies in New York City? Only one way to find out! Are you ready to get scared, if so read on! Prepare for an adventure with many twists and turns as both Angel and Luis face some of their biggest fears. Also, anything that can go wrong will go wrong! Trust us zombies are only the beginning. Prepare for a survival horror adventure where anything is possible and regular animals such as frogs and spiders become your worse nightmare. One piece of advice, don’t read this book in the dark, you may suffer from nightmares! Enjoy the ride!

My Review: First off, I’m a huge horror and Resident Evil fan, so I was looking forward to reading this. I have to say, it is nearly a direct reimaging of the video game. That’s a good and bad thing.

It’s a good thing in that it’s familiar and that makes it easier to get lost in the story, but it’s also bad in that it follows the same/similar pathways as the games. The saving grace with this is there are some variances to the plot, but not enough for it to be fresh for me. I think it’s important to point out this is only my opinion, and yours may be completely different.

In the end, it was nice revisiting an old favorite, even if it was through a different medium.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Music by Vic Tomlinson

Music can put

a spring in your step.

It can brighten

your day.

Music can calm

and relax you.

It may boost

your creativity.

Music also may impact

your productivity.

I love music

and I use it

in many ways.

Awesome, Vic! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

 

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The Poetry Corner featuring Jamie White

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Jamie White! 🙂

Gypsy by Jamie White

Her soul’s wild and free,

flowing with the universe.

Adventure awaits.

Awesome poem! Thanks for sharing Jamie! 🙂

If you want to learn more about today’s guest, contact Jamie at:

Website

If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com.

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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In the books featuring I Do: The Independent Domestic Objective by Ron Glick

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring I Do: The Independent Domestic Objective by Ron Glick.

I do Ron Glick

About the Book: I Do.

A simple expression whose meaning is too often ignored.

In America, abusive relationships have become an epidemic. In a society that is becoming increasingly more fractured, domestic abuse is on an unprecedented rise. As much as we as a culture are inundated with domestic abuse stories though, sadly little is openly discussed about the causes behind these dysfunctional relationships. Though much is written about changing an abusive partner, little is written to identify one.

For the first time, author Ron Glick has dedicated a book entirely to the subject of the most dominant underlying cause of domestic abuse: the abuse-control cycle. Ranging from gratuity through domination, the author sets out to frankly discuss all four individual phases of the abuse-control cycle with simple, straight-forward candor, as well as discussing the only true solution to the epidemic:

The Independent Domestic Objective.

 

My Review: First, I want to point out that this is a change of pace for me as I generally read for fun and escapism. While I love reading in general, some obviously carry a different weight then others, and I found this to be illuminating and highly informational as it’s written in a casual sort of tone that’s more like having a conversation than not, and that’s important for me.

While on the surface, this looks like a typical self-help book, the personal style goes beyond that. By using his personal viewpoint and experiences, the author gives it a level of understanding that’s usually missing from some self-help books.

I know for me it’s usually best when people explain what they experienced and how they handled it instead of feeling like I’m being lectured. I know that’s not the intent of the authors that do it, but it often feels like there’s a wall between them and their work that’s missing from this book. I hope that makes sense.

As with any non-fiction book, this one offers tools in the form of advice while also advising to seek out professionals. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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