Book of Month

August 28, 2018

Tweets from the Trenches

"Tweets from the Trenches: Little True Stories of Life & Death on the Western Front" by Jacqueline Carmichael 

| Website | Facebook | Tweets from the Trenches: Little True Stories of Life & Death on the Western Front tells over 100 little true stories from the Great War. It is being released during the 100th anniversary of the final hundred days of the First World War.  Using original prose and small stories pulled from journals, letters and memoirs of Allied soldiers from Prince Edward Island to Yorkshire to South Carolina. Full of vintage images, it touches on everything from brave homing pigeons to post-traumatic stress disorder.  Author Jacqueline Larson Carmichael had two grandfathers on the ground with the Canadian Expeditionary Force throughout WWI on the Western Front. Her curiosity about the experience of George “Black Jack” Vowel, an American-Canadian, and Charles W.C. Chapman, led to walking on the Western Front herself as part of a research project.  The terse battlefield notes were the social media posts and tweets of their day - they just took a little longer, she said.   “I was struck by the compelling simplicity of the words - things like, ‘Delivering rations to the front/dodging bullets & mortar fire both ... Bullets ripped the dirt up all round me but none of them were marked Black Jack,’” Carmichael said.  In 2016, on a travel writing research trip, she traveled to Belgium, France and Germany, walking portions of the Western Front where both her grandfathers fought in World War I.   The long-time journalist, whose work has been seen in The Dallas Morning News, the Toronto Sun, Entrepreneur Magazine, found footnoted prose a great way to quickly tell little stories pulled from history.  “I consider this a kind of flash documentary creative non-fiction,” Carmichael said, noting most of the pieces fit on a page or less.  Carmichael puts the book’s pieces in chronological order for readers, and uses a timeline as chapter headings to help orient the stories year by year in the bigger picture of the history of war. Using poetry, prose, and deep fact-filled footnotes, as well as images of WWI-era photos, postcards, and documents, as well as her own photos from the Western Front and those of researchers and guides, she offers a multi-faceted volume rich with the realities of the Great War.  “One of my favourite reads ...  An inspirational, innovative work that will resonate with readers across all generations. The clever format makes for a brisk read, yet the poignant imagery compels you to double back to appreciate the complexity,” said Philip Wolf of the Vancouver Island Free Daily. 

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August 28, 2018

Forest Escape

"Forest Escape" by Noah Stamp

| Facebook | A rouge sorcerer, Bokun, is on the loose killing everything in sight. His next goal is to destroy the village that Shojo and her family live in. A day before he came by and wiped out the village. A spirit by the name of Keiro from the spirit island, Shima. Contacted her to leave before Bokun arrives, when night fell she did exactly what she was told. Meeting up with him, they both go back to Shima, where she will be training for the next couple of days. Sonzai, the creator of Shima, has been found in a deep slumber, with no way of waking the sleeping spirit. The island's protection is gone, now evil spirits and other invaders are able to enter and attack them. Four evil spirits fled to the island, all of them going to their own biome. Shojo's training was for her to go around and defeat all of the evil spirits to not only free Shima of them, but to better herself so she can be ready for Bokun. With twists and turns happening at every corner, Shojo finally defeated the four evil spirits. It was time to face Bokun and end the conflict at hand. Though when Bokun's forces arrive near Shima. Shojo, Keiro and their allies are in for a bigger fight than they expected. Will they be able to defeat Bokun and return Continent back to its former beauty? Or will they all crumble to the hands of a rouge sorcerer.

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August 26, 2018

CBD Oil For Weight Loss

"CBD Oil For Weight Loss: All You Need to Know About Using this Natural Supplement to Curb Your Appetite" by Jason Keeley

This book is meant to serve as a guide to help you lose weight using CBD oil as a dietary supplement. I'll help you decide which delivery method and what dosage of hemp oil to take to help curb your appetite.  I'll answer the most common questions related to using CBD oil:  Will CBD oil get me high? Is CBD legal to use? Will it really help me to lose weight?  What other conditions does it help? Where do I buy it? How much do I take?

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August 25, 2018

Donald Trump

"Donald Trump: Lessons We Can Learn From Donald Trump" by Jamie McIntyre

I have had the good fortune to study, meet and learn from some amazing individuals in my 20 year search for the answer to and overriding question. Why is it that people can grow up in the same country, have the same opportunities, even the same family, go to similar schools and live in the same economy, yet some individuals can excel and outperform financially, while others, often capable and intelligent people, fail miserably in life? The search for the answers to this question has led me to seek outstanding role models and find extraordinary mentors that have helped shape my life and enabled me to outperform in many areas of my life including business and investing. Modelling a billionaire won't exactly guarantee you will become a billionaire, but it could just be enough to make you a millionaire many times over if you so desire. I found that true in my own life.

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