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18 Great Reads That Changed My Life. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email It’s fairly easy to find a well written book or online article.

18 Great Reads That Changed My Life

But it’s not always easy to find one with genuine value that you connect with. That’s because, these days, books and online articles are a dime a dozen. There are literally thousands of them written on the same topic every year. But if you look hard enough, in the right places, you’ll find a few gems containing life-altering advice that can be immediately implemented and used as an instrument for self-improvement. For this reason, I’ve compiled the following list of books and online articles containing value so profound that each of them literally changed my life.

I therefore extend my gratitude to the authors and pass them along to you with the simple hope that they will provide value to you as well. Happy reading… The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – Tolle’s message is clear: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. Photo by: Éole. 40 Modern Nonfiction Books Everyone Should Read.

Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov (/ˈaɪzɨk ˈæzɨmɒv/;[2] born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920[1] – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Isaac Asimov

Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.[3] His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.[4] Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much nonfiction. Most of his popular science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms.

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Education and career[edit] Personal life[edit] The Singularity Is Near. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is a 2005 non-fiction book about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.

The Singularity Is Near

This is his first book to embrace the Singularity as a term, but the ideas contained within are derived from his previous books, the The Age of Spiritual Machines (1999) and The Age of Intelligent Machines (1990). Kurzweil describes his law of accelerating returns which predicts an exponential increase in technologies like computers, genetics, nanotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence. He says this will lead to a technological singularity in the year 2045, a point where progress is so rapid it outstrips humans' ability to comprehend it. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (novel) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams (with the sixth written by Eoin Colfer).

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (novel)

The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams' radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in London on 12 October 1979.[2] It sold 250,000 copies in the first three months.[3] The book begins with contractors arriving at Arthur Dent's house. They wish to demolish his house in order to build a bypass. The Night Land. The Night Land is a classic horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1912.

The Night Land

As a work of fantasy it belongs to the Dying Earth subgenre. Hodgson also published a much shorter version of the novel, entitled The Dream of X. The importance of The Night Land was recognised by its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books, which republished the work in two parts as the forty-ninth and fiftieth volumes of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in July 1972. H. P. Book by Sharon Kay Penman. Set in the 13th Century, Here Be Dragons is the story of King John and his England.

Book by Sharon Kay Penman

A paradoxical man, he was charming, generous, clever -- and he was unstable and brutal. He was capable of great kindnesses, but he butchered child hostages. Design Revolution, Emily Pilloton, (9781933045955) Paperback - Barnes & Noble. Books and Series. Richelle's Books Georgina Kincaid Series As if love wasn't hard enough! Imagine not being able to touch your boyfriend without sucking away his soul. Welcome to the world of Georgina Kincaid, a reluctant succubus who always seems to find herself in the middle of supernatural intrigue... This adult urban fantasy series marked Richelle's debut as a published writer. Learn more about Georgina and read excerpts... Dark Swan Series Eugenie Markham didn't want any of this. This is Richelle's second series for adults. Learn more about Eugenie and read excerpts... Vampire Academy Series (Young Adult) Two races of vampires walk our world. The VA series has received honors from the American Library Association and been #1 on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists.

Learn more about Rose and read excerpts... Bloodlines Series (Young Adult) Rose's story might have wrapped up in the Vampire Academy series, but there's still lots more to tell about the other characters from that world. Anthologies. Creep Machine » Blog Archive » “Weirdo Noir” book by Matt Dukes Jordan. The author of the book “Weirdo Deluxe”, is back with a new book talking the gothic and dark art scene.

Creep Machine » Blog Archive » “Weirdo Noir” book by Matt Dukes Jordan

The book is 9″ x 9″, 192 pages and features work from more than 20 artists such as Attaboy, Ana Bagayan, Glenn Barr, Jonathan Bergeron, Ray Ceasar, Jason d’Aquino, Bob Dob, Alex Gross, Sarah Joncas, Annette Hassell, Fred Harper, Dan Kennedy, Laurie Lipton, Travis Louie, Tara McPherson, Skot Olsen, Nathan Ota, Annie Owens, Anthony Pontius, Isabel Samaras, Shag, Dani Tull, Brian Viveros, and Edward Walton Wilcox. I enjoyed Weirdo Deluxe quite a bit, and this book seems like a good followup.

I’m not sure if I agree about the “noir”, or as stated in the description “artists who have embraced the dark side, employing gothic themes in their art.” There are a few artists in that list that have dark works for sure, but maybe I just have a different definition of “dark and gothic”. Get it here: Chronicle Books, or cheaper at Amazon Related posts: Where Children Sleep. Four-year-old Jivan lives in a skyscraper in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Where Children Sleep

50 Paintings You Should Know (9783791341989): Kristina Lowis, Tamsin Pickeral.