Why is The Secret such a phenomenal bestseller? Written by the Australian Rhonda Byrne and published in 2006, the book about the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction is still No 1 in the New Thought category on Amazon.com. The New Thought movement originated in America in the 19th century and stresses the importance of positive thinking among other things.Continue Reading
You find Hemingway in love in A Moveable Feast, his account of his life in Paris as a young man in the early 1920s.Continue Reading
Penguin’s Poems for Love selected by Laura Barber has more than three hundred pages of love poems by poets ranging from Shakespeare to the reigning Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and more. There are poems describing all the experiences lovers have from suddenly falling in love and nursing a secret flame to the rapture and ecstasy of lovemaking and the quiet contentment born of mutual love.
Here are some of the poems from Penguin’s Poems for Love that I loved — poems by Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Bishop, James Fenton and Leonard Cohen, among others. Another poem which I liked but posted separately because it seemed too long to be included here is Valentine by John Fuller. Funny, exuberant, sensual, John Fuller’s Valentine is a joy to read.Continue Reading
You can use the power of your subconscious mind to write better and be a successful writer, says Kelly Stone in her book, Thinking Write. What you need, she says, is genuine intent, repetition, and a burning desire.
These are the three things you need to get whatever you want, say those who believe in the law of attraction. So what is genuine intent, repetition and a burning desire?Continue Reading