I’ve recently come across these very interesting books by author Jon P. Bloch. I am impressed by his insight into human nature enough to wish to read all of this non-fiction books. If you enjoy reading my blog, I think that his books will appeal to you. They are well written and insightful. I have not finished reading all of them yet but I would like to share them with you. He is no stranger to the pain and emotional strife caused by emotional vampires and soulless emotional predators and is kind enough to share his insight with the rest of us who might have had to deal with difficult people to say the very least.
I have finished reading The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder and am now reading The Loveless Family. He is able to relay quite well the convoluted psychological dynamics which exist in dysfunctional and loveless families. We might sometimes wonder whether we are being too needlessly suspicious or untrusting of people, but when we come across his descriptions of these dodgy characters we have grown up with, we start feeling a bit more sane. We realize that we might not have been imagining the ill intentions after all and it might not all be in our head that certain characters we have encountered in our lives are not unique to our own experience but do exist empirically.
I am looking forward to reading Handling Difficult People and I shall share my thoughts about it too. From what I have read so far, it is bound to be an interesting read. Thank you Jon P Bloch, Ph.d for making us feel that we are not alone in our difficult experiences. I look forward to reading more of your books along the same topic as the books above.
(c) Niconica 2013
I’m hoping that G. Norman Lippert continue to write books in the James Potter series. Is book four in the works?
I’m currently reading the kindle edition of the third book as downloaded from http://www.jamespotterseries.com and enjoying it.
I have not finished reading the whole book yet but I’m enjoying it immensely, more than the first two James Potter books.
Lippert is in his element in James Potter and the Vault of Destinies with the setting being in America and has managed to create a compelling American wizarding universe and background and a relatively complex and solid plot.
I look forward to reviewing JP3 when I’ve finished reading it.
(c) Niconica 2012
Finally, an inkling of a ray of light… Dolores Cannon’s The Convoluted Universe Part Four is now available and I couldn’t resist–I purchased the Kindle edition immediately. I’ve been checking Amazon.com religiously to find out if there are any updates as to when it would be available.
It was originally slated to come out in November, but then it was moved to Christmas Day… and to my disappointment there was an announcement that it might be available at an unspecified date post Christmas. I’m psyched that as of today it is now available!
So today, despite all my grousing, I got a double treat since I just received this awesome Christmas baking book from a very good friend– “Bake Me I’m Yours…Christmas”
This is my first Christmas baking book, and despite my rudimentary baking skills which I make up for enthusiasm, I hope that aside from flipping through the pages and appreciating the delectable delights, I do find time to try out the recipes here in the book. Yay!
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Page One Bookstore @ Times Square @ Hong Kong
I visited Page One Bookstore @ Times Square (Causeway Bay, Hong Kong) today and browsed through their selection of English books and found a gem: How to Love by Gordon Livingston, M.D.
Boston Globe has hailed it “As gracefully written as Erich Fromm‘s classic The Art of Loving.” This is high praise indeed. I enjoyed The Art of Loving very much.
Though upon reading the first few pages of How to Love, I might actually say that this is even more gracefully written since the relevant content is conveyed in an updated conversational way without losing the essentials.
In the spirit of Dr. Livingston‘s international bestseller Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart, his humor shines through as he deftly handles what might be considered heavy topics in a light and skillful manner that it may not be too overwhelming while at the same time, ensuring that the message is not lost.
I have placed this blog post under the category of Book Previews instead of Book Reviews since I will be writing a separate entry when I’ve finished reading the book.
I am just so keen about this book that I wanted to blog about it upon flipping through the first few pages. How to Love’s subtitle captures the nugget of wisdom perfectly “Choosing Well at Every Stage of Life.”
It would not be far-fetched to imagine that this book would soon be one of the classics in the category of relationship psychology.
Stay tuned for the review.
(c) Niconica 2011*
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