Here is a list of books that have inspired Lonely Author. (Please remember I am talking books not movies that Hollywood butchered).
1- Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) My all-time favorite
2- The Godfather (Mario Puzo) The book that made me want to write.
3- The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
4- The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) Tissues please.
5- The Secret (Rhonda Byrne) Only non-fiction book. It is a life changer.
6- 1984 (George Orwell)
7- Don Quixote de la Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes)
8- The Winds of War (Herman Wouk)
9- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) Sparked my imagination.
10-The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
11- The Hunt For Red October (Tom Clancy)
12- For Whom The Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
13- A Time To Kill (John Grisham)
14- The Alienist (Caleb Carr)
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Even though the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is kind of a giant advertisement, it’s a tradition – a staple in the lives of most Americans/Amuricans (however you choose to pronounce it). I even saw it live once in 2007, before I decided I needed to avoid it and the terrible crowds at all costs.
Yet, I will always have a special connection to this parade, ever since I graduated from Ithaca College. Amy Kule, the Executive Producer of the parade (the lady that walks in front) was a graduate of my alma mater, and the speaker at my graduation. She brought those Macy’s star balloons – the ones that you see every year – but painted them with Ithaca colors.
Obviously Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for family, friends and opportunities. But Thanksgiving is a perfectly timed yearly reminder for me, and I’m sure other Ithacans, to remember what…
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How Rich I am
Rejoice, O my soul, Rejoice.
Let my lips His praise give voice.
Unceasing each breath a prayer;
For the love of my Lord is there.
I can in give thanks in all things;
It is the Lord who in my life reigns.
I meditate on His word night and day,
I know with me He will always stay.
Calm comes as I draw near to Him;
The noise of this world grows dim.
I come to Him and hardly confess,
Of all the things I did transgress.
He knows my heart and forgives;
Reminding me of the mercy He gives.
Although a sinner from birth I be,
With love He paid the price for me.
Rejoice, for my soul can not contain,
I overflow with joy I can not refrain.
To this world I may seem a poor man;
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On todays 5Breakdown I`m counting down my favorite YouTube daily/ weekly vloggers. If you are not familiar with YouTube and the vlogging scene , I`m sure this concept might sound a bit odd. I know that because I was there , I couldn`t understand what could possibly be so interesting about watching the ordinary day-to-day life of a stranger. Well trust me this is a dangerous path , you will soon find yourself getting up in the morning and watching all the vlogs in your subscription page before anything else.
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