Saturday, April 11, 2015

Listful Thinking & Peoples History of the Peculiar-US Only-April 25/15 CLOSED


Recently I received two books from www.cleispress.com and www.vivaeditions.com and both of these are very interesting. The first one is all about List Making. I know I make lists for pretty well everything, groceries, to do list, meetings, it is endless what you can make a list for.
Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed

Finding enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and allow for some downtime can be a struggle, and it has only gotten harder in the past five years. It's no wonder so many of us are stressed, overextended and exhausted. The Institute of American Stress has discovered that 44% of Americans feel more stressed than they did five years ago, and 54% of all American employees feel overwhelmed, according to a study by the nonprofit Family and Work Institute.

Making lists is the easiest way to stay organized, productive and efficient. Something as simple as creating a grocery list can:

· Organize Your Thoughts
· Reduce Anxiety
· Boost Your Brain Power
· Improve Focus
· Increase Self Esteem

Author Paula Rizzo, a television and web producer from New York, has applied the tools and techniques that have made her successful at work to the art of list-making. A perfect book for spring cleaners and those looking to get organized, Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed is the book that will give you your life back.

The second book is quite different but I have to say it is very interesting to read.

A People’s History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions and Astounding Truths

Did you know about Thomas Jefferson’s ax-murderer grandson?
How about the table manners and etiquette of cannibals?
Or the Alice in Wonderland syndrome?
Kooky, intriguing, and even downright bizarre, A People’s History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions and Astounding Truths by Nicholas Belardes is a collection of random truths and mind-boggling trivia you didn’t know you wanted to know. Seasoned trivia junkies and curious minds alike will love the astounding array of real-world information, from historical oddities to the world’s most mysterious nooks and crannies.

Author Nicholas Belardes, a history professor, journalist, blogger and videographer, has devoted his life to digging up explanations for the unexplainable, and now his outlandish findings are available to mystify and delight readers with hours of entertainment; but watch out, you may just become obsessed!

You will read different things in this book that you never knew about before. Once you start reading you won't want to put this book down.

One person will win both of these books by entering this giveaway. Sorry Canada its open to US only.