Shane Ellis -Technology&History
- Corbin, KY, USA
- member since March 18, 2013
Shane Ellis -Technology&History’s last login was Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Shane, welcome to Shelfari, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I am looking forward to reading your comments and recommendations. Following are a few of my recent favorite reads for you to consider adding to your reading list:
"Tales of the Dying Earth Collection" and "Nightlamp" by Jack Vance,
"Daemon" and "Freedom" by Daniel Suarez,
"Avogardro" and "A.I. Apocalypse" by William Hertling,
"Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke,
"The Imperial Cruise" by James Bradley,
"Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell,
"From Private to General" by Jerry Curry,
"Youth in Revolt" by C.D. Payne,
"Spanking Shakespeare" by Jake Wizner,
"Down Under" by Bill Bryson,
"The Perfect Assassin" by Ward Larsen,
Enjoy and READ ON...
Hi, I read your note. I think we have similar interests. I see you have The Clash of Fundamentalisms; I just read that last week, it's very good background on the politics of the US relative to the Islamic world and vice-versa. I plan to read some of Tariq Ali's fiction later this year, especially the Sultan Quintet. I read very little fiction before I came on Shelfari, now I'm up to about a third fiction. Mainly, I'm working my way back through the Nobel Prize winners. Nearly all are political in some way. This year I'm reading the new winner, Mo Yan, from China, then going back to try to finish Mario Vargas Llosa from Peru (former presidential candidate there.) My favorite fiction writers are Naguib Mahfouz, Nadine Gordimer, and the earlier writings of Doris Lessing. I see you added Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution and Halstead's Out Now!, probably from my favorites list since they're not common reads. I think that understanding the Russian Revolution is of the greatest importance to understand anything about the twentieth century and Trotsky's book is fascinating once you get past the first two chapters of background. I knew Halstead slightly -- I was friends with his daughter -- and his book is the best I have read on the Vietnam Anti-war Movement. I also love discussing political books, and there isn't nearly enough of that on Shelfari, so feel free to comment on my reviews and start an argument!
I saw you're reading Quiet...I really enjoyed that book! I think the one thing she said that most stayed with me was that the public school system is set up for extroverts (lots of group work, emphasis on participation, etc.), so the reason a lot of introverts seem to "blossom" later in life is really just that they're able to seek out environments better suited to them. I'd never thought of it that way but I think it was totally true for me!
Hi TechnologyHistory (Is that your real name?:))
Congratultions on starting your writing career! It sounds like you are very focused - good for you!
I am a newbie myself and somewhat technically challenged. My boys laugh at me every time I try to play a video game.
But I would be more than happy to help you with anything that I can, as well as share tips I've learned along the way.
Great to connect with you and best of luck with your writing!
Dear TechnologyHistory, Thanks for your interest in my upcoming book. I was getting sick of reading the same thing about Pinterest over and over again, so I decided to write something that is different, something about what really works on the site. I have 4 Pinterest boards on books (historical fiction; children's books; children's and YA lit: and General) When your book(s) come out I'd be happy to help you advertise them on Pinterest and elsewhere. thanks, C
Hello, and Welcome! I do love to write poetry, plays and I have written a collection of humorous essays about my time in a children's theater as well. I have made some blogs about books for young people, but they were for school assignments and have not really been visited by people as other blogs are. I also love Non-Fiction and Historical Fiction, my other favorites being Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Mystery. If you like this period of time, I just finished a non fiction about the French Revolution called The Black Count and I highly recommended it. I would be happy to recommend some things if you tell me more about what types of books you like. Books are very important to me as well, they tie me to memories and experiences in my life. Good luck to you and it was great to meet you! :)
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