Giveaway: Discovering Aberration giveaway

Love steampunk? How about adventure?

S.C. Barrus is running a contest for readers of Gnostalgia and Attention Earthlings! (link) — how cool is that? Five digital copies of “Discovering Aberration” are up for grabs.

http://awayandaway.com/giveaways/readers-of-gnostalgia-attention-earthlings-win-a-free-digital-copy-of-discovering-aberration/

Review: Arizona’s Back Roads

Cross-post from Attention Earthlings (http://barry-gnostalgia.blogspot.com/2014/10/review-arizonas-back-roads.html)

My review of “Arizona’s Back Roads: A Travel Guide to Ghosts, Outlaws, and Miners
” by Julie Ferguson

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Schiffer Publishing Ltd. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review: The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult

My book review of “The Weiser Book of Horror And The Occult”.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

In my mailbox: Falling Sky

I had a little surprise in my mailbox on this dark, wet, stormy morning. I received a copy of “Falling Sky” from the good folks at Pyr.

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Falling Sky

Ben Gold lives in dangerous times. Two generations ago, a virulent disease turned the population of most of North America into little more than beasts called Ferals. Some of those who survived took to the air, scratching out a living on airships and dirigibles soaring over the dangerous ground.

Ben has his own airship, a family heirloom, and has signed up to help a group of scientists looking for a cure. But that’s not as easy as it sounds, especially with a power-hungry air city looking to raid any nearby settlements. To make matters worse, his airship, the only home he’s ever known, is stolen. Ben must try to survive on the ground while trying to get his ship back.

This brings him to Gastown, a city in the air recently conquered by belligerent and expansionist pirates. When events turn deadly, Ben must decide what really matters–whether to risk it all on a desperate chance for a better future or to truly remain on his own.

Book Review: Hedge Witch Book of Days

Book Review: Hedge Witch Book of Days
by Mandy Mitchell
Weiser Books

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Red Wheel/ Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review: Rumi, Day by Day

Rumi, Day by Day

004Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (October 1, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1571747001
ISBN-13: 978-1571747006

Available @ Amazon Rumi, Day by Day

(Barry’s score 5 out of 5 stars)

Product description:

Here is a daily companion that provides Rumi’s wisdom and spiritual insight. These poems have been selected on the basis of the poignancy of their message and their relevance to contemporary life.

This is timeless wisdom translated for modern readers. It is a guide for meditation and a light switch that you can turn on to make your daily connection with spirit. Use these words as tools to better your life each day, to draw continued guidance, inspiration and spiritual wealth.

My thoughts:

Perhaps it is my gnostic leaning, but I love the Sufi philosophy of Rumi. I usually receive a “daily” Rumi tweet, facebook quote, and email. I love them and find them very inspirational.

In “Rumi, Day by Day” Maryam Mafi gives us 365 of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī aka Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī quotes. I read through them in an afternoon.

If you are not familiar with Rumi, I would suggest this book as an introduction to some of his work. I highly recommend it and give “Rumi, Day by Day” 5 stars out of 5.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hampton Roads Publishing and Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review: The Witches’ Almanac issue 34

My review of “The Witches’ Almanac” issue 34.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Witches’ Almanac and Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

In my mailbox: The E.T. Chronicles

The E.T. Chronicles
What Myths and Legends Tell Us About Human Origins
Rita Louise, Ph.D., Wayne Laliberte, MS, Foreword by Barbara Hand Clow
ISBN: 9781571747167
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company

link: Red Wheel/Weiser Hampton Roads

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