• March 30, 2020

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Diverse Book Ideas: Family Odyssey to India; Geopolitical Thriller; Myths About Single Women; Helping the World Communicate

“The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes(NAPSI)—Author Dena Moes felt trapped on the “hamster wheel of working motherhood,” no longer believing that bigger material possessions cause greater happiness. So in 2014 she tore off her Supermom cape, shuttered the house, and took her husband and preteen daughters on an eight-month odyssey through India and Nepal. Her family left their California life of carpools and Cal skate, and traveled by bus, train and elephant. They met the Dalai Lama, hugged Amma the Divine Mother and visited the tree where the Buddha sat.This unforgettable adventure will open your heart, crack you up, and may even change the way you engage in family life and spiritual seeking. Purchase at http://bit.ly/36XjlbM.“Desert Burial” by Brian LittlefairAmerican geologist Ty Campbell is on the periphery of the Sahara’s internecine warfare in Mali, trying to forget his murdered wife. When Lila, an aid worker on the verge of emotional collapse, leads a convoy of African refugees into the Mali badlands, Ty’s hermitage is shattered. Attempting to save the refugees, Ty and Lila make a Faustian pact with Bud van Sickle—the smiling face of a powerful multinational corporation—who is competing for the lucrative privilege of ridding the planet of nuclear waste. His solution? Bury it beneath the land claimed by the refugees.“Desert Burial” probes the human connections that mock our illusion of a world under our control—and reveals how those connections ultimately redeem us. From Dunn Books, purchase at https://amzn.to/385e6XT.“Single That: Dispelling The Top 10 Myths of the Single Woman” by Acamea DeadwilerAcamea Deadwiler offers a practical guide for the single woman and serves as a reminder that we are more than a relationship status. It’s a must read for every past and present single woman, as well as every man who would like insight into what being a single woman really means.The author puts numerous myths to rest, including the idea that single women are desperate, bitter, crazy or hard to love. “Single That: Dispelling The Top 10 Myths Of The Single Woman” offers an unapologetic look at the single woman, with straightforward advice. It’s empowering, enlightening and insightful. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2v1dWDA.“Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations” by Ian A. HendersonYou may think of translation as a costly linguistic problem to be solved at the end of a process. But in reality, translation is a content issue, one that needs to be taken into consideration at the beginning of any major undertaking.In “Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations,” industry leader Ian A. Henderson shares the story of the journey he and his wife Françoise undertook to help the world communicate better. The book also highlights the “Localization Maturity Model,” the author’s framework that companies can implement to measure goals and progress. From Rubric Inc., purchase at https://amzn.to/3cMh1bs.NOTE: BookBites is a continuing series bringing readers information and ideas for their next read. For more reading ideas, visit BookTrib.com and subscribe to the  weekly newsletter.  

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Wednesday 03/25/2020
Rock-And-Roll Mystery
Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned him.

So when a record company lawyer shows up on Jimmy’s doorstep, he is less than welcoming. Only when the attorney states his case—that Jimmy’s old friend Kevin is dying, and leaving behind a musical mystery worth millions—is he willing to head back into the world he left behind, and help unravel a puzzle that has baffled fans for decades.

In his journey, Jimmy meets D.L, the self-professed #1 fan of Kevin’s band Cause for Alarm, and the two travel up and down the East Coast—reconnecting with fellow musicians in hopes of piecing together a long-forgotten past.

The two quickly discover that someone is hunting them—someone who knows the truth, and wants it to stay buried. But as Jimmy and D.L. continue on their mission, more secrets are revealed—with intimate truths pulling these strangers together.

“Thunder Rolls,” by David Abolafia, has been called “a rollicking rock-and-roll mystery” with “a breathlessly fast-moving plot” and characters “who will stay with you long after the last page.” It is available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com and at jimmythunderbooks.com.

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Posted: March 25, 2020

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Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
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(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

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(Family Features) Despite a desire for perfect sleep, Americans are not even close to getting the recommended eight hours a night, and 1 in 4 Americans believes the sleep they are getting isn’t the quality rest they want and need.

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