Literature: 10 books for teens/young adults to offer for Christmas

What gift to give a teenager for Christmas? Ringard, the book? Not so sure… Here is a selection of 10 books that dusted off children’s literature (15-24 years).

According to a study by Ipsos, this age group represents 40% of French readers reporting reading for pleasure. 92% read at least one book a year, and more than two in three say they want to read more.

New reading habits

Often pointed out as the cause of young people’s disinterest in reading, the Internet has, on the contrary, offered them a formidable tool to share their favorites, their disappointments, correspond with their favorite authors or even write their own stories.

Illustration of the phenomenon: the “booktube” trend, imported from the United States and which is now popular in Europe.

The concept is simple, stemming from the contraction of “book” and “YouTube”: young readers realize in front of the camera the chronicles of the books they have just read, present their latest acquisitions, throw themselves challenges…

Here is a selection of this year’s best novelties, to gift your kids.

The ten books to offer for Christmas
Ice Dragon – George R.R. Martin

The father of the best-selling saga “The Iron Throne” launches into children’s literature. In the same universe as “Game of Thrones”, we discover the young Adara, born during winter and friend with an ice dragon. However, in the year she turned seven, fire dragons from the north ravaged the peaceful hamlet where she lived. The little girl and her dragon are the only ones who can bring peace and save the world from destruction.

The book is illustrated by great drawings by Luis Royo, a famous Spanish painter.

Miss Peregrine and the Particular Children (Volumes 1 & 2) – Ransom Riggs

The American bestseller! Remained 63 weeks at the first place of the literary classification of the New York Times, the first volume of this bewitching saga is being adapted by Tim Burton to the cinema.

It follows the story of Jacob, a 16-year-old American teenager who, throughout his childhood, listened to the stories told to him by his grandfather. However, one day, he dies under strange circumstances.

Jacob goes off the coast of Wales, to the island where his grandfather told him that he spent his childhood in a remote orphanage. Jacob wants to understand what happened there, and maybe find the children who shared his grandfather’s life. However, it will not be easy to disentangle the threads of the past…

The object books created by Ransom Riggs are already fascinating in themselves. Their appearance of old photo albums and the portraits scattered throughout the text give them an aura as disturbing as it is attractive.

Les Outrepasseurs (Volumes 1, 2 & 3) – Cindy Van Wilder

A favorite trilogy, the first series of novels for the author, which has already attracted thousands of young readers. The universe is abundant, very well documented and full of historical references.

Peter, a trouble-free London teenager, narrowly escapes an attack and discovers that the attack was directed at him. Taken to a substantial Victorian residence, he meets the members of a secret society, the Outrepasseurs. The revelations of the latter will change the course of his life…

Blacklisted – Cole Gibsen

It was when she found herself on the street at 17 with only her library books as a company that the author promised herself to write a book on teenagers.

A few years later, she delivers a poignant novel on an unfortunately omnipresent subject: school harassment. We discover Regan, a young girl who has everything she could dream of. Until the day his private internet messages are posted on school walls. In a second, she goes from princess to pariah.

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz.

The author already known and recognized by American critics signs his fourth youth novel. A moving story of rare accuracy.

Aristotle, 15, is an angry teenager whose brother is in prison. Dante is a boy of the same age, hyper-expensive, who sees the world in his way. When they meet at the pool, they seem to have nothing in common. They begin to spend time together and develop a deep friendship. One of those life-changing relationships that last forever.


The Book of Satoshi review

Bitcoin the first cryptocurrency in the world which now is attracting a lot of demand in the market despite being unsupported by any government. The cryptocurrency is now very famous across the globe although the brain behind Bitcoin remains anonymous. The identity of the Bitcoin creator as it remains unknown it speculated that Satoshi Nakamoto is the man behind the existence of this fast-rising cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin is an electronic or virtual currency that is based on cryptographic systems and just like the virtual currency itself the identity of the creator is also virtual. The Nakamoto personality only exists in the online publications and may be representing a group of people or just an individual. The name came into existence through the online publications that were providing information on the introduction of the Bitcoin in its early days. Nakamoto published a lot of articles subsequently giving out more details about Bitcoin, achat bitcoin cb and how it works.

What does the Book of Satoshi contain?

book of satoshi nakamoto You might be curious about the identity of the brain or brains behind Bitcoin which might remain anonymous for a very long time. For now, let’s stick to Satoshi Nakamoto the public name although the physical personnel remains virtual. The book of Satoshi entails the publications the Bitcoin creator managed to write for two years from November 1st, 2009 before disappearing, from the internet. The information available about the Bitcoin creator is in the publications with no personal information known up to date, and it might remain that way even forever.

The book of Satoshi combines all online publications and writings Satoshi Nakamoto has to see done for the two years in the public life-giving information about Bitcoin. Any post that Satoshi posted you will find it in this book with different topics under which it Nakamoto wrote. The publications although they are available online, Phil Champagne decided to package them in a single book to make it easy for people get the information about Bitcoin easily. This book has 395 pages with different topics precisely as Satoshi Nakamoto such as; wrote them

  • Bitcoin Fundamentals Presented in Layman’s Terms
  • Bitcoin’s Potential and Profound Economic Implications
  • Satoshi Nakamoto Posts and Emails on Computer Forums.

Why you should read this book

Many people have a lot of questions when it comes to an understanding the Book of Satoshi since the information is available on the internet free. There are many reasons why you should read this book, and they are as follows;

The Book of Satoshi provides you will see the collection of all works of Nakamoto on different forums which can be hectic to search on the internet. Majority of people who have had a chance to read the book praise it for having the information they could not find on the web.

Some people up to date have not understood what Bitcoin is, and how it works. The book presents excellent information in simple language that anyone can understand thus gaining the knowledge about the fast-growing cryptocurrency.

The Satoshi Nakamoto online publications are compiled in a chronological order ranging from first publication to the most recent before disappearing from the internet.

Hence you will have to get the full information about Bitcoin in the order the creator was releasing it.

If you are looking to invest in Bitcoin, you can also purchase the crypto currency using Paypal as shown here www.cryptos-monnaies.fr/acheter-des-bitcoins-avec-paypal/


Vicious circle by wilbur smith book review

Content

Vicious circle by wilbur smithVicious circle is an action thriller written by standards that are not commonly found in this day. It involves a man, Hector Cross, who is married to Hazel Bannock, the heir of oil business. Hector leaves his life that is full of risks and settles down with his beloved. After sometime dark forces come calling and they kill his wife Hazel who has just delivered a girl. The story revolves around the discovery of his old enemies and those for Hazel. Hector, determined to protect his little girl joins forces with his friends to hunt down the people who seek his and his daughter’s lives.

Style

The setting of the book is around Africa, The Middle East, and England. What is most astonishing is the way Wilbur Smith creates such a vivid picture of certain scenes.

One that caught my attention and made me feel like I was In a movie theater was where Hector narrates how he killed a lion in Masai Mara National park in Kenya. This one example just shows how the book describes and passes its message to the reader efficiently.

Simple and understandable language is among the reasons why most of us sit down and travel through Hector’s story with ease.

Merit

quaote famousThe book has received accolades around the world with many readers indicating the never-ending thrill of this best seller book. With some stating that they were literally on the edge of their sits with hearts beating with anticipation.

Well, critics had their say on the book with some expressing disgust in the brutality and the sex scenes involved. Most people said that Wilbur Smith had written great previous books, but this one was among his worst.

Summary

All in all, no matter what people say about a book it’s always best if you try it yourself. If you are the type that gets carried away with suspense, anticipation and action scenes, then the book comes in highly recommended for you.


The Best Drone Books in 2017

For a few years now, people and photo enthusiasts, in general, have been fascinated by these flying toys, the infamous drones, uavs or quadcopters, closely followed by the inevitable succession of more or less serious incidents which, like everything new, gave rise to a small psychosis surrounding drones.

Let’s all take a deep breath and get back together: What’s the point of a drone?

What is a drone?

mavic pro djiA drone is an aircraft of variable size and utility, mostly remote-controlled, even if some of them are autonomous. Purists make the difference between Unmanned Aircraft (UAVs) and commercially available remote-controlled helicopters (Quadricopters or multi-rotor) but these are details. Remember, a drone is a flying thing. If you are after the best seller in 2017, you should commander le dji mavic pro.

Any questions regarding these unmanned aircrafts? Regarding the legislation? How about professional use?

Everything is described in details in these books. Whether you are after general tips to pick the best quadcopter in 2017, after photo and video tips or want to know more about local regulations in your area, these books are the right fit for you!

Drones for Dummies, Mark LaFay

Drones for Dummies, Mark LaFayA lot of drone pilots might have started with this guide for “dummies.” This book is apparently for total newbies and is a good pick if you are just beginning and want to grasp some of the basic concepts. You will know a lot more about Ready To Fly drones and how to pick the best for your use. A few technical mistakes in this book but overall a good catch!

Drone University, John Glover

If you want to learn what a quadcopter is made off, this book is for you! It is a great piece of reading if you are looking to perfect your knowledge in the field. A great book, written my one of the most respected person in this field!

Build Your Own Drone Manual, Alex Elliott

This excellent book will teach you how to build a custom DIY drone in 2017! They cover a wide range of drones, not only video drones but also racers if you are into drone racing. Building your quadcopter will save you a great deal of money and will allow you to customize your drone better.

Drone Operator’s Logbook, Jonathan Rupprecht

Drone Operator’s Logbook, Jonathan RupprechtIf you’re interested in aerial photography or aerial video, you’ve probably already asked yourself the question of the basic safety rules to be respected during aerial filming with these funny drones.

First of all, you should know that the authorities remarkably control aerial photography with unmanned vehicles and that not everyone can do it.

Of course, this regulation is there to protect citizens. You can’t imagine these types of vehicles flying anywhere, in any way, controlled by anyone over your garden or in public places.

However, the fact remains that the constraints to work are real and that many precautions bind us. All our interventions must be prepared, considered and recorded in flight logbooks.

 

I hope that this quick presentation of some of the finest drone books to read in 2017 helped you.

Remember to always follow your local regulations and make sure you put safety first when up in the sky.


Home Tech: Best Buy Books on Gadgets for Smart Homes and More

Smart homes are the future. Even you may not be able to afford the smart gadgets and home assistants today, you will be able to in the near future. Smart homes are becoming the norm and most of us will soon live in an automated home that can almost think for itself. Our list today is on the best home tech books.

Smart Home Hacks: Tips and Tools for Automating Your House by Gordon Meyer

If you have always wanted to create your own smart home, this is the book for you. Gordon Meyer explains how to turn wires, your computer, sensors, cameras, and other devices into a well-synced and convenient smart home system. The tips and tricks he shares can be implemented by anyone no matter what your level of technical or engineering experience. You will find this book very helpful if you want to increase the automation, safety, and convenience of your home.

Inside the Smart Home by Richard Harper

This book looks at the trend of making our homes smart to increase convenience and safety. It also takes a look at why this trend may not be as successful as we may think. The book takes a look at different aspects and the background issues that smart home technology involves.

Smart Homes for Dummies by Danny Briere

This book is for anyone who wants to try their hand at making their home automated and smart. You can learn how to install cameras, how to get your appliances to work with voice commands or remote controls, and how to play your favourite music across the whole house. Smart home technology offers endless options and you will spend many hours doing all kinds of things to get your home the way you want it.

Home automation is here to stay. These books help you do it yourself and also make you understand how it works and why we want it. Try it out and let us know how your smart home experience is.


Top Technology Publications for Tech and Gadget Junkies

If you like reading about technology, whether fiction or non-fiction, today’s top list is for you. Over the years, we have read novels about technology and what the future may look like. Today, some of those things have become reality and others still seem a bit far off. No matter whether you like the imaginary tech or the real-life tech, you will find a book you like on today’s list.

Ready Player One – This story is set in the year 2044 and is a close-sci-fi novel. It follows Wade through his adventures that will make the childlike inner-gamer squeak with delight. Ready Player One is sure to become a classic and is a favourite on the shelves of many tech and gaming lovers.

Weapons of Math Destruction (Cathy O-Neil) – Cathy O’Neil is a data scientist and in this book, she looks at the impact of algorithms on the world and humans. Many things work with algorithms today and it would be logical to think that they should bring about order. However, in this book, the author explains why it doesn’t bring order but rather vicious cycles and chaos.

The Industries of the Future (Alec Ross) – Alec Ross explores and explains the fields that will shape the future of economics. New job fields will be established as technology and the Internet expand. He looks at cybercrime, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data, and much more. He also looks at how we will adjust to these changes in the future and what security measures we will have to take to protect our children and our personal information.

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future (Kevin Kelly) – Kevin Kelly discusses the changes that we can expect in the coming decades. Many of the technological trends and changes that we expect have already been put into motion. He shares his thoughts and ideas on what the future of technology holds and how our lives will change with these trends.

These books will be enjoyed by tech junkies and non-tech junkies alike. When it comes to technology, we are all influenced and we all need to know what is going on. So, join the future and get these books to expand your mind and understanding of what the future may hold.


4 Best Home DIY and Improvement Books of 2017 for Idle Hands

 

A home is a place to express yourself and feel comfortable. This may often mean that you need to or want to make some changes around your home. These changes can be big or small and can require full renovations or simple DIY curtain-making. No matter what the size or project, you probably need a few ideas and guidance for getting started. I have quite an extensive collection of home and garden DIY books, so I want to share some of my favourites with you.

DIY Decorating on a Budget by Tiffany Brook

If you want to create your dream home, but have to do so on a budget, you need this book. It offers 19 simple and doable projects that will not break the bank or your spirit. Tiffany Brook hits the nail on the head with this one and you are sure to have some fun with her ideas.

101 Saturday Morning Projects by The Family Handyman

You will get a tonne of ideas from this fantastic book. None of the projects featured in this book will take you longer than 4 hours. It is perfect for weekend projects or when you get bored. You can revamp your whole home bit by bit by doing one of these projects every weekend.

Do It Yourself by Thomas Barnthaler

This book features 50 projects by designers and artists. This means that these guys know what they are talking about. The book offers a large variety of ideas on lighting, furniture, painting, etc. This is a great book to have on your shelf if you like DIY and weekend projects.

DIY Hacks Household by Patricia Benson

Everything you need to know about cleaning and organising your home you will find in this book. Patricia Benson offers helpful and surprising hacks and tips to make keeping your home organised a picnic.

These 4 books are some of my top favourites. If I had to share them all, you will be reading for the next 2 days. So, start with these and we will feature a few more favourites soon.