Book of the Day: Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our Future by Ashlee Vance

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There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. – from the Inside Flap

Here’s a very interesting book, if you love technology and everything that revolves around it. “Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our Future” by Ashlee Vance is one of the latest books for any aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to read.

Ranked #9 in Business category and #18 in Entrepreneurship, it is a must-have book for those who seek to understand both technology and entrepreneurship. It provides amazing insights on Elon Musk (background, life journey & achievements).

Discover the life of one of the most prominent figures in the silicon valley with this book. You can get it in different versions.

Kindle | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio CD

Freelance Writing Books For the Soul

You might be new at freelance writing. You might have just completed your very first project.

No matter, who you are, freelance writing books are never outdated. In fact, you might learn a few tips and tricks about the writing industry.

Here are some of the best freelance writing books in the market.

1. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Learn all the secrets so that you can earn a six-figure income through blogging.

2. Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments

This book is the guru to win all your top assignments that pay high.

3. Starting Your Career As a Freelance Writer

If you are a rookie, this is the best for you.

4. Getting Started as a Freelance Writer, Expanded Edition

Another great book for a rookie.

5. The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success

This is from The Renegade Writer’s Freelance Writing series.

6. Writer’s Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

Learn how to brainstorm creative article ideas magazine editors will find irresistible.

E-Reading and You

How well are you catching up with e-reading? As we know, e-reading is popular globally. What about locally?

Are we well informed about e-books?

I have a few questions for you to ponder:

1. Are you willing to buy ebooks? Yes / No

2. Are you willing to spend a fortune on ebooks? Yes / No

3. Do you read? Yes / No

4. Do you read because you enjoy reading or because you have to read (maybe to pass an exam, etc.)

State your reason: _________________________________

Finally, the big question is:

5. E-books or No e-books?

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You might love to read but you are not sure where you can get e-books. Well, the good news is you can get free e-books although the choices is limited. You might consider buying e-books. There are cheap e-books available, although you will have to look around.

If you like classic books, Project Gutenberg is the best place to start looking.

Bartleby allows you to search for materials you need for reference.

If you know the title of the book you are searching for, try Google Books.

Young People’s Zone is offering children classic stories.

Researching Greek, Roman, Arabic and Renaissance? Try Perseus Digital Library.

The Online Books Page offers a variety of free online readable materials.

Ok, so these sites aren’t exactly offering the latest books in the market. Bear in mind, you need to buy the latest books such as Harry Potter and Twilight. You won’t find free Harry Potter e-books or free Twilight e-books unless if you get it through P2P sites (which is illegal).

To buy e-books, you can check out Amazon.

If you are too lazy, you can try out Audio books from Audible.

Time to switch to e-reading.

Time for a new hobby if you are not interested in reading.

New Year Gifts

New Year is coming up. Why not get some special gifts for your loved ones and of course yourself.

New Year is a time for change. Why wait any longer when you can be better at something?

Perhaps you are looking for last minute New Year’s gifts for your family.

Why not get something nice for your kids?

Here are some recommendations:

1. P. Bear’s New Year’s Party: A Counting Book (Paperback)

2. The Night Before New Year’s (Reading Railroad) (Paperback)

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3. New Clothes for New Year’s Day (Hardcover)

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4. Aurora Verde – New Year Holiday Cards, Box of 10 cards and envelopes

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5. Bringing in the New Year (Hardcover)

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December – Holiday Season

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December is here. Christmas is around the corner. New Year is also around the corner.

So, what are you doing now?

It is time for shopping spree. Being prepared early is best especially if you are celebrating Christmas.

What would be the best gift for Christmas?

Books!

Nothing is as good as books, as books can last for a long time.

So, what books should you get for Christmas?

First of all, you might want to consider a Kindle. You use a Kindle to read e-books.

Ok now back to the book choices.

Twilight is such a popular series.

You might want to get these books:

1. Twilight

2. New Moon

3. Eclipse

4. Breaking Dawn

You can even get The Twilight Saga Collection (all four books).

Then again, you might want to consider getting the Harry Potter series. I have grown up with Harry Potter.

Love Dan Brown? Here is a list of books by Dan Brown:

1. The Lost Symbol

2. Deception Point

3. Matter

I am sure you will need books for kids as well. Picture books would be the best for kids. Kids love picture books because they are colourful.

What about teenagers? Check out books for teenagers!

December is the time for giving and receiving. Why not make someone happy with a nice gift?

Need more books? More books for everyone!

More gift ideas for Christmas and New Year.

Happy early Christmas and a Happy New Year!