Welcome - Inspiration from Life and Amazing Stories - Books

pictured above: Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina, War and Peace, and other works. 

This inspirational blog is now also including amazing stories from books - masterpieces of creative writing, both classical and modern fiction, that are extraordinary and enjoyable to experience.(Movies and classical music may also be included)  (Recent post - Dead Poets Society Revisited)

This blog is listed in the top 100 Inspirational Blogs and Websites to Follow in 2022 on Feedspot. Now that is amazing and I was surprised when this blog was added a couple of years ago.
(latest ranking # 29) Learn more >

 On February 18, 2017 I launched this blog, focusing on inspirational themes and writing.

  Then I decided on October 12 2021 to change the title of this blog from "Inspirational Blogs" to "Inspiration from Life and Amazing Stories and Books"

It is the stories that we use to inspire each other, and storytelling has a long history in various cultures. 

There is something unique and amazing about stories that are told with all the elements of a masterpiece including plot, setting, characters, stakes, and the deeper things of the soul, heart, and mind. 

It was my experience in 2021 to have engaged these types of amazing stories mainly as audiobooks, and listen to them as an experience. So much inspiration has been the result that I decided to change this blog from focusing on inspiration only to amazing stories that can cause inspiration. 

This may or may not be to your own tastes or , and I respect that. Not everyone engages with fiction novels as amazing stories. With classics many only  but remember them as a high school project. 

However, if you have an open mind, I invite you to explore the possibilities of experiencing amazing stories in a new way, as an adventure, and as a connection to the many varieties of human experience when, even in fiction, can be inspiring and create a strong empathy for humanity. 

I published a Kindle book on Amazon that describes my audiobook journey in 2021 when I only focused on classics. In 2022, I am enjoying modern fiction best sellers and Pultzer Prize winners. 

As of March 2022 these are the books that I have enjoyed so far this year  as audiobooks.

The Hobbit, All the Light We Cannot See, Stoner, The Scarlet Sky, The Return of the King (Tolkien), The Secret History, The Name of the Rose, Where the Crawdads Sing, Remembering Laughter, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, The Midnight Library, The Shadow of the Wind, The Starless Sea, Hamnet, Lonesome Dove, Dandelion Wine, A Visit from the Goon Squad, and I am halfway through Project Hail Mary. Charles Dickens Great Expectations is also going and I'm enjoying this also. 

Oh yeah. wow.

All of these were experienced from my subscription on Audible. They have a free 7 day trial that allows for a free download. If you cancel, you can still keep it. However, with the subscription, in addition to getting one download per month there is a Plus Catalog that has a very large selection of audiobooks that are free downloads. I love the service. (Learn more >)

Individual blog posts will at some point focus on a single book review. 

 New Book Published - Amazing Stories by Famous Authors:
A Personal Journey in 2021
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In this book linked above to Amazon I describe my experiences of books that I had not yet read in my life from the amazing stories of Tolstoy (pictured at top), Steinbeck, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway,  Alexandre Dumas, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dostoevsky, and many more.

Carpe Diem - Seize the day.    

David Lawrence Brown

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