Little Or Big… Which Is What?

“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Tune in to the RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio show, ASPIRE TO INSPIRE where this post is the topic of a lively discussion. This is a production of Rave Reviews Book Club.

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., (1922-2007) was an American author who, in just over fifty years, published numerous novels, short story collections, plays and works of non-fiction. His most famous novel was Slaughterhouse-Five – published in 1969. After his death, he was remembered as one of America’s most important contemporary writers and as a morbidly comical commentator on American society. Continue reading “Little Or Big… Which Is What?”

12. What Happened to Marco? #RRBC

Welcome to this twelfth episode in this unique series of interviews of some key players in Book One of The Genesis Saga: PASSION & STRUGGLE. Author, Nonnie Jules of the famed interviews, ‘Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie Jules?’   has been teleported through space and time, courtesy of Author, John Fioravanti, to lend her formidable skills to this process.

Nonnie and John are sitting in the Campus Café on the University campus in Genesis city. A few minutes earlier, they witnessed the apparent abduction of Professor Marco Rossini from the café by two rough-looking men and a young woman. Understandably, Nonnie was outraged and worried about Marco. John convinced her to calm down and wait for the arrival of two other young women who were looking for the professor. Continue reading “12. What Happened to Marco? #RRBC”

Tell The World… You’re Good Enough!

“And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.”

~ Isaac Asimov

I turn to Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), an American giant in the science fiction genre in the Twentieth Century, to consider his opinion about a person’s self-worth. He was a multi-talented, well-educated man, and was an able public speaker – often attending science fiction conventions where he proved to be friendly and approachable. Continue reading “Tell The World… You’re Good Enough!”

11. What Did Those Thugs Want With Our Marco? #RRBC

Nonnie Jules is the founder and President of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, as well as interviewer of RRBC authors in the famed, “Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie?” interviews. Her interviewing skills are legendary and she decided to accompany Author, John Fioravanti, through space and time to another galaxy 700 years into the future. Nonnie’s goal is to meet the key personalities on planet Genesis featured in Fioravanti’s series, The Genesis Saga, and utilize her formidable skills to find out something more about these characters. This scene is the eleventh of many, which will follow.

Setting:   In the last episode, Nonnie expressed her desire to know more about Marco Rossini. As well, she said she’d like a cup of coffee. An instant later, Nonnie found herself sitting in a café of some kind, in a booth with John. She’s not panicked, having been through this before, but she is surprised as she looks around the café and peers through a nearby window to orient herself. Continue reading “11. What Did Those Thugs Want With Our Marco? #RRBC”

I Don’t Care About Facts… My Mind Is Made Up!

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”

~Leonardo da Vinci

Although he is best known as a master artist, da Vinci (1452 – 1519) is renowned as one of the greatest creative geniuses in history. He is regarded as the prime example of the “Universal Genius” or  “Renaissance Man”, because his areas of interest included just about every conceivable field of study. Continue reading “I Don’t Care About Facts… My Mind Is Made Up!”