Every year, I like to include some of my favorite books and DVDs as part of the fun of the season shopping opportunities! So here is my list for the top five fav picks. They are a great size to add for stocking stuffers, or take along just in case you need another gift! Links are included to be able to purchase right away from Amazon.com. Enjoy!
BOOK — Karma Koupons: Helping You Make Payments on Your Karmic Debt [Paperback]
Tammi Rager (Author), Brenda Martin (Contributor), Larry Rager (Contributor) If we are all paying off karma, why not try some Karma Koupons to sweeten the deal? While designed to be light-hearted, they are thought provoking at the same time. What exactly do your thoughts, words and deeds do to payoff, balance or repay your karma? $7.95 <<Pick up here>>
BOOK — The Hobbit or There and Back Again [Paperback]
J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning children’s book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. $6.74 <<Pick it up here>>
BOOK — Cloud Atlas
Read this first and then go see the movie! Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer
A postmodern visionary who is also a master of styles and genres, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Haruki Murakami, Umberto Eco, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction that reveals how disparate people connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.
“[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review $10.20 <<Pick it up here>>
DVD — Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud
Tom Hanks (Actor), Sandra Bullock (Actor), Stephen Daldry (Director)
Oskar is convinced that his father (Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him. $9.99 <<Pick it up here>>
DVD — The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
Patrick Pearson (Actor), Hugh Dickson An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a “true classic that reminds us that it’s never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age.” (Rex Reed, The New York Observer) $9.99 <<Pick it up here>>
I have to include my own book just in case you don’t have it yet! Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics.
As a fresh and incisive book, Psychic Integrity probes the esoteric world of communicating with spirit beings and psychic phenomena. Mystifying concepts are explained in straightforward ways so the general public, as well as clients and novice psychics, can understand and become familiar with them. A major portion of the book takes you through the development process of becoming a reliable and honest psychic or medium.
Do mediums really speak to the dead? Are psychics really able to divine the future, or do they use a parlor trick called “cold reading” Find out now. Once highly respected and revered, the age-old tradition of divination is now often ridiculed as fraudulent. Deception, ego, greed, and ignorance have given the term psychic a bad reputation. It’s time to change that perception. This book, as a guide for high standards of integrity, brings back the honor and reverence of psychics and mediums.
“Rev. Melissa Leath has taken an often misunderstood subject and brought it into the NOW with sensible words, forthright honesty and wisdom. Thank you Rev. Leath for illuminating a subject that has long needed it and for doing it with integrity and professionalism”. – Tammi “WyndRavin” Rager, numerologist to the stars and radio talk show host
“In the field of Psychics, Intuitives, Channelers and Mediums, Melissa Leath proves she has deep Psychic Integrity and has produced a well-documented book that educates the public. Buyer Beware is now . . . Buyer Be Aware. Read this book today if you are a seeker of truth on all dimensions” – Liz Sterling of Sterling Communication Services, radio talk show host
“Thank you, Melissa, for your hard work and commitment in making this important book available to the practitioners in our industry”. – Denise and George Tucker; Psychic Fair Emporium; Sunrise, Florida $13.99 <<Pick it up here>>