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List of top 5 books that I find inspirational.

1. Staying strong 365 days a year by Demi Lovato

Book published in 2013, as you probably have seen i quote Demi quite a lot, mainly coming from this book. It is one of the books i can always look back on whenever i and struggling and can always count on it to inspire me further. 

Demi Lovato wakes up each morning and affirms her commitment to herself―to her health, her happiness, her being. Those commitments are the bedrock of her recovery and her work helping other young people dealing with the issues she lives with every single day.

2. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

i have read this book so many times and continue to love it more every time. beautiful story telling and a strong sense of faith. 

Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

3. Ancient Wisdom, Modern World by the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)

I had only just recently found this book at a life line book fest. I love reading all about the Dalai lama and his teachings and inspiration. This is a beautiful book to read and i very much recommend it.

At a time and in a culture where science and technology have taken over from religious belief, when ethics are understood primarily in terms of aesthetic choice or legality, how are we to formulate moral principles to guide us in our daily lives?
Though religion can certainly help in this, the Dalai Lama demonstrates that there are universal principles we can draw on which transcend the dilemma of belief or unbelief. And whilst many have been content to speak of spiritual matters as something mysterious or evanescent, the Dalai Lama explains his approach in terms that are as clear and concise as they are compelling. 

4. Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Now the basis of recently released to theatres move ‘Hidden Figures’ this is the non fiction story on the African American women who worked as computers to solve problems for engineers and others at NASA. Truly inspiring and beautiful and i recommend both the book and the film if you get a chance to see it. 

5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.”
An unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. 

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Ember Gleams - Peculiar Children {Dec. 7, 2016} 

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” - Jacob Portman

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Ember Gleams - Lucid Rainbows  {Feb 4, 2017}

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New LoliRock Music Video : Reach the Stars !

Clip storyboarded by Yann Legall, Cover by Gaëlle “Galou” Autin / Bénédicte Ciaravino / Céline Lorthiois / Flore Pipari.

Song composed by Norbert Gilbert “Yellowshark”, Lyrics & Performed by Yasmin Shah

French version available here : https://youtu.be/W22QxIjPB7U (”LoliRock Attitude”)

See you next week for the third music video ! ;)

Indie Game Seasons Of Heaven coming to Nintendo Switch

Developed by French indie studio AnyArts Productions, this new adventure game will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Taking place in a post-civilization world, it centers around a group of survivors. You play as Yann, a young boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who is accompanied by his dog Ani. The story is based off a French novel of the same name. Both Yann and his canine companion are playable characters.