Friday, 17 June 2011

The Book That Inspires Me The Most

By Pandora Poikilos

Today's post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. In today's hop, the blog featured before Peace from Pieces is the eloquent Sulekha. The blog featured after Peace from Pieces is the unique and quirky Shaeeza. Do stop by and say hello plus some of us are having giveaways and contests. Enjoy!

I read the abridged version of this book as a little girl and it was proof that good things will happen to you, no matter what. But I missed some vital points. As a child we all see the world differently. Be it from the protected versions we receive or the ignorance we are taught to believe in, nothing is what it seems.

Then as we grow up and venture into the world - our eyes, heart and mind are first opened and then hurt in some ways. Our vision becomes distorted. Our hearts scarred and our minds experienced. The world is still not what it seems.

Some of us search, some of us give up and some of us move on. We hope and we love because we know life has a way of handing us what we expect when we least expect it. We learn humility, gratitude and we learn love. Sometimes not necessarily in that sequence.

Yes, this is what one book taught me. Different versions, different editions and always a different lesson to offer another dose of inspiration - Great Expectation by Charles Dickens.

The ever questioning, ever burdened and ever learning Pip is proof that we are not perfect. And irrelevant of our imperfections, life will only disappoint you as much as you let it.

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1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out (Fiction, Novel)

2. Writing 101, 10 Simple Tips to Establishing Yourself As A Writer Using Social Media (Non-Fiction)
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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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My Awards - September 2010

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My Awards - April 2011

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My Awards - June 2011

My Awards - June 2011
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