I NEED BOOKS! Will you help?
Ok, you're asking for key idea books in several areas (acting, directing) and generally. Here are some categories: Ability to learn: "The Day I Became an Autodidact and the Advice, Adventures, and Acrimonies that Befell Me Thereafter," by Kendall Hailey (who was 15 years young when she wrote it); Ability to understand self: "Quarterlife Crisis" by Alexandra Robbins; "Understanding Yourself" by Mark Prophet; "Creation: Artistic and Spiritual" by Omraam Aivanhov. Ability to make informed life choices: "101 Things Every Young Adult Should Know" by Sir John Hawkins; "Worthless: The Young Person's Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major" by Aaron Clarey; "For Couples Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn. Acting and directing: "Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need" by Blake Snyder; "Shakespeare's Window into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom of Shakespeare's Characters" by Martin Lings; "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human" by Harold Bloom. General education: "From Dawn to Decadence" by Jacques Barzun; "The Autumn of the Middle Ages" by Johan Huizinga; "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda; "West with the Night" by Beryl Markham; "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl; "Beams from Meher Baba" by Meher Baba; "Superfreakonomics" by Steven Levitt. "A Dweller on Two Planets" by Frederick Oliver; "The Code of the Woosters" by P. G. Wodehouse; "The Great Divorce" by C. S. Lewis; "Philosophy for Dummies" by Tom Morris.
A few quick BABY NAMES questions!?
1) I prefer Ava Celeste, I feel its more rhythmic and easy on the tongue. I actually adore the latter switched to read Penelope Ava, which I feel has lovely fluidity and a nice, harmonious theme. As they stand though, Ava Celeste seems to be the most simplistic while still being classy, beautiful, and unexpected. 2) I think I'd use: Claire Alessandra, Claire Adelina, or Claire Olivia. Leaning strongly towards one of the first two. 3) Based on what they look like: Cara Bethany "Carrie" or "Beth" and Liam Thomas 4) Lucas Patrick: 9/10 It has a very Irish connotation, which I love being a Celtic name lover myself. I also feel the name is very masculine, rhythmic, and becoming. Something like Luke Patrick would be too abrupt where the softer, two syllable Lucas provides a more ideal balance for Patrick, which is a hit or miss name for most people. The only thing I don't really like about the combination is the amount of emphasis I seem to put on the 'ck" sound at the end. 5) Camilla Rorrie and Rose Olivia (After friends Aurora and Grace Olivia, Grace can't stand her first name, and often goes by her middle) 6) Girls: Tea (Tay-uh) and tons more I can't seem to think of right now Boys: Maxan, Keaton, Lawson, and Chandler 7) I would use Jonah Samuel 8) Oliver, Aidan, Jonah, Isaac (love both though) Hannah, Catherine, Claire, Isobel 9) Currently...Nathaneil Graham and Cecelia Ruth "Celia" 10) Ugh. I'd go to Hawaii with: Emmy Jo, Infamous Bunny, m-m-m, miss kris, rorrie, Noelle, edfh_ak, Mummy to Kendall and Em... and I think that's it.
What are some artist who sound similar to The Weeknd?
I know this question is a whole year or so (more?) old, but I still wanted to answer because no one has listed the obvious answer… Nu Disco artists! Nu Disco is basically music made now, but in a 70’s and early 80’s disco style. Similar to Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd basically does mainstream Nu Disco music, and there are actually a lot of indie artists who helped develop and pioneer the style.Oliver Nelson, Satin Jackets, Great Good Fine Ok, Funk LeBlanc, La Felix, Lenno… here’s a few of their songs, and some songs by other artists that you will love, if you like The Weeknd!EDIT: I’d also suggest checking out this channel on youtube! — Funky Panda™ They post all sorts of music in the same genre as The Weeknd.(some of these videos have anime girls as the background— don’t let this scare you, as they have nothing to do with the music, they are just something random and cute to look at)I’m honestly out of touch with most mainstream music BUT I do work in retail where they play the same 50 currently popular songs and so here’s two I’ve heard recently on the radio at work that I BELIEVE are more mainstream and actually, surprisingly really good Nu Disco.
What are some of the best novels everyone should read?
I'm tired of these sorts of reading questions on Quora, asking people to rate books that they “'Should read”; that will “Improve them”; that ‘'Help build their career” and so on.Let me just state to begin with I'm a retired teacher, I've taught all ages from age 4/5 yrs to 18, and young adults and one of my strengths has been teaching children HOW to read, especially when it doesn't come easily and there are delays in acquiring literacy skills and I am an avid and wide reader of both fiction and non-fiction.But Reading is a deeply personal skill, pursuit and pleasure . Once you have acquired the ability to read , and completed your formal education where reading is part of the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the rest is up to you. Life is too short and there are too many other joys to experience for anyone to work their way through lists of books suggested by someone else. Read what you ENJOY and FEEDS YOU. Don't read as a duty, to impress your peers or your employer. Don't read lists of books that you think will make you a better person. Any listing of books is completely subjective, and few people will agree on the listing or reading of books..Go out into the world of books as if it was a buffet. Nibble at as many books as you can. See what YOU like, what lifts YOU , challenges YOU or brings YOU interest or joy , Regardless of the opinions of others. Some books you nibble at will just leave you flat and deflated…. And it's okay to walk away and leave them no matter how highly they may be rated by others. ‘War and Peace” maybe a novel one should read in ones lifetime, but I've never got beyond the first chapter I would much rather read Harry Potter or Agatha Christie or Jo Nesbo.There is far too much snobbery and elitism attached to reading ….so throw caution to the wind go to your nearest library or bookshop and enjoy the buffet. And don't forget there are millions of free books available digitally on Project Gutenberg and many many other websites… make the most of the wonderful technology we have as well as physical books. And above all read what you want to read, develop your own tastes, build up your own ability to critique what you read and if you're not enjoying reading something don't be afraid to put it down without finishing it and move on to something you do enjoy.
What do you plan on naming your child? If you already have or don’t want children, what would you name a book character if you were writing a book?
Ooh, this is gonna be fun.Male:JoshuaDakotaGraysonMichael (yeah, I get it, so common—still one of my favorites)ClaudeOlivier (one of my favorites—so exquisite and classy)HunterBernardCraigGarrettBraxtonChristopher (of course, almost everybody with this name prefers to go by ‘Chris’ instead of ‘Christopher’)MadisonMeredith (alright, technically, more unisex)Female (I have a lot more female names in mind than male):PrimroseAnnabelleBrooklynMelissaSamanthaCatherine/Kate (the way Princess Kate spells her name—not a fan of Katherine with a K, or Cate with a C)Caroline/Carly (I despise the name Carly on its own, it sounds more like a nickname to me)EmersonPearl (before when I thought of this name, I would think of the whale from Spongebob)FrancesOliviaVictoriaStephanieCorinne (and this spelling only)AllisonRosalineChristie (not Christine—there was a lovely girl in one of my old classes with this name, and this name is beginning to remind me of her and not that NJ governor)Madeleine (one of my all time favorites)Arianna (and this spelling only)Emily/EmmaAnnelieseClaire (stand alone, or as a shortened form of ‘Clarisse,’ I don’t really mind)AbigailMary Elizabeth (not Mary or Elizabeth by itself, although I would love the nickname ‘Bella’ for Mary Elizabeth)BridgetMargaret (and all the nicknames that go along with it—Daisy, Meg, Peggy…)CelesteClémentine (the French pronunciation, not the English)CoralieLaurence (the French pronunciation, she’s the name of my French professor and I basically see her as my mother)FelicityHannahRachel, or even its more sophisticated counterpart, RochelleThere are a few rules for me that I prefer to use:Hopefully, no double-barrelled names. Either the child uses my last name or my wife’s.Hopefully, no alliterative names. First and last names must begin with different sounds (and letters, for that matter).
Who are the top 10 Hollywood actors of all time?
There are too many better actors in Hollywood who are great in acting, but here’s my list:1. Jack Nicholson - (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest(1975), The Shining (1980), Batman (1989), About Schmidt(2002), The Departed(2006))2. Tom Hardy - (Black Hawk Down(2001), Inception(2010), The Revenant(2015), Legend(2015), Mad Max: Fury Road(2015))3. Morgan Freeman - (The Shawshank Redemption(1994), Se7en(1995), Bruce Almighty(2003), Million Dollar Baby(2004), Invictus(2009))4. Jackie Chan - (Rush Hour(1998), Around The World in 80 Days(2004), The Forbidden Kingdom(2008), The Spy Next Door(2010), The Karate Kid(2010))5. Johnny Depp - (The Pirates of Caribbean, Secret Window(2004) Public Enemies(2009), The Tourist(2010), Transcendence(2014))6. Leonardo DiCaprio - (Titanic(1997), Inception(2010), Shutter Island(2010), The Wolf of Wall Street(2013), The Great Gatsby(2013), The Revenant(2015))7. Mark Wahlberg - (Transformers, Ted(2012), Lone Survivor(2013), The Gambler(2014), Deepwater Horizon(2016))8. Al Pacino - (The Godfather, Scarface(1983), Heat(1995), Insomnia(2002), Ocean's Thirteen(2007))9. Denzel Washington - (Training Day(2001), Deja Vu(2006), The Equalizer(2014), Fences(2016), The Magnificent Seven(2016))10. Dwayne Johnson - (The Mummy Returns(2001), The Scorpion King(2002), Fast Five, Snitch(2013), San Andreas(2015))Here are some more I think are worth listing in Top 10Honor Mentions:Keanu ReevesHugh JackmanRobert De NiroWill SmithBenedict CumberbatchMatt DamonLiam NeesonTom CruiseBradley CooperBen Affleck:Christian BaleAndrew GarfieldThank You! :DImage Source: Pinterest
What celebs you think are gay in Hollywood and hiding it?
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What are the best novels to read?
*sigh* boy..To Kill A MockingbirdWritten in 1960 and has been fancied by millions of people who have read it and caused them to shed tears. This is considered as a true masterpiece by many readers, which can be deduced by considering the fact that it has been sold over 30 million copies and had been translated into more than 40 languages.P.S ; I have been a huge reader my whole life and I never saw a person that actually didn’t like the book itself.Stephen King booksI will gather multiple Stephen King’s books here because I don’t want this answer to be mostly about his books.The Shining - A bestseller horror fiction book that has been famous for many decades. ( It even has a sequel book named “Doctor Sleep”, even though it’s not that popular.)IT - Another horror fiction book that I doubt you never heard of. The book itself covers a quite enormous plot, and that is not a complain. All those pages attaching you to the characters will be worth your time.Carrie - A story about a telekinetic girl who is constantly abused by her religious mother, who has been left by his husband. The book has sold millions of copies and I enjoyed reading it.Misery - Another psychological horror-thriller by King, which also had a quite successful movie. Sold over million copies in it’s first year.The Perks of Being a WallflowerThis is one of my favorite books. A young adult fiction about troubles a 16 year old boy having, after a traumatising event happened in his childhood that even a well-grown man couldn’t deal with. It’s also a beautiful book about friendship that’s probably too perfect to be true.P.S. ; This book also has very good music and book suggestions that take place in the story.Paulo Coelho booksThere are people who don’t like this book, but his books are really well- appreciated by the world. I, as an atheist, enjoyed his books even if it’s covered of religions. But for me, his stories are more about spirituality.The Alchemist - This book changed the big chunk of my perspective towards life. The book is written in the best shape an adventure-fiction book could ever be written. It has sold more than 65 million copies till this day.Brida - About a girl who chose to spend her life discovering the mysteries of the world by learning magic and love.By The River Piedra I sat Down And Wept - Now this is personally my favorite Paulo Coelho book. A love story decorated with religion, faith, and a drop of reality.