Anthony J Fox@ The Bookshop Guru 13 July 2011~ Guest Post
The Bookshop Guru
There was a time and place when I was a dreamer. Today, when I look down and stare at my shoes, not much has changed. The shoes are similar to what I was wearing as a teenager, in fact, inside I feel the same, but it’s only the mirror that destroys my illusion. What happened to the dreamer who would sit and wonder about life and tried to write some words that mattered? Well, now and then I find myself surrounded by a plethora of books, for I have become a bookshop guru. Willing to experience what comes by chance and synchronicity, the randomness has become a new world. A world outside the box, I can pick and choose without knowing why. Is this good or bad, I ask? Years ago I read Winston Churchill’s autobiography and he said there was so little time but so much to see of the beauty of this world. And this saddened me, but it’s the same for books, I will keep turning the pages in the knowledge that time is ticking.
Today, I spend my days reading a chapter here and there in the comfort of the bookshop, never sure about my actions. It’s almost if the sword of time daggles above my head. I have thrown a curve ball at time, waiting to see its response.
I have to say that I have a disability which has been a roadblock, and every day I face it. Even at university I had to face the roadblock that is my constant shadow. So I decided to write about my experience at university while studying for a master’s degree in artificial intelligence. I wrote this book as a study guide because I feel that anyone attempting a degree will find it a useful tool towards passing. I felt my experience would help many students achieve what they wanted. In every chapter I have used personal experiences that I think will help reinforce the main points of each topic. If I can do it, so can you!
It’s due to be published in the next 2-3 months and will be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and on Kindle etc.
My first book to be published is called: How to Pass a Degree with Confidence
I would like to sell the film rights, so if any film mogul is reading this get in contact. I have recently created a blog where you can read excerpts from the book and other blog posts that relate to the book, and also where you can read more about me. I am currently working on another book which is about the senses.
A selection of book reviews
Book Blogs: http://bookblogs.ning.com/profile/AnthonyFox