Friday, May 19, 2017

Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate by Sue Scheff

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Author: Sue Scheff

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Drawing from real-life stories and research from top experts, Shame Nation gives an in-depth look at how the rise in online shaming is affecting our way of life, and stripping society of both compassion and privacy.

A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity down; and for many, harassment leads to isolation, depression, and even suicide. By peeling back the different forms and consequences of digital habits, this book offers real discussion on how to prevent and protect against our culture’s growing lack of empathy and common sense.

 

 

Shame Nation will be available for retail purchase October 1st, 2017

 

 

Shame Nations is one of those Non Fiction heed my warning reads about a topic that everyone already knows all about but refuses to admit or confess exists.

America has a serious issue with both denial and ignorance and blending in that problem when it comes to online/ cyber bullying is even worse.

Cyber Bullying is a taboo topic that hits many people where it hurts and does damage to more people than they would care to admit. People all day long post their most private intimate life details online trusting that they will get no less than the royal treatment about everything they say or part take in but that couldn't be further from the truth.

The internet can be harsh, it can be cruel and very emotionally devastating for some. Its a place where anyone can be who they aren't, lie about who they are, and treat anyone regardless of who it is like dirt under their shoe all because its an anonymous face that doesn't come with consequences when you decide to shred their soul in half. If you took those same people who love to decimate everyone else on the internet and placed them in the real world then told them to say the same thing to a complete stranger they'd balk at you because they're under the assumption that what they say online doesn't matter and what they do doesn't have true to life consequences.

Some that can cost another person their life.

A person can shrug off the responsibility of their words but the truth is words have power in this place people call the internet.

Its rather sad how this instrument that was meant to connect us all to eachother and the outside world, meant to bring us closer together as a race has done nothing but make us more separate and alone than ever and sadly less human than ever.

While parts of this book get rather long in detail its a good read that should be passed along to those who haven't yet experienced the dark side of the online social world as a warning to those who would take things much too far.

 

 

 

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much - Amanda Quick

 

 

 

Author: Amanda Quick

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When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool…

The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn’t resist—especially since she’s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene’s investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment.

Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago…

With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under…

 

 

 

I enjoyed The Girl Who Knew Too Much for its slow pace and light character building. Although I wish I'd gotten more out of our cast and the world itself which I had been hoping would have been more detailed and more explored was interesting, it just wasn't as exciting as I was anticipating.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much was still a decent story as one of those girlie type Dick Tracy kind of reads without the rhyme or reason his usually includes I would like more stories from this time period with more time and development.

 

 

 

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