Even if only the eleventh chapter of Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal was the entirety of the book, it would still be well worth the cover price...Keira presents Review: SEALed with a Promise by Mary Margret Daughtridge posted at Love Romance Passion:
J.C Roat and Rick Bremseth, both former SEALs who helped with the research for SEALed with a Promise, might tease Daughtridge about writing mush, but it is mush I definitely like...Diana Hall presents Manga Messiah posted at damascusmoments:
The gospel was never intended to be dry words on a page. The whole point of the message is to engage, captivate and communicate with us...Brad presents Meet Ken Wilber: A Brief History of Everything posted at Tri-Freedom:
If anything can be said about Ken Wilber, it’s that he has the capacity to integrate an overwhelming amount of information into a grand thesis...Nate Desmond presents Book Review: The New SAT posted at Debt-free Scholar:
A few years ago, the SAT test was updated. College Board, the test’s creator, made many changes. Among other things, they changed the “Verbal Reasoning” section to the “Critical Reading” section and added the essay and the writing categories...
Carrie Kitzmiller presents Book review: Sea Changes by Gail Graham - Books and Movies posted at Books and Movies:
Sea Changes by Gail Graham is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. It’s not straight modern lit, nor is it completely fantasy. I suppose it falls into the genre of “magical realism” ...
For many of the people of my generation who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, Michael J. Fox has been something of a patron saint...Kristen presents Review - The Newford Stories posted at The Cackling Crow:
The Newford Stories by Charles DeLint is actually a collection of 3 other books called Dreams Underfoot, The Ivory and The Horn, and Moonlight and Vines. As a whole it is a wonderful collection of short stories about the different characters and their lives in the town of Newford...Shiv Dravid presents We The Living By Ayn Rand posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper:
This is as close as I will get to writing an autobiography”.jim presents The Complete Idiot's Guide to Value Investing posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.
This is what critically acclaimed author Ayn Rand has to say about her first book We The Living. Ayn Rand was born in Russia and was a witness to the Bolshevik Revolution...
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Value Investing is exactly what it sounds like, a book that will teach you how to be a value investor, how to analyze industries and companies, how to dig deep into financial statements, and how to filter analysts (among other things)...Perpetual Prose presents Book Review - And This Was My Happy Ending by Kevin Staniec posted at Perpetual Prose:
The first time I read Kevin Staniec’s And This Was My Happy Ending, I didn’t think too much about mechanics and style. I just let myself get drawn into the story...
Grandfather Mountain takes ancient stories and brings them to life in a style that is both accessible to modern readers and respectful of their origins...
Jim Murdoch presents Stick Out Your Tongue: the review (Literature World Tour) posted at Meet at the Gate:
When Canongate made China the next destination in their literary world tour I went to my bookcases to see what I could talk about. And do you know what? I couldn’t find a single book by a Chinese national nor could I find a book about China...Ray presents Best Books About Making Money posted at Money Blue Book.
Burn those get rich quick books and ditch the late night infomercial gimmicks. Whatever you do - don’t waste your money on useless junk. True personal finance knowledge is not something that can be acquired overnight...KerrieS presents ECHOES FROM THE DEAD, Johan Theorin posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE:
Julia Davidsson's life fell apart when her beautiful son Jens disappeared one foggy afternoon on the remote island of Oland in Sweden...Yonit Gruber-hazani presents 13 books and magazines for linux sysadmins posted at yonitg.com:
This is a list of books and magazines i read through the years to learn my job,NathanKP presents “Snow Falling in Spring,” Moying Li posted at Inkweaver Review - Book Reviews & Cover Art:
there are many other good books as well, but these are my must haves...
“Snow Falling in Spring,” is a historical biography by Moying Li, about her life growing up during the tumultuous Chinese Cultural Revolution...
I didn’t enjoy reading The Trial as such but then that is Kafka’s great accomplishment with this book in that he leads his reader to feel as helpless as his protagonist...Jeanne presents City of Glass posted at Necromancy Never Pays, saying, "This is a new YA novel"
I can’t start my day without a newspaper to scan at the breakfast table. I’ve been this way forever...
Mouse presents A Review of Ben Morgan’s Stargazer | The Science Mouse posted at The Science Mouse.
DK Smithsonian’s Stargazer by Ben Morgan is part field guide and part experiment book. At 8 x 6 inches and 72 pages it is the perfect size for little hands...DNLee presents Book Review: Environmental Education Books posted at Urban Science Adventures! ©, saying, "three great children's science books that celebrates Environmental Education Week, National Library Week and National Poetry Month all in one post."
Knowing how much I love to piggy-back on themes I’ll be recommending some great environmental titles and poetry books that you can check out at your local library...Ruth presents Book Review: Fearless by Elvira Woodruff posted at Bookish Ruth, saying, "Middle grade historical fiction":
Left in the care of his aunt while his father is at sea, 11-year-old Digory Beale is plagued by nightmares of his father dying in a terrible storm...historyiselementary presents The Gift posted at History Is Elementary, saying, "A great children's book to explore!"
Back during another lifetime in the 1970s you would have found me on Friday night sitting in front of our family television….the one where the knob had fallen off and we had to resort to using needle-nosed pliers to change it…patiently waiting for my favorite television show to air...
non fictionGrrlScientist presents Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "The homeless are everywhere in New York City. I run across them every day while riding public transit, while walking around the city and while using wireless in the public libraries. After a few conversations with homeless people, I've learned that most of them avoid shelters because of the risk of violent crime there. So where do they sleep? Where do they go to get a shower and clean clothes? Are all homeless people either crazy or crackheads? How did these people end up living on the streets in the first place? Don't they have families and friends? This is my review of a new book by Cadillac Man, who lived on the streets of NYC for 16 years."
Jade Meng presents The Angel Inside posted at Dream of Jade, saying, ""There is a masterpiece within each of us, waiting to emerge. " Let's follow Michelangelo, to find the beauty and power inside us, and to live a life we want from our heart."
Jim Murdoch presents The Optimist posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "So you decide one day you want to see if optimism still works in the 21st century. That's what the author of The Optimist does. He sets off on a quest to interview the world's top optimists from Richard Branson via the Surfing Guru to Bill Clinton. Boy is he in for a shock. Available as a free e-book for a limited time."
Walking Meditation: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, "Walking meditation is the perfect alternate if your body and mind are too restless to sit. Its also a lovely change from the usual meditation practices. No great skill or understanding is required simply the attention of your mind - on your breath, foot steps and the ground."
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