I would actually list this among my favorite John Saul books. It's just so interesting to me.
Making up his mind, Ryan sucked his lungs full of air, t...moreI would actually list this among my favorite John Saul books. It's just so interesting to me.
Making up his mind, Ryan sucked his lungs full of air, then began running toward the precipice. One step. Two steps. Three steps. His right leg stretched forward, raised high, and his foot found the top of the rampart. He swung his arms back, heaved himself forward, and led off into the air with his left foot. His right foot left the rampart, and he was suspended in mid-air. And time seemed to stop, stretching into eternity...... -Chapter 36
"You can't run away from memories, no matter how hard you try." -Epilogue (less)
I bought this dinky little book of comfort for 36 cents when my Big Box Boulder Borders Bookstore bit the dust. This is a gift book which has a nice l...moreI bought this dinky little book of comfort for 36 cents when my Big Box Boulder Borders Bookstore bit the dust. This is a gift book which has a nice little key tied onto the bookmark ribbon. I was able to read the entire book in one sitting which makes me feel very accomplished - Yippee!! This teeny tiny book is a collection of quotes accompanied by some colored drawings. Overall, I enjoyed the book and it was worth every penny I paid.
Some of my favorite quotes:
"My house is a metaphor for my life: the better it looks on the surface, the more chaos I'm hiding in the drawers and closets." -Linda Henley (b. 1951) American writer
"People create their habitation in their own image." -Pearl S. Buck (1892-1963) American writer
"It is very difficult to understand anybody without visiting his home. Houses reveal character." -Gilbert Highet (1906-1978) American writer
"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." -George Moore (1852-1933) English writer
"Home is the place where life makes up its mind." -Anonymous
"To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition." -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer
"A good laugh is sunshine in a house." -William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) English writer
"Home is not just a place to sleep, home is where we house our souls." -Alexandra Stoddard (b.1941) American interior designer
I read this entire book in one day!!!! In the beginning was the words and then followed the pictures. 1000 Tattoos tells you the history of tattooing...moreI read this entire book in one day!!!! In the beginning was the words and then followed the pictures. 1000 Tattoos tells you the history of tattooing and then offers lots of photographs. I didn't realize how many tattooed circus ladies there were in the early 1900's. I was amazed at all the tattoos and then I was shocked!!!
READER BEWARE! This book is rated R for explicit nudity. VIEWER DIGRESSION IS ADVISED:before you open this book (or even look at the back cover), be aware that you will see naked tattooed people. You will see tattoos on every part of the body imaginable - this includes, but is not limited to: breasts, penises, vaginas, buttocks and butt holes. One man tattooed his penis to look like the devil - red with a black tip. My library copy had several pages torn out so I don't know what else I missed.
So, I was reading this tonight on my lunch break and my manager came in and we were discussing the subject matter of my book. He told me he knew someone who got their penis tattooed on a dare and then he said: "They ended up taking the whole thing" I said "They took his penis?" Well it turned out he got gangrene and had to have his penis cut off - all because of a dare. How stupid!!!!
well, since I'm telling you stories here is one more which happened back when George H. W. Bush (that is George Bush Sr.) was the president. Barbara Bush (that is George's wife) decided to get a little tattoo. She just got her initials tattooed on her butt cheeks B.B. - One B on each cheek. Well, soon there after, George and Barbara are taking a shower together and Barbara drops the soap, she bends down to pick it up. George sees the tattoo and asks "Who's Bob?"(less)
Misconceptions are addressed and resolved in this little book of 104 pages. Readers are able to see how disability is viewed from a variety of people...moreMisconceptions are addressed and resolved in this little book of 104 pages. Readers are able to see how disability is viewed from a variety of people including: parents of a child with a disability, fellow classmates & their parents, a teacher, and the person with a disability. The parents say, `Harry's got to learn to get along with non-disabled cubs too'. One classmate seeing Harry for the first time says, `he's going to need a lot of help from the rest of us - a lot of help'.
The term `cripple' or "the C-word" is talked about is this book and its' use is discouraged by the school teacher. Although `the H-word' is used several times within a few pages near the end of the book, it is only used as a noun not referring to a person such as: `everybody's got a handicap'.
The Wheelchair Commando is also a good introduction to wheelchair sports! I would say the Berenstain's have done a very good job with this story, especially considering that this book is now over 15 years old! (less)
**spoiler alert** Award winning author AVI lives in Denver (a fact I didn't realize until reading this little book). In Prairie School, AVI tells a st...more**spoiler alert** Award winning author AVI lives in Denver (a fact I didn't realize until reading this little book). In Prairie School, AVI tells a story that takes place as the Colorado Prairie is being settled around 1880. Noah Bidson, a 9 year old, enjoys helping his parents with daily chores around their new home. One day, Noah's mother announces that her sister, Aunt Dora, will be coming to school Noah.
Mother and son are both surprised to discover Aunt Dora uses a wheelchair. "Soon after you went West, a buggy I was driving turned over. I lost the use of my legs."
Over the course of several months, Aunt Dora shows Noah not only what she is still able to do, but also the many things they both can learn about the prairie through books.
"All day Noah wheeled her around. All day Aunt Dora asked questions about what she saw. Noah told her what he knew. Each time, Dora looked into her book and told him more."
As nighttime came they would learn about stars. Toward the end of Aunt Dora's stay, Noah said,
"I found a new constellation." "What is it?" "It's called The Wheelchair. And you're sitting in it. See, it's those stars there."
The illustrations are beautifully simple and realistic - a perfect match to the story of Prairie School.(less)
This set has only 8 reading books and 2 activity books. I decided not to use the activity books because I would have to copy and enlarge each page, bu...moreThis set has only 8 reading books and 2 activity books. I decided not to use the activity books because I would have to copy and enlarge each page, but I can see where they might be a good learning tool. The activity instructions could be read by the child and an adult could help explain if necessary.(less)
Hideaway has been chosen as a September 2012 Group Read in the Koontzland - Dean Koontz Group. I am also reading this title as part of the Autumn 2012...moreHideaway has been chosen as a September 2012 Group Read in the Koontzland - Dean Koontz Group. I am also reading this title as part of the Autumn 2012 Reading Challenge for the Dare to Dream Group.
Hideaway will meet the following task: fall= colorful leaves- so this fall read a book with a YELLOW or ORANGE book cover (or combo of these colors)(less)
This isn't one of my favorite tattoo books, but if you like seeing musical artists and actors posing and showing their skin you might enjoy this. It w...moreThis isn't one of my favorite tattoo books, but if you like seeing musical artists and actors posing and showing their skin you might enjoy this. It wasn't that interesting to me because I'm not a big fan of many of the people featured in this book and the ones I am a fan of didn't have very exciting tattoos: Dixie Chicks, Drew Barrymore, Steven Tyler, and Mark Wahlberg.(less)