Horrible. After reading this I wanted to just throw the book across the room. I picked this book up because I thought the idea of writing a book entirHorrible. After reading this I wanted to just throw the book across the room. I picked this book up because I thought the idea of writing a book entirely in im was interesting. I read this when I was 15. I could not find a plot then and I cannot find a plot now. A few events happen that are discussed over im (the creepy teacher, and their friend not talking to them for example) but there was no real plot and these little events did not add anything to the story.
I guess the climax of the book would be when the girls are talking about what happened to their friend and the creepy teacher. They all got together to help their friend and then laughed about it on im. The incident with the teacher was what bothered me the most. All the reader got to see was the three girls talking about the event in past tense and then laughing about it. I had no sympathy for the girl. I feel that this kind of a scene could have been done well in im but this book is not an example of it.
The character development was poor and I was unable to connect with any of the characters. I was a 15 year old girl at the time who liked to im and I still did not care about the characters. The book was supposed to be about friendship but I found it pointless and a waste of time.
The book was also very quick to read. Save your money....more
What an adorable idea for a book! This book is to teach children how to tie a tie and uses a story of a rabbit and a fox to teach that. The story makeWhat an adorable idea for a book! This book is to teach children how to tie a tie and uses a story of a rabbit and a fox to teach that. The story makes learning and remember how to tie a tie easy for a child. It is also a very cute and fun story.
Lucky, the Labrador dog, returns in The Lucky Little Labrador: Haunted Halloween! to save Halloween. Lucky is a dog that is always getting into troublLucky, the Labrador dog, returns in The Lucky Little Labrador: Haunted Halloween! to save Halloween. Lucky is a dog that is always getting into trouble somehow. In this “The Lucky Little Labrador” book, Lucky and Kevin go trick-or-treating but spooky things start happening around Kevin before and on Halloween. Kevin doesn’t have to worry though because Lucky is there to save him from all the scary things of Halloween.
This book is entertaining and funny. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself laughing at the part when Lucky runs off while trick-or-treating with Kevin. He got distracted by a squirrel and that is why he ran off. I could just picture that happening for real! The really scary part of the story is when Kevin has to go to Mr. Jenkins’ scary “haunted” house in order to find his dog. Kevin gets scared at Mr. Jenkins’ house so it is a good thing Lucky is there to protect him! The whole story is adorable though, and the ending was nice. The ending gives children a message about loyalty and family.
There are plenty of cute pictures in this book as well. The author uses real pictures of the Labrador and some other characters throughout the book. My favorite photo was of Lucky dressed in his dragon Halloween costume. He looked so funny and adorable!
I also like the short vocabulary list at the front of the book. It is a great way for children to learn some new words.
There were some great moments in this book that made me laugh for real. The story is very entertaining and makes for a perfect Halloween read.
This is a very good book for beginner herbalists or anyone who has an interest in herbalism and does not know how to get started. I'm already a bit ofThis is a very good book for beginner herbalists or anyone who has an interest in herbalism and does not know how to get started. I'm already a bit of a gardener but now my interest in this area has grown and I'm excited to keep reading more about herbalism.
This book was a great introduction. It provides an overview and tips on choosing herbs, how to store herbs, the different types of remedies used among herbalists, safety concerns and more. I'm especially happy that there were warnings and safety tips throughout the book.
I decided to get the paperback version of the book, and I was worried at first because it felt thin but there is a lot of useful information in the book. I'm a bit disappointed in B&N though because when I got the book, the cover was slightly bent.
This book won't tell you everything there is to know about herbalism but it can provide you with a starting point. There's also a helpful list in the back of books and website to check out for farther information.
It was cute but not absolutely necessary. I felt that some of the pictures were helpful and connected the Kana (Hiragana/Katakana) to the picture veryIt was cute but not absolutely necessary. I felt that some of the pictures were helpful and connected the Kana (Hiragana/Katakana) to the picture very well, but I also thought that some of the pictures and vocabulary words were a little random. I did not see the connection between picture and kana all the time.
The book also has a nice little introduction to the Japanese writing system in the beginning. Besides the introduction telling you about the Kana, how to pronounce them, etc. I also loved the reference sheets at the beginning and end of the book. The beginning has a table of all of the Hiragana and the back reference sheet has a table of all of the Katakana. This is great for when you need to quickly look up a Kana. Another beautiful thing is that it shows you the correct stroke order (how to correctly write the Kana) and gives you a little space underneath to practice.
And, although I never used it, the book does have some practice sheets in the back of the book were you can practice writing the Hiragana and Katakana....more
Lakota Woman is an honest memoir that has a lot to offer a reader.
I learned so much from this book. Not only did I learn about important historical moLakota Woman is an honest memoir that has a lot to offer a reader.
I learned so much from this book. Not only did I learn about important historical moments like the Wounded Knee incident in 1973 or the AIM (American Indian movement) but I also learned about Native American traditions and how important they were, and still are, to the native Americans. I did not learn any of this in public school, which is a little sad.
This book is the memoir of Mary Crow Dog (she also goes by Mary Brave Bird). In the book she talks about growing up and living on reservations, and the difficulties she faced as a Native American - the racism and unfairness that her and her people still deal with today, trying to keep native traditions alive despite crooked cops and laws against them, etc.
The only downside to this book is that the author doesn't write the story in a linear fashion. It can be a bit confusing trying to keep up with what is happening and when.
Still, Lakota Woman was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about the struggles modern Native Americans go through. The book is not really all that depressing by the way. Mary Crow Dog writes a lot about the many native Americans embracing past traditions and finding some peace and hope through that, for example....more
The book provides a look into Shanghai, China during the 90's with a young girl named Hong as the narrator. Hong is an inspiring writer who gets mixedThe book provides a look into Shanghai, China during the 90's with a young girl named Hong as the narrator. Hong is an inspiring writer who gets mixed up into the world of drugs and sex. It's sex, drugs, and rock and roll China style! I loved this book. It is one of my favorite books to read and reread. The beginning of the book is excellent and while the second half of the book gets a little repetitive, it was still enjoyable to read. I would love to get my hands on the original Chinese version to see the differences between the Chinese version and the English translation....more