Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about James.

Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books

James's Recent Updates

James has read
AQUA by Kathy Armstrong Walters
Rate this book
Clear rating
James liked a quote
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
“If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.”
Terry Pratchett
James voted on a poll
EReader users: do you highlight?

He voted for: I don't have an ereader
James wants to read
Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull
Rate this book
Clear rating
James wants to read
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
Rate this book
Clear rating
James liked a quote
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.”
Erma Bombeck
James wants to read 100 books in the 2012 Reading Challenge
He has read 17 books toward his goal of 100 books.
Create your own 2012 Reading Challenge »
James rated a book it was ok
The Journal Of Otto Peltonen, A Finnish Immigrant by William Durbin
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Journal of Otto Peltonen, by William Durbin, is a compilation of journal entries from a young teenager's journal during his early years in America. Otto's father immigrated to Minnesota two years before the rest of Otto's fmaily could come and jo

More of James's books…
Mark Twain
“A person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was gitting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful.”
Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad

Alexandre Dumas-fils
“The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
Anthony G. Oettinger

Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

Mark Twain
“Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal... In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.

Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh--not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.”
Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

61302 Ms. Ozburn's Classroom — 114 members — last activity Feb 25, 2015 08:59AM
We books at Swan Valley Elementary! ...more
Sam Coc...
179 books | 85 friends

163 books | 89 friends

276 books | 112 friends

76 books | 43 friends

659 books | 33 friends

Sam Ric...
123 books | 95 friends

62 books | 105 friends

Jen Ozburn
164 books | 178 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
4 (0.0%)

4 (100.0%)

5 (55.6%)

1103585 out of 4077800


best streak:

questions added:

Polls voted on by James

Lists liked by James