This sweet story with great illustrations will be a bedtime hit with the little ones. Watch and listen as snake meets with God tHurry up! Shake a leg!
This sweet story with great illustrations will be a bedtime hit with the little ones. Watch and listen as snake meets with God to learn all about what kind of animal he’ll be and the wonderful things he can do.
Not only is the story just enough to fill a little one’s head, the large illustrations on every page are graceful and the color palette is just right for bedtime.
The kiddos will ask for this one again and again, and the big people will be delighted to read it to them. If you want, you could even use this book as a springboard to conversations in a few different directions.
So shake a leg and buy it now before they’re all gone!
(Note: I downloaded the Kindle edition for free during a weekend special offer. I also follow Charles Peterson on Twitter. I would have written this review even without that.)...more
Dr. Barbara K. Lipska, Director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the (United States) National Institute of Mental Health, describes her experience of becoming ill with a melanoma of the brain. A neuroscientist-patient, a patient-neuroscientist, she recounts her experience with the disease and her struggle to find definitive treatment with rare transparency and understanding, as well as a gift for communicating her feelings at a time when she did not really understand them herself.
Lipska shows us the extreme vulnerablilty of gradually increasing mental confusion, but without pathos. She explains everything in ways that are accessible to the educated lay reader, but without patronizing us in the least.
An excellent, excellent book. Perhaps the best cancer memoir I've ever read.
How is it possible that two Pulitzer winning Washington Post journalists working closely with the victims manage to write such a boring account of a heinous crime?
School bus driver Ariel Castro kidnapped three young women during a two year period, held them prisoner for ten years, chaining them each alone in a room and tormented them with beatings, rape, starvation and more. Impregnates one of them. The stuff of horror and trauma.
This book is so non-engaging that I didn't bother to finish it.
Needless to stay, I don't recommend this book and didn't give a star rating because... for what?...more
Although I found the beginning of Cold Days slow, I did begin to see pieces of the story coming into place-—one story elementGoosebumps and shivers!
Although I found the beginning of Cold Days slow, I did begin to see pieces of the story coming into place-—one story element jiggled impatiently over here while another almost passive aggressively refused to acknowledge what was going on, and what on earth was he doing way over there? But what was the story? I could not figure out where it was going until the moment it got there. I became more and more engaged as I “read” on, until finally I was binge listening (reading) the last third of the book.
The ending smacked me between the eyes and gave my heart a squeeze. Jim Butcher’s characters have depth. They feel like real people. He brings back story in so skillfully and delicately that I even find myself thinking about how characters who don’t even appear in this book contributed to the growth... and other changes... undergone by the characters featured here and now.
Even minor characters are very fully drawn. Major General Toot-Toot seems like a good guy to have around for a rumble. Or a party. The Za Guard are up for it all, with commitment, courage, and hilarity they don’t understand.
Oh, and although she is decades younger than me and a couple of inches taller, I still want to be Karen Murphy if I ever grow up....more