Adrian starts this story out as a somewhat immature young adult. He has just finished his Master's degree and manages to land a teaching job at a presAdrian starts this story out as a somewhat immature young adult. He has just finished his Master's degree and manages to land a teaching job at a prestigious school in his hometown. He and girlfriend Lea move into the house that was left to him by his late grandmother.
I almost ditched this book because I could see some glaring issues with dialog; I'm glad I continued reading. Once I hit my stride, I could see an improvement in the writing, and a sneaking suspense crept its way into the story; I couldn't stop reading with the mayhem that ensued. Ghosts, good versus evil, and watching the main character grow, made this book well worth reading.
I don't want to say more because it could ruin the story for you. Make it through the first 20-30 pages and you'll be hooked. This ended up being a good read....more
To say this book was life-changing for me would be an understatement. I was mired in to-do lists and abandoned planners until I found this book. To say this book was life-changing for me would be an understatement. I was mired in to-do lists and abandoned planners until I found this book.
I checked this book out of my library thinking, okay here we go, another method that I'll fail. Planning is not my strong-suit, but I can see I need it desperately. Ryder Carroll shared his own story, and how he couldn't get anything done until his boss shared a new idea for a to-do list, and Ryder Carroll tailored it to his needs and created his own system in this book.
Before reading this book, I had watched quite a few videos on bullet journals and was a little turned off by the creativity and fancy lettering that some people put in their bullet journal. I knew that just wouldn't work for me because I would be more focused on being creative than actually planning out my life and accomplishing things. This book taught me that, using Ryder Carroll's message freed me, and I started getting lot more done. Now I have a B6 Stalogy notebook (which I love) in a cover that was my Dad's, and I'm getting more done every day, and planning the future well too.
This book is good enough to own, so I may buy my own copy soon. I love this method and I love Ryder Carroll for sharing it with everyone. Total awesome book!...more
I sat down with this book and read it, cover-to-cover in one day. Then I had to put it aside to wait a few days before I could write this review. TheI sat down with this book and read it, cover-to-cover in one day. Then I had to put it aside to wait a few days before I could write this review. The book was just that stunning.
I'm not new to the works of Laurie Halse Anderson. I have read and enjoyed two other stunning titles from her, including Catalyst and Speak. Yes, this is young adult work, but it is appealing to all ages. So, I am already a fan of her writing style.
This is the story of a girl's decent into the horrors of anorexia, along with what it does to that girl's family. But before you write it off as not subject matter that would interest you, give it a try. Laurie Halse Anderson joins the ranks of Alice Hoffman and other's who write in a nearly poetic way. She builds in just enough suspense to keep you reading.
This book is a beautifully written story about a harsh, heart-breaking subject matter that will leave you thinking for days....more
This was a very good audio-book, but I did feel like having a regular book in hand might have been a better experience. Still, Marla Dee didn't just tThis was a very good audio-book, but I did feel like having a regular book in hand might have been a better experience. Still, Marla Dee didn't just talk your ear off about organizing your stuff, but also threw in some more personalized stories about why people hold onto all the stuff they do.
Most useful was her discussion of the STACKS method (sort, toss, assign a home to things you love, containers with labels, keep it up, and simplify). She delves into each of these topics above and explains it all very well. She goes further into the toss step with the art of letting go, which delves even more deeply into why we are reluctant to let things go and how let go.
This is a very good organizational book, good enough that I was taking notes and am putting some of the lessons she gave into action. I definitely recommend this book if you need to organize your life....more
This was an excellent book for the beginning journal planning person. I got this nice clean, empty composition book that I covered with decorative papThis was an excellent book for the beginning journal planning person. I got this nice clean, empty composition book that I covered with decorative paper. I started planning and journaling by the seat of my pants. Not quite as pretty as I imagined it would be. That's where this book was such a great help and inspiration.
Rebecca Spooner starts by saying that she has never been artistic, but over time she developed the skills to create pages she enjoyed looking at and planning with. She has interesting pages covering: color, lettering, dividers, and most fun of all, planner doodles. I still use a main planner to keep my schedule in, but now have created a journal-planner hybrid for goals, months in review, and general notes. Now nicely set up after reading this planner guide. ...more