"This was a great read to get a laugh or two in right before bed. Having been a classroom teacher it was easy to laugh at the observation by Mr. Done. Classroom dynamics at the elementary level are everything he describes and more. He finds the humor in the child who is hard to love and in the teacher lounge antics before the school year starts-hoping to trade students who come with a reputation. These same students are the ones you know you will miss at the end of the year. Mr. Done manages to share the fun often found in the classroom just when you think you found the end of the rope. Fun, light-hearted, and heart felt."
"This book has many nice ideas if you have a full weekend to get away. I was hoping for more afternoon get aways. There are many beautiful places to see in California and this book has a nice selection."
These quilts are not traditional and are all brightly colored and different from regular expectations. The instructions for each quilt are clear and doable for anyone who has sewn a quilt once or twice.
The book left me ready to check out a couple blogs and to think about this style of Block Party as a way to connect with other quilters."
"The book Born On A Blue Day: Inside the extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant: A Memoir is a facinating look into the thought processes used by someone who doesn't think like the average bear. I am one of those who holds the belief that "average" in an overused term and most of us think a bit differently from one another. This book walks us into the life, from childhood, in the thinking of someone who accomplishes wonders. Mr. Tammet reviews excursions he took to learn and practice different languages and how doing so made it easier for him to function in society. Like many people with "differences", social graces don't come naturally, but Mr.Temmet finds ways to cope with societies gregarious expectations.
An enjoyable, light harded look on a journey into life."
"I'm a quilter who just LOVES to look through books and magazines. It is seldom a book catches my attention with each and every project.
Immediately, from the ease of the projects, good graphics and the easy to follow directions. I wanted to start with the first quilt "Twelve Easy Pieces" and work my way through the book and make each quilt in order.
This is a book I'd recommend to anyone wanted a jump point with easy quilts and lovely results."
"Bobbie, Cincy, and Lenora make up their own, disfunctional but loving family. Lenora is a scientist who is thrilled to share her love of butterflies with Bobbie, her daughters best friend. However, this attention causes a rift between the friends, leaving one of the group in prison.
This story is a well written journey of healing done with past/present reflection that finally leads to a surprising end. I read it straight through, just couldn't quite put it down."
"If you like watching the television series Bones, this book is a WOW. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs is watching Bones (because the series was based on Reichs books) only you can tell what the characters are thinking and work on the puzzle yourself as the clues become known.
Temperance Brennan, working in Montreal, Quebec, brings you into an exciting chase. There is a serial killer out there and she is the only one who has put together the clues in regard to there only being one killer, not several. Follow along as she slowly convinces the police force to acknowledge the patterns she sees in the murders. In the process the killer discovers Tempe is the one making the police take notice, and turns her into the next victim on his list."
"This book was full of surprises. It had me guessing from the beginning and the tension from different male attentions kept the book on edge for the entire story. The ending was a complete surprise-one of Kathy Reichs best yet."
"I've read many books by Ann Rule and usually can't put them down.
Somehow, for me, this book lacked the great descriptions and the fast paced movement that her other books have had. The treehouse sounds fabulous and yet it lacked a dimensional quality normally in Rules' writing.
By the time they finally caught Scott Scurlock I was ready to put the book in the trash."
"We ordered this book in preparation for a Girl Scout Trip to the Grand Canyon area. I am thrilled with the simple text and great illustrations. It will be popular in the car for identifing many of the plants and animals we see.
In love with this book! We can now identify so much of what we saw on our trip. A book we don't want to let go of. A huge winner. Easy to use"
"This book was every bit the Love Story it promises to be. We are treated to a tale about a beautiful, graceful, women with a lively career in Hollywood.
It gives a wonderful view of the changes actors made from vaudeville, to radio, to television, to the stage."
"We have been using the boxed set of cards as a dinner table conversation piece for several months. It is interested for all four of the children to add what they think the answer is and why. These cards have led to some great vocabulary conversations and the kids love to sit down and pick out the card for the evening. Typically, they want to use more then one card! A great way to learn without overwhelming students."
"This book has some good information hidden in a pluthera of offensive and unneeded foul language. The author constantly brings up her celebrity status while offering therapies the general public cannot afford. Having never heard of Jenny McCarthy before, the combination of language and self importance almost completely ruined any good information the book offers.
This book does however have some good information that can lead to better understanding if you are searching for resources. A fast read with a lot of fluff but some good suggestions that can be followed on the internet or at elsewhere."
"This book is phenominal. Reading along you fall into the life of Betty Mahmoody, a happily married American woman. The big difference from many others is Betty is married to an Iranian man. She thinks he is totally Americanized.
On a "vacation" to Tehran Betty finds herself hostage to a husband she suddenly doesn't really know and a country whos beliefs are very different. Marriage to an Iranian makes you in Iranian by the laws in Iran.
The story tells of the risks and courage Betty showed to escape her husband and Iran with her daughter.
It was quite an eye opener. We not only learn about Betty and her daughter Mahtob, but we realize how fragile our rights as Americans can be."