wondering if I can help. And I never know what to write back. How can you answer a question like, "I want to write a sports column, tell me what to do?"
Last weekend, I thought of an answer.
Just a quick back story: I probably own 800-900 sports books that I've been reading and collecting ever since I...
youngest in my family out of five children, you would think that reading would be easy for me growing up. But learning how to read was a challenge. It was something that I never thought I would be able to do without a lot of help from my father.
Being brought up with my father, a single parent we had our...
academic journey, I came across this quote that best summarizes an overwhelming experience that I’ve just gone through. This annotation task, although strenous and time consuming, has become an opened door of opportunity for me to start my quest with the wonderful world of children’s literature. I am still astounded...
The joy of reading books can't be described in words. It's something that you can understand only by actual experience.
There is much more to life than your work and spending time aimlessly with latest technology products. Reading books gives you that much needed break from the chaos in your life...
Morrie by Mitch Albom is a must read. Every chapter must be read. It brought up many interesting feelings and new ideals in life. Tuesdays with Morrie is one of a kind book because of its content. There’s a saying, “Don’t judge the book by its cover”. The cover of the book is simple and not attractive but...
sometimes they do not have a happy ending. Despite the fact that The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank, does not have a happy ending, this memoir is astonishing. I usually enjoy happy endings, but this diary touched me more than any other story I have read. This memoir is truly one of the best novels by far...
alphabet grid and pointing to different letters, 13-year-old Naoki Higashida was able to communicate his thoughts, which were then put into a book in Japan in 2007. The book is arranged in short sections, with Naoki answering questions about what it’s like to live with autism and common actions of autistic people...
LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
PRAYER: THE TIMELESS SECRET OF HIGH-IMPACT LEADERS
A BOOK CRITIQUE
SUBMITTED TO DR. KENNEDY A. ADARKWA
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE
STRATEGIC PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE
While I Live Essay
“Conflict may be a way for the protagonist to gain a greater degree of self-knowledge.”
Conflict often helps the leading character to find out more about themselves. In the novel While I Live, by John Marsden, the main character, Ellie Linton has experienced a lot of conflict...
Character Book Review
“Do not be satisfied until you have put yourselves into that atmosphere where you can seize and hold onto the very highest and most beautiful things that can be got out of life.” It is surprising how much you can judge a book by its cover. Building Character would never be a book that...
What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then
What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then
The books Love and War by John and Stasi Eldridge and The Mystery of Marriage by Mike Mason were hard books to read, not because of the writing style itself (although...
My Best Job
Jobs may come and jobs may go, but I had one job that has impacted me for a lifetime. I have been working since I was fourteen. I have copied for a church, worked the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A, and was a cashier at Kroger. I have held several jobs since then; however, the best job I have...
Why I Am Not A Christian
by Bertrand Russell
Introductory note: Russell delivered this lecture on March 6, 1927 to the National Secular Society, South London Branch, at Battersea Town Hall. Published in pamphlet form in that same year, the essay subsequently achieved new fame with Paul Edwards'...
At eleven years old, I opened a magical book that changed my life and opened my heart to a world of literacy. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling, 1997) not only intensified my already keen imagination, but filled me with a hunger for knowledge. I knew then that I had to enhance my literary...
humanist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and writer of the book published by Three Rivers Press in 1991; Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. Backlash is truly revolutionary, educational, and thought provoking. Women have come so far and have been making much advancement for years now. In just...
students have an opportunity to discuss these themes in class discussions and
small groups. In addition, students can personally reflect on the themes through independent work and journaling.
Even though the learning guide has been developed with the hope that each student in your class will read
Who Am I?
Am I the five-foot-nine woman who makes every path a catwalk? Am I the average Filipina with the perfect tan and warm smile? Am I the New Yorker in pairs of Prada carrying Louis Vuitton and sparkles with Tiffany Diamonds? Am I the queen of rock 'n' roll driving down Hollywood boulevard...
being replaced by computers and smart phones. But is this really a good thing? I read books and of course so do many other people in this class and around the globe. But since the creation of ‘e-readers’ more and more people have been converting to the technology based side of reading. Although technology...
Sachin : The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman
The book " Sachin : The story of the World's Greatest Batsman" has been written by the well known sports journalist named Gulu Ezekiel. The book talks about the World's best Cricketer till date, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar. In the twelve years that he has...
Best friends are very special people in your life. They are the first people you think about when you make plans. They are the first people you go to when you need someone to talk to. They are the ones that you call just to talk about nothing, or the most important things in your life. When you’re sad...
The Best Education
Reading can help people equip with a few kinds of knowledge and mold people with different philosophical ideas and values, which is the best way to better people’s mind. So a lot of authors like to describe the experience of their education, and then narrate on their life. “Homemade...
more, I caught a biography of FDR on the History Channel, which ended before he was elected to the presidency. Having read the biography of his older namesake, Teddy Roosevelt before, I was interested in his life.
There was a large selection of books on the shelf. Some were three inches thick. I opted...
Whirligigs By: Paul Fleischman
After getting humiliated at a party, Brent drives away drunk and decides to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on the highway, he ends up killing someone else. He killed a girl named Lea. Her mom asks Brent to put up 4 whirligigs, one in each corner...
I Love Reading, Reading Loves’s Me
I love reading. There’s no doubt about it, I am a book fanatic. My taste in books is similar to my taste in music, fast, loud and exciting. However as with music my mood determines what I read.
Late at night I enjoy reading Science Fiction and Mystery/Thriller...
October 21, 2012
Book Title: Positive Discipline
Author: Jane Nelsen, Ed. D.
Publisher and Date of Publication: Originally published by Sunrise Press, Fair Oaks, Cain 1981. First Ballantine Book Edition: August 1987.
Purpose: One of the key purposes of this book is to...
chooses that life and gives up the chances of ever having a good and healthy
relationship with his parents because he is being bullied in school. I think that they do
think in similar ways because both of them are cowardly. Both stories have their bad
and good parts like most stories, but they both are mainly about the effects of
What I think about the book, what I like/dislike, and what I would change.
Pilgrims progress was written by John Bunyan and first published in 1678. I think that at the time of writing the story had a different and more relevant meaning to the people of that time. I also think the language...
How To Read A Book
Guidelines for Getting the Most out of Non-Fiction Reading
Author's Note: I wrote this article in hopes that others would not only read it, but pass it along. Please feel free to download it, change it, and distribute it in any way you see fit.
I have no attachment to authorship...
twelfth chapter of the book and reads “If you claim to have feelings that you do not have, that is hypocrisy…. But if you express an act of love that is designed for the other person’s benefit, it is simply a choice”.
This is my favorite quote because it spoke to me as I read it and it stood out...
I have just finished reading a very intriguing book called “Prom” by the author Laurie Halse Anderson. I really enjoyed this book because it always keeps you reading and it never has any dull moments. It really appeals to a lot of teens my age and can really motivate them to start reading. There isn’t...
In all the books that you have read there going to be something that you won’t like out of the book and something that you are going to like out of the book. I read the book called A Series of Unfortunate Events * The Bad Beginning*.
The things that bother me about this book are that it starts...
18 November 2012
Book Review: The Most They Ever Had
The Most They Ever Had is a story of suffering, hard work, and sacrifice. It is a collaboration of interviews conducted on the textile workers of the Profile cotton mill in Jacksonville, Alabama. The author of the book, Rick Bragg, compiles the...
This is a wonderful read. The book is separated into three distinct parts. This story is very well written and the relationships that develop between characters and especially Bat and Meya are very heart warming. This book is a wonderful roller-coaster ride of a read and one I thoroughly enjoyed much...
Have you ever heard of or even owned a kissing book? The character in my book has. My book is <u>Don't Get Caught in the Girls Locker Room</u> by Todd Strasser. It is for kids all ages. Its ZPD range is 5.5-7.2. This book is easily read book, although there is some tough vocabulary.
October 11, 2013
Maze Runner Book Report
Thomas is the narrator and protagonist of the story. He arrives in the maze with no knowledge of who he is or was. He only remembers his name and nothing else about his life. Thomas proves to be brave and clever even though he only has a very...
E-BOOKS VS. PAPERBACK BOOKS
Recently, e-book came out and developed rapidly. In 2012, Amazon released news that it sold more e-books than paperback books in the global market in 2011. Interestingly, it was the first time more e-books than paperbacks were sold on Amazon. Some people have predicted that...
doing this assignment I am reminded of my early childhood and the cherished memories of learning to read. I was in home school at the time where part of my sister’s and my curriculum was a mother imposed hour of reading every school day. It began when I was six (maybe five, but I know I wasn’t older than...
Looking For Alaska by John Green.
This book is divided into two sections, Before and After.
“Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were ‘’I go to seek a Great Perhaps.’’ That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps...
How I Think Writing Should Be Taught
Writing has never been something I’ve ever enjoyed. In school I focused on all the rules I was being taught. To be honest, I never realized that essays were a way to express your opinion, argument of agreement, or disagreement. The process of writing was presented...
Oxford University Press Authors: A P R Howatt with H G Widdowson Despite the fact that I could obviously judge the topic of the book from the title, this history of TEFL and TESOL was in no way what I expected before I started reading it. How that was a good and bad thing [...]
Reviewed by Alex Case
This is an extract from a rough copy of my book entitled “A South African Dream.” I would like to publish this book one day so that the rest of the world can learn from our experiences. The ending will be “And they lived happily ever after.” My book will be a letter to all world leaders to encourage...
Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
A gigantic statue of laughing Buddha.
Photo by Loke Seng Hon, wikimedia.
Feeling rundown? Try laughing more. Some...
You know how the old saying goes, "Revenge is a dish best served cold". Lorenzo Carcaterra tells the story of 4 young boys seeking vengeance on a group of prison guards. He really demonstrates the powers of true friendship and loyalty under pressure.
This is a true story of four average 12 year old...
catchy phrase at the front cover of a book attracted my attention. As a big fan of the mentioned writer, I couldn’t resist temptation of finding out who was the author they dared comparing to one of the best novelist ever. Michel Faber… never heard of him. I curiously read the first page and immediately recognized...
I was raised Catholic, at the insistance of my parents. After many years of drinking and partying, I got very bored and thought, Is this ALL there is to life?!?! I thought, If there really IS any truth to a life after death, I should at least TRY to find the answer. I started to do some research...
I prefer to read fiction books rather than non-fiction books. Fiction books make imagination possible, reading them you can travel around the world, fight against pirates or envisage the future. I acknowledge that non-fiction books are interesting too, but if you read to EXPERIENCE different LIVES it...
am very pleased to be with you this morning to share what we have learned at Milflores Publishing, Inc. about writing, publishing, and marketing books since we were established in December 1999 and started full operations in early 2000. Let me point out at the outset that our company’s situation is different...
In 1868, Louisa May Alcott wrote the book Little Women in "response to a publisher's request for a 'girl's book'". Louisa wrote this book by calling upon her own memories of her childhood and putting them down on paper. This is the story of four young girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, and how...
as diction, language, and syntax. In the essays “The Joy or Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X, and “Learning to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglas, the authors use a plethora of writing styles to prove how effective their tone is.
Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech...
The book "Night" shows me the Holocaust from a point of view of a child. This book is not easy to read.
In fact, this is an extremely difficult book to read and it's not the kind of book you want to read when you're feeling down or having a bad day. Essentially, it's a personal account of a Holocaust...
born in Torquay. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) began her career. Her mysteries are noted for clever and surprising twists of plot and her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time...
A Book Review
Edward Jay Epstein started his book with a quotation “Our reporters do not cover stories from their point of view; they are presenting them from nobody’s point of view”, which was a statement from the President of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Richard S. Salant. The book, which...
which proves that it's easy to see why the book is such a classic.
The main characters are multi-dimensional and very intriguing, Jane Eyre has almost too many characters but some are memorable simply because they seem so real. The two characters that I found most interesting and memorable were of...
organising a ceremony for your favourite English teacher who is retiring. You have been asked to give a farewell speech. Use notes below about your teacher to write your speech..Everybody has a favourite teacher. You know the one I mean; the teacher who transforms the way you see the world, gives you self-belief...
Dr. Gary W. Lawson
The Entrepreneurs Marketing Guide Book Report
Book written by: Gary W. Lawson Ph.D.
I found this book to be very well thought out and well written. Most business owners should actually have a copy of this book and use it as a guide. The way that the author explains marketing...
S. I. Hayakawa and Alan R. Hayakawa. Language in Thought and Action. 5th ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.
Editor's note: S. I. Hayakawa's book was briefly reviewed in the Summer 1990 issue. Recently, a more extensive discussion that provides a thorough historical perspective on Hayakawa's...
Banned Books 3
Where Have All the Books Gone?
"Books are dangerous. They make you think
. They make you ask questions (Weiss p.2)."
At the present time, at least seventy-five books are being banned. This is hurting our culture more than it is helping. This has to be stopped; books cannot...
Book Review: The Virtues of Aging
Former president Jimmy Carter was a man who is down to earth himself. For this reason, he wrote the book that can relate to basically all readers because we all grow and we all go through the process of aging. In the book The Virtues of Aging by Jimmy Carter, as a...
The book Rules by Cynthia Lord has had a major impact on my life since the first time I read it which was in 5th grade. This book is about a 12 year old girl named Catherine who is just looking for a normal life, but is very hard to find while dealing with a brother with autism and a family who...