What is fascinating about this story isn’t necessarily the events that took place, but what transpired because of those events and that would be lasting relationships. This story above all else is a relational story that not only connects the characters, but takes the reader and make them a part of the story as well. If you don’t have a lot of time to read this remarkable story, then check out the audiobook and let it captivate your heart. Enjoy!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
By David Herbert Donald
E 457 .D66 1996
What determines a person’s success or legacy is really up to the person. One can say many things, but it takes action for those things to come to fruition. If you ever get a chance to look at one of American’s most successful persons of all time, in President Lincoln, you’ll see that there is no way that this man should have ever succeeded. What was it that pushed Abraham through failure after failure? Whatever the reason, he is a prime reason in truly overcoming. If you feel like sometimes life is too much, than take a look at Abraham Lincoln and his life and let that be the inspiration that will help you overcome any life trial.
PN 1995.9 .S26 M38 2007
Follow Neo, an average Joe computer software technician, working a bureaucratic office job in a life he hates. By night, Neo lives a life of computer crime, “guilty of virtually every crime we have a law for” says the agent who arrests Neo for his law breaking habits. Neo is contacted by mysterious rebel leader Morpheus who offers Neo a new life. Breaking out of the Matrix, Neo joins the fight to free humankind from an oppressive domination of machines, hell-bent on enslaving the human race.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Notebook is a romantic novel that will lift your spirits and take your heart on a journey of enlightenment. I love this book because it lets you believe in a thing called young love and it gives you faith that love can grow and even last forever. Beware though for those who have not read this book yet. It may make you cry. After reading the book check out the movie The Notebook as well. It’s a great chick flick J
One of my favorites:
Heartbreaking, and breathtaking.
-- Ashley Qualls
Read it. Loved it. Your turn.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is the remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned. This allowed him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book.
“A box without hinges, key or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.”
The quote above reminds me of the book, even though it comes from it, especially the second line, when it says “Golden treasure inside is hid.”The Hobbit is like that. What is interesting is that most people know the story about the Hobbit. Who doesn’t want to go on an adventure, but is bullied into it and ends up loving it very much. They know this but don’t know where he got the information behind it, like when the dwarves and Bilbo see the white deer when they are getting close to the elves.
Written from the perspective of an old man recalling his life with the traveling circus, this book is not a “love story”. Placed in the hard times of the depression, Jacob enters the circus through circumstances of tragedy and fate. There he learns the lessons of that world through the characters and creatures that inhabit the Big Top. This story is an easy read that captures you from the first page. Not always a pretty place, the circus becomes real through Sara Gruen’s words.
The Final Deduction
by Rex Stout
Mysteries are my favorite genre, and as always Nero Wolfe and Archie never fail to deliver. It has the usual suspects, storyline, Fritz’s cooking, and Saul. Read radically! Read this! It has absolutely nothing to do with studying.
Friday, November 4, 2011
PS 3569 M39 M66 1995
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Wrangler, Horse and Rodeo News!
This is a locally published periodical that contains lots of equestrian information from the western states including Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska, and Idaho. There are articles by various writers; schedules of events; classified ads for trailers, trainings, etc.; and color photos of stock for sale. Don’t forget to check for your (or a friend’s) standing in the statistics lists of the many rodeo events.
Lots of information in a compact format! This is a weekly publication so check the library often for the latest news.
Vivid storytelling and active imagining are at the heart of this beautiful Caldecott Award winning book. I first discovered Wiesner’s work when I picked up a copy of Tuesday, which the CWC Library also has. Who knew page-turning could be so fun! This book is an ultimate in armchair-travel!
By Suzanne Collins
PS 3603 .O4558 H86 2008
Mozart and the whale is a beautiful story of two people with Asperger's Syndrome who struggle to build and keep a loving relationship with each other. Donald and Isabelle are two completely different characters who meet through the Autism support group that Donald leads. The movie is beautifully photographed, and the music is both hilarious and appropriate. Director Petter Naess shows off his talent very well in the construction of the film.
By Elle Newmark
Set in fifteenth-century Venice, this historical drama is flavored with Renaissance recipes and political intrigue. The story is not perfectly written, but it is still worth listening to. Raul Esparza is the reader and he does an awesome job. Everyone, from Luciano the orphan street boy, to Francesca the convent beauty who captures the heart of the orphan, is brought to life with his voice.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Written with humor, perception and energy, Rex Alan Smith has put together a complete story of how Mount Rushmore came to be.
In some ways, it reads out as an unofficial biography of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor who led a life as big and as large as the faces he carved out of “the chosen stone”.
Loaded with pictures, written in close detail, it is an impressive story.
Who doesn’t love Tolkien’s classic work? The Hobbit and, subsequently, The Lord of The Rings series laid the ground work for all of contemporary fantasy. Often times taking several paragraphs to describe in high resolution detail scenes of landscape imagery that would be beyond the adjective spectrum of most writers, Tolkien’s The Hobbit will quickly become your October love affair.
New Yorker columnist Gladwell made a big splash with Blink and The Tipping Point. In his 2008 book, Outliers, Gladwell focuses on success and how it is achieved. With clear, accessible language Gladwell relates the stories behind the tremendous success of specific individuals. His message is that although it does take hard work to succeed – his measure is 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything – it also takes opportunity. While some may interpret this as proof that the American dream is not equally accessible, it is also a reminder to seize hold of the opportunities that open to you.
DVD ML 420 .L38 N69 2008
Learn about the young John, before rock n’ roll, before The Beatles, before Yoko, before the unimaginable in New York City. Imagine a young man from Liverpool in 1950s who was destined to become one of the world’s greatest musicians and peace activists.
This is John Lennon in his early years. This is John Lennon, the nowhere boy who found his way.
DVD HD 9005 .F66 2009
Food, Inc. is a documentary that explores where the food that we purchase comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations. The director exposes the dark side of the American food industry. Food, Inc. reveals surprising -- and often shocking truths -- about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
The Hate Factory
Written by Georgelle Hirliman
HV 9475 .N62 N395 2005
The Hate Factory is a book about inmates of a penitentiary of New Mexico. The book is about the gloomy times and hardships the inmates partake within the prison and how gruesome and ruthless inmates were to one another. I believe that it’s a gut wrenching story that steals your attention to make you want to read it till the very end. I was left mind bottled throughout the tragic happenings taking place within the prison and that’s why I think that this book is a great read for Halloween. It will put Goosebumps on your neck and night mares within your dreams.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
by Mark Jenkins
If you have an adventurous spirit or just enjoy reading about someone who does, then The Hard Way is a must read. Mark Jenkins takes you on many of his adventures and extremely close calls with danger. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in this book that you forget you aren’t right next to him.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Time Collectors Edition: American Legends
E99 A7 S343 2003 c.3
What a fun collection of American icons! It is a book that you can skim through and look at the great pictures, or actually take time to read some of the unknown facts about personalities that are a American as baseball and apple pie. From Sam Walton of WalMart fame to Oprah herself, you will get to know the famous and the infamous. Have fun with this…I did.
Reserves GV 1469 .P52 A54 2000
Do you already feel overwhelmed with the school year starting? It’s easy sometimes to let ourselves get to that point. However, to avoid that and still do well in school we need to have some pressure release at times. Pictionary is the perfect stress relief to ease the pressure, but still keep your mind intact to be able to work on your classes at a high level. Wishing you the very best this semester!
The Count of Monte Cristo
By: Alexander Dumas
PQ 2226 E5 1946
This book is about a man who had everything, how it was stolen, and how he got it all back. It shows how far a person would go with nothing left to exact revenge from an evil. When I read this book, it held my attention to the finish. In my opinion it should be called a classic.
The Book Thief
By Markus Zusak
Call # PR 9619.4 .Z87 B66 2006
Set in Nazi Germany, Liesel steals her first book before she has even learned to read. As the story unfolds we see how Liesel comes to learn about the people around her and the power of words. “This is a story of courage, friendship, love, survival, death, and grief. This is Liesel’s life on Himmel Street, told from Death’s point of view.”
Born into Brothels
DVD HQ 240 .C3 B683 2004x
I had to be coerced into watching this documentary, I confess. It looked heart-wrenching and I wanted to avoid feeling the pain of others whom I could not help. Indeed, it was heart-wrenching and uncomfortable, but the challenge – like all challenges – was worthwhile. This is a story of children without hope and a photographer determined they get half a chance. Limited in her capacity to help in any other way, she teaches them photography. It is wonderful to watch them all change through the experience. The story reminds us that every generation is a new opportunity, that every set of eyes is a new lens and that all of us change one another. Be brave and watch!
The School of Essential Ingredients
by Erica Bauermeister
This book is a must-hear for fans of food and fellowship. Erica Bauermeister mixes together a diverse group of characters in her novel about a cooking class and encourages us to consider what is truly essential in life and in love. It’s a delicious blend of personal reflections and aspirations and is sure to make you hungry!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Hi! I am new to the blog and I am just helping out around the CWC Library (like an internship) and this is my first major assignment.
I chose the topic because it is a form of expression, and I wanted my first exhibit to be meaningful and art is full of meaning from subtle hints to ginormous ones. I'm not asking you to become there biggest fan but you should notice it, at least enough to see the whole picture.
Everyone wants to do something to be remembered by, do you want to be forgotten completely 10 years after you die, no you don't and they didn't either. That's why they drew and painted things to last a really long time. They wanted to be remembered though the ages not just for someone else a thousand years ago, but for today.
The Way of Chinese Painting: It’s Ideas and Technique
By Mai-mai Sze
ND 1043 .S9
293 Renaissance woodcuts for artists and illustrators
By Jost Amman’s Kunstbüchlin
NE 1245 A413
Painting in the far East
By Laurence Binyon
ND 1037 B6
Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
By Bülent Atalay
N 6923 .L33 .A4
The Carving of Mount Rushmore
By Rex Alan Smith
NB 237 .B6 A68
Indian Art of Mexico and Central America
By Miguel Covarrubias
F 1219.3 A7 C58
The Mosaics of Rome
By Walter Oakshott
NA 3850 R6 1967B
By De Tolnay
ND 623 B9 D4313
Designing and Painting for the Theatre
By Lynn Pecktal
PN 2091 S8 P37
Impressionist Flowers: Art of the Bouquet
By Richard Whelan
ND 1400 .W556
Engravings by Hogarth
Edited by Sean Shesgreen
NE 642 S47
The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques
By Ralph Mayer
ND 1260 M35
By Mila Contini
GT 513 C58
The Flowering of Art Nouveau
By Maurice Rheims
N 6490 .R5343
Jewelry Making and Design
By Augustus F. Rose, Antonio Cirino
TS 740 .R6
Design through discovery
By Marjorie Elliot Bevlin
NK 1510 .B53
Turner on Tour
By Inge Herold
ND 497 .T8 H3713
By Patricia Hills
ND 1329 N3 H54
By Mitchell Albala
ND 1342 .A42
Awash in color: Homer, Sargent, and the Great American Watercolor
By Reed and Troyen
ND 1807 R44
A Gallery of Marine Art
Selected by Jerry McClish
ND 1370 .M32
Reflection of Nature
By Kuspit Wallach
ND 237 .R117 W36