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.