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review 2017-11-12 14:14
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian ★★★☆☆
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie,Ellen Forney

I had heard so much about this book that I’ve really been looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t connect with it. I understand that it’s semi-autobiographical, so it must be an accurate portrayal of a 14-year-old boy’s thoughts and concerns. And teenage boys are a little bit gross. So maybe that’s why I was a bit put off by it – the MC’s relationships with and reactions to the female characters are definitely off-putting, no matter how realistic, and the humor, while perhaps accurate to the 14-year-old protagonist, is also juvenile. But the story itself is both funny and sad, that of a boy living on the “rez” and dealing with the fallout of asking to transfer to a town school where he will be the only non-white student. The book doesn’t pull punches in portraying alcoholism, violence, bullying, tribalism, and racism. It’s a lot to pack into a relatively short book. But the ending contains a redeeming message of hope, too, which helps to rescue a story that threatens to sink under the weight of these heavy themes.

 

Hardcover version. I read this book for The 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 11: December 21st-22nd. Soyal (December 21st) is the winter solstice ceremony of the Zuni and the Hopi (Hopitu Shinumu), The Peaceful Ones, also known as the Hopi Indians. It is held on the shortest day of the year to ceremonially bring the sun back from its long winter slumber. Book themes for Soyal: Read a book set in the American Southwest / the Four Corners States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah), –OR– a book that has a Native American protagonist. This book fits the square, as the main character is Native American.

 

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text 2017-11-11 04:16
16 Festive Tasks: Sq 11 Dec 21st-22nd: Soyal
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie,Ellen Forney

 

Soyal (December 21st) is the winter solstice ceremony of the Zuni and the Hopi (Hopitu Shinumu), The Peaceful Ones, also known as the Hopi Indians. It is held on the shortest day of the year to ceremonially bring the sun back from its long winter slumber. 

Book themes for Soyal: Read a book set in the American Southwest / the Four Corners States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah), –OR– a book that has a Native American protagonist.

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review 2017-10-22 17:13
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie,Ellen Forney

Hilarious, sad, beautifully written, Alexie uses his own experiences as an adolescent to tell the story of a Native American boy trying to escape the life those around him would trap him in. 

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text 2017-10-12 08:24
Shop Traditional Indian Jewelry for This Festive Season

Alongside purchasing different clothing and extras, form darlings are likewise showing an enthusiasm for looking for Indian adornments on the web. Inside a limited capacity to focus time, many marked and little adornments producers have set up their quality on web based business and m-trade stages. Actually, their online perceivability has enhanced their deals and business volumes all things considered.

 

Adornments customers living abroad can without much of a stretch buy their most loved decorations by exploring the web based business sites of presumed dealers. Further, Indian customers are likewise buying gold, silver, platinum, different valuable stones, and design gems from the web when they are in a surge or think that its more helpful to shop online.

 

 

Shop during the celebration season

 

One of the best attractions of online shopping is 'extraordinary arrangements'. There are endless traders that are prepared to offer rebates and give incredible arrangements consistently. However, the best arrangements for customers before celebrations, for example, during Navratri, Dussehra, Dhanteras, Diwali, Holi, Rath Yatra, Durga Puja, Eid, Christmas and the New Year. Rebates and offers are likewise mainstream on the event of Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej, which is thought to be a promising event to purchase gold generally by the Hindu and Jain people group.

 

It's the wedding season!

 

However, individuals looking for their wedding trimmings can likewise get great rebates but it differs from vendor to trader. Looking for customary Indian adornments web based during the wedding season is perfect. Purchasers are showered with rebates on pieces of jewelry, pendants, earrings, bangles, rings for both the bride and the prep, etc.

 

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Enroll for Newsletters

 

Standard guests of online shops enlist themselves for their bulletins. Numerous online retailers additionally offer the choice at email notifications when costs drop or rebates are advertised. They can without much of a stretch get refreshed with the approaching offers and deals before any other individual. Customers keen on purchasing an out-of-stock gems thing can set up notifications to know from when the item will be made accessible once more. Sharp purchasers of top of the line gems can get refreshes on rebates instantly as the value falls and get the favorable position over normal customers.

 

Utilize the Coupons

 

Utilizing markdown or special coupons when shopping on the web is a well known approach to get a decent arrangement. Canny online customers know when and how to buy the most blazing coupon bargains from presumed locales. A few merchants likewise offer coupons for conventional Indian adornments. For following the coupon merchants, seek on the web and keep a post for advertisements in daily papers and magazines.

 

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To get the best and the most smoking arrangements, adornments customers can keep a tab on the list items. Typically, all the chief m-trade and internet business sites refresh their arrangements alongside the restricted markdown offers on their page titles and the concise meta portrayals.

 

Get the applications

 

Individuals searching for shoddy ethnic Indian jewellery can download a large portion of the applications of significant adornments stores and online retail sites. Applications enable clients to advantageously peruse and investigate the classifications of accessible adornments. A few stores offer extra rebates when acquiring through applications.

Gems is the most darling adornments for Indian ladies. The new age of online customers can receive these tips and traps to appreciate awesome rebates and breathtaking offers on the impeccable conventional Indian decorations.

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review 2017-09-21 17:02
The Specter of the Indian: Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890 (Hardcover) by Kathryn Troy
The Specter of the Indian: Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890 - Kathryn Troy

I am thrilled someone has finally decided to explore the Native American side of the United States story. This is the spectral side of their story. The Indians had a hard way of life even before the White Man came along and tossed them off their lands and took away not only their livelihood but also their lives. In this book we get to explore how after death the Native's let their thoughts and feelings be known to early spiritualists. Native's have always believed in the spiritual side of life. This book will show you they were right. If you believe.

 

Kathryn Troy has done an outstanding job with this book. I was so into this book I couldn't put it down. This book gives you so much history, so much research, and so many point based facts. It is not over the top mind blowing though. She has written it all out with the perfect amount of information that it does not bog your brain down. The research she has done must have been astronomical. Everything in the book is backed up with documentation so you know this is not just her opinion of the facts. I love how she takes you back in time to the seance as it is happening. She lays it all out for you to the point your mind will actually take you the seance. You can feel the power around you.

 

I was given a copy of this book to read by the author for review.

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