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review 2018-02-26 22:31
The Story of my Life / Helen Keller
The Story of My Life - Helen Keller

This is my “Celebrity Memoir” book to fill the Book Riot Read Harder challenge for 2018.  Helen Keller was rather famous in her day, being the first deaf-blind person to earn a BA degree.  I believe she is still admired by many in the deaf community.


I don’t suppose it is surprising that she was an avid reader, once her teacher Miss Sullivan managed to make the breakthrough that allowed Helen’s education to begin.  It was an activity that she could pursue on her own at her own speed and, like all of us, gain information on subjects that intrigued her.


I was surprised by how much she loved poetry, however.  For me poetry is very much about hearing it—I often read it aloud in order to properly appreciate it.  Since Helen was unable to hear it, she must have had a very sophisticated sense of the rhythm of the words, probably seeing many more nuances in it than I do.  I was also amazed at the number of languages that she managed to master—German, French, Latin, Greek—and I wish I had the same facility with languages.  I struggle to maintain my little bit of French and Spanish!


I couldn’t help but notice how much the natural world and companion animals were part of her life.  The smells of the garden or the seaside were ways of opening up her world and her pet cats, dogs and horses provided unjudgemental companionship.


I had hoped that this was the story of Ms. Keller that I read during my childhood, but it was a different work.  I think the book that I was familiar with was based on the life of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, and I hope to track it down some day for a reminiscent read—I remember reading it many times as a child and loving it.

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text 2018-01-09 15:19
Reading progress: 1%.
No One Lives Twice No One Lives Twice - Julie Moffett

Starting this mystery for a booklikes book club -- YA Book Club. Feel free to join us.


Completely unfamiliar with book and author.  Kinda sounds like YA meets chick flick meets mystery meets Gallagher Girls meets Get Smart.  First in the Lexi Carmichael series.

Source: booklikes.com/book-clubs/12/ya-book-club
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review 2017-06-26 05:00
Horizon by Tabitha Lord
Horizon - Tabitha Lord

Caeli is one member that has a few unique skills. There is a commander in trouble with his spaceship. Will he survive? Caeli is part of the few survivors of her world. She is taken from her home and put with someone that being dictator.


Tabitha is a good author and she brings it all to life. What will happen on Horizon. Will the commander and Caeli get together and help save the crew, and find love in each other? She happy to work on the ship in where she loves working.


We go on adventures through inner space and what life is like on Horizon. Will they all survive or not? I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last page. I cannot wait to start the second book that I do have in this series. The author has done wonderfully with it. There are surprises throughout the book and some romance as well.

I believe this book is good for though science fiction but also I would suggest teens read it from the age of 14 and up. The parent has the right to decide. It being rated PG 13 so it would be okay for 13 years old if you the parent this your child or children are mature enough for the book. That is up to you.

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-tour-horizon-by-tabitha-lord.html
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review 2017-05-24 06:05
Werewolf's First Love - Viv Phoenix,Aly First

This was a short read. Wyatt is a werewolf and he finds a woman, a human, that he wants. Charity is a generous woman and accepts Wyatt as a shifter. The story has a couple ups and downs. I found it a bit forced at times but I did enjoy their journey.

I received a copy of this story through RR Book Read and Review, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2017-03-17 00:00
Lucid Living: A Book You Can Read in an Hour That Will Turn Your World Inside Out
Lucid Living: A Book You Can Read in an ... Lucid Living: A Book You Can Read in an Hour That Will Turn Your World Inside Out - Tim Freke Audio version: Content 3.5 stars, Narration 5 stars
The narration of the Audio version is really nifty.
Listening to it took less than an hour and time really flew by. The presented philosophy is interesting though I had had encountered it before in other works. I wouldn't call this book life changing but definitely worth reading.
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