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review 2019-10-10 05:25
Book Review: Are We Still Friends? By Randall Goodgame
Are We Still Friends? - Randall Goodgame

Are you looking for a book that is good for young readers. I know that this book is decent. I got this book that is really good. The book has life lesson in it. This book will teach your children about friendships and learn about trust.

I thought this book was heartfelt. It sweet and loveable. It has a teachable moment in it. The pictures are done well. The story is sweet. What happens when a friend does not tell you the truth. What a way this book teach a value of life lessons and in a different way to incorporate the bible in a book.

This book is good for parents to get. It a book to put your child bookshelves or your own. It teaches a lesson about lying and friendships. Your child or children will learn about them both. What is best to forgive your friend? This I really did like about the story.

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review 2019-05-02 16:05
Review ~ It's ok
Only the Rain - Randall Silvis

Book source ~ Kindle First

 

Russell works in a quarry, is a veteran, husband, and father to 2.5 kids. He and his wife are living the American Dream. They’ve got decent jobs, just bought a home, and are waiting for their 3rd child. Then everything goes sideways. One decision, one mistake, one out-of-his-control event, and now everything he’s ever wanted is all in jeopardy.

 

The storytelling in this book is a bit different. Russell is writing to an Army buddy through emails, reflecting on the events that led him to what happened, how he screwed up, and how he managed to make things right again. But are things right? Will things ever be right again? No. They can’t after what’s happened. But hopefully they can move on. I’ll be honest, this isn’t the greatest story out there. But it is compelling enough to keep a person reading, to see how Russell is going to get through this terrible fuck up. I have to admit I didn’t see that ending coming. I envisioned something else, but I’m satisfied with how it played out.  My favorite character is Russell’s grandpa, Pops. What a cool guy! All-in-all a decent read.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/05/only-rain.html
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text 2019-03-12 16:09
Reading progress update: I've listened 221 out of 396 minutes.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe,Wil Wheaton,John Murray Press

It warms my heart a little that Munroe just automatically assumes humanity would be leaving the planet with all its pets on board, not just water and food, although I'm reminded of an e-book I read a while back where the fact that we left our pets behind was a significant point in the world-building.

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text 2019-03-08 23:44
Reading progress update: I've listened 127 out of 396 minutes.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe,Wil Wheaton,John Murray Press

I'm enjoying this, but one drawback of listening to it rather than reading it is that, by the time Munroe has finished some of his answers, I've forgotten what the original questions were.

 

I'm also amazed that some of these questions have been asked by lots of people. Are there really that many people who've wondered whether we can destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them? Then again, this kind of thinking is why games like Goat Simulator are so fun, even if only for a little while. And in the games it doesn't matter if you accidentally destroy everything because you wanted to see if you could do that stupid thing you just thought of.

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text 2019-03-08 19:40
Reading progress update: I've listened 15 out of 396 minutes.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe,Wil Wheaton,John Murray Press

I'm sure this would be better in print, with the illustrations. There may be a way for me to access the illustrations via Overdrive, but even if I knew how, I don't particularly want to stop every few minutes to look at them. We'll see if this negatively impacts my listening experience too much.

 

This is long enough to count for Snakes and Ladders, but I'll probably keep it on reserve for a future square.

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