- KS, USA
- member since November 2, 2007
Hey , I've been reading the speed reading book by tony Buzan and it is remarkable .
I am telling you this because when I searched that how many have read it , no one has read it on this website :(
So I convince you PLEASE read it :D
It's great :)
And for age 12 , please suggest some books :D
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I'll say we read some of the same things. We have 471 books in common. Are you getting a lot of people clicking to follow you that are calling themselves authors but you have never heard of them or their book? When I look at their shelves they and I have no books or reading interests in common at all. I wonder if they are just collecting large numbers of "friends". I know that they can't be anxiously hanging out for my next review.
HI, just wanted to alert you to a more user-friendly way to enter and view the Table of Contents. Regardless of how it appears in the actual work, please don't put everything in caps, and use Arabic numbers rather than Roman numerals. Thanks much. TL
Hello Mrs. K,
You are walking on Miami Beach in Florida, in front of you is a young handsome Egyptian man wearing brown shorts trips and falls, his satchel opens and a dozen rose seeds are spilled into the sand. A possible thunder shower threatens overhead, a crack of thunder. The young man looks around nervously as he scoops up the seeds; he counts them and appears satisfied as he continues on his way. It starts to rain and a yellow rose grows instantly where he had dropped the seeds, growing so fast that it has to be magic.
“Hey,” the beautiful rose speaks to you. “Did me out and take me home and I’ll grant you a wish.”
You reach down and touch one of its petals and it feels wonderfully soft and has the most wonderful fragrance. “A talking flower? That’s impossible.”
It starts to rain as you dig around it.
The flower appears to look down the beach. “Hurry up before he comes back. All his wishes are evil.”
You quickly commence to dig.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers. But I continue to write and hope.
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
Please have a look at my author page.
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Hello! Im still on page 98, im kind of slow these days due to so many trips and commitments, but so far i like the book, it is intriguing at 98...my friend has finished reading it and he said it was a great book, he couldn't put it down. Im excited to finish reading it. i will let you know my reaction to the book..
Hi Mrs K! Yes, I read Johnny Got His Gun back when I was in high school. I remember it being just awful, but it got its point across --- a very controversial anti-war novel. It made a big impression on me, as a child of the Vietnam War era.
I'm rereading it for the Nov. challenge. Actually, I'm sort of dreading it, but I'm curious to see how I feel about it 40 years later.
I started keeping a Book Journal in the mid 1990s. And when I started joining F2F book clubs I started keeping track of those in an Excel spreadsheet. After I joined Shelfari, it took me about two years to get all those entered on my shelf. Some of those reviews are much more than "I really liked this." For a while as someone would mention a book I read long ago, I'd add it to my shelf. But if I didn't remember much about it I didn't bother .... it's my OCD ... I feel I have to have a rating and review on every book on my shelf. There are a handful without any review at all because they were those early entries where I hadn't written anything down other than a general like or dislike. But I definitely agree with you about - "I'd rather be reading."