Thursday, August 4, 2016

Look What I Found

I've told you before that I thought I had read more books and written reviews on them before I had my surgery. I was right. I had to go in yesterday to meet with my assistant principal. Since I was there I figured I would go to my room and go through some of the things I literally stuffed in my closet my last week of school. I didn't want to leave a mess for my sub to clean up. I figured I would  go in over the summer and clean it out. My physical therapy prevented me from doing that. I am happy to say that while going through a handful of papers that I had put in a folder labeled "sort when I return", that I found these jewels. So here are these reviews for you to check out.

Stereo-Realism/The Hidden World: Motion in Stillness, Stillness in Motion by Milton R. Trice
Genre: Art Book
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I very seldom give a book three stars, especially if it is a book I requested to review. The reason I gave this book three stars is simple. Although the artist is very knowledgeable about "three dimension sight", his ability to explain it in a simplified manner was lacking. I am not an art student, even though I have taken a couple of basic art classes. I guess, I needed more explanation and guidance than what this book gave me. The book itself is well written. For someone who is a gifted artist, or who "gets this, it would be the perfect book. My three stars is a reflection not of the author's writing ability but of my ability to understand what he was trying to explain. I would therefore recommend this book to those who really are into studying all aspects of art.

Second Chance Friends by Jennifer Scott

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Adult
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

This is one of those books you will need a box of tissues as you read. This book shows that people who know nothing about each other can become friends and help each other through a tragedy.

One morning three women sitting alone in a diner witness a terrible accident. They witness a school bus plow into the back of a car. They rush outside to help by pulling children from the bus. They go to the car where they find a woman and her husband. They are unable to do anything to save him.  A week later upon a visit to the diner, they see each other and join together to discuss the accident.  They each want to find the woman to see how she is doing. In doing this simple act, they set themselves on a path to help themselves. Each of them are dealing with their own issue. Could it be that the simple act of becoming friends can help them all? This is a great story with great characters. It has a plot that everyone can relate to.

Cool Magic Tricks, You Can Do! by Steve Black
Genre: Miscellaneous
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

This is a cool book of twelve simple magic tricks any young or older person can do. They are fun and simple. They would be perfect to perform for a young child's birthday party.

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