Your baby does NOT need to cry it out
After receiving much unwanted advice about letting my 5-month-old baby cry herself to sleep, I was delighted to discover The No Cry Sleep Solution. When I did the first sleep log, my baby woke up 12 times during the night and had only one and a half hours of naptime. Now, three weeks later, she naps for three or four hours and only wakes up once or twice (I think this is due to genuine hunger and will probably stop when she starts solids). We are very grateful to Mrs Pantley for showing us a way to teach baby better sleeping habits - without being cruel!
A moving story about a great friendship.
While in the middle of reading this moving book, I had to pick up the phone and call my best friend who lives 300 miles away and tell her again how much she means to me and that I love her. Of course she already knew these things, but this book makes you take a look at your friendships and appreciate them a bit more and realize how blessed you are to have those around you who "understand" you and love you just the way you are. What would you do with her or say to her if you knew your time together was limited? Elizabeth Berg is a great author who can make you laugh and cry and always make you glad you chose her book to pick up and pass the time. I have read several of her books and have yet to be disappointed.
A hair raising experience
Tommyknockers was truly (and still is) an interesting horror for me. I like the way Stephen King took each character and described what was happening with them. I felt like I was there. As a matter of fact, I started reading this book in 1994 or 95 and I still have a good 150-200 pages to read....not that's its slow to read because its a very good book, it just plain scared me and I put it down and haven't picked it back up....I plan to do so soon ~ keep them coming stephen!
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Given my relatively weak background in econometrics and statistics, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to understand my graduate econometrics class. However, ever since I started reading from this book, I have managed to follow what my teacher is saying. The steps on how the equations are derived are explained, but without making it too easy for the reader. This textbook is a great help. No wonder this has been around for some time. Nevertheless, I was hoping that there's an answer key for the problems.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Mother Earth Spirituality is a great and generous gift
In Mother Earth Spirituality, Ed McGaa (Eagle Man) writes: "For Indians, four-legged and winged ones, stones, and trees are regarded as holy, in that they harmoniously live upon this earth, following exactly the plan of the Great Spirit." Reading this book was itself a spiritual experience, a revelation of the Great Spirit. I was informed, inspired, moved, and also brought to grief over what had been missing from my own life: the closeness to Mother Earth that the author so clearly and powerfully feels. By describing Oglala Sioux spirituality and philosophy from the inside, Ed McGaa has given us a great and generous gift. I owe him a debt of gratitude for reminding me of what I must recover. If humanity is to have a future, it will have to learn the lessons and absorb the wisdom of this important book.
Gives you a fresh outlook on life
This was just my summer reading book. I picked up the 483-page book and dreaded to begin reading it. In one afternoon i had read 203 pages after being completely captivated by Smith's marvelous story. She presents a life in which every single penny is looked upon as a huge amount of money. I have walked past pennies and haven't bother to pick them up thinking "its just a penny who cares". Smith creates the setting with a poor district in Brooklyn where a dollar is worth so much. We nowadays spend that much on a King Size Hershey's. I have a fresh outlook on life and on money and its value. Also, on how the Nolan family with so little find joys in the darkest of corners. Truly an amazing story. Highly reccommended.
Flip through it first.
I really enjoyed this book, but I can see how some women might not. This is not a book to read cover-to-cover, nor is it light reading. It is a reference book, and it really lays out the facts. If you are comfortable with medical jargon, and you want more information than you'll find in the typical pregnancy books, check this one out. I wanted to know more about WHY I couldn't have certain medications, what studies had shown, etc. I found answers to many questions in this book that either weren't in the other books or weren't covered in depth. This is a good book if you're not content with being pat on the head and told to listen to your doctor. It's also a good book if you've got medical conditions and want to do some extended research. But don't rely on it alone. It's best as a suppliment to a book like What to Expect.
Harold I. Shapiro
Brings it all together
I can't even count how many times I've gone around and around with friends trying to properly frame the role and significance of scientific discovery from a Christian perspective. This book provides an invaluable historical perspective on a centuries-old quandary. It is a fascinating book on the effects of the French Enlightenment and the Reformation on religious thought. James Byrne is informative without being dry, and he treats both sides with respect, not condescension. I love this book - the best book I've bought so far this year.
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
James M. Byrne
collected works by father of symbolism
Mallarme is a classic poet. His poetry made great impact on almost every important modern poet. He follow a road of Baudelaire and Rimbaud, the hard road. Paul Valery's work, for example, can not be even imagined without Mallarme's poems. This book contains all Mallarme's poetry. It is an essential collection for every poetry fan whose taste is not satisfied with mere cliched rhymes. Mallarme is also a paradigmatical figure of modern literature. He is the author of that famous statement: "The world exists in order to become a book."
Publisher: University of California Press
Oh so interesting, yet didn't abuse the spirit in its unfold
Binding: Audio Cassette
Jan Karon has done it again! Loved the Mitford series and thought A New Song did not disappoint me. It was a book to enjoy in the evening after a hectic day, knowing that while the happenings to the Kavanaughs were realistic,as the story unfolded it did not complicate the mind. It was a vacation away for a few hours. I looked forward to visiting with them after a hard day at work. Sure hope Karon keeps it going. We need more books like these. It's amazing that in this intense world Jan Karon can write so interestingly about simple uncomplicated people and it isn't boring in the least. I truly recommend to all readers who are fed up with the excesses and intensities and dramas of everyday life.
Publisher: Penguin Audio