Have You Heard About the All On The Same Page Bookstore?
My Blog / November 15, 2017

These days anything goes in the book world! And the song, Anything Goes, was what was playing today when I first stepped foot in St. Louis’s newest bookstore called All on the Same Page. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend their grand opening today at 10am, and I’m so glad I did. So, I decided to write my essay quick for you.  All on the Same Page Bookstore is located at 11052 Olive Blvd in Creve Coeur across the street from the Shell Station in part of the old Racket Man store, near the far right of the shopping center. I say anything goes because not far down the road is where a Borders store just closed down a few weeks ago. People say book sales are down and want to blame the internet and Ebooks, but that didn’t stop Robin Tidwell and her family from bringing a fresh new community bookstore to the neighborhood. Books just keep getting better and reinventing themselves, and it’s nice to see little bookstores like AOTSP reinventing the classic community bookstore. And that’s exactly what this place is. Local celebrities were present today to help kick off the event. Special guests…

Book Reviews For Your Week-End 2
My Blog / February 15, 2017

  Book Review: Amazing! Rating: 5 stars Richard Feynman always amazes me. This book is my first experience with QED. when I was just one high school student, I read it during a boring holiday, I was attracted by it at once! the book tells you what is physics, tells you how beautiful physics is! I think everyone who have fundamental physics knowledge can understand QED from the book,. someone usually say S.Hawking’s” a brief history of time” is excellent, but I don’t think so. the book is more excellent ,maybe the best popular science book! Book Review: Who needs hallucinatory drugs when we’ve got quantum physics Rating: 4 stars This book will absolutely blow you away! If you’re an armchair physicist and you thought you understood the universe, prepare to be blown away! The physical universe is NOTHING like you’ve ever imagined. If you thought Star Trek was way out there, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! And the strangest part of all, is this branch of physics has stood up to scrutiny more than any other idea in the history of science! It’s just plain freaky, but real! The only reason I don’t give this book 5 stars is…

Book Reviews For Your Week-End
My Blog / February 11, 2017

  Book Review: Read it Rating: 5 stars This book is great! There isn’t much to say here that hasn’t already been said. If you have a desire to learn about quantum mechanics but you lack a science background, this book simply cannot be beat. This is the only book that gives you the real deal. A Brief History, Elegant Universe, etc. all gloss over the topic. But don’t fool yourself. Even though Feynman is a great teacher, this is not easy stuff. If you hope to really grasp what Prof. Feynman is saying you are going to have to really think about it. I remember reading one page over and over again for an hour until I grasped one concept. But it is definitely worth it in the end. I believe that anyone of above average intelligence (which I believe most people who read this sort of book are) should be able to fully grasp the ideas presented in this book). Enjoy. Book Review: Enigma Rating: 5 stars I personally did not actually read this book although i am positive it is excellent. I may not be a physicist (although i wish to become one… and richard P. feynman…

The Best Book Reviews for Teenagers
My Blog / February 10, 2017

Book Review:  Why Does He Do That Rating: 5 stars Great book! Every woman, every teenage young girl, every teenage boy should read this book. This book is so helpful in understanding the victim role. If women can’t recognize that they themselves are victims then they can’t teach their daughters to not be victims. This book should be required reading for every high school student that wants to graduate. Book Review: No-nonsense, Intelligent, & Objective Rating: 5 stars I would rate this book more than five stars if I could! Rarely do I read a book of this type without I running into the hidden prejudices of the author, who seems unaware of his/her prejudice. Most books on abuse claim that an abused woman is not at fault, but seems to describe the kind of woman who lets herself be abused, thus putting them in a “they” catagory. This book is totally respectful to women, and yet it is not a male-bashing book. It is an abuse-bashing book. I believe this book would be truly helpful to anyone being abused, and an eye-opening read for the community who wants to be informed about abuse. Thank you, Lundy Bancroft! Book Review:…

Book Reviews of The Dark Is Rising Sequence: Silver on the Tree; The Grey King; Greenwitch; The Dark Is Rising; and Over Sea, Under Stone 2
My Blog / February 5, 2017

Then I moved on to other things before I had a chance to find the other two books. I’d forgotten about this series until I came across a copy of The Grey King at a used bookstore. It brought back intense feelings of fondness and I decided to buy this set. I just finished Over Sea and Under Stone–one of the two books I missed in my younger years–and I was reminded of just how brilliant Susan Cooper is as a writer. It is hard to talk about anything in this genre without comparing it to Harry Potter. I’ve grown to really like the HP series, and I think that Rowling’s’ writing has gotten better with each book–a fact that is perhaps as much a by-product of her intention to age the series with her readers as it is proof of her development as a writer. Cooper’s series, on the other hand, based on the four books I have read so far, is consistently top-notch from book 1 to book 5. All of the books can stand on their own as great reads, but as a collection, they add up to one a fantasy series that rivals and in some…

Book Reviews of The Dark Is Rising Sequence: Silver on the Tree; The Grey King; Greenwitch; The Dark Is Rising; and Over Sea, Under Stone
My Blog / January 6, 2017

Book Review: excellent for young readers Rating: 5 stars I love this series, I have since I first discovered it almost 10 years ago. I think that if more parents knew about this series and the effect that it can have on even reluctant readers that it would shortly become almost as popular as a certain other young man dealing with magical forces that we’ve all come to know. Book Review: One of the Best Rating: 5 stars Easily ranks up among other great series like Narnia, Potter and His Dark Materials, this series just didn’t get the exposure. Fabulous. I read these as a child (80’s) and purchased them to read again now. Book Review: Best Kids Books EVER Rating: 5 stars I’ve read these books about 10 times each since I was a kid and they never get old. Book Review: Underappreciated Rating: 5 stars To any parent of a young teen or a child heading toward that age, this is an absolute must have collection. To any fan of fantasy of any age, this is an absolute must have collection. To any fan of superbly written prose and compelling plots…well, you get the idea. Susan Cooper is…

Book Reviews of A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
My Blog / January 5, 2017

I am designing/building my own home and this book helped me adjust my plans until I had something that suits me perfectly instead of something “saleable.” Funny thing, everyone who sees the plan and my initial start is enchanted…. Forget building houses and start building homes. I also read A Timeless Way of Building, which is a nice introduction to this one. Book Review: A Pattern Language Rating: 5 stars This is an eye-opener. How form, structure and space can affect our mood, our sense of place, and our place in the communal structure are all rare insights deftly treated in this book. Book Review: A great book for understanding your world Rating: 5 stars I always knew that I felt comfortable and relaxed in some places (houses, rooms, neighborhoods), but it was often hard to put my finger on why. After reading this book, I know. It’s a bit hard to explain, but after Alexander explains the importance of, say, an entrance transition, you’ll know why even though you feel completely relaxed around Bill, you’re never relaxed at his house, which opens straight onto the street. Few books have changed my perceptions of my everyday world as much as…