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This is the second novel that I have read by Murakami. The first one being A Wild Sheep Chase. I found this novel satisfying at several points throughout, but I was so aggravated by the repetitiveness. I also kept thinking as I was reading how many times can you get to this point and have nothing happen, or how many times do you have to mention this and have it not be fully explained. I give it four stars because I thought it was a good novel, and to end up in another world that parallel's your own world. It was just that the fact that it was repetitive and the fact that we never got to learn the truth from certain characters, and never saw characters we were acquainted with throughout the whole story at the end.
Like someone said before the beginning was slow, but still interesting. The second half of the book picked up, but began to wane ad carry on way too long. It could've been wrapped in less pages than more than 11 hundred.
First off let me say that I am a big bookworm and enjoy reading all types of books. I would have to say this is one of the best psychic books I have ever read. I have been a kid who was always fascinated by the paranormal and have had many experiences when I was younger. I was always able to see spirits in the apartment my family and I lived in when I was a kid. I would see them come out of my brothers and I closet. So that was my first ever experience with the paranormal.
Another time I had ghostly experiences was when I would go visit my grandmother during the summer. I would see and hear the toilet seat go down, when it was left up and I would always see a lady walk by the bookshelf in the dining room as I was looking at the books and disappear when she reached the end. This book is perfect, because it talks about experiences that kids have, how we are all psychic when were kids, what it's like for children who had near-death experiences(since I had one when I was twelve) and what the other side looks like to them...which is what I experienced too!
I also find it interesting about having recollections from the other side and previous life's when we come into our new incarnation. It also has a lot of interesing stories about kids seeing deceased loved-one's. Some that they never met before or werent alive when they were. I give it 5 stars, because it goes deep into discussing about our many lives we have had on earth, how we are spirtually when we come into another body, how we see deceased loved ones, even before we come to this world again and so much more. I also like how Sylvia says not to put kids down or telling them to stop imagining things when it comes to seeing real ghosts and spirits. Also the fact that our imaginary friends when were younger aren't imaginary at all, but spirits from the other side.
This book made me even more spirtual than I already am, and made me realize even more how everything comes from God, and that there are tons more things out there in this universe than just us. I think that, because of this great big world that God made, why couldn't there be something else on different planets? Also why couldn't there be different realms?
Another terrific album by the amazing and talented Christina Aguilera. She pulls out a lot of wonderful vocal styles here with a combination of upbeat, jazzy and melodic songs. Her range is wonderful and each song is one to hear over and over again, without skipping a single track. The Parental Advisory symbol is fitting here even though all of her songs on here hardly have bad language, because a few of the tracks do, and one has an implication of some pregorative sexual meanings.
She always comes up with new ways to incorporate her music to the world and with powerful vocals to match them. I give this album because each song is outstanding and to be loved by all fans of Christina(like me) and others who are just getting introduced to her music. Some of the stand out songs, even though they all are are Bionic, WOOHOO, You Lost Me(The video is terrific and matches the song perfectly),Desnudate, Lift Me Up, Glam and Prima Donna just to name a few. Parents if your kids are just getting into Christina Aguilera this is one album to not get them, but get her self-titled debut album which has songs that are more friendly for that age group.
Today I found my first-edition "Where's Waldo" book. As I was looking through it and reading the captions that Waldo says throughout the book, it brought bck wonderful memories of my childhood.
My mom got me the first Waldo book when it first came out in 1987. She saw how much I enjoyed the book, and that I was really pouring over the pages looking for the elusive traveler, and his items in each scene, that she bought the second Where's Waldo book "Where's Waldo Now" the following year. I loved that book right away, too!
The differences between the first and second edition of Where's Waldo is somewhat numerous. First off Waldo's appearance is better drawn than he was on and in the first edition, his position has changed in each scene, new characters have been added, some of the words and things to search for have been cut-out or altered. It took me awhile to get use to the changes, but after awhile I have grown to love the updated second edition of Where's Waldo book, just as much as the first edition.
The first scene you have to spot Waldo and the newly added characters and items in is "In Town" where you find a "Happy Barber"(in the first edition he is called a "Keen Barber.") who is cutting men's heads bald,a man with goggles and a snorkel on a fountain, a man coming out of a man-hole, a waiter who isn't paying attention and so much more. From there you go to the beach which has an overdressed man wearing a winter time outfit, a cowboy, a human being stepped on, a boy who isn't allowed any ice-cream and so much more. There are several more places that Waldo explores, so go ahead and purchase this and see if you can find him there. This book and all the rest of the Waldo books will keep you hooked and looking for him hours on end. You will become a Waldo fanatic like I have been these pass twenty-three years.
I love all of Miley Cyrus's music, and this cd doesn't disappoint at all! Every song is wonderfully sung, has amazing beats, ballads and shows how much Miley has matured in her music, and is finding more of her own style of music. Her new album doesn't have one song that you want to skip over at all, and once you start listening to it...you will never want to stop. Her last cd's made me appreciate her singing and lyrical talent, but this cd made me love her music...even more. I love the cover of Poisons "Every Rose Has It's Thorn." She has terrific vocals on there, and the acoustic guitar is terrifically played on that song.
It is such a different, but amazingly new sound for Miley Cyrus, and a way to stretch her musical ability. This will be one of my top favorite albums of the year, and I can't wait to see more of what Miley has up her sleeve. She gets five stars, because she gets getting better, and has more of a promising future with finding out different styles of music that she can perform beautifully.
This is such a terrific new album by Eminem. All the songs are well produced, put together and sung, that you don't even have to skip any song ever!!! Some of the songs that stick out to me most are Going Through Changes(which is a very sad song) which samples "Changes" by Ozzy Osbourne, W.T.P, 25 to Life, So Bad, the first single from the album "Not Afraid" and more. This album shows how talented Eminem is and how far he came from when he first started. If you're a fan of Eminem and good music in general,then this album will be perfect for you to buy!...Read more
I love horror films and movies that are scary, but this film was far from it. I mean it was so boring just to see them sitting around for awhile, sleeping, and not enough paranormal activity going on at all. The previews really threw you for a lupe, and it just didn't live up to the hype. I would not recommend this for anyone, because you will get bored watching it, too!...Read more
This is such a brilliant look into the life of Bree Tanner and the rest of the newborn vampires. It is very fast-paced at first, with a lot of fun,gruesome and amazing parts. The story evolves more as you move through the pages, get to see the world through Bree's eyes, and her developing relationship with Diego. A few things Bree learns along the way is that Riley isn't being truthful to the newborn vampires that Victoria(she is known as her throughout most of the book) created. After finding out that they are able to go out in the sun, despite what Riley says "Bree and Diego" go further to find out the truth about what Riley and Victoria are truly up too!
It is very sad to read that Bree with the rest of the newborn vampires are to do what Riley and Victoria have planned out, without full trust as to what is to be done. Victoria created these newborn vampires to kill Bella Swan, and Riley sets it up to have the newborn's do the dirty work. The last time that Bree sees Diego alive after he was listening in on Riley and Victoria discussing the problem, and the arrival of the Volturi vampires coming. Who are like the police of the vampire world. Riley returns back, and is upset about vampires getting killed, because they need to be united to defeat the threat of the golden eyed vampires(the Cullens), and convinces the newborns that they are older and weaker, and that is why their eyes are yellow. As Bree finally realizes that Diego is dead, she gives herself up, and is taken by the Cullens, and is told to close her eyes, and tells them everything that Riley told them, and how she figured out the truth. After the battle with the other newborns, and the Cullens capture and killing of Victoria...the Volturi arrive. There are a lot more parts that are sad in the book, but I don't want give away to much, for those who haven't read it yet...
They have a discussion with the Cullens about how it wasn't up to them to keep Bree alive, but that decision lies with the Volturi, even after Jasper's promise to keep Bree alive, if she didn't go after Bella. It was really sad to read and see how Bree was led to do something that she didn't want to, and was lied to the whole time. The ending is very sad where Jane tells Felix that she wants to go, and he must do what has to be done, and then Bree closes her eyes , which is the final part of the book and that is when she dies. I give this five stars, because it is such a wonderful thing to experience part of the Twilight saga, through someone else's eyes other than Bella's. This is truly my favorite book of the "Twilight" saga...even though I love them all.
Another wonderful book written by the brilliant Jodi Picoult. It is very riveting and emotional. It is a book that is also so captivating...that you will never want to put it down! It starts out with the O'keefe's Sean, Charlotte and Amelia. Being in her 30's Charlotte is having a hard time conceiving another child. But she does become pregnant again and doesn't know at first that there is something wrong with the baby inside of her. It is not until her doctor notices something wrong with her child. Their baby is then born, but starts to almost die, but is revived, and is told to her parents that she has osteogenesis imperfecta,which makes a person's bones break a lot easier.
There is a lot of courtroom action in here as Charlotte goes out to sue her doctor, which is also her friend. The trial takes up a majority of the book, but keeps you so wrapped into it that you become a part of the characters lives. It also explores the decision that parents sometimes have to make. The ending is a very sad one as Willow the daughter of the O'keefes who has OI(Osteogenesis Imperfecta) dies after the ice cracks on the lake, just as her mom wins the lawsuit and tell her to get her sister Amelia in, so they can bake something. In the end Charlotte bakes one final recipe in memory of Willow. This book will make you cry at the end, so be sure to have tissues handy.
Hilary Duff always puts out such wonderful music. The beats are good, the lyrics are amazing, and she just sings them so powerfully, that you know she puts her all into the songs. This albums is one of the many, that I can listen to all the way through, without ever skipping a song. Her voice is so powerful that she is a comfort to listen to, and like one of my other favorite singers/actresses Miley Cyrus she is just all around talented in both fields. She seems nice,normal,talented and very down-to-earth! Keep up the good work Hilary Duff! I can't wait to see new movies, and hear more wonderful music by Hilary that is to come. I recommend this cd to all fans of music and Hilary Duff...just like I am!...Read more