You know the commercials, where women get a mere whiff of Axe and they're all over its wearer? Well, my order of Axe arrived and my girlfriend opened it. She smelled it, and the next thing you know... Let's just say I was ready to give this product 5 stars before it ever made it to my bathroom; before I ever applied it to my skin! When I finally did, it smelled great, I felt clean, and my girlfriend L-O-V-E-D it. I had been using Axe Anarchy, so I was already aware that Axe bodywash is "the truth." But this Apollo flavor was definitely preferred by my GF, and that's what's most important, right??
Alif the Unseen has a great basic idea that really pulled me in... But the author's writing begins to meander about half-way through, which lost me.
From the get-go, we meet Alif: An underground computer hacker/programmer living under a cruel, despotic Middle-Eastern regime. He's in love with a girl of a much higher social class -- Alif is actually half-Indian, with a mother who converted from Hinduism and an absentee father with many wives -- and his lover is pledged to marry a leader of the repressive regime. Unable to talk with Alif any longer, the girl gives him a mysterious book... here's where the adventure begins.
Alif meets a strange character who claims to be… Read more
Homework For Grown-Ups sounds like a great idea. I was an average student in elementary through high school, and below-average (at first) in college. After taking a break and going back to school in my mid-20's, I was shocked at how easy it all was. If only school were as easy and fun when I was younger, I would have retained all of the "useless" knowledge I crammed for tests, and I could use it today... This was my thinking when I picked up this book, and after Chapter-1 on English Literature, I thought it was great selection!
However, when you get to the test on Chapter-1, you find that this book is even worse than your old schoolteachers. The book does do a good job explaining… Read more