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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. G. Bissinger
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

writermala, October 27, 2014

I confess I'm a sports fan; but I just couldn't understand how High School Football could define a town and what it stood for to such an extent. This is the remarkable true story of a town, a team, and a dream; the story of young teenagers giving everything they have for the greater glory of the team.

The town politics are clearly conservative and summed up as, "The Republicans have done nothing to help the Texas oilman for eight years, but when it comes down to voting for a liberal versus a conservative, most oilmen are conservatives."

Boobie miles perhaps personifies the team with his comment, "If I can't be the of attention, I don't want to be anything at all."
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The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life by Alex Bellos
The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

writermala, October 20, 2014

As we all well know, we have a Love hate relationship with Math. We either love Math or Love to hate it. Well, here is a book that you will love regardless of which group you fall under!

I enjoyed every chapter and was just astounded by some of the things I read. More importantly, I found Alex Bellos explaining really tough concepts in a fashion that one could understand even with a very basic knowledge of Math. If you've always been somewhat scared of Math but wanted to learn more this book is the perfect answer; and if you're a MAth lover/Geek you will love this book too.
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Mitford Years #10: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel by Jan Karon
Mitford Years #10: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel

writermala, October 17, 2014

This is the first Mitford book I read. It was interesting with very well developed characters. Father Kavanagh and his wife Cynthia are delightful people and father Tim as he is known is so real. He laughs and cries with his flock as for example when he reports sales of almost $500 on one day in the bookstore to the owner . "Tears. Not hers. His." Father Tim's volunteering in the bookstore gives him an opportunity to give us some great quotes like, "All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened." - Ernest Hemingway. This book is indeed an example of that very apt quote.
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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

writermala, October 13, 2014

"The Organized Mind" presents a wealth of information on all aspects of organizing. While the title indicates that the writer is going to be talking about the mind, he does much more than that. I learned how to organize my home, benefits of living in a clutter free environment; how to organize paper and computer files, how an organization is organized and yes, how an organized person is able to make better decisions.
The book tells us about the critical thinking skills essential to live in this Information age with brains which haven't caught up - physiologically evolving slowly from the hunter-gatherer phase.
An asset in any library and Oh! you can go to that Google job interview with confidence after reading this book!
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Michael Vey #04: Hunt for Jade Dragon by Richard Paul Evans
Michael Vey #04: Hunt for Jade Dragon

writermala, October 7, 2014

Michael and his troop are at it again. This time they are headed for Taiwan to save Jade Dragon a little girl. Will they save her? But before that, is Michael's dad dead or alive? Is Nichelle a friend or a foe? Every page poses a question and as my heart beat faster and faster I kept turning the pages. "I can't take this any more. I hope they retire!" This was my wish would it be granted? Why do I love this series? Am I just a typical "Young Adult?" Well, actually I'm a 62 year old "Young at heart adult!" Go Michael Vey!
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