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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Discover the Greatest Books Ever Written

At the top of the list has to be the Bible. How many people do you know that actually read their Bible consistently? It is filled with the history of the world, and actually has information about our past, present and future. You can read it over and over again and each time, learn something new and inspiring.

Used book stores. There are multiple reasons to peruse through used book stores. Many times you will find books that are out of date, and cannot be found anywhere else. It may not be the latest or greatest, but it could become a valued book that you will treasure for a long time.

Sometimes libraries or other organizations will hold book sales. You may find yourself walking out carrying many books and paying pennies on the dollar. At these type of sales there is always an excitement in the air. There are usually many books to choose from and they are ridiculously inexpensive.

Traditional bookstores are still around, although unfortunately the number is dwindling. You will pay top dollar, unless you are buying something on sale, but you will find the latest books available. There are many to choose from, and bookstores are still an exciting place to visit. Some even have seats where you can sit down and read.

You never know what you will find at a garage sale or a flea market. People don’t normally shop these venues specifically for books, but you may find something special. That goes for music also. The book lover is always on the lookout, and a garage sale or flea market may hold that next great read.

And the last, but certainly not the least good place to find great books, is the internet. When we think about buying books on the internet, the first place we think of is Amazon. That is certainly the best place to buy new, as well as used books on the internet, but there are other places as well. There are many online bookstores and each one has its own appeal. There is even an online bookstore that only sells books that are self-published. That means that you would have a hard them finding them in a traditional bookstore, or even on Amazon. There are many great books, well written, very interesting, but are hard to find. With this latest information, your next greatest read may be just a click away.

Rufus Finds A Home

Rufus is full of energy and wants to play. He loves to chase sticks, go for long walks, and explore his surroundings. While Charlie would love to run around with his dog, the man has grown old and tired – he can’t play fetch with his dog now. The two sit by a tree on a beautiful fall day, as Charlie worries about his dog. Soon Charlie will be moving to his daughter’s house, and Rufus won’t be able to follow his owner to the new home. Charlie remembers many of the fun times the two shared, but his thoughts keep returning to his dog’s future. What will become of Rufus?

While the two friends sit quietly by the tree, a young boy comes up to Charlie. He asks the man about his dog – what’s his name, can he do any tricks – and Charlie’s face lights up. There’s nothing he loves better than talking about Rufus. Charlie tells Jimmy about the tricks Rufus can do, how the dog went to doggie school and was a star pupil, and how Rufus helps around the house. Jimmy is quickly joined by his sister Heather, and their mother, and all three are intrigued by the beautiful golden retriever.

As Charlie talks about his dog, Heather notices that he is quite sad.

“Then why are you sad?” asked the boy’s sister, Heather,
“A fine dog like Rufus should bring joy forever.”
“I know,” said the man, wiping tears from his eyes,
“but old age has taken my youth by surprise.”

It’s obvious that Jimmy and his family are loving people who adore Rufus. Will they be able to give the dog a new home?

While I’ve read and reviewed many dog stories that deal with rescues and finding homes for abandoned dogs, this is the first one that deals with a very difficult, but rarely discussed, topic of what happens when an elderly person is no longer able to care for their pet. Having to part with a beloved pet is hard for anybody, but for an elderly person who may have already lost a spouse, or other loved one, the event can be particularly stressful. Told in rhyme, with lovely photographs of Rufus that fit perfectly with each page’s action, the story is easy to follow and heartwarming too. Rufus Finds a Home is a book that children will love to read, while it also educates them about how/why dogs sometimes need new homes.

Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night

As the story opens, our hero is outside her house, introducing readers to herself and her home. She then introduces her good friend, Bartholomew Blink – a mouse with a great big smile. Tabitha and Bartholomew are “besties” who love to play hide and seek all day long. They play inside the house, around the kitchen table, and everywhere there’s a good hiding place, until they get tired. Then it’s nap time! A little rest, and then it’s time to play again – all day long. Until… the daylight slips away.

As the sun fades, Bartholomew Blink confides to his friend:

“I get kind of scared,”
he admits with a fright.
“Things just aren’t the same
when the day turns to night.”

Bartholomew Blink then tells his friend about all the scary things that come out at night. The little mouse is convinced there’s a big, furry monster in the closet, a witch under the bed… and… and… oh, don’t even ask him what’s at the bottom of the stairs!

Tabitha Fink listens carefully to her friend and thankfully, this is one smart cat! She tells Bartholomew:

“You imagine the worst
and you’re certain it’s true.
I’ve been there myself.
I felt just like you.”

Tabitha Fink’s solution of turning into a “Ninja at Night” and what she does as a ninja, will undoubtedly delight children. Her actions as a ninja are funny and author Felty is to be credited for coming up with such a clever and unique solution to Bartholomew’s problem.

Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night is the third book in the “Tabitha Fink” series, and like the others (Tabitha Fink: The Cat With One Eye and Tabitha Fink On a Mission to Mars), it is an adorable tale about a wonderful, incredibly up-beat cat that young readers will love. This newest book tackles a common fear youngsters often deal with – fear of the dark – and does it with such humor and cheer that little ones will want the book read to them over and over. In short, this is the perfect book not just to help children overcome their fear of the dark, but simply a fun bedtime story for all children.

Numbers In a Book Title

A number is a quickly comprehended visual because it’s a symbol and is represented by a minimal amount of characters. For example ‘One Thousand’ spelled out is represented by 12 characters, but only four characters if used as a number; 1000. This can save space on your cover and in this digital world sometimes a savings of a few characters can make a difference whether your complete book title is displayed by Google or even on Amazon. Furthermore, there’s a magic number of 65 characters for some search engines before it gets truncated or cut off. Another often overlooked benefit is that a number rises to the top of a list when alphabetized right along with symbols like ‘@’ or ‘$’ for example.

Here’s a list of a few well known books that have used a number in the title:

1. Catch-22

2. The 4-Hour Work Week

3. The 4-Hour Chef

4. The 4-Hour Body

5. Europe on $5 a Day

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7. Fahrenheit 451

8. 1984

9. The 39 Steps

10. 1, 2, Buckle My Shoe

11. Around the World in 80 Days

12. 1001 Arabian Nights

13. 13 Reasons Why

14. 3:10 to Yuma

15. Beneath the 13 Moons

16. Size 12 is Not Fat

17. 13 Little Blue Envelopes

18. 13 Treasures

19. The 6th Target

20. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts