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This nineteenth-century Jewish classic was a staple in pre-war Europe. Fanny Neuda, wife of a rabbi, wrote these prayers for women to pray with both in synagogue and at home. In 1806, M. Mayer published this translation, which made the book available to a North American audience for the first time. This ebook version has been rescued from the depths of the Internet Archive and lovingly prepared.
This short, but practical guide introduces the reader to the relaxing hobby of adult coloring books. All the info you need to get started is here---what supplies to buy, where to get free pages, and a 30-day bootcamp with four themed weeks. Happy coloring!
Trapped in a Dream
on May 25, 2010
I got this for free during 'Read an Ebook Week' and do not think it is worth $7.99. I give the author props for a neat premise and a very gripping prologue, but as I got further into the book it started to drag a little. The dream sequences were not as interesting as the real-life mystery, and certain turns of phrase made it clear that English is not the author's native language. The book has promise, but it needs a bit of an edit, and at a commercial-level price like this one, readers deserve a book that's had one. I checked the author's website and she seems like a neat person, I will keep an eye out for her other stuff. But this book imho is not worth $7.99 in its current state.
Learn Me Good
on Aug. 14, 2010
This book was fairly average to me. I am a teacher and have a lot of experience with children, so I did not find most of his stories were in any way exceptional. It was fairly average teacher stuff. This book needed a stronger narrative drive, a drastic paring-down of the cutesy (puns, funny nicknames etc.) and just overall better material. Maybe someone who has never worked with kids would enjoy it more, but as someone who has, I did not find this book very dramatic or interesting. Sorry!
Travels in Ghana
on Jan. 17, 2011
Travels in Ghana is a simple but charming account of a woman's travels in Ghana in 2009. The book is a quick, but interesting read full of interesting characters. The author's driver, Stanley, was especially well described and it was great fun following them across the countryside together. Each chapter dealt with a different phase of the trip and many of the chapters included photographs. Cultural details about life in Ghana were incorporated when necessary and did not detract from the narrative or overwhelm it in any way. Ghana is a country many people would not think to visit on their own. I was interested to learn more about it and really felt like I was right there along with the author on her trip. The book ended with a short chapter on tips for travelers that was a helpful bonus.
Vampire General: Intern with the Vampire
on June 12, 2011
Great concept, and an intriguing fantasy world. Well-written too. But most of the characters are extremely unlikeable, and I got tired of the unremitting nastiness. Not sure why the author made that choice, but it didn't work for me. There was plenty of drama just in the premise itself, so I'm not sure why the characters all had to be so horrible.