Posts Tagged ‘books’

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore


This book is a non-fiction book that tells the stories of two men and how their lives became intertwined just because of one remarkable woman. The story begins with each man’s childhood and some of the trials (or lack thereof) they faced. Denver is your typical slave. Growing up in a life that includes lots of hard work and very little earthly possessions. Ron begins life living in a home in which they paid people to do work like Denver. Life continues for each young man. Ron marries a young lady who is a fascinating woman. She gets him to volunteer at a food shelter with her. Together they work and help feed some of the homeless people in the area – one who is Denver. Denver is a very hard man who seems to balk at these people trying to help out. Debbie (Ron’s wife) encourages Ron to become friends with Denver. Ron does it to appease his wife, but it leads into something more. The story continues with their lives as friends as they go through various trials including hardships, cancer, and death.

 

This book was a very good read. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is written in first-person. As you read the book, it feels as if you are in the same room as these men and they are telling you their stories. The book makes you emotionally attached to the characters and I found myself crying and laughing throughout the book. Overall, a very good book I would recommend.

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Christian Family Guide to Organizing Your Life by James S. Bell, Jr.


This book is about like the title says organizing your life. The majority of the book is how to organize your house and how that helps you have a more organized life. The last little bit is about organizing your papers, email, and computer to help organize your life. The one thing this book states that is very important is that you don’t become magically organized. It is an effort that begins with you. If you do not start getting organized now, you never will be. This book has a lot of good tips on how to keep your home and life organized. Some parts are extreme (like having a file folder for every day of the week to organize your papers), but some people might need that. Having been written in 2003, this book is a little outdated. It talks about people having “palm-tablets” and leaves out some great tools that have been invented in recent years. The section on organizing your home was excellent and was a great read with some really good tips on how to help keep your home organized. I would recommend the book to anyone who is looking to organize his life a little more.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Mockingjay is the third and final book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. It begins with Katniss learning how to live in District 13. Peeta is still in the Capital under the control of President Snow. While Katniss is returning back to full health, the soldiers from 13 manage to get Peeta out of the Capital and back to District 13. While in the Capital, President Snow has transformed Peeta into a Katniss-hating machine. They work slowly and patiently to try to get Peeta back to his normal self. This book is about how Katniss, Gale, Peeta and other rebels work to free the Districts from President Snow. At the end of the book, the author finally had Katniss making her decision on who she loves – Peeta or Gale. I believe this was the best book of the three with all the action and drama going on. There was a lot of suspense in the book and it was very hard to put down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. It begins the story with Katniss’ life after the Hunger Games and about her trying to adjust to life back in District 12. She is still torn with the idea of whether or not she really does love Peeta after the games. The Hunger Games the next year is a special one – the Quarterly Quell. It celebrates the 75th Hunger Games. What more to celebrate the anniversary than to have two from each of the victors from the past Hunger Games go back to the arena! District 12 has only had 3 winners – Haymitch, Peeta, and Katniss. This means that Katniss will be going back in and Peeta takes Haymitch’s place as Tribute. This Hunger Games is different. You can tell that not very many people are happy about the way Tributes were chosen. President Snow visits Katniss before the games and tells her she needs to convince the world of her love for Peeta. This book ends on a shocking comment that drives you to read the next book to figure out what exactly is happening. Just like the first book, I would highly reccomend this book to anyone. It is a little “Twilight-y” and has the drama of “Who is Katniss going to choose – Peeta or Gale?” Other than the little drama there it is a fantastic book that keeps you desiring to read it.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


The Hunger Games was one of the best books I’ve read in awhile. It grabs your attention and sweeps you into the story of Katniss and her fight to survive the Hunger Games. After volunteering as tribute for her sister, Katniss heads to the Capital for the annual Hunger Games. Every year the Hunger Games are a battle between two from each district to see who can fight and survive. The Capital has the Hunger Games to remind each district of the horrible war that it already went through and to remind them that they do not want to go through that again. Once Katniss is in the Hunger Games, the book tells in description every thought she thinks as she and her fellow tribute from District 12, Peeta, try to survive. This is a must read book to anyone who is looking for a book full of adventure and drama. I would highly recommend it to anyone.