Short Book Reviews (April)

These short book reviews were kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Music History by Andrew Sullivan Music history is a book written for an audience that wishes to discover the truth about its history. It is an excellent book, in my opinion, for music teachers, music institutes and universities that teach music as an introduction to their pupils Besides covering the history of modern music, classical, jazz, and rock music; this book also educates you in what electronic music means, where pop music []

Robert Germaux – Author Interview

Robert Germaux Author Interview In your own words, please tell us about Grammar Sex and Other Stuff:   As I say in the blurb for the book, it’s one man’s take on life’s little moments, minor annoyances and unexpected delights.   This book is a change from your previous books. What made you change things up?   I’ve enjoyed reading a couple of local newspaper columnists for several years. At some point, my wife suggested I try writing some essays myself, with []

Harkworth Hall by L.S. Johnson (Book Review #273)

Harkworth Hall is a late Georgian historical adventure novel that has hints of goth, romance, and thrill embedded into it. The story focuses on the lead heroine, Caroline whom is very smart, adventurous, and is likeable. Her situation in life is The author and underrated.com kindly requested this review, and it is very easy to see how lost and stuck she feels having to marry. There is, however, a twist to this tale and that is what makes the novel very interesting. []

“New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies,” by Najmieh Batmanglij: A Review by da-AL

*** Novelist da-AL will soon release her book, “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat.” For more of her writing, visit her blog: HappinessBetweenTails.WordPress.com *** It’s the start of Spring and with it Persian New Year, the time of year that is among the happiest everywhere in the world. A time brilliant with hope, promise, and gratitude for overcoming the year behind us. Yeah! We have survived! All people can peacefully celebrate! “New Food of Life,” by Najimieh Batmanglij celebrates the past that brought []

Chapter 4- Lesson 2- Infinitives

Infinitives   An infinitive is a verb phrase that almost always begins with ‘to’ and ends with a verb.   To have To talk To explore   Infinitives can be used as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.   For example: To dance was her greatest desire.   The way to act is through determination.   Here are some examples of some infinitive phrases:   To hope for a better tomorrow.   To forget all your fears   To walk into the sunset.   []


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