Today, I went to visit a dear friend of mine and her one-year-old daughter, who LOVES her books. So, I thought, I’d say a few words about one of her favourites…
The full title of this little book is: “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes” and that about describes the book as well as provides an example of the types of rhymes it contains.
My personal favourite rhymes is: “But that Nooth Grush on my toothbrush … well, some are nice, but he is not.”
And so the rhymes go until (and beyond) the exciting climax towards the end of the book concerning who all is in the cellar.
It’s a delightful book for pre-schoolers that you won’t mind reading over and over and over.
…which is why I thought it may be a good time to look at “Emotional Awareness: Overcoming The Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion”, a book that I’ve been keeping in my pile of books to read.
The book is an account of conversations between Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Paul Ekman, PhD., who discuss emotions, from various perspectives, such as philosophy, science, spirituality and ethics. Focus is given to topics that address issues such as managing emotions, anger and forgiveness and, most of all, compassion. Here’s an audio excerpt from those conversations.
The book has a certain level of organization based on polarities such as East vs. West, biology vs. spirituality, destruction vs. construction and anger vs. compassion. And although I have a philosophical bend to my mind and respect the level of knowledge of both of these men, I found that you need to be really interested in the nitty-gritty of the topics discussed and that, often, points that were being made were left wide open, questions were raised and not quite answered.
This book has much to offer, but will not likely be enjoyed by the layman.
This may not be news to anyone in the 21st century, but….FREE ebooks! 🙂 Yes, it is true that I could go on and on about the wonderfulness of the (hard) printed word, but as someone who also enjoys the content of a book and free stuff, I find the concept revolutionary and the, occasional, e-printed word quite acceptable.
I have also found that there are e-books that are temporarily free and there are e-books that are permanently free. So, please, if you do have the technology, but like me, you’ve been using your computer predominantly as a typewriter, check it out.
( I do realize that there are loads of other “permanently free” books hanging around the internet, but I have yet to check them all out.)
And now back to my musings on the topic of “what exactly is a blog” and “how exactly does it work”….