Monday, May 27, 2013

Fiend, by Toletha J. Dixon

Hmmmm, Interesting...

I am thoroughly confused at this book.

Reads very fast. Short book, only 50 pages...
You want to get through the book to find out who this 'fiend' is. And who's hurting who.
However, in the end I was very confused. The book did not 'wrap up' the storyline. I still would like to know just what the author meant. LOL. Ever see those movies where you walk out and say "What a great movie, what happened?" LOL.
That is how I felt. I tried to contact the author to ask, but she, unfortunately, does not have her own webpage.

Anywho, it's worth the read, if you get it from the library or something. But if you purchase you might be disappointed.  I thought it was just ME so I had my husband read it, to explain it to me. He was also very confused. LOL.

Description of book: 9 years old Jacob Setherman has been tortured and beatened by an unstrange presence every night during the past year. Neither his mother nor stepfather, Angela Setherman and Keith Adams, can help him. Jacob is faced to defend himself alone as this Fiend becomes more and more hateful and terrorizing.
  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478709308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478709305
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Copic Coloring Guide Level 3: People

    a great guide for all artists

    For artists looking to improve and broaden their knowledge and skills coloring with Copic markers, this third volume in the Copic Coloring Guide series is a must-have reference manual for coloring every aspect of people and faces for stamped images. Detailed step-by-step tutorials demonstrate advanced techniques for coloring faces, hair, and clothing to give unique personality to each drawing. Expert tips for coloring eyes and lips and adding shading around facial features are explained in an easy-to-understand manner, while the theory behind creating lifelike skin tones and the secrets to creating youthful or aged faces are also revealed. Artists will discover how to pick the perfect hair color and create highlights, waves, and curls; techniques for creating texture in clothing from stripes and plaids to pleats and folds, and even the look of washed denim, are also provided. A CD-ROM containing all of the tutorial images is included.
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's; Pap/Cdr edition (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596354801
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596354807
  • Easy Openwork Knit Tops

    great book for the serious knitter!  click here for purchase

    Versatile styles with a modern appeal are highlighted in this unique needlework project book that guides knitters through accomplishing five openwork knit garments. The simple patterns feature a variety of techniques that can be accomplished by beginners, such as basic garter and stockinette stitches as well as yarn overs, and the projects call for large needles and fine yarns that easily produce the loosely knitted weave that makes these tops stand out. The shaping is minimal for the lightweight vests, drape-front cardigans, and tops in this pattern collection, making it more accessible to knitters that are still learning, and the drape of the finished garments significantly factors into selecting the best specific yarns for each top to ensure that knitters can painlessly make items that look great when worn.
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159635741X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596357419
  • Succeeding While Black: A Blueprint for Success by Matthew R. Drayton

    The Tried and True Road to Success...Hard work and solid ethics may be old-fashioned...but they're indispensable to success in life. Succeeding While Black draws attention to and provides solutions for many of the issues facing African-Americans. Many young African-American men will find themselves in prison, in gangs, and on the streets without opportunities to succeed. African-American children still trail behind other ethnicities in almost every academic statistical category in America. By sharing his own story and personal struggles, author Matt Dayton debunks the myth of a challenging early life inevitably resulting in failure, and candidly shares his journey of changed focus and better decisions. Drawing on a lifetime of mentoring and leadership, Matt provides the building blocks to success-from appearance to attitude-in an accessible voice that will appeal to all readers. If you are working with African-American youth, this book is a must-have.
  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Drayton Communications (March 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578119250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578119250