The Tales Of Wooffer’s Woods

By Betty Fasig

The Tales Of Wooffers WoodsThe Tales Of Wooffer’s Woods : Wooffer is a collection of thirty-three short animal-adventure children stories originally written by Betty Fasig for her family. The center character is Wooffer, a hairy dachshund puppy that “mom”, the author, receives as a surprise Xmas gift from her fun-loving family.

A host of animals grace the pages of Wooffer, including Old Agnes the mouse, thoughtful and protective Margaret the hen, Marygrey the pregnant rabbit, a proud and endearing peacock named Cho Lee who loves to strut his stuff and falls in love with a quail, and best friends Ibie the Ibis and Maudie the horse.

The stories are thoughtfully placed in chronological order, right down to the season. It even includes a Xmas story! This is a book about a puppy that changes the opinions of those around him, wins hearts and becomes a reliable, heroic friend. Wooffer earns respect from all the animals for miles around and becomes a bit of a legend by the time he grows up.

Generally warm, fun and light-hearted, Wooffer also tackles real-life issues from moving, loneliness, gaining respect, discerning truth from what one is told, getting lost, overcoming bullies and more.

Having spent a few years on a farm in my youth, I see germs of truth in the animal relationships and can verify the strange and wonderful bonds that happen between species. The epilogue provides a nice closure by revealing how all the animals still return to the same area annually and spend time with Wooffer and his friends discussing the old times and having new adventures.

Inserted occasionally are several adorable amateur drawings of life and adventures on the farm that are sure to entertain children. The cover is a photograph of the inspiration for the main character – the author’s dog – which gives a more realistic feel to the book than a characterization or drawing could have done.

The book’s underlying theme is that no matter how small a person may think they are, or how small of a thing they may do – they can make a difference to the lives of those around them. And this is an encouraging thought.

Wooffer is an excellent book for bedtime stories, but will be best enjoyed when reading to groups of children. Written in such a way that the reader can easily characterize the animals and situations with their voice, the book is sure to bring giggles of joy to groups of children. As such, I think Wooffer would be an excellent addition to the bookshelves of libraries, schools, daycare centers and the like.

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Take Your Best Shot

By Daniel L. Schindler

Take Your Best ShotTake Your Best Shot : Known nationally and internationally, Dan Schindler is a respected teacher. He’s also a first-rate writer. Take Your Best Shot represents some of Dan’s best literary work. Once again, he’s created a superb reference book for those who wish to understand the basics of shotgunning, and be more consistent in the shooting box.

Take Your Best Shot, step-by-step, helps you get organized before you call for the target–then move the gun into the sight picture that gets the X. In clear, reassuring language, Dan walks you through equipment selection; eye dominance; a proper setup on the target; a strategy that works, and how to choose a dependable shooting method. He also covers safety; recoil; focus; gun mount; sight pictures and much, much more.

We believe readers can honestly relate to Dan’s writing because he spends a lot of time in the shooting box, teaching and competing. He speaks the language. Just as importantly, his writing has a unique ability to converse with you on your level. Dan’s recommendations not only deliver a broken target, but a much better comprehension of how to break each target thereafter.

You hold in your hand a genuinely useful tutorial that can improve your shooting performance–now–and many years from now. Take Your Best Shot is a rock solid, dependable manual on how to be successful behind the trigger–and your tool-box for when you’re not.

The lessons in Take Your Best Shot are invaluable. If your goal is to have more fun shooting, and a score higher, we highly recommend you start with this book.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor DadRich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! : A lot of people have read Robert Kiyosaki’s books (and he has a lot of them), but this is the one that started them all.

I think what endears people to Rich Dad Poor Dad is the story. It seems to me that whenever a non-fiction book teaches with stories, it does very well. So, if you’re going to write a non-fiction book, weave your info into a story.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is the story of Robert learning the habits of the rich from his best friend’s dad. Robert’s own dad was a highly paid, highly educated government official, but who ended up poor (this is his “poor dad”). His best friend’s dad was not highly educated, but he started lots of businesses, bought lots of real estate, and invested in stocks. He is “rich dad”.

Some lessons or themes that keep coming up:

*School prepares you for a job while financial education prepares you for better financial habits that lead to a more prosperous life

*The rich invest in ways that the poor and middle class do not

*The rich invest in assets that produce class flow, and then reinvest that cash flow into other assets

*The poor invest in liabilities, or things that take money out of their pockets

*The middle class tend to go to school, get a job, buy everything on credit, get raises, then buy bigger houses and nicer cars, under-save and under-invest, and then retire on less than what they should have.

*There are 3 kinds of income:
-Earned income (what you make when you’re there)
-Passive income (money that comes to you when you’re not there…that can come through businesses, real estate income, intellectual property, etc)
-Portfolio income (money that also comes when you’re not there…but specifically from stocks, mutual funds, and other such paper investments)

As it turns out, Robert didn’t go on to become a rich guy too soon into his adult years, like his best buddy did. Robert went into the Navy to learn how to sail ships, then to the Marines to fly helicopters in the Vietnam war. I might have the timeline wrong, but he he was a top-selling Xerox sales rep for several years. And then he went on to start a successful business importing/selling those Velcro nylon surfer wallets from the eighties. Remember those? After a few years, that business went bust.

Eventually he made the jump into buying assets…income producing real estate…and within 8 to 10 years, he and is wife retired. Then six months later he came out of retirement to start his financial education business…which includes his books, board games, tapes, seminars, etc. In reality, it sounds like he’s started a whole ton of other businesses too, but that’s what I’ve pieced together from other books of his that I’ve read. Notice that most of his activities center around passive income?

It’s a great and easy read and should shock you out of your usual way of looking at money. Another one of his books that I like a lot is one he didn’t even write by himself…aptly named “Success Stories”. It’s a collection stories by many of Robert’s students that have taken his advice and who started businesses or are collecting assets that produce cash flow.

There’s so much more that can be said, but it’s time for you to start the adventure of reading a new book. Try to think of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” as financial education; it will make the purchase that much easier to justify.

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Cowards

By Glenn Beck

CowardsCowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say Just in time for the next presidential election the subject of this book is something that seems to be avoided in most of the debates taking place before the election. I am referring to the American people being told nothing but the whole truth regarding the major issues. The sad thing is that the truth is out there, however people do not want to hear it because it usually makes them uncomfortable.

The one time Fox News TV show host, Glenn Beck who is the author of Cowards targets thirteen serious issues. These are hot issues that no one else seems to want to tackle due to a variety of reasons. Things such as how having only two parties contesting the elections often results in the Americans not having any good options. Glen also exposes who the real George Soros really is, and his organization the Open Society Institute (OSI).

Glenn Beck, currently has a radio show that is syndicated radio and has written many other books in the past couple of years. He has had seven of them hit the #1 position on the New York Times bestsellers list. He is the perfect person to author this book as he is infamous for his defiance of what we call the norm for his whole career. As a result he has often been trashed and called bad names. There are quite a large number of people who do not like him and his views.

I would go as far as saying that this is probably Glenn Beck’s best book so far. I enjoyed the how in Cowards, the politicians are called out. It is refreshing how it takes important topics and breaks them down. This makes it easier for the reader to better understand the issues, as he tries to use simple, everyday English. For instance on page 17 he writes that “we are the mark — the sucker — in a national shell game….. It doesn’t matter which shell you choose or how many times you play or how closely you pay attention . . . The ball will never be where you think it is.”

This is a fast paced, easy to read book that has 50 or more pages of footnotes. It is formatted like a text book and may take a little while to get used to this effective format. I congratulate Mr Beck on his courage to write this book and I would recommend anyone with an open mind to read his book. When you finish reading “Cowards” make sure you pass it on to a relative, friend or neighbor.

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Fabulous After 50

By Judy Steinberg And Raechel Donahue

Fabulous After 50Fabulous After Fifty: And Sexy at Sixty! For women in this day and age, hitting 50 doesn’t automatically call for breaking out the knitting needles. Today’s mature woman has the verve and style of a much younger person, yet she emanates the power and wisdom that can only come with those extra years.

While life may not exactly begin at 50, it doesn’t have to lose speed either. Women wanting to keep their lives glamorous, confident, sexy and successful can find a bonanza of experience and advice in “Fabulous After 50: And Sexy at 60!”.

Co-author Judy Steinberg, an attractive, vibrant woman who is often mistaken for someone decades younger, was utterly shocked when she first experienced age discrimination. At that moment, she vowed to share her frank and funny insights with older women everywhere.

With great panache, Steinberg offers tips and tricks on everything from diets and exercise to interpreting what a man is really saying and the importance of female friendships.

Whether one is suddenly single or simply looking for some sisterly advice, Steinberg navigates the course by addressing issues specific to women who are old enough to remember “Sex and the Single Girl.”

The book is a salute to a new generation of vital, successful and gorgeous older women.

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