Colin McDowell, Seeking middle ground with his latest project, has written “The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do” (to be published on Sept. 30 by Phaidon Press), Mr. McDowell, who has written more than 20 books, breaks fashion history down neatly by examining clothing as it relates to specific body parts. That is, the head, hips, torso, arms, genitals and so on. A chapter on wrists, for example, manages to include, in the space of two pages, references to Egyptian amulets, Queen Victoria, Gianni Agnelli, Swatch and Lance Armstrong’s rubber wristbands. Feet, bearing more burden, get eight pages. Read more here.
“Hauntings in Middleborough, Lakeville and Their Neighbors (Our Neighborhood Ghosts) by Edward and Yolanda Lodi of Rock Village Publishing have written a new new book of local ghost stories. The book is comprised of 29 true stories from 25 writers, including Jane Lopes, editor of The Middleboro Gazette. Read more here.
(PRWEB) July 26, 2013
Polly Campbell, author of the recent book from Viva Editions, Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, recently wrote an article for Psychology Today about the power of saying “I will” verse saying “will I?” It seems that just a simple turn of phrase can drastically impact the way people perceive their goals, and the likelihood that they will achieve them.
“Next time you hear your own voices chirping in your head, notice what they’re saying. You don’t have to believe them. You don’t have to repeat them. You don’t have to become what the bad ones say you already are. Just be aware and the, escort them out that mental door. Then replace the “I’ll try” with “I’m doing it.” Substitute the “I can’t” with “Will I?” and be open to what happens next.”
Here is the author Polly Campbell in an interview.
New York (PRWEB) July 26, 2013
Here’s a predicament all too many music students face: They’ve aced their Ear Training class but find themselves lagging behind in performance at a rehearsal or a jam session. The reason is simple. Counting intervals while music is going by in real time is just too slow a method, because it is necessary to identify which notes are being played instantly; it needs to be second nature, just the way one distinguishes red from blue. Muse Eek Publishing company’s “Ear Training One Note Complete”provides the method for this to happen.
Ear Training One Note Complete is an entirely new way of teaching ear training. It develops the ability to know what notes others are playing when they are performing, as well as helping to compose without an instrument, through knowing what notes one is hearing in one’s head. This new ear training is based on the idea of hearing sound in relation to a “key center” as opposed to an “interval.” Most seasoned musicians hear this way only after years of playing but with the “Ear Training One Note Complete Method, ” a student can accelerate the process and experience many years of ear training in a fraction of the time.
Using this method will completely transform one’s musical perception and has already changed many musicians’ careers. Even students that are just beginning with music have found that it completely alters the way they hear music. The secret behind this ear training is recognizing and memorizing the sound of every note within a key center through a set of unique exercises that can be done any place that you can listen to an MP3 player. Read the press release in its entirety here.
Here is a list of the 15 best books of the year so far according to Amazon. These books are geared toward readers between the ages of 3 and 5.
#15: Toys in Space by Grey, Mini
#14: Daredevil by McCarthy, Meghan
#13: Flora and the Flamingo by Idle, Molly
#12: Ol’ Mama Squirrel by Stein, David Ezra
#11: One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne
#10: Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and Suzy Lee
#9: The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman and Bagram Ibatoulline
#8: Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin
#7: Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
#6: Ribbit! by Folgueira, Rodrigo and Bernatene, Poly
#5: The Story of Fish and Snail by Freedman, Deborah
#4: If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano and Erin Stead
#3: That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
#2: Steam Train, Dream Train by Rinker, Sherri Duskey and Lichtenheld, Tom
#1: The Day The Crayons Quit by Daywalt, Drew and Jeffers, Oliver
“The Light in the Ruins”, by Chris Bohjalian is a new historical fiction book that is filled with drama, sorrow, and suspense. Speaking to the Armenian Weekly Chris Bohjalian was quoted as saying:
“Creating a compelling story requires a great deal of historical context and research, too. Creating lifelike characters and realistic scenarios for The Light in the Ruins took a lot of time, effort, and sometimes luck.”
The Light in the Ruins is racking up rave reviews. Sheila Moeschen of the New York Journal of Books said:
“The Rosatis’ Etruscan burial site, effectively ravaged and exploited by the Germans for its potentially priceless artifacts, becomes the metaphor for the excruciating violations unfolding across the entire continent. Similarly, Bohjalian raises questions about the nature of injustice and the, often, arbitrary codes we deploy in order to keep a firm grasp on right and wrong, good and evil, or hero and villain. The Light in the Ruins offers an engaging story that unspools in such a way as to keep the reader with her nose to the pages long after the light has actually faded.”
Check out The Light in the Ruins today from Amazon and add it to your AccuTeach book shelf.