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Really liked this book

Discussion in 'The Eyes of the Dragon' started by WesleyGman, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    PBS is public broadcast station- in Delaware New Jersey and some parts of pa its on channel 12. They focus on education, culture and science mostly. I was practically raised on pbs. Till I found the library (and developed a jones for Kung fu theatre)
     
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  2. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    Dr Seuss is great for new to reading kids.. I think the whole atmosphere of those stories made it fun to try to understand new things- even the grown up reading is bound to say a few words that They will correct their pronunciation on, teaching kids it's ok to make errors and to sound the words out. Because so much of it is only in the dr's imagination many of the words are as new to mom or dad as ALL the words are to them. And of course it's just silly and fun and the repeating it over and over let's them start to "read" it for themselves after a while, while you read it to them. And that shared reading time is a big gift. My youngest daughter is now thirteen, blue haired and "punk as f()%k" as we used to say. She rolls her eyes at most of what passes my lips, but once in a while a shared Seuss rhyme or a comment about the owls of gahool, or Taren wanderer and faithful Gurgi, or mr toad, or even "precious" can still get a smile. In a time when the internet connection on the phone is her primary interface with the world, it's nice to have that. And though she reads less than me and she's not into the same stuff anymore she does read. Well.. she makes me buy her books when we make our twice monthly trips to the bookstore, anyway..i assume she reads them.lol
     
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  3. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    My first, (at like,age 7) was firestarter, man I loved that book must've read it twenty times. Over the next few years.
     
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  4. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    Wait, was this maybe in the part at the end of Roland's tale? When someone, jake or Eddie I think, asked what happened to sheemie after Roland and his friends left mejis?
     
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  5. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    Or maybe even in the next book when they run into Um wait that's a spoiler, um three guys in thunderclap, all of whom The CR will find interesting- maybe it was then the Gunnys talk of what befell Sheemie
     
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  6. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear that you are lonely, I spent a lot of time that way as a child as well and books, and the other people who loved them, got me through a lot of the endless minutes that composed those years. I hope you reach out, to myself, and/or others here when we can offer support or just to listen. I'm not on a lot, but I come when I can. I've only been here a little while but it feels like a family and I suspect there are lots of folks here who get it. I further suspect many would be glad to reach out and connect.
     
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  7. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    PBS is the Public Broadcast System. It's funded -- partially -- by all of us. Though that amount has slowed to a trickle. Certain members of our government want to kill it... but that's a discussion for Hot Topics.

    It is also my husband's employer. He works at the Seattle station, KCTS. We are hoping that he can get through four more years without it being shut down, until he can retire.
     
  8. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    They are trying to shut down pbs? That s()cks!
     
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  9. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    They have been for years. They have got themselves on the Boards of major PBS stations. WGN, WTBS and KCTS and many more have Board members who are actively trying to kill the stations. Since a certain orange person stated yesterday that he is getting rid of the National Endowment for the Arts, the process will undoubtedly speed up. I just hope we can make it the 4 years...
     
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  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    It's scary what's happening to television programs. NWCN (Northwest Cable News) doesn't even broadcast anymore. What the heck happened there? There was no inkling that they were just going to stop broadcasting anywhere in the news. I was stunned when I found out that they were gone.
     
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  11. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    NWCN was a non-paying entity for KING. They were losing money on it so it went bye-bye. :(
     
  12. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Good luck Tery - has he been there a long time?
     
  13. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Yes - I loved this one - I should recommend it to more people - I wonder if Samantha (Josh's new GF) is a reader?
     
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