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My daughter and I were drawn to this book due to the artwork initially. Since reading it, Juliet Marillier has quickly become my favorite author. I have since purchased all of her works. This particular copy is to replace my daughter's copy which she loaned to a mate while in college. I highly recommend this book to lovers of Harry Potter, LOTR , Narnia and Jane Austin fans. This particular storywas intended for teen readers but it is a amazing building block to Juliet Marilier's continued works.
This is such a charming story, for both young folk and adult alike. Taking the well-known fairy tales of THE FROG PRINCE and THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, author Juliet Marilier puts her own spin on them by setting this novel in the Roumanian forest. A lighter tale than her Sevenwaters Trilogy, nevertheless her characters do not have an simple time. This coming-of-age tale reflects the heartbreak and excitement as the five sisters start to go their separate ways as they search their life partners. Both Tatiana and Jenica (the two eldest) search theirs in unlikely e only complaint I had about this novel was that some of the dialogue seemed too modern. This was especially so when Jenica was standing up for her family. For some reason the phrase "I'm not prepared to..." really jarred. I just want that the language could have sounded older and less cliched. Four stars.
Predictable but okay. The antagonist is simple to hate (and, oh, did I hate him) and the main protagonist (Jena, sister #2) was likable enough; she had sense & used it more often than not, at least. Tati (sister #1) was incredibly annoying to me, though. Really?! Literally wasting away over some guy you barely know and yet swoon & sigh over constantly? Ech. Tati was like a runaway "character" from Twilight. She just couldn't LIVE without her man! Not really something I wish my daughter getting into... But, overall, the story was okay enough that I'll give it to my daughter to read (as long as she doesn't exhibit an appalling lack of sense, herself).
A retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Frog Prince, the story is set in Transylvania and told from the perspective of Jena, the second eldest sister out of five, all of whom visit the fairy realm through a secret passageway in their bedroom.When their ill father leaves Jena and her sisters for the winter, Jena is left in charge of the holding. However, though capable and independent, Jena and her sisters run into problem when their cousin attempts to take over the household's affairs in their father's absence. On top of that, the eldest sister Tati falls deeply in love with a man of the fairy realm in the midst of a brewing battle between humans and always Juliet Marillier's prose is lovely and atmospheric, and the plot and setting were very unique. I'm impressed at how Juliet Marillier can weave so a lot of various fairy tales and folklore into one story. The witch of the wood reminded of Baba Yaga, albeit much less antagonistic and without the house on chicken legs. The fairy realm and the cool, immortal fae that inhabit it had a distinct Sevenwaters feel. And the frog, well, while you may not expect it, the revelation of Gogu's past isn't much as a surprise in hindsight.But while these various elements were enjoyable, I found the plot unclear and the resolution of conflicts very deus ex machina. Jena, despite her effort to control the situation, is not the main mover of the story. From dealing with her infuriatingly sexist cousin Cezar to trying to pull her sister out of heartsickness, Jena is pulled from one situation to the next by the whims of others. She talks about independence and justice, but she does not seem capable of enacting her beliefs.A common theme in Juliet Marillier's book, at least the three I've read, is that a strain of feminist independence is always contrasted versus masculine dominance. Not surprising, since such political and societal inequalities were ingrained in a lot of historical societies. In Wildwood Dancing, however, this gender inequality isn't a part of society, as it may have been, but is rather starkly illustrated only by Cezar's overbearing and infuriating masculinity. Cezar was a amazing villain in how he slowly exerted his control over the household, but if that's the case, I would like a powerful protagonist who can war it. Jena seemed too weak to be his foil. She passively allowed such encroachment, which created me skip a few chapters ahead to avoid the domestic so, most of the problems in this story were resolved by outside forces, particularly Cezar's encroachment on Jena's holdings and Tati's heartsickness. This just seemed to happen after a period of time, and all Jena had to do was wait and watch.Overall, a decent read and worth it, though I did not have fun this book as much as her other books.
I absolutely adored this book. Ah! I loved it! I didn't at first, because it took me almost two weeks to read the first 100 pages, making me search it a small boring. But oh, I was e strongest theme in this book is love. I usually have a hard time with these books, because it never seems to me to be proper love. It's always too passionate or too lax. Wildwood Dancing mixed them together and made a love so attractive and believable, that it created my heart cry out for it. Add in some magic dances, a pig-headed cousin (that I wanted to slay throughout the entire book, honestly), and a frog, and you've got something is is certainly a book you wish in your own library.
I first read Wildwood Dancing in 2009 and have it countless times since then; it was the first book I ever read by Juliet Marillier. Originally, I bought the book simply because it had a beautiful cover; it sat on my bookshelf collecting dust for a long time, until I found myself bed-ridden after having my wisdom teeth surgically removed and with very small to occupy myself with. At first, I was reluctant to read Wildwood Dancing because back then I wasn't a large fan of the fantasy genre. I was instantly assuaged by Marillier's practical and realistic approach to fantasy. The setting of Romania is also fascinating, and Marillier gives the reader a taste of Romanian folklore, culture, and geography. That is one thing I love about this author: she is well-researched and is curious about locations of the globe that other YA authors haven't widely e Plot: Wildwood Dancing is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy-tale. The main character, Jenica, is responsible for looking out for her four sisters while their father is away from the castle for health reasons. Jena struggles to maintain control with her domineering cousin, Cezar, attempting to seize control. Cezar is deeply troubled by the loss of his elder brother, Costin, who is believed to have been taken by the folk that dwell in the mysterious forest. Cezar is determined to hunt down and slay all of the folk of the Wildwood to avenge his brother's death. This is problematic for Jenica and her sisters because they have visited the realm of the Other Kingdom for years, since they were children, and have come to regard the Wildwood folk as an extension of their family.What I love about this book: First of all, Marillier understands that a heroine can be powerful without wielding a sword and marching off to war. Her female characters are powerful of heart and conviction. Jenica is powerful in that she would do anything to protect her family, sometimes to a fault. She is flawed like a human being, and throughout the story she learns how to overcome these faults. Second, I love the location, descriptions, and atmosphere. The fairy-tale monsters and festivities of the Other Kingdom are imagined in a method that makes your heart ache for it to be real. The atmosphere is soft, romantic, ethereal, and somewhat mysterious. Third, I love the love stories, plain and simple. There are two love stories in Wildwood Dancing; they are tell a various kind of story, and I think Marillier did a amazing job of balancing the two out. One is eloquent and somber, whereas the other sweet and light-heated. The first love story is apparent from the beginning and remains rather constant throughout the book, whereas the latter is revealed toward the end.SPOILERS...I have to say in defense of Tatiana and Sorrow... Even though I don't agree with Tati giving up on life and becoming so consumed by her love for Sorrow, I think it was realistic for her hero to react the method she did because that was just the sort of person she was, whether you disagree with her actions or not. Personally, I don't think she had an simple choice to create and if you go on to read Cybele's Secret, you'll search that she is continuing to seek a solution for her predicament. Juliet Marillier has even mentioned in interviews that Tati's story has a few loose ends that need to be tired up in the third installment of the Wildwood trilogy (even though I wonder if she will actually ever obtain around to writing it.) Also, I thought Tati's and Sorrow's romance was a small more satisfying than Jena and Costi's because their love story is developed throughout the course of the entire book, whereas Jena and Costi don't become a thing until the latest possible moment.END SPOILERS...Anyway, Wildwood Dancing, for me, is the type of book that is worth staying up all night to finish (which I did, versus the influence of some beautiful massive medications...) My first time reading, there were parts that caught me so off guard that I literally screamed. Wildwood Dancing will certainly not collect dust on my bookshelf, and I recommend it to anyone, young and old, looking for a dreamy romantic fairy-tale. And I would also rec commend reading other books by Juliet Marillier, especially Daughter of the Forest.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier is by far one of my favorite stories of all time. As an avid reader, what most would consider a bibliophile, I have found that Wildwood Dancing is by far one of the most magical and enthralling pieces of literature in my rather extensive collection (which has grown considerable since the advent of the kindle!.Wildwood Dancing is a complete package; memorable characters, amazing challenges, romance, fairy queens, mysterious night people, a magical talking toad named Gogu, and all manner of mysterious and magical beings. Wildwood Dancing is a complete escape from our modern e best part about Wildwood Dancing is the feeling that you are actually transported to the wild-lands of Piscul Dracului right alongside Jena and her sisters. You tiptoe each night through an magical portal into the Other Kingdom and dance all night away in a the magical glade. Feasting on all the delicacies Fairy and her queen have to offer. You feel for each hero but especially for the family as a their struggles, triumphs, and as they grow, love and war for their method of life. Juliet Marillier is truly an artist.If you like novels such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe or The Hobbit, Wildwood Dancing falls into the same cannon, so to speak. It is appropriate for a wide range of audiences and can be appreciated by both adults and children.I could go on and into further detail, listing the a lot of more unbelievable characters and magnificent plot, but alas I cannot do the book justice.Pick it up and read it, you wont regret it...or be able to place it down!
I was not impressed with Cybele's Secret. I couldn't actually read it through cover to cover (it was that uninspiring) so I read most of it, then skipped to the latest two chapters. Honestly, for what it's worth, I LOVE Juliet Marillier. However, this book does not in any method give a clear indication of the real depth and richness of her talents as an author. I didn't like the method Paula turned out, even though I liked her hero well enough in Wildwood Dancing- which was FANTASTIC by the way. It was my first introduction to this author, and it was the reason I started to read her other work in the first place. Thus, I was doubly disappointed by this particular story. The characters are glaringly obvious in all their actions, the plot is strange and convoluted, with a distinct departure in style from her previous works. The only parts of the story that I enjoyed were the parts that referenced Wildwood Dancing- with one exception. It might be a bit of a "SPOILER" so be warned: I did not like Tati's involvement in the story. That said, I enjoyed seeing the other sisters married and growing up, and would have loved a small more detail on their lives after the happenings of the first book.I suppose Cybele's Secret fell short because it was just so chop and dry- a bit like the Harry Potter Epilogue. Everything seemed to just be exactly as one might expect having read the previous book. And Paula is unfortunately snotty, obnoxious at times, and wholly annoying as a hero throughout. If I hear one more word about a "woman's intelligence" or "what women should/shouldn't do" I really will scream.
There’s a lot to like here but I think reading with a modern perspective it feels very clear that this is a book set in a non-western fantasy globe written through a white/western lens. Which felt off putting and a small problematic. Paula is very analytical and clinical which created it hard to be invested in her story. The romance/partnership between Paula and Stoyan is sweet but not quite enough to create that thread compelling. I really liked Wildwood Dancing when I read it nine years ago but I was so underwhelmed by this one that I actually wonder if I’d feel the same upon re-reading.
The sequel to WILDWOOD DANCING, this novel is in a very various key. While WILDWOOD concerned the retelling of a couple of fairy tales, CYBELE'S SECRET was more like a complex puzzle that the protagonist, Paula had to solve. Although there were supernatural elements show in both novels, in CYBELE'S SECRET, that aspect seemed to be much more contained, while the focus was on a murder mystery/detective type of story, this time set in Turkey. (One amazing thing about being a novelist is the excuse to visit a lot of exotic and lovely places).I enjoyed getting to know Paula, one of the younger sisters in WILDWOOD DANCING, and I enjoyed her adventures in Istanboul. I did think that the end was not as well resolved as it could have been. The shocking discovery concerning the scholarly Irene was not set up well, and hit the reader like a two by four out of the blue. And I wasn't convinced that Paula's choice of life partner was going to bring her much satisfaction. But aside from these qualms, this novel is a charming and engrossing read for both adolescents and adults alike. Four stars.
It's hard to describe this book in a method that truly does it justice. The backdrop for the story steals the present from almost the first page, with vivid descriptions of the sights and sounds of Istanbul and the customs of the city. Characters felt natural and real, and with a scholarly, insightful lady like Paula at the helm of the reader's perspective, rest assured that the journey is delightful. The story itself struck just the right balance of charm, whit, action and complexity, while maintaining the characters in their elements. Somehow, I managed to miss that this was actually a sequel to 'Wildwood Dancing' which I had not read, but I had no problem keeping up with the characters and the plot. The story itself felt self-contained, with all of the back story explained briefly and adequately so that a reader like me didn't obtain lost. It is simply a attractive story, told in the rich imagination and voice of Juliet Marillier. If you are a fan of historical fiction, with a small magic sprinkled in for additional flavor, please don't miss this book.
I didn't realize that this is actually a sequel to "Wildwood Dancing". However, although there is some mention to happenings and characters from Wildwood Dancing, this book stands up well on its own, and I enjoyed it even though I hadn't read Wildwood Dancing.I didn't really like Cybelle's Secret at first. It lacked the feeling of magic and strangeness that I have always loved about Marrilier's other works. I struggled to really become engrossed in the plot, and I didn't search the characters as interesting as I had hoped. Some of the characters I even found predictable and ever, I thought this book really began to shine by about the halfway point, and I was glad I hadn't given up on it sooner. By about the halfway point, the story becomes a lot more conflict driven and the tone and atmosphere really captures that feeling of magic and strangeness that I have come to expect from Marrilier's work.Having since read Wildwood Dancing, I would recommend this, but would warn readers that it is somewhat inferior to Wildwood Dancing. Wildwood held me entranced from the beginning. This took longer for me to warm to, and was not quite so memorable. It was a fun read though, and one I'd definitely recommend to Marillier fans. Older readers should not be deterred by its recommended age group. I am 33 years old and enjoyed this book a lot.
I picked up Cybele's Secret, and I read. And read. And read.If I had any subconscious fears that Cybele's Secret would not live up to Wildwood Dancing, I was happily mistaken. Although this companion novel is set in a completely various part of the world, following the story of a completely various sister with a completely various personality, this story has equal heart, wisdom, and t six years after Wildwood Dancing, Cybele's Secret tells the story of Paula, know as the scholarly sister in the family, as she sets out on a journey that takes her from her home in Transylvania to the far off and intriguing culture of Istanbul. If able to get the highly mysterious ancient artifact known as Cybele's Gift, Paula's entire family will be set for life, and her dream of becoming a trader of books and manuscripts, despite being a young woman in the early 1500s, might become a reality. When it becomes clear that familiar magical forces are at work, Paula sets out on a quest to help them in the hope of ensuring her family's fortune and her own rong female leads and love triangles are cliches that crop up so often I am embarrassed to admit they are tending to peeve me a bit these days, but Juliet Marillier knows how to write both with the depth and purpose that makes me remember the power behind those two themes, the oomph that inspires such repetition.I think one of the largest strengths of the writing is its subtlety. You never feel like the themes are punching you in the face, yelling for your attention as if you never would have noticed without such harassment. As in true life, realization dawns slowly, naturally, and with the pure delight of discovery. As Paula's eyes open, we see and learn alongside her. And what she sees is amazing.A well written romance is attractive and triumphant. It reminds us that real love requires sacrifices and selflessness but gives us a globe greater than we could have ever imagined. Amazing romances counteract the messages of the crappy romances and give us hope if we haven't found it or remind us of how blessed we are if we have found needless to say, I highly recommend Cybele's Secret, of course after you've finished Wildwood Dancing. If I have done a not good job making the books sound incredible, just take a closer look at their covers! Kinuko Y. Craft's stunning artwork is not only breathtakingly gorgeous, but the detail is mindboggling. After finishing the books, I can't stop peeking over at them and noticing more little and yet brilliantly accurate details. I have never seen a set of covers that seemed more like an author's excellent dream. I would love to hang these on my walls.
This book is a follow up to Wildwood Dancing by the same author. It is not as lightly written and quick paced as it's predecessor so if you are expecting the magic or the previous novel to be replicated you will be disappointed. ON the other hand, Ms. Marillier is an exceptionally amazing storyteller and this book does not e studious Paula from Wildwood Dancing accompanies her father on a business trip and becomes involved in a quest for a mysterious artifact and an unusual love triangle in the East. The novel is obviously a bridge between the first in this series and, hopefully, the novel that will follow and resolve the fate of Tati, one of the main characters from Wildwood Dancing that also appears in this always, the author delivers an interesting and very readable story that any reader who enjoys this genre will appreciate.
If you need a back and forth, detailed comparative analysis, stop right here. I am an unconditional admirer of Juliet Marillier. I can't support feeling drawn into the rich tapestry of attractive detail she weaves her stories from. Her characters and the happenings they search themselves in, always touch the mythic and they are as real and meaningful as you want them to bele's Secret is an perfect example of the skill of Juliet Marillier. It could not have been more various an adventure than the first of the series Wildwood Dancing. In all of her series, I search the stories to be like special facets of one whole land. Characters begin themselves to you naturally, at a pace that draws one in. I savor my time reading a book by this author, and usually I read the book twice. You may like a more skeptical approach to your folk and fantasy reading, but what is not to like about the fey worlds of Magic, demanding devotion and risky loyalties? All her stories are filled with riveting situations that she takes her time in the telling of. I ended Cybele's Secret, satisfied, wishing it could go on a small ere's a lot that's special to enjoy, in Cybele's Secret, too, including Paula's challenge as a woman in the Muslim environment of Constantinople, the mysterious cult of Cybele and her bonus of goddess power, and the well-drawn in words, environment of old Istanbul. It's another amazing book by an author who comes up with amazing ones in series.
Although a lot of people are indignant about this book, I actually enjoyed it. It was a unbelievable sequel to “Wildwood Dancing”. There characters are memorable and lovable in their own ways, there is plenty of mystery as to the involvement of the other kingdom and the acquisition of what our characters seek, and a unbelievable descriptions of the sights and sounds.I felt as if I had been transported to another globe as I followed the main hero to the shop and to the scholar’s house. It was a lovely book, and a unbelievable story. Although I could place it down every once in a while, I always found myself drifting back. I wanted to know what happened next, but at the same time I didn't wish the story to end.
The first and only one of Marillier's books that I can say did not thrill me. It was by no means a 'bad' book. It just didn't have the same depth and profundity that I so have fun in her other works. It was all right, and I would not recommend that anyone stay away from it, but it's not a book that I'd highly recommend. I had hoped that Paula -- being a scholar -- would resonate with me, but I found her hard to connect with. Her choices and motivations were foreign to me.
I agree and can relate with all 17 reviews up until the date I wrote this one, especially Richard B. Taber. This book includes some info you will not search anywhere else. I have read numerous outdoor books and there are certainly some things I have seen in other books but there are other special tidbits, found nowhere else, that are easy yet useful knowledge for any outdoors person. The digrams are easy schetches revealing just enough info to be considered directions when combined with the text. Most if not all of the info is still useful today and will give a glimpse of the Native American past as it used to be before we had all of our high tech equipment. You can obtain a amazing idea of the info it includes by looking at the table of contents with the "look inside" feature on amazon. I highly recommend this book to boy & girlscouts, campers, hikers, survivalists, other outdoor enthusiasts and people just interested in the "Wildwood Wisdom" of North American Indians...it is worth every penny.
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Am 63 now, 50 years with this book. Placing in hands of next generation, pity it's not HB nor CD rom...Placed in the hands of a 10-12 year old, with a small help, will teach self reliance in a mode you will only much later learn the value of. TO KNOW YOU CAN GO TO THE WOODS< AND NOT ONLY SURVIVE, BUT LIVE REMOVES FEAR OF UNEMPLOYMENT, HARD TIMES, AND BAD d matchsafe (marbles, antique now, plastic works) lifeboat matches, a small fishing gear, little sheath knife and stone, compass, top. map, bug dope, and VERY primary add ons, and set him or her free.I place this into a family members hands, a few weeks ago, just got a report the kid came home, grabbed this book, and went back to "summer camp" to teach the other campers what has been learned in only a month.Pity other volumes are no longer in so carried by Lehmans, to whom I recommended it highly years ago, a best seller there.
I bought this CD as research about the Carter family. I have always been a fan of Johnny Money and June Carter Cash, and I wanted to hear more of the Carter family.I played this CD right after I opened it, and to my surprize, it was some of the best melody I have ever heard. Mother Maybelle Carter can play a guitar and autoharp better than anyone I have heard. She is modest, but a powerful woman with powerful playing techniques. From the first few moments of her first song, Maybelle will capture you with her special voice and unusual guitar playing. This is an essential CD for anyone who likes the Carter is CD really inspired me to play autoharp, since Maybelle created it sound so beautiful. This collection of songs will certainly sing to you, and Maybelle's introductions on some of the songs will create you appreciate the melody even more. At some points, it sounds like there are several guitars playing, not just one. Maybelle changed the face of music, and helped create it what it is today, she is our roots. Allow us not forget them.
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Published 1945 by a professor in the topic area. Thorough, captivating, and well organized. The only downside is the idea he notes of eating unclean scavenger animals as good.Otherwise first rate. The Hudson's Bay Company no longer provides sinew, but other substitutes can be had of modern, better materials. Don't overlook this gem. I have created copious notes throughout my copy, and I think you will also.
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I can't say enough amazing things about this book. For a while now, I've seen his plate illustrations online, but never a source to where it came from. Now I know they are all from wildwood wisdom. He focuses a lot on clothing and how to process various materials to suit your needs. I'm just now getting to the section on camp cookery, and so far I'm loving what I've read. Most books of this nature, I skip around in, but I can't bring myself to skip any pages in this one. I've learned quite a bit of fresh things so far and I'm not even done with it. If you're a bushcrafter, hiker or camper in general, add this one to your library and you won't regret it.
This is as fine a bluegrass/country/folk CD as you will find. Maybelle Carter fans will be delighted; newcomers-- is there is still anyone who fits into that category--will be overwhelmed. This CD of 22 tracks, all but one of which have never been previously recorded, is vintage Maybelle. The melody is taken from her 1963 Newport Folk Festival ybelle plays both the guitar and autoharp on this CD and does mostly Original Carter Family songs. She demonstrates her special "Carter Scratch" guitar playing technique and other examples of her special playing on both instruments. I suppose that's of interest to people who play those instruments; I frankly don't care how she did it. I'm just so satisfied she played and sang over a long and apparently very satisfied ere isn't a mediocre chop on this CD. A lot of of the Carter gems are here: "Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow," "The Storms Are On the Ocean," "Gold Watch and Chain" and certainly "Wildwood Flower." On this live recording, Maybelle discusses the songs she sings and thanks the folks for having her in such a sincere method that only the truly amazing artists can pull off, in my opinion. The liner notes are well written. There is a diagram of how to do the "Carter Scratch."This is a great, amazing CD that will bring you much joy. Maybelle Carter was one of our best, an American Institution.
This is a amazing tutorial for those that have an interest in nostalgia and the old time bushcraft techniques. I glossed through parts of this book, because much of it was info that I wasn't interested in, or that didn't apply to me, such as making buckskin clothing, or primitive furniture for example. Still, there is a lot of amazing info here, and one never knows when it might come in handy at some point.While the book was written in 1945, it's not as dated as anticipated, and much of the info contained within is timeless. Still, there were some procedures outlined that are now considered less than effective. As an example, the emergency procedure for dealing with pit viper bites is now considered out of rating is based on the following:I did not feel that it was fair to rate a classic such as this by modern standards, as it would not be an equitable comparison versus a modern publication with updated info and full color pictures. There were only sketches in this book, and although they were useful sketches, they are typically not a substitute for high resolution photographs. However, considering the time that this book was published, this would have added significantly to the costs of this publication, so it is easily understood why such an addition was omitted. Rating this book for its usefulness at the time that it was published, I feel that it is fair to give this classic book a 5 star rating.Just bear in mind that some of the info is dated, so my recommendation would be to seek out an updated publication on first aid and edible and medicinal plants with actual color photographs to supplement this book.
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An awesome translation of physical cards into the digital world. The developers place a lot of thought into this app's design. I love how I can create notes on each reading and review the readings and notes later. On the esoteric side, the digital nature of this application facilitates communication between you and the worlds of nature and the Divine.
This is a attractive deck and one of only very few I search I truly connect with. The application is designed very well and is amazing to use. Well done to The Fool's Dog for producing this in such a unbelievable format. I also consider it amazing value for money. Thank you.
I gave this to my mate Brenda at one of her guitar parties. She opened it and read all the titles and had a small story to tell about a few of them, that she did that song or who else did it or wrote it. It was quite a surprise, since I don't know that much about Maybelle, I only knew that the purity of Brenda's voice when she sings reminds me of her. Maybe it will be interesting to note that Brenda's not an accomplished musician, she just loves melody and plays a bit. Well, she's a musician in my book because she loves it so much and does a lot to help it, working a lot of long hours (in addition to her full time day job) to arrange house concerts and going to people's gigs and so forth. Maybe it won't be interesting for me to say that sometimes I wonder if I wasn't more of a musician when I wasn't playing/writing. I had more time to appreciate others. Now I feel a small more like just a hack. Maybe it will be even less interesting for me to opine here and warn the few people that are snobby about being musicians to take note that a lot of people who don't play are more intensely musical than some of us who, really, just like to shoot our mouths off. La-di-da. Ok, whatever.
Nobody does the Church in the Wildwood like the Gaithers! I've enjoyed video clips from this session for 20 years, and finally decided to the soundtrack. You have most of the original Homecoming Mates in fine form (and in period costumes) performing classic old hymns. Standouts contain the title track, Wayfaring Stranger, and Will the Circle be Unbroken.
I saw the concert on PBS by just channel surfing and I didn't know i liked this brand of gospel, but it is incredible. Listen and if you're stressed or down, this lifts you up and you can't be sad or worried or mad. God the Divine is celebrated and ALL of this melody is perfect from begin to finish.
This book is a labor of love, a long-overdue history of a naval air station that helped to prepare hundreds of Americans who went to battle in carrier-based aircraft. They gathered at a Fresh Jersey tourist haven and, a lot of months later, some of them were aboard the aircraft carrier Ticonderoga when she [email protected]#$%! by Japanese suicide aircraft. The contrast between Wildwood and the Western Pacific is created more vivid by this history. This history is also a reminder than more than 15,000 Americans lost their lives in aircraft accidents while training for a battle they never reached.
Wow, what a game! From video test to the controls, everything is perfect. But the best thing about this android game are the soundtracks. Sometimes I play this android game just for the music. Needs superb hand-eye coordination and a bit of practice, but is not too difficult to create you frustrated (sometimes though).
I love this game. However, I just switched from Apple to Samsung, and there is sometimes a lag between the melody and the screen, which completely throws me off. Also, the application keeps crashing every time I begin a level. I do love this android game when it works, so please fix it!
Its a amazing android game and all... But method too much ads.. And I don't think the blocks are a amazing thing to place into your game, I guess you could earn blocks for changing skins and all but not too play the game.. And too obtain blocks I have to watch an ad.. I'm like isn't there enough ads.
Cool android game with a amazing concept but it's not working well for me. The track is supposed to be in sync with the melody so when you tap the screen the line movement changes direction with the beat of the song and stays on the track... but it doesn't. I'm a musician who knows a lot about timing. When I'm having to tap on the early off-beat of the rhythm of the music to hold the line centered on the track and it keeps changing (sometimes early sometimes late), it's very noticable. I've tried adjusting the melody syncronosation settings but cannot seem to obtain the song's rhythm to stay consistently on beat with the track through an entire level. It's actually easier for me to create it farther through the level with the sound muted on my phone. I can't tell if it's just the method the video test is or if it is just laggy/slow at responsiveness to the feedback from the hardware. I've been playing the first level for a half hour now, have the song memorized and still can't reach the end! Very frustrating. ~>:-/