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суббота, 10 мая 2014 г.

Tea-BookShelf News

Have you been to our Tea-BookShelf blog lately? This is a place where you can find out what your OnlinEnglish Tea-chers have been reading and engage into online discussions about your favorite books. 

As many of you know, reading and writing in English helps you tremendously with your Grammar and vocabulary, not to mention all the pleasure that takes place when you finally can discuss your favorite author with the like-minded! If reading a book may be a bit too ambitious for you, reading one of your teacher's short reviews can be the first step in acquiring those important reading skills! 

It's like running a marathon. You never start preparing by running 42 km straight! It's insane! You need to begin with a few km every day and build your confidence gradually. So here's a good opportunity for you to build your confidence. Read the following reviews and translate the new words! Practice reading aloud to work on your pronunciation. If you have read one specific book, you can join our community and participate in a FREE online discussions that we hold every other month, as the group of our fans grows!

So, here's a list of our latest and most favored picks:

"Imagine you are woken up in the middle of the night by the loud knock on your door. Has something happened? Has your neighbor got sick? Is it some sort of an emergency? That's what you and I would think. Not so with the women whose unfortunate, painful and unbelievable stories are featured in this book. When woken up in the middle of the night back in the Soviet Russia of the 1930s, they knew..." Read more here
 "I had never heard of this author or this book until a friend of mine had said that she was considering doing her graduate school thesis on this book.  Since she and I have very similar taste in many things, I thought the book might be something I would enjoy.  I decided that I should read it too, so she and I could discuss it something like a one-time only book club.  I put off getting it until I found it in a used book store in downtown New Orleans.  I am so glad that I could finally find the time to read it.  It was so thrilling that I read it in less time than I usually spend on books!!..." Read more here

"Have you ever wondered if the job you are doing now is really going to be what you do for the rest of your life? Do you feel guilty asking to use the vacation time you are entitled to, or take a day off because you are sick?  Have you ever had a boss that was unwilling to let you do things a different way because they have always been done one way in the company?  Maybe it is time for you to start your own business, or work for yourself finally.  If you have been thinking about it and feel like you cannot do it or do not even know where to begin, this book is for you...." Read more here

"When I first picked up this book at our local library, the only thought that came to my mind was, "Here's another cheesy defection story," but the authority of the book writer (Pete Earley was a Washington Post reporter) kept me interested in the content nonetheless. A few pages into the book, I realized that it was anything but cheesy. The story of Sergei Tretyakov's escape from the Post-Soviet Russia's KGB and the country's newly appointed "pro-democratic rulers" with their recently charted barbaric guidelines and gluttonous priorities to steal anything anywhere and at any cost keeps the reader in suspense until the very last page is turned...." 

"Traveling is a wonderful experience. It is exciting and exhilarating, and a person will always learn a lot about not only the place and people he is visiting but also about himself.  Living abroad is also an amazing experience, something not everyone can do or may ever get the chance to if he wants to.  But if someone has the opportunity to live abroad, I would recommend doing it, no matter what the challenges are and no matter what the sacrifices might be.  It is usually a once in a lifetime experience and something that will help a person grow and learn in ways that he may never expect.  Sometimes the challenges can be unfortunately overwhelming and sometimes even insurmountable...." Read more here 

I hope you have enjoyed our selection! Follow the blog to be the first ones to read our most recent reviews.