Reviews by seadocks
What a great movie. I thought the effects and scenery were beautiful. I was very much moved by the film and the emotions it brought out in my mind and the thoughts that bubbled around in my mind all night while thinking about this great film. Not quite good enough to make into my top ten movies of all time, but I think it is in my top 25.
Come on what is not to like about the hobbit. Little people that like to eat, drink, party, and indulge in all life's pleasures, isn't that what we all want to do. I think the film has a little of everything, fear, violence, compassion, relations between different societies of people, and magic. Cannot wait for the next two films, if there are in fact two more.
I thought this book was really good. I like the idea of teaching yourself and I feel like what the author is trying to say is very similar to many self help books. Just follow your mind and heart and do what you love to do. I feel like the plan of only studying what you truly like and not actually going to college is only going to be good for people that are driven and understand themselves, basically people that are already pretty intelligent and learn things pretty quickly. If you really don't know what you want to do then a good alternative would be any of the college major guides the library gets every couple of months.
I really enjoyed these lectures. I thought they were well organized and contained a lot of great information. I sometimes find the dvds from the teaching company to have some pretty boring speakers but Gregory Aldrete was great. I was able to stay focused and watch all the lectures and learn a ton. I really liked it, I wish they had more stuff that he actually did, because some of the other lecture dvds have some very monotone and boring speakers.
My kids love the NatGeo books. They learn a ton and have lots of great pictures in them. maybe this is why there are so many of them and they have new ones like every month it seems. I enjoy that my kids can learn so much stuff and have fun doing so. Check it out your kids should love it.