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The Books of 2014: Book 4

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Dates read: 05/04/14 – 06/04/14

Everyone is aware of autism but how many of us actually understand it? 500 more words


Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. 589 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

By Naoki Higashida

Synopsis: You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. 344 more words


the reason i jump

But nature is always there at hand to wrap us up, gently: glowing, swaying, bubbling, rustling. –Naoki Higashida

A beautiful quick read that took over…

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Fiction Binge Update

Brief update for those of you interested in my yearlong fiction binge.
The goal: 52 books this year.
The method: roughly a book per week. … 327 more words

Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump : One Boy's Voice From The Silence Of Autism

Humbled by the author’s tenderness and compassion

Naoki Higashida was 13 when he wrote this book, a young Japanese boy with autism. Using a complicated (to my eyes) grid with Japanese characters he pointed to each one in order to indicate what he wanted to write. 809 more words

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