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List Your Favorite Books And Reads

Are you a casual reader and or passionate about reading for enjoyment? Do you have a list of your favorite books and reads? It can be any type of read and or book, past, present or on the list of what you want to read. It can even be a comic book or a book filled with photos and illustrations. I am interested in hearing from your recommendations of your favorite reads and books.

Did you know I failed the first grade, because I literally did not know my ABC's and I did not know how to read? True story. I was even made fun of, called dumb and I was teased about it growing up. I am so grateful how my mother spent extra time to use colored alphabet blocks to assist me to visually identify each alphabet and to have me say each letter so that I could audibly hear myself say it. To think, I learned how to fail as early as I did is a true blessing in my life in disguise that I am forever grateful of that opportunity to persevere. I was discouraged by a lot of people due to flunking and I never got held back since flunking the first grade. Why? I never held myself back from accomplishing what I want to accomplish. Today, I am passionate about reading, writing, comprehending, interpreting, and conversing in various languages and helping and assisting others. I recall the time I volunteered my time at a preschool and I read to this infant girl and I haven't forgot her smile when I read to her. Yes, I love to read for enjoyment. No kidding here and you can scroll down to see my list of my favorite books and reads.

1. "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond

2. "Moonwalk" an autobiography by Michael Jackson

​3. "Charlie's Victory" an autobiography by Charlie & Lucy Wedemeyer with Gregg Lewis

4. "Change Your Story" by Art Sepulveda

5. "Comeback & Beyond: How to Turn Your Setback into Your Comeback" by Tim Storey

6. "Compel" by Wally Matanza

7. "Dream By Design" by Art Sepulveda

​8. Holy Bible (i.e. Gospel of John, book of Revelation, Ezekiel, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Philippians, Galatians, Acts, Romans, Ephesians, James, etc.), the living inspired Word of God.

9. "Best Judo (illustrated Japanese classics)" by Isao Inokuma and Nobuyuki Sato 

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The Shack - William P. Young

The God of Small Things
The Island Beneath the Sea
The Infinite Plan
One Straw Revolution
The War of Art
Peace is Every Step
The Little Book of Talent
The Red Tent
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Moloka'i
The Epic Tale of Hi'iakaikapoliopele
The Artist's Way
The Creative Habit

*The Bible

*Malcolm Gladwell's books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference. — (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. — (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success. — (2009). What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. — (2013).

*Books by C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

*Books by Shawn Bolz: God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge, Translating God

*Books by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Boundaries, Boundaries for Leaders, and Safe People

There are soooooooo many others I could list! I LOVE to read!

Well, here are some of my favorite classics: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Some great non-fiction books about the dance culture I love include Foundation by Joseph Schloss, which is an excellent book about NYC B-boy/B-girl or breaking/breakdance culture, Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang, which is a great historical analysis of American Hip Hop culture, and The Underground is Massive by Michelangelo Mathos, an amazing history of electronic dance music culture. Happy reading everyone :)

Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.



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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, is an American award-winning entertainer of Hawaii Chinese ancestry. More than meets the eye, he is also a speaker and life coach who engages through Jason Tom Academy's emphasis on "foundation" in the Word of God, mathematics and beatboxing. Tom coached Siri how to "boots and cats." Tom launched and publishes JASONTOM.COM that impacts 2.5 million page viewers and 2.4 million unique individuals and households to the top throughout our world.

 

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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, is an American award-winning entertainer of Hawaii Chinese ancestry. More than meets the eye, he is also a speaker and life coach who engages through Jason Tom Academy's emphasis on "foundation" in the Word of God, mathematics and beatboxing. Tom coached Siri how to "boots and cats." He launched and publishes JASONTOM.COM that impacts 2.5 million page viewers and 2.4 million unique individuals and households to the top throughout our world.

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Too bad I missed it! I should have requested the day off.

Looking forward to it! Thank you for sowing into my friend Ruby & I.

Congratulations on having your video featured on TED-Ed! I won’t be able to make it because I lead a Connect Group at that time. I’ll have Siri watch it for me.

This is so awesome Jason! Congratulations to Hazel, Moriah, & Micaiah!

Awesome JT. You have many gifts, skills, and much talent. I think you have found another calling for yourself and another way to help people. Mahalo nui for sharing and continuing to inspire.