Riding

Riding Amidst real events and landscapes men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational novel From each one destiny took a part to make them

  • Title: Riding
  • Author: Cassia Cassitas
  • ISBN: 9781511966139
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amidst real events and landscapes, men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit, rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational novel From each one, destiny took a part to make them perfect When he is born, Andr propels his mother s life in a new direction, shifting her focus away from her professional aspirations His father, an executive who organizeAmidst real events and landscapes, men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit, rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational novel From each one, destiny took a part to make them perfect When he is born, Andr propels his mother s life in a new direction, shifting her focus away from her professional aspirations His father, an executive who organizes Olympic competitions around the world and doesn t know when to come back home, strives to make him a worldly citizen Cycling, his life acquires purpose becoming an Olympic para athlete Together with his friends, he experiences disappointments and new beginnings A doctor that builds robots, the daughter of a lonely teenager, and a retired athlete teach Andr how to overcome his limits and live his dream Set in Curitiba with breaks in Los Angeles, Seoul, Johannesburg and Soweto, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London, the narrative ends in 2012, in Rio de Janeiro As a tribute to all those who choose to sign the next episodes of their lives, this book is about overcoming one s self amid achievements, obstacles, love and heroism, written behind the scenes of life.

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    Cassia Cassitas

    Between technique and emotion, there is no doubt how the conversation with the reader goes on, whispering secrets and stablishing the root of my stories Born in Paran , teached in upper and MBA s courses, made career in Information technology.Author of 3 books, their texts have moved ideasaccumulated in the midst of smell of the coffee plantations, production shoes and technology in the turn of the century.Her written presents episodes that transform lives, in a way that memories and imagination come together.

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    • One Word : Paradise! Reading 'Riding' was a beautiful experience!Riding is a story of a couple who work in different departments in Olympics and how they brought up their child to be a para-athlete. Riding lets you travel many places. Set in Curitiba, Mario and Elizabeth's journey goes around the world. The enjoyment and entertainment you will get while reading this one, will stay with you for a long while. Elizabeth's role is most inspiring one. Her sacrifice and dedication for her family is mo [...]

    • Refreshing.The writing style is poetic. It was a quick read. Well portrayed characters and interesting plot. Recommended to anyone who would like to get inspired.

    • “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”----Molière, a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature Cassia Cassitas, a Brazilian author, pens her latest book,Ridingthat is about a para athlete braving all obstacles to compete in the Paralympics. This is his story about his fight, his hard-working training and his goal and determination to reach the end.Synopsis: Amidst real events and landscapes, men and women [...]

    • 3,5/5 estrelas"Lá como cá, o que conta não é o que não se tem, André, é a determinação e o empenho de cada um. É isso que te faz ser quem você é"Neste livro seguimos uma mãe e um pai que trabalham nos jogos olímpicos, quando esta mulher engravida volta ao Brasil e ai se dedica inteiramente ao filho que sabemos que nasceu com alguma deficiência e que um dia resolve concorrer nas Paralímpicos.O mais interessante é que durante a historia nem nos apercebemos que este rapaz nasceu co [...]

    • I recieved this book through a giveaway. This book is a beautiful journey through time. Its amazing how the author flits from one point in time to another keeping the story seamless. What I learnt here was about how fast things change and how you need to be determined to achieve what you want. Life can be challenging at times but never give up. Andre, our beloved protagonist - a parathlete, loves cycling. His dream is to compete in the paralympics some day. AND BOY, WILL YOU ROOT FOR HIM. This [...]

    • Living Belowtheclouds

      (Sep 18, 2019 - 11:27 AM)

      Este é o segundo livro que li da autora. Ambos ("O Menino Que Pedalava" e "Domingo O Jogo") foram-me oferecidos pela Cassia Cassitas, através do First Reads, em troca de uma opinião honesta. Eu adoro a escrita dele e a forma como acontece o desenrolar da história. Nota-se que a autora têm um grande conhecimento de cultura geral, a vários níveis.É um daqueles livros que nos faz pensar sobre a importância do amor e de ensinar sobre amor, coragem e força às gerações vindouras.Gostei mu [...]

    • 3,5Ganhei este livro no Giveaway do !"É mais simples reconhecer o talento do que a dedicação, pois o talento é um dom e a dedicação é uma opção ao alcance de todos."Para começar queria dizer que quando peguei o livro pela primeira vez, a primeira coisa que fiz foi ler o resumo na parte de trás, claro. Deu logo para entender que era sobre um rapaz com algum tipo de deficiência e que queria participar nos paraolímpicos.Quando comecei a ler o livro, primeiro senti-me um pouco aborrecid [...]

    • Vignettes that connect like the Olympic ringsEach chapter in the book Riding is more or less a short vignette, all of which are set in different time periods. The connection between the various characters introduced in these vignettes isn’t entirely clear at first, notwithstanding the common theme of each vignette, which is the Olympics. However, like the iconic Olympic rings, the characters in the vignettes soon overlap and connect. In separate vignettes, we are introduced to Mario and Elizab [...]

    • Cassia wrote a book in another language, and then had it translated for English readers. So I understand the errors but wonder if entire pages were missed from the book as we jump and I feel as though I've either been in daze for a chapter or it wasn't included. Out of nowhere I realised that Elizabeth's son had no feet. That it was the Paralympics that were important to them. Where did I miss the part that their son was born with a defect. I didn't think over 200 pages of book about a kid growi [...]

    • There were a few things that attracted me to this book. The first is its cover. It's original and creative, with two walls of graffiti and the handlebars of a bike at its center ready to ride through it. It's just perfect for this book. The first thing my 11 year-old son said when he looked at it was, "How many people can you find in the picture, Mom." He had already explored and dissected that cover and made me take a closer look. The back cover too has more of these images.The second thing tha [...]

    • “Promise me.”“Promise you what?”“That you’ll never give up. You can’t give up being what you really wanna be.”* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is the story of Andre, the boy who never gave up. The boy who “only wanted to live.”Andre wears prosthetic and has only one love in life: Riding. His story is inspiration to anyone who can, like Andre, allow themselves to believe that a dream can be a million times bigger than a disability. W [...]

    • Debra Schoenberger

      (Sep 18, 2019 - 11:27 AM)

      Riding is a narrative about a little boy who grows up to pursue his passion for cycling. What we don’t know until about 3/4 through the book is that Andre has no feet and his good friend, Dr. Eureka has fitted him with prosthetics (I think). This story is about Andre’s training and desire to compete in the Paralympics.The book begins with a description of Mario’s (Andre’s father) work and his involvement with Olympic installations at the different Olympic locations around the globe. Mari [...]

    • Born with a disability, Andre still manages to make the most of each day and live life to its fullest. He also manages to find his love- cycling. Competing and practicing each day he works his way up to his ultimate goal- the Olympics. This is his story.I wasn't exactly sure what this was going to be about. The cover doesn't exactly give much away and neither did the blurb on the back. Going out on a limb, I requested it from bookblogging and a few days later was approved for it. I'm glad that I [...]

    • An uplifting story of a young man possessing determination not allowing his limitations to halt his capabilities, your options are unlimited. The book explores a hodgepodge of topics - Olympic installations, each protagonists backstory, thoughts and feelings are shared through chapters. Philosophy is gently weaved into the plot. Interactions are explored as a family, individuals, business. Scouting different locations, learning of the people, cultures was wonderful, you embark on a geographical [...]

    • This was a free copy received for review purposes.While about cycling and the Paralympics it's more an exploration by the author of the main character, a young boy, and a dream he has about competing in cycling despite having no feet. So although the title of the book is Riding it's really about the boy with a backdrop of the competitive cycling world.There are some details about the massive preparations involved in putting on an Olympic event which are interesting but the main character, Andre, [...]

    • "Albert Einstein, o famoso físico que sempre me impressionou por captar o poder escondido nas coisas simples, disse que viver é como andar de bicicleta: para se ter equilíbrio é preciso se manter em movimento"É tão difícil falar de um livro que foi surpreendente e tocante, tudo ao mesmo tempo, que encontrar palavras e descrevê-lo é quase uma missão impossível. Primeiro porque estava esperando um livro infantil sobre um menino que ama andar de bicicleta, e segundo, porque a narrativa q [...]

    • Jaideep Khanduja

      (Sep 18, 2019 - 11:27 AM)

      pebbleinthestillwatersspoBook Review: Riding by #CassiaCassitas - A Superb Inspirational BiographyRiding by Cassia Cassitas is the story of a para-athlete Andre. This is a story of hope and struggle. This is the story of Andre becoming a para-athlete Olympian, a cyclist. This is the story of happiness and destiny. This is the story of disappointments and new beginnings. This is the story of a journey of imperfection to perfection. This is the story of overcoming one’s self along with hurdles, [...]

    • BOOK REVIEW: Riding – a book that made me want to read the original version (the one before translation) The book is not the usual novel /novelette/ or an anthology. It is, for want of a better word, different. At first, it seemed like a journal entry, with each entry dated and read about a particular character and their relation to a common theme. Then I thought it was a collection of short stories that described the behind the scenes of Olympics and lives of athletes. Only after about a quar [...]

    • I'll admit it, the first thing that attracted me to this book, Riding by Cassia Cassitas, was its very creative cover. I love how the view on the cover is as if you are on a bicycle looking out. Great idea! As far as the actual book - once I read a couple chapters, I was hooked. When I first picked it up, I could barely get through the first page, but then I started to realize the style of writing and I started to get it. There's also the fact that the book is translated from Portuguese to Engli [...]

    • `Life! Shattered or in one piece, that's what it was: Life.'Brazilian author Cassia Cassitas is well established in her native country and now opens the vistas for readers to discover her writing talent in North America. With a career in technology she has stayed to the academic aspect - being both a teacher and a student in philosophy, information engineering, and studying French and English. She lives and writes in Curitiba, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. Her t [...]

    • Riding by Cassia Cassitas is an unique novel which I came across says about a parathlete. Which will definitely gives alternative thinking to many who have been says everything is easier for everybody else.Riding - It's easier to recognize talent than dedication, because talent is a gift and dedication is a choice that everybody has an opportunity to make.The story starts from 1982 where Mario travelling to los Angeles where summer olympics is less than 2 years who is working for IOC to assign o [...]

    • Riding, an e-book by Cassia Cassitas, translated by Rafa Lombardino is a strange book in some ways, providing an interesting look at the Olympics and development of the Paralympics through the trials, failures, successes, disappointments and eventual triumphs of a physically compromised boy as he gradually matures.Mario, a young U. S. University graduate from Brazil is part of the IOC that works with the Olympic sponsors in the host city establishing the infrastructure required for the games to [...]

    • This is both delightful and a little flawed. The biggest flaw is that when you start reading the first question in your mind is, what is this book about? It rambles, but in an easily read way. There are three main characters: Mario, Elizabeth, and their son, Andre. It starts off with Mario somehow getting a somewhat undefined job preparing cities (or something unspecified in them) for Olympic games and for three decades, he circles the world, going to the next games site, and leaving a few weeks [...]

    • Cassia Cassitas in her new book, “Riding” published by CreateSpace introduces us to Andre.From the back cover: Amidst real events and landscapes, men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit, rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational narrative. From each one, destiny took a part to make them perfect.When he is born, Andre propels his mother’s life in a new direction. His father, an executive who organizes Olympic competitions around the world and doesn’t know when [...]

    • Todos gostamos quando nos identificamos com os livros. No momento em que peguei neste, foi no inicio do meu blog, e foi aquele momento inicial em que estava a lutar para que o blog funcionasse e para que as pessoas gostassem do que eu escrevo. De certo modo, tudo o que faço no blog é um pouco também para essas pessoas e não só para mim. Sinto que neste livro temos essa ambição, mas é algo visto de uma perspetiva um pouco individualista. Numa frase do livro é dito que "o caminho para o s [...]

    • If you could ever be humbled by a book, this one would be it. At least,it was for me. when I first started reading this,I couldn't see how the Title and the story,had anything to do with one another. As with most stories, you must keep looking. that is what Cassia intended,I believe. In every story,every reader,finds their perspective,their own character to interact with ,so to speak. What was so interesting to me, with this book, was the 2016 Rio Olympics had just finished.Why was that interest [...]

    • The book description for “Riding” by Cassia Cassitas is essentially a shortened version of the opening chapter, and it does a fine job of setting up the rest of the story. Told through vignettes, this book tells the story of Mario, Elizabeth, and their son, Andre. A number of years are covered (about thirty, to be precise), sometimes with a relatively quick pace and occasionally with some gaps in between. Because of this pacing, it is important to slow down when reading this book. Not only i [...]

    • There is something extraordinary in this book, but it has not been exploited to its whole potential.Mario and Kathy meet, discover they both travel a lot and are both involved with companies preparing the cities where the next Olympic Games will be held. That means a lot of work, continuous travels from one place to the other, personal investment,and the pleasure of discovering the results of your efforts as a smooth running celebration of the Olympic spirit. With the same purpose guiding their [...]

    • Angela Thompson

      (Sep 18, 2019 - 11:27 AM)

      I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in a blog review. All opinions are my own.Riding Required a Little Patience. I tried reading Riding two or three times--and just could not push myself into the story. The short story style chapters with, what seemed like, random character introductions and stories seemed scattered. The book received strong reviews--and I was not really sure who or what the book was about! What was I missing? I needed to change my perspective and read the chapt [...]

    • A GIVEAWAYElizabeth “was certain that life was taking its course, carrying her and her son with it to write a chapter that needed to be written.”Essentially, that is what this novel is — the chapter author Cassia Cassitas feels needed to be written…about the Paralympic Games. Set largely in Curitiba, Brazil, this is the story of Andre and his road to competing in the Paralympics in 20— Nah, that would be telling.Andre’s mother, Elizabeth, believes in the universal power of sports to [...]

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