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That's So Annoying: An Etiquette Expert on the World's Most Irrit...
by Cynthia W Lett

Language

English

Pages

183

Publication Date

July 27, 2009

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Here are hundreds and hundreds of real people's most common complaints and the proper responses to them. Written by an eminent etiquette expert, it is a guide to how to behave well and, more importantly, how to respond to bad behavior. What are the right rules for the coffee machine at work? Why do husbands always drink from the milk carton? Why are so many retail clerks rude? This book answers all鈥攁nd, more importantly, explains the proper responses to all the most common irritations. Whether you are the matriarch of an unruly family trying to keep order, or an office worker just trying to figure out how to deal with pushy or messy colleagues, this is a book for you. It's as funny as it is useful.
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods鈥攁ll by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p>聽</p><p>聽鈥淎n extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.鈥?lt;br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America鈥檚 Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster鈥檚 Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
Thief of Cahraman: A Retelling of Aladdin (Fairytales of Folkshor...
by Lucy Tempest

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

July 21, 2018

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<i><b>The Selection meets Aladdin</b></i><br /><br /><b>ONE MONTH. FIFTY CONTESTANTS. ONE PRINCE. AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIST.</b><br /><br /><i>You have been summoned to Sunstone Palace to compete in our search for the future Queen of Cahraman.</i><br /><br />After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is finally over. But her world is upended when a witch steals her away to a faraway kingdom, to perform an impossible heist. If Adelaide fails, her newfound family would be sacrificed to a beast. <br /><br />To complete her mission, she鈥檚 forced to assume the role of a noblewoman and enter a royal competition. The prize is the hand of the elusive Crown Prince. Elimination means certain death.<br /><br />As the witch鈥檚 literal deadline approaches, Adelaide has one last gamble to save the day, and to escape to a new life with Cyrus, the handsome and mysterious fellow thief who stole her heart. <br /><br />But everything falls apart when the prince finally reveals himself鈥?lt;br /><br /><b>This is a full-length novel at 80,000 words. Book 1 of 3 in the Cahraman Trilogy</b><br /><br /><i><b>Fairytales of Folkshore</b> is a series of interconnected fairytale retellings. Ada鈥檚 story continues in <b>PRINCE OF CAHRAMAN.</b></i><br />
Strange Tales of Scotland (Jack's Strange Tales Book 1)
by Jack Strange

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

February 06, 2017

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<p>Strange Tales of Scotland all deal with a particular aspect of Scottish mysteries.</p><p>You'll learn of the ghost that appeared at the wedding of King Alexander II, and of monsters such as the Shellycoat and Water-horse that were thought to inhabit Scotland鈥檚 lochs.</p><p>Another part deals exclusively with Loch Ness, and the strange happenings at that mysterious body of water. Later, we have a look at the odd deaths at the Flannan Islands Lighthouse, and at the strange creatures that were once believed to infest the hills and glens of Scotland, including the terrifying brollachan and the slaugh.</p><p>Tales of Mermaids and Fin-men are unearthed, as are terrible stories of Scotland鈥檚 caves, including human sacrifice at Moray鈥檚 Sculptor鈥檚 Cave. The legends of Roslin Chapel and its nearby castle are examined, with the possible connection to the Knights Templar.</p><p>Finally, we have a look at the legend of the phantom armies of Scotland; soldiers who refuse to fade away even centuries after their wars have been fought, and their causes faded in history.</p><p>Welcome to the Strange Tales of Scotland.</p><p>Praise:</p><p><i><strong>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?- "A must-read for anyone who has interest in Celtic history or legends. Great stories and insight into a land of almost unending folklore."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?- "I highly recommend this fascinating collection of stories that ring true to any student of Scottish history."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?-聽"A wonderful book about many of the strange and unique tales of Scottish lore."</strong></i></p>
Daughter of Shades (The Venatrix Chronicles Book 1)
by Sylvia Mercedes

Language

English

Pages

429

Publication Date

July 28, 2019

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<p><em>Forbidden love, breathtaking action, and terrifying magic, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo!</em></p><h1>A huntress with no past.</h1><h1>A rival with a secret.</h1><h1>A kingdom鈥檚 fate hangs in the balance . . .</h1><p>Ayleth and her shade move as one, ever hungry for the hunt. Under her mentor鈥檚 tight control, she fears her memories are being stolen. Now nineteen, apprenticed for as long as she can remember to the mysterious Holy Order, she longs to rise in the ranks and banish untamed spirits for the prophesied Golden Prince.<br /></p><p>When shadowy threats descend on the crown, Ayleth seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove her worth in open competition. Seeking to win the prince鈥檚 favor and escape her scheming mentor, she resolves to hold her own against Terryn, a handsome, arrogant opponent who may be more than a match for her untested powers.</p><p>But as the two rivals follow a trail beyond the Great Barrier and confront legendary evil, the stolen secrets of Ayleth鈥檚 past may return to haunt her . . .<br /></p><p>Can Ayleth win the trial and reclaim her true self? Can she even survive her first day?<br /></p><h3><strong><em>Daughter of Shades</em></strong><strong> is the first breathtaking book in The Venatrix Chronicles YA fantasy series. If you like kick-butt heroines, intriguing worlds of magic, and slow-burn romance then you鈥檒l love Sylvia Mercedes鈥檚 action-packed story.</strong><br /></h3><h3><strong>Buy <em>Daughter of Shades</em> today, and journey into a vivid medieval world of honor and deception, rivalry and love, valiant hunters and malevolent spirits from another realm . . .</strong><br /></h3><p><em>Praise for </em>Song of Shadows<em>, the prequel to The Venatrix Chronicles:</em><br /></p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?"I loved the world Sylvia created, especially the magic system, which was unlike anything I'd read before. Can't wait to read on!" - USA Today Bestselling Author Claire Luana</p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?quot;Mark my words, Sylvia Mercedes is an author to watch . . . The Venatrix Chronicles is going to be one seriously addicting series." - L. Danvers, Author of the Fate Abandoned Series <br /></p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?"As a librarian, I would recommend this initial entry to my readers of YA fantasy, particularly fans of Sarah Maas and Cassandra Clare, and on a personal note I'm recommending it to my husband who enjoys Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss." - Laura Freer, librarian and Goodreads Reviewer</p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?"I loved this book. The story, the world-building (wow the world-building) and the characters. Ms. Mercedes has launched a truly fabulous first book and I want more." - Emily Ling, Goodreads Reviewer<br /></p>
The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets
by Sarah Miller

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b><b>In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of </b><b><i>The Borden Murders,</i></b><b> meet the five children who captivated the entire world.</b></b><br /><br />When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, C茅cile, 脡milie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family--and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren鈥檛 for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Customer Reviews
Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</i> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<br /><br />An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.

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