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A Light in the Flame: A Flesh and Fire Novel
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes
book two in her Flesh and Fire series… The only one who can save Sera now
is the one she spent her life planning to kill. The truth about Sera’s plan
is out, shattering the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos.
Surrounded by those distrustful of her, all Sera has is her duty. She will
do anything to end Kolis, the false King of Gods, and his tyrannical rule
of Iliseeum, thus stopping the threat he poses to the mortal realm. Nyktos
has a plan, though, and as they work together, the last thing they need is
the undeniable, scorching passion that continues to ignite between them.
Sera cannot afford to fall for the tortured Primal, not when a life no
longer bound to a destiny she never wanted is more attainable than ever.
But memories of their shared pleasure and unrivaled desire are a siren’s
call impossible to resist. And as Sera begins to realize that she wants to
be more than a Consort in name only, the danger surrounding them
intensifies. The attacks on the Shadowlands are increasing, and when Kolis
summons them to Court, a whole new risk becomes apparent. The Primal power
of Life is growing inside her, pushing her closer to the end of her
Culling. And without Nyktos’s love—an emotion he’s incapable of feeling—she
won’t survive her Ascension. That is if she even makes it to her Ascension
and Kolis doesn’t get to her first. Because time is running out. For both
her and the realms. Read more
The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
The instant New York Times bestsellerBy the acclaimed author of In the
Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of
illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a
pathway to health and healing.In this revolutionary book, renowned
physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that
pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general
ill health are on the rise. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least
one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth
person has high blood pressure. In Europe, hypertension is diagnosed in
more than 30 percent of the population. And everywhere, adolescent mental
illness is on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to
health?Over four decades of clinical experience, Maté has come to recognize
the prevailing understanding of “normal” as false, neglecting the roles
that trauma and stress, and the pressures of modern-day living, exert on
our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. For all our
expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to
treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body,
burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. Now Maté
brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what
makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and
the declining soundness of society—and offers a compassionate guide for
health and healing. Cowritten with his son Daniel, The Myth Of Normal is
Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet. Read more
Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be
“This book is for any parent who has ever struggled under the substantial
weight of caregiving—which is to say, all of us. Good Inside is not only a
wise and practical guide to raising resilient, emotionally healthy kids,
it’s also a supportive resource for overwhelmed parents who need more
compassion and less stress. Dr. Becky is the smart, thoughtful,
in-the-trenches parenting expert we’ve been waiting for!”—Eve Rodsky, New
York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn SpaceDr.
Becky Kennedy, wildly popular parenting expert and creator of
@drbeckyatgoodinside, shares her groundbreaking approach to raising kids
and offers practical strategies for parenting in a way that feels good.Over
the past several years, Dr. Becky Kennedy—known to her followers as “Dr.
Becky”—has been sparking a parenting revolution. Millions of parents, tired
of following advice that either doesn’t work or simply doesn’t feel good,
have embraced Dr. Becky’s empowering and effective approach, a model that
prioritizes connecting with our kids over correcting them.Parents have long
been sold a model of childrearing that simply doesn’t work. From reward
charts to time outs, many popular parenting approaches are based on shaping
behavior, not raising humans. These techniques don’t build the skills kids
need for life, or account for their complex emotional needs. Add to that
parents’ complicated relationships with their own upbringings, and it’s
easy to see why so many caretakers feel lost, burned out, and worried
they’re failing their kids. In Good Inside, Dr. Becky shares her parenting
philosophy, complete with actionable strategies, that will help parents
move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy
leadership.Offering perspective-shifting parenting principles and
troubleshooting for specific scenarios—including sibling rivalry,
separation anxiety, tantrums, and more—Good Inside is a comprehensive
resource for a generation of parents looking for a new way to raise their
kids while still setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation,
confidence, and resilience. Read more
The Book of Unusual Knowledge
The Book of Unusual Knowledge is a mammoth 704-page hardcover book crammed
with a cornucopia of information some useful, others not so much but all of
it completely captivating.Perfect for anyone with a curious mind and a
passion for learning.Includes a vast array of articles, anecdotes, lists,
and games, this book will provide hours of fascinating reading.Expand your
knowledge on a range of topics, including the animal kingdom, art, sports,
technology, history, politics, the universe, and much, much more!Sample
topics include: – Are plastic bags killing sacred cows in India? – Does
NASCAR have roots in bootlegging moonshine? – Did Ronald Reagan see not one
but two UFOs during his lifetime? Read more
Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships
Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary
memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming
relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years
with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Four years before Nina
Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning
reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was
appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The
National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the
Supreme Court to do something revolutionary: declare a law that
discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when
women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit
cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her
argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship.
Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the
way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers.
It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to
pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is
one, special relationship: Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through
personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the
devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew
her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s
beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of
shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for
women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men.
During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays
were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves
together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men
from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and
Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple
Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and
Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist
Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. Inspiring and
revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning
of friendship. Read more
The Silva Mind Control Method: The Revolutionary Program by the Founder of the World’s Most Famous Mind Control Course
The revolutionary program that teaches you how to use meditation and
visualization to change your life.First published in 1978, The Silva Mind
Control Method has helped millions of people create better, happier, and
more successful lives. Based on the extraordinary course pioneered by José
Silva in the 1960s, this accessible guidebook uses meditation and
visualization to help you alleviate stress, overcome bad habits and
emotional insecurity, increase creativity, develop concentration, harness
your dreams, and deepen your relationships. Featuring transformative advice
and fascinating case studies, this revolutionary book teaches you to use
your mind at a deeper and more effective level and reveal its extraordinary
power. Read more
I’d Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays
From Tom Segura, the massively successful stand-up comedian and co-host of
chart-topping podcasts “2 Bears 1 Cave” and “Your Mom’s House,” hilarious
real-life stories of parenting, celebrity encounters, youthful mistakes,
misanthropy, and so much more. Tom Segura is known for his twisted takes
and irreverent comedic voice. But after a few years of crazy tours and
churning out podcasts weekly, all while parenting two young children, he
desperately needs a second to himself. It’s not that he hates his friends
and family — he’s not a monster — he’s just beat, which is why his son’s
(ruthless) first full sentence, “I’d like to play alone, please,” has since
become his mantra. In this collection of stories, Tom combines his
signature curmudgeonly humor with a revealing look at some of the
ridiculous situations that shaped him and the ludicrous characters who
always seem to seek him out. The stories feature hilarious anecdotes about
Tom’s time on the road, including some surreal encounters with celebrities
at airports; his unfiltered South American family; the trials and
tribulations of parenting young children with bizarrely morbid interests;
and, perhaps most memorably, experiences with his dad who, like any good
Baby Boomer father, loves to talk about his bowel movements and share
graphic Vietnam stories at inappropriate moments. All of this is enough to
make anyone want some peace and quiet. I’D LIKE TO PLAY ALONE, PLEASE will
have readers laughing out loud and nodding in agreement with Segura’s
message: in a world where everyone is increasingly insane, sometimes you
just need to be alone. Read more
The Stars Aren’t Ready
Joel walks into Grand Central Station, wanting never to return. Then and there, it will all end. All his pain will be gone, and he will finally be with Olivia.
But the universe has other plans. A minute later, he stands outside the station, starting his day again, but his decision hasn’t changed. He walks back in, determined to end his life. He’s ready… or is he?
Is it too late to try again at life?
UNINVITED BY Marjorie Bosworth
This happened to us
My name is Marjorie Bosworth I live in Derbyshire in the UK. In July this year I wrote a book it’s a true love story that turns into horror it all happened here in Derbyshire .The book – Uninvited is a true story. A harrowing, frank and first-hand account of the night Ted and I were attacked in our own home by a 6ft 4ins naked manic high on drugs. Who smashed his way into our home. Starts as a love story and ends in horror . . We are living in a secluded country home that everybody dreams about when you retire now we feel so vulnerable . Binoculars at the ready to see who is approaching our property. We are both in our seventy’s
Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home
Dispatches from the Edge meets In an Instant in this dramatic memoir of
war, family, resilience, and recovery from Benjamin Hall, the Fox News
journalist who was gravely injured by a Russian attack in the early days of
the invasion of Ukraine.When veteran war reporter Benjamin Hall woke up in
Kyiv on the morning of March 14, 2022, he had no idea that, within hours,
Russian bombs would nearly end his life. As a journalist for Fox News, Hall
had worked in dangerous war zones like Syria and Afghanistan, but with
three young daughters at home, life on the edge was supposed to be a thing
of the past. Yet when Russia viciously attacked Ukraine in February 2022,
Hall quickly volunteered to go; despite the risks, he knew that Americans
needed to understand this world-altering conflict. A few weeks later, while
on assignment, Hall and his crew were blown up in a Russian strike. With
Hall himself gravely injured and stuck in Kyiv, it was unclear if he would
make it out alive.This is the story of how he survived—a story that
continues to this day. For the first time, Hall shares his experience in
full—from his ground-level view of the war to his dramatic rescue to his
arduous, and ongoing, recovery. Going inside the events that have
permanently transformed him, Hall recalls his time at the front lines of
our world’s conflicts, exploring how his struggle to step away from war
reporting led him back one perilous last time, and explaining how his years
of experience kept him safe, right up until they failed him. Featuring
nail-biting accounts from the many people across multiple countries who
banded together to get him to safety, Hall offers a stunning look at
complex teamwork and heartfelt perseverance that turned his life into a
mission. He’d been telling war stories for years, and now, suddenly, he was
one.Through it all, Hall’s spirit has remained undaunted, buoyed by that
remarkable corps of people from around the world whose collective
determination ensured his survival—the former and current military
personnel who rescued him, the medical staff who saved him, his coworkers
who fought for his safe return, and his family who supported him at every
turn. Ultimately, this trauma, the greatest of his life, serves as a
pivotal reminder to us all of the fundamental goodness in the world,
illuminating how the horrors of war can bring about the best in humanity.
Evocative, harrowing, and deeply moving, Saved is a powerful memoir of
family and friends, of life and healing, and of how to respond when you are
tested in ways you never thought possible.Benjamin Hall’s memoir includes a
16-page color photo insert. Read more
This book is about Vince Schiano, a financial professional, living organ donor, and author of the memoir Always Forward. A true story of a successful guy who found himself on a journey searching for a more purposeful existence after being lost in the meaningless depths of corporate America, in search of his next big adventure, donates his liver to a stranger and finds his life changed in ways more powerful and purposeful than he could ever have imagined.
Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between
The teenage years are an exciting yet ever-changing period of your life. New challenges and tasks seem to pop up almost daily—not to mention all the transitions your body is going through.
As you get older and take on more responsibilities, you have probably wondered how to do many of the adult tasks your parents or older siblings seem to breeze through daily. Everyday challenges like how to tell if the chicken in the fridge has gone bad to how to get rid of dandruff has likely crossed your mind. As you learn and experience new things, questions about basic life skills will arise. This book is here to help you solve the daily problems adults take for granted.
While the internet provides a wealth of knowledge, it can be overwhelming to navigate at times. I mean, which of the thirteen articles about budgeting and saving money is actually accurate? And yes, you can ask your parents or other trusted adults in your life to teach you specific skills, but sometimes you just want to figure it out on your own. That’s where this guide comes into play.
Dive in and start learning life skills for teens! Order yours now.
Marley’s Memoir: The Journey to an Irreversible action and the Aftermath
When Marley’s mum gave birth to him in 2002, she had a lot of ambitions for her second son. A cutie from a baby with promising artistic talent, she never imagined that he would struggle with social anxiety to the extent that it would change him from a fun-loving son to someone almost unrecognisable in character and personality.
In Marley’s Memoir: The Journey to an Irreversible Action and The Aftermath, Marley’s mum shares his struggles and the challenges he faced as he tried to deal with social anxiety. It also exposes the consequences of the action Marley took which had a life changing impact on the family.
You will get an insight into the struggles with social anxiety faced by a young person. “Sometimes I wonder how did I end up the way I am? That is, wanting friends but not having any or pushing away people who had tried to befriend me because they were not meeting the expectations in my head of what a friend should be like.” (Excerpt from Chapter Five.)
The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present
From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, The Lyrics pairs the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them: his devoted parents, Mary and Jim; his songwriting partner, John Lennon; his “Golden Earth Girl,” Linda Eastman; his wife, Nancy McCartney; and even Queen Elizabeth, among many others. Here are the origins of “Let It Be,” “Lovely Rita,” “Yesterday,” and “Mull of Kintyre,” as well as McCartney’s literary influences, including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Durband, his high-school English teacher.
With images from McCartney’s personal archives―handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs, hundreds previously unseen―The Lyrics, spanning sixty-four years, becomes the definitive literary and visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
In her second compilation of published writing, Brianna Wiest explores pursuing purpose over passion, embracing negative thinking, seeing the wisdom in daily routine, and becoming aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. This book contains never before seen pieces as well as some of Brianna’s most popular essays, all of which just might leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.
Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.
Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”
Repressed Feelings of Self Portrayal
Have you ever felt emotions or desires, especially those that could be considered by some as shameful or depressing? We are all a product of our environment and we each repress feelings in hope that they will subside. As humans, we have all experienced these feelings at one time or another. This book is a collection of poetry surrounding the topics of Self – betrayal, confession, self-discovery, rejection and love.
The All-Time Greatest NBA Book
This is not your ordinary greatest players/teams list. This book gives a broad view of what makes a certain player or team great. It uses a combination of a variety of statistics, countless references from well-respected sports journalists, opinions from a variety of NBA players and coaches, and a refreshing point of view from a die-hard and dedicated NBA fan to reach the most unbiased and the most educated rankings.
The book discusses the 50 greatest teams of all time. Then there is a fun discussion about a six-team playoff bracket that would determine the greatest team in NBA history. The book discusses the 50 greatest playoff runs by a player. The book also discusses the 50 greatest playoff moments in league history. All those chapters ultimately lead to the rankings of the 100 greatest players of all time. This book covers every single aspect of a player’s legacy to determine its rankings. Then the book ends with a fun discussion about which players should be chosen in a winner-take-all game to save the world from extinction.
This book invites discussions and debates, but it does not belittle any player or team. This book will inform you about these all-time great players and teams that will give you all the ammo you need to dominate your next GOAT debate with your friends.
A Simple Guide to Popular Science
A SIMPLE GUIDE TO POPULAR PHYSICS
Unlike many textbooks or popular science books, A Simple Guide to Popular Physics has truly been crafted for the uninitiated or those spooked by the subject’s complexity.
Harris’s inviting guide promises to give “absolute beginners” from “teens to centenarians” a basic grounding in particle physics, quantum physics, and cosmology-all without making readers do math. With the goal of introducing the basics and encouraging readers to explore more deeply afterwards, Harris notes “Like the fish we have no notion of what is beyond the boundaries of our knowledge, but unlike the fish, we know there is something.” He starts by presenting those boundaries, the fundamentals of classic physics (Newton’s law, states of matter, types of energy), with crisp clarity before laying out an accessible explanation of Einstein’s theory of relativity, the structure of the atom, the mysteries of quantum mechanics and cosmology.
Readers will not need to search online for key terms or explanations of concepts that have been glossed over. Instead, one by one, with patience and good humor, Harris introduces each of these building blocks of our universe, taking a little time to invite readers to contemplate the momentousness of the information, as in the chapter titled nothing less than “What Is Reality?”
The watchword, here, is clarity, which Harris offers throughout, with professional illustrations and illuminating accounts of experiments and breakthroughs, offering
18 Holes of Quantum Golf
This books’ a difficult one to categorize as it’s a love story wrapped up in an enigma inside a round of golf.
Its main aim is to provide the reader with a simple account of how us humans have gained our current knowledge of the only universe that we’re every likely to inhabit. It’s the story told in normal everyday language of the many brilliant thinkers from Thales, who lived in the ancient Greek city-state of Miletus 2,600 years ago, to our current understanding by way of Galileo, Newton, Einstein and many others. The eventual aim of science is that one day they’ll be able to explain to us why we have a universe and tell us where it came from.
It’s not written like a normal popular science book, but as a story told in friendly and humorous conversations between two senior citizens who’ve been best pals since their first day at primary school. The main characters are Alec and Bob who, although now living a distance apart, meet five or six times a year to compete for their own trophy which is a pair of worthless ten shilling banknotes encased in a plastic beer mat. As well as being a symbol of their friendship, the ownership of this small square of plastic has become almost as important to them as their wives and children.
The story includes the boys’ wives, Brenda and Alice, along with Jean who’s a dedicated amateur thespian and has been the girl’s best friend since early schooldays. The last character is Frank, a golfing mate of the boys whose been described by Bob’s wife Alice as ‘that randy laddie who’s the cause of us meeting you pair!’ Today’s game in which Bob is hoping to recapture their trophy, was mooted several months previously to coincide with Jeans last performance before she retires after fifty years of sterling service with The Players, a local amateur dramatic society,
While they’re waiting to out on their odyssey, Bob and Alec are approached in the clubhouse by Frank who’s with a small group waiting to go in for lunch. He asks Alec if he would
Sonnets to Live
ADVANCED READER’S REVIEWS OF THE SONNETS
“Having thoroughly enjoyed reading these sonnets, I feel quite restored after experiencing live poetry”.
“From the very first sonnet, ‘Garden of Love’, I was instantly captivated by this book, which I read sonnet after sonnet, hoping they would never end”.
“For me, this book reveals how much poetry is missing in our lives, it must be difficult to write poetry at a time when we prefer to read novels and watch tv series, that is why I feel the need to tell others to enrich their time with these outstanding poems”.
“I think all the sonnets are truly admirable and my favourites are ‘Hymn’, ‘A Star’, ‘Discussions with the Driver’, ‘The fourth season’, ‘Never ending’,’ Pearls’, ‘The written path’ and ‘The Southern Cross’”.
“The ‘Sonnets to Live’ title of this book is in perfect accordance with the poet’s life, as he declares openly that poetry is his daily sustenance”.
“What I keep in store from this collection of sonnets is the outpouring of love and the adventure of walking in a forest of trees of all colours and forms, each one taking us into different poetic dimensions”.
“I would take this book to my desert island and read aloud every day the ones that impacted me most: ‘Birds’, ‘The only one’, ‘The fields of peace’, ‘Design’, ‘Ecstasy’, ‘The red one’, ‘She’, ‘Brother of the Sea’, ‘Rays’…”
“I am so impressed by these sonnets that I dare say even Shakespeare, who excelled in this poetic form, would confirm the high quality of the ‘Sonnets to Live’, covering so many instances of life with great artistry”.
A PIECE OF ME
an arrangement of words to inspire reflection