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For Tohko Amano, a third-year high school student and self-styled "book girl," being the head of the literary club is more than just an extracurricular activity. It's her bread and butter...literally! Tohko is actually a literature-gobbling demon, who can be found at all hours of the day munching on torn out pages from all kinds of books. But for Tohko, the real delicacies are hand-written stories. To satisfy her gourmet tastes, she's employed (rather, browbeaten) one Konoha Inoue, who scribbles away each day after school to satisfy Tohko's appetite. But when another student comes knocking on the literary club door for advice on writing love letters, will Tohko discover a new kind of delicacy?
"I've been kidnapped by a bad person. Bring a change of clothes and your homework and come save me!" Duped by this seemingly earnest summons from Tohko, Konoha finds himself forced to spend his summer break at the Himekura villa, writing snacks for his greedy club president. But the shadow of a tragedy from eighty years past threatens to destroy their otherwise peaceful summer! What is the "secret" that stirs the Book Girl's imagination?
While Konoha is aware that he will soon be losing his book-eating club president when she ventures off to college, a new relationship blossoms between him and the once standoffish Kotobuki. The two even manage to spend New Year's Day together! However, the dawn of the new year also ushers in the return of a familiar face - a girl whose every line Konoha has memorized and one the heartbroken boy thought he would never see again. Just as she reenters his life, though, Konoha feels the ties he has established with the people around him begin to sever... Can a simple book girl shed some much-needed insight on the situation before it's too late?
What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can! Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Month shows you how to: Set realistic goals and monitor your progress Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story Relax and have fun–you are, after all, doing something you love So what are you waiting for? If you've been putting off your book project, let Book in a Month be your guide and find out just how much you can accomplish.
What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can! Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Monthshows you how to: Set realistic goals and monitor your progress Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story Relax and have fun–you are, after all, doing something you love So what are you waiting for? If you've been putting off your book project, letBook in a Monthbe your guide and find out just how much you can accomplish.
When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren's refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment. As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. But the arrival outside the tower of Saren's two suitors--one welcome, and the other decidedly less so--brings both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows. With Shannon Hale's lyrical language, this forgotten but classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset on the central Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise.
The Book for Authentic Christian Living and FellowshipThe early church was filled with Christians who had seen Jesus, and who were committed to telling His story for the benefit of future generations of God's family. The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Acts connects you to the people and events that shaped the church as we know it today. You'll be inspired-and equipped-to love and serve one another as Christ intended.Be Smart About:EvangelismThe Holy SpiritTrue Christian FellowshipDaily Walk & TalkThe Body of ChristThe Origins of the ChurchPerseverance & PersecutionAnd More!Smart Guides Are for Everyone!The Bible is loaded with valuable insights for every area of your life. The Smart Guides to the Bible let you easily uncover them all-even the passages you once thought were hard to understand.Whether you're new to the Bible, a long-time student of Scripture or somewhere in between, you'll appreciate the many ways the relevant helps on each page lead you to get the most out of God's Word.
AGE ISN'T JUST A NUMBER--IT'S A WAY OF KEEPING SCORE. THIS IS YOUR SCORECARD. The day we turn any age, we become contemporaries of everyone who has ever been that age, and it becomes our business to know that Bob Dylan wrote "Blowin' in the Wind" when he was twenty, Orson Welles cowrote, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane when he was twenty-five, Winston Churchill was fired from the Admiralty when he was forty and took up painting, and Jane Austen died, unmarried and mostly unknown, when she was forty-one. Knowing who did what when provides the yardstick by which to measure our own progress; it's comforting to learn that Grandma Moses didn't show her first painting until she was seventy-eight, and discouraging (but not surprising) to discover that Einstein was already smarter than you at age sixteen. A witty, ironic collection of moments from famous lives organized by year of age from infancy to death,A Book of Agestells you who is doing what, who is on top of the world, who is waiting for his luck to change, who is saying unkind things about whom, who is planning his revenge, who is meeting for the first time, and who Elizabeth Taylor is currently divorcing. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO? An Eccentric Miscellany of Achievements,Misdeeds, Crossed Paths, Bypaths, Inventions, Scandals, Child Prodigies, Late Masterpieces, Marriages and Breakups, Feuds, Dead Ends, Second Chances, Adventures and Misadventures, Novels Written and Battles Won and Lost, All Organized by Year of Age. From the Hardcover edition.
A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore--and reveals clues to a treasure worth killing for. . . . A disgraced scholar is found tortured to death. . . . And those pursuing the most valuable literary find in history are about to cross from the harmless mundane into inescapable nightmare.From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Tropic of Night comes a breathtaking thriller that twists, shocks, and surprises at every turn as it crisscrosses centuries, from the glaring violence of today into the dark shadows of truth and lies surrounding the greatest writer the world has ever known.
A Book of Angels: Reflections on Angels Past and Present and True Stories of How They Touch Our Livesby Sophy Burnham
After an angel saved her life, Burnham decided to study angels in the world's religions and gather stories about them.
The compelling, tragic and often bizarre life stories of history's famous and infamous assassins, now collected in one comprehensive, easy-to-use volume.The names are well-known, but how much do you know about the inner lives of John Hinckley Jr., who shot Ronald Reagan in a misguided attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster, or Mark David Chapman, who, after shooting John Lennon, sat down on the sidewalk to continue reading The Catcher in the Rye? And what about the world's not-so-famous assassins? Find out what happened when Carlito Dimahilig attacked Imelda Marcos with a bolo knife (and how one of her many famous pairs of shoes came into play!), or why Max Hödel could be considered one of the least successful assassins in history.With breadth of study and a keen eye for detail, George Fetherling has compiled a fascinating and very readable compendium -- the first of its kind -- of more than 200 biographies of assassins from all periods and countries, for the scholar and general reader alike. Fetherling also provides an overview of the history of assassination, outlines the five psychological types of assassins and gives a run-down of the most useful literature in the field.Ideal for students, historians, history buffs, psychologists and readers interested in biography and true crime, this book is a must have window into the lives of those who have drastically shaped the history of our world.From the Hardcover edition.
In wolf shape, among the wolves, he had sensed danger sweeping toward the mountains he loved. So begins "The Book of Atrix Wolfe," the story of a man who lived among wolves, hiding from the mistakes of his past -- and the woman who offered him one last chance for redemption.
When the flowers begin to bloom and the world starts turning green, animals everywhere are born. Some have lots of brothers and sisters. Some have none at all. Some are born with soft, warm fur, while some are born with smooth scales. Some can walk right away--others need a little help! As with Il Sung Na's previous offerings, A Book of Babies is filled with rich illustrations, endearing animals, and a spare text--all wrapped up in a gorgeous package.
Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more* *Including even more footnotes! Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com's Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens--and then closes, once and for all--every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons's one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball. Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game's finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.
Includes: Open Heart, Love Feast, Treasure Hunt, Book of Bebb.
Beauty is in the hand of the beer holder. From pouring to storing, from crushing cans to doing keg stands, from beer bongs to beer pong, this definitive guide to beer drinking is a brew-lover's bible. Written by the experts behind The Book of Beer Pong--and featuring feats of fortitude and games of strategy, skill, and memory, alongside other activities and challenges--The Book of Beer Awesomeness is full of kings-playing, cup-flipping, frosty-mugged fun. Tips and tidbits that cover the brewing and drinking of this most beloved of beverages around the world round out the ultimate guide for enjoying any beer--in any situation.
It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also--according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone--a murderer.Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.From the Hardcover edition.
The Book of Books: An Eclectic Collection of Reading Recommendations, Quirky Lists, and Fun Facts About Booksby Les Krantz Tim Knight
From the Book Jacket: Read any good books lately? Authors Les Krantz and Tim Knight have and they tell you about the best ones. Encompassing everything from classics to pulp yarns to celebrity tell-alls, The Book of Books is a treasure trove of reading recommendations and fascinating facts about books that you will be able to find on store shelves, not just in musty library stacks. Whether you're looking for great adventure stories, novels, history books, illustrated gift books, or gripping memoirs and biographies, you'll find detailed lists of must-reads in every literary genre. You'll also enjoy scores of excerpts from noteworthy books and poems, past and present, that accompany many of the reading recommendations. You'll also be fascinated by the wealth of inside information about the literary world that even most devotees of serious literature don't know about. For example, did you know that Mark Twain cheerfully perpetrated one of the most sensational literary hoaxes in nineteenth century America? That Fyodor Dostoevsky, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Ezra Pound all spent time in prison? And that Toni Morrison's Beloved was recently named the greatest American novel of the last twenty-five years? No matter what you are interested in reading, The Book of Books will be a wonderful resource and a valuable addition to your personal library... and a great gift too. About the Authors les krantz, author of over fifty books, is also a book publisher who publishes for many of America's major publishing houses. His company, Facts That Matter, Inc., is well-known in the book industry and is often called upon to develop book titles by publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, and others. As a publisher and author of over thirty years' duration, Krantz has an extensive knowledge of books and the literary world. tim knight is an author, editor, and free-lance writer who holds a master's degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. When he is not writing pop culture-themed books or reviewing films for www.reel.com, he is reading!
When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A "touching father-daughter story" (Kirkus Reviews) from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She's seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath--with candles and a contract and everything--to never have anything to do with one. Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she's spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle--which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude's fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas? Jude tells herself it's strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away--no way would she fall for them. But Jude's defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she's speeding toward some serious heartbreak...unless her sisters were wrong? Jude may have taken an oath, but she's beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.
When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She's seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath--with candles and a contract and everything--to never have anything to do with one. Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she's spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle--which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude's fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas? Jude tells herself it's strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away--no way would she fall for them. But Jude's defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she's speeding toward some serious heartbreak...unless her sisters were wrong? Jude may have taken an oath, but she's beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.
The ULTIMATE collection: Over 200 recipes for burgers, sliders, sloppies, fries, and sides.The Queen of Burgers has drawn together her tastiest recipes for the ultimate between-the-buns experience. Whether you're cooking for one or for one hundred in your own backyard burger bash, The Book of Burger has you covered for bringing family and friends together for the love of burgers! Please 'em all--big and small--with everything from burgers to sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, sliders, and sloppies, and so much more. Start with Rach's "Big Spicy Mac," tempting you from the cover, or go with the heavenly French Onion Burgers. And if beef isn't your thing, there are plenty of chicken, pork, salmon, veggie, and lamb patties. Want a mind-blowing sandwich? Whip up the BEST one Rachael has ever made: the 7-Hour Smoked Brisket Sandwich with Smoky BBQ Sauce. Rachael even shares her legendary pickle recipe and her own homemade burger blend. Want a fun, cute, tasty bite-size treat to pass around? Rachael is slider obsessed and you will be, too: try the Mexican Pulled Pork Sliders. Rachael's friends from the New York and South Beach Wine & Food Festivals' Burger Bashes also contribute their award-winning recipes, including Bobby Flay's Louisiana Burger and Masaharu Morimoto's Kakuni Burger. Twelve original videos (directly accessible by links throughout the text) make The Book of Burger a truly multimedia experience and a smart book that celebrates the infinite possibilities of everybody's favorite food.
Your Favorite Card Games, All in One Place! Now you can enjoy all the games you've always loved--and find new favorites--with The Book of Card Games. From bridge and pitch to war and whist, this timeless collection outlines the rules to more than fifty classic games and a number of entertaining variations. You can reference the exact rules for gin rummy or try a new spin on the game-night staple with Manipulation Rummy. Why not switch it up on the poker table and go all in during a round of Anaconda, Football, or Omaha? You can even have fun on your own with solitary games like Free Cell and Monte Carlo. The Book of Card Games stacks the deck in your favor for hours of entertaining fun with family and friends!
An inspirational collection of Celtic Poetry compiled by the leading authority on the Celtic tradition.
The Book of Celtic Wisdom is a collection of the poems, proverbs, and aphorisms of the Celtic people that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. These are the proverbs and blessings that bring the wisdom of the ancient Celts to life. Their thoughts on charity ("Stretch out your hand in giving, and you will never stretch it out in need"), aging ("The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune"), and work ("The lazy young man and the poor old man; two sides of the same coin") are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. A thoughtful and reflective compilation, this book is bound to inspire, enlighten, and entertain readers every-where.
Escape the humdrum of daily life and reawaken your true essential Self with Stephen Sturgess' sensational Yoga and meditation techniques. Learn about fascinating subtle bodies, chakras, nadis, and kundalini with the in-depth section on Yoga philosophy, then follow Stephen's variety of practices and techniques for removing any obstacles that may be standing in the way of you uniting with your true nature. The book includes a wealth of Hatha Yoga techniques using asanas, mudras, bandhas, pranayama, and kriya purification, as well as Raja and kriya Yoga techniques - mantras, concentration and meditation.