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Easy Fixes For Everyday Things

by Editors at Reader's Digest

Maybe your smartphone fell in water or you spilled coffee on your computer keyboard. Perhaps your iron won't produce steam or your refrigerator is making an odd noise. It could be that your watch face has been scratched or the chain on your bike keeps falling off. Whatever the problem, Easy Fixes for Everyday Things has your solution. We all rely on devices, appliances and pieces of household equipment that break, misbehave or fail completely. With Easy Fixes for Everyday Things you can help yourself when disaster strikes, saving time, money and hassle (and cutting down on needless waste) simply by following a few straightforward steps. This fun yet practical book strips the mystery from repairs, enabling you to fix the seemingly unfixable and solve more than 1,000 everyday problems with phones, cameras, laptops, locks, washing machines, lawn mowers, water pipes, cars and dozens of other common household things. Easy Fixes for Everyday Things is fresh, surprising, and honest: if something can be fixed we show you how; if it needs expert attention we say so; and if it is simply beyond hope, we tell you that, too.

Easy Go

by Michael Crichton John Lange

When he finds clues to an ancient treasure, an Egyptologist plans a very modern heistBrilliant Egyptologist Harold Barnaby has discovered a message hidden inside a particularly difficult set of hieroglyphics. It just may lead him to a secret tomb holding the greatest riches of the ancient world. Barnaby could put his name to the most fantastic archaeological find of the century. But he doesn't just want to dig it up. He wants to steal it.With the help of a smuggler, a thief, and an English lord, he plans his heist. They find that tomb raiding is trickier than they thought, and those who steal from dead Egyptians face dangers worse than a mummy's ancient curse.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Easy Growing

by Gayla Trail

Growing a handful of herbs and edible flowers adds sparkle to dozens of meals year-round. Fortunately for us, these plants are not fussy. They're simple to grow and will fit into any space you can provide, including a crack in a broken patio stone, the step next to your front door, or a windowsill. In Easy Growing, Gayla Trail--author of Grow Great Grub and creator of the top online gardening community, the tips, ideas, and know-how you need to raise delicious organic edibles wherever you can squeeze in a planter. Herbs give big rewards with a small amount of work--even the most inexperienced, space-strapped gardener will have success. This handbook includes: * Guidance on choosing the right plants, designing dazzling in-ground gardens and striking edible containers, and growing herbs indoors year-round * Ins and outs of growing fifty different plants and hundreds of varieties, from warm and aromatic Mojito mint to peppery nasturtium flowers, from fruity lemon verbena to exotic cinnamon basil, and more * Handy tricks for winterizing plants and extending the outdoor growing period * Simple recipes for cooking with and preserving your harvest: Herb-Encrusted Goat Cheese; Homegrown Bloody Mary Mix; Lavender Shortbread; Orange, Rosemary, and Honey Ice Cream * Upcycling projects based on reusable materials Perfect for novice gardeners and longtime enthusiasts looking for inspiration, Easy Growing is a fun, power-packed resource for creating a delicious herb garden anywhere.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Easy Guide to Sewing Tops and T-Shirts, Skirts, and Pants

by Lynn Macintyre Marcy Tilton

Expert step-by-step information, including tips and trade secrets, for how to layout, cut, and construct tops and t-shirts, skirts, and pants.

An Easy Guide to Speak Better English

by K. Gomathy Reddy

There are half-a-million words in the English language, but only 850 words are used in day-to-day conversations. Learning these 850 words can give you a head start on building your vocabulary. This book outlines a 19-day plan to build better English conversational skills.

Easy Hikes Close to Home: New York City

by Christopher Brooks Catherine Brooks

New trails have been established and old trails rediscovered, making the hikes in the New York City area better than ever. Based on the authors' own research, this handy guide introduces nearly two dozen of the best easy day hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of each trail, Easy Hikes Close to Home: New York City helps novice hikers discover their choices with clear maps and concise at-a-glance information.

Easy Hikes Close to Home: San Diego

by Sheri Mcgregor

New trails have been established and old trails rediscovered, making the hikes in San Diego and the surrounding areas better than ever. Based on the author's own research, this handy guide introduces area residents and visitors to nearly two dozen of the best easy day hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of each trail, Easy Hikes Close to Home: San Diego helps novice hikers discover their choices with clear maps and concise at-a-glance information highlighting details such as location, access, directions, distances, and scenery.

Easy Hikes Close to Home: Washington, D.C.

by Paul Elliott

From the central city through the suburbs to the foothills and mountains in the west and the lowlands in the east, this portable guide introduces 20 of the best easy day hikes in Washington, D.C. Filled with detailed descriptions, clear maps, and GPS coordinates, Easy Hikes Close to Home: Washington, D.C. contains a wealth of at-a-glance information, including length, configuration, water required, scenery, exposure, hiking time, facilities, special comments, and more.

Easy Homemade Desserts with Jello Pudding

by General Foods Corporation

Catalogues dozens of recipes that make use of Jello products, from casual treats, to more elegant desserts.

Easy Indian Cooking

by Jack Turkel Hari Nayak

In Easy Indian Cooking, Chef Hari Nayak presents recipes for the dishes he remembers from childhood days, growing up in rural southern India. From curries to desserts, these recipes have been modified to suit a modern lifestyle, and all of them can be prepared with ingredients available at any local supermarket or health food store. The preparation and cooking techniques in this cookbook have been simplified to save time without sacrificing any of the authentic Indian flavor.A CIA-trained chef, Hari has put together an authentic collection of Indian favorites that are so easy to create and so flavorful you'll wonder why you never tried your hand at cooking Indian at home before!Recipes include such favorites as:Curry Corn Chowder with Roasted PoblanosBasil-infused Crispy Pan Fried Shrimp with Tamarind GlazeLemon Sage Tandoori Chicken TikkaCumin Coriander Beef Burger with Plum Tomato Mustard DipFlamed Crispy Pappadam ChipsSparkling Ginger Lime CoolerCardamom Brownies

Easy Japanese

by Samuel E. Martin

This is a carefully structured, practical book for learning colloquial spoken Japanese.Each lesson presents a few of the most common features of the language in sentences which are short, easy, and immediately useful. The first thirteen lessons show you there is a lot that can be said with just a word or two. The later lessons introduce more variety and explain a few of the fine points. The sentences reflect how the Japanese language is really spoken. They are short but colloquial, abrupt but not rude. Each lesson contains first a number a number of Japanese phrases followed by material for practice. These are short conversations mad up entirely of the phrases you have learned in the lesson (or in preceding lessons).After the lessons, there is a basic vocabulary of some common Japanese words and their English equivalents. The Japanese verbs are presented both in the polite present (-mas') and the plain resent (-u or -ru). At the end of the book there are indexes of Japanese hiragana and katakana. Key highlights of this book are:30 short, easy-to-follow lessons with practical exercisesA Japanese-English dictionary of over 3,000 most commonly used wordsWriting charts of the hiragana and katakana Japanese syllabaries.

Easy Loving (Her Protector #8)

by Sheryl Lynn

HER PROTECTOR A WOMAN IN JEOPARDY Catherine St. Clair finally had everything she'd ever wanted--including the perfect fiancé. Then Easy Martel barged back into her life, telling her that her "perfect" fiancé was a would-be murderer. Easy spoke with conviction in his voice; he looked at her with intensity in his eyes...but was he telling the truth? AND THE MAN WHO MUST PROTECT HER Seeing her again brought back all of his old feelings...old yearnings for all he'd lost. Yet no matter how many times Easy went over his investigation, the facts brought him to one place--to Catherine. How could he convince her that she was the next victim...and the only place she'd be safe was in the shelter of his arms? A woman alone...with no one to trust. Where can she run? Straight into the arms of HER PROTECTOR

An Easy Man To Love

by Lee Stafford

An easy man to love? She didn't like this man, Frankie thought after Julian Tarrant had refused to work with her because she was a woman! But Frankie couldn't help seeing his rejection as a challenge and was determined to change his mind. Pretty soon she had earned Julian's respect, but that was when she realized she wanted more! Frankie wanted this exciting, passionate man to love her, but he had no reason to trust once again Frankie had to fight back. This time, though, her heart was at stake, so she had to win this particular battle of the sexes!

Easy Math

by Lauren Shapiro Marie Howe

Selected by Marie Howe for the 2011 Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Easy Math is anxious and exuberant both. Lauren Shapiro's poems are Aesop stood on end, wry fables that defy our instinct to find a moral to the story. Instead, she offers us a gimlet eye to the disappointments of the world, tall tale-telling by turns rickety, defiant, and brave. "There are an infinite number of ways to torture the soul with hopefulness" Shapiro says, so we settle for ways to survive-crooked grins, twisted logic, and equations of jello shots, amusement parks, and post-it notes that never add up. "Everyone has something to say / about love and impermanence and waste." She says it better than most."Shapiro specializes in snappy, poignant retorts to the problems of pop culture. Joan Rivers, Lindsay Lohan, and even the wily Jersey Shore crew inhabit her crackling new volume of poems, winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.... Shapiro guides readers into uncomfortable but evocative settings, from a surreal ESL classroom and plague-ridden Marseilles to a hotel workout room. Imagination does not just take flight here; it rides the airport shuttle bus and connects travelers from different continents."--Booklist"Lauren Shapiro can downshift from the sublime to the profane and back again in less than five seconds. Energy and joy create these metaphors, and if they are in discourse with postmodern malaise, they almost win the argument."-Marie Howe

Easy Meat

by John Harvey

A teenage thug goes to prison when a simple robbery turns bloodyNicky Snape likes robbing old people. The fifteen-year-old snatches shirts from stores, purses from his teachers, and as much money as he can lift from his mother. But for an easy score he knows no better target than the elderly. When he sneaks into the home of Eric and Doris Netherfield, his footsteps wake the old couple. With a piece of steel railing he keeps by the bed for protection, Eric attempts to defend his home. He fails. Nicky fights back, battering them both to within an inch of their lives. Nottingham police inspector Charlie Resnick knows Nicky Snape, and doesn't hesitate to arrest him. But what should be the end of the crime is only the beginning, as Snape's arrest sparks a chain reaction of rape, suicide, and murder.

Easy Money

by Astri von Arbin Ahlander Jens Lapidus

From one of Sweden's most successful defense lawyers comes an unflinching look at Stockholm's underworld, told from the perspective of the mob bosses, the patsies, and the thugs who help operate its twisted justice system. JW is a student having trouble keeping up appearances in the rich party crowd he has involved himself with. He's desperate for money, and when he's offered a job dealing drugs to the very crowd he's vying for a place in, he accepts it. Meanwhile, Jorge, a young Latino drug dealer, has just broken out of jail and is itching for revenge. When JW's supplier gets wind of Jorge's escape, he suggests JW track him down and attempt to win his trust in order to cover more area in the drug circuit. But JW's not the only one on Jorge's trail: Mrado, the brutal muscle behind the Yugoslavian mob boss whose goons were the ones who ratted Jorge out to the cops, is also on the hunt. But like everyone else, he's tired of being a mere pawn in an impossibly risky game, and he's seeking to carve out a niche of his own. As the paths of these antiheroes intertwine further, they find themselves mercilessly pitted against one another in a world where allegiances are hard-won, revenge is hard-fought, and a way out of it all is even harder to come by. Fast and intricately paced, and with pitch-perfect dialogue, Easy Money is a raw, dark, and intelligent crime novel that has catapulted Jens Lapidus into the company of Sweden's most acclaimed crime writers.From the Hardcover edition.

Easy on the Eyes

by Jane Porter

At 38, Tiana Tomlinson has made it. America adores her as one of the anchors of America Tonight, a top-rated nightly entertainment and news program. But even with the trappings that come with her elite lifestyle, she feels empty. Tina desperately misses her late husband Keith, who died several years before. And in a business that thrives on youth, Tina is getting the message that her age is starting to show and certain measures must be taken if she wants to remain in the spotlight. It doesn't help that at every turn she has to deal with her adversary--the devilishly handsome, plastic surgeon to the stars, Michael Sullivan. But a trip away from the Hollywood madness has consequences that could affect the rest of her life.

Easy on the Heart (Novella)

by Jodi Thomas

There's nothing like a cowboy to stir a lady's imagination--and nobody can do it better than New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME It's Cooper Adams's thirtieth birthday and his three older sisters have arrived at his Dallas ranch stanchly determined to find their rough-hewn cowboy brother a wife. Cooper isn't necessarily opposed to marriage, he just figures he's old enough to make his own decisions. There's just one problem. He doesn't know much about the ways of women, seeming a heck of lot more complicated than tending to a ranch. Then one day at the general store, his spots Mary Woodburn. At first sight, she's the nicest gift he could have received. She's shy and gentle, sweetly receptive, and darn near irresistible. But she's also a damn Yankee, the kind of woman Cooper never dreamed he'd find himself falling for. Now he can't stop thinking about her. And differences aside, with proper tending, theirs could be a love story as big as Texas itself. Includes a preview of Jodi Thomas's latest Whispering Mountain novel, Promise Me Texas Easy on the Heart previously appeared in How to Lasso a Cowboy

The Easy Organizer

by Marilyn Bohn

Say Goodbye to Clutter Do you feel overwhelmed by the "stuff" in your life? Are you tired of sifting through piles every time you or your family need one particular thing? The Easy Organizer can solve your problems. This book has 365 home organization tips that will simplify the way you organize your home. Each tip is full of quick, to-the-point instructions that will give you immediate results. You'll declutter your life in no time. Inside you'll find creative ideas for how to organize: closets and clothing children's toys and artwork storage areas entryways and mudrooms the kitchen the dining room living areas bedrooms bathrooms linen closets and laundry areas craft and hobby materials Plus the book's time management tips will help you get more done in less time and there's a bonus chapter with twenty-one key organizing concepts. When you apply these concepts to your home on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, being organized will become a way of life. Let the advice in this book help you create a clutter-free home and life you truly enjoy.

Easy Oven Dishes: 100 Ways to a Wonderful Meal

by Rodale Press

Easy Oven Dishes is chock full of superb oven-baked dishes that are easy to put together and bake on their own, so you can relax while dinner cooks. Expect to find many main-dish favorites, including chicken, pork, and beef--as well as plenty of delicious desserts and sides--all with wonderful down-home flavor, but faster than ever before.

The Easy Path

by Lorne Ladner Gyumed Khensur Jampa

The First Panchen Lama's Easy Path (de lam), written nearly four hundred years ago, is like a chest of jewels that has, until now, been locked to English speakers. This translation, with Gyumed Khensur Lobsang Jampa's commentary, unlocks that chest and holds each jewel up to the sunlight to reveal its great beauty and value. A number of books in the past have explained how to meditate on the stages of the path, but Geshe Lobsang Jampa's volume is unique in showing the reader how to integrate visualizations from highest yoga tantra, guru yoga, and the instructions of the oral tradition within the contemplations of every single stage. From the initial meditations on the precariousness and immense value of human existence, through the contemplations of how we perpetuate the cycle of suffering, to the highest teachings on the practice of universal compassion and the empty nature of phenomena, The Easy Path leads practitioners step by step through the journey to enlightenment.

Easy Peasy

by Lesley Glaister

The past haunts the present as a woman struggles to liberate herself from her family's dark history This masterfully written novel plumbs the mysteries of the female psyche in a tale of buried family secrets and obsessive love. Zelda is getting ready for a date with her older lover, Foxy, whom she's sure is about to dump her, when the call comes. Zelda's father has hanged himself. His suicide brings back terrifying childhood memories of screams in the night. A POW in a Japanese prison camp during World War II, Ralph Dawkins was haunted by a nightmare: the guilty secret he harbored. Zelda's journey into the past brings back troubling questions that were never answered. Why did her father seem to prefer Vassily Pudilchuck, a friendless and disfigured neighborhood boy, to Zelda and her sister, Hazel? How did Vassily end up brutally assaulted? Zelda's own jealousies and bitter sibling rivalry have cast a long shadow across her present life. A novel about the things that remain unspoken, Easy Peasy is a stunning tale of love and forgiveness in the face of dark and unsettling truth.

Easy Potpourri

by David A. Webb

Making Potpourri, Colognes, and Soaps With Easy Potpourri, David Webb serves up an all-new collection of original craft recipes for making potpourris, colognes, and soaps that you can use yourself or sell for profit. Webb draws on contemporary as well as centuries-old floral scents from around the world-- all free of chemicals and animal by-products-- that give you an abundant variety of project ideas to choose from. You'll find step-by-step diagrams, many helpful photographs (including an 8page color insert) and easy-to-follow recipes for creating: English, European, and Oriental potpourri, Christmas specialties, Scented candles, Incense, European and Oriental cologne Soaps. Plus, you'll discover how to market homemade creations at shows and in craft shops. Webb also includes informative and historical backgrounds on certain flowers (for example, some roses have more fragrance than others), and if you need help obtaining supplies, the appendix offers a handy list of mail-order sources to get you started.

Easy Prey (Lucas Davenport #11)

by John Sandford

In life she was a high-profile model. In death she is the focus of a media firestorm that's demanding action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings rock the city, Davenport suspects a connection that runs deeper than anyone had imagined--one that leads to an ingenious killer more ruthless than anyone had feared....

Easy Riders Raging Bulls

by Peter Biskind

When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented young filmmakers such as Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the '70s -- an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both onscreen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme. Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood's last golden age. MARTIN SCORSESE ON DRUGS: "I did a lot of drugs because I wanted to do a lot, I wanted to push all the way to the very very end, and see if I could die." DENNIS HOPPER ON EASY RIDER: "The cocaine problem in the United States is really because of me. There was no cocaine before Easy Rider on the street. After Easy Rider, it was everywhere." GEORGE LUCAS ON STAR WARS: "Popcorn pictures have always ruled. Why do people go see them? Why is the public so stupid? That's not my fault."

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