No Game No Life, Vol. 2
by: Yen On
Product rating: 3.9 with 7 reviews
The gamer siblings have their eyes on a new target–the land of the animal girls…
It’s gamer siblings vs. animal girls, but first there’s some angel trouble to deal with! After having been summoned to the world of Disboard, where a boyish god has declared that all conflicts must be resolved via games, the genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have ascended to rule over the strange world’s embattled humans. Now brother and sister must challenge the other races directly, and the games are afoot! Will Sora and Shiro be able to stand against the might of the angelic Flügel race? The next chapter in the hit fantasy series begins here!
Posted in Fantasy Tagged with: Game, Life, Vol., Yen On
Awaiting Madame: Life Inside The House Of One Uber-Class Family
by: Words By Weltner
Product rating: 4.7 with 7 reviews
In the wake of an injury, Broadway dancer Matthew Whyteman goes overseas to serve as the fitness trainer for an octogenarian heiress. But after being thrust into an unfamiliar old-money world and initiated into the ranks of a highly dysfunctional live-in staff, Matthew finds out that life with Madame is a far cry from the easy-money gig he anticipated. In spite of the fact that his idle assignment (Awaiting Madame) becomes an inescapable purgatory, he digs into the role and fights to secure his position within her entourage. While traveling to various properties in Morocco, Austria, England, and France, his middle-class American upbringing humorously collides with her European über-class lifestyle. And although the journey with Madame ultimately renews Matthew’s creative spirit, it also reminds the reader that inspiration often dwells in unexpected places. Based on actual events, Dan Weltner details Matthew’s gap year abroad in the form of a witty first-person narrative, and pointedly exposes the oddities of working as a servant within a twenty-first century upstairs/downstairs household.
Posted in Humorous Tagged with: Awaiting, Family, House, Inside, Life, Madame, Uber-Class, Words By Weltner
Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me
by: Simon & Schuster
Product rating: 4.7 with 37 reviews
The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: “Kim Bearden’s message is one that should be heard by all” (Ron Clark).Crash Course
chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education. From her challenges as a first-year teacher to her triumphs as the cofounder of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, Kim shares how children can teach each of us the importance of building relationships, abandoning fear, discovering resilience, embracing one’s unique gifts, and living with passion.
Full of honesty, humor, heartbreak, and humanity, Kim’s experiences show how children can help any one of us find joy and meaning in both our personal and professional lives. Crash Course
is “humorous and sensitive” (Kirkus Reviews
), an important resource for every home library.
Posted in Motivational Tagged with: Course;, Crash, Lessons, Life, Simon & Schuster, Students, Taught
Wool Appliqué Folk Art: Traditional Projects Inspired by 19th-Century American Life
by: C&T Publishing
Product rating: 4.8 with 38 reviews
Savor the richness and beauty of wool appliqué—its texture, depth, color, and design. Well-known, award-winning folk artist Rebekah L. Smith will ignite your passion for Americana home decor with 14 simple and elegant designs. Appliqué pillows, bed toppers, and table runners from woven wools, felted wools, and wool felt—including repurposed fibers and fabrics! Hand stitch charming folk-art projects, each with full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions. A guide for both beginners and seasoned stitchers.
Posted in History Tagged with: 19th-Century, American, Appliqué, C&T Publishing, Folk, Inspired, Life, Projects, Traditional, Wool
Flat Belly Tea Diet: Lose 10lbs of Fat in a Week with this Revolutionary New Plan (The Home Life Series) (Volume 22)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 4.2 with 4 reviews
Tea has been a popular drink around the world for thousands of years. But who knew it can also help you shed pounds and lose belly fat? Well new studies now show what the Chinese have probably known for years. Find out the amazing properties of the different types of tea, and how they can help you lose 10lbs in just a week Discover how, by drinking a few cups of tea a day you can…. Shrink your fat cells Turbocharge your workout to shed more pounds Boost your metabolism Crush your cravings Stop the formation of new fat cells Increase your energy levels…And much more Also included are…. Fat busting smoothies Super hydrating water infused drinks to keep you hydrated and healthy A seven day weight loss plan Two weeks of exercises and a chapter to get all your questions answered. So get your copy today and drink your way to a healthier slimmer you
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My Life: Based on the Book Gifted Hands
Product rating: 4.6 with 9 reviews
Ben Carson grew up in the inner cities of Boston and Detroit with his mother and brother. When his father deserted the family, Ben’s mother worked several jobs to support her boys yet worked even harder to encourage them to get an education and follow their dreams. Ben’s dreams nearly ended when his anger at being poor and the ridicule of a school mate caused him to snap; he lunged at the boy and cut him with a knife. That brush with attempted murder caused Carson to break down and ask God to turn him around. And turn him around he did. A poor student, Carson under the guidance of his mother and brother became the best student in his class, his school, and ultimately earned a scholarship to Yale. The next time he used a knife was as a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he pioneered surgery techniques that not only saved lives but miraculously gave countless children an amazing quality of life.
My Life is the story of a young boy who could have remained trapped in poverty were it not for his mother’s tough and sacrificial love, his own perseverance that he learned from her example, and his deep faith that called him to do great and mighty things.
This book contains a new chapter about Dr. Carson’s philosophies of serving one’s country, becoming role models for people with disadvantaged backgrounds, using the talents God has given you, embracing what success really is, and believing, youths and adults alike, that with hard work and perseverance, “you can do it.” And on May 4, 2015, Dr. Ben Carson declared himself a candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America.
Posted in Religious Tagged with: Based, Book, Gifted, Hands, Life, Zondervan
All This Life: A Novel
by: Soft Skull Press
Product rating: 4.9 with 18 reviews
Morning rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Amidst the river of metal and glass a shocking event occurs, leaving those who witnessed it desperately looking for answers, most notably one man and his son Jake, who captured the event and uploaded it to the internet for all the world to experience. As the media swarms over the story, Jake will face the ramifications of his actions as he learns the perils of our modern disconnect between the real world and the world we create on line.
In land-locked Arizona, as the entire country learns of the event, Sara views Jake’s video just before witnessing a horrible event of her own: her boyfriend’s posting of their intimate sex tape. As word of the tape leaks out, making her an instant pariah, Sara needs to escape the small town’s persecution of her careless action. Along with Rodney, an old boyfriend injured long ago in a freak accident that destroyed his parents’ marriage, she must run faster than the internet trolls seeking to punish her for her indiscretions. Sara and Rodney will reunite with his estranged mother, Kat, now in danger from a new man in her life who may not be who he or his online profiles claim to be, a dangerous avatar in human form.
With a wide cast of characters and an exciting pace that mimics the speed of our modern, all-too-connected lives, All This Life examines the dangerous intersection of reality and the imaginary, where coding and technology seek to highlight and augment our already flawed human connections. Using his trademark talent for creating memorable characters, with a deep insight into language and how it can be twisted to alter reality, Joshua Mohr returns with his most contemporary and insightful novel yet.
Posted in Literary Tagged with: Life, Novel, Soft Skull Press, this
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
by: Revel Dawson Press
Product rating: 4.5 with 4 reviews
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Posted in Classics Tagged with: Douglass, Frederick, Life, Narrative, Revel Dawson Press
Simple Gospel, Simply Grace: How Your Christian Life Is Really Supposed to Work
by: Harvest House Publishers
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
“We’re all natural-born legalists,” says author Bob Christopher. “We try to live for God, but it’s impossible to do.”
Why? Because all our efforts and ideas are based on the same fear-based, guilt-driven plot line: Try harder. As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, it just doesn’t work.
Simple Gospel, Simply Grace showcases an alternative, which is actually God’s original plan: Everything you’re trying to achieve in the Christian life has already been given to you–from God, by grace, in Christ.
Do you struggle to receive what God has freely given? How can you begin to experience true freedom, assurance of your forgiveness, and victory over sin? How can the power that raised Jesus from the dead enable you to live and love the way He did?
You’ll discover the answers in this crystal-clear portrayal of the simple gospel–which is simply grace.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: Christian, Gospel, Grace, Harvest House Publishers, Life, Really, Simple, Simply, Supposed, Work, Your
Diane von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped
by: Dey Street Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 9 reviews
A sweeping biography of one of the most influential and controversial legends of late twentieth-century fashion, an iconic designer whose colorful creations, including the “wrap dress,” captured the modern feminist spirit.
The daughter of a Holocaust survivor and wife of an Austrian nobleman, Diane von Furstenberg burst onto New York’s fashion scene in 1969, and within a few years became an international sensation with her colorful wrap dress in printed jersey. Embraced by millions of American women of all ages, sizes, and shapes, the dress became a cult object and symbol of women’s liberation, tied inexorably to the image of youth, independence, and sex Diane herself projected.
In this masterful biography, Gioia Diliberto brings Diane’s extraordinary life into focus, from her post-World-War-II childhood in Belgium, through her rise to the top of the fashion world during the decadent seventies and glamorous go-go eighties, to her humiliating failures both professional and personal, and her remarkable comeback in the nineties. Like Coco Chanel, Diane has always been her own best advertisement. Morphing from a frizzy brunette outsider in a sea of sleek blondes to a stunning pop cultural icon, she embodied the brand she created—“the DVF woman,” a model of self-sufficiency, sensuality, and confidence.
Diliberto’s captivating, balanced portrait, based on scores of interviews with Diane’s family, friends, lovers, employees, and the designer herself, explores von Furstenberg’s relationships with her husbands and lovers, and illuminates fashion’s evolution from rare luxury to marketing monster and the development of a uniquely American style. Lively and insightful, the book also explores the larger world of the nation’s elite, where fashion, culture, society, politics, and Hollywood collide. Diane von Furstenberg is a modern fable of self-invention, fame, wealth, failure, and success that mirrors late-twentieth century America itself.
Posted in Fashion Design Tagged with: Dey Street Books, Diane, Furstenberg, Life, Unwrapped
Homage to a Broken Man: The Life of J. Heinrich Arnold – A true story of faith, forgiveness, sacrifice, and community
by: Plough Publishing House
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Can our wounds become our greatest gift?
J. Heinrich Arnold was a broken man. Yet those who knew him said they never met another like him. Some spoke of his humility and compassion; others of his frankness and earthy humor. In his presence, complete strangers poured out their darkest secrets and left transformed. Others met him with hatred.
Writer Henri Nouwen called him a “prophetic voice” and wrote of how his words “touched me as a double-edged sword, calling me to choose between truth and lies, selflessness and selfishness. . . . Here was no pious, sentimental guide; every word came from experience.”
Who was this extraordinary yet simple man? In this gripping and richly spiritual book, Peter Mommsen tells the dramatic true story of the grandfather he hardly knew. Read it, and you will never look at your own life the same way again.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Arnold, Broken, community, Faith, Forgiveness, Heinrich, Homage, Life, Plough Publishing House, sacrifice, Story, True
Ever After High: A Semi-Charming Kind of Life (A School Story)
by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 4.8 with 10 reviews
Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She’d much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel…but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun?
Don’t miss the companion activity book, Hero Training!
Posted in School Tagged with: After, Brown Books for Young Readers, Ever, High, Kind, Life, Little, School, Semi-Charming, Story
Beginner’s Russian With Interactive Online Workbook: A Basic Russian Course; Learn Basic Language and Start Speaking Today, Online Activities, Videos, … Life, Useful Lessons Cove (Russian Edition)
by: Brand: Hippocrene Books
Product rating: 4.4 with 31 reviews
This is the most accessible and carefully paced Russian course on the market. It is aimed at beginners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak, and read Russian confidently. Along with the book, readers have access to an interactive website full of videos, audio, and self-correcting exercises. The wealth of material on the website provides an invaluable, enriching experience for learners. It features useful and relevant lessons cover everyday situations related to family, jobs, introductions, eating and drinking, the internet, and much more. It offers a gradual introduction to the language, cyrillic alphabet, and grammar with thorough explanations and instructions. The interactive website features correct pronunciation by native speakers and helps learners start speaking Russian right away. It is written by the authors of the highly regarded intermediate text, “V Puti”.
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