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The Book Nobody s Cuter than You
The Author Melanie Shankle
The Publisher NavPress
Release Date2015-04-07
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 256
ISBN 9781496403872
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: There is nothing as precious in life as a friend who knows you and loves you in spite of yourself. Yet over the last couple of decades, we’ve substituted the joy of real friendship with cheap imitations. We settle for “community” on Facebook and Twitter and a series of text messages that allow us to communicate with someone without the commitment. We like each other’s beautifully filtered photos on Instagram and delude ourselves into believing we have a community. But real friendship requires effort. It’s showing up, laughing loud, and crying hard. It’s forgiving and loving and giving the benefit of the doubt. It’s making a casserole, doing a carpool pickup, and making sure she knows those cute shoes are 50 percent off. Written in the same comedic style as the New York Times bestsellers Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room, Nobody’s Cuter than You is a laugh-out-loud look at the special bond that exists between friends and a poignant celebration of all the extraordinary people God had the good sense to bring into our lives at exactly the right moments. From the friendships we develop over a lifetime to the ones that wounded us and the ones that taught us to love better, Melanie Shankle reveals the influence our friends have on who we were, who we are, and who we will become. And on a day when our jeans feel too tight, our chins have decided to embrace hormone-related acne reminiscent of our teen years, and our kids have tested the limits of our sanity, they are the ones who will look at us and say, “Nobody’s cuter than you!”


The Book The Big Mama Collection Sparkly Green Earrings The Antelope in the Living Room Nobody s Cuter than You
The Author Melanie Shankle
The Publisher NavPress
Release Date2017-09-05
Genre Religion
Pages 720
ISBN 9781496420862
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This collection bundles all 3 of popular author Melanie Shankle’s previous books together in one e-book, for a great value! Sparkly Green Earrings “There is really no better indicator you’re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened.” This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood. Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out. Filled with personal stories—from the decision to become a mother to the heartbreak of miscarriage and ultimately, to the joy of raising a baby and living to tell about it—Sparkly Green Earrings will make you feel like you’re sitting across the table from your best friend. A must-read for anyone who’s ever had a child or even thought about it. The Antelope in the Living Room Welcome to the story of a real marriage. Marriage is simultaneously the biggest blessing and the greatest challenge two people can ever take on. It is the joy of knowing there is someone to share in your joys and sorrows, and the challenge of living with someone who thinks it’s a good idea to hang a giant antelope head on your living room wall. In The Antelope in the Living Room, New York Times best-selling author and blogger Melanie Shankle does for marriage what Sparkly Green Earrings did for motherhood—makes us laugh out loud and smile through tears as she shares the holy and the hilarity of that magical and mysterious union called marriage. Nobody’s Cuter than You There is nothing as precious in life as a friend who knows you and loves you in spite of yourself. Yet over the last couple of decades, we’ve substituted the joy of real friendship with cheap imitations. We settle for “community” on Facebook and Twitter and a series of text messages that allow us to communicate with someone without the commitment. We like each other’s beautifully filtered photos on Instagram and delude ourselves into believing we have a community. But real friendship requires effort. It’s showing up, laughing loud, and crying hard. It’s forgiving and loving and giving the benefit of the doubt. It’s making a casserole, doing a carpool pickup, and making sure she knows those cute shoes are 50 percent off. Written in the same comedic style as the New York Times bestsellers Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room, Nobody’s Cuter than You is a laugh-out-loud look at the special bond that exists between friends and a poignant celebration of all the extraordinary people God had the good sense to bring into our lives at exactly the right moments. From the friendships we develop over a lifetime to the ones that wounded us and the ones that taught us to love better, Melanie Shankle reveals the influence our friends have on who we were, who we are, and who we will become. And on a day when our jeans feel too tight, our chins have decided to embrace hormone-related acne reminiscent of our teen years, and our kids have tested the limits of our sanity, they are the ones who will look at us and say, “Nobody’s cuter than you!”


The Book Church of the Small Things
The Author Melanie Shankle
The Publisher Zondervan
Release Date2017-10-03
Genre Religion
Pages 224
ISBN 9780310349266
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Is my ordinary, everyday life actually significant? Is it okay to be fulfilled by the simple acts of raising kids, working in an office, and cooking chicken for dinner? It’s been said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” The pressure of that can be staggering as we spend our days looking for that big thing that promises to take our breath away. Meanwhile, we lose sight of the small significance of fully living with every breath we take. Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author and writer at The Big Mama Blog tackles these questions head on in her fourth book, Church of the Small Things. Easygoing and relatable, she speaks directly to the heart of women of all ages who are longing to find significance and meaning in the normal, sometimes mundane world of driving carpool to soccer practice, attending class on their college campus, cooking meals for their family, or taking care of a sick loved one. The million little pieces that make a life aren’t necessarily glamorous or far-reaching. But God uses some of the smallest, most ordinary acts of faithfulness—and sometimes they look a whole lot like packing lunch. Through humorous stories told in her signature style, full of Frito pie, best friends, the love of her Me-Ma and Pa-Pa, the unexpected grace that comes when we quit trying to measure up, and a little of the best TV has to offer, Melanie helps women embrace what it means to live a simple, yet incredibly meaningful life and how to find all the beauty and laughter that lies right beneath the surface of every moment.


The Book Een van ons liegt
The Author Karen McManus
The Publisher Van Goor
Release Date2017-05-31
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789000352975
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Vier studenten, vier geheimen, één moord De zeventienjarige Simon Kelleher heeft Bayview Highs beruchte roddel-app ontwikkeld. Hij kondigt groots aan dat hij sappige nieuwe verhalen over vier populaire medescholieren gaat onthullen. Maar dan sterft hij onverwacht voor hun neus. Bronwyn, Cooper, Addy en Nate - het brein, de atleet, de prinses en de crimineel van de school - zijn het onderwerp van Simons roddels en veranderen in verdachten zodra bekend wordt dat zijn dood geen ongeluk was. Wie is er te vertrouwen? Wie van hen is schuldig? Ieder van hen heeft iets te verberen. Ieder van hen zou het gedaan kunnen hebben, om te voorkomen dat de roddels op de app onthuld zouden worden. En een van hen liegt.


The Book It s Not Fair
The Author Melanie Dale
The Publisher Zondervan
Release Date2016-08-16
Genre Religion
Pages 256
ISBN 9780310342168
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hey, you. Are you debating whether to destroy something with your bare hands or curl up on the couch for a decade or two? This book will solve all of your problems. (Sheesh, that’s aiming a bit high.) This book is a cup of hot coffee, a ginormous bar of chocolate, or the magical fairy that comes over and does your dishes while you lie in the fetal position clutching a fluffy pillow. Sometimes when life falls apart the only acceptable response is hysterical laughter. When things get so far gone, so spectacularly a world away from any plans you made or dreams you dreamed, you feel it bubbling up inside of you and you scream, “It’s not fair!” And it isn’t. Fair is an illusion, and life is weird. This book will help you laugh at life’s absurd backhands. This book is an empathetic groan of our collective unfairnesses. You might want to throw it across the room, and you might want to hug it like your new best friend. This book is about us sitting down together in our shared mess, taking a deep breath, gripping hands, looking the hard stuff in its beady little eyeballs, and bahahahaaing at it. Life’s not fair, but we can learn to love this life we didn’t choose.


The Book Larque on the Wing
The Author Nancy Springer
The Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date2014-12-23
Genre Fiction
Pages 279
ISBN 9781453248461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A middle-aged housewife whose rebellious inner child runs away with her talent transforms herself into a fearless young gay man in this winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award Larque Harootunian is having a midlife crisis like no other—but then again, there is much about the frumpy, middle-aged housewife and mother that could never be considered ordinary. Larque’s lifelong ability to generate “dopplegangers,” for example—physical manifestations of her thoughts and emotions—has been a constant source of stress. And now she is being tormented by Skylark, a re-creation of her younger self, an angry inner child who is tormenting Larque about abandoning her youthful ambitions while running away with her artistic abilities, thereby depriving the older Larque of a livelihood as a painter of kitsch. But perhaps this is Larque’s opportunity to explore her options. Acquiescing to Sky’s demands that she change herself, Larque tries on a series of different personas—to the consternation of her mother, husband, and teenage sons—and finds her way to Popular Street. There, among the devil-may-care misfits, Larque can be Lark, a handsome young gay man, and quite possibly discover what her life is really about. In her critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy, multiple award–winning author Nancy Springer breaks through boundaries while provocatively comingling the real and the surreal. Larque on the Wing is a marvel—a moving, funny, surprising, and transcendent tale of one woman’s strange quest to come to terms with who she truly is.


The Book Vertel me drie dingen
The Author Julie Buxbaum
The Publisher de Fontein Jeugd
Release Date2016-06-08
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789026139642
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Vertel me drie dingen' van schrijfster Julie Buxbaum is een prachtig, grappig en ontroerend jeugdboek voor jongeren vanaf 13 jaar. Voor liefhebbers van Eleanor & Park van Rainbow Rowell, Robin Benway en Jennifer E. Smith. Jessie is verhuisd en alles voelt verkeerd: haar nieuwe kakschool, haar nieuwe huis, haar nieuwe stiefmoeder en haar arrogante stiefbroer. En ze mist haar overleden moeder. Dan krijgt Jessie een mail van een jongen die zich Iemand-Niemand noemt. Ze mag alles aan hem vragen: welke meiden ze moet vermijden, wie haar vrienden zouden kunnen worden en waarom ze beter geen vega-burgers uit de kantine kan eten. Al snel wordt Iemand-Niemand Jessies reddingsboei. Maar wie op school is toch deze mysterieuze jongen? 'Vertel me drie dingen' is het YA-debuut van Julie Buxbaum. '1. Het is grappig en romantisch. 2. Het mysterie over de anonieme mailer zorgt ervoor dat je het in één ruk uitleest. 3. Ik weet zeker dat je ervan zult genieten.’ – Jennifer E. Smith, auteur van 'Duizend kilometer tussen jou en mij' en 'De statistische waarschijnlijkheid van liefde op het eerste gezicht'.


The Book Slimed
The Author Mathew Klickstein
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2013-09-24
Genre Social Science
Pages 320
ISBN 9781101614099
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An Entertainment Weekly "Best Tell-All" Book One of Parade Magazine's "Best Books About Movies/TV" Included in Publishers Weekly's "Top Ten Social Science Books" Before the recent reboots, reunions, and renaissance of classic Nickelodeon nostalgia swept through the popular imagination, there was SLIMED!, the book that started it all. With hundreds of exclusive interviews and have-to-read-‘em-to-believe-‘em stories you won't find anywhere else, SLIMED! is the first-ever full chronicle of classic Nick…told by those who made it all happen! Nickelodeon nostalgia has become a cottage industry unto itself: countless podcasts, blogs, documentaries, social media communities, conventions, and beyond. But a little less than a decade ago, the best a dyed-in-the-wool Nick Kid could hope for when it came to coverage of the so-called Golden Age (1983–1995) of the Nickelodeon network was the infrequent listicle, op-ed, or even rarer interview with an actual old-school Nick denizen. Pop culture historian Mathew Klickstein changed all of that when he forged ahead to track down and interview more than 250 classic Nick VIP’s to at long last piece together the full wacky story of how Nickelodeon became “the Only Network for You!” SLIMED! is a celebration of Nickelodeon that includes a foreword by Double Dare’s Marc Summers and an afterword by none other than Artie, the Strongest Man in the World himself (aka Toby Huss). After you get SLIMED!, you’ll never look at Nickelodeon the same way again. "Mathew Klickstein might be the geek guru of the 21st century." -- Mark Mothersbaugh


The Book Paper towns druk 1
The Author John Green
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre
Pages 303
ISBN 9047701429
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een 18-jarige jongen reist met zijn beste vriend het meisje achterna op wie hij verliefd is.


The Book Verborgen antwoorden
The Author Elizabeth Musser
The Publisher Uitgeefmij Kok ten Have
Release Date2008-02
Genre
Pages 472
ISBN 9029718382
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een jongeman zoekt naar de toedracht achter de verdwijning van zijn vader uit zijn leven toen hij dertien was.


The Book Ilustrado
The Author Miguel Syjuco
The Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date2010-06-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 308
ISBN 9780330532600
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘A dazzling and virtuosic adventure’ Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea Internationally Bestselling Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008 ‘With Ilustrado, Miguel Syjuco obliges us to remake the canons of our great classics of contemporary literature. Ilustrado is, literally, a masterpiece’ Alberto Manguel It begins with a body. One anonymous winter day, the corpse of Crispin Salvador is pulled from the Hudson River. Gone is the controversial giant of Asian literature. And missing is the only manuscript of his final book, an exposé of the corrupt roots of the ruling Filipino families, meant to restore his once dazzling reputation. His student, Miguel, is suspicious of the suicide verdict. He investigates: first sifting through the dead man’s work for clues, then journeying from New York to Manila, seeking out family, colleagues, and anyone who might hold pieces of the puzzle. But when Miguel assembles the fragments of his mentor’s past, this ambitious and rewarding novel expands into far wider contexts – political, social, historical, literary. As patterns emerge, the mystery of a death deepens into the greater mysteries of life – and the reader makes increasingly significant discoveries of their own, until the startling revelation of the final page. ‘A big, bold, cunning, impassioned, plangent and very funny book’ Scotsman ‘Bristling with comic verve, metafictional playfulness, and an undertone of expatriate nostalgia . . . an impressive, vibrant mix of Borgesian literary labyrinth and acerbic émigré comedy’ Sunday Times ‘A seethingly ambitious debut . . . US critics have cited Bolaño as an obvious comparison; others may think of Midnight’s Children-era Rushdie’ Independent


The Book Bedtiming
The Author Marc D. Lewis
The Publisher The Experiment
Release Date2010-01-12
Genre Family & Relationships
Pages 244
ISBN 9781615191147
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When it comes to getting your baby or toddler to sleep through the night, discover why when matters more than how Are you tired of endless hours spent rocking your baby to sleep? Have you “hit the wall” when it comes to sleepless nights? Teaching your baby or toddler to sleep through the night can be a bewildering and frustrating experience. Developmental psychologists Marc D. Lewis and Isabela Granic reveal that the key to your child’s sleep habits is not which method you choose to help your child sleep, but when you use it. Timing is everything, and Bedtiming walks you through the stages of child development, offering helpful advice on such topics as: • time windows when sleep-training will be most effective and when it will stand the least chance of success • the pros and cons of several popular sleep-training techniques—including the “cry-it-out,” “no-cry,” and Ferber methods • common sleep setbacks and how to handle them • how to successfully transition your child from your bed to his or her own crib or bed. Bedtiming is a simple, sensible, and reassuring guide that will help children—and parents—get a good night’s sleep.


The Book Anything Else But Love
The Author Ankita Chadha
The Publisher Pustak Mahal
Release Date2011-03-01
Genre
Pages 304
ISBN 9788122311860
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: I loved you even before I knew it, The scent of your skin still lingers on my senses, I can see that we are blinded by our natural magnetism towards each other, We are dancing to each others' tunes, rhythmic beats, And still you say that between us there can be 'Anything else but love!' Shewali Singh is a simple, sweet and appealing girl who cares for family and its values. She has just moved to Bangalore to head a project. Always engaged in work, somewhere she has imagined a list of qualities her guy should have. But as her fate would have it, she bumps into a guy who works in the same office as hers. And not only that, he's a flirt, a prankster, who calls himself the Avi Malhotra, who not only misfits the list, but also manages to get a rise out of the generally very easy going Shewali. What follows is, daily fights, gradual friendship, sudden likeness, and then–? All the rules of the artist's sketch of their better half are thus broken. But, what rules do you follow when you start falling in love? Will the phrase “Opposites attract†hold true for them?


The Book Selected Stories
The Author Ring Lardner
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1997-05-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 400
ISBN 1440673845
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book The Dropout
The Author David Gee
The Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date2012-11-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 320
ISBN 9781780886992
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Dropout offers a sly, edgy new twist on themes from The Graduate and American Pie and is a 21st-century ‘coming-of-age’ drama.


The Book De apothekersdochter
The Author Julie Klassen
The Publisher Voorhoeve
Release Date2012-10-16
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789029796156
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Engeland, begin negentiende eeuw. Als Lilly Haswell vijftien is, verdwijnt haar moeder spoorloos. Jarenlang hoopt de apothekersdochter op een teken van leven. Maar het blijft stil. Ook van haar vader, met wie ze nauw samenwerkt, krijgt ze niets los over dit familiegeheim. Dag in, dag uit helpt Lilly incognito in de apotheek. Voor vrouwen is het in die periode ongehoord om zich bezig te houden met medische zaken. Hoe ouder Lilly wordt, hoe meer haar verlangen groeit om het kleine dorp achter zich te laten en zelf de wereld te ontdekken. Zodra iemand haar de kans biedt om een tijdje in Londen te verblijven, grijpt Lilly die met beide handen aan, en zegt ze haar vader en broertje vaarwel. Ze begint aan een ontdekkingsreis naar haar plek in de grote wereld, naar avontuur en romantiek, en naar de waarheid omtrent het geheim dat haar familie al zo lang in zijn greep houdt. Maar dan krijgt ze bericht dat haar vader ziek is. Wetend dat zij de enige is die de apotheek draaiende kan houden, staat ze voor een moeilijke keuze. Welke koers zal Lilly haar leven geven?


The Book The films of Howard Hawks
The Author Donald C. Willis
The Publisher
Release Date1975
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 235
ISBN UOM:39015000649239
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Ons feilbare denken
The Author Daniel Kahneman
The Publisher Business Contact
Release Date2012-02-02
Genre Psychology
Pages
ISBN 9789047005124
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Kahneman neemt de lezer mee op een ontdekkingsreis door de krochten van ons brein in dit zeer toegankelijke boek (...). Hij presenteert theorieën, lepelt verrukkelijke anekdotes op, (en) onderwerpt de lezer aan testjes.' ***** De Volkskrant Daniel Kahneman, een van belangrijkste psychologen ter wereld, ontving de Nobelprijs voor de Economie voor zijn invloedrijke werk dat het traditionele rationele beslissingsmodel ter discussie stelde. Zijn gedachtegoed heeft diepgaand effect gehad op vele terreinen - onder andere economie, psychologie en politiek - en nu geeft hij in één boek een overzicht van al die jaren onderzoek en wetenschap. 'Een verbazingwekkend rijk boek: helder, diepgravend, vol verrassende inzichten en waardevolle zelfhulptips. Het is altijd vermakelijk en af en toe zelfs ontroerend, met name als Kahneman zijn samenwerking met Tversky memoreert. (...) Iedereen moet dit kopen en lezen.' New York Times Book Review


The Book We aaien ze we haten ze we eten ze
The Author Hal Herzog
The Publisher Have, Ten
Release Date2013-01-15
Genre Self-Help
Pages
ISBN 9789025971595
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Waarom houden we wel van dode kip op ons bord, maar vinden we een hanengevecht wreed? Waarom worden de meeste vegetariërs op een gegeven moment toch weer vleeseters? En waarom stuit het ons tegen de borst om jonge katjes aan boa constrictors te voeren? De auteur ontrafelt onze tegenstrijdige en vaak onnavolgbare relaties met dieren. Hij baseert zich hiervoor op eigen baanbrekend onderzoek naar het gedrag van dierenactivisten, wetenschappers die dierproeven doen, studenten diergeneeskunde en liefhebbers van hanengevechten. Maar hij licht zijn inzichten ook toe aan de hand van anekdotes over zijn kat Tilly en zijn hond Tsali, en zijn eigen morele ambivalentie in dierenkwesties. Een boek met de juiste balans tussen wetenschappelijke inzichten en aanstekelijke verhalen. Aansprekend voor zowel vegetariërs en dierenactivisten als vleeseters en vertegenwoordigers van de bio-industrie. Hal Herzog is een van s werelds belangrijkste experts op het gebied van de relaties tussen mens en dier. Hij is hoogleraar Psychologie aan de Universiteit van West Carolina


The Book Tijden veranderen
The Author Maeve Binchy
The Publisher Boekerij
Release Date2016-08-08
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789402306804
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Na Verhalen uit Chestnut Street weer een lekkere dikke Binchy vol ontroerende verhalen 'Wij Ieren zijn dol op verhalen vertellen, en we begrijpen niets van mensen die geen lange, ingewikkelde gesprekken voeren. Vroeger schreven etiquetteboeken voor dat je altijd vier praters en vier luisteraars moest uitnodigen als je een etentje gaf. Dat werkt in Ierland niet, want niemand kent vier luisteraars.’ Maeve Binchy Tijden veranderen is Maeve Binchy’s nieuwste verhalenbundel en toont de kracht van haar schrijverschap. De bundel bevat zowel vroege verhalen als haar meest recente, die ze vlak voor haar dood schreef. In al haar verhalen proberen de personages hun dromen te verwezenlijken en gaan ze op zoek naar liefde en vriendschap. Soms vinden ze wat ze zoeken, soms niet. Toch zit elk verhaal vol warmte, liefde en humor, precies zoals we van Maeve Binchy gewend zijn. De pers over Maeve Binchy ‘Ze schrijft met humor en heel veel vertelkracht.’ Trouw ‘De verhalen die Maeve Binchy vertelt zijn keer op keer uitstekend.’ Margriet ‘Een buitengewoon getalenteerd schrijfster.’ The New York Times