Book More Baths Less Talking

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  • Author : Nick Hornby
  • Publisher : McSweeney's
  • Release : 2012-08-21
  • ISBN : 1938073053
  • Pages : 135 pages

Download or read More Baths Less Talking PDF, written by Nick Hornby and published by McSweeney's. This book was released on 2012-08-21 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author’s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read. Whether tackling a dismayingly bulky biography of Dickens while his children destroy something in the next room, or getting sucked into a serious assessment of Celine Dion during an intensely fought soccer match featuring his beloved Arsenal, or devouring an entire series of children’s books while on vacation, Hornby’s reviews are rich, witty, and occasionally madcap. These essays capture the joy and ire, the despair and exhilaration of the book-lover’s life, and will appeal equally to both monocle-wearing salonnieres and people, like him, who spend a lot of time thinking about Miley Cyrus’s next role.

Book More Baths Less Talking

    Book Details:
  • Author : Nick Hornby
  • Publisher : McSweeney's
  • Release : 2012-08-21
  • ISBN : 1938073401
  • Pages : 135 pages

Download or read More Baths Less Talking PDF, written by Nick Hornby and published by McSweeney's. This book was released on 2012-08-21 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,” Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author’s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read. Whether tackling a dismayingly bulky biography of Dickens while his children destroy something in the next room, or getting sucked into a serious assessment of Celine Dion during an intensely fought soccer match featuring his beloved Arsenal, or devouring an entire series of children’s books while on vacation, Hornby’s reviews are rich, witty, and occasionally madcap. These essays capture the joy and ire, the despair and exhilaration of the book-lover’s life, and will appeal equally to both monocle-wearing salonnieres and people, like him, who spend a lot of time thinking about Miley Cyrus’s next role.

Book Let s Talk About Love

    Book Details:
  • Author : Carl Wilson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2014-03-13
  • ISBN : 1441183566
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read Let s Talk About Love PDF, written by Carl Wilson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-03-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For his 2007 critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series title, Let's Talk About Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate. At once among the most widely beloved and most reviled and lampooned pop stars of the past few decades, Céline Dion's critics call her mawkish and overblown while millions of fans around the world adore her “huge pipes” and even bigger feelings. How can anyone say which side is right? This new, expanded edition goes even further, calling on thirteen prominent writers and musicians to respond to themes ranging from sentiment and kitsch to cultural capital and musical snobbery. The original text is followed by lively arguments and stories from Nick Hornby, Krist Novoselic, Ann Powers, Mary Gaitskill, James Franco, Sheila Heti and others. In a new afterword, Carl Wilson examines recent cultural changes in love and hate, including the impact of technology and social media on how taste works (or doesn't) in the 21st century.

Book Stuff I ve Been Reading

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  • Author : Nick Hornby
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 0241967961
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read Stuff I ve Been Reading PDF, written by Nick Hornby and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary 'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine he shows us how it's done. From historical tomes to comic books, literary novels to children's stories, political thrillers to travel writing, Stuff I've Been Reading details Nick's thoughts and experiences on books by George Orwell, J.M. Barrie, Muriel Spark, Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jennifer Egan, Ian McEwan, Cormac McCarthy and many, many more. This wonderfully entertaining journey in reading differs from all other reviews or critical appreciations - it takes into account the role that books actually play in our lives. This book, which is classic Hornby, confirms the novelist's status as one of the world's most exciting curators of culture. It will be loved by fans of About a Boy and High Fidelity, as well as readers of Will Self, Zadie Smith, Stewart Lee and Charlie Brooker.

Book This Is Awkward

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  • Author : Sammy Rhodes
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-03-01
  • ISBN : 0718034945
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read This Is Awkward PDF, written by Sammy Rhodes and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Don’t waste your awkwardness. The most difficult subjects in our lives are also the ones that we find most uncomfortable to talk about: divorce, body image, sexuality, pornography, or depression. Our awkward silence reveals the gap that exists between what we are and what we know we should be. But God loves those awkward moments, Sammy Rhodes argues, because they are precisely where we find connection with God and one another. In This Is Awkward, Rhodes talks directly, honestly, hilariously about the most painfully uncomfortable subjects in our lives. In chapters like “Parents Are a Gift (You Can’t Return Them)” and “The Porn in My Side,” he boldly goes where most of us fear to tread, revealing that we can be liberated by the embrace of a God who knows the most shameful things about us and loves us all the same. Because nothing is too awkward for God.

Book McSweeney s

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  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : McSweeney's
  • Release : 2014-05-20
  • ISBN : 1940450411
  • Pages : 300 pages

Download or read McSweeney s PDF, written by Dave Eggers and published by McSweeney's. This book was released on 2014-05-20 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle—swinging from secret Venezuelan prisons to Uruguayan resorts to blood-drenched bedrooms in Mexico and Peru, and even, briefly, to Epcot Center and the Havana home of a Cuban transsexual named Amy Winehouse. Featuring contemporary writers from ten different countries—including Alejandro Zambra, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Andres Ressia Colino, Mariana Enriquez, and many more—McSweeney’s 46 offers an essential cross-section of the troubles and temptations confronting the region today. It’s crucial reading for anyone interested in the shifting topography of Latin American literature and Latin American life, and a collection of writing to rival anything we’ve assembled in years.

Book A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

Download or read A Dictionary of Writers and their Works PDF, written by Christopher Riches and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-29 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Book The Pleasures of Reading  A Booklover s Alphabet

Download or read The Pleasures of Reading A Booklover s Alphabet PDF, written by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-06-27 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers

Book Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Download or read Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction PDF, written by Geoff Hamilton and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 1031 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides information on American authors and their works who have been ignored by most literary guides.

Book Reading as a Philosophical Practice

Download or read Reading as a Philosophical Practice PDF, written by Robert Piercey and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading as a Philosophical Practice asks why reading—everyday reading for pleasure—matters so profoundly to so many people. Its answer is that reading is an implicitly philosophical activity. To passionate readers, it is a way of working through, and taking a stand on, certain fundamental questions about who and what we are, how we should live, and how we relate to other things. The book examines the lessons that the activity of reading seems to teach about selfhood, morality and ontology, and it tries to clarify the sometimes paradoxical claims that serious readers have made about it. To do so, it proposes an original theoretical framework based on Virginia Woolf’s notion of the common reader and Alasdair MacIntyre’s conception of practice. It also asks whether reading can continue to play this role as paper is replaced by electronic screens.

Book Talk to Me

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  • Author : Anita Conlan
  • Publisher : Orpen Press
  • Release : 2019-11-14
  • ISBN : 178605079X
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Talk to Me PDF, written by Anita Conlan and published by Orpen Press. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you wonder what exactly is going on inside your tween’s or teen’s mind? Would you like to be a fly on the wall for the real conversations that tweens and teens have with their friends and peers? Talk to Me! offers just that – written by one of Ireland’s foremost Relationship and Sexuality Education facilitators, with 24 years’ experience talking frankly and openly with both pre-teens and teenagers, Talk to Me! offers a frank and honest perspective on the views, opinions, worries and expectations of pre-teens and teenagers on a wide range of subjects. As well as sharing insights from her work with students, Anita also provides useful advice to parents on how to deal with tricky questions and open up awkward but necessary conversations. Talk to Me! covers topics such as: The pressures that children experience Worries about appearance Consent LGBTQ+ issues Abusive/dysfunctional relationships Sex and unplanned pregnancy Contraception and STIs Intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development ‘The Talk’ Intimacy – and how to address this with teenagers The effect of drink and drugs on relationships Teenagers’ needs in and expectations of relationships Toxic friendships How parents can get back in touch with their inner child Active listening The impact of technology and pornography Easy to read, balanced and informative, Talk to Me! is essential reading for parents, but will also be of interest to educators, coaches, RSE facilitators, therapists and anyone who works with children and young adults regularly.

Book Talking Book Topics

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Book Digital Talking Books Plus

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Book Can I Speak to Someone in Charge

Download or read Can I Speak to Someone in Charge PDF, written by Emily Clarkson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-07-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘JUST IMAGINE IF WE, THE NORMAL GIRLS, STOOD UNITED AS AN ENORMOUS, HYSTERICAL AND PROUD ARMY. WE WOULD BE UNSTOPPABLE.’ ‘A fresh, modern take on feminism and life from one of the most compelling voices of her generation’ JANE MOORE ‘A stirring call to action’ KATIE SPICER Written with gumption, fearlessness and sharp wit, Can I Speak to Someone in Charge? is a window into the ridiculous ideologies and the absurd expectations that shape the lives of modern women. In a series of open letters, Emily Clarkson addresses all manner of subjects, from body hair to Facebook friends to the perils of wearing Lycra. She unpicks the validity of notions such as ‘the thigh gap’; questions the quotidian scrutiny by the media; ponders the etymology of the term ‘plus size’ and considers our unshakeable obsession with dieting, while wondering why some of us are still crying in changing rooms. Full of vital life lessons, outrageous confessions and poignant reflections, Can I Speak to Someone in Charge? is a love letter to women everywhere; reminding us that being strong, being kind and being yourself is really what ‘normal’ should be. ‘Being asked to write a book was probably the best thing that’s happened to me – up until that point I was gravely concerned that my mum was the only person reading my blog. I hope this book will speak to a range of women, and men actually, I hope it will make people laugh, but more importantly I hope it will open people's eyes to the fact that we've got a lot to do if we want to make growing up in a good and kind world a possibility for our daughters.’ Emily Clarkson

Book Golden Retriever

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joseph Lint
  • Publisher : Novelty Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2021-03-06
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 153 pages

Download or read Golden Retriever PDF, written by Joseph Lint and published by Novelty Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2021-03-06 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover little-known golden retriever puppy training techniques to help you raise a loyal, obedient and healthy puppy with this definitive guide to effectively training golden retrievers Do you want to get your own adorable little golden retriever to keep your company, but have no idea how to go about it or don't know where to start? Do you have a gorgeous golden retriever that is quite a handful, wreaks a ton of havoc and chews everything in sight? Do you want to finally say goodbye to unruly golden retrievers and finally become a "golden retriever whisper" with proven retriever training strategies? If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, then keep reading. In this guide, dog training expert Joseph Lint skips the fluff and hands you a "breed-specific" blueprint to training your new retriever and fostering a life-long relationship between you and your new furry friend. From choosing the right puppy to grooming and healthcare, you'll discover everything you need to know about Golden retrievers in comprehensive detail. Take a look at some of the tips you're going to find in Golden Retriever: ● Surefire ways to find out if the Golden Retriever will be a perfect addition to your family ● Common traits and characteristics of Golden Retrievers you absolutely need to be aware of before adopting one ● The 3 species of Golden Retrievers and how to choose the one that is perfect for your unique needs and personality ● How to set up the ideal environment and get your home ready and comfortable for your new canine friend to thrive ● A crash guide to properly grooming your Golden Retriever and all the tools you're going need ● Why Golden Retrievers "shed" hair all over your home and furniture and effective ways to deal with the shedding ● Common ailments to watch out for and proven tips to help you keep your Golden Retriever healthy and full of vigor ● ...and tons more! Whether it's your very first time owning a cute golden retriever, or you're an experienced puppy parent looking for better ways to train your puppy, this guide will equip you with everything you need to train this active, intelligent and friendly dog in as little time as possible.

Book Braille Book Review

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Book Plain home talk

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  • Author : Edward Bliss Foote
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1892
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 976 pages

Download or read Plain home talk PDF, written by Edward Bliss Foote and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 976 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: