Ordinary Genius A Guide for the Poet Within

Ordinary Genius  A Guide for the Poet Within Author Kim Addonizio
ISBN-10 9780393346992
Year 2009-02-16
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing. "The creative process is just that," maintains Kim Addonizio. "Not a means to an end, but an ongoing participation." A widely acclaimed poet and finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio meditates on her own process as she encourages writers to explore both their personal and political worlds, to seek inspiration from poets new and old, and to discover the rich poetic resources of the Internet. Lively, accessible, and informative, Ordinary Genius?provides wisdom gleaned through personal experience and offers a heady variety of writing exercises. Chapters on gender, addiction, race and class, metaphor and line invite each individual writer to find and to hone his or her unique voice. This is the perfect book for both experienced writers and beginners eager to glimpse the angel of poetry.

I Heart Band 1

I Heart Band  1 Author Michelle Schusterman
ISBN-10 9780698167414
Year 2014-01-09
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Band Geeks unite in this fresh new middle-grade series by debut author (and former band director) Michelle Schusterman! Holly Mead’s first day of seventh grade isn’t going as planned. Her brother ruins her carefully chosen outfit, she’s almost late, and her new band director has some surprisingly strict rules. Worst of all, it seems like her best friend, Julia, has replaced her with Natasha, the pretty, smart, new French horn player! Holly is determined to get first chair, but Natasha is turning out to be some pretty stiff competition—and not just in band. Band might be a competition, but friendship isn’t—and Holly needs to figure it out before she loses Julia for good.

The Plague of Swords

The Plague of Swords Author Miles Cameron
ISBN-10 1473208874
Year 2017-08-10
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Gollancz
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ONE ENEMY HAS FALLEN A GREATER ONE REMAINS NOW IT'S WAR . . . The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen. Now, he will need his allies more than ever. Because behind one adversary hid another - one with allies of their own - whose goal was never to destroy Alba, but to distract the Kingdom while achieving his true aim. And whatever it is, it's probably not in the Red Knight's interest. With one army defeated, now the Red Knight must fight again . . . and for every one of his allies there is a corresponding enemy. Spread out in different lands, and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed their foe's true intentions. With each throw of the dice, everything could be lost . . . 'A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy' Tor.com

Eat Green Get Lean

Eat Green Get Lean Author Michael Matthews
ISBN-10 9781938895210
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Oculus Publishers
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If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating delicious vegetarian and vegan meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book. Let me ask you a few questions. Do you worry that building muscle or losing fat is too hard as a vegetarian or vegan? Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat? Are you afraid that cooking nutritious, restaurant-quality meals is too time-consuming and expensive? Do you think that following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle means having to force down the same boring, bland food every day? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, don’t worry—you’re not alone. And this book is the answer. With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty vegetarian and vegan meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills. In this book, you’re also going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique and can be , and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good. And the recipes themselves? In this book you’ll find 100 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for vegetarians and vegans that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered. Here’s a “sneak peek” of the recipes you’ll find inside: 20 fast, delicious breakfast recipes (13 vegetarian and 7 vegan), including Berry Cheesecake Muffins, Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Frittata, Tempeh Hash, PB&J Oatmeal, Tex-Mex Tofu Breakfast Tacos, Healthy French Toast, and more. 20 mouthwatering entrees (10 vegan and 10 vegetarian), including Raw Almond Flaxseed Burgers, Greek Pasta Salad, Eggplant Parmesan, Seven Layer Bean Pie, Tofu Puttanesca, High Protein Mac & Cheese, and more. 20 savory side dishes (18 vegan and 2 vegetarian), including Carrot Fries, Cranberry Apricot Squash, Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad, Sherry-Asiago Cream Brussels Sprouts, Three Bean Salad, Greek Potatoes, and more. 20 awesome snack recipes (5 vegetarian and 15 vegan), including Maple Pumpkin Protein Bars, Protein Parfait, Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes, Chocolate Black Bean Energy Bars, Baked Kale Chips, No-Bake Almond Protein Bars, Homemade Applesauce, and more. 10 hearty, healthy protein shake recipes (8 vegetarian and 2 vegan), including Double Chocolate Protein Smoothie, Pumpkin Delight, Cherry Vanilla Protein Smoothie, Blueberry Flax Smoothie, and more. 10 delectable desserts (6 vegetarian and 4 vegan), including Banana Caramel Bread Pudding, No-Bake Vanilla Cake, Protein Peach Surprise, Blackberry Parfait, and more. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS With this book, you’ll also get a free spreadsheet that lists every recipe in the book along with their calories, protein, carbs, and fats! Chances are you’re going to want to use the recipes to plan out your daily meals, and this spreadsheet makes it a simple matter of copy and pasting! Scroll up and click the “Buy” button now and learn how to cook nutritious, delicious vegetarian and vegan meals that make building muscle and burning fat easy and enjoyable!

Second Impact

Second Impact Author David Klass
ISBN-10 9780374365905
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school's star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving accident last year. Carla Jenson, lead reporter for the school newspaper's sports section, has recruited Jerry to co-author a blog chronicling the season from each of their perspectives. When Jerry's best friend on the team takes a hit too hard and gets hurt, Carla wonders publicly if injury in the game comes at too high a cost in a player's life—but not everyone in Kendall wants to hear it... David Klass and Perri Klass's Second Impact is an action-packed story will resonate with readers who have been following recent news stories are football injuries.

The Fall of Dragons

The Fall of Dragons Author Miles Cameron
ISBN-10 9780316302456
Year 2017-10-31
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Orbit
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The blood-thirsty, epic Traitor Son Cycle comes to its gripping conclusion in this fifth and final book. In the climax of the Traitor Son Cycle, the allied armies of the Wild and the Kingdoms of men and women must face Ash for control of the gates to the hermetical universe, and for control of their own destinies. But exhaustion, treachery and time may all prove deadlier enemies. In Alba, Queen Desiderata struggles to rebuild her kingdom wrecked by a year of civil war, even as the Autumn battles are fought in the west. In the Terra Antica, The Red Knight attempts to force his unwilling allies to finish the Necromancer instead of each other. But as the last battle nears, The Red Knight makes a horrifying discovery...all of this fighting may have happened before. The Traitor Son Cycle The Red Knight The Fell Sword The Dread Wyrm The Plague of Swords The Fall of Dragons

The Duke s Captive

The Duke s Captive Author Adele Ashworth
ISBN-10 9780062002853
Year 2010-06-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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“Adele Ashworth…is certain to become one of Romance’s most beloved writers.” —Lisa Kleypas The first of three dashing, daring, and utterly unforgettable dukes takes the stage in The Duke’s Captive—book one in an enthralling new historical romance series from USA Today bestseller and Rita Award winner Adele Ashworth. An author whose novels have been called, “exquisitely written and brimming with emotion” by the inimitable Julia Quinn, Adele Ashworth enchants again with the breathtaking story of a duke’s revenge undone by the power of passionate love.

Winter Garden

Winter Garden Author Pablo Neruda
ISBN-10 9781556591679
Year 2002
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Copper Canyon Press
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Facing death from cancer, Neruda speaks to the genuine loves that nourished his life.

Out of the House of Bread

Out of the House of Bread Author Preston Yancey
ISBN-10 9780310338895
Year 2016-01-26
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Spirituality needs fresh meaning. Even the disciplines of the Spirit have gotten covered with dust and lay unused by Christians. It is time for spirituality to get fresh meaning in our world and with God’s people. In Out of the House of Bread author Preston Yancey leads us in a new direction of spirituality through the symbolism and experience of the spiritual disciplines made plain by the baking of bread. The benefits of this book of devotion include: Finding a nearness to the holiness of God. Feeling and experiencing the forgiveness of God. And learning again the disciplines of celebration, confession, and conversion. Each chapter pairs a spiritual discipline or practice with a baking discipline. You will encounter ancient practices such as the prayer of examen, lectio divina, intercessory prayer, icons, and stillness. Yancey shows how, like in Brother Lawrence’s kitchen in The Practice of the Presence of God, that when you lift up your hands to God and pray, God will show up right there in the midst of your work and livelihood while you bake. Out of the House of Bread is a glorious celebration of the sacraments and the seasons of God, meant as reminders and symbols to take us to God in worship. An appendix, about gluten-free and vegan bread and the spirituality involved,will close off the book.

Fit Is the New Skinny

Fit Is the New Skinny Author Michael Matthews
ISBN-10 9781938895043
Year 2012-09-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher Oculus Publishers
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If you want a no-BS “crash course” in building lean muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy…eating foods you love…and doing workouts you actually enjoy...then you want to read this book. I have good news for you: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don’t need to starve yourself with super low-calorie diets to lose weight and keep it off. In fact, this is how you ruin your metabolism and ensure that any weight lost will come back with a vengeance. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless supplements or fat loss pills. You don’t need to constantly change up your exercise routines to “confuse” your muscles. I’m pretty sure that muscles lack cognitive abilities, so this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don’t need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get lean and toned. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to obsess over "eating clean" to get ripped, and you don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep women from ever achieving the toned, lean, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. The bottom line is you CAN achieve that “Hollywood babe” body without having your life revolve around it. In this book you’ll learn things like... How “flexible dieting” works and how you can use it to finally free yourself from the dietary prisons many people confine themselves to. A simple solution to “metabolic damage” that easily and painlessly speeds your metabolism back up to where it should be. The “deadly” training mistakes most people make once their “newbie gains” are spent and how to avoid this pitfall. The most effective exercises for building and strengthening every major muscle group in your body. A “paint by numbers” workout program that will force your body to build muscle and get and stronger. What type of cardio you should do to maximize fat lass, how much is enough, and how much is too much. A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works, what doesn’t, and what’s just outright fraudulent. And a whole lot more! Imagine...just a few weeks from now…finally seeing progress in the mirror and in the gym… Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day... The bottom line is getting toned, lean, and strong isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book makes it simple. Scroll up, download this free eBook now, and begin your journey to a fitter, stronger, and healthier you!

The Traitor Son Cycle Book 3

The Traitor Son Cycle Book 3 Author Miles Cameron
ISBN-10 0575113383
Year 2016-08-11
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Gollancz
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SOME ARE BORN TO POWER SOME SEIZE IT AND SOME HAVE THE WISDOM NEVER TO WIELD IT The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and on magical battlefields alike, and now he's facing one of the greatest challenges yet. A tournament. A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will present arms and ride against each other for royal favour and acclaim. It's a political contest - and one which the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks. The court of Alba has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction of warlike knights, led by the greatest knight in the world: Jean de Vrailly - and the prize he's fighting for isn't royal favour, but the throne of Alba itself. Where there is competition there is opportunity; the question is, will the Red Knight take it? Or will the creatures of the Wild seize their chance instead . . . 'A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy' Tor.com 'This series promises to be the standout epic fantasy for the ages' Fantasy Book Critic

Game Seven

Game Seven Author Paul Volponi
ISBN-10 9781101621547
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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My name is Julio Ramirez Jr. and baseball is my whole life. Since he was ten, Julio has lived in the shadow of his famous father. Not just because Julio Senior is a pitcher for the Miami Marlins, but because he fled Cuba to play professional baseball, leaving his Julio and his mother and sister branded as the family of a traitor. Now sixteen, Julio dreams of playing for Cuba’s national team—until he finds out his father's defection may destroy his chances. When he’s given the opportunity to flee Cuba, he has to make the toughest choice of his life. Can he abandon his family, just like his Papi did? Will freedom be worth the perilous journey and risking prison if he’s caught? Will his Papi be waiting for him on the other shore—or, with the Marlins in the World Series against the Yankees, has Julio Senior forgotten about his son? Set against the backdrop of the Series on which everything depends, Game Seven is a suspenseful story of loyalty, survival, and baseball.

Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook

Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook Author Deborah Blake
ISBN-10 9780738726649
Year 2010-09-08
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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Today's Witch deals with everything from family drama to weight loss to fertility—concerns that go well beyond your average spellbook's well-worn repertoire. Brimming with practical everyday magick, this is the perfect companion for your multifaceted life. Organized alphabetically, each of the nearly 200 spells has an associated goal to help you manifest your exact intention, plus corresponding candle colors, herbs, gemstones, and oils to help you focus your will more effectively. You'll also find a helpful primer on spellcasting, tips on crafting your own spells, and Magic the Cat's mewsings on working with a familiar. Fun and easy to use, this spellbook is filled with unique charms, blessings, and spells. —Get ahead at work —Fulfill obligations —Control appetite —Ensure safe childbirth —Repair a damaged friendship —Heal sick pets —Strengthen a marriage —Make sex more satisfying —Quit bad habits Praise: "Packed with innovative and original spells for a vast variety of situations—many rarely addressed in print—this is an invaluable asset for every Witch's bookshelf."—Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells

Malice

Malice Author John Gwynne
ISBN-10 9780230767270
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars. High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.