Punk 57

Punk 57
  • Author : Penelope Douglas
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2016-10-18
  • ISBN : 1539427765

Punk 57 Book Review:

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Douglas, comes the latest standalone love-hate romance... "We were perfect together. Until we met." Misha I can't help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me. In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn't take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever... And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us. Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there's one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She's the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am. We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it? Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name's Ryen, loves Gallo's pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances? F*ck it. I need to meet her. I just don't expect to hate what I find. Ryen He hasn't written in three months. Something's wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch. Without him around, I'm going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It's my own fault. I should've gotten his phone number or picture or something. He could be gone forever. Or right under my nose, and I wouldn't even know it. *Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.

The Occupation of Iraq

The Occupation of Iraq
  • Author : Ali A. Allawi
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2008-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780300135374

The Occupation of Iraq Book Review:

Involved for over thirty years in the politics of Iraq, Ali A. Allawi was a long-time opposition leader against the Baathist regime. In the post-Saddam years he has held important government positions and participated in crucial national decisions and events. In this book, the former Minister of Defense and Finance draws on his unique personal experience, extensive relationships with members of the main political groups and parties in Iraq, and deep understanding of the history and society of his country to answer the baffling questions that persist about its current crises. What really led the United States to invade Iraq, and why have events failed to unfold as planned? The Occupation of Iraq examines what the United States did and didn't know at the time of the invasion, the reasons for the confused and contradictory policies that were enacted, and the emergence of the Iraqi political class during the difficult transition process. The book tracks the growth of the insurgency and illuminates the complex relationships among Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds. Bringing the discussion forward to the reconfiguration of political forces in 2006, Allawi provides in these pages the clearest view to date of the modern history of Iraq and the invasion that changed its course in unpredicted ways.


  • Author : Cory Doctorow
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2013-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781466805873

Homeland Book Review:

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Swiss Family Robinson (Diversion Illustrated Classics)

The Swiss Family Robinson (Diversion Illustrated Classics)
  • Author : Johann David Wyss
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781682307632

The Swiss Family Robinson (Diversion Illustrated Classics) Book Review:

A beloved adventure classic, The Swiss Family Robinson is a tale of courage in the face of the unknown that has endured the test of time. Trapped on a remote island after a storm leaves them shipwrecked, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four sons must pull together if they want to survive. Hunting, farming, and exploring a strange land for the first time, each son not only tests his own bravery, but discovers a skill all his own as they each adapt to this new, wild place. Full of wonder, revelation, and invention, this timeless adventure story has sparked imaginations of readers young and old for generations. Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics

Anchored Hearts

Anchored Hearts
  • Author : Priscilla Oliveras
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2021-04-27
  • ISBN : 9781420150209

Anchored Hearts Book Review:

From the USA Today bestselling author of West Side Love Story comes a second chance romance set on the beautiful sandy shores of Key West, the perfect beach read! Fans of Abby Jimenez, Jasmine Guillory, and Jen DeLuca, won’t want to miss this gorgeous and stirring love story that will touch your heart and make you believe in happily ever afters… A PopSugar Best Romance of April “A big-hearted, beautiful book about first love, second chances, and finding one’s place in the world. An exceptional getaway of a book!” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read “Anchored Hearts has it all: undeniable chemistry, believable roadblocks, a heartwarming world, and a lush Key West setting that leaps off the page. Alejandro and Anamaría’s love story is not to be missed!” —Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man A PopSugar Best Romance of April Award-winning photographer Alejandro Miranda hasn’t been home to Key West in years—not since he left to explore broader horizons with his papi’s warning “never to come back” echoing in his ears. He wouldn’t be heading there now if it wasn’t for an injury requiring months of recuperation. The drama of a prodigal son returning to his familia and their beloved Cuban restaurant is bad enough, but coming home to the island paradise also means coming face to face with the girl he left behind—the one who was supposed to be by his side all along . . . Anamaría Navarro was shattered when Alejandro took off without her. Traveling the world was their plan, not just his. But after her father’s heart attack, there was no way she could leave—not even for the man she loved. Now ensconced in the family trade as a firefighter and paramedic, with a side hustle as a personal trainer, Anamaría is dismayed that just the sight of Alejandro is enough to rekindle the flame she’s worked years to put out. And as famillia meddling pushes them together, the heat of their attraction only climbs higher. Can they learn to trust again, before the Key West sun sets on their chance at happiness? “Vibrant…A stunning romance of first love found again.” —KirkusReviews STARRED REVIEW “Oliveras' portrayal of family and social media ties are reminiscent of Alisha Rai's romances.” —Booklist STARRED REVIEW “Priscilla Oliveras sweeps you away to summer in Key West! Anchored Hearts is a delightful and heartwarming second chance romance full of fun and family, laughter and love. You’ll swoon for these childhood sweethearts!” —Alexis Daria, bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola

Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication
  • Author : Douglas A. Vakoch
  • Publisher : National Aeronautics & Space Admin
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 1626830134

Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication Book Review:

Are we alone? asks the writeup on the back cover of the dust jacket. The contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence. By drawing on issues at the core of contemporary archaeology and anthropology, we can be much better prepared for contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, should that day ever come. NASA SP-2013-4413.

The Winner's Kiss

The Winner's Kiss
  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-03-29
  • ISBN : 9780374384746

The Winner's Kiss Book Review:

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that's what he thinks. But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

Edifying Justice:

Edifying Justice:
  • Author : Paul Arthur Cassidy
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 66
  • Relase : 2011-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781467872966

Edifying Justice: Book Review:

As the first volume of a multi-volume set, this short collection of essays, entitled Edifying Justice: A Wellspring of Healing, describes the changes by which the Criminal Judicial System might serve the whole scope of justice effectively. With the Criminal Judicial System as its object of change, this collection of essays explores the logic and historical precedents behind the idea of complementing the Criminal Judicial System with a counter-balancing judicial arm. It explains why the current judicial arm, though suitable to the task of investigating crime and dispensing punishment, is hardly suitable to the task of investigating civilness and dispensing reward nor to the task of adjudicating a certain category of offenses. While intended for a general audience, this collection of essays figuratively places readers in the role of jurists and legislators who are tasked to transform the abstract concept of a balanced, two-armed Criminal Judicial System into concrete action. Given how distant is the completion of that epic task, the essays more immediate aim is to persuade readers to value the full scope of justice and to prize the fairer half.

Caffeine for the Creative Mind

Caffeine for the Creative Mind
  • Author : Stefan Mumaw
  • Publisher : HOW Books
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2006-10-02
  • ISBN : 1581808674

Caffeine for the Creative Mind Book Review:

What do you do if you are lagging in the morning? You probably grab a cup of coffee for that extra boost of energy. Throughout the day, you are asked to be creative, to come up with new and better ideas. So what do you do when you need a creative jolt for your brain? Now you can turn to Caffeine for the Creative Mind. This collection of short, focused creative exercises is just the boost you need get your brain working. Inside, you'll find: Over 250 brain-stretching exercises. The exercises are brief, fun and are meant to evoke creative, thought-provoking responses. Get your brain moving by engaging in an exercise at the start of your day or stop and do one whenever you need a creative jolt. "I Tried It" testimonials. From illustrators to photographers to professors, real people give feedback on specific exercises they've tried. They also offer more suggestions for how the exercises can be used, changed or reworked to become even more useful. Interviews with prominent creative people. See how the people who are in charge of building and maintaining creative environments—studio heads, designers, shop owners, illustrators and animators—view the importance of creativity in their everyday lives. The only thing keeping you from reaching a new level of creative thought is inaction. With this stimulating book, you'll learn how to focus your creative attention in short, definable ways. Caffeine for the Creative Mind is your springboard for coming up with solutions that challenge you to alter your perspective—and begin generating ideas at the highest possible level!


  • Author : Susan Glaspell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 40
  • Relase : 1916
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008580576

Trifles Book Review:

Ugly Feelings

Ugly Feelings
  • Author : Sianne NGAI
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674971349

Ugly Feelings Book Review:

Ngai mobilizes the aesthetics of unprestigious negative affects such as irritation, envy, and disgust to investigate not only ideological and representational dilemmas in literature--with a particular focus on those inflected by gender and race--but also blind spots in contemporary literary and cultural criticism. Her work maps a major intersection of literary studies, media and cultural studies, feminist studies, and aesthetic theory.

Falling for Zeke

Falling for Zeke
  • Author : Sara Blackard
  • Publisher : Sara Blackard
  • Pages : 163
  • Relase : 2020-07-07
  • ISBN :

Falling for Zeke Book Review:

An ex-Army Special Operations member burned once by love. A single-mom stalked by a powerful enemy. Can he risk his heart for her safety? Zeke has everything he could want. A multi-billion dollar inheritance allows him to protect others... … and with the camaraderie of his brothers-in-arms. He spends his time growing his security firm and keeping his head down. Love is the last thing on his mind, until Samantha and her daughter are in need of his help. Samantha used to have a comfortable life. Now she waits tables to put food on her own. Forced from the life she had built, Samantha works to restore what was lost. With her daughter in tow, she begins a new life in the Colorado mountains. It’s not perfect, but it’s all theirs. But when the tempting Zeke offers to help her, she begins to wonder if love could heal her shattered life. What will Samantha do when past troubles come knocking? Will Zeke protect his heart or will Samantha shatter his defenses? If you like page-turning adventure, fascinating characters, and engaging stories of triumph, you'll love Sara Blackard's exciting inspirational security romance series.


  • Author : Susan Dennard
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2016-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781466867321

Truthwitch Book Review:

On a continent ruled by three empires, everyone is born with a "witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries long war is about to end, the balance of power-and the failing health of all magic-will fall on the shoulders of a mythical pair called the Cahr Awen. The biggest thing on Safi and Noelle's minds is saving money for their planned future in the Hundred Isles. Noelle, a Threadwitch, can see the emotional Threads binding the world. Safi, on the other hand, is a Truthwitch-she always knows when a person is telling a lie. A powerful magic like that is something people would kill to have on their side-or to keep off their enemy's side-and so Safi cannot even admit what she truly is. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and privateer) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must rise above their doubts and fight to learn who they are and what they are made of, if they are going to stay alive and preserve the balance of their world. "An instant new classic."--Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass, on Susan Dennard's Truthwitch At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

501 Grammar and Writing Questions

501 Grammar and Writing Questions
  • Author : Learning Express
  • Publisher : Learning Express Llc
  • Pages : 142
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : UOM:39015063369600

501 Grammar and Writing Questions Book Review:

Many of us grimace when faced with grammar exercises. But in order to communicate with others, pass tests, and get your point across in writing, using words and punctuation effectively is a necessary skill. It's a fact that in our life today, good communication skills-including writing-are essential. The good news is that grammar and writing skills can be developed with practice.

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061804816

The Poisonwood Bible Book Review:

“A powerful new epic . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.

The Pleasures of Spring

The Pleasures of Spring
  • Author : Caroline Mccall,Evie Hunter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 0241970032

The Pleasures of Spring Book Review:

Roz Spring is an actress and a chameleon, the kind of woman who always lands on her feet. But when she is witness to a murder, Roz is forced to go into hiding. Andy McTavish has turned his back on a life of privilege to prove himself in the world of international security. Tall, dark and dangerous, Andy is the ultimate seducer and he has never met a woman who can tame him. Roz needs his protection and, to get his family off his back, Andy needs a fake fiancée. The solution is obvious. Getting up close and personal isn't hard, as the chemistry between them is electrifying. But as these two practised charmers drive each other beyond every limit of sensual endurance, they are consumed by a passion that neither wants to admit. As Roz's pursuer closes in, their lives are ind anger. But the question that obsesses them is this: what will happen when it's all over and they don't have to pretend any more? Praise for Evie Hunter 'So much better than the Fifty Shades series thanks to the fantastic storylines and wonderful characters.' Memybooksandi.wordpress.com 'As near to perfection as a Suspense/Romance/Erotic/BDSM novel could ever get! Ripeforreader.blogspot.co.uk 'Every delicious moment comes with amazing tension and believability . . . masterfully written, artfully told, and yummy to read.' Mybookboyfriend.blogspot.co.uk

Illuminations from the Past

Illuminations from the Past
  • Author : Ban Wang
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0804750998

Illuminations from the Past Book Review:

This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.

Three Kings, One Night

Three Kings, One Night
  • Author : Autumn Jones Lake
  • Publisher : Ahead of the Pack, LLC
  • Pages : 151
  • Relase : 2019-12-17
  • ISBN : 9781943950492

Three Kings, One Night Book Review:

Love, lust, and obsession all collide on Christmas Eve for three members of the Lost Kings MC!

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised
  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2014-02-25
  • ISBN : 9780062344205

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Book Review:

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
  • Author : H. G. Bissinger
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 405
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780224076746

Friday Night Lights Book Review:

Return once again to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history.