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No Talking

By Andrew Clements
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1416995196
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 639
  • File Pdf: no-talking.pdf

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In No Talking, Andrew Clements portrays a battle of wills between some spunky kids and a creative teacher with the perfect pitch for elementary school life that made Frindle an instant classic. It’s boys vs. girls when the noisiest, most talkative, and most competitive fifth graders in history challenge one another to see who can go longer without talking. Teachers and school administrators are in an uproar, until an innovative teacher sees how the kids’ experiment can provide a terrific and unique lesson in communication.

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  • Reads : 993
  • File Pdf: the-first-20-hours.pdf

Book Summary:

Forget the 10,000 hour rule— what if it’s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What’s on your list? What’s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills—time you don’t have and effort you can’t spare? Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of prac­ticing something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why it’s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. It’s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web . . . In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition— how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct com­plex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By complet­ing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you’ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the meth­ods in this book. You’ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard key­board, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the sim­ple techniques he teaches: Define your target performance level: Fig­ure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what you’re trying to achieve, and what you’ll be able to do when you’re done. The more specific, the better. Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcompo­nents, it’s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those first. Eliminate barriers to practice: Removing common distractions and unnecessary effort makes it much easier to sit down and focus on deliberate practice. Create fast feedback loops: Getting accu­rate, real-time information about how well you’re performing during practice makes it much easier to improve. Whether you want to paint a portrait, launch a start-up, fly an airplane, or juggle flaming chain­saws, The First 20 Hours will help you pick up the basics of any skill in record time . . . and have more fun along the way.

The Friendship War

By Andrew Clements
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 039955761X
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 586
  • File Pdf: the-friendship-war.pdf

Book Summary:

Stickers, Silly Bandz, Rainbow Looms, fidget spinners . . . buttons?! A brand-new school story about friendship and fads from the bestselling author of Frindle. This is war. Okay--that's too dramatic. But no matter what this is called, so far I'm winning. And it feels wonderful. Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything--and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It's a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over . . . buttons?! A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie's friendship. Because Ellie's not used to being one-upped by anybody. There's only one thing for Grace to do. With the help of Hank--the biggest button collector in the sixth grade--she will have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped? Andrew Clements, the beloved author of Frindle, returns with a deliciously entertaining and deeply satisfying story that will resonate with anyone who's ever been in a classroom . . . or been a kid. A fad is a tough thing to kill, but then again, so is a friendship. "On-point."--Publishers Weekly "A girl accidentally starts a school fad, causing a rift with her best friend, in this latest novel from Clements. The funny, science-loving Grace is an endearing narrator--just the right person to document the strange but creative ways her classmates' button obsession flourishes. A fun, charming story about fads and the friendships that outlast them."--Booklist Praise for Andrew Clements! "Clements is a genius." --The New York Times "We have never read an Andrew Clements book that we haven't loved." --The Washington Post

The Resisters

By Gish Jen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 1984898221
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 618
  • File Pdf: the-resisters.pdf

Book Summary:

“A dystopia so chillingly plausible that an entire review could be spent simply describing its components.... Marvelous.” —The Boston Globe The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica, a country surveilled by one “Aunt Nettie,” a Big Brother that is part artificial intelligence, part internet, and oddly human—even funny. The people: divided. The “angelfair” Netted have jobs and, what with the country half under water, literally occupy the high ground. The Surplus live on swampland if they’re lucky, on water if they’re not. The story: To a Surplus couple—he once a professor, she still a lawyer—is born a girl, Gwen, with a golden arm. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league, but when AutoAmerica faces ChinRussia in the Olympics, Gwen finds herself in dangerous territory, playing ball with the Netted even as her mother battles this apartheid-like society in court. The Resisters is the provocative, moving, and paradoxically buoyant story of one family struggling to maintain their humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value.

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

By Patricia Lockwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698156781
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 497
  • File Pdf: motherland-fatherland-homelandsexuals.pdf

Book Summary:

The acclaimed second collection of poetry by Patricia Lockwood, Booker Prize finalist author of the novel No One Is Talking About This and the memoir Priestdaddy SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times * The Boston Globe * Powell’s * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire “A formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases.” – The New York Times Book Review Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood’s second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? Why isn’t anyone named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy babies ever fall in love? The steep tilt of Lockwood’s lines sends the reader snowballing downhill, accumulating pieces of the scenery with every turn. The poems’ subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it.

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : 0571290582
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 291
  • File Pdf: lord-of-the-flies.pdf

Book Summary:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Monkey's Talk

By Fatma Durmush
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • Isbn : 1849912726
  • Pages : 92
  • Category :
  • Reads : 431
  • File Pdf: monkey-s-talk.pdf

Book Summary:

DescriptionMonkey's Talk is a diary and poetry collection. Durmush found this book very difficult to manage. It seemed that she gushed emotions which spiralled and made wounds heal. Her health restored she was left with something that contained herself. Durmush did not want to be in the book but she was. It is an emotionally charged book with demons trying to take control. Whether reality or not does not matter for what is reality? What is fiction? What is anything but the purpose of writing? Of being? Reading this book one is left clutching straws for that is the purpose. Why write something you can't contain? Why? Just for the sake of it. What isn't this book is a? Well people must make up their own minds. My mind is not made up. Written the demons and now let them be in that book trapped for ever. Let them have company or not as the case may be. This book is about childhood and memories of the past and the present, feelings of despair and anxiety about the future and the problems of living within means at disposal. For everyone has to live as well as they can and make the most of life. For without that what would the world be but living on borrowed time and money and maybe causing so many scandals because can't pay bills. The height of immorality is when can't pay bills.It is also about the future and a bit of philosophy and ethics and what is ethical behaviour and what is not. It is not taking the piss but it is tongue in check. It is about the family history and anger and dismay and how people see things differently but remain the same people. About the AuthorFatma Durmush has written for a long time and has a great deal of energy and wit. Her recovery is due to her getting out her demons onto paper. Getting rid of her demons, Durmush strives and struggles sometimes painful to watch her schizophrenia is controlled but her demons are there with her. Dogging her steps making her aware that she is vulnerable. Her art is what makes her a survivor. Her balance of mind is delicate sea shore of impressions whether true or false she leaves to the reader. Her writing is nothing personal to anyone but the ghosts of her demons. Durmush was born in 1959 in Cyprus and is British but Turkish as well. She has a degree and is a master of the Arts. Durmush is studying for a second degree in Psychology because she said that as she hasn't got anything to do all day she needs to use her mind to keep it working. She is in voluntary work with a Turkish group and she loves to be bossy and analytical. She does the teas and makes everyone draw or paint. She has recently started to translate her work into Turkish so that the Turkish group can read her work. She is always painting in pastels or other mediums. But at the moment she is painting pastels in very small dimensions and is waiting to be included maybe in a exhibition. She is writing her final essay for this year and is about to start her second year at the OU. She is enjoying this very much for it is extending her horizons and she has new interests always a bonus for a writer. She is also at the stage in her life when past is more real and reality more unreal so she is exploring this in her writing. Her reading has taken her farther than when she had began and it is getting her into deep waters with psychology and philosophy and the meaning of her existence as well as the memories and what is real and unreal? She is not allergic to truth but sometimes the truth is allergic to her and everyone's memories are different not everyone remembers the same take for example the court cases all the witnesses do not agree and then they have no verdict. So this book might be no verdict.

Alcatraz

By David A. Ward
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520942981
  • Pages : 584
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 641
  • File Pdf: alcatraz.pdf

Book Summary:

Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker—these were just a few of the legendary "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their stories to life, along with vivid accounts of the lives of other infamous criminals who passed through the penitentiary from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who enjoyed unprecedented access to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole records, conducted interviews with one hundred former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and administrators to produce this definitive history of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the only book with authoritative answers to questions that have swirled about the prison: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the harsh regime? What provoked the protests and strikes? How did security flaws lead to the sensational escape attempts? And what happened when these "habitual, incorrigible" convicts were finally released? By shining a light on the most famous prison in the world, Ward also raises timely questions about today's supermax prisons.

Sit, Walk, Don't Talk

By Jennifer Howd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Isbn : 1941529712
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 363
  • File Pdf: sit-walk-don-t-talk.pdf

Book Summary:

Jennifer Howd had been building a mindfulness practice for a few years before taking on the challenge of her first nine-day silent meditation retreat. In this debut memoir, she chronicles the humorous--and often harrowing--adventures of the dueling inner voices that emerge in the silence: one intent on focusing on the seemingly negative aspects of her experiences, and the other on helping her see the positivity that can come from them. Illuminating for those who are new to mindfulness and resonant for those with established practices, Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat also includes a helpful appendix listing tips for preparing for a silent meditation retreat, including a section for undertaking a retreat on your own. Sit, Walk, Don't Talk is written from a secular perspective and will appeal to folks who've never attended a residential retreat but are curious about the experience and want to get a taste of what to expect before possibly taking the plunge. Practitioners who dream of going on retreat but cannot make the time will also get a lot out of Howd's story, as well as folks who've been on many retreats and want to recapture the feeling without leaving home.

Pinocchio

By Carlo Collodi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0593204328
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 911
  • File Pdf: pinocchio.pdf

Book Summary:

The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire.