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The Gifts of Reading

By Robert Macfarlane
  • ISBN Code: : 0241982707
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each participant enriched. Here Robert Macfarlane recounts the story of a book he was given as a young man, and how he managed eventually to return the favour, though never repay the debt. From one of the most lyrical writers of our time comes a perfectly formed gem, a lyrical celebration of the transcendent power and humanity of the given book.

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  • Pdf File: the-gift-of-forgiveness.pdf

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “[The Gift of Forgiveness] will spark conversations across families, across friendships, at workplaces, everywhere.” –Maria Shriver A fresh, inspiring book on learning how to forgive, with firsthand stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace. "When we learn to embrace forgiveness, it opens us up to healing, hope, and a new world of possibility." --Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt Written with grace and understanding and based on more than twenty in-depth interviews and stories as well as personal reflections from Schwarzenegger Pratt herself, The Gift of Forgiveness is about one of the most difficult challenges in life--learning to forgive. Here, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt shows us what we can learn from those who have struggled with forgiveness, some still struggling, and others who have been able to forgive what might seem truly unforgivable. The book features experiences from those well-known and unknown, including Elizabeth Smart, who learned to forgive her captors; Sue Klebold, whose son, Dylan, was one of the Columbine shooters, learning empathy and how to forgive herself; Chris Williams, who forgave the drunken teenager who killed his wife and child; and of course Schwarzenegger Pratt's own challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life. All provide different journeys to forgiveness and the process--sometimes slow and thorny, sometimes almost instantaneous--by which they learned to forgive and let go. The Gift of Forgiveness is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace. A PAMELA DORMAN BOOKS/VIKING LIFE TITLE

Daring Greatly

By Brené Brown
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101594993
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: daring-greatly.pdf

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The #1 New York Times bestseller. More than 2 million copies sold! Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, MSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

This Is a Gift for You

By Emily Winfield Martin
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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1524714186
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 897
  • Pdf File: this-is-a-gift-for-you.pdf

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with the stunning companion to the best-selling and beloved The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this picture book celebrates how we say "I love you" with gifts as heartfelt as a daisy, as magical as a dream, and as comforting as a place to belong. It is a poetic tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and a reminder that the greatest gift we have is time spent together. The gift of quiet and the gift of loud, your hand in my hand out in a crowd. New York Times bestselling author Emily Winfield Martin joyously and thoughtfully shares the different ways of giving and loving. Like a beautifully wrapped gift, life's every day moments are precious: in both the little things and the big things, we can all find wonder. From a feather, to a hug, to a sunset, this book captures these gifts within its pages to remind readers how much they are loved, and how incredible this world we share is. A meaningful gift for any occasion or holiday, and a stand-out for birthdays, graduations and other milestones, with its loving and inspiring message: "But this is a gift, here, just you and me." This Is a Gift for You is perfect for little ones (and those who read to them!) who love The Wonderful Things You Will Be and are looking for more magic, inspiration, and unconditional love from the pen and paintbrush of Emily Winfield Martin.

The Gift of Failure

By Jessica Lahey
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062299247
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 754
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The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking manifesto on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.

Little Eve

By Catriona Ward
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  • Publisher : Tor Nightfire
  • Book Code : 1250812666
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: little-eve.pdf

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Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for best novel and the August Derleth Prize for best horror novel, Catriona Ward's Little Eve is a heart-pounding literary gothic with a devastating twist. Eve and Dinah are everything to one another, together day and night. They are raised among the Children, a clan ruled by a mysterious figure they call Uncle. All they know is the gray Isle of Altnaharra, which sits alone in the black sea off the wildest coast of Scotland. Eve loves the free, savage life of the Isle and longs to inherit Uncle's power. But Dinah longs for something more, something different. With the dawn of the first World War, the solitude of Altnaharra is broken, and soon after, Eve's faith starts to fracture. In the depths of winter, as the old year dies, the nearby townsfolk awaken to discover a massacre on the Isle. Eve and Dinah's accounts of that night contradict and intertwine. As past and present converge, only one woman can be telling the truth. Who is guilty, who innocent? And who can be trusted? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Gift of Spirit

By Prentice Mulford
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1602061211
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: the-gift-of-spirit.pdf

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Prentice Mulford was once described as a thinking man, not a reading man. His insights into the mysteries surrounding humanity derived from firsthand thought and experience, not from books. On such age-old topics as reincarnation, the power of thought, the mystery of sleep, the value of prayer, and the occult (all found in this collection), Mulford's attempts to understand our transcendental nature were intuitive and sympathetic, not ordered and logical. This very human quality, along with an unrelenting optimism and faith in man's goodness, lend a freshness and vitality to his work that transcend era. This is self-help for the soul, mind, and body. American author PRENTICE MULFORD (1834-1891) is one of the oddest fixtures of 19th-century literature. After moving for years in the literary and Bohemian sets of San Francisco in the 1860s as a writer of humorous short stories, he lived as a hermit in New Jersey, where he wrote the books of modern spirituality that made him a pioneer of modern self-help philosophies, including Thoughts Are Things and The God in You.

The Gift of the Magi (Adapted)

By Dorothy Zemach
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  • Publisher : Wayzgoose Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 283
  • Pdf File: the-gift-of-the-magi.pdf

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This is O. Henry’s classic American short story about a young husband and wife who are very much in love, but who have no money. Christmas is coming, and each wants to buy a special gift. And so each comes up with a secret plan… what could possibly go wrong? This adaptation is suitable for readers at the high intermediate level (CEFR B2), and includes discussion questions and a vocabulary section. In addition, the original, unchanged story is included at the back of the book for those learners who want an extra challenge.

THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION - Summarized for Busy People

By Goldmine Reads
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  • Publisher : Goldmine Reads
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: the-gifts-of-imperfection-summarized-for-busy-people.pdf

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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. We live in a world constantly listening to the lies our fears and shame tell. They counteract gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—the good parts of us. They keep telling us, “I am not worthy,” even when you are worthy. You’re worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and love. Brené Brown’s New York Times bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection, has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 languages and was recently named by Forbes as one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life.” And it shares the mission of helping us find courage in overcoming paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, cultivating our connection to the world. Brené Brown, Ph.D. is an inspiring guide to help us live a wholehearted life and she creates more than just the typical self-help book—she boosts our self-esteem and personal development through her honest and warm storytelling. With extensive research to back her stories, she shares the psychology of an “imperfect” life and embracing life with authenticity. Her ten guideposts show how we can cultivate authenticity in our lives—a perfectly imperfect life. We are beginning to have a need to nurture our self-worth. This includes self-acceptance and self-love. In a world full of criticism and fear, we can dig deeper and find the truth and gratitude hidden in our lives. We can now pave a new path forward without holding onto self-defeating thoughts or pain. We can now begin to embrace imperfection. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

A study guide for O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410320642
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-o-henry-s-the-gift-of-the-magi.pdf

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A study guide for O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Gifts Of Change

By Nancy Christie
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781439116821
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 291
  • Pdf File: the-gifts-of-change.pdf

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Change is an ever-present part of our personal and professional lives. It is not something to be tolerated, endured or adapted to. Rather, change is to be embraced, welcomed, and regarded as an opportunity to gain a new perspective. Like a plow that tills the soil, events and conditions (whether unexpected or planned) turn our lives inside out and upside down, and give us the chance to grow stronger. The Gifts of Change encourages readers to push beyond self-imposed boundaries, using the changes that come into their lives as a way to develop new abilities as well as find those that have lain dormant. The Gifts of Change will provoke thought, encourage reflection, and create an enhanced awareness in readers; and along the way it can ignite physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. Writer, essayist and entrepreneur, "change master" Nancy Christie uses her own experiences with change as a basis for her writing and workshops. Her work has appeared in Woman's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Tai Chi Magazine and other publications, frequently focusing on identifying opportunities for personal development in everyday life.

The Very First Christmas Stocking & the Gifts of the 7 Coins

By Terry Paul Lafargue
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457548402
  • Total of Pages : 110
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: the-very-first-christmas-stocking-the-gifts-of-the-7-coins.pdf

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Once upon a time on a midnight clear, a big star lit up the night sky like never before … Three families come together in this never before told story to share joy, gifts and excitement as they celebrate The Very First Christmas. Everyone will find a gift of great value in this story as they join in on this truly magical Christmas adventure.

The Gifts of Athena

By Joel Mokyr
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400829437
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: the-gifts-of-athena.pdf

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The growth of technological and scientific knowledge in the past two centuries has been the overriding dynamic element in the economic and social history of the world. Its result is now often called the knowledge economy. But what are the historical origins of this revolution and what have been its mechanisms? In The Gifts of Athena, Joel Mokyr constructs an original framework to analyze the concept of "useful" knowledge. He argues that the growth explosion in the modern West in the past two centuries was driven not just by the appearance of new technological ideas but also by the improved access to these ideas in society at large--as made possible by social networks comprising universities, publishers, professional sciences, and kindred institutions. Through a wealth of historical evidence set in clear and lively prose, he shows that changes in the intellectual and social environment and the institutional background in which knowledge was generated and disseminated brought about the Industrial Revolution, followed by sustained economic growth and continuing technological change. Mokyr draws a link between intellectual forces such as the European enlightenment and subsequent economic changes of the nineteenth century, and follows their development into the twentieth century. He further explores some of the key implications of the knowledge revolution. Among these is the rise and fall of the "factory system" as an organizing principle of modern economic organization. He analyzes the impact of this revolution on information technology and communications as well as on the public's state of health and the structure of households. By examining the social and political roots of resistance to new knowledge, Mokyr also links growth in knowledge to political economy and connects the economic history of technology to the New Institutional Economics. The Gifts of Athena provides crucial insights into a matter of fundamental concern to a range of disciplines including economics, economic history, political economy, the history of technology, and the history of science.