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The Joy of Reading

By Charles Van Van Doren
  • ISBN Code: : 1402234376
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"Charles Van Doren has laid a feast before all of us that is irresistible." -Mortimer J. Adler This engaging love letter to reading follows the great authors and classics that transformed the world: from Aristotle and Herodotus in ancient Greece to Salinger and Heinlein in 20th century America. Like a professor whose enthusiasm enwraps his students, Van Doren explains what's wonderful in the books you've missed and awakens your desire to reopen the books you already know. Divided chronologically by the periods in which these classics were written, each book is put in its historical context and brought to life by Van Doren's brilliant analysis. The Joy of Reading delves into a wide range of genres-fiction, poetry, drama, children's books, philosophy, history and science. This is the one book that brings together everything you need to know about the classics you missed and ignites your passion to read and reread the greatest books the world has ever known. This book is the fruit of a lifelong love affair. Reading, I believe, is my favorite thing to do; books and I have been inseparable almost as long as I can remember ... To this day, I become distressed if I am anywhere without a book, a magazine, a newspaper, any scrap of paper to read .... I like the smell of books, certainly the feel of them. Life without books would be, for me, a vacant horror." -Charles Van Doren "Nothing recommends the joy of reading better than the communication of it by a person who has spent a lifetime enriched by the delights of reading. Charles Van Doren is that kind of reader. He has laid a feast before us that is irresistible." -Mortimer J. Adler, author of How to Read a Book "Mr. Van Doren is that rarity, a truly well read man who reads not for professional purposes but for pleasure. His book spurs us on to explore more deeply and joyfully the infinitely varied terrain of good books." -Clifton Fadiman, author of The New Lifetime Reading Plan: The Classical Guide to World Literature

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The Joy of Missing Out

By Tanya Dalton
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1400214351
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: the-joy-of-missing-out.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is two things. It’s an eye-opener to the fact that we don’t have to do a million things to be productive (or successful). And it’s a coach that helps us trim the fat, get real with our purpose, and start living more intentionally-Goop Dalton helps readers by teaching us to focus on the most important things and create our own operating systems that are exclusive to our lives as individuals. By doing this, we can simplify and make life even better- San Francisco Book Review Dalton’s ground-up approach to productivity teaches readers to identify their real priorities and, in doing so, cut their massive to-do lists down to size by learning to say no to the tasks that pull them away from their North Star-Grateful Overwhelmed. Do you wake up in the morning already feeling behind? Does the pressure of keeping it all together make you feel anxious and irritable? Tanya Dalton, CEO and productivity expert, offers you a liberating shift in perspective: feeling overwhelmed isn't the result of having too much to do -- it's from not knowing where to start. Doing less might seem counterintuitive, but doing less is more productive, because you’re concentrating on the work you actually want to be doing. Through this book, you can learn how to: Identify what is important to you and clarify your priorities. Develop ways to streamline your specific workflow. Discover your purpose. Named Top 10 Business Book of the Year by Fortune magazine, The Joy of Missing Out is chock-full of resources and printables. This is a legitimate action plan for change. Once you reject the pressure to do more, something amazing happens: you discover you can finally live a guilt-free, abundant life.

The Joy of Kierkegaard

By Hugh S. Pyper
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317545524
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: the-joy-of-kierkegaard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kierkegaard has often been regarded as a gloomy thinker yet, as an evangelist, his aim was to discover the joy of the truth of Christianity. Both Kierkegaard's belief and his doubt in his own work were the result of his attempt to comprehend the exceptional experiences of biblical characters and to examine what he found most puzzling or offensive. 'The Joy of Kierkegaard' brings together the writings of one of the most influential of Kierkegaard scholars. These essays argue that Kierkegaard's most original thought arises from his struggle with biblical passages and that joy underpins his profound exploration of spiritual alienation.

A Life at Work

By Thomas Moore
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  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Book Code : 0767928482
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: a-life-at-work.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work. In Thomas Moore’s groundbreaking book Care of the Soul, he wrote of “the great malady of the twentieth century…the loss of soul.” That bestselling work taught readers ways to cultivate depth, genuineness, and soulfulness in their everyday lives, and became a beloved classic. Now, in A Life’s Work, Moore turns to an aspect of our lives that looms large in our self-regard, an aspect by which we may even define ourselves—our work. The workplace, Moore knows, is a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out. A Life’s Work is about finding the right job, yes, and it is also about uncovering and becoming the person you were meant to be. Moore reveals the quest to find a life’s work in all its depth and mystery. All jobs, large and small, long-term and temporary, he writes, contribute to your life’s work. A particular job may be important because of the emotional rewards it offers or for the money. But beneath the surface, your labors are shaping your destiny for better or worse. If you ignore the deeper issues, you may not know the nature of your calling, and if you don’t do work that connects with your deep soul, you may always be dissatisfied, not only in your choice of work but in all other areas of life. Moore explores the often difficult process—the obstacles, blocks, and hardships of our own making—that we go through on our way to discovering our purpose, and reveals the joy that is our reward. He teaches us patience, models the necessary powers of reflection, and gives us the courage to keep going. A Life’s Work is a beautiful rumination, realistic and poignant, and a comforting and exhilarating guide to one of life’s biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities.

Cat Traps

By Molly Coxe
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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307554988
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: cat-traps.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cat wants a snack. Cat sets a trap. Cat gets...in trouble! Simple sentences and snappy illustrations make this a purr-fect first step into the joy of reading.

'Material Delight and the Joy of Living'

By Michael North
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351919156
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: material-delight-and-the-joy-of-living.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed a commercialization of culture as it became less courtly and more urban. The marketing of culture became separate from the production of culture. New cultural entrepreneurs entered the stage: the impresario, the publisher, the book seller, the art dealer, the auction house, and the reading society served as middlemen between producers and consumers of culture, and constituted at the same time the beginning of a cultural service sector. Cultural consumption also played a substantial role in creating social identity. One could demonstrate social status by attending an auction, watching a play, or listening to a concert. Moreover, and eventually more significant, one could demonstrate connoisseurship and taste, which became important indicators of social standing. The centres of cultural exchange and consumption were initially the great cities of Europe. In the course of the eighteenth century, however, cultural consumption penetrated much deeper, for example into the numerous residential and university towns in Germany, where a growing number of functional elites and burghers met in coffee houses and reading societies, attended the theatre and opera, and performed orchestral and chamber music together. Journals, novels and letters were also crucial in forming consumer culture in provincial Germany: as the German states were remote from the cultural life of England and France, the material reality of London and Paris often passed as a literary construction to Germany. It is against this background, and stimulated by the research of John Brewer on England, that the book systematically explores this field for the first time in regard to the Continent, and especially to eighteenth-century Germany. Michael North focuses, chapter by chapter, on the new forms of entertainment (concerts, theatre, opera, reading societies, travelling) on the one hand and on the new material culture (fashion, gardens, country houses, furniture) on the other. At the centre of the discussion is the reception of English culture on the Continent, and the competition between English and French fashions in the homes of German elites and burghers attracts special attention. The book closes with an investigation of the role of cultural consumption for identity formation, demonstrating the integration of Germany into a European cultural identity during the eighteenth century.

The Art of Mindful Reading

By Ella Berthoud
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  • Publisher : Leaping Hare Press
  • Book Code : 178240810X
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-mindful-reading.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The beautiful new book from Salon bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud ... explores how reading mindfully enhances our lives and asks, if reading is our daily nourishment, how best should it be consumed?" - Damian Barr The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of mind as deeply therapeutic and vital to our wellbeing as breathing. The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act. Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud explores how reading mindfully can shape the person you are, teach empathy with others and give you your moral backbone. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdote and expert insight, discover the enriching potential of reading for mindfulness. Learn: • How to use reading to develop your emotional intelligence • Different ways of reading • Reading like a child – without preconceptions and in exciting places • The benefits of reading with others • How to find yourself in a book – remembering what you have read If you like this, you might also be interested in Writer’s Creative Workbook, Mindful Thoughts for Walkers and Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing. . .

The Joy of Simplicity

By Allen Klein
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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642501468
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 351
  • Pdf File: the-joy-of-simplicity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A guide to finding your path to peace of mind in the midst of a hectic life, for fans of You Can’t Ruin My Day, Beautifully Said, and Badass Affirmations. Allen Klein, bestselling author with over half a million happy readers, offers a cogent reminder that joy is simply a matter of choice. And it’s yours to make. Relax, release, refocus, and renew. Keep what you need in your life and let go of everything else including “stuff.” The calming quotes, tranquil wisdom, and power thoughts in this book come from notable authors, celebrities, philosophers, and others who recognize the virtues of a simple, stress-free life. Grouped around basic themes like “Go with the Flow,” “Focus on What’s Important,” and “Slow Down,” these sayings are reminders that it is still possible to achieve peace and harmony in today’s fast-paced world. Bliss is just around the corner. The Joy of Simplicity is... A reminder that it is possible to achieve a state of peace and harmony in today’s fast-paced world A collection of quotes to make you smile, laugh, and reflect on what you really need in your life A wonderful gift for those looking for serenity and focus in the midst of a fast-paced world Praise for The Joy of Simplicity “A wonderfully straightforward and effective take on simplifying one’s life. Reading it gave me the perfect combination of motivation and relaxation at the same time.” —Cassandra Aarssen, author of Real Life Organizing“/I>/DESC> self-help;self-management;stress management;stress management self-help;self-management self-help;afirrmations;affirmations self-help;movtivation & inspirational;motivational self-help;inspirational self-help;reference;quotations reference;book of quotations;stress management quotes;affirmation quotes;motivational quotes;inspirational quotes;de-stresss;calming;calm down SEL024000 SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Stress Management SEL004000 SELF-HELP / Affirmations SEL021000 SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational REF019000 REFERENCE / Quotations 9781642501650 Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking Allen Susser

Bus : Cutout Board Book

By Om Books Editorial Team
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  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Book Code : 938525202X
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category :
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: bus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Let kids discover the joy of reading interesting bits about different modes of transport how they move and where they will find these vehicles, through these cutely illustrated, little cut-out board books.

Paws Off My Book

By Fabi Santiago
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407181084
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 690
  • Pdf File: paws-off-my-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Olaf is excited when he finds a book. But his friends quickly turn into busybodies, telling him to read... lying down like a crocodile... standing on one leg like a flamingo... and even hanging upside down like a monkey! What is a clumsy giraffe to do? A charming picture book about the joy of reading and finding your own way.

Joy For All Seasons

By Carol Burton McLeod
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  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Book Code : 1458769747
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 943
  • Pdf File: joy-for-all-seasons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Imagine reading a book that is so much more than written words on a page but, instead, it is an invitation to experience exuberant joy! Simply imagine the sweet hope that comes from reading about the patience, the gladness and the excitement that is nestled within one woman's heart. Imagine! You have just imagined the devotional book entitled, ''Joy for All Seasons'' written by best-selling author, blogger, speaker, radio host, TV host and Bible teacher, Carol McLeod. Carol's perspective on life serves as an invitation to live life with gusto and at full-throttle! Her capacity for joy and her resolve to trumpet the bidding to embrace joy in every week of the year is not for the faint of heart. This weekly summons into His presence is filled with rich experiences, with heart-felt celebration and with an intimate knowledge of what it takes to walk with God. ''Joy for All Seasons'' is a weekly devotional that includes Bible verses to consider and questions to ponder. It is perfect for a personal devotional handbook or for group discussion. This is a ''once-in-a-lifetime'' book that will be read and re-read year after year after year.

Joy For All Seasons

By Carol Burton McLeod
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  • Publisher : Bridge Logos Inc
  • Book Code : 1610360699
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: joy-for-all-seasons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Imagine reading a book that is so much more than written words on a page but, instead, it is an invitation to experience exuberant joy! Simply imagine the sweet hope that comes from reading about the patience, the gladness and the excitement that is nestled within one woman’s heart. Imagine! You have just imagined the devotional book entitled, “Joy for All Seasons” written by best-selling author, blogger, speaker, radio host, TV host and Bible teacher, Carol McLeod. Carol’s perspective on life serves as an invitation to live life with gusto and at full-throttle! Her capacity for joy and her resolve to trumpet the bidding to embrace joy in every week of the year is not for the faint of heart. This weekly summons into His presence is filled with rich experiences, with heart-felt celebration and with an intimate knowledge of what it takes to walk with God. “Joy for All Seasons” is a weekly devotional that includes Bible verses to consider and questions to ponder. It is perfect for a personal devotional handbook or for group discussion. This is a “once-in-a-lifetime” book that will be read and re-read year after year after year.

Al the Alligator Loves to Read

By Lu Trejo
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546258434
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: al-the-alligator-loves-to-read.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Al the Alligator is a preschool tale of a reader like no other. Al will read anything and everywhere. He cannot get enough of his favorite thing—books. This book teaches about the love of reading and sharing.