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  • Glamorous glasses - Read On
    Summary Bobbie and Joanie are best friends and best cousins and they do everything together So when Joanie has to get glasses Bobbie figures she ll get them too especially once she discovers the fabulous frames on display at the eyeglasses store Meanwhile Joanie has the opposite reaction Glasses make her feel different and look different And they re uncomfortable So the ever resourceful Bobbie comes up with a perfect

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  • Programming business applications for the Android tablet - Read On
    applications that address their needs and problems In PROGRAMMING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE ANDROID TABLET James C Sheusi provides a quick start for prototyping applications on the mobile platform for the business applications programmer focusing on such common business uses as database management web based user interfaces and graphic representation of data With step by step instruction and plenty of examples the book includes a guide to installing and configuring

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  • American tropic - Read On
    otherwise enjoyable book Its topicality will add to Sanchez s already existing army of admirers David Keymer Modesto CA c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved In Sanchez s new eco thriller a serial killer in a skeleton outfit is offing locals who ve inflicted harm on the island paradise of Key West Fla Somewhere offshore self proclaimed eco shock jock Noah tries to get people outraged about environmental abuses on land he wants to win back his wife Meanwhile Luz a Cuban American lesbian detective struggles to get ahead of the killer while caring for her leukemia afflicted daughter As a second generation cop Luz knows the stories about her father slaying a similar killer Bizango years before Could this be another Bizango or even the original Bizango alive and back in action The killer s identity remains mysterious to the end which involves a secret lair in a Civil War era fort In Sanchez s hands Key West is a familiar place with open air bars and tourist traps and his characters are a typically colorful bunch including a dogfight promoter a tough as nails female shrimper and a cocky real estate developer Sanchez has affection for the community the action proceeds with cinematic economy and the plot is tight The excitement is somewhat undermined by instances of clunky dialogue and the too familiar setting and cast especially when compared to T C Boyle s When the Killing s Done Agent Esther Newberg ICM Jan c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission People say what s on their minds in this fever dream ecothriller from a radio pirate

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  • The Richard Burton diaries - Read On
    wins this mammoth unsanitized and handsomely presented collection of Burton s innermost thoughts along with the fascinating minutiae of a huge star s day to day existence should restore his reputation as one of the most original Hollywood stars of all time Keech Chris Copyright 2010 Booklist Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted During the heyday of their relationship Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor virtually invented the public s image of paparazzi hounded celebrity In private Burton kept a diary recording his observations about Taylor his extensive reading habits movies he was working on travel other celebrities housekeeping details his often heavy drinking as well as random insights about life Editor Williams Welsh history Swansea Univ considers this diary a portrait of a complex conflicted contradictory man who wrote to preserve a record of truth that was both distant and distinct from his public persona The bulk of the diaries cover 1965 1972 Copious footnotes explain references to people and places Verdict The diary reveals a moody man at turns thoughtful or petty Readers seeking an organized look at Burton s life stage and screen career won t find that here On the other hand the actor also offers eloquent observations about his life loves and all too human failings The book is essential for future biographers though general reader interest will be limited Stephen Rees formerly with Levittown Lib PA c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Terms of Use Summary Irresistibly magnetic on stage mesmerizing in movies seven times an Academy Award nominee Richard Burton rose from humble beginnings in Wales to become Hollywood s most highly paid actor and one of England s most

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  • The as if principle the radically new approach to changing your life - Read On
    LLC All rights reserved The American psychologist William James once said If you want a quality act as if you already have it Wiseman 59 Seconds a British psychologist and social media phenomenon backs up the act as if dictum by parsing scientific studies and offering practical tips to help folks become the person they want to be If you re lacking in confidence adopt a more powerful pose if you re feeling down just smile Drawing from such well known trials and tests as the Zimbardo prison study and the Stanislavski acting method as well as historical and pop culture figures like Frederick Douglass and Joan Baez Wiseman makes a convincing argument for the power of action though his assertion that his is a radically new approach is less persuasive James uttered his famous maxim in 1884 Yet he s at his best when he puts down his bag of tricks and turns his attention to the relationship between action and thought as when he considers the inefficacy of public health information campaigns when compared to the success of legislation in changing behavior Readers who have enjoyed Wiseman s previous work will likely enjoy this addition to his oeuvre more skeptical readers might just have to grin and bear it Illus Jan c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Table of Contents A Brief Introduction p xi It s time for positive action How to be Happy p 1 Where we meet that adorable genius William James turn the world upside down learn how to create good cheer at will and visit the fun factory Attraction and Relationships p 33 Where we unpack the mysteries of the human heart discover the power of footsie invent a new type of speed dating and learn how to live

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  • The story of Frog Belly Rat Bone - Read On
    Candlewick Press 2013 ISBN 0763666610 Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary With delicate tones fantastical figures and bursts of glowing color the surreal artwork and hand lettered text of Ering s picture book debut exude all the whimsy of

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  • Math at the airport - Read On
    Details Home Fiction M Math at the airport Math at the airport Author Steffora Tracey Publisher Heinemann Library 2013 ISBN 9781432971519 hbk Find in Library Reader Reviews

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  • Rhinoceroses - Read On
    Details Home Fiction R Rhinoceroses Rhinoceroses Author Bodden Valerie Publisher Creative Education 2013 ISBN 9781608180905 alk paper Find in Library Reader Reviews

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