In Bed with the Word

In Bed with the Word PDF Author: Daniel Coleman
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 0888647824
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 160

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Book Description
While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation to reveal this paradox and illustrate why, more than ever, we need this special brand of "quiet time" in our lives. In Bed with the Word sparks with every conceivable enticement for those who worry about living in a culture of distraction and who long to reconnect with something deeper.

In Bed with the Word

In Bed with the Word PDF Author: Daniel Coleman
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 0888647824
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 160

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Book Description
While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation to reveal this paradox and illustrate why, more than ever, we need this special brand of "quiet time" in our lives. In Bed with the Word sparks with every conceivable enticement for those who worry about living in a culture of distraction and who long to reconnect with something deeper.

Time for Bed

Time for Bed PDF Author: Mem Fox
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152010669
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 60

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Book Description
As darkness falls, parents get their children ready for sleep.

Good In Bed

Good In Bed PDF Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395821
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

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From the bestselling author of In Her Shoes, All Fall Down and the forthcoming novel Who Do You Love, Good in Bedis a funny and tender story full of heart. Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized reporter was perfectly happy writing about other people's lives for her local newspaper. And for the past twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her job, her friends, her dog and her life. She loves her apartment and her commodious, quilt-lined bed. She has made a tenuous peace with her body and she even felt okay about ending her relationship with her boyfriend Bruce. But now this... 'Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world,' Bruce has written in a national woman's magazine. And Cannie - who never knew that Bruce saw her as a larger woman, or thought that loving her was an act of courage - is plunged into misery, and the most amazing year of her life.

Sleeping with the Dictionary

Sleeping with the Dictionary PDF Author: Harryette Mullen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520927834
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 99

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Harryette Mullen's fifth poetry collection, Sleeping with the Dictionary, is the abecedarian offspring of her collaboration with two of the poet's most seductive writing partners, Roget's Thesaurus and The American Heritage Dictionary. In her ménage à trois with these faithful companions, the poet is aware that while Roget seems obsessed with categories and hierarchies, the American Heritage, whatever its faults, was compiled with the assistance of a democratic usage panel that included black poets Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, as well as feminist author and editor Gloria Steinem. With its arbitrary yet determinant alphabetical arrangement, its gleeful pursuit of the ludic pleasure of word games (acrostic, anagram, homophone, parody, pun), as well as its reflections on the politics of language and dialect, Mullen's work is serious play. A number of the poems are inspired or influenced by a technique of the international literary avant-garde group Oulipo, a dictionary game called S+7 or N+7. This method of textual transformation--which is used to compose nonsensical travesties reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"--also creates a kind of automatic poetic discourse. Mullen's parodies reconceive the African American's relation to the English language and Anglophone writing, through textual reproduction, recombining the genetic structure of texts from the Shakespearean sonnet and the fairy tale to airline safety instructions and unsolicited mail. The poet admits to being "licked all over by the English tongue," and the title of this book may remind readers that an intimate partner who also gives language lessons is called, euphemistically, a "pillow dictionary."

I Won't Go to Bed!

I Won't Go to Bed! PDF Author: Harriet Ziefert
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402721045
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 40

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Book Description
Unwilling to go to bed, Harry gets to stay up all night, but he discovers that staying awake all night in a quiet lonely house is not quite the treat he imagined it would be.

Bed+Time=Bedtime

Bed+Time=Bedtime PDF Author: Amanda Rondeau
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1617581852
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 26

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Book Description
Illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce compound words related to family and home.

In Bed with the Opposition

In Bed with the Opposition PDF Author: Kathie DeNosky
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459281918
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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Book Description
Texas Cattleman's Club Rule #6: Be Gracious in Victory Unexpectedly becoming a father to his infant niece must have scrambled Brad Price's brain. Why else is the levelheaded ladies' man suddenly besotted with his longtime rival, Abby Langley? Being fierce opponents for the Texas Cattleman's Club presidency hasn't stopped Abby from coming to the desperate dad's aid. Now he can't stop thinking about Abby…and wanting her. Abby finds Brad's struggles with parenthood endearing…and irresistibly sexy. And though she's sworn off entanglements, Brad's electrifying kisses weaken her resolve. It's the ultimate contest of their lives…and the only winning strategy is complete surrender.

The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop PDF Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612192254
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 301

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Book Description
Volumes disappear and reappear on the shelves, but the ghosts of literature aren’t the only mysterious visitors in Roger Mifflin’s haunted bookshop. Mifflin, who hawked books out of the back of his van in Christopher Morley’s beloved Parnassus on Wheels, has finally settled down with his own secondhand bookstore in Brooklyn. There, he and his wife, Helen, are content to live and work together, prescribing literature to those who hardly know how much they need it. When Aubrey Gilbert, a young advertising man, visits the shop, he quickly falls under the spell of Mifflin’s young assistant, Titania. But something is amiss in the bookshop, something Mifflin is too distracted to notice, and Gilbert has no choice but to take the young woman’s safety into his own hands. Her life—and the Mifflins’—may depend on it. With a deep respect for the art of bookselling, and as much flair for drama as romance, Christopher Morley has crafted a lively, humorous tale for book lovers everywhere.

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed PDF Author: Admiral William H. McRaven
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455570230
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 144

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Book Description
Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal). If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments. "Powerful." --USA Today "Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post "Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes

In Bed With Anthology

In Bed With Anthology PDF Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101434597
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 220

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Book Description
"An unashamedly sexy collection" (Glamour) featuring today's top female writers hiding behind naughty pseudonyms. A unique and sexy collection of bedtime stories by bestselling, award- winning, and well-known novelists delivering the goods under their X- rated pseudonyms. So who's who? We're not telling. After all, a woman should have at least one good secret. Feturing Adele Parks, Ali Smith, Bella Pollen, Chris Manby, Daisy Waugh, Emma Darwin, Esther Freud, Fay Weldon, Jane Moore, Joan Smith, Joanne Harris, Justine Picardi, Louise Doughty, Rachel Johnson, Santa Montefiore, Stella Duffy, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Jessica Adams, Kathy Lette, and Maggie Alderson.