Throw Me Under the Bus Please

Throw Me Under the Bus   Please

Please" is a cynical yet humorous account of a bus tour through Mexico in the company of my doting wife, two children and demanding parents. The book is neither a traditional event-oriented memoir or detail-laden synopsis of a foreign land.

Author: Jeffrey A. Miller

Publisher: Virtual Bookworm.Com Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1602643024

Category: Humor

Page: 104

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English literature has been deluged by memoirs, commentaries and travel logs depicting the fascinating adventures of hearty souls and brilliant intellectuals. In contrast, "Throw Me Under the Bus...Please" is a cynical yet humorous account of a bus tour through Mexico in the company of my doting wife, two children and demanding parents. The book is neither a traditional event-oriented memoir or detail-laden synopsis of a foreign land. Rather, it reflects my sardonic but insightful reflections as I become an unwitting captive aboard a meticulously prompt tour bus meandering through the architectural wonders of pre-Colombian Mexico. I am a quirky "everyman," guided by a thoughtful wife, humbled by my rapidly maturing pre-teen children and plagued by my cajoling parents. Although rife with facts and tales concerning Meso-American culture and architecture, the details serve primarily as a backdrop for my inner stream of sarcastic musings. Think Virginia Woolf meets Bob Hope, on the road without Bing Crosby for support.
Categories: Humor

The Side Effects of You

The Side Effects of You

You can't just throw me under the bus.” “Please, Ethan, don't make this hard for me. Some old feelings have resurfaced. I love him.” “Wow,” he said, backing up. “Now you love him? The dude that cheated on you and gave you herpes?

Author: Anna Black

Publisher: Urban Renaissance

ISBN: 9781622868766

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Andrea, Samantha, and Josie have one thing in common: an ex they want to forget. Although they've tried to keep it together, there comes a time when you have to move on. However, moving on only seems to make matters worse as they strive to make new lives for themselves. There is always something that keeps luring them back into the drama they're desperately trying to escape. Will these women finally find the path to happiness, or will the side effects of their exes keep them stuck in an unhappy rut?
Categories: Fiction

Generation M The Toucan Trilogy Book 3

Generation M  The Toucan Trilogy  Book 3

Charlie, who was six and half years old, lived one floor below them in Unit 4R. Over the past week, ... we'll throw them back in. If they are dead, then they will make a nice ... “Will you sit next to me on the bus please?” Zoe asked.

Author: Scott Cramer

Publisher: Scott Cramer

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 342

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The explosive conclusion of the Toucan Trilogy As Colony East scientists coldly implement their vision of a utopian society, Abby goes on a desperate journey to find her brother and sister, and save the lives of millions.
Categories: Art

Just My Type

Just My Type

We couldn't help but notice her torn dress and the scrapes on her knees, not to mention the fact that she brought a tatty old backpack with her. Unable to read any more, I take the only sensible option left to me and throw my phone ...

Author: Hannah Doyle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472260079

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'I am officially a fan-girl' LUCY VINE The new bestselling novel from Hannah Doyle, author of the hit rom-com THE YEAR OF SAYING YES, perfect for fans of Love Island, Lucy Vine's What Fresh Hell and Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love. Picked by Closer as a Must Read! He's my type on paper . . . but IRL? Meet Jasmine: - The quirky/cool photographer to a superstar blogger - She's going on a date with a SUPER hot guy on the London Eye tonight - Best friend Mila is her wifey for life - This millennial is #LivingHerBestLife But fast-forward a few hours, and the reality isn't quite so picture perfect. Jasmine hates her stuck-up blogger boss. She can barely afford rent in her stupid London flat. Her best friend seems to have all her sh*t together. Oh, and that date she was so excited about? She got dumped. On the London Eye. In the middle of a thunderstorm. With a bunch of tourists watching... Best friend Mila decides that Jasmine needs a new 'type on paper', because Jasmine's current criteria is so off that her dating history is one long line-up of fools. So Mila challenges Jasmine to look once, if not twice, at the guys who wouldn't normally fit her 'type'. With nothing to lose, Jasmine accepts. Maybe, just maybe, she'll surprise herself. ______________________________ Readers love Hannah Doyle! 'A hilarious read' BELLA 'Ultimate beach read' REVEAL 'Move over Bridget Jones there's a new girl in town!' GOODREADS REVIEWER ON THE YEAR OF SAYING YES 'Omg there is a new Bridget Jones in town!' CLAIRE LOVES TO READ 'Loved it' LISA DICKENSON
Categories: Fiction

Confessions of a Learner Parent

Confessions of a Learner Parent

And don't get us started on Old MacDonald. ... Fuck me, it was embarrassing to even be involved. ... We're not going to lie still anymore – we're going to roll, kick, stab, gouge, grab, throw and shit on your arm whenever we can.

Author: Sam Avery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409175643

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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'I always wanted kids - but then again, I always wanted a loft conversion. Both are pretty easy to put off as they're very expensive and tend to wreck your house.' Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a lot less sleep later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood in this, his highly anticipated first book. Sam's honest, messy and laugh-out-loud account of trying for a baby (which transpired to be babIES) and figuring out what to do with them once they arrived - right up to the toddler years of talking, walking and tantrum-ing - will have you crying with laughter between your own nappy changes and nursery runs.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13

“But, you guys,” he said, “someone is going to try to rob me. Or worse! I just know it. ... “Of course, if you don't pay them enough, they could turn on you, too.” William agreed. ... This will throw them off my trail, he thought.

Author: Honest Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316464642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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As heard by kids everywhere on the Echo Dot Kids Edition, the Classroom 13 books are a hilarious new chapter book series-perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Roald Dahl, Captain Underpants, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School. The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 is the first title in a series about the students of a very unlucky classroom. The easy-to-read chapters are full of humor, action, secret codes, and fun-and will prompt hours of conversation among friends, families, and classmates. The final chapter encourages young readers to write their own chapter and send it in to the author, Honest Lee. When unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse wins the lottery, she shares her winnings with her class-giving each student over a BILLION DOLLARS! You might think this was nice, but it was not. It was a nasty idea. With great money comes awful allergies, terrible taxes, violent volcanoes, and other pesky problems. As the students of Classroom 13 are about to learn, winning the lottery is not always lucky.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Nobody s Sweetheart Now

Nobody s Sweetheart Now

But Cook has a whisker or two on her chin and a good three stone on me. I think she's safe from my predations for the time being.” Addie burst into tears. “Go away, go away, go away! I can't bear it any longer. I'll have to throw myself ...

Author: Maggie Robinson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781464210730

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The first mystery book in a rollicking new historical cozy series! When Lady Adelaide's dinner party is visited by lady death, she'll have to partner with the irksome spirit of her dead husband to crack the case... "A lively debut filled with local color, red herrings, both sprightly and spritely characters, a smidgen of social commentary, and a climactic surprise."—Kirkus Reviews A delightful English cozy series begins in August 1924. Lady Adelaide Compton has recently (and satisfactorily) interred her husband, Major Rupert Charles Cressleigh Compton, hero of the Somme, in the family vault in the village churchyard. Rupert died by smashing his Hispano-Suiza on a Cotswold country road while carrying a French mademoiselle in the passenger seat. With the house now Addie's, needed improvements in hand, and a weekend house party underway, how inconvenient of Rupert to turn up! Not in the flesh, but in—actually, as a—spirit. Rupert has to perform a few good deeds before becoming welcomed to heaven—or, more likely, thinks Addie, to hell. Before Addie can convince herself she's not completely lost her mind, a murder disrupts her careful seating arrangement. Which of her twelve houseguests is a killer? Her mother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Broughton? Her sister Cecilia, the born-again vegetarian? Her childhood friend and potential lover, Lord Lucas Waring? Rupert has a solid alibi as a ghost and an urge to detect. A debaucher in life and an annoyance in death, Addie knows she can't leave Rupert to solve the murders of her sweet old gardener and a naked neighbor by himself. Enter Inspector Devenand Hunter from the Yard, an Anglo-Indian who is not going to let some barmy society beauty witnessed talking to herself derail his investigation. Something very peculiar is afoot at Compton Court and he's going to get to the bottom of it—or go as mad as its mistress trying. The Lady Adelaide Mysteries: Nobody's Sweetheart Now (Book 1) Who's Sorry Now? (Book 2) Just Make Believe (Book 3)
Categories: Fiction

Once Upon a Family Tree

Once Upon a Family Tree

“You got to be kidding me. Ain't it against the law to throw a kid off ... “No, but it's against the law to evade the fare,” he reminded her while throwing open the door. ... A lot of the guys at the depot had some action on the side.

Author: Michelle De Leon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781593090289

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The love child of unmarried urban parents, seventeen-year-old Yolara comes of age surrounded by a close network of friends and family but finds her budding adulthood challenged by her infatuation with one of her mother's former lovers, her wild half-sister, and her father's attempts to win her mother back from a new boyfriend. By the author of Love to the Third. Original.
Categories: Fiction

All About the Hype

All About the Hype

I'll go on the bus with the others.' He stares at me for a long moment, then turns to his bandmate. 'Dude, can you go make a start on finding Agnes?' Brandon gives him a weird look, then shrugs and sets off back round the side of the ...

Author: Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471146114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 514

The third super hot, super fun Jessie Jefferson novel from internationally bestselling author, Paige Toon. Is the life of a famous rockstar's daughter all it's cracked up to be? And what about dating your fellow band-member just as you hit the bigtime? Jessie is still getting used to being a celebrity, and the daughter of one of the world’s biggest rock stars. With her own music career on the rise, a gorgeous love interest and a fun group of friends, it seems Jessie’s glamorous LA life couldn’t get any better . . . but things are about to get really complicated. Praise for I Knew You Were Trouble 'Lots of fun' Heat magazine (four-star review) 'Fun and flirty, Jessie Jefferson is a top notch series YA fans should grab ASAP' Maximum Pop! 'A page-turner perfect for holidays' Closer 'A fabulous continuation of Jessie Jefferson's story...I loved every single second' Rachel's Random Reads blog Everyone loves Jessie! 'I didn't put The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson down until I'd got to the very last page.' The Bookbag 'Addictive' Books for Company 'Packed with wit, charm, Californian sunshine and celebrities' Handwritten Girl Praise for Paige Toon 'If you want escapism, Paige Toon is perfect' Cosmopolitan 'Brilliant' Heat 'Witty and sexy - perfect holiday reading material' Closer
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Realm

The Realm

“I'm going to throw up... just let me off!” With no more than thirtyminutes until ... Somehow she managed to remain on her feet, but had to bend over with her hands on her knees, to gasp for breath. Inside the café, no sooner had James ...

Author: John W Rankine

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504946858

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 480

The Realm is a place that exists somewhere between the creative imagination and the rubbish bin. From the first cave drawings to the earliest stories handed down from one generation to the next, there has been a need of the Realm. James Blake and Rebecca Weise are teenage friends, both very creative individuals, who are drawn into the Realm, initially through what they believe are hallucinations of strange looking people only seen by them. It is not until discovering they are both suffering such visions that they start taking them more seriously. James finds out that Rebecca has been reported missing. During the night, James starts to think of the old cinema and his friends interest in a character shown on a poster on the wall outside. After suffering a strange reality when knocked unconscious, James wakes in hospital and is visited from the character seen in the poster, who to the teenagers surprise offers him an invite to the Realm and a chance to find his friend. This is the start of an incredible journey for James that takes him to a place beyond even his fertile imagination. A place where all that is thought to be impossible can become possible and where your eyes can be deceived and what you believe is not to be counted on as being real. So take up this incredible journey and be carried along with James and Rebecca to the Realm and discover for yourself what can only be described as somewhere beyond your strangest dreams.
Categories: Fiction

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Although she'd be lucky if she still had a life at all, she thought, recalling Fiona's throwaway remarks about being sent to jail. The judge could very well decide on Monday to charge her with fraud, and might throw her in jail along ...

Author: Melissa Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848944084

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 835

Louise wishes she could be slim, pretty, and popular. So she can’t believe it when it seems her wish is coming true. If only it didn't all cost so much . . . Dara wishes she could go back in time, and change everything. But she's married now, and nothing can change that. Can it? Rosie wishes she knew how to make her children happy. Even though they're both grown up with their own lives, they seem to need her more than ever. Three very different women, about to make a journey that will change their lives forever. You should be careful what you wish for . . .
Categories: Fiction

When the Dark Man Calls

When the Dark Man Calls

The bus door popped open at Western Avenue to reveal about ten people standing in front of the Standard station wanting to get on. One or two actually made it. Angie groaned. “Move to the rear of the bus please,” the driver said in a ...

Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783958594807

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 599

A radio therapist is haunted by her parents' killer. It is 1957, and Jean Kaiser is pretending to sleep. She strains her ears to hear her parents, waiting for them to go to bed so she can indulge in her great joy - listening to the far-off radio stations that play Paul Anka, Pat Boone, and Elvis. But instead of bedtime sounds, she hears her mother's voice calling her name so strangely that Jean thinks it must be a nightmare. When she awakes in the morning, the nightmare is real - a killer has slaughtered her parents. More than two decades later, Jean has done her best to move past her childhood trauma, parlaying a degree in psychology into a position as the host of a radio call-in show. One night, an anonymous caller reaches out to her, talking menacingly about unfinished business. When Jean and her daughter, Angie, get home, they find their pet parakeet crushed to death over Jean's bed. Her parents' killer has reemerged ready to tie up loose ends, meaning mortal danger not just for Jean, but for Angie, too. About the Author. Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema - two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life's work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe." In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009. Review quote. "Kaminsky stands out as a subtle historian, unobtrusively but entertainingly weaving into the story itself what people were wearing, eating, driving, and listening to on the radio. A page-turning romp." - Booklist. "For anyone with a taste for old Hollywood B-movie mysteries, Edgar winner Kaminsky offers plenty of nostalgic fun . . . The tone is light, the pace brisk, the tongue firmly in cheek." - Publishers Weekly. "Marvelously entertaining." - Newsday. "Makes the totally wacky possible . . . Peters [is] an unblemished delight." - Washington Post. "The Ed McBain of Mother Russia." - Kirkus Reviews.
Categories: Fiction

Collier s

Collier s

I recollect reading walked , her narrow shoulders hunched , Prexy Harthrow , prompted I think now the newspaper in our room ... cle for an eastern magazine entitled Of course , we didn't love Hollis ... not R IP handed me a telegram .

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ISBN: UOM:39015056077004

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Brick

Brick

“ When you enter the bus please say The Pathans live by three laws : melmestia ( pro- the name of Allah . ... Throw from Dara later told me . ... If you ride on the roof you pay full fare — but we spoil the whole thing .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00833532T

Category: Books

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Categories: Books

Modern English in Action

Modern English in Action

8. On the trip to Washington I met an exchange student from Japan . Who is now my pen pal . 9. The porcupine , which was once thought to throw its quills . 10. One of the lifeguards saw me and pulled me out of the water .

Author: Henry Irving Christ

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ISBN: NWU:35556004804365

Category: English language

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Categories: English language

Hoard s Dairyman

Hoard s Dairyman

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ISBN: RUTGERS:39030033840481

Category: Dairy cattle

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Categories: Dairy cattle

In Transit

In Transit

International President Spradling replied to Brother Henry under date of January Mr. Henry from the outset of the trial ... and desiring to facilitate this entire sented by a member of the Division as Brother Travers attempted to throw ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924054153568

Category: Transport workers

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Categories: Transport workers

Moore s Rural New Yorker

Moore s Rural New Yorker

Today that mechanical wonder , a FULL RUBY JEWELED ELCIN WATCH , is within the reach of everyone , telling time ... in the trade because they work onsy , throw a steady stream , do not drip , do not troezo bus Please all who use them .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112072702415

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture

Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World

It is not fit that I should give myself he dies who is in full activity , and well pleased pain , for I have never ... Throw it away . ions of set is not a human accident , nor to an ox which is -There are briars in the road .

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ISBN: UCBK:C024364568

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature