What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0399551549

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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A surprising, stunningly beautiful, and funny novel about a girl who turns invisible and, in the process, discovers who she really is, from the author of TIME TRAVELING WITH A HAMSTER Twelve-year-old Ethel Leatherhead only meant to cure her acne, not turn herself invisible. But that's exactly what happens when she combines herbs bought on the Internet with time spent in a secondhand tanning bed. At first it's terrifying to be invisible . . . and then it's fun . . . but when the effect doesn't wear off one day, Ethel is thrown into a heart-stopping adventure. With her friend Boydy by her side, Ethel struggles to conceal her invisibility, all the while unraveling the biggest secret of all: who she really is. From the talented author of Time Traveling with a Hamster comes another utterly original, deeply poignant--and humorous--novel about a girl who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever.
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Chicks and Balances

Author: Esther Friesner,John Helfers

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625794037

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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ORIGINAL ANTHOLOGY featuring rollicking, tongue-in-cheek tales of women warrior fighting against the stodgy and in the name of freedom of expression, Chicks in Chainmail style! Continuing a great tradition, Chicks and Balances is not what you might think (or it is what you think, depending on which way your mind runs). What we have here is a bunch of perfectly healthy women who happen to be of the brass-bra-wearing and chain-link bikinis sort. Each is fighting in her own way for the freedom to express herself--often by thrusting sword through a censor's black heart! Be glad, the chicks in chainmail are back, and they will not be oppressed, repressed, or depressed! All new adventures of fearless women warriors by Eric Flint, creator of the Ring of Fire alternate history series; Nebula-winning author Harry Turtledove; Jody Lynn Nye, co-author of the national best seller The Ship Who Won; Campbell Award-winner Wen Spencer, and many more, including the inimitable Esther Friesner herself, as fantasy adventure takes a turn for the lighter side. Contributors: Esther Friesner Jody Lynn Nye Jim C. Hines Elizabeth A. Vaughan Harry Turtledove Kerrie L. Hughes Steven Harper Piziks Wen Spencer Julie S. Mandala Esther Friesner Jean Rabe Alex Shvartsman Sarah A. Hoyt Robin Wayne Bailey Laura Resnick Lee Martindale P.C. Hodgell Dean Wesley Smith Laura Frankos Louisa Swann Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Kristine Kathryn Rusch The Series: Chicks in Chainmail Turn the Other Chick The Chick's in the Mail Chicks 'n Chained Males Chicks Ahoy Did You Say Chicks?! Chicks and Balances At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry

A Wizard’s Guide to Survival in a World Where People Want to Kill You and Take Your Stuff

Author: Joseph J. Bailey

Publisher: Joseph Bailey

ISBN: 0985390794

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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Note: 2nd edition. Professionally edited by David Gatewood, Archmage So you want to be a wizard? You know being a wizard is not all quests filled with high adventure, finding priceless treasure, warm adulation and reward, and uncovering newfound knowledge? You really want to be ensorcelled by fell magics, accosted by boisterous knights, enchanted by hostile magicians, waylaid by villainous rogues, attacked by creatures from the nether realms, cursed by dread warlocks, and worse? And those on some of your better days? Seriously? Are you crazy? If you are (crazy, not serious... serious is optional), then Mulogo is the wizard for you and Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry is the guide you'll live by! Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry provides a concise summary in plain (well, mostly plain) language for wizards who wish to have a manual for surviving in a harsh world where people (and much nastier) want to kill you and take your stuff (usually in that order). With varied subject topics including Allies and Whether to Buy Them, On Reducing Risk (and Capitalizing on the Failure of Others), Protecting Yourself From Yourself, How to Minimize the Curiosity of Others, and When Griffins Attack, Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry will allow you to thrive... but first you have to survive. Hopefully you'll enjoy a few laughs along the way. (1) Scribe's Notes: 1. Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry is a largely farcical text making light of wizardly conventions within the larger fantasy, gaming, and roleplaying traditions, assorted related communities and offshoots, memes, and various cultural derivatives. (2) 2. If you do not like satire, or laughing, this book is not for you. (3) 3. Perhaps a more exciting tome--such as Navel Lint, Its Permutations and Harvesting--would be more to your liking. (4) 4. Mulogo does not condone laughing. ==================================================== Praise for Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry: "Luckily, I happened upon Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry early on in my tutelage while perusing my Master's library. The Treatise remains to this day one of the most influential and formative works on my development and outlook as a magician. Mulogo's insights helped me survive my grueling training with a fell god and become the Priest I am today." - Wrindanneth the Red, erstwhile Priest of Maeth Onai, member of the Fists "I avoided Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry like the plague during my training, as its perspective is entirely unlike my own. It had no influence on my profession or progression. I have little need or interest in being like either Mulogo or Wrindanneth." - Aroganji, Fang Shih of Chang Sen, member of the Fists "I never heard o' Mulogo's Treatise til Wrindanneth showed it ta me. I have no need fer a manual on trimmin' my nose hairs. They help support my beard." - Slate Flintforge, Dwarven Bor'Banna, Brewmaster, Eater of Leftovers, and member of the Fists "I could never make it past the subtitles." - Hoyt, Proprietor of Hoyt's - Oddities, Found Goods, and Sundries, wizard of TellanonFrom the AuthorThe EA'AE books are guides one might happen upon within the larger multiverse created in the Chronicles of the Fists trilogy... fantasy books giving farcical advice for professions that don't exist (even if we may want for them to... or not). 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Training Camp

Author: Michael Washer

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606475770

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Athletic excellence is achieved only through constant training and discipline, and no athlete will do well unless he is willing to do the work that is necessary to develop his or her skills. It is no different in Christian life, but instead of physical training, the Christian needs biblical training. 1 Timothy 4:7 tells us to "exercise ourselves to godliness" through the reading and obeying of God's Word, and this book is designed to aid young Christians as they begin the lifelong process of "training" to be all that God wants them to be. Michael Washer is the founder and director of National Hoops Ministries, an evangelistic outreach designed to reach the teenagers of America and around the world with the Gospel. Mike received his training at Bob Jones University, graduating in 1999 with a BA in Teaching Bible. Before surrendering to full time evangelism, Mike served as a youth pastor at Westgate Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC for 6 years. His heartbeat is to reach the lost teens of the world, and to see them live the full, victorious life that God intended through His Spirit. Mike, his wife Nikki, and their 3 boys live in Greer, SC.
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How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend

Author: Allyson Valentine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603240

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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With the perfect plan to get the guy, what could possibly go wrong? Nora Fulbright is the most talented new cheerleader at Riverbend High. She may have been a friendless overachiever in the past but this year Nora is determined to transform from social larva to full blown butterfly. Even if it means dumbing herself down. But when Adam moves to town and steals Nora’s heart with his ultra-smarts she devises a plan to wow him with her intellect. Every move she makes getting closer to Adam is more complicated and she quickly loses control of her strategy. Can Nora to prove that she's not a complete airhead while keeping her image in check? Allyson Valentine's pitch-perfect humor and delightfully frustrating romance is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins's Anna and the French Kiss, Susanne Colosanti and Sarah Dessen.
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Heroes and Philosophy

Buy the Book, Save the World

Author: David K. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470730393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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The first unauthorized look at the philosophy behind Heroes, one of TV's most popular shows When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggle to cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use their new power for good or for evil. Every episode of Tim Kring's hit TV show Heroes is a philosophical quandary. Heroes and Philosophy is the first book to analyze how philosophy makes this show so compelling. It lets you examine questions crucial to our existence as thinking, rational beings. Is the Company evil, or good? Does Hiro really have a destiny? Do we? Is it okay to lie in order to hide your powers or save the world? Heroes and Philosophy offers answers to these and other intriguing questions. Brings the insight of history's philosophical heavyweights such as Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings Adds a fun and fascinating dimension to your understanding of the show Expands your thinking about Heroes as the series expands from graphic and text novels to action figures and a video game Whether you're new to Heroes or have been a fan since day one, this book will take your enjoyment of the show to the next level.
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The King's Baker

Author: Rollin Woodruff

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479748978

Category: Political Science

Page: 557

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My days are numbered, and so I want you to know youre neither too bad nor bad enough to receive what some folks may have had planned for you. Some folks participate in control and use violence, oppression and the law of man to do criminal things to usually the innocent and/or those put in a defenceless position. They use their positions of authority to kill, maim and torture people who stray and for recourse swim in the blood of indifference. So, I wrote many books that puts their taboo on a short leash. So here we are toe to toe. Ive smoked packages of cigarettes a day far almost 40 years and have come to the conclusion that those whose mercy and trusting nature need a little more understanding because the fraud of the spiritually blind only meet out bogus control which when endured like a mouse is their cooperation. They cheat, they steal, they lie and they kill for this. So, enjoy it, this small fragment of unwavering hard core discipline that isnt afraid of neither anything nor anyone besides Christ Jesus when he is furious.
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Vampire Shadows My Forgotten Love I

Author: David Weller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462898787

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

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Forgotten Love is a Vampire novel that will grab almost any readers attention. If you love Vampire diaries then you will love this.
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From Master Student to Master Employee

Author: Dave Ellis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285606841

Category: Education

Page: 384

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With a new emphasis on the skills most valued by employers, FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE 4e improves students' abilities to develop and apply the most relevant skills and strategies to both the classroom and the workplace. The Fourth Edition focuses on the Five C's - character, creative thinking, critical thinking, communicating, and collaborating - the top 5 qualities employers seek in their employees. These five skills are addressed at the end of every chapter; supported by new content on Bloom's Taxonomy and professionalism; and emphasized in three new chapters on Character, Creative and Critical Thinking, and Collaborating. A renewed emphasis on the Master Student qualities is incorporated throughout the text, further supporting the Five C's. Through tools like the Discovery Wheel, Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), Discovery and Intention journal entries, and hands-on activities, students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and learn to continually apply new skills as lifelong learners. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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