Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Jade Butterfly [31.08.2014}

A seemingly casual encounter in a downtown bar sends missing persons investigator Dan Sharp in search of a woman presumed dead in the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Twenty years after her disappearance, her brother believes that a woman he glimpsed on the Internet is his sister, now living in Toronto. The closer Dan gets to finding her, however, the less sense things make. Just when he thinks he knows what's driving his client, an unexpected revelation forces him to choose between what he's been told and his gut instinct, which says things are not all they seem.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wild Creative {26.08.2014}

Realign yourself with the creative currents that flow deep within, and you’ll see your work and home life transformed and inspired by this completely new understanding of creativity.

At its root, creativity is the practice of engagement; it’s the marriage of feminine and masculine energy. By restoring that creative energy—and thus seeking our dreams—we can realign ourselves with an ancient, limitless presence, and reawaken the wild creative within.

In Wild Creative, Tami Lynn Kent shows you how to tap into your creative center and access the natural, sustaining energy that is inherently yours. In doing so, you’ll embark on a journey to achieve your dreams and restore your inner creative map. In addition, you’ll discover that when creativity and inspiration take center stage in your life, miracles both large and small unfold.

Not only does Kent offer a wellspring of valuable insights, she also details her own experience building a framework of creativity that has served the well-being of herself, her family, and her business. Wild Creative shows how, by following the creative source within each of us, we can nourish a vibrant and successful life.

Never Try to Drink a Chinese Woman Under the Table {26.08.2014}

Trying to drink a woman under the table is one of MANY ways you can blow it when doing business with Asians. You can also get grey hair waiting for your menu to come at a banquet in a Chinese restaurant’s private room (because it never will). And do you really have to eat the ox tongue and tripe with roasted chili-garlic black beans? And why can’t you get a glass of cold water?

The Chinese command one of the world’s largest economies, yet routinely baffle foreigners (particularly Americans) who try to do business with them.

Richard Bradspies spent more than a decade as the Bank of China’s top American in the United States. He and NYU Professoir J.D. Fox have authored a book about understanding the Chinese (and other Asians) in a business and cultural context.

The Emotionally Sensitive Person {26.08.2014}

It’s a commonly heard phrase: Stop being so sensitive. These words can be frustrating to hear, and if you are an emotionally sensitive person, they often have the opposite of the desired effect. You cannot simply switch off your emotions like you would a TV show or a radio station playing an annoying song.  But there are effective techniques that can help you manage these emotions before they take over your life. In The Emotionally Sensitive Person, a psychologist provides proven-effective cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques to help people like you who struggle with intense emotions. In the book, you will learn powerful tools for staying in the present moment, identifying emotional triggers, developing a strong and healthy identity, and experiencing overwhelming or uncomfortable emotions without becoming upset. You’ll also learn how to be more relaxed in your relationships, how your personal values can affect your thoughts and actions, and how to recognize negative thought patterns before you start acting on them. If you are tired of feeling hurt and helpless when it comes to your feelings, this book will provide you with evidence-based strategies for taking charge of your emotions—whether it’s at home, at work, or in your relationships.

Nebador Book8 Witness {26.08.2014}

In Book8 Witness :Ilika and his crew discover there are much harder jobs in the universe than flying a deep-space response ship,such as living to witness the end of your civilization

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing . To see and not be able to help .

Monday, 18 August 2014

Switch On {18.08.2014}

Reconnect your heart. Rewire your brain. Remix your world.

When we choose to "Switch On" to life, we have the choice to turn every single problem that we face into an opportunity to become better versions of ourselves and to find true, lasting fulfilment and freedom. Everything that happens to us in life can "make" us feel resentful of what life has "done" to us. Our creative potential can be sucked from us, and we can start to live within our comfort zone and get trapped in patterns from our past that are no longer of use. Molehills become mountains. Stress levels rise. Our health drops. We stop growing. And nothing hurts more than when we stop growing! The other option is that we can purposefully use every experience, no matter how dark, to help us grow, love and create more. Nelson Mandela said that his 27 years in prison didn’t break him because it empowered him to lead South Africa to transition. He chose to "Switch On" to life, and such people can inspire us to do the same, whatever situations we face today.

The more "Switched On" we become, digging deeper inside to find new ways to connect, create and contribute, the more light-hearted, relaxed, excited, joyful, generous and fulfilled we become, and the more we can thrive in life.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Tomes of terror

Throughout history, books have inspired, informed, entertained, and enriched us. They have also kept us up through the night, thrilled us, and lured into their endless depths. Tomes of Terror is a celebration and an eerie look at the siren call of literature and the unexplained and fascinating stories associated with bookish locations around the world.

Mark Leslie's latest paranormal page-turner is a compendium of true stories of the supernatural in literary locales, complete with hair-raising first-person accounts. You may even recognize a spectre of your local library lurking in these true stories and photographs. If you have ever felt an indescribable presence hanging about a quiet bookshop, then you’ll enjoy these fascinating and haunting tales

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Reason I Jump

Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding.
David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Path of No Resistance

Most people are convinced that the key to rising above a perceived problem is to think about it, analyze all angles, and try hard to solve it. But the fact is: Problems in the world are mounting. War, famine, and strife exist at alarming rates. Not to mention that the level of respect within our families and communities seems to be fraying.
Simply put, our behavior is not up to par these days; it is spiraling downward. Why? We're not connecting the dots. In the arenas of psychology, teaching, coaching, and parenting, we're using behavioral strategies to boost inner levels of clarity and consciousness--to no avail.

Surrounded by Enemies

What really would have happened next if John Kennedy survived the ambush at Dealey Plaza? 

That’s the intriguing premise of this ambitiously researched novel by award-winning TV writer/producer Bryce Zabel, who boldly re-imagines a post-1963 political scenario that shocks readers without resorting to sci-fi gimmicks by focusing on what we now know about the secrets of the Kennedy presidency.

“Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas?” delivers a supercharged but plausible alternative narrative of the JFK era. After the charismatic president lives through a horrifying broad daylight assassination attempt, JFK and his attorney-general brother Bobby become the first conspiracy theorists determined to strike back at their enemies. The provocative concept brings to life the subsequent political earthquake and Constitutional crisis of the Kennedy years that never were, but surely could have been.

The Resilience BreakThrough

The Resilience Breakthrough, Moore delivers a practical primer on how you can become more resilient in a world of instability and narrowing opportunity, whether you’re facing financial troubles, health setbacks, challenges on the job, or any other problem. We can all have our own resilience breakthrough, Moore argues, and can each learn how to use adverse circumstances as potent fuel for overcoming life’s hardships.

Ingredients of Young Outliers

Outliers: individuals whose exceptional attitudes, ambition and accomplishments cause them to stand out from their peers
How does a student become a standout in a sea of others with similar qualifications? What traits contribute to a young person’s success? In Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future, author John Shufeldt explores the traits of extraordinary individuals identified over nearly three decades of his professional career. While guiding young readers through these characteristics, he inspires them to step outside of their comfort zones and join the ranks of the outliers.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Murder by moonlight

Just two weeks to go before the Cherringham Charity Christmas Concert. Choir rehearsals are in full swing. Then the worst thing happens: Kirsty Kimball, one of the singers, is found dead from a severe allergic reaction to one of the home-made rehearsal cakes. Jack is pulled in to help bolster the depleted choir - and soon he's convinced that Kirsty's death was no accident. Sarah agrees, and quickly the two of them are immersed in the jealousies, rivalries and passions of Cherringham's Rotary Club choir ...

"Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series" is a series of twelve self-contained episodes. A new case for Jack and Sarah is released each month.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Business Adventures {09.08.2014}

Hailed as a business classic by the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet and widely acknowledged as a forerunner to the writing of Michael Lewis, BUSINESS ADVENTURES is an insightful and gripping look at corporate and financial life in America.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

"Nerdy, Shy and Socially Inappropriate"

Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism.
Rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice, this intelligent insider guide will be helpful to adults with ASDs and their partners and family members, friends, colleagues and professionals working with people with autism, as well as anyone exploring whether they may be on the spectrum.

Monday, 4 August 2014

"Pretending to be normal" {04.08.2014}

Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.