Parents and teachers, say helllloo to the weekends! Do you look forward to spending time with your family? One of the most favourite activity all of us love to do is: eating! 🤩
Enter the Usborne’s 1000 THINGS TO EAT ($17.90)! While it is most impossible to eat 1000 things at once, this book can be a feast...to your and little one’s eyes 🍴👀 This book can be a an introduction to variety of cuisines and different types of food. Accompanied with beautiful food paintings, all we can say is: 😍😍😍
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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
by Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do.
Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team.
The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.
#FRIDAYFICTION : The seven stories in Nam Le’s masterful collection take us across the globe, guiding us to the heart of what it means to be human. From the slums of Colombia to Iowa City and from the streets of Tehran to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea, here are thrilling versatile tales from this remarkable Vietnamese writer. (Paperback, RM59.90)
Jak zapowiada się Wasz weekend? Ja dziś i jutro siedzę na kursie z audytu bezpieczeństwa informacji 💤 Za to w sobotnie popołudnie świętujemy urodziny mojego przyszłego Teścia 🎂🎉🥂 Na szczęście niedziela wolna 😁
Zostało mi już tylko kilka stron Pana perfekcyjnego i jakoś nie mam ochoty rozstawać się z Ellen i Flintem. Też tak macie? Ostatnio czytałam wyłącznie kryminały, ta książka jest świetnym oderwaniem się od rutyny. Potrzebowałam jakiejś zmiany, czegoś nie skupiającego się wyłącznie wokół morderstw lub porwań dzieci 🤣 Trochę smuteczek, że to już koniec.
“Experimental Fiction is a difficult genre in itself, but Max Porter does it expertly well. At the heart of his novel is a sensitive boy who challenges what it means to be authentically English. Another way in which experimental fiction is obviously shown in the physical book is in the wandering path of words.”
There’s #freshmilk on our website. @_oliiee discusses Max Porter’s latest contribution to experimental fiction, Lanny. ——————————————————————————
Read online at: https://milk-magazine.co.uk/toppingandcompanybooksellersmaxporterlanny/
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday .
“While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive, visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” –from the Prologue
Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back.
The Ego is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet fascinating figures like Howard Hughes, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, all of whom reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.
Şıxlıları bir kəlmə ilə ifadə etmək mümkündür – AŞK!
İsmayıl Şıxlı ədəbiyyatda, Elçin Şıxlı isə jurnalistikada eşqin özüdür!
Bir də möhtəşəm eşq olan Ümidə xanım var!
Onun haqqında daha geniş yazmalıyam.
Elçin müəllim bir dəfə mənə danışmışdı: “Məqamlar var idi ki, atamın bizə görə narahat olduğunu hiss edirdik. O zaman anam deyirdi ki, “kişi deyəsən zəifləyib, getdik kabinetə!” Yığışıb otururduq, deyirdik ki, bizə görə heç nə eləmə. İşləyirik, uzaqbaşı işimizdən çıxarıq. Anam da deyirdi ki, heç nədən çəkinmə! Görürdük ki, artıq atama rahatlıq gəldi... Ailəndən bu dəstək gəlməyəndə ləyaqəti qorumaq çətindir..." Ümidə xanım sevdiyi kişinin ömrünün sonlarında onun gözünün nuruna çevrilən, Azərbaycan ədəbiyyatının ən mükəmməl əsərlərindən birini yazmaq üçün xəstə həyat yoldaşını tələsdirən, artıq xeyli vaxtdır yarımçıq qalan “Ölən dünyam” əsərini tamamlamaq üçün İsmayıl müəllimə “Gəl, bu əsəri tamamlayaq, yarımçıq qalıb” deyə bilən böyük qadındır... İsmayıl Şıxlı bu əsəri oxuyandan sonra “İndi artıq rahat ölə bilərəm” deyib... İstər sağlığında, istər ölüm yatağında bu hüzuru insana hər qadın yaşada bilməz... Bu gün həm İsmayıl Şıxlının, həm də Ümidə Şıxlının doğum günüdür. Hər ikisini böyük sevgi və ehtiramla yad edirik... ❤
"Îl iubește, descopăr eu stânjenită. Îl iubește, dar l-a trădat cu Locke și e îngrozită că n-o va mai iubi niciodată. Degetele lui îi ating ușor brațul, coborând până la dosul încheieturii, și îmi amintesc limpede senzația pe care au stârnit-o acele mâini." - Regele malefic, Holly Black
Despre cărți pe Serialreaders.com 👩💻 #cautacartea .
🔶Regele malefic 🔷Prințul nemilos .
. #proudserialreader #hollyblack #regelemalefic @storia.books ♥️
Welcome to my stop for the High Sierra Sweethearts Series Takeover Tour. I've #partnered with @JustReadTours and publisher @bethanyhousefiction to tell you about book 3: The Unexpected Champion: by @maryconneal
City dweller John McCall never expected to be out in the High Sierras of 1868 on a wild-goose chase to find the Chiltons' supposedly lost grandson. But now that he's out here, things have gotten even more complicated, mostly due to wildcat Penny Scott. She's not like any woman he's ever met--comfortable in the woods, with a horse, and with a gun.
When Penny and John are taken against their will by a shadowy figure looking for evidence they don't have, both realize they've stumbled into something dangerous and complicated. With their friends and family desperately searching for them, Penny and John must make a daring escape.
When they emerge back into the real world, they are confronted with a kidnapper who just won't stop. They must bring a powerful, ruthless man to justice, even as this city man and country woman fight a very inconvenient attraction to each other.
Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/2UBshxQ
Grand Prize: (1) winner will win the full High Sierra Sweethearts series and $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card (US Only)
First Prize: (3) winners will win the first book in the series, The Accidental Guardian . (US Only)
TO ENTER go to the Tour Landing Page:
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Little fires everywhere, Celeste Ng.
“To a parent, your child wasn't just a person: your child was a place, a kind of Narnia, a vast eternal place where the present you were living and the past you remembered and the future you longed for all at the same time. You could see it every time you looked at her: layered in her face was the baby she'd been and the child she'd become and the adult she would grow up to be, and you saw them all simultaneously, like a 3-D image. It made your head spin. It was a place you could take refuge, if you knew how to get in. And each time you left it, each time your child passed out of your sight, you feared you might never be able to return to that place again.”
Dans une banlieue aisée de Cleveland où tout est programmé pour que chacun vive une vie équilibrée, maîtrisée et donc potentiellement heureuse, l'arrivée d'une jeune femme artiste et de sa fille deviendra le petit grain de sable bohême qui fera tout partir a volo.
Secrets de famille, filiations biologiques et électives, volonté d'indépendance et désir de ne pas faire de vague... de nombreux thèmes sont abordé par ce roman très efficace.
C'est très bien ficelé, cela se lit sans hésitation et avec appétit mais les personnages ne m'ont pas vraiment touchée (j'oublierai sans doute cette lecture assez vite...) : un peu trop page-turner à l'américaine pour moi sans doute 🙂 mais parfait pour des vacances ou un trajet en train.
Pour qui voudrait le lire en Français, le roman "La saison des Feux" est disponible chez @sonatineeditions
Some rumours are completely innocuous, some are just plain hurtful, most can cause embarrassment while others can be completely soul-(and sometimes life) destroying.
In Lesley Kara’s debut novel, the latter is the case.
What starts out as gossip among a group of school mums quickly escalates. It is rumoured that a murderer is living in their midst and soon everyone is a suspect.
One small snippet of gossip leads to damaged reputations, friendships and much, much more.
Kara’s clever use of red-herrings kept me guessing until the very end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
About Author: Ahmed Faiyaz⠀
Ahmed Faiyaz is the bestselling author of Love, Life & all that Jazz…., Another Chance, Scammed and the editor of the Urban Shots anthologies. He was born and raised in Bangalore, and now lives and works in Dubai, raising his two boys and their tabby cat named, Bob. Apart from writing, he dabbles with filmmaking and travels to little known destinations in journey to better understand life and the world we live in.⠀
About Book: Bestseller⠀
Akshay Saxena, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK, is told to move to India for a year to help shore up the value of Kalim, an ailing Indian publisher.⠀
Akshay finds himself in a job where he has to do the impossible. Angus Lee, the new owner of Thomson Lee Books, wants at least five bestsellers in the coming year, failing which the business would be wound up.⠀
He has to find a way of making a success out of books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, dealing with their follies and derisive tactics, and battle his own affections for Zorah Kalim, the impulsive daughter of his former boss.⠀
Will he succeed in bringing out that one ‘bestseller’ from his publishing house? ⠀
And what about his own life and love in office?⠀
Find out in this riveting read.⠀
Bestseller by @ahmedfaiyazofficial⠀
Available on Amazon: https://buff.ly/2TKSEoF
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Happy Slytherin Pride Day!! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
Totally would not have know if it wasn’t for the fabulous @oasisgirlmd because I’m that behind 😂.
What house are you? Did you expect to be in that house or were you completely taken by surprise? When I first took the Pottermore quiz I thought it was mistake because I had Gryffindor everything. But then I realized... oh yea, any means to achieve one’s end, ambition and the Slytherin snark?... yep Slytherin 😂.
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Etrafımızda birileri sürekli kitap okumamız gerektiğinden bahseder. Peki nedir kitap okumayı bu kadar zaruri kılan?
İnsanlar hayat mücadelesi, geçim kaygısı, yoğun iş temposu arasında koşuştururken, kendilerini farkında olmadan çok stresli bir hayatın içine sürüklerler. Bu stresli yaşam bir süre sonra kişinin veriminin düşmesine ve hayattan zevk almamasına sebep olur.
Ve derin bi nefes almak için arayışlara girer.
Okumak sizi zihinsel olarak zenginleştirir ve beyninizin en üst düzeyde çalışmasına yardımcı olur. Ancak dergi, gazete ya da en sevdiğiniz blogu okumaktan değil kitap okumaktan bahsediyoruz. Okumanın derin olması gerekir. Karakterleri, eylemleri ve bölümleri birbirine bağlamanız ve onları gerçek dünyayla karşılaştırmanız gerekir.
¤ Daha yüksek duygusal zeka
¤ Daha iyi bir kelime hazinesi
¤ Dünya ve kültür hakkında genel bilgi
¤ Daha iyi yazarsınız
¤ Stresi azaltır
¤ Eleştirel düşünce
Long gone are the times when professions were for life. No human jobs will be safe from automation and machine learning. The future is now, to quote my long-time friends Non Phixion :P
Garry Kasparov's book, "Deep Thinking", tackles what artificial intelligence means for our society and how to thrive as humans in a world of intelligent machines.
The kind of book that you can't wait to have 5 minutes to read one more page (and to highlight half of it, while wondering when it's too much highlighting).
Here's just one of my fav quotes so far: "Educating and retraining a workforce to adapt to change is far more effective than trying to preserve that workforce in some sort of Luddite bubble. But that takes planning and sacrifice, words more associated with a game of chess than with today's leaders."
Any perspective altering books you'd recommend on the future of work? 🔧
Oh, if yoy're curious to see what other entrepreneurs have to say about Garry Kasparov's book, just check out the link in bio.
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These two books from the Olio collection ( means Miscellany ) of Aleph books @alephbookco are about the culture rich " Delhi " , the beautiful yet mysterious capital of India. They contain Essays and stories by Best authors like Khushwant Singh , Ruskin Bond and many more.
I will review both of them soon.
Qotd - What is your city famous for ?
My answer - Kolkata is the culture hub for things like rich literature and music history along with specific food items that are only made here.