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Beaches of the Cape by Celeste

When it comes to beaches, Cape Town is one of the hottest spots in the world. This gorgeous city holds the mid point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, causing a variety of temperature and current fluctuations.

The best place to start, when describing the ocean in Cape Town, is False Bay Coast and the Southern Peninsula. This extensive beachfront travels from Muizenberg all the way through to Kalk Bay and Simons Town. The beach runs in front of the famous naval base of Simons Town. It is here that during the Second World War, heavy guns were dug into the concrete bunkers at various points along the coast.

The water is warmer on this side of the coast, than on the Atlantic Ocean side. St James is a popular bathing spot, with it’s tidal pool and brightly coloured bathing booths. The beach joins Muizenberg beach, which is recognisable by the rows upon rows of coloured bathing boxes.

Muizenberg is a long white beach, which runs about 40kms to Gordon’s Bay. This is a popular spot for families and surfers. The beachfront is filled with craft markets, little shops, and entertainment. At Gordon’s bay, there is a little nook known as Bikini Beach, which is well sheltered from the main crowd and wind.

On the other side of Muizenberg is Fish Hoek beach. There is a footpath that connects the two beaches. This used to be an old fisherman’s village and offers windsurfers an opportunity to test their skills. Boat trips around are available from the Kalk Bay Harbour.

Hidden here is also Boulders beach, which is a pay-for-entry area. The beach is a protected area as it is part of the sanctuary for the Jackass Penguin. Swimmers can swim in the warm waters watching the Penguins play around them. It is ideal for children and people who like to combine their love of water with bird watching.

On the other side of Cape Town is Clifton beach, which consists of four adjoining coves. There are stairways that lead from the parking bay and wind down to the white sand. The rocks shelter the area, however this water is part of the Atlantic sea, so swimming is a bit cold. However, there are plenty of things to do other then lie around the place. A spot of rugby, ball, or a picnic are a few ideas.

Next-door is Camps Bay beach. The pavilion is lined with cocktail bars, hotels and restaurants, while the beach itself has a tidal pool available and a wind free braai area. These are just some of the beaches that are available in the Cape. Each one has its own feel and adventure waiting to be unleashed to the next visitor. So whether you are into surfing, kites, ball or just tanning, this summer, Cape Town is the place to be.

Celeste writes for Travel and Tourism a site specially designed to assist with all your travelling requirements.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Beaches-of-the-Cape/235383

Nook Color Kids New Promotional Video – May 2011


12 American Fairy Tales of L. Frank Baum


12 American Fairy Tales of L. Frank Baum


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An American author of children’s books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four “lost” novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts,[1] and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. Includes an active table of contents so you can use your NOOK’s GOTO CHAPTER feature to easily navigate to each book. CONTENTS THE BOX OF ROBBERS THE GLASS DOG THE QUEEN OF QUOK THE GIRL WHO OWNED A BEAR THE ENCHANTED TYPES THE LAUGHING HIPPOPOTAMUS THE MAGIC BON BONS THE CAPTURE OF FATHER TIME THE WONDERFUL PUMP THE DUMMY THAT LIVED THE KING OF THE POLAR BEARS THE MANDARIN AND THE BUTTERFLY

25 Favorite Children's Books


25 Favorite Children’s Books


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A perfect addition to your Nook bookshelf! This wonderful collection of books will bring adults back to their childhoods and create many happy memories for middle and young adult readers. These classics include books of adventure, animals, family life, fantasy and science fiction, coming of age, and romance. This is a perfect collection for a long journey, rainy days, or for any quiet moments. The books are organized in chronological order by the date they were published, but it’s fun to skip around according to the book that suits your mood. Includes an active table of contents so you can use your NOOK’s GOTO CHAPTER feature to easily navigate to each book. Includes the following great books: Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe (1719) Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift (1726) Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss (1813) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving (1819) Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving (1820) A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (1843) A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne (1864) Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (1868) Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott (1871) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (1876) Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell (1877) Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (1884) Heidi, by Johanna Spyri (1884) Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore (1893) The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (1894) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1900) The Call of the Wild, by Jack London (1903) A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905) White Fang, by Jack London (1906) The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame (1908) Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maude Montgomery (1908) Anne of Avonlea, by Lucy Maude Montgomery (1909) The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911) Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter (1913)

50 Best Short Hikes San Diego


50 Best Short Hikes San Diego


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50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego is the first book in a new version of a series Wilderness Press initially launched in the 1990s. This 50 Best title sports a fresh, modern design while maintaining the original concept: It’s a guidebook for busy outdoor lovers who want beautiful hikes to experience in limited spurts of time. With all of its trail distances tallying only 1 to 8 miles, 50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego showcases routes that can be completed in just an hour, a morning, or an afternoon. But these capsule distances are anything but dull or monotonous. Instead, myriad terrains beckon within these pages. Some trails wind along the coast, others weave through the canyons, and still others ascend mountains or meander into forests. Because of the attainable distances and the diverse land- and seascapes presented here, 50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego also appeals to hikers with physical limitations and to families with small children. All readers will appreciate the wealth of information about each trail area’s varied history, geology, and amenities. As a longtime resident of San Diego and an avid outdoorsman, the author shares his favorite panoramas and pocket nirvanas in this Southern California region. He knows the nooks and crannies of his destinations, and he corrals them into this easy-to-follow, practical-to-use book. He divides San Diego into 5 micro-regions, with an overview map of the entire area. Then each individual entry includes a detailed map, directions to the trailhead, an at-a-glance info box, and personably written descriptive text. Design, information, and the author’s writing style make this a compelling resource for local residents, and a keepsake for visitors.

50 Best Short Hikes San Diego


50 Best Short Hikes San Diego


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50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego is the first book in a new version of a series Wilderness Press initially launched in the 1990s. This 50 Best title sports a fresh, modern design while maintaining the original concept: It’s a guidebook for busy outdoor lovers who want beautiful hikes to experience in limited spurts of time. With all of its trail distances tallying only 1 to 8 miles, 50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego showcases routes that can be completed in just an hour, a morning, or an afternoon. But these capsule distances are anything but dull or monotonous. Instead, myriad terrains beckon within these pages. Some trails wind along the coast, others weave through the canyons, and still others ascend mountains or meander into forests. Because of the attainable distances and the diverse land- and seascapes presented here, 50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego also appeals to hikers with physical limitations and to families with small children. All readers will appreciate the wealth of information about each trail area’s varied history, geology, and amenities. As a longtime resident of San Diego and an avid outdoorsman, the author shares his favorite panoramas and pocket nirvanas in this Southern California region. He knows the nooks and crannies of his destinations, and he corrals them into this easy-to-follow, practical-to-use book. He divides San Diego into 5 micro-regions, with an overview map of the entire area. Then each individual entry includes a detailed map, directions to the trailhead, an at-a-glance info box, and personably written descriptive text. Design, information, and the author’s writing style make this a compelling resource for local residents, and a keepsake for visitors.

A Perfect Ass: Muriel & Sarah's Summer of Wonder in an Age of Bummer


A Perfect Ass: Muriel & Sarah’s Summer of Wonder in an Age of Bummer


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You may never live a summer of love and affection like that of Muriel and Sarah, long ago in the 1950s, but you are secretly curious. Reading Sarah’s memoir, you will understand, deep in your heart, how they found refuge together, and how love discovered them, in a cozy little nook of light and warmth in a cold, gray U.S. city. Such a total, physical, heart and soul crush may happen once in a woman’s life, never to be repeated. Those who have been so lucky (and daring) will carry their secret forever – hidden silently & deeply in their heart, borne with a mysterious smile and slight goddess glow. Muriel is a widowed lawyer and mother, 37, still beautiful as she tackles a very gray and unforgiving man’s world and a stodgy older man friend. Sarah is a gorgeous 23 year old secretary with a perfect figure and a hot but faithless boyfriend. Each is disappointed in an unsatisfactory relationship with a man, which only adds to their daily struggle for survival-until something comes over Muriel one hot summer day, and she seduces Sarah at Ferguson’s office as if she were a young stud hitting on a hot chick. Hungry for sandwiches and real affection, Sarah’s heart explodes toward the other woman and the rest makes for an unforgettable summer of passion and fulfillment. All too soon, they go their separate ways. marry, have children, live in leafy suburbs far apart. but neither will ever forget the other. Their brief summer leaves its mark, like a long, warm afternoon – an endless sunset glowing around paired swimmers alone on a fathomless sea. These two unique, strong, unforgettable women will forever treasure its light, and you will be glad Sarah wrote this erotic, loving memoir many years later. She captures a perfect time, moment by sensuous and delicious moment, explicit and breathless, like a favorite love song on a radio playing over and over again to its fiery but cool sunset fade.

A Perfect Ass: Muriel & Sarah's Summer of Wonder in an Age of Bummer


A Perfect Ass: Muriel & Sarah’s Summer of Wonder in an Age of Bummer


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You may never live a summer of love and affection like that of Muriel and Sarah, long ago in the 1950s, but you are secretly curious. Reading Sarah’s memoir, you will understand, deep in your heart, how they found refuge together, and how love discovered them, in a cozy little nook of light and warmth in a cold, gray U.S. city. Such a total, physical, heart and soul crush may happen once in a woman’s life, never to be repeated. Those who have been so lucky (and daring) will carry their secret forever – hidden silently & deeply in their heart, borne with a mysterious smile and slight goddess glow. Muriel is a widowed lawyer and mother, 37, still beautiful as she tackles a very gray and unforgiving man’s world and a stodgy older man friend. Sarah is a gorgeous 23 year old secretary with a perfect figure and a hot but faithless boyfriend. Each is disappointed in an unsatisfactory relationship with a man, which only adds to their daily struggle for survival-until something comes over Muriel one hot summer day, and she seduces Sarah at Ferguson’s office as if she were a young stud hitting on a hot chick. Hungry for sandwiches and real affection, Sarah’s heart explodes toward the other woman and the rest makes for an unforgettable summer of passion and fulfillment. All too soon, they go their separate ways. marry, have children, live in leafy suburbs far apart. but neither will ever forget the other. Their brief summer leaves its mark, like a long, warm afternoon – an endless sunset glowing around paired swimmers alone on a fathomless sea. These two unique, strong, unforgettable women will forever treasure its light, and you will be glad Sarah wrote this erotic, loving memoir many years later. She captures a perfect time, moment by sensuous and delicious moment, explicit and breathless, like a favorite love song on a radio playing over and over again to its fiery but cool sunset fade.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - All Time Best Classic Satire: Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn Classic for the Nook: A Great Story For Children of All Ages


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – All Time Best Classic Satire: Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn Classic for the Nook: A Great Story For Children of All Ages


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Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim the runaway slave, is the archetypal American maverick. Fleeing the respectable society that wants to “sivilize” him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and how to make moral choices, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul, culminating in the glorious moment when he decides to “go to hell” rather than return Jim to slavery. Mark Twain defined “clazzic” as “a book which people praise and don’t read”; Huckleberry Finn is a happy exception to this rule. Twain’s mastery of dialect, coupled with his famous wit, makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn one of the most enjoyable and distinctly American clazzics ever written. Book Excerpt YOU don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly-Tom’s Aunt Polly, she is-and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before. Now the way that the book winds up is this: Tom and me found the money that the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich. We got six thousand dollars apiece-all gold. It was an awful sight of money when it was piled up. Well, Judge Thatcher he took it and put it out at interest, and it fetched us a dollar a day apiece all the year round -more than a body could tell what to do with. The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the

All Hail: The King - II


All Hail: The King – II


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The Tale continues with Lorica being re-united with her daughter and son while King Mearh’s fantasy is finally fulfilled. Lorica, Liana, and Leopold return to Deer Glen where it is discovered that Lorica, Liana, and Queen Wynflaeth are pregnant. As they return to Eagle’s Nook for the birth of their children, they stop by an enchanted forest and meet some rather formidable mythical creatures.

At the Beach


At the Beach


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At the Beach is a series of photographs depicting usual sceneries and activities on the beach. Your toddler will love to flip through the colorful pages and read along with you as you explore waves, seashells, dolphins, boats, beach toys with these magnificent images. This is a picture book created specifically for young children to be viewed on the Nook Color, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC, or Mac. This book contains 13 photos for ages 1 and up! *Please Note: This picture book contains high-resolution color images and is designed to be viewed on a Nook Color, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC, or Mac. It has been created to be viewed in portrait orientation. Displaying this book on a grayscale device, like the regular Kindle or Nook, may result in some image degradation.

Baumgartners Boxed Set 2


Baumgartners Boxed Set 2


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FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING & AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT ~ OVER TWO MILLION BOOKS SOLD! – WANT MORE SELENA KITT? website: www. selenakitt.com facebook: www. facebook.com/selenakittfanpage twitter: @selenakitt blog: selenakitt.com/blog Get ALL SIX of Selena Kitt’s FREE READS by joining her mailing list! bit. ly/SKMLnews – KINDLE & NOOK TOP 100 BAUMGARTNER SERIES Now available in two BOX SETS $ave! $ave! $ave! $ave! $ave! What do you get in Baumgartners Box Set 2? The Baumgartners Plus One Letters to the Baumgartners Baumgartner Generations: Janie The Baumgartners Plus One By Selena Kitt When Danielle Stuart meets the Baumgartners, her life doesn’t need to get any more complicated. Studying Italian on scholarship at the University of Michigan, Dani is haunted by a horrible tragedy that her husband, Mason, simply can’t come to terms with. But when she meets Carrie Baumgartner, and then her handsome husband, Doc, she finds her attraction to the couple irresistible, no matter how complicated things might get. While the two women bond over being childless and yet surrounded by children in the university’s married housing complex, it’s Doc Baumgartner who really brings them together with a game-changing idea that serves to reshape all of their lives. WARNING: This title contains erotic situations and graphic language, and makes mention of porn, strippers, high heels, snow angels, wishbones, micro bikinis, white hot sand, Victoria’s Secret, birth control, mittens, kitty cats, margaritas and various other alcoholic beverages, plus a plethora of sex including girl on girl, anal sex and a (mff) threesome in true Selena Kitt style. – Letters to the Baumgartners By Selena Kitt Danielle Stuart is spending a year abroad studying in Venice, but while she loves the romance of the language and the beauty of country, she finds herself more and more confused by her growing feelings for a gondolier named Nico and her now ex

Best iPad Children's Books


Best iPad Children’s Books


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The complete list of top children’s books for iPad, Nook and Kindle. We spent a whole year reviewing, reading, interviewing kids and parents to find out which books for iPad were fun. “So we did all the previewing work for you.” You don’t have to waste money trying out new books that your child does not like. This book is filled with 5 star rating titles. Including descriptions and features.

Complete Doctor Dolittle Adventure Anthologies


Complete Doctor Dolittle Adventure Anthologies


$6.99


A British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle – one of the classics of children’s literature. Includes an active table of contents so you can use your NOOK’s GOTO CHAPTER feature to easily navigate to each book. The Story of Doctor Dolittle- A queer old doctor who loves animals more than the “best people” turns his attention to curing their diseases and goes to Africa to check an epidemic among the monkeys. Much droll humor. Could be read to young children who like animal stories and will be just as much joy to the reader as the listener. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle- Dr. Dolittle seeks new lands, people and most importantly, animals. With a new helper and the reappearance of Bumpo, Chee-Chee, Jip and others, “The Voyages” is adventures on the high sea, new land, people, and animals. Dr. Dolittle is even crowned King, but you’ll have to read it, or read it to your child to see how THAT happened. Dr. Dolittle’s Circus When he needs some money, Dr Dolittle decides to travel with a circus and show his amazing pushmi-pullyu to the world. The circus is different from others, because all the performers – people and animals – have as much fun as the audience. In Doctor Dolittle’s Circus the doctor needs money to pay off a voyage to Africa, so he joins a circus with the pushmi-pullyu as his attraction. He enlightens a circus owner who cares little for animals, fights against the practice of fox hunting and helps other creatures such as a circus seal and cart horses that is too old to work.

Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks


Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks


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Often referred to as “children’s ebooks,” “picture ebooks,” “photo books,” and similar monikers, fixed-layout ebooks are visually-rich layouts that offer much more than standard EPUB and KF8 format ebooks for iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and more. Fixed-layout ebooks behave very much like PDFs or even digital magazines, displaying the design, typography, and page geometry exactly as designed on all devices. This specialty type of ebook tends to be very reliant on imagery, either or both as inline graphics or page background images, and sometimes even as spread-spanning images. They support advanced typographic control and pixel-precise layout, and they can contain read-a-long, on-demand, or ambient audio. Limited interactivity may also be achieved through JavaScript integration. Objects can be placed anywhere on the page, aligned relative to one another, with absolute precision, and type control goes far beyond standard, flowable EPUB in the forms of support for any font (with embedding), accurate line wrapping, hyphenation, leading control, tracking (letter spacing), and even multiple columns. Fixed-layout EPUBs may have real sidebars, note or tip boxes, and live text image captions. And, like flowable EPUBs, all the text-even in such special features-is searchable, live text. All of these features make fixed-layout ebooks ideal for such projects as children’s books, cookbooks, travel journals, photography and design books, game guides, and any other project where page presentation is important to reader experience and sales. ePublishing with InDesign: Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks will teach you: Understanding Fixed-Layout eBooks Planning a Fixed-Layout eBook Creating Fixed-Layout in InDesign Adapting the HTML Editing the CSS Adding Advanced Features Creating Read Aloud Narration Creating Fixed-Layout for Kindle Converting Fixed-Layout for Nook Creating Fixed-Layout for Sony Reader Creating Fixed-Layout for

Diet Cures for Iron Deficiency Anemia: Fast Ways to Eliminate and Cure Your Anemia


Diet Cures for Iron Deficiency Anemia: Fast Ways to Eliminate and Cure Your Anemia


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Is your doctor asking you to eat liver? You don’t want to eat liver because of the contamination it has. When you have blood anemia, you will need to build up your body’s iron storage. This is done by eating for anemia and taking the right supplements that give or enhance your absorption of iron. Discover the variety of herbs that you can use that are high in iron. By combining them with a nutritional anemia diet, you will soon be continually be supplying yourself with iron until you replenish your stores. There is another iron anemia treatment besides iron pills. When you have Fe deficiency anemia or iron deficiency anemia, you need to be under a doctor’s care. There are many cases of iron toxicity and this you want to avoid. Eating foods for anemia is one of the best ways to supplement your doctor’s treatment. You will discover all of the different ways to treat anemia. The anemia information in the e-book is for anemia in pregnancy, anemia in children, chronic anemia, men with anemia or menstrual anemia. Details of the causes, symptoms, types, and treatments of anemia are given in various chapters, so that you know what you are up against when you have anemia. Discover how you can get help for anemia in this e-book, using natural foods and supplements so that you can avoid iron toxicity. Finding iron in food can be difficult but there are many foods high in iron. By consistently eating these foods you will supply your body with iron for both your blood and body stores. This e-book is not just a simple10 page e-book that gives you a list of iron foods. This is a solid reference iron book filled 85 or more pages of useful help for anemia. Go now and click the button “Buy Now” to download your copy to your Nook.

E-Readers 65 Success Secrets - 65 Most Asked Questions On E-Readers - What You Need To Know


E-Readers 65 Success Secrets – 65 Most Asked Questions On E-Readers – What You Need To Know


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A new, exciting approach to E-Readers. There has never been a E-Readers Guide like this. It contains 65 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need-fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about E-Readers. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: Comparison of e-book formats, E-book – Dedicated hardware readers and mobile reader software, Scribd.com – Timeline, Ebook – Dedicated hardware readers and mobile reader software, Diffraction grating – Examples, Sipix – Electrophoretic, Digital omnivore, E-book – History, PocketBook International – Comparison table, Information and communication technologies for development – Mobile Technology in Education, Ebooks – 2010s, Fifty Shades of Grey, Interferometric modulator display – Uses, E Ink, Nook Color – Design, Nintendo e-Reader – Compatibility, Origins of the American Civil War – Religious conflict over the slavery question, E-ink – Corporate history, Manybooks.net, E Ink – Corporate history, Intelligent paper, International Digital Publishing Forum, E-ink – Technology, Automatic number plate recognition – Controversy, Indigo Books and Music – Kobo Inc, Mass communication – Journalism, Bel (mythology), Children’s literature – By age category, Scribd – Technology, Journalistic, DC Entertainment – Modern Age, Ebooks – Dedicated hardware readers and mobile reader software, ComiXology – Controversies, Flexible display, Scribd.com – Technology, Radiohead, Ebook – History, Punisher – Revivals, Kobo eReader – Canada, Electronic book – Dedicated hardware readers and mobile reader software, and much more.

Eight Cousins


Eight Cousins


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Rose sat all alone in the big best parlor, with her little handkerchief laid ready to catch the first tear, for she was thinking of her troubles, and a shower was expected. She had retired to this room as a good place in which to be miserable; for it was dark and still, full of ancient furniture, sombre curtains, and hung all around with portraits of solemn old gentlemen in wigs, severe-nosed ladies in top-heavy caps, and staring children in little bob-tailed coats or short-waisted frocks. It was an excellent place for woe; and the fitful spring rain that pattered on the window-pane seemed to sob, “Cry away: I’m with you.” Rose really did have some cause to be sad; for she had no mother, and had lately lost her father also, which left her no home but this with her great-aunts. She had been with them only a week, and, though the dear old ladies had tried their best to make her happy, they had not succeeded very well, for she was unlike any child they had ever seen, and they felt very much as if they had the care of a low-spirited butterfly. They had given her the freedom of the house, and for a day or two she had amused herself roaming all over it, for it was a capital old mansion, and was full of all manner of odd nooks, charming rooms, and mysterious passages. Windows broke out in unexpected places, little balconies overhung the garden most romantically, and there was a long upper hall full of curiosities from all parts of the world; for the Campbells had been sea-captains for generations. Aunt Plenty had even allowed Rose to rummage in her great china closet a spicy retreat, rich in all the “goodies” that children love; but Rose seemed to care little for these toothsome temptations; and when that hope failed, Aunt Plenty gave up in despair. Gentle Aunt Peace had tried all sorts of pretty needle-work, and planned a doll’s wardrobe that would have won the heart of even an older child. But Rose took little interest in pink satin hats and tiny hose, though she se

Eight Cousins Or, the Aunt-Hill


Eight Cousins Or, the Aunt-Hill


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TWO GIRLS. ROSE sat all alone in the big best parlor, with her little handkerchief laid ready to catch the first tear, for she was thinking of her troubles, and a shower was expected. She had retired to this room as a good place in which to be miserable; for it was dark and still, full of ancient furniture, sombre curtains, and hung all round with portraits of solemn old gentlemen in wigs, severe-nosed ladies in top-heavy caps, and staring children in little bob-tailed coats or short-waisted frocks. It was an excellent place for woe; and the fitful spring rain that pattered on the window-pane seemed to sob, “Cry away: I’m with you.” Rose really did have some cause to be sad; for she had no mOther, and had lately lost her father also, which left her no home but this with her great-aunts. She had been with them only a week, and, though the dear old ladies had tried their best to make her happy, they had not succeeded very well, for she was unlike any child they had ever seen, and they felt very much as if they had the care of a low-spirited butterfly. They had given her the freedom of the house, and for a day or two she had amused herself roaming all over it, for it was a capital old mansion, and was full of all manner of odd nooks, charming rooms, and mysterious passages. Windows broke out in unexpected places, little balconies overhung the garden most romantically, and there was a long upper hall full of curiosities from all parts of the world; for the Campbells had been sea-captains for generations. Aunt Plenty had even allowed Rose to rummage in her great china closet-a spicy retreat, rich in all the “goodies” that children love; but Rose seemed to care little for these toothsome temptations; and when that hope failed, Aunt Plenty gave up in despair. Gentle Aunt Peace had tried all sorts of pretty needle-work, and planned a doll’s wardrobe that would have won the heart of even an older child. But Rose took little interest in pink satin hats and tiny hose, though

Francis, Not the Saint: A True Story


Francis, Not the Saint: A True Story


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Francis, Not the Saint is a true story of a familys triumph over adversity during The Great Depression and World War II. It is an important part of history. It is also a mesmerizing story of a wonderful mother who taught her three children morals and manners and was sometimes thought of as a saint, and a father who was anything but a saint, though his religious background gnawed at his very soul. It is a story of a man who tried to juggle three families at the same time and found out that it cannot be done. A man who lied and cheated and made his children victims of his lies. It is also a spiritual story of a daughters forgiveness of the lies he told, which is a criteria for complete and peaceful existence. About the Author: Floriana Hall, b. 10/2/27, Pittsburgh, PA, graduate and Distinguished Alumna of Cuyahoga Falls High School, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, attended Akron University, married Robert Hall 63 years, five children, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, author/editor of sixteen non-fiction inspirational books, SMALL CHANGE, self published; THE ADVENTURES OF FLOSSIE, ROBBIE, AND JUNEY During The Great Depression (2006), THE SANDS OF RHYME, self published, DADDY WAS A BAD BOY, OUT OF THE ORDINARY SHORT STORIES, HEARTS ON THE MEND (2006), FRANCIS, NOT THE SAINT in English and Spanish, MISS FLOSSIE’S WORLD Coping with Adversity During The Great Depression Then and The Recession Now, SHORT STORIES OF ANGELS, HOPE, AND LAUGHTER. Founder/coordinator of the Poets Nook at Cuyahoga Falls Library, Editor of The Poets Nooks five books, THROUGH OUR EYES, POEMS OF BEAUTIFUL NORTHEAST OHIO, POETS NOOK POTPOURRI, and TOUCHING THE HEARTS OF GENERATIONS and POEMS OF BEAUTIFUL OHIO, Then and Now. Winner of many poetry contests. Published in United States, England, France and India. Poetry teacher, YOU, ME, AND POETRY, for www. LssWritingSchool.com WHOS WHO IN US WRITERS, EDITORS AND POETS, WHOS WHO IN INTERNATIONAL POETRY, MARQUIS WHOS WHO IN AMERICA. Works compared

Frank in the Mountains (Illustrated Edition)


Frank in the Mountains (Illustrated Edition)


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This is the third book in Castlemon’s “Rocky Mountain Series,” the first being Frank among the Rancheros (Kindle: https://goo. gl/gVxA2d, Nook: http://goo. gl/eGPoVw, Kobo: https://goo. gl/UzaTbv), and the second, Frank at Don Carlos’ Ranch (Kindle: https://goo. gl/Il6Kfd, Nook: http://goo. gl/Ey06tW, Kobo: https://goo. gl/WexFJy). After they left Don Carlos’ Frank Nelson and his buddy, Archie Winters, settled with an expeditionary force in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Frank gets captured by Indians, who want to force him to become one of the tribe, and the boys encounter the notorious outlaw, Black Bill; a meeting that produces a very surprising outcome. Frank meets an Indian medicine-man, or does he? And Frank faces a grizzly bear and an Indian at the same time; and both of them want to kill him! This edition of the book contains the four original illustrations, rejuvenated, and six additional, iconic illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book. Charles Austin Fosdick (September 6, 1842 – August 22, 1915), better known by his nom de plume Harry Castlemon, was a prolific writer of juvenile stories and novels, intended mainly for boys. He was born in Randolph, New York, and received a high school diploma from Central High School in Buffalo, New York. He served in the Union Navy from 1862 to 1865, during the American Civil War, acting as the receiver and superintendent of coal for the Mississippi River Squadron. Fosdick had begun to write as a teenager, and drew on his experiences serving in the Navy in such early novels as Frank on a Gunboat (1864) and Frank on the Lower Mississippi (1867). He soon became the most-read author for boys in the post-Civil War era, the golden age of children’s literature. Fosdick once remarked that: “Boys don’t like fine literature. What they want is adventure, and the more of it you can get in two-hundred-fifty pages of manuscript, the better fellow you are.” Fosdick served up a lot of adventure in such popular book series

Harper's Young People, January 4, 1881 (Illustrated)


Harper’s Young People, January 4, 1881 (Illustrated)


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Every country boy in New England knows that the village school-house is generally located upon the top of the bleakest hill in the neighborhood, and is the sport of every eddying gust of wind that drives down from the great pine wilderness of Maine, heaping the great drifts across the road and about the door for the children to break through, and then shake themselves free of the clinging snow like so many young Newfoundlands. And where, by any chance, was there ever a school-house containing a stove that didn’t roast the scholars seated near it, and leave the others to freeze? [Pg 146] All wide-awake boys who know the pleasures of skating will agree with me that however cold and stormy it is upon the hill-tops, the mill-pond (and what does a village amount to without a mill-pond, indeed?) is always down in the coziest nook between the hills, where the winds can’t come with more force than is needed to blow the falling flakes across its smooth surface, piling them in great heaps among the bordering willows, and leaving the ice in tempting order for “shinny.” In fact, upon this the coldest morning of the winter, the school-house on the hill-top is not to be mentioned or thought of in comparison with mill-ponds for comfort or attractiveness, and it is hardly surprising that Mr. Chalker, the school-master, walked to and fro in solitary state, surveying with vexed air an array of vacant desks. He was not altogether alone, however, for three boys had fought bravely through the drifts, and now sat huddled by the red-hot stove, trying hard to look as though they, at least, didn’t think the weather a good excuse for staying at home to hunt hens’ nests in the depths of the haymow. Now School-master Chalker was a shrewd observer, and loved a good joke as well as any one. He had adopted many original plans of instruction. He could see one end of the mill-pond, half a mile away from his window, and as he gazed out upon the bleak waste of snow-clad fields he saw a couple of smal
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