Saturday, 20 December 2014

Seasons Greetings !





Yes i'm still here ! :D
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year to  all !
I'm taking a few weeks off from my blog be back in new year.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Medieval Tastes




In his new, must-read history of food, acclaimed historian Massimo Montanari traces the development of medieval tastes--both culinary and cultural--from raw materials to market and their reflections in today's food trends. He immerses readers in the passionate debates and bold inventions that transformed food from a simple staple to a potent factor in health and symbol of social and ideological standing, tying the ingredients of its fascinating evolution to the growth of human civilization.
Montanari returns to the prestigious Salerno school of medicine, the "mother of all medical schools," to plot the theory of food that took shape in the twelfth century. He reviews the influence of the Near Eastern spice routes, which introduced new flavors and cooking techniques to European kitchens, and reads Europe's earliest cookbooks, which took cues from old Roman practices valuing artifice and mixed flavors. Dishes were largely low-fat, and meats and fish were seasoned with vinegar, citrus juices, and wine. Other dishes, habits, and battles that mirror contemporary culinary identity involve the refinement of pasta, polenta, bread, and other flour-based preparations; the transition to more advanced cooking tools and formal dining implements; the controversy over cooking with oil, lard, or butter; dietary regimens; and the consumption and cultural meaning of water and wine. As people became more cognizant of their physicality, individuality, and philosophical place in the cosmos, Montanari shows, they adopted a new attitude toward food as well, investing as much in its pleasure and possibilities as in its basic acquisition.

Monday, 8 December 2014

What to Feed an Asperger







Packed full of tips and tricks to improve the diet of super sensitive Asperger kids, this book is a must read for parents who want to help their children overcome food avoidance and sensory sensitivities. 

Sarah Patten shows other parents that they are far from alone in their struggle to get their children to eat a varied and well-balanced diet. She describes how, through a combination of love, patience and a little sleight of hand, she managed to get her son to go from eating just three bland white foods to eating a colourful and nutritious diet including fruit and vegetables. Providing recipes for many simple, healthy meals given the Asperger seal of approval, as well as advice for making mealtime routines, eating together as a family and eating out as stress-free as possible, the book provides a wealth of ideas and strategies for moving towards a more varied and nutritious diet. It also includes food diaries and charts to make planning meals and tracking progress simple.

The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom




Perfect for time-poor teachers, Kathy Hoopmann's essential handbook is an easy-to-navigate resource that promotes a positive learning environment in which students with Asperger syndrome (ASD) can thrive. 

Kathy's unique ability to explain the ASD mind-set shines through as her concise descriptions reveal how to recognise and develop the child's strengths to the fullest potential whilst guiding and mentoring through areas of difficulties. 

Full of effective and innovative strategies, the book covers areas such as meltdowns, forming friendships, literal thinking and speaking, and the overwhelming influence of sensory sensitivities. Activities to help explain the child's behaviour to other students are also included which fosters understanding and acceptance. A 'Home Link' section adds vital information about how to work with parents and other caregivers to create safe, loving and fun environments for the child at home and at school.

With illustrations throughout, this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone who is working in a classroom setting with children with ASD.

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum




Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for treating mental health problems such as anxiety and depression in individuals both with and without autism spectrum disorders. This book bridges the gap between research and practice and shows adults on the spectrum practical ways to manage their emotions.

Many adults on the autism spectrum experience isolation, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depressed mood, and coping problems. By applying theory and concepts from autism research, this book will help adults on the spectrum to understand their challenges. The author takes the best of CBT self-help strategies, to encourage self-analysis, and to help adults on the spectrum make better decisions in activities such as employment or relationships.

This is an essential self-help guide for adults on the spectrum looking for ways to cope with emotional challenges, and will also be a useful resource for clinicians, psychologists, therapists, and counselors working with them.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum



Children and teens with autism can be particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely.

Providing all the information needed to monitor, educate and guide your child's computer use, the book discusses key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking. The risks and the warning signs to look out for are clearly explained alongside useful advice and examples from real-life experiences. A Digispeak Dictionary is included that decodes the cryptic language of online slang and there are downloadable forms to help record your child's internet use.

The practical solutions in this book will give you peace of mind and ensure that your child can enjoy the educational and social benefits of the internet in safety.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing




The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its fifth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand self-publishing companies' services, contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations. This latest edition includes new chapters on e-book publishing and book marketing, as well as updated head-to-head comparisons of major self-publishing service providers, including free book-publishing companies to consider and self-publishing companies to avoid.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Psy-Q





Psychology is the study of mind and behavior: how and why people do absolutely everything that people do, from the most life-changing event such as choosing a partner, to the most humdrum, such as having an extra donut. Ben Ambridge takes these findings and invites the reader to test their knowledge of themselves, their friends, and their families through quizzes, jokes, and games. You’ll measure your personality, intelligence, moral values, skill at drawing, capacity for logical reasoning, and more—all of it adding up to a greater knowledge of yourself, a higher “Psy-Q.”
Take Dr. Ben’s quizzes to learn:
If listening to Mozart makes you smarter Whether or not your boss is a psychopath How good you are at waiting for a reward (and why it matters) Why we find symmetrical faces more attractive What your taste in art says about you
Lighthearted, fun, and accessible, this is the perfect introduction to psychology that can be fully enjoyed and appreciated by readers of all ages.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Cognac Conspiracies



The heirs to one of the oldest Cognac estates in France face a hostile takeover by foreign investors. Renowned wine expert Benjamin Cooker is called in to audit the books. In what he thought was a sleepy provincial town, he is stonewalled, crosses paths with his first love, and stands up to high-level state officials keen on controlling the buyout. Meanwhile, irresistible Virgile mingles with the local population until a drowning changes the stakes

Monday, 13 October 2014

Autistic Logisitcs




Have you ever wished that your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came with a manual? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know, including:

- How to toilet train your child without pushing or pressuring
- How to get your child to sleep in their own bed and through the night
- What to do when your child tantrums, hits or bites
- How to introduce new foods, without a fight

Based on decades of experience, Kate Wilde tackles these day-to-day issues and more, using tried-and-tested techniques to help you transform the challenges of home life and create harmony. The unique approach featured in the book, which encourages you to support your child's need for control rather than fight against it, can have transformative results. Not only will you learn to see through your child's eyes and help your child in a way that honors his/her specialness, but you will also begin to free yourself from the pressure and discomfort that can so often accompany everyday challenges.

Catering to all age ranges and points on the spectrum, this book will be of immeasurable value to parents and caregivers of children with autism, other family members, as well as teachers and teaching assistants. 

Do You Still Think You're Clever?




From the ever-curious and acclaimed mind that brought you the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?—fifty thousand copies sold worldwide—comes a brand-new trip to the far reaches of the intellectual universe, courtesy of even more notoriously provocative interview questions deployed by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Whether you're applying to an elite university, a company like Google or Microsoft, or just want a to give your brain a workout, this is the book for you.
Features real questions from—and John Farndon's deft answers to—Oxbridge entrance exams such as:
How would you poison someone without the police finding out? (Medicine, Cambridge)What makes a strong woman? (Theology, Oxford)How do you organize a successful revolution? (History, Oxford)Why is it a disadvantage for humans to have two legs? (Medicine, Cambridge)
John Farndon is the author of numerous books on science, ideas, and the natural environment, including many in Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness series, as well as the award-winning Do Not Open, which was both a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller. He has been shortlisted a record five times for the Royal Society Junior Science Book Prize. Do You Think You're Clever? was shortlisted for the Society of Authors Education Award. Canada's Globe and Mail named his Atlas of Oceans a 2011 Top Ten Science Book. He is currently writing The Omnipaedia for Square Peg.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Helping Adults with Aspergers Syndrome Get & Stay Hired




Employment expert Barbara Bissonnette provides strategies that professionals and parents need to guide individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to manageable jobs, and keep them employed.

Career counselors and coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, other professionals, and parents are often unsure of how to assist people with Asperger's Syndrome. Traditional career assessments and protocols do not match their unique needs. In this practical book, readers will gain insight into how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and the common employment challenges they face. It explains how to build rapport and trust, facilitate better job matches, improve interpersonal communication and executive function skills, and encourage flexible-thinking and problem-solving.

With tried-and-tested advice, assessment tools, and in-depth profiles of actual coaching clients and innovative companies that are utilizing the specialized skills of people with Asperger's, this book shows the way to a brighter employment future for those on the autism spectrum.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The City of Blood



When a major Parisian modern art event gets unexpected attention on live TV, Chief of Police Nico Sirsky and his team of elite crime fighters rush to La Villette park and museum complex. There, renowned artist Samuel Cassian is inaugurating the first archeological dig of modern art, twenty-seven years after burying the leftovers of a banquet. In front of reporters from around the world, excavators uncover a skeleton. Could it be the artist’s own son? And does that death have anything to do with the current string of nightclub murders by the “Paris Butcher”? On the site of the French capital's former slaughterhouses, the investigation takes Nico and France's top criminal investigation division from artists' studios to autopsy theaters and nightclubs in hopes of tracking down the murderer who has turned this Paris park into a city of blood.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A Parent's Guide To High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder



Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book has given many tens of thousands of parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors are leading experts who describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. Updated with the latest research, resources, and clinical strategies, the second edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5.

1,411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways




1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked sideways by the third (and biggest!) book in the series.

Orchids can get jetlag. 
Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time. 
There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes. 
Traffic lights existed before cars. 
Sir Bruce Forsyth is four months older than sliced bread. 
The soil in your garden is 2 million years old. 

Monday, 22 September 2014

The Urban Plays of the Early Abbey Theatre




Ireland’s Abbey Theatre opened in 1904. Under the guidance of W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory, it became instrumental to the success of many of the leading Irish playwrights and actors of the early twentieth century. 

Conventional wisdom holds that the playwright Sean O’Casey was the first to offer a new vision of Irish authenticity in the people and struggles of inner-city Dublin in his groundbreaking trilogy The Shadow of a GunmanThe Plough and the Stars, and Juno and the Paycock. Challenging this view, Mannion argues that there was an established tradition of urban plays within the Abbey repertoire that has long been overlooked by critics. She seeks to restore attention to a lesser-known corpus of Irish urban plays, specifically those that appeared at the Abbey Theatre from the theatre’s founding until 1951, when the original theatre was destroyed by fire. Mannion illustrates distinct patterns within this Abbey urban genre and considers in particular themes of poverty, gender, and class. She provides historical context for the plays and considers the figures who helped shape the Abbey and this urban subset of plays. With detailed analysis of box office records and extensive appendixes of cast members and production schedules, this book offers a rich source of archival material as well as a fascinating revision to the story of this celebrated institution.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hacker,hoaxer,whistleblower , Spy {15.09.2014}



Here is the definitive book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the name Anonymous, by the woman the Chronicle of Higher Educationcalls “the leading interpreter of digital insurgency” and theHuffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.” Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global collective just as some of its adherents were turning to political protest and disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that some Anons claimed her as “their scholar.” Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy brims with detail from inside a mysterious subculture, including chats with imprisoned hacker Jeremy Hammond and the hacker who helped put him away, Hector “Sabu” Monsegur. It’s a beautifully written book, with fascinating insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, such as the histories of “trolling” and “the lulz.”

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Lightbulb Moments





“Have you ever had one of those experiences when the light bulb just went off? You thought to yourself, ‘Now, I get it! That was the lesson I was supposed to learn in all of this!’” Light Bulb Moments is a collection of 75 lessons learned through everyday life. In each chapter, author, life purpose coach, and speaker Talayah Stovall shares personal stories and anecdotes to help guide us through life’s ups and downs. Discovering your purpose and passion; developing persistence, hope, patience, faith, and forgiveness; setting clear and actionable goals for the future; and understanding the value of friendship and love are among the many treasures found in this wise little book. Key messages include: Your passion can become your livelihood Successful people often fail their way to success Whatever you don’t control, controls you Distinguish between your goals and your wishes or dreams Lighthearted, warm, and compassionate, Light Bulb Moments will inspire you to pursue your greatness and create a vision for your life as you want it to be. “Everyone wants more love, light, joy, and energy in their lives. Occasionally, all we need is to drink deeply of someone else’s story to reignite ours. Here is just such a book.” —Mark Victor Hansen, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Aspergers Syndorme and Long-Term Relationships



Ashley Stanford is married to a man with Asperger Syndrome, and her book provides the answers to many of the questions asked by the increasing number of people in that situation. She explains how behaviours that may have appeared odd - or even downright irritating - are the manifestation of AS, and shows how understanding can lead to greater tolerance, or to change. Stanford provides a wealth of strategies for living successfully with the more uncompromising aspects of AS, pointing out that AS also brings enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding. Including many quotes from people in long-term AS relationships, the book describes many positive solutions that have worked for other couples.

Murder in the Arts District

When neither the cops nor their insurance company believes a wealthy gay couple’s valuable art collection was stolen, they hire Chanse MacLeod to track down the thieves and the missing art. Chanse isn’t entirely sure he believes the couple, either—especially when it turns out some of the art may have been forgeries. The trail of the art leads him to a new gallery on Julia Street in the Arts District opened by a couple new to town that seem to have no past. When one of them turns up dead and the other vanishes, it’s now up to Chanse to find not only the missing art, but a ruthless murderer who will kill anyone who gets in the way.

The Returning Tide {02.09.2014}




We all build our lives on some form of deception known only to ourselves; it is how we survive and our secrets are rarely exposed.
Claire Bentley, a wealthy and successful business woman has concealed her secrets for thirty years. Now, recently widowed, she is persuaded, against her better judgement, to join her daughter, Krystina, on a holiday in Cornwall. Soon, unforeseen events bring back the memories and terror of her last holiday in Cornwall and she is forced to confront her past.
Again, Claire flees from 'that cursed land full of promise and desolation'. Once home, she feels compelled to write her story, while clinging to the hope that no one will ever need to read it.
Why has she hidden the truth for thirty years? And how much does Krystina know about her mother?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Your Genius Mind {01.09.2014}



Don’t let the subtitle fool you. Your Genius Mind is a passionate and unapologetic statement about the importance of a quality four-year degree. But in this frank, insightful and often humorous account, author K. Candis Best makes clear that a degree will be worthless to anyone who graduates without college level thinking skills. This is a must-read for anyone who is about to start college for the first time, considering a return to college to complete a degree or needs to be convinced about the true value of a college education. Your Genius Mind is the map that every aspiring college graduate needs to chart a path to success through school and through life.

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
http://www.nebador.com


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'.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Words in Time and Place



Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. 

Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15 themes and explores the language in these areas over time - explaining when new words appeared, where they came from, and what such changes say about times in which they emerged. The themes chosen are varied, universal topics and show the semantic range of the thesaurus and what it can tell us about the words used in areas of everyday life. Learn about the different words for dying and money, or types of pop music, as well as words for a privy, oaths, and words for being drunk. 

Written by the world's leading expert on the English language, David Crystal, the book carries his trademark style of engaging yet authoritative writing. Each chapter features an introduction to the language of that topic, followed by a timeline of vocabulary taken from the historical thesaurus showing all the synonyms arranged in chronological order. The timelines are annotated with additional quotations, facts, and social and historical context to give a clear sense of how words entered the English language, when, and in which context they were used.

Words in Time and Place showcases the unique and excellent resource that is the Historical Thesaurus and reveals the linguistic treasures to be found within. This fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in words and in the development of the English language.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Taming the Lion




When she’s in heat, there’s no cooling down…Lone Pine Pride, Book 2Wilderness guide and cougar-shifter Patricia “Patch” Fontaine has known the dangersof lone-shifter life since she was ten, when her parents mysteriously vanished. All grown upnow, she thrives on her hard-won independence.When rumors of a new rash of shifter abductions crop up, she’s forced to come home tothe Lone Pine Pride for protection—right as the man she’s always secretly wanted is aboutto marry her best friend. And right as she’s going into heat.Roman Jaeger values his role as Alpha heir apparent, but he isn’t thrilled about hisarranged marriage to the Alpha’s daughter—especially when his bride is just as nonplussedas he is—but he’ll do his duty for the pride. Seeing Patch again challenges his noblestintentions. The wildness in her sets him on fire, and he can’t resist the chance for one lastfling.Both know a future together is impossible. But when chemistry and sowing wild oatsgrows into a need deeper than lust, their bond could threaten the very heart of the pridethey both love.Warning: This book contains a strong sexy Alpha-to-be, an independent cougar-shifterwho knows her way around a lion’s heart, secret affairs, arranged marriages, politics, passion,and a pride full of lions and tigers and bears. Oh my.

"Swan Prince " 29.07.2014}




Trapped between his royal heritage and swan shifter status, Oliver doesn't pay close attention during his flock's winter migration, and gets caught in the crosshairs of a trigger-happy hunter.
 
Careening toward the ground with no place to go, Oliver submits to his human form. As his swan's feathers recede, he seeks shelter in an old barn.
 
Bastion's spent the better part of his adult life caring for a bunch of bullheaded stallions, but this is the first time he's ever found a naked and gorgeous man in one of his stalls. When he asks the man his name, he doesn't get a reply. Without a wallet or a voice to tell him who this stranger is, Bastion takes Oliver in, clothes him and tends to a mysterious wound.
 
Oliver has nowhere else to go. Bastian is in a bind after firing a farmhand who would much rather call in sick than do his job. When passion flares, can Bastion and Oliver overcome their differences, or will this swan prince fly south?




Teaser Tuesday {29.-07.2014}






Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser ;
"I have to go." The words were low almost sub-vocal ,but she heard them loud and clear.
pg 84 Taming The Lion;Lone Pine Pride by Vivi Andrews 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Musing Mondays {21.07.2014}





Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!  

I'm reading "WordPress For Dummies" by Lisa Sabin-Wilson at the moment just dipping my toes into .
Its good very interesting .

I have some changes in mind ! 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

"Cozy Crime " {08.07.2014}




The elderly owner of Mogdon Manor, Victor Hamblyn, dies in a mysterious fire. But was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah are skeptical - The victim's three middle-aged children, who all live in the village of Cherringham, are possible heirs. And possible murderers - Did one of them set the fire?
"Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series" is a series of twelve self-contained episodes. A new case for Jack and Sarah is released each month.

Friday, 27 June 2014

"Crossing the Line" {27.06.2014}




t’s Christmas in Paris. Chief of Police Nico Sirsky returns to work after recovering from a gunshot wound. He’s in love and rearing to go. His first day back has him overseeing a jewel heist sting and taking on an odd investigation. Dental students discovered a message in the tooth of a severed head. Is it a sick joke? Sirsky and his team of crack homicide detectives follow the clues from an apparent suicide, to an apparent accident, to an all-out murder as an intricate machination starts breaking down. Just how far can despair push a man? How clear is the line between good and evil? More suspense and mystery with the Paris Homicide team from the prizewinning author Frédérique Molay, the "French Michael Connelly." This is the second in the prize-winning Paris Homicide series.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

"Deadly Tasting " {26.06.2014}






A serial killer is on the loose in Bordeaux. A local chief detective calls wine expert Benjamin Cooker to the crime scene of a brutal murder. The killer has left a strange calling card: twelve wine glasses lined up in a semi-circle with the first one filled with wine. Cooker is charged with the task of identifying the fabulous grand cru and is astonished by what he learns. A second victim is found, with two glasses filled. Is the killer intentionally leaving clues about his victims and his motives? Memories are jogged about the complicated history of Bordeaux during Nazi occupation. It was a dark time: weinfuhrers ruled the wine trade, while collaborationists and paramilitary organizations spread terror throughout the region. In present-day wine country, time is running out. Will Cooker and his young assistant Virgile solve the mystery before all twelve glasses are full?