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SCENES FROM A BOOKSHOP, based on true stories, invites browsers to come backstage and see what really goes on in an old book shop. While the middle-aged manager, Brian, awaits the return of "The Poetry Lady" he thinks he adores, he tries to buy and sell old and rare books from a collection of colorful people who are dying, moving, divorcing, down on their luck, or just plain beyond understanding.On one house call Brian suffers from guilt while he dismantles an old man's library as the man sits nearby and watches him. Back in the shop, he gets a phone call from an abrupt man who's in a hurry to find a book called, Sexual Astrology. On another call, a beautiful "Character Actress" involves him in her family drama. Later he meets a charming widow whose husband figures in, "Bipolar's what they call it nowadays." In "Chad and Billy Climb to Heaven," he climbs up a broken stepladder into an attic of broken dreams. In "Bags for the Big Bang," a library representing the big bang theory of the universe arrives at the shop in plastic trash bags. In the final story, he's "Trapped in a Bookshop" at night by a maniac who's raiding the Free Books bin outside. And all the while Brian dreams of re-meeting the beautiful "poetry lady" who asked him to find a book for her.A FASCINATING LOOK BACKSTAGE IN THE WORLD OF OLD BOOKS.
Have you ever wondered how you could get better at your favorite sports? Find out what it takes to become a champion with this True Book series. Readers will learn how their favorite sports were invented and get to know some of the biggest superstars in history. They will also get familiar with the rules of the games and find out how to train for the big leagues.
n life and business, there's a there's a certain order to success - or so Dell Hamilton was taught. Called "stupid" and "lazy" in school, he would later learn his issues of order had a name: Dyslexia. But by then, he'd worked around his issues to and succeeded in business as a serial entrepreneur, the CEO of Crusader Staffing, co-founder of SupportMilitary.org and as a part-time NASCAR owner/sponsor. Dell believes if he can accomplish all these achievements without the ability to read well, anyone can find prosperity. The secret is in overcoming one's individual weaknesses. In READY, SHOOT, AIM, he shares his business acumen, as well as his failures in the hope that others will find restored confidence and learn how to hit their targets for personal success.
Livy's ninth book, one of his finest and most interesting, begins with his celebrated account of the Roman disaster in the Caudine Forks and its aftermath and contains also the famous digression on Alexander and our longest account of the censorship of Appius Claudius Caecus. This new commentary, which is a sequel to those on Books VI-VIII published in 1997 and 1998, deals comprehensively with all aspects of Livy's work, including the literary structure of his narrative, the purpose of the digression on Alexander, the historical and topographical problems of the Samnite Wars, Roman politics in the age of Appius Claudius Caecus, the poetical and archaic language sometimes affected by Livy, and the numerous textual problems posed by the extant manuscripts.
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