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📒Distraction ✍ Aurora Rose Reynolds
✏Distraction Book Summary : Distraction: The great intensity, novelty, or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention. Sven is a man who takes pride in his ability to separate himself from his emotions. He's a man who knows who he is and where he’s going in life, a man who needs no one, because needing someone, anyone, is a weakness. His past taught him love isn’t enough. Maggie wants the happily ever after, but has never picked the right men, or stuck around long enough, to build a forever. It’s always been easier to get out early, before emotions make things messy. When Maggie wakes up naked in Sven’s bed, with no memory of the night before, these two must be honest about their feelings and face their fears, so they can build a future together. Will love be enough for them to get their happy ending together, or will a threat from outside strike them down before they ever have a chance? This book contains an over-the-top alpha who knows what he wants. It also contains sexual situations that may not be suitable for younger audiences.
📒Distraction ✍ Bruce Sterling
✏Distraction Book Summary : It's November 2044, an election year, and the state of the Union is a farce. The government is broke, the cities are privately owned, and the military is shaking down citizens in the streets. Washington has become a circus and no one knows that better than Oscar Valparaiso. A political spin doctor, Oscar has always made things look good. Now he wants to make a difference. But Oscar has a skeleton in his closet. His only ally: Dr. Greta Penninger, a gifted neurologist at the bleeding edge of the neural revolution. Together they're out to spread a very dangerous idea whose time has come. And so have their enemies: every technofanatic, government goon, and laptop assassin in America. Oscar and Greta might not survive to change the world, but they'll put a new spin on it. From the Paperback edition.
📒The Beautiful Distraction ✍ Jason Balistreri
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📒King Of The North ✍ Harry Turtledove
✏King of the North Book Summary : A sequel to "Werenight" and "Prince of the North". Just when he thought he could settle down to enjoy peace, Gerin the Fox is called upon to face a new enemy, the Gradi, who bring with them their cold, fierce gods, bent on the destruction of all who do not worship them.
📒Darius ✍ Linda Arena
✏Darius Book Summary : Creating The Thirteenth Order is essential to insure that creation continues in the rapidly expanding universe. With Earth's axis shift corrected and humanity saved, Midas and the Guardians have only two items left to do before their final ascension. Find Prometheus and make peace between them and bring in The Thirteenth Order. However, the enraged Prometheus has other plans for Midas, Gideon, Hermes and Rhea. He lures them to the sacred mountain on Darius where he, along with his army of Mat'uk, trapped them inside the mountain using a gravity net. The instant the Mat'uk breach the entrance of the mountain, Midas' alarm sounds. He and the other Guardians attempt to enter the fifth dimension and cannot. Realizing they were trapped and visible, Midas dispatches the Mother ship and the seedling, Rosie to Earth to bring back Rachael and her friends to save them, much to the dismay of Rhea. She pleads with Midas not to bring the human's to Darius as the planet will tap into their ancient DNA code and change them back to their original form. Rachael and her friends upon hearing Rosie's pleas to help save the Guardians ultimately agree to go to Darius even though Darius is halfway across the universe and they have no idea what fate awaits them. www.lindaarenaauthor.com
📒Book Of Kings ✍ Susan Becker
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📒The Treasure Of The Great King ✍ Mauro Soriani
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📒The Boy Kings ✍ Katherine Losse
✏The Boy Kings Book Summary : Kate Losse was a grad school refugee when she joined Facebook as employee #51 in 2005. Hired to answer user questions such as “What is a poke?” and “Why can’t I access my ex-girlfriend’s profile?” her early days at the company were characterized by a sense of camaraderie, promise, and ambition: Here was a group of scrappy young upstarts on a mission to rock Silicon Valley and change the world. Over time, this sense of mission became so intense that working for Facebook felt like more than just a job; it implied a wholehearted dedication to “the cause.” Employees were incentivized to live within one mile of the office, summers were spent carousing at the company pool house, and female employees were told to wear T-shirts with founder Mark Zuckerberg’s profile picture on his birthday. Losse started to wonder what this new medium meant for real-life relationships: Would Facebook improve our social interactions? Or would we all just adapt our behavior to the habits and rules of these brilliant but socially awkward Internet savants who have become today’s youngest power players? Increasingly skeptical, Losse graduated from customer service to the internationalization team—tasked with rolling out Facebook to the rest of the world— finally landing a seat right outside Zuckerberg’s office as his personal ghostwriter, the voice of the boy king. This book takes us for the first time into the heart of this fast-growing information empire, inviting us to high-level meetings with Zuckerberg; lifting the veil on long nights of relentless hacking and trolling; taking us behind the scenes of raucous company parties; and introducing us to the personalities, values, and secret ambitions of the floppy-haired boy wonders who are redefining the way we live, love, and work. By revealing here what’s really driving both the business and the culture of the social network, Losse answers the biggest question of all: What kind of world is Facebook trying to build, and is it the world we want to live in? *** “Logging on to Facebook that first day, in retrospect, was the second, and to date the last, time that any technology has captured my imagination. The first was when Apple advertised the first laptop, the PowerBook, in the 1990s—with the words, ‘What’s on your PowerBook?’ “‘World domination,’ my teenaged self- answered instinctively. That’s what these devices were made for, I thought: so small and yet so powerful, so capable of linking quickly to and between everything else in the world. From the laptop, I could write and distribute information faster than ever before. It was intoxicating to imagine, and Facebook’s sudden, faithful rendering in 2004 of the physical world into the virtual felt the same. What could you do, now that you could see and connect to everyone and everything, instantly? “But what, also, could be diminished by such quick access? In the realm of ideas, it seemed easy: Who wouldn’t want to distribute and discuss ideas widely? However, in the realm of the personal, it seemed more complicated. What was the benefit of doing everything in public? Is information itself neutral, or do different types of information have different values, different levels of expectation of privacy, different implications for distribution and consumption? Should all information be shared equally quickly and without regard to my relationship to it? And, finally, and most important, as we ask whenever we begin a new relationship with anything, would this be good for me?” -- From the Introduction
📒Dove Descending ✍ Thomas Howard
✏Dove Descending Book Summary : T.S. Eliot is widely considered the most important and most influential poet of the 20th century. Many consider Four Quartets to be the finest of his poems and his greatest achievement. In this masterful journey into the beauties and depths of Eliot's masterpiece, the bestselling author, professor and critic Thomas Howard unravels the complexities of the sublime poem with such adept adroitness that even its most difficult passages spring to life. During his long years as a professor teaching English and Literature, Howard taught this poem often, and developed what he calls "a reading" approach to the concepts of this masterpiee to render its meaning more lucid for the reader. Therefore, this is not a "scholarly" work, but rather the brilliant insights of a master teacher and writer whose understanding of this profound poem and his deep love for the writing of Eliot are shared here for the great benefit of the reader.
📒Lost Lands Of Oz ✍ Dr. Janet Kelly
✏Lost Lands of OZ Book Summary : About the Book Imagine---wicked forces in the Lost Lands of Oz trying to take control of the magical kingdom by capturing the Rain King. It's a race against time as Princess Ozma, Ruler of the Land, enlists the help of three young detectives and one kid sister, to find the Rain King before it's too late, and the plush, green Land of Oz shrivels into a barren wasteland. The mystery began when Princess Ozma and the Rain King were examining the life scrolls Ozma had created---she called the scrolls her best work because each scroll housed a life secret that could only be unlocked by the hand of a child. Even Ozma herself couldn't undo her own magic. But something happened during this special meeting between the two friends the Princess fell into a deep sleep, and when she awoke, the Rain King had disappeared, and the life scrolls had turned to solid gold bricks closed and locked---hinting that evil had been in the room. Yet, the bricks were sprinkled with the Rain King's rainbow signature. How could this be? Ozma knew something terrible had happened to him, but what? She couldn't open the scrolls, and she feared the worst! Her only hope was to call in children---detectives from a place faraway called Texas. Nonbelievers the boys were until they reached the Land of Oz and met those who inhabited the Land. So, with help from the Princess herself, the three boys, one kid sister, and Professor Wogglebug, a magnified Bug of the highest order, set out on their mission: To search the Land of Oz, retrieve the missing Rain King, and open the secrets of the life scrolls. The dangers are everywhere, not imagined; time is critical, not imagined; the characters are real, not imagined. WARNING: Imagination required, not imagined.