The Curious Sofa

Author: Edward Gorey
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151003075
Size: 12,73 MB
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A satire on erotic literature follows the experiences of Alice as she joins a group of unusual people whose actions are enigmatically implied

The Curious Sofa By Ogdred Weary

Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Size: 12,34 MB
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Blogging For Bliss

Author: Tara Frey
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600595110
Size: 11,31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides information for crafters and artists on creating a successful blog, covering such topics as cropping and sizing photographs, adding graphics, establishing links, and attracting an audience.

Words And Worlds

Author: Alison Lurie
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504055616
Size: 10,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Poignant remembrances and sharp observations from the “most able and witty” Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Foreign Affairs (The New York Times). This engaging new collection of essays from the New York Times–bestselling novelist gathers together her reflections on the writing life; fond recollections of inspiring friends; and perceptive, playful commentary on preoccupations ranging from children’s literature to fashion and feminism. Citing her husband’s comment to her that “Nobody asked you to write a novel,” Lurie goes on to eloquently explain why there was never another choice for her. She looks back on attending Radcliffe in the 1940s—an era of wartime rations and a wall of sexism where it was understood that Harvard was only for the men. From offering a gleeful glimpse into Jonathan Miller’s production of Hamlet to memorializing mentors and intimate friends such as poet James Merrill, illustrator Edward Gorey, and New York Times Book Review coeditor Barbara Epstein, Lurie celebrates the creative artists who encouraged and inspired her. A lifelong devotee of children’s literature, she suggests saying no to Narnia, revisits the phenomenon of Harry Potter, and tells the truth about the ultimate good bad boy, Pinocchio. Returning to a favorite subject, fashion, Lurie explores the symbolic meaning of aprons, enthuses on how the zipper made dressing and undressing faster—and sexier—and tells how, feeling abandoned by Vogue at age sixty, she finally found herself freed from fashion’s restrictions on women. Always spirited no matter the subject, Lurie ultimately conveys a joie de vivre that comes from a lifetime of never abandoning her “childish impulse to play with words, to reimagine the world.”

Insiders Guide To Kansas City

Author: Katie Van Luchene
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762763388
Size: 20,42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Kansas City World-class museums. Historic jazz clubs. Romantic cafes. Riverboat casinos. High-end cuisine. Down-home barbecues. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

The Books They Gave Me

Author: Jen Adams
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451688814
Size: 20,98 MB
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This beautiful full-color treasury of stories about gift book-giving celebrates the enduring power of literature: stories of significant books people have received and what those books mean to them. THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as “This made me think of you,” but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous—but all are illuminating. Jen Adams collected nearly two hundred of the most provocative stories submitted to the tumblr blog to capture the many ways books can change our lives and loves, revealing volumes about the relationships that inspired the gifts. These stories are, by turns, romantic, cynical, funny, dark, and hopeful. There’s the poorly thought out gift of Lolita from a thirty-year-old man to a teenage girl. There’s the couple who tried to read Ulysses together over the course of their long-distance relationship and never finished it. There’s the girl whose school library wouldn’t allow her to check out Fahrenheit 451, but who received it at Christmas with the note, “Little Sister: Read everything you can. Subvert Authority! Love always, your big brother.” These are stories of people falling in love, regretting mistakes, and finding hope. Together they constitute a love letter to the book as physical object and inspiration. Illustrated in full color with the jackets of beloved editions, The Books They Gave Me is, above all, an uplifting testament to the power of literature.

The Greek Tycoon S Baby Bargain

Author: Sharon Kendrick
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426817894
Size: 14,16 MB
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Alexandros Pavlidis always ended his affairs before he got bored. So he never expected to see his London mistress, Rebecca Gibbs, again—until she showed up with shocking news: she was pregnant with his twins! Xandros was intrigued when Rebecca didn't touch a penny of the substantial payoff he gave her. And when the babies were born, everything changed. These were Pavlidis heirs! Now he was on his way to London to bargain for his sons!

The Secret Of Humor

Author: Leonard Feinberg
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789062033706
Size: 11,49 MB
Format: PDF
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Amphigorey Too

Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399504204
Size: 13,74 MB
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Somber drawings illustrate short, enigmatic, and macabre tales and rhymes about murders, unusual animals, and mysterious events.