Seize the Day

Seize the Day
Author: Saul Bellow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0142437611
ISBN 13: 9780142437612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seize the Day Book Review:

Tommy Wilhelm tries to save himself from drowning under the weight of his own existence as his life comes apart around him after failing in his job, marriage, and investments.

Seize the Day Study Guide

Seize the Day Study Guide
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publsiher: FaithWords
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 9781455541034
ISBN 13: 1455541036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seize the Day Study Guide Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shares a purposeful approach to everyday living, helping readers claim the good things God has in store for them each day. Today is no ordinary day. You may perform simple routines, feel uninspired, or lack the excitement of hope. But today could be the most important one of your life--depending on how you choose to spend it. Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, encourages you not to waste another minute. There is something special, valuable waiting for you to discover in each day. And when you spend time with God daily, asking Him to help you find it, you'll unlock the wonderful purpose He has in store for you. When you commit to letting God direct you, instead of resting passively in your own disappointments, you'll be open to receive greater happiness and blessings than you ever thought possible. All you need is the right encouragement. With over four decades of experience helping others find fulfillment, Joyce shares key biblical insights and personal stories that will help you make the most of this moment and SEIZE THE DAY!

Seize the Day

Seize the Day
Author: Saul Bellow
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2006-01
ISBN 10: 9780141023403
ISBN 13: 0141023406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seize the Day Book Review:

Tommy Wilhelm is a worried man. Once charming, he has failed to make it big as an actor in Hollywood, left his family and lost his job as a salesman. Now he lives in the Hotel Gloriana in New York City, while his successful father lectures him about changing his life. But Wilhelm clings to the hope that his luck is about to turn - and has given his last $700 to the mysterious, philosophizing Dr Tamkin to invest. Is the smooth-talking Tamkin ripping Wilhelm off? Or does he offer him one last chance to make it out of this mess?

A Study Guide for Saul Bellow s Seize the Day

A Study Guide for Saul Bellow s Seize the Day
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN 10: 1410336506
ISBN 13: 9781410336507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Saul Bellow s Seize the Day Book Review:

A Study Guide for Saul Bellow's "Seize the Day," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Against the Day

Against the Day
Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1584
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN 10: 1101594667
ISBN 13: 9781101594667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against the Day Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year Spanning the era between the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, and constantly moving between locations across the globe (and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all), Against the Day unfolds with a phantasmagoria of characters that includes anarchists, balloonists, gamblers, drug enthusiasts, mathematicians, mad scientists, shamans, spies, and hired guns. As an era of uncertainty comes crashing down around their ears and an unpredictable future commences, these folks are mostly just trying to pursue their lives. Sometimes they manage to catch up; sometimes it’s their lives that pursue them.

Catching Fire The Hunger Games Book 2

Catching Fire  The Hunger Games  Book 2
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 0545227240
ISBN 13: 9780545227247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catching Fire The Hunger Games Book 2 Book Review:

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Anthem

Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1946
ISBN 10: 1613103654
ISBN 13: 9781613103654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthem Book Review:

In a future world, only one man dares to think, strive, and love as an individual in the midst of a paralyzing collective humanity.

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1849
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433074909817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Book Review:

Internment

Internment
Author: Samira Ahmed
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 031652266X
ISBN 13: 9780316522663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internment Book Review:

An instant New York Times bestseller! "Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March
Author: Saul Bellow
Publsiher: Viking Adult
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1953
ISBN 10: 9780670106028
ISBN 13: 067010602X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of Augie March Book Review:

En drengs opvækst i Chicagos slumkvarterer og senere omtumlede liv i Mexico og USA, formet som Augie March's selvbiografi

Win the Day

Win the Day
Author: Mark Batterson
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 059319277X
ISBN 13: 9780593192771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Win the Day Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion reveals seven powerful habits that can help you tackle God-sized goals by turning yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s anxieties into fuel for a better today. “This book will change the trajectory of your life.”—John Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert Too many people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams just because they don’t know where to start, but playing it safe doesn’t account for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Win the Day is the jump-start you need to go after your goals, one day at a time. You’ll discover how to: 1. Flip the Script: If you want to change your life, start by changing your story. 2. Kiss the Wave: The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way. 3. Eat the Frog: If you want God to do the super, you’ve got to do the natural. 4. Fly the Kite: How you do anything is how you’ll do everything. 5. Cut the Rope: Playing it safe is risky. 6. Wind the Clock: Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments. 7. Seed the Clouds: Sow today what you want to see tomorrow. As Batterson unpacks each of these daily habits, you’ll see how simple it is to pursue them with focus and dedication—not someday down the road, but now. Transform your perspective of a single day and you’ll discover the potential waiting to be grasped at the beginning of each new sunrise.

1984

1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1983-10-17
ISBN 10: 0547249640
ISBN 13: 9780547249643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1984 Book Review:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

This Is the Day

This Is the Day
Author: Tim Tebow
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 0525650423
ISBN 13: 9780525650423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is the Day Book Review:

ECPA BESTSELLER • The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because—this is the day. Beyond Tim Tebow's exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel “stuck”—unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: “now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark, because this is the day.” In this inspiring, motivational book, readers will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from “pause” to “play” in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the book's themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all readers, including his an update on his dream pursuit of a baseball career.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-07-16
ISBN 10: 0307373576
ISBN 13: 9780307373571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Atlas Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times

Beloved

Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1400033411
ISBN 13: 9781400033416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beloved Book Review:

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

The Last Garden in England

The Last Garden in England
Author: Julia Kelly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 1982107847
ISBN 13: 9781982107840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Garden in England Book Review:

From the author of the international bestsellers The Light Over London and The Whispers of War comes “a compelling read, filled with lovable characters and an alluring twist of fates” (Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife) about five women living across three different times whose lives are all connected by one very special garden. Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the gardens’ past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden. 1907: A talented artist with a growing reputation for her work, Venetia Smith has carved out a niche for herself as a garden designer to industrialists, solicitors, and bankers looking to show off their wealth with sumptuous country houses. When she is hired to design the gardens of Highbury House, she is determined to make them a triumph, but the gardens—and the people she meets—promise to change her life forever. 1944: When land girl Beth Pedley arrives at a farm on the outskirts of the village of Highbury, all she wants is to find a place she can call home. Cook Stella Adderton, on the other hand, is desperate to leave Highbury House to pursue her own dreams. And widow Diana Symonds, the mistress of the grand house, is anxiously trying to cling to her pre-war life now that her home has been requisitioned and transformed into a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers. But when war threatens Highbury House’s treasured gardens, these three very different women are drawn together by a secret that will last for decades. “Gorgeously written and rooted in meticulous period detail, this novel is vibrant as it is stirring. Fans of historical fiction will fall in love with The Last Garden in England” (Roxanne Veletzos, author of The Girl They Left Behind).

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 074758589X
ISBN 13: 9780747585893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Splendid Suns Book Review:

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Carpe Diem Redeemed

Carpe Diem Redeemed
Author: Os Guinness
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0830849882
ISBN 13: 9780830849888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carpe Diem Redeemed Book Review:

How do we make the most of life and the time we have? In the midst of our harried modern world, Os Guinness calls us to consequential living, reorienting our notion of history not as cyclical nor as meaningless, but as linear and purposeful. We can seek to serve God's purpose for our generation, read the times, and discern our call for this moment in history.

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem
Author: Roman Krznaric
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 1101983140
ISBN 13: 9781101983140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carpe Diem Book Review:

"Brilliant. One of those rare books that forces you to ask what the hell you're doing with your life." --George Monbiot, The Guardian **One of Forbes' 13 Best Books for Summer 2017** We've all heard the saying "seize the day." But what does it really mean--and how can we use it to jumpstart our lives? In the age of distraction, carpe diem is more essential than ever, and yet many of us simply don't employ it in our lives. In this thought-provoking and empowering book, cultural writer Roman Krznaric unpacks the history, philosophy, and modern-day applications of "seizing the day" and delivers a rousing call to action for anyone who wants to improve their lives--or our world. Carpe Diem is a far-ranging read, drawing on everything from the neuropsychology of regret to the anthropology of play, from medieval carnival rites to religious conceptions of the afterlife and early Japanese cinema. Offering food for thought as well as inspiring takeaways, the book examines not just the contributions of great thinkers throughout history, but also reveals insights from the lives of great seize-the-day practitioners including nightclub dancers, war photographers, bored housewives, and committed revolutionaries--offering a wide range of solutions to the daunting challenge of leading a meaningful life.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN 10: 8184001754
ISBN 13: 9788184001754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Review:

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.