A Passion for Books

At a time when serious publishers are facing an acute crisis of identity, when some observers suspiciously regard reading books as an elitist and antiquated passion, more and more people are crowding into the stores, more new titles are ...

Author: D. Salwak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230374515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Leading writers and critics, including Margaret Drabble, Alan Sillitoe and Ferdinand Mount, share their passion for books and the joys of reading in an inspiring collection of essays and writings. A Passion for Books is both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defence against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age who say the book will soon be obsolete. This book, itself a joy to read, is written for anyone who cares at all about the past and future of books and reading.
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A Passion for Books

A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting , Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books Harold Rabinowitz, ... He had but one idea, but one love, but one passion: books.

Author: Harold Rabinowitz

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307419668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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A collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, stories, lists, poems, quotations, and cartoons that celebrates the joys of reading, the feeling of spending hours browsing through a bookstore, and the people for whom buying books is a necessity. Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of A Passion for Books, beginning with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's foreword and throughout contributions like-- Umberto Eco's How to Justify a Private Library, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Gustave Flaubert's Bibliomania, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and Anna Quindlen's How Reading Changed My Life, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age. Interspersed throughout are entertaining lists--Ten Bestselling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty Times or More, Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels and many more-- plus select writings on bookstores, book clubs, cartoons about books and a specially prepared "bibliobibliography" of books about books. Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, A Passion for Books will provide you with a lifetime's worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject--the love of books.
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Find Your Passion

Robert O'Gallagher, the author of this eye-opening book on how to find your passion, has decided to shatter those stereotypes and social restrictions and enable you to: ✔️ UnderstandHow To Unlock Your Passion ✔️ Set Realistic Goals ...

Author: Robert O'Gallagher

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ISBN: 1692942840

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Don't Quit Your Job Until You Read This. How much longer can you watch the bestyears of your life pass by while you are settling for that mind-numbingly boring, dead-end 9 to 5 job? If you are reading this, then you are not satisfied with your job. You need something more. That extraspark that will make you wake up every morning with a smile on your face. "Find YourPassion: 7 Simple Steps To Find Out & Carry Out The Job You Want" is here to help you: ✔️Identify Your Passion & Find The Job You Want ✔️ Avoid Common Mistakes & Discover YourTalents ✔️ Turn Your Passion Into A Career What Are You Waiting For? Click "BuyNow" & Make This The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Professional Life! Who Said ThatYou Cannot Turn Your Passion Into A Career? Do you think you're too old for a careerreboot? Robert O'Gallagher, the author of this eye-opening book on how to find your passion, has decided to shatter those stereotypes and social restrictions and enable you to: ✔️ UnderstandHow To Unlock Your Passion ✔️ Set Realistic Goals & Stick To Them ✔️ Make That LeapForward & Transform Your Life Top 3 Reasons That Make This Book On Finding YourPurpose Stand Out From The Rest: While other finding your passion books focus on WHYit is important to start exploring your talents, this comprehensive book about finding your career willteach you HOW to actually achieve it with: ✔️ Easy-To-Follow Chapters On Every SingleAspect ✔️ Powerful Strategies That Will Change Your Mindset ✔️ A Holistic ApproachThat Will Remove Every Cloud Of Doubt Do You Know Someone Who Could Use AMotivational Boost? Ideal for people who are looking for inspiration, people who want tore-start their careers and people who want more than a simple 9 to 5 job, this find your passion workbookwill make a great gift! Can You Really Afford To Miss Out On This Opportunity To Pursue TheJob Of Your Dreams? Hit That "Add To Cart" Button & Invest In Yourself!
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Season of Passion

When she is just past eighteen, Kate meets super football star Tom Harper and falls in love.

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440177049

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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When she is just past eighteen, Kate meets super football star Tom Harper and falls in love.
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A Passion for Blue White

The trend-setting designer celebrates her favorite colors in more than three hundred full-color photographs that showcase a wide array of bedrooms, baths, living rooms, dining rooms, gardens, and outdoor spaces that draw on the full ...

Author: Carolyne Roehm

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767921135

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

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The trend-setting designer celebrates her favorite colors in more than three hundred full-color photographs that showcase a wide array of bedrooms, baths, living rooms, dining rooms, gardens, and outdoor spaces that draw on the full spectrum of blues to create a variety of moods, styles and distinctive design solutions. 50,000 first printing.
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The Quiet Side of Passion

"Isabel becomes involved in a delicate paternity case in the twelfth installment of the beloved Isabel Dalhousie Series.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0804169934

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Isabel finds herself grappling with ethically-complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community. With two small boys to raise, a mountain of articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Cat, who always seems to need a helping hand at the deli, Isabel barely has any time for herself. Her husband, Jamie, suggests acquiring extra help, and she reluctantly agrees. In no time at all, Isabel and Jamie have a new au pair, and Isabel has an intelligent assistant editor to share her workload. Both women, though, have romantic entanglements that threaten to interfere with their work, and Isabel must decide how best to navigate this tricky domestic situation. Can an employer ever inject herself into her employees' affairs? Meanwhile, Isabel makes the acquaintance of Patricia, the mother of Charlie's friend Basil. Though Isabel finds Patricia rather pushy, she tries to be civil and supportive, especially given that Patricia is raising her son on her own, without the help of his father, a well-known Edinburgh organist, also named Basil. But when Isabel sees Patricia in the company of an unscrupulous man, she begins to rethink her assumptions. Isabel must once again call on her kindness and keen intelligence to determine the right course of action, at home, at work, and in the schoolyard.
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Book Love

Presents strategies for getting students to read, and offers advice on building a school culture around a love of reading, helping students deepen their understanding of what they read, and balancing independent reading and text study.

Author: Penny Kittle

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325042950

Category: Education

Page: 174

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Presents strategies for getting students to read, and offers advice on building a school culture around a love of reading, helping students deepen their understanding of what they read, and balancing independent reading and text study.
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A Passion Denied The Daughters of Boston Book 3

I hope that reading my books has given you just a touch of the joy I have experienced in writing them. ... the words of these novels will infuse your own dreams with renewed hope, a deepened faith, and greater passion for the true ...

Author: Julie Lessman

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441204091

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Young Elizabeth O'Connor is the little sister John Brady always longed for. But she wants much more than that from her spiritual mentor. As she blossoms into a beautiful young woman intent on loving John, he must push back the very real attraction he feels for her. His past just won't let him go there. Unfortunately, Lizzie won't let him go anywhere else--until she discovers he is not all that he seems. Can true love survive such revelations? Full of the romance and relationships Lessman readers have come to love, A Passion Denied is the final book in the popular Daughters of Boston series.
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A Passion Most Pure The Daughters of Boston Book 1

He had stared, assessing her over a stack of books. “Uh . . . Mrs. Mallory said . . . well, I . . . I mean she said that I was to be on the paper, so I—” Recognition dawned. His eyes softened and crinkled at the corners just a smidge ...

Author: Julie Lessman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441200945

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Refusing to settle for anything less than a romantic relationship that pleases God, Faith O'Connor steels her heart against her desire for the roguish Collin McGuire. But when Collin tries to win her sister Charity's hand, Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. To further complicate matters, Faith finds herself the object of Collin's affections, even as he is courting her sister. The Great War is raging overseas, and a smaller war is brewing in the O'Connor household. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.
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Where Books Fall Open A Readers Anthology of Wit and Passion

A Reader's Anthology of Wit and Passion Bascove. ANNE FADIMAN Never Do That to a Book When I was eleven and my brother was thirteen , our parents took us to Europe . At the Hôtel d'Angleterre in Copenhagen , as he had done virtually ...

Author: Bascove

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567922511

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

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This is a book about books, about the pleasures, passions & rewards of reading, about authors who are dedicated to the act of writing and readers who are devoted to the joys of words in the right order. Funny, moving, and beautiful, it features an eclectic selection from some of the world's finest writers, as well as sixteen full-color paintings by artist and editor Bascove. Book jacket.
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