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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

Dear Reader br br I m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children Even though they are charming and clever the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news continuing on through the entire story disaster lurks at their heels One might say they are magnets for misfortune br br In this short book alone the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain itchy clothing a disastrous fire a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast br br It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy if you prefer that sort of thing br br With all due respect br i Lemony Snicket i


The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)

Dear Reader br br If you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale I m afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether The story may seem cheery at first when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy uncle but don t be fooled If you know anything at all about the unlucky Baudelaire children you already know that even pleasant events lead down the same road to misery br br In fact within the pages you now hold in your hands the three siblings endure a car accident a terrible odor a deadly serpent a long knife a large brass reading lamp and the appearance of a person they d hoped never to see again br br I am bound to record these tragic events but you are free to put this book back on the shelf and seek something lighter br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


In the Unlikely Event

In her highly anticipated new novel Judy Blume the i New York Times i best selling author of i Summer Sisters i and of young adult classics such as i Are You There God It s Me Margaret i creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families friends and strangers whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events br br In Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth New Jersey to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life br br Thirty five years earlier when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time a succession of airplanes fell from the sky leaving a community reeling Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early s when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere Judy Blume imagines and weaves together a haunting story of three generations of families friends and strangers whose lives are profoundly changed by these disasters She paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place Nat King Cole singing Unforgettable Elizabeth Taylor haircuts young and not so young love explosive friendships A bomb hysteria rumors of Communist threat And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy Through it all one generation reminds another that life goes on br br i In the Unlikely Event i is a gripping novel with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume s unparalleled storytelling


The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)

Dear Reader br br If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans then before you read even one more sentence you should know this Violet Klaus and Sunny are kindhearted and quick witted but their lives I am sorry to say are filled with bad luck and misery All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched and this one may be the worst of them all If you haven t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane a signalling device hungry leeches cold cucumber soup a horrible villain and a doll named Pretty Penny then this book will probably fill you with despair I will continue to record these tragic tales for that is what I do You however should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)

Dear Reader br br I hope for your sake that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience If this is the case I advise you to put this book down instantaneously because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumber mill and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log br br The pages of this book I m sorry to inform you contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine a bad casserole a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be a hypnotist a terrible accident resulting in injury and coupons br br I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children but you haven t so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming please feel free to make another selection br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5)

Violet Klaus and Sunny are at first optimistic attending school is a welcome change for the book loving trio and the academy is allegedly safe from the dreaded Count Olaf who is after their fortune br br Dear Reader br br If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school look elsewhere Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire arc intelligent and resourceful children and you might expect that they would do very well at school Don t For the Baudelaires school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives br br Truth be told within the chapters that make up this dreadful story the children will face snapping crabs strict punishments dripping fungus comprehensive exams violin recitals S O R E and the metric system br br It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and writing the history of these three hapless youngsters but you may be more comfortable getting a good night s sleep In that case you should probably choose some other book br br With all due respect br Lemony Snicket


The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)

Dear Reader br br You have undoubtedly picked up this book by mistake so please put it down Nobody in their right mind would read this particular book about the lives of Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose because each dismal moment of their stay in the village of V F D has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded in these pages I can think of no single reason why anyone would want to open a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows an angry mob a newspaper headline the arrest of innocent people the Deluxe Cell and some very strange hats It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children s lives and write them all down but you may prefer to do some other solemn and sacred thing such as reading another book instead br br With all due respect br br i Lemony Snicket i


The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6)

p i Dear Reader i p p If you have just picked up this book then it is not too late to put it back down Like the previous books in A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS there is nothing to be found in these pages but misery despair and discomfort and you still have time to choose something else to read p p Within the chapters of this story Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase a red herring some friends in a dire situation three mysterious initials a liar with an evil scheme a secret passageway and parsley soda p p I have sworn to write down these tales of the Baudelaire orphans so the general public will know each terrible thing that has happened to them but if you decide to read something else instead you will save yourself from a heapful of horror and woe p p i With all due respect i p p Lemony Snicket p


The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9)

In the continuing appalling tales of the Baudelaire siblings the children are on the run having been falsely accused of murder so they hide in the carnival as part of Madame Lulu s House of Freaks Ages br br Everybody loves a carnival Who can fail to delight in the colorful people the unworldly spectacle the fabulous freaks A carnival is a place for good family fun as long as one has a family that is For the Baudelaire orphans their time at a carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events In fact in this appalling ninth installment in Lemony Snicket s serial the siblings must confront a terrible lie an ambidextrous person a caravan and Chabo the wolf baby


The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13)

The last volume of the fabulously popular A Series of Unfortunate Events series in which the history of the Baudelaire orphans is brought to its end br br You are presumably looking at the back of this book or the end of the end The end of the end is the best place to begin the end because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope br br This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes you probably can t stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm a suspicious beverage a herd of wild sheep an enormous bird cage and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents br br It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans and at last I am finished You likely have some other occupation so if I were you I would drop this book at once so the end does not finish you br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10)

p i Dear Reader i p Like handshakes house pets or raw carrots many things are preferable when not slippery Unfortunately in this miserable volume I am afraid that Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up and down a range of strange and distressing mountains p In order to spare you any further repulsion it would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story particularly a secret message a toboggan a deceitful map a swarm of snow gnats a scheming villain a troupe of organized youngsters a covered casserole dish and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire p p Unfortunately I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire orphans There is no reason for you to dedicate your self to such things and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery book slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle or deep pit p p i With all due respect i p p Lemony Snicket p


The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)

In their desperate search for something lost the Baudelaire children encounter new and terrible horrors including mushrooms a mechanical monster a distressing message from a lost friend and tap dancing Ages br br Dear Reader br br Unless you are a slug a sea anemone or mildew you probably prefer not to be damp You might also prefer not to read this book in which the Baudelaire siblings encounter an unpleasant amount of dampness as they descend into the depths of despair underwater br br In fact the horrors they encounter are too numerous to list and you wouldn t want me even to mention the worst of it which includes mushrooms a desperate search for something lost a mechanical monster a distressing message from a lost friend and tap dancing br br As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans lives You on the other hand may delve into some happier book in order to keep your eyes and your spirits from being dampened br br With all due respect br Lemony Snicket


The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #8)

There is nothing to be found in the pages of these books but misery and despair You still have time to choose something else to read But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on The Hostile Hospital There are many pleasant things to read about but this book contains none of them Within its pages are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper unnecessary surgery heartshaped balloons and some very starling news about a fire Clearly you do not want to read about such things


The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #12)

p i Dear Reader i p p If this is the first book you found while searching for a book to read next then the first thing you should know is that this next to last book is what you should put down first Sadly this book presents the next to last chronicle of the lives of the Baudelaire orphans and it is next to first in its supply of misery despair and unpleasantness p p Probably the next to last thing you would like to read about are a harpoon gun a rooftop sunbathing alon two mysterious initials three unidentified triplets a notorious villain and an unsavory curry p p Next to last things are the first thing to be avoided and so allow me to recommend that you put this next to last book down first and find something else to read next at last such a s the next to last book in another chronicle or a chronicle containing other next to last things so that this next to last book does not become the last book you will read p p i With all due respect i p p Lemony Snicket p


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Gothic Classic): Mystery Novel Based upon True Events at the Paris Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a story inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century Opera singer Christine triumphs at the gala on the night of the old managers retirement Her old childhood friend Raoul hears her sing and recalls his love for Christine At this time there are rumours of a phantom living at the Opera and he makes himself known to the managers through letters and malevolent acts Sometime after the gala the Paris Opera performs Faust with the prima donna Carlotta playing the lead against the Phantom s wishes During the performance Carlotta loses her voice and the grand chandelier plummets into the audience Gaston Leroux was a French journalist and author of detective fiction In the English speaking world he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera Le Fant me de l Op ra which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name


Current Events: The Arab Spring

A barrel of gunpowder is relatively safe until a match is put to it and then there s a big bang and an awful mess Set the barrel in an arsenal with other explosives and flammable materials and there s no telling how bad that mess will be In an Archduke was shot not a very special murder in and of itself but it set off World War I and that spread across a continent ready and waiting for it to be started br br Nearly years later in in keeping with the lowered tone of society it was a barrow boy driven by despair to suicide who triggered the spreading revolution of angry Arabs against their autocratic governments In a span of a few months autocratic regimes that had held power for decades fell in countries like Egypt and Libya while others in Yemen and Syria have been left barely clinging to life Some have been mostly peaceful others have been brutally opposed by governments All face an uncertain future br br i Current Events The Arab Spring i can t provide the answers to all of the burning questions but in a region whose politics and demonstrations have been turbulent and rapid this quick primer will bring readers up to date on all of the events taking place in countries affected by the Arab Spring With chapters on each nation in turmoil this easy to read guide provides answers to some questions while also posing questions currently without answers


The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene Andc., Andc., Andc., Ed. for Popular Perusal with Current Illustrations and Explanatory Notes, by D. Laing Purv

This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library s preservation reformatting program


Twelve years a slave ; an people's history of the united states: a history of the American people & event

Twelve Years a Slave sub title Narrative of Solomon Northup citizen of New York kidnapped in Washington city in and rescued in from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington D C sold into slavery and kept in bondage for years in Louisiana He provided details of slave markets in Washington D C and New Orleans as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana


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The Mane Event (Pride, #1)

One of the hottest new voices in paranormal romance Shelly Laurenston knows how to do it all delivering tales that are wickedly funny action packed and scorch your fingers sexy With i The Mane Event i she proves just how delicious love can be once you unleash your inner beast p b Christmas Pride b p p i How come all the good looking ones are insane i br That s what runs through NYPD cop Desiree Dez MacDermot s mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy Mace Llewellyn It isn t just the way he stares at her with those too sexy gold eyes as if he could devour her on the spot Or the six four built like a Navy Seal bod o death It isn t even that he sniffs her neck and purrs making her entire body tingle It s more about that disconcerting shifting from man to lion thing that unhinges her and makes her want more br br Mace likes making Dez crazy In fact he likes her any way he can get her in bed on the desk here now again Together they d always been trouble but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel br br p p b Shaw s Tail b p p Brendon Shaw hotel owner and lion shifter has seen better days He s been beaten had a gun to the back of his head and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape shifting wolves He didn t think he d survive the night much less find the woman of his dreams And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots Once he sets his sights on her the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go br br Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life and New York City is the place where any girl even one who runs with a Pack can redefine herself First order of business find a mate settle down and stop using men for sex Even big gorgeous lion shifting oh my what big um paws you have men Then again p


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Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event

The landscape of the u Marvel Universe u is changing and it s time to choose Whose side are you on br A conflict has been brewing from more than a year threatening to pit friend against friend brother against brother and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse br br b Collecting b i Civil War i


The Cobra Event

i The Cobra Event i is a petrifying fictional account of a very real threat biological terrorism p Seventeen year old Kate Moran wakes one morning to the beginnings of a head cold but shrugs it off and goes to school anyway By her midmorning art class Kate s runny nose gives way to violent seizures and a hideous scene of self cannibalization She dies soon after When a homeless man meets a similarly gruesome and mystifying fate the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta sends pathologist Alice Austen to investigate What she uncovers is the work of a killer a man who calls himself Archimedes and is intent on spreading his deadly Cobra virus throughout New York City A silent crisis erupts with Austen and a secret FBI forensic team rushing to expose the terrorist p p Even more frightening than Preston s story about the fictitious Cobra virus however is the truth that lies beneath it As the author writes in his introduction The nonfiction roots of this book run deep My sources include eyewitnesses who have seen a variety of biological weapons installations in different countries and people who have developed and tested strategic bioweapons In fact the only reason i The Cobra Event i was not written as nonfiction is that none of Preston s sources would go on record p p Woven throughout the novel are sections of straight nonfiction reporting that reveal the terrifying truth about the development of biological weapons and the clandestine operations of Russia and Iraq Three years of research and more than interviewswithhigh level sources in the FBI the U S military and the scientific community went into i The Cobra Event i The result is sure to shock you p p p p p


Biblical Current Events: A Current Events Study Guide

Biblical Current Events is a sixteen week study guide program that is designed to inform people about Bible prophecy and how it relates to today s current events The study compares the news of today with scripture to encourage discussion and prayer about such topics as the economy education and morality


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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery It was also a land withered by drought and hunger and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala crazy but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do br br Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy William had a goal to study science in Malawi s top boarding schools But in his country was stricken with a famine that left his family s farm devastated and his parents destitute Unable to pay the eighty dollar a year tuition for his education William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died br br Yet William refused to let go of his dreams With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach a small pile of once forgotten science textbooks and an armory of curiosity and determination he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity electricity and running water Using scrap metal tractor parts and bicycle halves William forged a crude yet operable windmill an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season br br Soon news of William s em magetsi a mphepo em his electric wind spread beyond the borders of his home and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world br br Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity em The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind em will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him


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Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events

World events are catalysts for all sorts of change Headlines Halachic Debates of Current Events is a halachic analysis of some of the most notable issues in current events With its remarkable array of Torah sources Dovid Lichtenstein s book will fascinate both laymen and scholars interested in contemporary halachic issues No doubt this work is a testament to the timeless nature of Torah law in confronting even the most modern dilemmas


Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1)

Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river For generations her family has been called by the river god who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands At seventeen Caro has spent years listening to the water ready to meet her fate But the river god hasn t spoken her name yet and if he hasn t by now there s a chance he never will br br Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies with dangerous pirates after the cargo an arrogant courier with a secret and without the river god to help her With so much at stake Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself br br From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark


The Currents of Space (Galactic Empire #2)

High above the planet Florinia the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort Down in the eternal spring of the planet however the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible Not only do the Florinians no longer have a concept of freedom any disruption of the vital kyrt trade would cause other planets to rise in protest ultimately destabilizing trade and resulting in a galactic war So the Trantorian Empire whose grand plan is to unite all humanity in peace prosperity and freedom has stood aside and allowed the oppression to continue Living among the workers of Florinia Rik is a man without a memory or a past He has been abducted and brainwashed Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives But as his memories begin to return Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver Everyone on Florinia is doomed the Currents of Space are bringing destruction But if the planet is evacuated the power of Sark will end so some would finish the job and would kill the messenger The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance


The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

Dear Reader br br I m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children Even though they are charming and clever the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news continuing on through the entire story disaster lurks at their heels One might say they are magnets for misfortune br br In this short book alone the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain itchy clothing a disastrous fire a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast br br It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy if you prefer that sort of thing br br With all due respect br i Lemony Snicket i


The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)

Dear Reader br br If you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale I m afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether The story may seem cheery at first when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy uncle but don t be fooled If you know anything at all about the unlucky Baudelaire children you already know that even pleasant events lead down the same road to misery br br In fact within the pages you now hold in your hands the three siblings endure a car accident a terrible odor a deadly serpent a long knife a large brass reading lamp and the appearance of a person they d hoped never to see again br br I am bound to record these tragic events but you are free to put this book back on the shelf and seek something lighter br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


In the Unlikely Event

In her highly anticipated new novel Judy Blume the i New York Times i best selling author of i Summer Sisters i and of young adult classics such as i Are You There God It s Me Margaret i creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families friends and strangers whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events br br In Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth New Jersey to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life br br Thirty five years earlier when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time a succession of airplanes fell from the sky leaving a community reeling Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early s when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere Judy Blume imagines and weaves together a haunting story of three generations of families friends and strangers whose lives are profoundly changed by these disasters She paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place Nat King Cole singing Unforgettable Elizabeth Taylor haircuts young and not so young love explosive friendships A bomb hysteria rumors of Communist threat And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy Through it all one generation reminds another that life goes on br br i In the Unlikely Event i is a gripping novel with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume s unparalleled storytelling


The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)

Dear Reader br br If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans then before you read even one more sentence you should know this Violet Klaus and Sunny are kindhearted and quick witted but their lives I am sorry to say are filled with bad luck and misery All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched and this one may be the worst of them all If you haven t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane a signalling device hungry leeches cold cucumber soup a horrible villain and a doll named Pretty Penny then this book will probably fill you with despair I will continue to record these tragic tales for that is what I do You however should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)

Dear Reader br br I hope for your sake that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience If this is the case I advise you to put this book down instantaneously because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumber mill and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log br br The pages of this book I m sorry to inform you contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine a bad casserole a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be a hypnotist a terrible accident resulting in injury and coupons br br I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children but you haven t so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming please feel free to make another selection br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5)

Violet Klaus and Sunny are at first optimistic attending school is a welcome change for the book loving trio and the academy is allegedly safe from the dreaded Count Olaf who is after their fortune br br Dear Reader br br If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school look elsewhere Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire arc intelligent and resourceful children and you might expect that they would do very well at school Don t For the Baudelaires school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives br br Truth be told within the chapters that make up this dreadful story the children will face snapping crabs strict punishments dripping fungus comprehensive exams violin recitals S O R E and the metric system br br It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and writing the history of these three hapless youngsters but you may be more comfortable getting a good night s sleep In that case you should probably choose some other book br br With all due respect br Lemony Snicket


The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)

Dear Reader br br You have undoubtedly picked up this book by mistake so please put it down Nobody in their right mind would read this particular book about the lives of Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose because each dismal moment of their stay in the village of V F D has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded in these pages I can think of no single reason why anyone would want to open a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows an angry mob a newspaper headline the arrest of innocent people the Deluxe Cell and some very strange hats It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children s lives and write them all down but you may prefer to do some other solemn and sacred thing such as reading another book instead br br With all due respect br br i Lemony Snicket i


The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6)

p i Dear Reader i p p If you have just picked up this book then it is not too late to put it back down Like the previous books in A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS there is nothing to be found in these pages but misery despair and discomfort and you still have time to choose something else to read p p Within the chapters of this story Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase a red herring some friends in a dire situation three mysterious initials a liar with an evil scheme a secret passageway and parsley soda p p I have sworn to write down these tales of the Baudelaire orphans so the general public will know each terrible thing that has happened to them but if you decide to read something else instead you will save yourself from a heapful of horror and woe p p i With all due respect i p p Lemony Snicket p


The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9)

In the continuing appalling tales of the Baudelaire siblings the children are on the run having been falsely accused of murder so they hide in the carnival as part of Madame Lulu s House of Freaks Ages br br Everybody loves a carnival Who can fail to delight in the colorful people the unworldly spectacle the fabulous freaks A carnival is a place for good family fun as long as one has a family that is For the Baudelaire orphans their time at a carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events In fact in this appalling ninth installment in Lemony Snicket s serial the siblings must confront a terrible lie an ambidextrous person a caravan and Chabo the wolf baby


The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13)

The last volume of the fabulously popular A Series of Unfortunate Events series in which the history of the Baudelaire orphans is brought to its end br br You are presumably looking at the back of this book or the end of the end The end of the end is the best place to begin the end because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope br br This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes you probably can t stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm a suspicious beverage a herd of wild sheep an enormous bird cage and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents br br It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans and at last I am finished You likely have some other occupation so if I were you I would drop this book at once so the end does not finish you br br With all due respect br br Lemony Snicket


The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10)

p i Dear Reader i p Like handshakes house pets or raw carrots many things are preferable when not slippery Unfortunately in this miserable volume I am afraid that Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up and down a range of strange and distressing mountains p In order to spare you any further repulsion it would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story particularly a secret message a toboggan a deceitful map a swarm of snow gnats a scheming villain a troupe of organized youngsters a covered casserole dish and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire p p Unfortunately I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire orphans There is no reason for you to dedicate your self to such things and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery book slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle or deep pit p p i With all due respect i p p Lemony Snicket p


The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)

In their desperate search for something lost the Baudelaire children encounter new and terrible horrors including mushrooms a mechanical monster a distressing message from a lost friend and tap dancing Ages br br Dear Reader br br Unless you are a slug a sea anemone or mildew you probably prefer not to be damp You might also prefer not to read this book in which the Baudelaire siblings encounter an unpleasant amount of dampness as they descend into the depths of despair underwater br br In fact the horrors they encounter are too numerous to list and you wouldn t want me even to mention the worst of it which includes mushrooms a desperate search for something lost a mechanical monster a distressing message from a lost friend and tap dancing br br As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans lives You on the other hand may delve into some happier book in order to keep your eyes and your spirits from being dampened br br With all due respect br Lemony Snicket


The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #8)

There is nothing to be found in the pages of these books but misery and despair You still have time to choose something else to read But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on The Hostile Hospital There are many pleasant things to read about but this book contains none of them Within its pages are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper unnecessary surgery heartshaped balloons and some very starling news about a fire Clearly you do not want to read about such things


The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #12)

p i Dear Reader i p p If this is the first book you found while searching for a book to read next then the first thing you should know is that this next to last book is what you should put down first Sadly this book presents the next to last chronicle of the lives of the Baudelaire orphans and it is next to first in its supply of misery despair and unpleasantness p p Probably the next to last thing you would like to read about are a harpoon gun a rooftop sunbathing alon two mysterious initials three unidentified triplets a notorious villain and an unsavory curry p p Next to last things are the first thing to be avoided and so allow me to recommend that you put this next to last book down first and find something else to read next at last such a s the next to last book in another chronicle or a chronicle containing other next to last things so that this next to last book does not become the last book you will read p p i With all due respect i p p Lemony Snicket p


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Gothic Classic): Mystery Novel Based upon True Events at the Paris Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a story inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century Opera singer Christine triumphs at the gala on the night of the old managers retirement Her old childhood friend Raoul hears her sing and recalls his love for Christine At this time there are rumours of a phantom living at the Opera and he makes himself known to the managers through letters and malevolent acts Sometime after the gala the Paris Opera performs Faust with the prima donna Carlotta playing the lead against the Phantom s wishes During the performance Carlotta loses her voice and the grand chandelier plummets into the audience Gaston Leroux was a French journalist and author of detective fiction In the English speaking world he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera Le Fant me de l Op ra which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name


Current Events: The Arab Spring

A barrel of gunpowder is relatively safe until a match is put to it and then there s a big bang and an awful mess Set the barrel in an arsenal with other explosives and flammable materials and there s no telling how bad that mess will be In an Archduke was shot not a very special murder in and of itself but it set off World War I and that spread across a continent ready and waiting for it to be started br br Nearly years later in in keeping with the lowered tone of society it was a barrow boy driven by despair to suicide who triggered the spreading revolution of angry Arabs against their autocratic governments In a span of a few months autocratic regimes that had held power for decades fell in countries like Egypt and Libya while others in Yemen and Syria have been left barely clinging to life Some have been mostly peaceful others have been brutally opposed by governments All face an uncertain future br br i Current Events The Arab Spring i can t provide the answers to all of the burning questions but in a region whose politics and demonstrations have been turbulent and rapid this quick primer will bring readers up to date on all of the events taking place in countries affected by the Arab Spring With chapters on each nation in turmoil this easy to read guide provides answers to some questions while also posing questions currently without answers


The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene Andc., Andc., Andc., Ed. for Popular Perusal with Current Illustrations and Explanatory Notes, by D. Laing Purv

This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library s preservation reformatting program


Twelve years a slave ; an people's history of the united states: a history of the American people & event

Twelve Years a Slave sub title Narrative of Solomon Northup citizen of New York kidnapped in Washington city in and rescued in from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington D C sold into slavery and kept in bondage for years in Louisiana He provided details of slave markets in Washington D C and New Orleans as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana


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The Mane Event (Pride, #1)

One of the hottest new voices in paranormal romance Shelly Laurenston knows how to do it all delivering tales that are wickedly funny action packed and scorch your fingers sexy With i The Mane Event i she proves just how delicious love can be once you unleash your inner beast p b Christmas Pride b p p i How come all the good looking ones are insane i br That s what runs through NYPD cop Desiree Dez MacDermot s mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy Mace Llewellyn It isn t just the way he stares at her with those too sexy gold eyes as if he could devour her on the spot Or the six four built like a Navy Seal bod o death It isn t even that he sniffs her neck and purrs making her entire body tingle It s more about that disconcerting shifting from man to lion thing that unhinges her and makes her want more br br Mace likes making Dez crazy In fact he likes her any way he can get her in bed on the desk here now again Together they d always been trouble but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel br br p p b Shaw s Tail b p p Brendon Shaw hotel owner and lion shifter has seen better days He s been beaten had a gun to the back of his head and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape shifting wolves He didn t think he d survive the night much less find the woman of his dreams And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots Once he sets his sights on her the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go br br Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life and New York City is the place where any girl even one who runs with a Pack can redefine herself First order of business find a mate settle down and stop using men for sex Even big gorgeous lion shifting oh my what big um paws you have men Then again p


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Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event

The landscape of the u Marvel Universe u is changing and it s time to choose Whose side are you on br A conflict has been brewing from more than a year threatening to pit friend against friend brother against brother and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse br br b Collecting b i Civil War i


The Cobra Event

i The Cobra Event i is a petrifying fictional account of a very real threat biological terrorism p Seventeen year old Kate Moran wakes one morning to the beginnings of a head cold but shrugs it off and goes to school anyway By her midmorning art class Kate s runny nose gives way to violent seizures and a hideous scene of self cannibalization She dies soon after When a homeless man meets a similarly gruesome and mystifying fate the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta sends pathologist Alice Austen to investigate What she uncovers is the work of a killer a man who calls himself Archimedes and is intent on spreading his deadly Cobra virus throughout New York City A silent crisis erupts with Austen and a secret FBI forensic team rushing to expose the terrorist p p Even more frightening than Preston s story about the fictitious Cobra virus however is the truth that lies beneath it As the author writes in his introduction The nonfiction roots of this book run deep My sources include eyewitnesses who have seen a variety of biological weapons installations in different countries and people who have developed and tested strategic bioweapons In fact the only reason i The Cobra Event i was not written as nonfiction is that none of Preston s sources would go on record p p Woven throughout the novel are sections of straight nonfiction reporting that reveal the terrifying truth about the development of biological weapons and the clandestine operations of Russia and Iraq Three years of research and more than interviewswithhigh level sources in the FBI the U S military and the scientific community went into i The Cobra Event i The result is sure to shock you p p p p p


Biblical Current Events: A Current Events Study Guide

Biblical Current Events is a sixteen week study guide program that is designed to inform people about Bible prophecy and how it relates to today s current events The study compares the news of today with scripture to encourage discussion and prayer about such topics as the economy education and morality


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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery It was also a land withered by drought and hunger and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala crazy but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do br br Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy William had a goal to study science in Malawi s top boarding schools But in his country was stricken with a famine that left his family s farm devastated and his parents destitute Unable to pay the eighty dollar a year tuition for his education William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died br br Yet William refused to let go of his dreams With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach a small pile of once forgotten science textbooks and an armory of curiosity and determination he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity electricity and running water Using scrap metal tractor parts and bicycle halves William forged a crude yet operable windmill an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season br br Soon news of William s em magetsi a mphepo em his electric wind spread beyond the borders of his home and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world br br Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity em The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind em will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him


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Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events

World events are catalysts for all sorts of change Headlines Halachic Debates of Current Events is a halachic analysis of some of the most notable issues in current events With its remarkable array of Torah sources Dovid Lichtenstein s book will fascinate both laymen and scholars interested in contemporary halachic issues No doubt this work is a testament to the timeless nature of Torah law in confronting even the most modern dilemmas


Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1)

Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river For generations her family has been called by the river god who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands At seventeen Caro has spent years listening to the water ready to meet her fate But the river god hasn t spoken her name yet and if he hasn t by now there s a chance he never will br br Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies with dangerous pirates after the cargo an arrogant courier with a secret and without the river god to help her With so much at stake Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself br br From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark


The Currents of Space (Galactic Empire #2)

High above the planet Florinia the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort Down in the eternal spring of the planet however the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible Not only do the Florinians no longer have a concept of freedom any disruption of the vital kyrt trade would cause other planets to rise in protest ultimately destabilizing trade and resulting in a galactic war So the Trantorian Empire whose grand plan is to unite all humanity in peace prosperity and freedom has stood aside and allowed the oppression to continue Living among the workers of Florinia Rik is a man without a memory or a past He has been abducted and brainwashed Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives But as his memories begin to return Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver Everyone on Florinia is doomed the Currents of Space are bringing destruction But if the planet is evacuated the power of Sark will end so some would finish the job and would kill the messenger The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance