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The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World sejak A.J. Jacobs
Just for the heck of it, one hari A.J. Jacobs decided to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, all thirty-two volumes. Surprisingly his details about his adventure is quite amusing and he does share some very interesting tidbits from the EB. atau as Jon Stewart says: "The Know-It-All is a hilarious book and quite impressive achievement. I've always said, why doesn't someone put out a less complete version of the encyclopedia? Well done, A.J."

Reading Lolita in Tehran sejak Azar Nafisi...
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Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks — whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies atau dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the seterusnya thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life sejak three rules — boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I Cinta you,” and never tarikh a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has lebih in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino...
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Mmkay, this is a really powerful-but really long- quote and I really hope anda take just a few minit out of whatever you're doing and read it.

"I was telling anda about evil, now that I know what it is. It's what makes a man get drunk and press a red hot poker on his child's back. It's what makes men have to queue for hours at the dock gates for a chance of a job when there are only a dozen jobs for a hundred men, so they fight each other in order to get them, and the foreman laugh and egg them on. It's what takes an old couple who've got nothing left but each other and splits them up to go...
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I explained in my sebelumnya linkthe meaning of the this phrase, but here is a quick recap: advance readers' copies are sent pre-published buku sejak publishers in hopes that a particularly enthusiastic recipient will personally promote the work to his atau her customers, and thus increase sales exponentially.

Titles mentioned in my first artikel included:
- The Hunger Games sejak Suzanne Collins
- Half-Assed sejak Jeanette Fulda
- The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes sejak Lucy Spelman
- Cheer! sejak Kate Torgovnick

Here are lebih buku that I have read in galley form (another phrase for advance reader copy) and hope that...
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In A Sunburned Country, A Walk in the Woods and I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away sejak link
While I have only discovered Bill Bryson's works within the past year, I have whole-heartedly fallen in Cinta with his writings. Why? Because they are the freaking funniest things I have ever read. He delights in depicting the strange and the awkward, which usually turns out to be him. This "God Dad! [teenage eyes rolling in disdain, can't believing that they are related]" theme runs throughout his books, adding *pop* and *crackle* to his extremely informative...
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