The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures

The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures Author Irene Smit
ISBN-10 9781523502141
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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A perfect gift book filled with whimsical, colorful illustrations, short lists, cheerful prompts, recipes, and fun facts, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is the sweetest reminder imaginable that it’s the little things in life that make us happy. Little things like sharing tea with a friend. An ice cream cone with sprinkles. Finding a forgotten item of clothing in the closet. The smell in the air right after a summer rain. Created by the editors of Flow magazine, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is a celebration of slowing down and appreciating the simple moments of life—all you have to do is take notice.

The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures

The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures Author Irene Smit
ISBN-10 9780761193760
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Here's the sweetest reminder imaginable that it's the little things in life that make us happy. Little things like sharing tea with a friend. An ice cream cone with sprinkles. Parking the car in one go. Finding a forgotten item of clothing in the closet. The smell in the air right after a summer rain. A tiny, perfect impulse book filled with whimsical, colorful illustrations, plus cheerful random prompts, thoughts, and facts, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is a pocket-size gift of joy. Created by the editors of Flow magazine, it encapsulates the qualities that make their work so distinctive--the sensibility of slowing down and appreciating the simple moments of life, the emphasis on everyday creativity, and the joys of imperfection. Every page is an inspiration: Keep a journal, take a bike instead of the car, cook in an old cherished pot and remember who you inherited it from, use a fountain pen, take a walk with a friend. There's richness all around you--all you have to do is take notice.

A Book That Takes Its Time

A Book That Takes Its Time Author Irene Smit
ISBN-10 0761193774
Year 2017-08-22
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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From Flow, the groundbreaking international "magazine that takes its time," comes the first big book in a publishing partnership that celebrates mindfulness, creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life's little pleasures. Flow is unique for a magazine in how it mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call "goodies"--bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more--giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling. A Book That Takes Its Time is both a book about mindfulness and a book that literally inspires mindfulness. It's like a meditation retreat between two covers. You can't hurry through it; it's the anti-page-turner. It's a book that makes you stop to savor, play with, and appreciate all the lovely and interesting detours that hands-on activities provide. Read an article on the benefits of journaling--then come to "The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook" tucked into the book. An essay on the power of being grateful is followed by pages of illustrated "Beautiful Moments" cards to fill in, punch out, save, and revisit. Suddenly being grateful becomes a habit. Readers will learn hand-lettering, the basics of collaging, even how to meditate while running. There's never been a book like A Book That Takes Its Time, a book that mixes reading and doing, to help readers live a more thoughtful life and have so much fun in the process.

How to Be a Wildflower

How to Be a Wildflower Author
ISBN-10 9781452152653
Year 2016-02-16
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin—How to Be a Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions. Encouraging self-discovery through encounters with nature, beloved artist Katie Daisy brings her beautiful paintings and lettering to this collection of things to do and make, quotes, meditations, natural history, and more. A recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie, a prompt to hike by the light of the moon, a place to press flowers: every page inside the charming textured two-piece case invites readers to wander, gather, savor, and ponder the natural world around them. For every wild and free spirit—and those who aspire to be—this is a field guide to living life to the fullest.

Prince and Pirate

Prince and Pirate Author Charlotte Gunnufson
ISBN-10 9780399176043
Year 2017
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"When a pirate fish and a prince fish are dropped into the same fishtank, it doesn't seem like they'll ever get along--until the arrival of a third fish inspires them to cooperate"--

Into the Cool

Into the Cool Author Eric D. Schneider
ISBN-10 9780226739366
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 362
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Demonstrates how the second law of thermodynamics--which refers to energy's tendency to change from being concentrated in one place to being spread out over time--is behind evolution, ecology, economics, and even the origins of life itself in this scientific tour de force that explores how complex systems emerge, enlarge, and reproduce in a chaotic world.

The Pleasures of Counting

The Pleasures of Counting Author T. W. Körner
ISBN-10 0521568234
Year 1996-12-05
Pages 534
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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In this engaging and readable book, Dr. Körner describes a variety of lively topics that continue to intrigue professional mathematicians. The topics range from the design of anchors and the Battle of the Atlantic to the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho. The author uses relatively simple terms and ideas, yet explains difficulties and avoids condescension. If you are a mathematician who wants to explain to others how you spend your working days, then seek inspiration here. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the uses of mathematics.

At Your Pleasure

At Your Pleasure Author Meredith Duran
ISBN-10 9781451607017
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A new and evocative Regency historical novel from rising star Meredith Duran, an author for whom, as Fresh Fiction said, “readers need to make room on their keeper shelf.” By candlelight, she lures him… Glittering court socialites and underworld cutpurses alike know that Adrian Ferrers, Earl of Rivenham, is the most dangerous man in London. Rivenham will let nothing—not the deepening shadow of war, nor the growing darkness within him—interfere with his ambition to restore his family to its former glory. But when tasked by the king to uncover a traitor, he discovers instead a conspiracy—and a woman whose courage awakens terrible temptations. To save her is to risk everything. To love her might cost his life. At swordpoint she defies him… Lady Leonora knows that Rivenham is the devil in beautiful disguise—and that the irresistible tension between them is as unpredictable as the dilemma in which Nora finds herself: held hostage on her own estate by Rivenham and the king’s men. But when war breaks out, Nora has no choice but to place her trust in her dearest enemy—and pray that love does not become the weapon that destroys them both…

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures Author Bertrice Small
ISBN-10 9781101517277
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A steamy collection from Bertrice Small, who "creates cover-to-cover passion" (Publishers Weekly) Carla, Tiffany, Nina, and J.P. have already gotten major play on The Channel, a secret, women-only interactive cable network. Now they'll carry out even more fantasies with a collection of seductive characters they would only meet in their dreams... The women entangle themselves with pirates, sultans, regency rakes, and even movie stars. And then there's Maureen Flynn, new to The Channel. She's an au pair from Ireland whose fantasy of choice is with a brawny Celtic warrior. Will he turn her on to The Channel like those that came before her?

Against the Flow

Against the Flow Author John C. Lennox
ISBN-10 085721621X
Year 2015-03-20
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Monarch Books
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A wide-ranging discussion of the place of Christianity in the public square Daniel's story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four young men, born in the tiny state of Judah around 500 b.c., and captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to senior positions of administration. Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith. Their story carries a powerful message for us today. Society tolerates the practice of Christianity in private and in church services, but increasingly it deprecates public witness. If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of public debate. This is a lucid and erudite examination of the life of Daniel from a leading expert on faith and science. In his first biblical work, Dr. Lennox provides a unique perspective on both Western society and biblical exegesis that will make "Against the Flow" an instant classic encouraging Christians to speak out in our modern Babylon.

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop Author Nina George
ISBN-10 9780349140360
Year 2015-04-23
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare. On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust - until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.

Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures Author Adam Phillips
ISBN-10 9780374712716
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Much has been written of the forbidden pleasures. But what of the "unforbidden" pleasures? Unforbidden Pleasures is the singular new book from Adam Phillips, the author of Missing Out, Going Sane, and On Balance. Here, with his signature insight and erudition, Phillips takes Oscar Wilde as a springboard for a deep dive into the meanings and importance of the unforbidden, from the fall of our "first parents," Adam and Eve, to the work of the great psychoanalytic thinkers. Forbidden pleasures, he argues, are the ones we tend to think about, yet when you look into it, it is probable that we get as much pleasure, if not more, from unforbidden pleasures than from those that are taboo. And we may have underestimated just how restricted our restrictiveness, in thrall to the forbidden and its rules, may make us. An ambitious book that speaks to the precariousness of modern life, Unforbidden Pleasures explores the philosophical, psychological, and social dynamics that govern human desire and shape our everyday reality.

The Small Pleasures of Life

The Small Pleasures of Life Author Philippe Delerm
ISBN-10 1861591160
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 85
Language en
Publisher Phoenix
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An enchanting meditation on life's small pleasures, that combines Proust and Gaarder with a whiff of traditional France. La Premiere Gorgee de biere et autres plaisirs miniscules is a little book which has captured the imagination of the French Public. Only 112 pages long, it consists of 35 chapters, to be selected as the reader likes, each 1 featuring the authors musings on one of the small pleasures of life. These are both uniquely Gallic conjuring magical images of the France we know and love and universal. Each tale is recounted with a lively, almost childlike curiosity about the tiny things that make life worthwhile, and this special quality, along with the beauty of his writing, makes this an unforgettable, absorbing read. To be savoured at length by everyone.

Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness Author Daniel Gilbert
ISBN-10 9780007330683
Year 2009-06-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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In this fascinating and often hilarious work – winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 – pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how – and why – the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy.