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A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *Dear Reader,* 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. 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. 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. *With all due respect,* Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!

SUMMARY: Dear Reader, 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. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket Ages 10+

A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Dear Reader, 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. 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 reappearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again. I am bound to record these tragic events, but you are free to put this book back on the shelf and seek something lighter. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End

SUMMARY: This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes, you probably canżt 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

A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

SUMMARY: Like handshakes, house pets or raw carrots, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately the Baudelaires run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up and down a range of strange and distressing mountains. In order to spare you repulsion it is best not to mention any more regarding a secret message, a toboggan, a deceitful trap, a swarm of snow gnats and a scheming villain.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The bad beginning

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Dear Reader, 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. 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. 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. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1-4 Netflix Tie-In Box Set

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1-4 Netflix Tie-in Box Set by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist
**NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**
Don’t be fooled by the new, Netflix-inspired book covers of the first four books in this *New York Times *bestselling series.
The events recounted in this four-book box set (which includes *The Bad Beginning*, *The Reptile Room*, *The Wide Window*, and *The Miserable Mill*) are sure to depress you. If you cannot stomach stories that find misfortune continuously befalling the three charming Baudelaire orphans, I recommend you make another reading selection. The terrible tale of the Baudelaire’s bad luck starts with *The Bad Beginning*, and it all gets worse from there.
Some boxes should never be opened.

Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk

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**The first book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.**
***New York Times* Bestselling Series**
**“A deliciously spellbinding series opener.” —*Kirkus Reviews* (starred review)**
**“Fun, mystery, and rollicking characters.” —*VOYA* (starred review)**
**“Fluent, charismatic storytelling.” —ALA *Booklist***
Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow—a newborn girl with violet eyes. Who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to the Heaps’ beloved son Septimus?
The first book in this enthralling series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and Magykal charms, potions, and spells. *Magyk* is the original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

Separation of Power

*Librarian Note: An alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found [here](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40672889).*
CIA superagent Mitch Rapp is back in action in this high-velocity adventure from the master of the political thriller, Vince Flynn.
**SEPARATION OF POWER**
CIA director Thomas Stansfield is dead — a fact many individuals in and around the nation’s capital are pleased to hear. But their happiness proves to be short-lived once they learn that Stansfield’s successor is the late director’s close friend and protégé, Dr. Irene Kennedy. Her plan of action is to pursue the very goals Stansfield established — something Stansfield’s fiercest enemies don’t want to hear. And something they refuse to accept.
Meanwhile, Israel has discovered that Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race — and they’ve vowed to stop the Iraqi madman before he can get his hands on the ultimate weapon. With the Middle East teetering on the precipice of chaos and devastation, the president of the United States is forced to act. The commander in chief’s secret weapon? None other than the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, Mitch Rapp. But the window for action on this crucial mission is incredibly tight. Israel has given the United States only two weeks to take the nukes out. After that, they’ll do whatever it takes to destroy the weapons themselves. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, Rapp races against time and impossible odds — navigating the deadly alleys of Baghdad, tearing through the corruption-riddled streets of Washington, D.C., and taking drastic measures against anyone who gets in his way.
With action that sizzles and true-to-life insider detail, *Separation Of Power* showcases New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn at his shell-shocking best.

The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life.

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth grade together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumor, and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. Hes had a career and a single marriage followed by a calm divorce. Hes certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyers letter is about to prove. The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity, and insight, it is the work of one of the worlds most distinguished writers.
**Recensie(s)**

A masterpiece… I would urge you to read – and re-read – The Sense of an Ending * Daily Telegraph * Mesmerising… the concluding scenes grip like a thriller – a whodunit of memory and morality * Independent * A very fine book, skilfully plotted, boldly conceived… Barnes has achieved…something of universal importance — Justin Cartwright * Observer * A precise, poignant portrait of the costs and benefits of time passing, of friendship, of love. A small masterpiece — Erica Wagner * The Times * A wonderful story that is all too human and all so real * Irish Times *
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Selfies

Ze zijn jong, knap, lopen in merkkleding en besteden dagelijks uren aan hun haar – en daarbij leven ze van een uitkering. Deze jonge vrouwen denken alleen aan zichzelf, maar leiden een levensgevaarlijk bestaan, want langzaam maar zeker zijn ze een doorn in het oog geworden van een volstrekt labiele persoon die besluit om één voor één met al deze klaplopers af te rekenen. In eerste instantie is het niet een zaak waar brigadier Carl Mørck veel aandacht aan besteedt. Hij is erachter gekomen dat hij onvrijwillig een pion is geworden in de interne machtsstrijd binnen de politieleiding en hij moet snel handelen om het bestaan van afdeling Q veilig te stellen. Als hij tegelijkertijd een tip krijgt dat een splinternieuwe moordzaak in veel opzichten aan een onopgehelderde moord van lang geleden doet denken, heeft hij meer dan ooit behoefte aan het vlijmscherpe overzicht van zijn collega Rose. Maar Rose is met ziekteverlof, omdat afschuwelijke gebeurtenissen uit het verleden haar achtervolgen. Carl, Assad en Gordon werken dag en nacht om het wijdvertakte mysterie rond de twee moorden op te lossen, maar steken de meeste energie in het helpen van Rose. Naarmate ze steeds dieper in haar verhaal graven, begrijpen ze dat zich een misdrijf heeft afgespeeld. Dan lijkt Rose plotsklaps ook nog eens van de aardbodem verdwenen. Selfies is het zevende boek in de internationale bestsellerserie Q van Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950), de ongekroonde koning van de Scandinavische misdaadliteratuur.

Selected stories of O. Henry

SUMMARY: Selected Stories of O. Henry, by O. Henry, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. O. Henry mastered the art of the humorous, energetic tale that ends with a sudden, ironic twist. In “After Twenty Years,” for example, two boys agree to meet at a particular spot exactly twenty years later. Both are faithful, but in the intervening years one boy has turned into a criminal, the other into a policeman. Behind the rendezvous lurks a powerful dramatic situation with a fascinating moral dilemma—all dealt with in a few brief pages. This is just one of the many literary gems in Selected Stories of O. Henry, a collection of 45 of O. Henry’s most renowned and entertaining short stories. Each one offers insights into human nature and the ways it is affected by love, hate, wealth, poverty, gentility, disguise, and crime—themes that ran through the author’s own life. Born William Sidney Porter, O. Henry started writing while in prison for embezzlement. Later he moved to New York, and his tales romanticizing the commonplace, particularly the life of ordinary New Yorkers, became highly popular. The most widely read author of his time, O. Henry died penniless but left behind a wealth of short stories that endure as classics of the genre. Victoria Blake is a freelance writer. She has worked at The Paris Review and contributed to the Boulder Daily Camera, small literary presses in the United States, and English-language publications in Bangkok, Thailand. She currently lives and works in San Diego, California.

Selected Exercises in Particle and Nuclear Physics

This book presents more than 300 exercises, with guided solutions, on topics that span both the experimental and the theoretical aspects of particle physics. The exercises are organized by subject, covering kinematics, interactions of particles with matter, particle detectors, hadrons and resonances, electroweak interactions and flavor physics, statistics and data analysis, and accelerators and beam dynamics. Some 200 of the exercises, including 50 in multiple-choice format, derive from exams set by the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Research (INFN) over the past decade to select its scientific staff of experimental researchers. The remainder comprise problems taken from the undergraduate classes at ETH Zurich or inspired by classic textbooks. Whenever appropriate, in-depth information is provided on the source of the problem, and readers will also benefit from the inclusion of bibliographic details and short dissertations on particular topics. This book is an ideal complement to textbooks on experimental and theoretical particle physics and will enable students to evaluate their knowledge and preparedness for exams.

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Seeker’s Curse

Seeker’s Curse (Rogue Angel #19) by Alex Archer
Enlisted by the Japan Buddhist Federation to catalog a number of ancient shrines dotted across Nepal, archaeologist Annja Creed is honored to help. Political violence has prompted the Federation to protect holy sites from desecration and vandalism, and Annja is their last hope to properly conserve these sites.
Where there’s vandalism, there’s plundering, and local police soon become suspicious of Annja’s presence. But she is more concerned about the antiques smugglers and Maoist guerrillas trying to kill her. When she must trek high up in the Himalayas to protect a sacred golden Buddha statue from falling into the hands of her pursuers, she’s told that the place is cursed—and guarded by demons. And Annja has no choice but to face her demons….

Seeing Things as They Are

This book provides a comprehensive account of the intentionality of perceptual experience. With special emphasis on vision Searle explains how the raw phenomenology of perception sets the content and the conditions of satisfaction of experience. The central question concerns the relation between the subjective conscious perceptual field and the objective perceptual field. Everything in the objective field is either perceived or can be perceived. Nothing in the subjective field is perceived nor can be perceived precisely because the events in the subjective field consist of the perceivings , whether veridical or not, of the events in the objective field. Searle begins by criticizing the classical theories of perception and identifies a single fallacy, what he calls the Bad Argument, as the source of nearly all of the confusions in the history of the philosophy of perception. He next justifies the claim that perceptual experiences have presentational intentionality and shows how this justifies the direct realism of his account. In the central theoretical chapters, he shows how it is possible that the raw phenomenology must necessarily determine certain form of intentionality. Searle introduces, in detail, the distinction between different levels of perception from the basic level to the higher levels and shows the internal relation between the features of the experience and the states of affairs presented by the experience. The account applies not just to language possessing human beings but to infants and conscious animals. He also discusses how the account relates to certain traditional puzzles about spectrum inversion, color and size constancy and the brain-in-the-vat thought experiments. In the final chapters he explains and refutes Disjunctivist theories of perception, explains the role of unconscious perception, and concludes by discussing traditional problems of perception such as skepticism.