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Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

SUMMARY: Thoreau, a sturdy individualist and nature lover, lived a spare existence in a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, from 1845 to 1847. “Walden” is a record of his experiment in a simple life and his contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. This book includes the famous essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, ” a selection of his poetry and a new introduction by W.S. Merwin.

Waking Up Naked

Carl has a plan. After months spent staring at Miles Kavanagh and admiring him from afar, he’s finally going to do something about his crush on his boss. An office party provides Carl with the perfect opportunity to make his move on the older man. All he needs to do now is get a bit of Dutch courage inside him. Or maybe a lot of Dutch courage…
Falling asleep in his boss’s bed might have been part of Carl’s plan—but waking up naked in that bed the following morning, with no memory of how he come to be that way, really wasn’t on his agenda. Could he really have forgotten one of the most important nights of his life?

Waking the Dead

Original version out of print. A revised version now offered for free from the authors at AO3.
[https://archiveofourown.org/works/163…](https://archiveofourown.org/works/16338566)
Genre: LGBT Ghost Paranormal
When your lover can speak to ghosts and his half-brother can read minds, you get used to life being a step away from normal. But when angry ghosts take over the bodies of the living, seeking revenge for their centuries-old murders, even John and Nick have trouble coping.
Teenaged angst, pushy tourists, and the dead walking… If they want the peaceful summer they’d planned, they’re going to have to fight for it.
Side by side.

Waiting For Nick

In this classic romance from #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Nora Roberts, Frederica Kimball is about to find that the wait for the man of her dreams is finally over!
Frederica Kimball had been waiting all her life…waiting to grow up…waiting forever for the day when Nicholas LeBeck would fall as desperately in love with her as she had always been with him.
Nick didn’t know what had hit him. Sweet, adorable Freddie, whom he’d always loved like a kid sister, was suddenly all woman. And his feelings for her were anything but brotherly!
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini

He came along, kicking the snow. Here was a disgusted man. His name was Svevo Bandini, and he lived three blocks down that street. He was cold and there were holes in his shoes. That morning he had patched the holes on the inside with pieces of cardboard from a macaroni box. The macaroni in that box was not paid for. He had thought of that as he placed the cardboard inside his shoes.

**Recensie(s)**

Bandini is a magnificent creation, and his rediscovery is not before time. * * Times Literary Supplement * * John Fante takes some beating . . . mean, moody, disturbing and intensely atmospheric. * * The Times * * John Fante knew how to make words sing. When he was on form, he could write sentences that stopped time. * * Uncut * *
(source: Bol.com)

Voyager

Voyager (Outlander Series #3) by Diana Gabaldon
From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers *Outlander* and*Dragonfly in Amber*, the extraordinary saga continues.
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement ClaireRandall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into thearms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then shereturned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragicbattle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her… andher body still cries out for him in her dreams.
Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him andstaying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny.And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face thepassion and pain awaiting her…the deadly intrigues raging in a dividedScotland… and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—orforever doom—her timeless love.
“Triumphant …her use of historical detail and a truly adult love storyconfirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”
—*Publishers Weekly*

Vox

**One of Entertainment Weekly’s and SheReads’ books to read after The Handmaid’s Tale
One of Good Morning America’s ”Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer”
Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.**
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
This is just the beginning…
Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard.
…not the end.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial–this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
This is just the beginning.
Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.
But this is not the end.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.
**Recensie(s)**

A petrifying re-imagining of The Handmaid’s Tale’ ELLE This book will blow your mind. PRIMA Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be.’ LEE CHILD A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo’ VANITY FAIR The book of the moment!’ MARIE CLAIRE Razor sharp and terrifyingly plausible. Extraordinary.’ LOUISE O’NEILL A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless’ DAILY MAIL Electrifying’ O, The Oprah Magazine Truly compulsive’ STYLIST Thrilling. I was left speechless!’ WOMAN & HOME A dazzling debut’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING The Handmaid’s Tale 2.0.’ EVENING STANDARD Set to dominate dinner party chats.’ COSMOPOLITAN If you liked Atwood’s novel and Naomi Alderman’s The Power, I guarantee you will love this.’ THE POOL A bold, brilliant and unforgettable debut.’ ALICE FEENEY Gripping’ BELLA Frighteningly relatable’ WOMAN Be scared. Be very scared’ FABULOUS Chillingly imagined’ SUNDAY MIRROR Terrifying in its relevance’ GRAZIA Thought-provoking’ PSYCHOLOGIES Tense and engrossing’ THE IRISH TIMES VOX has the sort of premise that immediately sets it apart.’ IRISH INDEPENDENT The aftershocks of #MeToo have crept into publishing’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE
(source: Bol.com)

Vortex

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Spin ended with the alien Hypotheticals setting a vast Arch over the Indian Ocean. Those who sailed under it found themselves on Equatoria, another planet entirely.

In Axis, a secretive Equatorian community of Fourths – humans who’ve had their lives extended by illegal Martian technology – raised a boy, Isaac Dvali, to communicate with the Hypotheticals. Interstellar clouds of tiny fragmented Hypothetical nanomachines rained down on Equatoria, an some began to grow. Isaac and Turk Findley, a tough bush pilot an former drifter, were absorbed by a vast concatenation of those growths.

Now, Turk Findley has awakened ten thousand years later, to be collected by the people of Vox – an Equatorian group that’s obsessed with the Hypotheticals. The Vox have been waiting for Turn and Isaac for a very long time. Meanwhile, the story of Turk and Isaac among the people of Vox is being scrawled in notebooks by a disturbed man in a hospital on twenty-first-century Earth, in the years following the Spin . . .

(source: Bol.com)

Void of Moon

Void Of Moon by Denise Falcone, Tj Loughran
Void of Moon The Emotional Journey Through Marital Separation
Void of Moon, The Emotional Journey Through Marital Separation is based on the author, Denise Falcone’s, personal journey and the experiences of many women through this strange and unfamiliar time. Each chapter or stage in this process deals with a single emotion or an important effect that all women must work through before their journey is complete. The author’s personal interpretations give voice to each emotion so women can listen and recognize the feeling as it resonates within them. Once a connection to a feeling is established, a woman is not as alone in this process as she thought she was. From there, she can accept her feeling, experience it, and hopefully move through it. We all have emotions and it is this focus on the emotions that gives this book a huge audience.
Void of Moon helps to open the way for women who are separating from their spouses, emotionally and/or physically with encouragement, guidance, and company on their path, while leading them gently in the direction of greater sanity and peace.

Vixen in Vegas

It was supposed to be a week of simply being, of living in the moment and enjoying every minute while it lasted. Of course, that kind of intoxication can have lingering effects.
For Sin, she finds herself wanting to break all the rules, to extend her time with the stranger who stole her heart. Vegas is just the right kind of place to take such a gamble.
Meeting up with BE at the gondolas is a risk. Love goes against everything they’d promised one another. But the best things in life can’t be planned. Soon Alysin will be tested. After guarding her heart for so long, she finally lets a man in and discovers that the worst things in life happen when she least expects them.
When she walks in on BE with another woman and overhears their heated conversation, she suddenly remembers there is a reason she made these rules.
Will broken rules lead to broken hearts?
Or will she realize that though love is a gamble — she’s all in?

Vixen

SUMMARY: 1954.Vixen 03is down. The plane, bound for the Pacific carrying thirty-six Doomsday bombs — canisters armed with quick-death germs of unbelievable potency — vanishes. Vixen has in fact crashed into an ice-covered lake in Colorado. 1988. Dirk Pitt, who heroically raised theTitanic, discovers the wreckage of Vixen 03. But two deadly canisters are missing. They’re in the hands of a terrorist group. Their lethal mission: to sail a battleship seventy-five miles up the Potomac and blast Washington, D.C., to kingdom come. Only Dirk can stop them.

Visualizing Streaming Data

While tools for analyzing streaming and real-time data are gaining adoption, the ability to visualize these data types has yet to catch up. Dashboards are good at conveying daily or weekly data trends at a glance, though capturing snapshots when data is transforming from moment to moment is more difficult—but not impossible.
With this practical guide, application designers, data scientists, and system administrators will explore ways to create visualizations that bring context and a sense of time to streaming text data. Author Anthony Aragues guides you through the concepts and tools you need to build visualizations for analyzing data as it arrives.
* Determine your company’s goals for visualizing streaming data
* Identify key data sources and learn how to stream them
* Learn practical methods for processing streaming data
* Build a client application for interacting with events, logs, and records
* Explore common components for visualizing streaming data
* Consider analysis concepts for developing your visualization
* Define the dashboard’s layout, flow direction, and component movement
* Improve visualization quality and productivity through collaboration
* Explore use cases including security, IoT devices, and application data
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Visions of Sugar Plums

Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers #1) by Janet Evanovich
It’s five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn’t got a tree. She hasn’t bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There’s not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment.
And there’s a strange man in her kitchen.
Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. Strangers, weirdos, felons, creeps, and lunatics are always finding their way to her front door. But this guy is different. This guy is mysterious, sexy-and he has his own agenda. His name is Diesel and he is a man on a mission. And Diesel is unlike anyone Stephanie has ever met before in her life. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn’t look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? These questions and more are keeping Stephanie awake at night. Not to mention the fact that she needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas “surprise” for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn’t believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays-Jersey style. In Janet Evanovich’s *Visions of Sugar Plums, *the world of Plum has never been merrier!

Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra

SUMMARY: As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates that worldview through the writings of the Zen master Eihei D?gen (1200-1253), considered the founder of the Japanese S?t? Zen tradition, which currently enjoys increasing popularity in the West. The Lotus Sutra, arguably the most important Buddhist scripture in East Asia, contains a famous story about bodhisattvas (enlightening beings) who emerge from under the earth to preserve and expound the Lotus teaching in the distant future. The story reveals that the Buddha only appears to pass away, but actually has been practicing, and will continue to do so, over an inconceivably long life span. Leighton traces commentaries on the Lotus Sutra from a range of key East Asian Buddhist thinkers, including Daosheng, Zhiyi, Zhanran, Saigyo, My?e, Nichiren, Hakuin, and Ry?kan. But his main focus is Eihei D?gen, the 13th century Japanese S?t? Zen founder who imported Zen from China, and whose profuse, provocative, and poetic writings are important to the modern expansion of Buddhism to the West. D?gen’s use of this sutra expresses the critical role of Mahayana vision and imagination as the context of Zen teaching, and his interpretations of this story furthermore reveal his dynamic worldview of the earth, space, and time themselves as vital agents of spiritual awakening. Leighton argues that D?gen uses the images and metaphors in this story to express his own religious worldview, in which earth, space, and time are lively agents in the bodhisattva project. Broader awareness of D?gen’s worldview and its implications, says Leighton, can illuminate the possibilities for contemporary approaches to primary Mahayana concepts and practices.

Vision in White

**Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies.**
After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.
With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera—ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he’s stable, and he’s safe. He’s even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There’s something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother’s phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends—and business partners—Mac must learn how to maker her own happy memories.

A Visible Darkness

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A Visible Darkness (Max Freeman Series #2) by Jonathon King
With his first novel *The Blue Edge of Midnight*, Jonathon King was praised for his “powerful storytelling” (*San Diego Union-Tribune*), for his “stunning” and “superb” writing (*Pittsburgh Tribune*), and for adding “new dimensions to the modern crime novel” (Michael Connelly). And, in a starred review, *Publishers Weekly* compared King to James Hall, Robert Parker, and James Lee Burke.
Now, in *A Visible Darkness*, King delivers another gripping, unforgettable story. Max Freeman is seeking refuge from the familiar demons of his former life as a Philadelphia police officer, in his secluded shack deep in the Everglades. But his self-imposed isolation is inter-rupted when he receives a desperate call from his best friend, attorney Billy Manchester. There has been a recent string of suspicious deaths-all elderly women, all from a poor neighborhood, and all with sizable and recently sold-off insurance policies-which the police have been unable, or unwilling, to investigate. Billy believes something sinister may be at work, and so, to help his friend, Max must reluctantly pry where he’s not wanted, and act like the cop he’s trying to forget he was.
To discover an unseen killer, Max will confront not only the dangers of a forgotten Florida cityscape, but the unexpected and dark corners of his own past as well. Filled with twists, turns, and a breathtaking evocation of a rarely glimpsed underside of modern America, *A Visible Darkness* confirms Jonathon King’s place at the forefront of a new generation of crime novelists.
Author Biography: Jonathon King is the author of *The Blue Edge of Midnight*, a *Los Angeles Times* bestseller. A journalist for over twenty years, he has covered crime and criminal courts and is now a national award-winning news feature writer for the *South Florida Sun-Sentinel*.