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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
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

**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.
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.

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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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.

Seeing Science

Science is really beautiful. With original illustrations that deftly explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science offers a curated ride through the great mysteries of the universe. Artist and lay scientist Iris Gottlieb explains among other things: neap tides, naked mole rats, whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle, the ten dimensions of string theory, and how glaciers are like Snickers bars. With quirky visual metaphors and concise factual explanations, she offers just the right amount of information to stoke the curious mind with a desire to know more about the life forces that animate both the smallest cell and the biggest black hole. Seeing Science illustrates, explicates, and celebrates the marvels of science as only art can.

Illustrated infographic ride through everything from neap tides and naked mole rats, to whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle and why glaciers are like Snickers bars. — The Bookseller The book is divided into three sections: Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science. All of this is with suitable examples and a few funny ones to see if you’re paying attention. Don’t treat this book as comprehensive but I think you’ll find a lot of the information will stick in your heads afterwards. — SFcrowsnest
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Seeing Eye Mate

Seeing Eye Mate by Annmarie McKenna
He¿s a shape-shifting wolf, she¿s a psychic and his other half. In order to catch a killer he has to rely on his Seeing Eye Mate.
Caelan Graham is on the hunt for a shape-shifter bent on killing female mates. As Prime, it¿s Caelan¿s duty to protect his entire pack, so it¿s a good thing he doesn¿t have a mate of his own to look after right now. Too bad the most alluring female has just walked past his nose.
As a clairvoyant, Tieran Jones has given up on men and their lack of understanding her gift¿until Caelan. The man ignites her passion, sets off a vision of a gruesome wolf attack, then shows up in her bed. In wolf form. To top it all off, he keeps insisting she¿s his mate.
When the attacks continue, Tieran¿s visions evolve and point in one direction. Caelan¿s twin brother. With a lack of physical evidence, Caelan must depend on Tieran¿s sight for clues. An act making her a prime target.
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.

Seeing a Large Cat

EDITORIAL REVIEW: MysteryLarge Print EditionPeters fans will relish this latest adventure. Publishers WeeklyAs her legions of fans will readily testify, Amelia Peabody Emerson, who wields a mean parasol, is not your usual whodunit heroine. BooklistAmelia Peabody, feisty turn-of-the-century Egyptologist, is in Cairo headed for a dig in the awesome Valley of the Kings. Stay away from tomb Twenty-A, warns an ominous message delivered by an unseen hand. Even though her famous premonitions are telling her that trouble lies ahead, Amelia dreams of a large cat, an Egyptian sign of good luck. And when tomb Twenty-A finally reveals its secret, Amelia will need all the luck she can garner, as the desert produces a macabre puzzle of murder, passion and cruel deceit.

See Jane Score

** *This is Jane* **
A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she’s a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she’s a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of “Honey Pie”…the magazine series that has all the men talking.
** *See Jane spar* **
Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters—and Jane—perfectly clear. But if he thinks he’s going to make her life a misery, he’d better think again.
** *See Jane attract* **
For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart mouthed, pain in the backside, reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter shed her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye.
Maybe it’s time to take a risk. Maybe it’s time to live out fantasies. Maybe it’s time to….
** *See Jane score!* **

Seduced by the Stranger

This short novella is a free teaser tale for girls who crave dark, twisted
hardcore hair-pulling,
ass-slapping erotica!
A story about lust…
not love!
Not yet.
Xavia Kennedy is out for a good time after her college classes end. She’s tired of being in the limelight and wants a break from her elitist family. All it takes is a few pretty-colored shots, a gorgeous stranger, and a dark hallway to convince her to take a chance. What’s she got to lose?
Senator Bennett Stone doesn’t date. He doesn’t screw around. He’s on the fast-track…with a dirty little secret.
One he keeps locked away, until he meets a stranger in a dance club. She’s a door marked ‘X’ for all the right reasons and a scandal in the making.
What’s yours?

Seduced by Moonlight

I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among us who whisper I am more. And who can blame them? I’ve awakened the dazzling magic that’s slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can’t figure out why.
My aunt, Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to me. The mission to get me pregnant and beat my cousin Prince Cel to the crown is taking longer than expected. Even though I spend each night with the Queen’s Ravens, my immortal guards, no child has come of our decadent pleasures. But something else is happening. My magic courses through me uncontrollably. And as I lock my half-mortal body with their full-Sidhe-blooded ones, the power surges like never before.
It all began with a chalice. I dreamed of it, and it appeared, cool and hard, beside me when I awoke. My guards know the ancient relic well—its disappearance ages ago stripped them of all of their vital powers. But it is here with us now. My touch resonates with its force, and they’re consumed with it, their Sidhe essences lit up by it. But even as they cherish me for this unexpected gift, there are those who loathe me for it. Me, a mongrel, only half fey and part mortal. The Unseelie court has suffered for so long, and there are some who would not have it weakened further by an impure queen. My enemies grow in number every day. But they do not know what I am capable of. Nor, for that matter, do I.…