When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Happy Father's Day! In America, the holiday was first widely promoted in the 1930s by the manufacturers of tobacco pipes and ties.
Lift every voice and sing.
James Weldon Johnson (born June 17, 1871) was a high school principal, a lawyer, a consul in the Roosevelt Administration, a key figure in the NAACP and a celebrated author and songwriter with a successful Broadway career.
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.
Happy Bloomsday! A hundred and thirteen years ago today, Leopold Bloom set off on his epic wander around Dublin in James Joyce's Ulysses.
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Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.
On this date in the year 1300, poet Dante Alighieri became one of six priors of Florence. His political activities would eventually lead to his own exile from Florence. It was in this exile that wrote his great work, The Divine Comedy.
Power is shifting. Control of the Gifted Society is in jeopardy. Will Kate and her friends be ready?
Kate Sutton has learned that being Gifted is extremely dangerous. New revelations put Kate's life at even greater risk. People are after Kate for her abilities and will stop at nothing to control or destroy her.
Nick, Robert, Jason and Ryan are trying to figure out all of the different players and what each of them is after. Will they discover the truth before it’s too late to help Kate?
As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.
Yasunari Kawabata (born June 14, 1899) was the first Japanese author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was also a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism, which was the centerpiece of his Nobel speech.
Recovering from a broken relationship, Emma Mitchell moves in with her best friend. Her life is quiet and uneventful, just how she likes it. Little does she know that the events of the following months will change her life forever.
Famous Hollywood actor James McNair is a renowned womaniser with a penchant for partying and hitting the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. When a night of partying a little too hard means he finally has to take stock and reevaluate his lifestyle, a week away from the flashing lights of Hollywood is just what he needs. What better place to hide than in his childhood home in Edinburgh, Scotland?
When the old friends are reunited, feelings resurface and sparks fly. But James must keep the pretence of his new persona until the premier of his biggest film in his career. He just has no idea if he'll be able to keep his feelings for Emma under wraps until then.
Sometimes it takes more than damage control to find a happily ever after.
Now, first thing I must say is that if you are looking for something light and fluffy, full of sparkles and rainbows, then you have definitely got the wrong book! Misdemeanour is a dark, gritty piece of work, telling how one man is trying to do the right thing after doing so many wrong things. How he doesn't think he deserves help, or anything good in his life, and the reasons why. You find out just how hard he is trying, and Micky will worm his way into your emotions without you even realising it. As for Flynn, well, I dare you to deny him entrance to your heart.
Dan and Micky appear to be complete opposites, but they are just what the other needs. With funny situations to lighten up the darkness at times, this is a hard-hitting book that will stay with you. Trust me, it's not all good. And at times characters act like first-class jerks, but that just gives it that slice of realism.
With two outstanding main characters, plus a host of brilliant supporting characters, this book is exceptionally written and with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. It does end on one helluva cliffhanger though, so fair warning! An excellent start to the series, and I can't wait to read more. Definitely recommended by me.
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