Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2016-11-15
"Each daily entry in this stylish journal features engaging prompts designed to help writers think about their process, observe the world around them, and focus on the act of crafting thoughtful, beautiful writing. The latest in our popular Q&A a Day series does for writers, wordsmiths, and bibliophiles what Q&A a Day for Creatives did for visual thinkers. Each page features engaging prompts designed to help writers think about their process, observe the world around them, and focus on the act of crafting thoughtful, beautiful writing. Prompts run from the observational oDescribe in loving detail an object in your field of vision that others might overlook.o to creative writing exercises oWrite an opening sentence in the style of one of your favorite authors.o"
Author: Potter Style
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Do you ever stop to wonder how you got where you are? The Q&A a Day Journal shows you what was going through your head each day—for five years of your life. Simply turn to today's date, answer the question at the top of the page, and when you finish the journal, start over. As you return to the daily questions again over the years, you'll notice how your answers change (or don't)! With questions that are sometimes provocative (“On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?”), occasionally quirky (“What can you smell right now?”), and inevitably interesting (“If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?”), this classically designed journal—embellished with beautiful details—is the perfect gift for anyone embarking on a new phase of life.
Author: Potter Style
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2013-09-24
With this one-sentence journal, couples can create a three-year time capsule of their relationship in the easiest way possible.Our Q&A a Day provides a question for every day of the year, with enough space for two people to jot down a one- or two-sentence response. The journal offers a variety of questions; some may address the relationship ("Where would you like to travel with your partner?"); others suggest writing something about each other ("What does your partner's laugh sound like?"); many are simply questions that each person answers individually ("What is your top priority today?"). Over a three-year period, both writers can see how their answers compare, contrast, and change as they create a lasting keepsake of their relationship.
So much can happen in three years. The perfect gift for a teen, Q&A a Day for Me is a one-sentence diary that prompts any teen to record best friends, worst haircuts, favorite outfits, and embarrassing moments. Filled with 365 questions, one on each page for every day of the year, a teen has the space to write down a short response every year for three years. It's easy to get started--just turn to today's date and take a minute to answer the question at the top of the page. As the years pass, he or she will have a keepsake time capsule that shows how much his or her answers change (and which ones remain the same)!
A simple journal that offers one question per day, to be answered on the same day for five years in a row. The questions range from the prosaic ("What did you have for lunch today?") to the contemplative ("Can people really change?"), giving readers a comprehensive look back at their thoughts and feelings over a five-year span. For anybody who has ever given up journaling after being intimidated when facing a blank page, this book makes it easy to take a snapshot of your inner life in just a few minutes each day. The beauty of this journal is that it enables readers to track their emotional growth as well as keep track of memories, and provides an interesting walk down memory lane a few years later. The simple one-question prompts make this book to journaling as adult coloring books are to art - a gateway product with built-in creative inspiration. The specially-sized package features a printed flexi-bound cover, four-color endpapers, quality paper, and bookmark ribbon.
Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have! The 52 Lists Project is a gorgeous journal for list lovers, based on the popular blog series by Moorea Seal. This beautiful undated journal of weekly lists will help nurture self-expression and self-development. Each seasonal section includes list prompts, with plenty of space to write your own lists, and challenges to help you take action and make your dreams a reality. With perfectly timed prompts that meet you where you are throughout the different seasons, this journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.
Author: Robert Newton Peck
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Release Date: 2010-01-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Originally published in hardcover in 1972, A Day No Pigs Would Die was one of the first young adult books, along with titles like The Outsiders and The Chocolate War. In it, author Robert Newton Peck weaves a story of a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir. The result is a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Alexandra Popoff
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Muses and editors, saviors and publishers: Meet the women behind the greatest works of Russian literature “Behind every good man is a good woman” is a common saying, but when it comes to literature, the relationship between spouses is even that much more complex. F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, and D. H. Lawrence used their marriages for literary inspiration and material, sometime at the expense of their spouses’ sanity. Thomas Carlyle wanted his wife to assist him, but Jane Carlyle became increasingly bitter and resentful in her new role, putting additional strain on their relationship. In Russian literary marriages, however, the wives of some of the most famous authors of all time did not resent taking a “secondary position,” although to call their position secondary does not do justice to the vital role these women played in the creation of some of the greatest literary works in history. From Sophia Tolstoy to Véra Nabokov, Elena Bulgakov, Nadezdha Mandelstam, Anna Dostevsky, and Natalya Solzhenitsyn, these women ranged from stenographers and typists to editors, researchers, translators, and even publishers. Living under restrictive regimes, many of these women battled censorship and preserved the writers’ illicit archives, often risking their own lives to do so. They established a tradition all their own, unmatched in the West. Many of these women were the writers’ intellectual companions and made invaluable contributions to the creative process. And their husbands knew it. Leo Tolstoy made no secret of Sofia’s involvement in War and Peace in his letters, and Vladimir Nabokov referred to Véra as his own “single shadow.”
Author: Laura Barcella
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the mobile phone; as well as air conditioning, DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones and more.
What opportunities do digital technologies present? How do developments in digital media support scholarship and teaching yet further social justice? Written by two experts in the field, this accessible book is the first to look at scholarly practice in the digital era and consider how it can connect academics, journalists and activists in ways that foster transformation on issues of social justice. The terra firma of scholarly practice is changing. This book offers both a road map and a vision of what being a scholar can be when reimagined in the digital era to enliven the public good, as it discusses digital innovations in higher education as well as reflecting upon what these mean in an age of austerity. It is ideal for students and academics working in any field of humanities or social sciences with a social justice focus.
Author: M. Simone Boyd
Publisher: Egen Company LLC
Release Date: 2016-09-15
When three-year-old Sonny witnessed his father's brutal murder, he didn't know a curse haunting the men in his family was to blame. But his grandmother, Constance Jackson, did. For 20 years, Constance clung to her abusive marriage and church hoping that she could save her son. But hope and prayers were not enough, and her son died an unnatural death just like four generations of Jackson men before him. Now, she's stuck raising her grandson - Sonny. As time goes on, Constance sees Sonny as a chance to make things right with her past. But as Sonny approached manhood, Constance recognizes a change in him. And her gut says the shadow of the curse is lurking and will strike again soon. She fights to keep Sonny from his father's fate. But a grandmother's gumption and prayers may not be enough to save Sonny's soul.