February 6, 2017

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition


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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.

While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college professor.

What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he’s drenched in a sudden rain shower?

Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.

This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface and epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

Harper Perennial
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February 6, 2017

The Sorceress’s Apprentice

"The Sorceress's Apprentice: Plan-B (Elder Codex) (Volume 1)" by JL Lahey

Badger, an eight-year-old orphan, has spent his entire life hiding in books, reading of the heroic deeds performed by valiant knights and courageous adventurers. While attempting to save the lives of his fellow orphans he manifests a magic like power. He soon learns that using this power comes with a great risk to his own life. A beautiful sorceress, clad all in black, soon arrives with an offer to adopt him and teach him how to properly wield his powers. Once they leave, he learns that the sorceress is really the leader of a group of adventurers, and they're not the type of heroes that he has ever read about in books. They’re the kind that steal, get drunk, rob graves, loot tombs, and shoot people in the back. They basically only do what they need to in order to have a really good time. Badger is wondering what type of tale has he gotten into, because he has never read a story quite like this one!

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February 6, 2017

Jet (Volume 1)


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Code name: Jet Twenty-eight-year-old Jet was once the Mossad's most lethal operative before faking her own death and burying that identity forever. But the past doesn't give up on its secrets easily. When her new life on a tranquil island is shattered by a brutal attack, Jet must return to a clandestine existence of savagery and deception to save herself and those she loves. A gritty, unflinching roller-coaster of high-stakes twists and shocking turns, JET features a new breed of protagonist that breaks the mold. Fans of Lisbeth Salander, SALT, and the Bourne trilogy will find themselves carried along at Lamborghini speed to a conclusion as jarring and surprising as the story's heroine is unconventional.
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For those wishing to read the series, here are the volumes, in order:

JET - Ops Files (prequel)
JET - Ops Files, Terror Alert (prequel) 
JET * 
JET - Betrayal 
JET - Vengeance 
JET - Reckoning 
JET - Legacy 
JET - Justice 
JET - Sanctuary 
JET - Survival
JET - Escape

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February 6, 2017

Turner Street: Where the Monsters in the Closet are Real (Turner Street Chronicles Book 1)


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"R.S. Veira scores big with collection of short stories." - Amazon Reviewer

What if the monsters we thought were lurking under our beds and in our closets were real after all?

For us, the answer to that question can be found in our nightmares, but for the children of Turner Street it’s their reality. Monsters, demons, beasts of the night, or whatever you wish to call them, feast on these adolescents; like cattle raised for slaughter.

The Invisible World Protective Service (IWPS), the agency tasked to protect the children of the world, has been overwhelmed by Turner Street’s unusually high level of supernatural activity. With resources spread thin, drastic measures have been taken. They have been forced to recruit anomalies, children with unique abilities.

A motley crew has been assembled. The team: a teddy bear, a boy and his pet lion, a set of psychic fraternal twins and a time traveler have been saddled with the task of putting an end to the supernatural disturbances on Turner Street. Their success or failure will not only determine the fate of their suburban homes, but of their world.

This collection of short stories is their legacy.

Welcome to Turner Street

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