Book of Month

January 6, 2019

A Rending Clash of Worlds

"A Rending Clash of Worlds: The Astronomers" by John S. Lewis

In 1871 an astronomer in Europe discovers an asteroid on a unique Earth-crossing orbit. Motivated by this unusual discovery, astronomers around the world begin to search for Earth-approaching asteroids, a difficult and nearly futile task until photographic technology arises to permit effective searches.  The science and mathematics for tracking and predicting the orbits of these asteroids develops slowly, until by about 1890 it becomes clear that the first discovered near-Earth asteroid is passing ever closer to Earth on each trip around the Sun, one orbit every six years. It becomes clear that the asteroid, now named Thanatos, will pass extremely close to Earth, close enough to be a serious collision hazard, in 1938. Is this a death sentence for Earth? 

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January 3, 2019

Exhale and Move On

"Exhale and Move On" by K.L. Shandwick

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | When you've lived the reckless rock and roll lifestyle Rick Fars has it's no surprise to learn he's been there, done that, and in Rick's case he's most likely left his t-shirt behind on some woman's bedroom floor. As a wealthy playboy bachelor Rick's never been taken by any woman, but he's taken plenty and often.  Outwardly Rick is living the dream, however, appearances can be deceptive and behind closed doors Rick's life is far more complex than most would realize. When the past and the present collide will Rick's future finally help him to know his own mind? 

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January 3, 2019

Confidence for Teens

"Confidence for Teens" by Maria van Noord

Stop Doubting and Stop Stress by Becoming Confident Using These 3 Simple and Effective Techniques [fancy_link title="Play Sample" link="https://samples.audible.com/bk/acx0/135009/bk_acx0_135009_sample.mp3" target="_blank" style="1" class=""] Are you embarrassed to speak up even when it's your turn? Do you hide your opinion and preferences because you are afraid others won't agree with you? We all have preferences, opinions, and feelings about certain things. Some people seem to express their feelings very easily. But if you are like me in the past, you tend to keep things for yourself. You don't want to hurt anyone’s feelings. And you certainly don't want to have a strange opinion because others might laugh at you or think you are weird. If you recognize this, then you might have a low level of self-confidence. This is affecting your life and day-to-day behavior negatively. But don't worry, you are still young, and there is plenty you can do about it. In Confidence for Teens, you will discover:
  • The number-one thing to avoid when building confidence
  • Q&A to determine your current level of confidence
  • The obvious and not-so-obvious benefits of being confident
  • An effective method you can use against bullying
  • Exercises to discover the real you
  • Find out the first and most important step in being in control of your own life
  • How to develop a confident mind-set
The examples and exercises are designed for teens like you. So don't worry if other people were able to do it, you can certainly also do it.

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January 2, 2019

Confidence for Women

"Confidence for Women" by Maria van Noord

Simple Steps to be Confident and Attractive Without Being a B*tch | UK |[fancy_link title="Play Sample" link="https://samples.audible.com/bk/acx0/136685/bk_acx0_136685_sample.mp3" target="_blank" style="1" class=""] Do you doubt yourself a lot? Do you tend to be a people pleaser? Are you a little down because you have the feeling that you are not good enough? Then keep reading.... You are in the weekly meeting at work. You want to speak up. But you wait for the right moment. The men around you interrupt each other, and you do not grab your chance to jump in. After the meeting, you feel bad that you didn´t say what you wanted to say. Don't worry, a lot women (and men) suffer from this. It can be a sign of a low level of confidence and a low self-esteem. Maybe it's caused by your genes, or how you were raised, or by something that happened when you were a young girl. The reason doesn´t matter. What matters is that you can do something about it. Did you know, for example, that famous artists like Jenifer Lopez and Lady Gaga had a low level of confidence once and that they worked their way out of it? You can do the same. Here's a tiny fraction of what you will discover in Confidence for Women:

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