Bay School Blogger: Nan Walker
What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out. A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones´s Diary, Kim, with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that ´´chick lit is dead´´ once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim´s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that´s turning heads - and pages - across the land. It´s also popped into Kim´s inbox-for review. With their 10-year reunion drawing near, Kim´s coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah´s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a ´´blogger girl´´ makes the grade in her offline life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Dulude. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008652/bk_tant_008652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feisty New Yorker Kimberly Long runs the most popular chick-lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a published author. At first glance, her life is worthy of five pink champagne flutes. But is there more to the story than meets the eye? After hearing the phrase ´´chick lit is dead´´ more times than she´s read The Devil Wears Prada, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick-lit author Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident ´´mean girl´´. As if Kim doesn´t have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim´s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn´t see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar. This is the year when all of Kim´s dreams - professional and romantic - are supposed to come true, but will her story have a happily ever after or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Dulude. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008808/bk_tant_008808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s one of the most prolific art forgers ever — but Mark Landis won´t be prosecuted, because he never made a dime off his copies. What motivated him? We’ll also hear from Tavi Gevinson, who rose to fame as a preteen blogger; now a high school graduate, she´s making her Broadway debut. Plus, Kurt gives some tips to Alan Cumming, who will guest host Studio 360 later this month. (Hint: bring your own Campari.) [Broadcast Date: September 6, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140906/rt_stud_140906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Things seem to be going well for Liv Silver: She´s adjusting to her new home (and her new family) in London; she has a burgeoning romance with Henry Harper, one of the cutest boys in school; and the girl who´s been turning her dreams into nightmares, Anabel, is now locked up. But serenity doesn´t last for long. It seems that Liv´s troubles are far from over - in fact, suddenly they´re piling up. School gossip blogger Secrecy knows all of Liv´s most intimate secrets, Henry might be hiding something from her, and at night Liv senses a dark presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv? Romance, adventure, and danger abound in Dream On, the second audiobook in the Silver trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marisa Calin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002301/bk_aren_002301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s really going on? Who´s really in charge? You have NO. F***KING. IDEA. In the near future, an art-school dropout, an AIDS baby, a tech-activist, and an RPG-obsessed blogger live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one. Getting disconnected is a punishment worse than imprisonment, but someone´s got to stand up to Government Inc. - whatever the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nico Evers-Swindell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003242/bk_brll_003242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nearly a third of Americans under the age of thirty have no religious affiliation, the highest in any recorded generation. In this growing segment of ´´nones´´ are many young Atheists who have faced prejudice in their high schools and communities for standing up for their constitutional right of freedom from religion. You´ll hear some of their stories in this book, whether they´re protesting their school´s public prayers at football games and graduations or sitting out the ´´under God´´ portion of the Pledge of Allegiance. These atheist students know their rights and have fought for them, sometimes at tremendous personal cost. Their examples serve as inspiration for all the young atheists out there who live in communities where school often feels no different from church and teachers are no different from preachers. This handbook is a resource for parents, teachers, friends, and young atheists themselves. Hemant Mehta, ´´The Friendly Atheist´´, blogger at patheos.com, discusses how to deal with teachers and administrators who promote faith in public schools, handle the peer pressure and ostracism that may come with being an outspoken atheist, and create successful student groups that encourage conversation over conversion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hemant Mehta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004712/bk_acx0_004712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This series, written by Charlotte Unsworth, a prolific blogger on English literature and English teacher at Skipton Girls High School, will examine each of the 15 poems you are required to study across AQA´s Love and Relationships poetry anthology for GCSE. From Seamus Heaney´s ´Follower´ to Charlotte Mew´s ´The Farmer´s Bride´, each poem will be fully examined, looking at structure, form and language so that you will gain an in-depth understanding of all the aspects that you need to study. Each poem is recited before the analysis so that it is fresh in your mind. Furthermore, we have additional podcasts setting out what you need to know for your GCSE English literature exam and techniques on how best to answer questions so that you will be fully prepared for your big day. The Audiopi series have been designed to make the very best teachers available to all through a collection of engaging, curriculum-focused audio tutorials. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penny Andrews, Andrew Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adpi/000001/bk_adpi_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the ´´narcissism epidemic´´ by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. ´´What is narcissism?´´ is one of the fastest rising searches on Google, and articles on the topic routinely go viral. Yet, the word narcissist seems to mean something different every time it´s uttered. People hurl the word as an insult at anyone who offends them. It´s become so ubiquitous, in fact, that it´s lost any clear meaning. The only certainty these days is that it´s bad to be a narcissist - really bad - inspiring the same kind of roiling queasiness we feel when we hear the word sexist or racist. That´s especially troubling news for millennials, the people born after 1980, who´ve been branded the ´´most narcissistic generation ever´´. In Rethinking Narcissism listeners will learn that there´s far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. The truth is that narcissists (all of us) fall on a spectrum somewhere between utter selflessness on the one side and arrogance and grandiosity on the other. A healthy middle exhibits a strong sense of self. On the far end lies sociopathy. Malkin deconstructs the healthy from the unhealthy narcissism and offers clear, step-by-step guidance on how to promote healthy narcissism in our partners, our children, and ourselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kiff VandenHeuvel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004551/bk_harp_004551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The third novel in the New York Times bestselling Girl Online series by the award-winning YouTuber and blogger Zoe ´´Zoella´´ Sugg. Penny´s life is back to normal. As Penny starts the school year she´s ready to face the world—alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early, and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan´s invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy—Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey, who she can really help with her stage fright. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah´s shadow seems to haunt her around every corner? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Tointon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007699/bk_sans_007699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.