Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Elizabeth Castro
In this issue: LETTER FROM FLORIDA ´´The Siege of Miami´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: As temperatures climb, so, too, will sea levels. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Hit List´´, by Samanth Subramanian: The Islamist war on secular bloggers in Bangladesh. ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´Through the Looking Glass´´, by Carolyn Kormann: Can a cheap, portable microscope revolutionize global health? BOOKS´´Drunk with Power´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: What was Prohibition really about? ON TELEVISION´´Graphic, Novel´´, by Emily Nussbaum: Marvel´s Jessica Jones and the superhero survivor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/151223/pe_nyer_151223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of us at one time have said, or thought, something like: So I procrastinate, it s not like it´s hurting anyone! Enough about you, back to me. I deserve this, so I´m treating myself! If I can´t have it, she shouldn´t either. I´ll get around to it...or not. It´s not really gossip if it´s all true, right? (And the granddaddy of them all) But that doesn t make me a bad person! Are these really sins, you ask? After all, they re not murder, theft, or violence. Don´t they just mean we´re human? Writer, speaker, and blogger Elizabeth Scalia takes a look at 13 of these little sins that, if left unexamined and unconfessed, can have a serious impact on our spiritual lives and relationship with Christ. Through her honest (and sometimes funny) examination of these same sins in her own life as well as Church teaching on each one, she helps us ask ourselves the tough questions and gives us the tools to kick these bad habits before they kick us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003531/bk_hove_003531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The deeply personal story of how award-winning personal finance blogger Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life and retire to a homestead in the Vermont woods at age 32 with her husband and daughter. In 2014, Elizabeth and Nate Thames were conventional 9-5 young urban professionals. But the couple had a dream to become modern-day homesteaders in rural Vermont. Determined to retire as early as possible in order to start living each day - as opposed to wishing time away working for the weekends - they enacted a plan to save an enormous amount of money: well over 70 percent of their joint take-home pay. Dubbing themselves the Frugalwoods, Elizabeth began documenting their unconventional frugality and the resulting wholesale lifestyle transformation on their eponymous blog. In less than three years, Elizabeth and Nate reached their goal. Today, they are financially independent and living out their dream on a 66 acre homestead in the woods of rural Vermont with their young daughter. While frugality makes their lifestyle possible, it´s also what brings them peace and genuine happiness. They don´t stress out about impressing people with their material possessions, buying the latest gadgets, or keeping up with any Joneses. In the process, Elizabeth discovered the self-confidence and liberation that stems from disavowing our culture´s promise that we can buy our way to ´´the good life´´. Elizabeth unlocked the freedom of a life no longer beholden to the clarion call to consume ever-more products at ever-higher sums. Meet the Frugalwoods is the intriguing story of how Elizabeth and Nate realized that the mainstream path wasn´t for them, crafted a lifestyle of sustainable frugality, and reached financial independence at age 32. While not everyone wants to live in the woods or quit their jobs, many of us want to have more control over our time 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Gideon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006658/bk_harp_006658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Katrina´s Aftermath, a restaurant started after the disastrous hurricane, a symbol of the dedicated people of the region who rebuilt after others predicted it could not be done. Blogger Claire Langois is impulsive, flighty, and prone to mischief, especially when she gets together with her cousin, Mary Elizabeth, and best friend, Jenny. While men are drawn to Claire´s beauty and lively personality, she always manages to chase them off. After countless breakups and two failed engagements, she is ready to be the one in control of when - and if - she dates anyone else. Jeremy Schnaydre meets Claire at his brother Everrett´s wedding. For him, it´s love at first sight. Now the reformed playboy just has to convince Claire he has staying power. As owner of Schnaydre Janitorial agency, his slogan is ´Call Me If You Want to Talk Dirty´. He specializes in cleaning up messes, and this impulsive redhead seems to always find herself in one. He thrives on the challenge, determined to make her his wife no matter what. When he finds out someone is out to hurt his woman, Jeremy goes into protective mode. Can he protect Claire from someone determined to make her disappear? Publisher´s note: This book contains elements of domestic discipline and sexual scenes. If any of these themes offend you, please do not purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Mercier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087314/bk_acx0_087314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beer and polka music reign supreme at Octoberfest, Battle Lake´s premier fall festival. To kick off the celebrations, the town hosts a public debate between congressional candidates Arnold Swydecker and the slippery incumbent, Sarah Glokkmann. But the festive mood sours as soon as a well-known Glokkmann-bashing blogger is found dead. When Mira´s best friend´s fiancé becomes a top suspect, she wades through mudslinging and murderous threats to find the political party crasher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000818/bk_acx0_000818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder strikes again in the small town of Berry Cove. Dana Sweet, part-time mystery riddles blogger who has inherited the Cozy Cupcakes Café from her late grandmother, is once again drawn into a strange murder with a bizarre twist. Chrissy, the gossiping beautician at Bea’s Salon, is found dead in her bathtub with a half-eaten strawberry meringue cupcake in her hand. Was it suicide? An accident? Or murder? Dana needs to find out soon before the reputation of the Cozy Cupcakes Café is tarnished forever. The Dana Sweet Cozy Mystery series: Strawberry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 1) Blueberry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 2) Chocolate Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 3) Strawberry Meringue Cupcake & Murder (Book 3.5) - a bonus short story Vanilla Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 4) Holiday Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 5) Valentine’s Cupcake & Murder (Book 6) Buttercream Cupcake & Murder (Book 7) Coconut Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 8) Cherry Cream Cupcake & Murder (Book 9) Chocolate Chip Cupcake & Murder (Book 10) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101303/bk_acx0_101303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.