How to Stop Time

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525522891

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library. “A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —The Washington Post How many lifetimes does it take to learn how to live? Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . . Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

How to Stop Time

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786893185

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 4639


ENHANCED ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF MATT HAIG'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live. This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell

The Art of Stopping Time

Author: Pedram Shojai

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623369096

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 4604


We’re all struggling to find time in our lives, but somehow there’s never enough to go around. We’re too tired to think, too wired to focus, less efficient than we want to be, and guilty about not getting enough time with our loved ones. We all know that we feel starved for time, but what are we actually doing about it? Precious little. In The Art of Stopping Time, New York Times bestselling author Pedram Shojai guides us towards success with what he calls Time Prosperity—having the time to accomplish what you want in life without feeling compressed, stressed, overburdened, or hurried. So how do we achieve this Time Prosperity? We learn to Stop Time. To do that, Shojai walks us though a 100-day Gong, which is based on the Chinese practice of designating an amount of time each day to perform a specific task. The ritual helps you become mindful, train your mind, instill new habits, and fundamentally transform your relationship with time. We can find moments of mental awareness while in the shower, eating a snack, listening to podcasts, and even while binge-watching our favorite TV shows. He shares how to use Gongs to reprogram your habits, reduce stress, increase energy, exercise the ancient practice of mindfulness, and become a master of your time. Whether you do one per day, a bunch at a time, or read the whole book in one sitting, practicing the Gongs is a dedicated act of self-love that snaps us out of our daily trance and brings the light of awareness to our consciousness. The more we practice, the more we wake up, and the better off we are.

Trying Again to Stop Time

Author: Jalal Barzanji

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 177212074X

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

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“It’s a losing battle: my words have no chance against time. Sometimes, unable to catch up with imagination, I leave the battle, candle in hand, in complete darkness.” — from “Trying Again to Stop Time" Jalal Barzanji chronicles the path of exile and estrangement from his beloved native Kurdistan to his chosen home in Canada. His poems speak of the tension that exists between the place of one’s birth and an adoptive land, of that delicate dance that happens in the face of censorship and oppression. In defiance of Saddam Hussein’s call for sycophantic political verse, he turns to the natural world to reference a mournful state of loss, longing, alienation, and melancholy. Barzanji’s poetry is infused with the richness of the Middle East, but underlying it all is a close affinity to Western Modernists. In those moments where language and culture collide and co-operate, Barzanji carves out a strong voice of opposition to political oppression. Readers will return to his work again and again, just as viewers return to a favourite painting. “Like contemporary poets Taslima Nasrin, Adonis, Yehuda Amichai, and Shuntaro Tanikawa, Barzanji’s is a voice in which the native willingly mutates into the global.” — Sabah A. Salih, Translator “The Kurdish question stands tall in our age as yet another emblematic paradigm of the violence enacted on a people in the name of the nation-state. Barzanji’s poetry is lovely, with frequent piercing tender moments and visions of the daily and the ordinary. The translation reads smoothly and naturally, highlighting the spoken quality of the poems, the loving and wounded quality of their speaker.” — Fady Joudah, translator of Ghassan Zaqtan's Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems, winner of the 2013 International Griffin Poetry Prize

Return to Oeua

Author: Nande Orcel

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 1662900546

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 3491


It started with a dark vision. When Brulok disappeared, releasing the evil grip he had on Omordion, the five members of Omordion’s Hope had gone their separate ways to fulfill their destinies, and the people of Omordion had finally found peace. Horrifying visions of what was to come shattered their peace like glass. Brulok wasn’t finished. In a darkly woven tale of tragedy and uncertainty, the disbanded group must reunite in an effort to stop Brulok’s devious plan to finish what he started in a battle so deadly, their very lives could be left hanging on the brink of death and destruction. Will they be able to stop Brulok before it’s too late? In the final installment of The Omordion Trilogy, author Nande Orcel reveals the devastating secret behind who Brulok is, and the lies that were told to cover up a cursed past.

Procrastination Cure: 2 in 1: How To Stop Procrastination, Live Up To Your Full Potential And Succeed In Life: Includes Goal Setting Success and Productivity Plan

Author: Tiffany Adams

Publisher: Roland Bind

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 100

View: 4323


How to achieve your goals and reach success faster than ever? Do you often feel like your goals are out of your reach? Do you get stressed when you think of making plans, setting goals or creating resolutions? Do you easily get distracted and unmotivated, because everything you want seems far away or unattainable, costs too much effort or requires a lot of sacrifices? If those images make your stomach hurt and make you feel overwhelmed by the pressure of fulfilling everything to a tee, then this book has the answers you need. We all procrastinate from time to time, putting off important duties until the last moment. The problem starts when that habit begins to interfere with your professional or personal life, like your job, relations with friends or your spouse, or your education. In "Procrastination Cure", you will discover: - How to find, set and achieve the right goal for you with 8 simple tricks - How one thing we all hate can actually help you stay on track to success - An easy-to-follow 31-day plan designed to help you overcome procrastination once and for all - How modern technology plays a much larger role in procrastination than you may have expected - How some people can help you in achieving your goal, and how to avoid those who will prevent it - What may be the barriers you will face, and how to easily combat them - How a simple acronym can magically make everything seem achievable - The dangers that procrastination pose to your health if not properly addressed in time Once you find out how easy it is to set up a simple, yet effective course of action and keep up with it, you will be amazed by how much your life will change for the better. If you are now browsing books instead of doing something important, then the universe wants to tell you something. Don't wait until the last moment. Check out this guidebook to immediately start your new and improved life of success.

Love Should Be a Two-Way Game

Author: Jimali McKinnon

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504306805

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

View: 7587


Its the middle of the night. You are the only one awake, and no matter what you try, you just cant get back to sleep. So you think about your life, what it is and what you want it to be. Author Jimali McKinnon knows what its like to have sleepless nights. Many of the poems included in this book were written during such nights. This selection of poems reflects McKinnons wide range of interests and her journey with a debilitating illness. The poems range from the humorous to the serious, in a wide variety of poetic styles on diverse subjectsfrom stays in hospital, home, and country, cockatoos, and gum trees. A chapter describing a sad love story is told in both humorous and serious verse. Poems included in Love Should Be a Two-Way Game: Poems Written in the Deep Dark of the Night deal with issues many of us face every day. Though we may not have to face the challenges involved with a chronic illness, everyone has issues to conqueror at least faceeach day. McKinnons poetry reflects real life, so you will be drawn into them.

Focus Forward

Author: Justin Byers

Publisher: Empowerment Nation

ISBN: 1632300354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 40

View: 5631


Your world has more distractions than you have ever faced before. Each day, it gets progressively more distracting. Just think for a moment. How many times have you checked your phone, your email, your Facebook, and other social networks... within the last hour? The upside of all these distractions has also created a lot of opportunities: More job opportunities, more creative outlets, and more social connectedness. To develop and maintain focus today, you must learn how to find balance in your life. You need the tools that will help you discipline yourself to step away periodically from the buzz and beeps of cell phones, the internet, and social media. You must assess and reassess what you want out of life, and focus on the different actions you can take to achieve those goals that you REALLY strive to achieve. Focus Forward - How to Focus Your Mind to Rid Yourself of Distractions, Maximize Your Time, and Achieve More contains long-term and short-term activities that will help manifest, cultivate, and maintain focus and flow in your daily life. Simple exercises like organization and outlining goals go a long way in helping you get through the day, but in order to achieve an overall sense of focus, you must also assess your passions, your inhibitions, and your fears. Becoming a conscious and concentrated individual means more than having a set plan -- it means having the fluidity to accept change, manage setbacks, and keep moving forward. Get Focus Forward - How to Focus Your Mind to Rid Yourself of Distractions, Maximize Your Time, and Achieve More today and get the tools you need to get yourself focused.

The Secret of Ashona

Author: Kaza Kingsley,James Ng

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141697993X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1195


With a romance brewing between him and Bethany, the discovery that his brother and sister are secretly king and queen of the Fairy world, plus the Stain brothers growing more and more underhanded, fourteen-year-old Erec is not in the right state of mind for his next two tasks.

The Faces of Krampus

Author: Joe Moore

Publisher: The North Pole Press

ISBN: 173237824X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 184

View: 7486


The Faces of Krampus - Angels, demons, elves, Santa Claus, flying horses, and other fantastic beings. Sometimes children are not behaving as they should...So Santa Claus doesn't come alone. Meet the bringer of punishments to naughty children. They call him by many names: Black Peter, Krampus, Pelznickel, Knecht Ruprecht, Hanstrapp, Black Pit, and more. But they all refer to the same person, the enforcer of St. Nicholas. A simple chimney sweep who was bullied and mistreated by others becomes the most feared being of winter. But he has a problem of his own when the devil and his demon muscle in on Krampus' territory. Now the punisher of the Feast of St. Nicholas must now become the protector of those same children. And he is going to need help from on high to face the devil. The Faces of Krampus is based on the goings on of Black Peter and Santa Claus on the 5th of December. While much of the focus in December is toward Christmas, Santa also participates in the honoring and celebration of his relative St. Nicholas. That night Santa visits the good children of Europe bringing treats and goodies on his flying horse.