Carpet Diem

Author: Justin Lee Anderson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781907954436
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'I laughed, I cried, I bought a fireside rug!' Ian Pattison, creator of Rab C Nesbitt "If you like Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt and Terry Pratchett you'll love Carpet Diem... Wacky, engaging and hilarious!" Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan. When mysteriously well-timed carpet thieves deprive him of the crucial heirloom, Simon is forced to leave his hermit's existence behind for a world of angels, demons, witches and immortals. And then it gets complicated.

Carpe Diem

Author: Roman Krznaric
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101983140
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We've all heard the saying "seize the day." But what does it really mean--and how can we use it to jumpstart our lives? In the age of distraction, carpe diem is more essential than ever, and yet many of us simply don't employ it in our lives. In this thought-provoking and empowering book, cultural writer Roman Krznaric unpacks the history, philosophy, and modern-day applications of "seizing the day" and delivers a rousing call to action for anyone who wants to improve their lives--or our world. Carpe Diem is a far-ranging read, drawing on everything from the neuropsychology of regret to the anthropology of play, from medieval carnival rites to religious conceptions of the afterlife and early Japanese cinema. Offering food for thought as well as inspiring takeaways, the book examines not just the contributions of great thinkers throughout history, but also reveals insights from the lives of great seize-the-day practitioners including nightclub dancers, war photographers, bored housewives, and committed revolutionaries--offering a wide range of solutions to the daunting challenge of leading a meaningful life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Carpe Diem

Author: Autumn Cornwell
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466807105
Size: 74.84 MB
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In this delightful romantic adventure, a 16-year-old overachiever learns how to seize the day. "I've got my entire life planned out for the next ten years — including my PhD and Pulitzer Prize," claims 16-year-old overachiever Vassar Spore, daughter of overachiever parents, who in true overachiever fashion named her after an elite women's college. Vassar expects her sophomore summer to include AP and AAP (Advanced Advanced Placement) classes. Surprise! Enter a world-traveling relative who sends her plans into a tailspin when she blackmails Vassar's parents into forcing their only child to backpack with her through Southeast Asia. On a journey from Malaysia to Cambodia to the remote jungles of Laos, Vassar sweats, falls in love, hones her outdoor survival skills — and uncovers a family secret that turns her whole world upside-down. Vassar Spore can plan on one thing: she'll never be the same again.

Carpe Diem

Author: Tony Campolo
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780849936807
Size: 36.57 MB
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In his popular book, Campolo impresses upon readers that "if you're living without passion and purpose, you're not really living at all". As only Tony can do, he dynamically infuses readers with his contagious enthusiasm for life. For anyone who is depressed, stressed or feeling that something is missing in life, Carpe Diem will show how to seize the day with passion.

Carpe Diem

Author: Gerhard Nieuwoudt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535464055
Size: 64.98 MB
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Carpe Diem is a book filled with quotes, phrases and poems from all over the world. These words will motivate, inspire and entertain you.

Fire Road

Author: Kim Phuc Phan Thi
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496424328
Size: 76.13 MB
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Get out! Run! We must leave this place! They are going to destroy this whole place! Go, children, run first! Go now! These were the final shouts nine year-old Kim Phuc heard before her world dissolved into flames—before napalm bombs fell from the sky, burning away her clothing and searing deep into her skin. It’s a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War. Kim was left for dead in a morgue; no one expected her to survive the attack. Napalm meant fire, and fire meant death. Against all odds, Kim lived—but her journey toward healing was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew and relied on exploded along with them: her home, her country’s freedom, her childhood innocence and happiness. The coming years would be marked by excruciating treatments for her burns and unrelenting physical pain throughout her body, which were constant reminders of that terrible day. Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly survive the pain of her devastated soul? Fire Road is the true story of how she found the answer in a God who suffered Himself; a Savior who truly understood and cared about the depths of her pain. Fire Road is a story of horror and hope, a harrowing tale of a life changed in an instant—and the power and resilience that can only be found in the power of God’s mercy and love.

Carpe Diem Illinois

Author: Kristin A. Oakley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989978033
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For decades, the small town of Carpe Diem, Illinois has quietly unschooled its children, eschewing tests and classrooms for real-life experiences. Now, long-smoldering political feuds – and deep personal secrets – threaten to explode. When her mother is hospitalized in Carpe Diem after an auto accident, teenager Tali Shaw, the daughter of a powerful state senator, finds herself at the heart of a vicious conspiracy to bring Carpe Diem down. Can prize-winning Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend overcome his own demons and expose those behind the scheme before it's too late? And when the truth is finally revealed, can Carpe Diem ever be the same?

Practical Economics

Author: Nika Gilauri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319457691
Size: 42.35 MB
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This book is open access under a CC BY license. In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world.

World War Moo

Author: Michael Logan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466867698
Size: 77.88 MB
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It began with a cow that just wouldn't die. Yep. That's right. They're still un-dead, and now the disease has spread to humans. The epidemic that transformed Britain's bovine population into a blood-thirsty, brain-grazing, zombie horde...err...zombie herd... is threatening to take over the globe in Michael Logan's World War Moo. And there's not much time left to stop it. All of Great Britain is infected and hungry. The rest of the world has a tough choice to make. Should they nuke the brits right off the map — men, women, children, cows and all — in the biggest genocide in history? Or should they risk global infection in a race against time to find a cure? With hungry zombies attempting to cross borders by plains, trains, boats, and any other form of transport available, it's only a matter of time before the virus gets out. And if it does, there's only one answer. This means war.

Seize Your Life

Author: Jasmine Brett Stringer
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
ISBN: 9781634890182
Size: 67.38 MB
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When people hear the words ''seize your life'' or ''seize the day,'' they often think they have to do something grand, adventurous, or exotic or something that has a monetary cost associated with it. We all have the ability to Carpe Diem every day through awareness, action, and appreciation. ''Seize Your Life'' is a collection of practical and actionable guidance intended to inspire and empower you to Carpe Diem Every Day.