Pointless Book #3

Author: Alfie Deyes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681883619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 7694

To the delight of his thriving fan base, YouTuber Alfie Deyes extends all the fun of the Pointless Blog to his third interactive activity book! Featuring never-before-seen content, fan contributions, the exclusive Pointless Book app, and more, Pointless Book #3 is the most engaging book in the series. For the first time in the Pointless series, fans were given an opportunity to directly contribute to the process by designing pages, writing pages, and helping to select the cover. Pointless Book #3 is fully illustrated and packed with a host of games, activities, and pranks. All the great content is accompanied by the Pointless Book app that chronicles Alfie completing the same challenges and includes never-before-seen content. You don’t miss this exciting and unique addition to the Pointless Book series!
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Scrapbook of My Life

Author: Alfie Deyes

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1910536938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 3170

Hey guys, I'm Alfie and welcome to The Scrapbook of My Life! Inside this book you'll read all about the day I was born and what it was like growing up with my family in Brighton. Read stories from my childhood and teen years, right up until present day, and, of course, all about how my crazy YouTube journey began and my thoughts on what the future holds. I've had some amazing adventures and met some awesome people along the way, and like everything I do I wanted to share it all with you. The Scrapbook of My Life also includes a free app with exclusive digital content.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Very Pointless Quiz Book

Author: Alexander Armstrong,Richard Osman

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 144478272X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 336

View: 7843

Let hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman guide you through the quiz rounds with their trademark warmth and humour and battle it out against your friends and family for Pointless glory. Perfect for playing along alone or with family and friends, The Very Pointless Quiz Book will test your knowledge and tease your brains. So how good are you at Pointless? Really? Do you think you've got enough in-depth knowledge of Regional Railways, African Countries With No Coastline and Types of Lettuce to carry off the coveted Pointless trophy? Well let's see shall we? Here's your chance to step up to the podium (metaphorically speaking of course, chances are you'll be sitting somewhere very comfortably with either a mug of tea or a roll of Andrex within easy reach) put that knowledge to the test, and see just how far you can go in a genuine four-round Pointless ordeal. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless...
Posted in Games & Activities

Blood of the Fold

Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795346034

Category: Fiction

Page: 623

View: 5418

Richard comes to terms with his true identity as a War Wizard. The New World, and all the freedom of humankind, is under threat from the Imperial Order after he had brought down the barrier between the Old and New World. The Imperial Order has already sent delegations and armies into the New World. Richard’s only option to stop the invasion is to claim his heritage and unite all free kingdoms and provinces under one rule and one command.
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147 Things

A hilariously brilliant guide to this thing called life

Author: Jim Chapman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509854185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 5466

'It's Sapiens for teenagers.' The Times LIFE IS WEIRD. Nothing gives you a sense of perspective like finding out just how weird. I'm an extremely curious chap and with this book I wanted to share the content of my noggin, because I think these are the 147 things that have helped me through this thing we call life. Sometimes because it shows how lucky we are to be here at all, but often because I’m a moron and learned whatever lesson it taught me the hard way, and I’d like to save you the pain of making the same mistakes (I refer here to the waxing of my pubic hair). Ever wondered if first times are over-rated (hint: they are), whether you’ll ever find the one (hint: there are 7 billion of us) or pondered the sheer unlikelihood of the you who is you being in the world right now? If so, then YouTube superstar and fact-obsessed, over-sharer Jim Chapman is here to explain it all – whether it’s why your heart actually aches after a break-up, what’s happening when you get hangry, or why people are just so plain RUDE online. Along the way, we’ll find out how much fun he has when Tanya’s sleep-talking and why he looked like a gangly T-rex with wonky teeth when he was a teenager. As with his videos, no subject is off-limits, as Jim lifts the lid on his life and his relationships, sharing embarrassing stories and things he’s learnt along the way (trust us, the thing about kangaroos will really freak you out).
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

F2: Football Academy

New book, new skills!

Author: F2 Freestylers

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600079

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 9720

Take your game to the next level with the new book from the world's biggest football YouTubers, the F2. We're the F2 and in our brand new book we're going to show you how to take your football skills to the next level. In these pages we turn the spotlight on the greatest players, the biggest teams, and most jaw-dropping moments from across the football world, and teach you the skills and the tekkers it takes to be the best! Want step-overs like Sánchez? Or a piledriver like Ibrahimovic? Or quick-feet like Messi? We show you how. Our book is filled with tips and hacks, as well as the inside track on your favourite stars: Pogba, Suárez, Agu ̈ero and the rest. There's even a free app that brings the book to life and shows you how to turbo-charge your tekkers! There's not a moment to lose - open, read, learn, download and get out on the pitch and practise. Love, peace and tekkers.
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The A-Z of Pointless

A brain-teasing bumper book of questions and trivia

Author: Alexander Armstrong,Richard Osman

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 1444782754

Category: Games

Page: 432

View: 5942

Journey from A-Z, playing 26 rounds of Pointless with family and friends and enjoy facts, banter and musings from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Inside you'll find hundreds of questions for all the family from TV's most popular quiz show, Pointless. (You will also find thousands of answers, which is very handy.) Taking you on a journey from A to Z you will learn amazing facts, from Agincourt and Andy Warhol to Zinedine Zidane and Zimbabwe, and everything in between. As an added bonus Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, also reveal their exclusive A to Z of behind the scenes gossip and Pointless secrets, all written with their trademark wit, alongside exclusive drawings by Moose Allain. Everyone you know will love this book. Except maybe for that couple you met on holiday, and, be honest, you didn't really like them anyway. I mean, she was alright, but what was up with him?
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The Idiot

Author: Elif Batuman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014311106X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6036

The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard where she signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. When the school year ends, Ivan goes to Budapest and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside. Her summer does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of college students, but rather is the beginning of a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer.
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Username: Regenerated

Author: Joe Sugg

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762461519

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 7157

The second book by YouTube star Joe Sugg, Username: Regenerated picks up after the events of Username: Evie. In it, Evie is coming to terms with e.scape's reboot and the loss of avatar Lionel. She is desperate to gain access to the virtual reality again and pretends to have feelings for real-world Lionel so he'll fix the program. When he discovers that she's using him, real-world Lionel deletes e.scape in a fit of anger. Immediately regretting what he's done, he finds an older version, reboots it, and inadvertently brings an earlier virtual reality back to life. Meanwhile, in the e.scape, avatar Lionel befriends one of the brutes. After the reboot, the brute finds a computer that allows him to escape to the real world. Once he's gone, avatar Lionel quickly discovers what happened and goes after his friend. The two stories become intertwined with old friends reunited, new dangers faced, and Evie confronting a part of her past that she thought was long gone.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

Author: Jung Chang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 749

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Girl Online: On Tour

The Second Novel by Zoella

Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501100335

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7228

"Penny joins her rock-star boyfriend on the road in Europe. Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?"--
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Girl Online: Going Solo

The Third Novel by Zoella

Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501162128

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3048

Award-winning YouTuber and blogger Zoe “Zoella” Sugg presents the third novel in her New York Times bestselling Girl Online series. Every time I walk around a corner there’s another reminder of him. Even though I’m sure he must be far away from where I am, I keep thinking I see him in a crowd of people just ahead of me....Am I going crazy? You know that saying that goosebumps happen when someone walks over your grave? That’s the same feeling I get—shivery, cold, a little bit scared—and it always makes me feel a bit pathetic. What can I do to drive the ghosts away and feel normal again? Penny’s life is back to normal. As she 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 or why he’s left everything behind. So when Penny accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else might be the right remedy—Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, as does her new friend Posey, who she can really help deal with her stage fright. And when charming Scottish photographer Callum comes along, Penny has more than her fair share of distractions. But is he the right kind of distraction? Can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her around every corner?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134693906

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6302

You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3
Posted in Computers

Helliconia Winter

Author: Brian W. Aldiss

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149760835X

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 4897

Winner of two Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for more than fifty years, continued to challenge readers’ minds with literate, thought provoking, and inventive fiction. After many centuries, the flowering of human civilization has begun to dwindle again and the Great Year slowly progresses while the long, deadly cold winter looms—but a break in the long, repeating cycles of growth and decay may result from the long-ago visit of the Earthman. New legends of the spring and summer have evolved and a new future may be aborning. More than thirty years after the original publication of Helliconia Spring, the first volume of the Helliconia Trilogy, the series is newly available, now with a map, an afterword, and an introduction by the author.
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Hello Life!

Author: Marcus Butler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501129996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7011

Learn how to be an almost adult in this indispensable guide from British YouTube star Marcus Butler. For a twenty-three-year-old, Marcus Butler knows a lot about life—and not just from his own experiences but from the millions of followers on YouTube who chat with him on his irreverent channel, known for its mix of hilarious sketches, light-hearted banter, and deeply empathetic take on serious issues. In this funny, colorful handbook, the warm and totally down-to-earth star shares his trademark big-brotherly advice for navigating the trickier aspects of modern living. Inside you’ll find Marcus’s thoughts on: -Being healthy—including his nutritious eating tips, favorite gym-free exercises, and butt-kicking hacks for getting in shape -Dating—from finding the courage to be yourself, to banishing first-date nerves, to rebooting a broken heart -Surviving life crises—such as his parents’ difficult divorce, the pain of watching a close friend spiral into anorexia and self-harm, and his regrets over giving in to bullies and giving up on a sport he loved -Getting the life you want—lessons for staying organized, handling pressure, thinking positively, and breaking world records! Part autobiography, part self-help guide, HELLO LIFE! is a candid and playful look inside Marcus Butler’s life—the failures, the successes, and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Epic Kitchen Adventures

Author: Raphael Gomes

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1910536490

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 1510

Join YouTube's favourite kitchen wizard Raphael Gomes on an epic adventure through his unique world of tasty and tantalising treats. From crazy mug cakes and Oreo popcorn, to the ultimate 'unicorn poo' cookies, Raphael Gomes's recipes are a wonderful fusion of fun and tastiness, that will leave readers both delighted and salivating for more! Beautifully illustrated with fully integrated colour images throughout - and including an exclusive digital app that will being Raphael's famous recipes to life - Raphael Gomes' Epic Kitchen Adventures is a truly original cookbook and a wonderful accompaniment to Raphael's legendary YouTube channel.
Posted in Cooking

Testament of Youth

An Autobiographical Study Of The Years 1900-1925

Author: Vera Brittain

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297859145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 8719

This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE. In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonising years; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.
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Shabby

The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living

Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472127285

Category: Humor

Page: 64

View: 2769

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. Shabby - because there is no word for Hygge in English. We all know Shabby when we see it. It's that welcoming pair of pants drying on the radiator. That half-mouldy, but perfectly gin-and-tonic-worthy lemon on display in the fruit bowl. That tin of plum tomatoes in the cupboard with a sell-by date of 1983. It's never dusting higher than your tallest friend's line of sight. But Shabby is more than just an attitude; it's a quintessentially British way of life, tried and tested for generations, and founded on the Four Central Pillars of Shabbism, Messiness, Dilapidation, Clutter and Bodged Works. Being Shabby is about spending less time fussing and clearing up and getting stressed out about stuff that doesn't really matter anyway. And more time hanging out with your family and friends. It's a celebration of a life that is neither tidy nor empty, but rather one that is splendidly cluttered and full. Shabby - because life's just too bloody short to waste time striving for perfection, or caring too much about what other people think about you and yours. Instead of worrying about what could be, it's time to start celebrating what actually is. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com
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To Explain the World

The Discovery of Modern Science

Author: Steven Weinberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062346679

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 5514

A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg—a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time. In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato’s Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we understand about the world—they did not understand what there is to understand, or how to understand it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of the tides, the modern discipline of science eventually emerged. Along the way, Weinberg examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing spheres of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy. An illuminating exploration of the way we consider and analyze the world around us, To Explain the World is a sweeping, ambitious account of how difficult it was to discover the goals and methods of modern science, and the impact of this discovery on human knowledge and development.
Posted in Science

Username: Uprising

Author: Joe Sugg

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781473663312

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 6390

BOOK 3 IN THE USERNAME SERIES Evie longs to put her e.scape adventures behind her. She's battle-scarred and determined to move on, but an outcast from her digital paradise is set on revenge. Knox roams the streets and pledges to punish the girl who dismissed his kind from the real world. Soon, his plans go beyond personal, and Knox plots an uprising that could bring life as we know it to an end. Faced with an uprising on a global scale, as well as issues on the friendship and romance frontline, Evie must stage a fight back that calls her own existence into question.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction