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The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World Von A.J. Jacobs
Just for the heck of it, one Tag A.J. Jacobs decided to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, all thirty-two volumes. Surprisingly his details about his adventure is quite amusing and he does share some very interesting tidbits from the EB. oder as Jon Stewart says: "The Know-It-All is a hilarious book and quite impressive achievement. I've always said, why doesn't someone put out a less complete version of the encyclopedia? Well done, A.J."

Reading Lolita in Tehran Von Azar Nafisi...
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Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks — whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies oder dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the Weiter thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life Von three rules — boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I Liebe you,” and never datum a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has Mehr in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino...
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I explained in my Zurück linkthe meaning of the this phrase, but here is a quick recap: advance readers' copies are sent pre-published Bücher Von publishers in hopes that a particularly enthusiastic recipient will personally promote the work to his oder her customers, and thus increase sales exponentially.

Titles mentioned in my first Artikel included:
- The Hunger Games Von Suzanne Collins
- Half-Assed Von Jeanette Fulda
- The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes Von Lucy Spelman
- Cheer! Von Kate Torgovnick

Here are Mehr Bücher that I have read in galley form (another phrase for advance reader copy) and hope that...
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In A Sunburned Country, A Walk in the Woods and I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Von link
While I have only discovered Bill Bryson's works within the past year, I have whole-heartedly fallen in Liebe with his writings. Why? Because they are the freaking funniest things I have ever read. He delights in depicting the strange and the awkward, which usually turns out to be him. This "God Dad! [teenage eyes rolling in disdain, can't believing that they are related]" theme runs throughout his books, adding *pop* and *crackle* to his extremely informative...
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