Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody

By Chelsea Cain

America's favourite woman detective is again to set the checklist instantly. in keeping with our titian-haired heroine, she used to be no longer actually a fictional personality, yet an intrepid real-life sleuth who investigated a few of the 20th century's largest mysteries. And the well-known sequence she starred in was once no longer cooked up through a workforce of writers, yet plagiarized from her exploits through her nosy collage roommate Carolyn-who, no longer unusually, obtained an awful lot incorrect. listed below are the bold escapes, superb hunches, and constant inventory characters, together with interlopers from a variety of different cherished sequence, that experience thrilled generations of enthusiasts. And right here, additionally, are the main points of teen-sleuth lifestyles that you just by no means observed: the key romances, reckless riding, minor ingesting difficulties, political motion, and household drama that experience, up until now, remained hidden from those courageous detectives' adoring public.

I can't bear in mind whilst I've laughed aloud so often throughout the studying of a book...A fantastic send-up of the Nancy Drew novels.-Nancy Pearl, NPR

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The Space Hero's Guide to Glory: How to Get Off Your Podunk Planet and Master the Final Frontier

By Phil Hornshaw, Nick Hurwitch

Think each area hero used to be born with a military of laser-firing minions?
imagine it is simple to take care of a fit competition along with your archnemesis?
imagine again!

Intergalactic information Flash: Even a rookie like your self can turn into the subsequent nice house Hero. yet there is extra to it than seducing alien babes or swapping one-liners with our first mate. how can you strive against the evils of helmet hair? are you able to win a no-win state of affairs? so that you can continue to exist the 'Verse, you may have much to benefit, Cadet.

The house Hero's consultant to Glory is a step by step illustrated consultant that may take you from domestic global half-wit to interstellar idol. packed with classes gleaned out of your mythical predecessors―including Han Solo, Captain Kirk, and Kara Thrace―you'll study the adaptation among laser and phaser, how you can gather a team of wonderful misfits, and the elemental piloting talents to prevent warping your starship immediately right into a black hole.

So go well with up and get analyzing, Cadet. house wishes its subsequent house Hero!

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The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

By George R. R. Martin

The precise reward for lovers of George R. R. Martin’s A music of Ice and hearth novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones: a set of depraved one-liners from the incomparable Imp of Casterly Rock, absolutely illustrated via Jonty Clark!
 
“My brain is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and i've my brain . . . and a brain wishes books as a sword wishes a whetstone whether it is to maintain its edge.”
 
The jealous lots of the Seven Kingdoms may possibly name him Halfman, yet none have ever accused Tyrion Lannister of being a halfwit. His golden tongue has kept his epidermis a bit of extra usually than it has landed him in mortal peril. Now, this precise illustrated quantity preserves his such a lot crucial wisdom for destiny generations, that includes time-tested information on such various matters as . . .
 
The artwork of persuasion
“The most sensible lies are professional with a bit truth.”
 
Fine dining
“A little sincere loathing could be clean, like a tart wine after an excessive amount of sweet.”
 
The reasonable sex
“The childrens scent far better, however the previous ones understand extra tricks.”
 
Royal politics
“Crowns do queer issues to the heads underneath them.”
 
Common ailments
“A sword during the bowels. A yes treatment for constipation.”
 
without delay fascinating, insightful, and ruthlessly irreverent, The Wit & knowledge of Tyrion Lannister is brief on pretense and overflowing with finely crafted gems—just just like the guy himself.

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I Never Knew There Was a Word for It

From 'shotclog', a Yorkshire time period for a better half in basic terms tolerated simply because he's deciding to buy the beverages, to Albanian having 29 phrases to explain other kinds of eyebrows, the languages of the realm are jam-packed with remarkable, fun and illuminating phrases and expressions that would increase totally everybody's caliber of lifestyles. All they want is that this e-book! This bumper quantity gathers all 3 of Adam Jacot de Boinod's acclaimed books approximately language - the beauty of Whiffling, The that means of Tingo and Toujours Tingo (their enthusiasts contain every person from Stephen Fry to Michael Palin) - into one hugely unique, keenly priced compendium. As Mariella Frostup stated 'You'll by no means be misplaced for phrases again!'

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Fuckness

By Andersen Prunty

This darkly offbeat novel opens with the narrator, Wallace Black, because the goal of the college bully's violence. After anguish a horrendous beating, Black is going domestic to his both abusive relatives. As a punishment for combating in class, his mom straps a collection of ugly horns to the pinnacle of his head. he's not sure of the place the horns got here from. they've got constantly been in the home. and so they include an influence not anyone can have anticipated. permit Andersen Prunty (ZEROSTRATA, MORNING IS useless, and THE BEARD) consultant you thru a occasionally hilarious, occasionally violent and terrifying coming-of-age Midwestern gothic novel.

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A Malady Of Magicks (The Ebenezum Trilogy, Book 1)

By Craig Shaw Gardner

"Guxx Unfufadoo is my identify. And killing wizards is my game!"

Thus spoke the scary rhyming demon, come from the Netherhells, to munch a number of the nice Ebenezum.

Only it didn't particularly figure out that manner. Ebenezum lived, cursed through Guxx with a strong curse that he may still henceforth be allergic to magic.

So Ebenezum and his hapless apprentice Wuntvor needs to trip to town of Forbidden Delights to hunt a remedy. They locate the line fraught with peril and darkish magic, from tap-dancing dragons to enchanted chickens, slobbering trolls, winsome witches and sinister shrubbery.

It's as much as Wunt to determine them via, to utter the sounds of energy and communicate the spells that may insure their well-being, wealth and persisted existence. It purely he may have in mind the words...

"A lot of fun." (Christopher Stasheff)

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Röde Orm

By Frans G. Bengtsson

"Många oroliga män foro bort från Skåne med Bue och Vagn och hade ingen lycka i Hjörungavåg; andra följde med Styrbjörn until eventually Uppsala och föllo med honom."

Med en stor element humor och en berättarglädje som knappast har något motstycke i den svenska litteraturen är Röde Orm en av våra få verkligt levande klassiker och den har fängslat generationer av läsare.

Röde Orm har kallats en sällsynt lyckad förening av fornnordisk och österländsk saga. Denna "Berättelse från okristen tid" utspelar sig kring år a thousand, när vikingarna härjade längs Europas kuster och i de ryska flodsystemen, males också tog intryck av de people och kulturer de mötte.

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The Encyclopedia of Useless Information

Observe what the entire different encyclopedias depart out

This is the peerlessly gratifying compendium of peculiar factoids too fascinating to be contained on your usual encyclopedia. bold to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize what can't be alphabetized, and to convey the top focus of enjoyable that could slot in one book's backbone, this data is simply too lifeless to waste:

In Denmark, pigs move 'knor'; in Germany, horses pass 'prrrh'; in old Greece, canine went 'au au.' Italians sneeze 'ecci ecci.'

A instructor in Italy used to be disciplined in 1996 for passing scholars examination solutions hidden in salami sandwiches.

In 1957 the U.S. air strength accomplished a survey of the Atlantic Ocean yet refused to reveal its width considering that the data will be of army use to the Russians.

In Paris in 1740 a cow was once hanged in public following its conviction for sorcery.

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Disalmanac: A Book of Fact-Like Facts

By Scott Bateman

Have you ever desired to dazzle your pals along with your command of heritage, technology, and different vital issues? No? Then this is often the booklet for you.

Ronald Reagan as soon as famously stated, “Facts are silly things.” The ebook you carry on your arms will end up it.

Did you recognize that Albuquerque’s inhabitants is seventy eight% chupacabra and 22% victim?

Do you recognize why civilization all started in Mesopotamia, and never Boise?

And were you aware the explanation you shouldn’t stare on the sunlight is that it'll most likely shoot you and switch your dermis right into a rain poncho?

Disalmanac is a convenient compendium of fake proof protecting every little thing from global historical past and economics to popular culture, activities, and extra. All of that are mistaken, yet test to not be so judgy approximately it.

But wait, there’s extra. You’ll additionally find a beneficiant offer of Random Bonus evidence from the likes of Michael Ian Black, Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, bizarre Al Yankovic, and different luminaries who may possibly or won't have an exceptional snatch of the proof.

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The Supervillain Field Manual: How to Conquer (Super) Friends and Incinerate People

With rather a lot strong in the market, the time is now to take off these henchmen education wheels and turn into a full-fledged supervillain! With classes from the founder and overlord of the overseas Society of Supervillains (ISS), King Oblivion, Ph.D. will craft you step by step right into a fine-tuned anti-hero.

The Supervillian box Manual is entire with each procedure the aspiring malevolent overlord wishes. you'll learn the way to:Handle unruly hostages

  • Control your minions
  • Deal with elevated notoriety
  • And a lot more!

It’s time to emerge out of your clandestine lair with undesirable intentions and begin exacting the type of vengeance that merely an all-universe supervillain like your self can deal with. So preserve honing your rage, fine-tuning your lasers, and have in mind . . . retain your enemies shut, and your great acquaintances closer.

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