Description : Adrienne prides herself for being smart, prim and proper. She doesn't go against the rules of society and refuse to even take a shot of Tequila. In other words: Conservative. Boring.Instead of having fun and letting her spirit run free, she spent almost all her life trying to gain her mother's approval, measuring up to her sister's greatness, and proving herself worthy of her boyfriend's love and attention. She's been lying to everybody, including herself, about who she really was.But no matter what she does, she just can't seem to live up to their expectations. And then she got fed up and decided to let loose. For just one night. She left her eyeglasses, flat shoes, long skirt and knitted sweater behind. In high heels and a dress that accented her long legs and curves, she went to a club by herself and decided to find out what it was like to have a good time.Her night couldn't even be more perfect when Justin Adams, the city's most sought after bachelor, a.k.a. most notorious playboy fell prey to the charms she didn't even know she possessed. Justin was every girl's dream boat, but he never committed to a woman. He didn't date and didn't do relationships. So, Adrienne thought after that night, she didn't have to deal with him again. He would forget about her and her secret night of fun was safe with him.But what she did not expect was that Justin wasn't about to let her go that easily. And what was supposed to be just a one-night stand with the City's most wanted playboy, became a full-blown secret affair. In the eyes of her friends and family, she had a boyfriend named Troy. But within the walls of her bedroom, she belonged to Justin.However, her new-found bliss would be threatened by the secrets that Justin keeps and the past that her parents kept from her.Soon, she will find out that she's been living her life with all the right intentions... but for all the wrong reasons.
Description : When you marry for the wrong reason you most likely have married the wrong person." This is the underlying message behind the book, '25 Wrong Reasons People Enter Relationships'. In a simple and straight forward manner this book critically analyzes 25 of the most common wrong reasons people enter courtship or marriage and proffers scriptural and practical alternatives to these wrong reasons.
Description : Welcome to a fascinating excursion into the world of today's top CG short filmmakers. Featuring films that have captured the imaginations of viewers around the world, SECRETS OF CG SHORT FILMMAKERS opens up the creative process for you, delivering tips, tricks, anecdotes, and advice from the makers of today's award winning CG shorts. The filmmakers featured range from hobbyists and students to professionals working in studios of various sizes. Each chapter of the book takes an in-depth look at a specific film and includes: beautiful production imagery and screenshots from each film, the story behind each CG short--including budgets, schedules, production pipelines, software used, and awards won illuminating interviews with the films' creators, discussing their biographies, inspirations, concepts, tools, techniques, styles, goals, and artistic/technical challenges and solutions.. Whether you're a fan, a film student, a hobbyist, or an industry insider, you'll be inspired by SECRETS OF CG SHORT FILMMAKERS--a visually stunning and educational look at some of the world's best CG animated short films. All CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at http://www.courseptr.com/downloads.”
Description : From the #1 bestselling series and an award-winning author, Lucy Wallace married young andfor all the wrong reasons. After her parents died tragically, she needed to secure a future forherself and her younger sister. So, when her father's business partner, Will Arlington, offered to marry her and take her sister in as his own, she said yes. It was a marriage of convenience, not love. Lucy knew what was expected of her in exchange for Will saving her and her sister from ruin—to provide a nice home and family for him. But after ten years together, a child is the one thing Lucy was never able to provide for her husband. Now they sleep in different rooms and lead separate lives. Until one day Lucy witnesses something that changes everything, and she fears her darkest secret may come to light. Because she's done the one thing that was forbidden from the moment she said yes. She fell in love with her husband. But now that she's realized her true feelings, she can no longer pretend to be happy in her marriage. If Will can never love her, she'll have to make the hardest decision of her life. To secure Will's happiness she must release him from a marriage he never wanted. But can she walk away and break her heart in the process? (Can be read as a stand-alone)
Description : “Keluarga bahagia mirip satu dengan lainnya, keluarga tak bahagia tidak bahagia dengan jalannya sendiri-sendiri.” Novel Anna Karenina adalah kisah tentang tiga keluarga, salah satunya keluarga Karenin. Anna, istri Karenin, menyeleweng dengan seorang opsir muda yang mengaguminya, Aleksei Vronskii, dan akhirnya memutuskan tali perkawinan. Bagi Anna, penyelewengan itu merupakan petaka yang tak dapat ditolak dengan segudang alasan. Salah satunya, di mata Anna, Karenin hanyalah sepotong boneka tanpa jiwa dan harga diri meskipun dia seorang pejabat tinggi. “Dia itu bukan laki-laki, bukan manusia, tapi boneka!... Dia itu bukan manusia, tapi mesin kementerian,” kata Anna tentang suaminya.
Description : He is royal, dashing, and would become known as the greatest king that ever lived. Elena Watkins' father, Albert Malone did not have things easy. His life is complicated, filled with prejudice, betrayal and intrigue. His father married his mother for all the wrong reasons and he rules the country with an iron fist. His overbearing mother means less to him than his childhood nanny. Just when he thinks things couldn't get any worse, he falls for a commoner at a fancy-dress ball. Katherine Squires, a commoner, growing up in the poorest of circumstances struggles to help her family. The King's obsession with killing off Chromatic dragons are leading the country into another war. A war that will change her world forever. The adventure of Catherine and Albert against the backdrop of the dragons' struggle for equality and justice is a fast paced page-turner.
Description : Just off in the distance stood a little town called Killington that was hard to locate on a map. In fact, this town only had a population of about fifty people, which could explain why nobody knew about the town. That was about to change when Jason moved in to this town. Jason would end up turning the town upside down and make Killington a tourist attraction and famous for all the wrong reasons. Jason was a very quiet man that kept to himself until one woman named Marybeth stole his heart and all Jason could think about was Marybeth. Jason would bring candy and flowers to Marybeth every chance he could. Marybeth wasn't really interested in Jason because he wasn't her type, but she played along with his flirting anyway and pretended that she was excited to receive the candy and gifts that he brought her. Marybeth was a very promiscuous woman and wasn't the settling down type and Jason didn't stand a chance in being her one and only love. Every time Jason would try to take her out to the movies, Marybeth would make up some kind of excuse about her sick mother, but Marybeth had no living mother because her mother died about twenty years ago. Jason being so in love with Marybeth took her word on it. After a few months and many flowers and candy, Marybeth decided she would go out to the movies with Jason. Whenever Jason would try to make a move on Marybeth at the movie, she would either turn away and change the subject or drop something so Jason couldn't kiss her. When the movie finished Jason asked Marybeth if they could do this again and Marybeth replied "Sure some other time." Then Jason asked her if he could come by her place for dinner so he could meet her mother. Marybeth said "No, my mother is terminally ill and she can't have any visitors. I'm sorry I'd like you to come over but I have to follow Doctor's orders. I know you'll understand." Jason answered "I understand." Jason decided he wouldn't pressure Marybeth because he was afraid she might not see him anymore but Jason couldn't keep away because when he saw her long blonde hair and deep blue eyes, it just took his breath away. One night when Jason was walking home and decided to take a short cut through Marybeth's backyard he could hear laughing inside Marybeth's house. Jason thought it was Marybeth and her mother laughing and just having a good time together, but Jason thought if Marybeth's mother was so terminally ill she wouldn't be laughing at all. Jason decided he would knock on Marybeth's front door just to say hi and maybe get to meet her mother, but as Jason knocked on the door, the door swung open and Jason entered calling out to Marybeth, but all he heard was laughing upstairs in one of the bedrooms. Jason slowly walked up the stairs and approached the bedroom where the laughing was coming from and slowly opened the door and when Jason looked inside there was Marybeth with a man in her bed.
Description : A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?
Description : Two Oracle scientists focus on optimizing Oracle performance rather than ineffectually "tuning" it, elaborating on methods that work to identify performance bottlenecks and predict and quantify the performance improvements expected from upgrades.
Description : In 1992 Mark Sanderson met the love of his life. A Lonely Hearts ad in TIME OUT may not have promised much, but a long and detailed letter from an Australian called Drew marked the beginning of a relationship Mark is still struggling to come to terms with. They moved in together in May 1993; in April 1994 Drew was diagnosed with skin cancer. He was told it would be a miracle if he were still alive in two years; three months later he was dead. WRONG ROOMS is their story -- a love story, a ghost story, a confession and a lament. Alternately heartbreaking and funny, the book is never less than searingly honest in the face of the most rigorous emotional trauma. In the process it forces us to consider our own values and actions, and how high a price we would pay for those we love.