Description : A report on female erotic fantasies is based on the author's interviews and correspondences with other women and offers a frank study of female sexuality and the role of imagination in sex.
Description : Have you always wanted a garden but not really known where to start? Are you currently living in a small space and wonder if you can grow your own food? Perhaps you are looking to be more self sustainable or to provide healthy and nutritious food and healing remedies for your family. If, so, this book is for you. Even if you are already an avid gardener, you are going to love The Healing Garden: Growing Life-Saving Food for Ultimate Survival.Written by a seasoned Master Gardener and Health Coach, this book is a comprehensive collection of information including tips and techniques to grow the biggest and best garden ever. Susan Patterson has been getting her hands dirty for over thirty years, planting and perfecting vegetable, herb and fruit growing and shares some of her best kept methods for starting and maintaining a garden for healing and wellness.We live in uncertain times and there is no better day than today to start providing food for your table and learning how to use plants for healing. Even if you have never picked up a shovel or planted a seed before, you can learn everything you need to know to get started in this informative and practical book. Susan has left no stone unturned when it comes to growing, maintaining and preserving food and using plants for health. This is so much more than just a garden book, it is a practical survival handbook that everyone should own.
Description : Analyzes the sexual fantasies of more than one hundred and fifty women to show how women's attitudes have changed towards sex, their partners, and themselves
Description : BY THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Will opening the door lead to love and happy endings? Romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings, the delicious romantic new novel from the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of A Vintage Wedding and A Summer at Sea. 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Deliciously enjoyable' Red 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat Lorna and her friend Philly work together in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. But even though they are surrounded by family and friends, the door to true love remains resolutely closed. Could their discovery of a secret garden mean this is about to change?
Description : An in-depth examination of the novel ways young people support and learn from each other though participation in online fanfiction communities. Over the past twenty years, amateur fanfiction writers have published an astonishing amount of fiction in online repositories. More than 1.5 million enthusiastic fanfiction writers—primarily young people in their teens and twenties—have contributed nearly seven million stories and more than 176 million reviews to a single online site, Fanfiction.net. In this book, Cecilia Aragon and Katie Davis provide an in-depth examination of fanfiction writers and fanfiction repositories, finding that these sites are not shallow agglomerations and regurgitations of pop culture but rather online spaces for sophisticated and informal learning. Through their participation in online fanfiction communities, young people find ways to support and learn from one another. Aragon and Davis term this novel system of interactive advice and instruction distributed mentoring, and describe its seven attributes, each of which is supported by an aspect of networked technologies: aggregation, accretion, acceleration, abundance, availability, asynchronicity, and affect. Employing an innovative combination of qualitative and quantitative analyses, they provide an in-depth ethnography, reporting on a nine-month study of three fanfiction sites, and offer a quantitative analysis of lexical diversity in the 61.5 billion words on the Fanfiction.net site. Going beyond fandom, Aragon and Davis consider how distributed mentoring could improve not only other online learning platforms but also formal writing instruction in schools.
Description : We all hope to enjoy our retirement at the end of our working lives, but for many the adjustment can be more challenging than we expected. Rather than a time of slowing down, retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy life and have some fun. It is a time for letting go of old habits, experimenting with relationships and enjoying the wisdom gathered over a life lived. With thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist, Trish Murphy understands the challenges of entering this next phase of life. Focusing on the psychological aspects of leaving the world of work, The Challenge of Retirement addresses such issues as: Wellness and happinessMental healthManaging relationshipsSexuality and sex after 60Self-careIntergenerational livingDeveloping later-life spiritualityAcceptance and having fun In addition, each chapter is filled with wisdom and advice from people in the early, middle and later stages of retirement. As we are all living longer, the messy business of life goes on – as does the need to develop skills and approaches to meet new and difficult challenges. The Challenge of Retirement pulls together the knowledge Trish has learned from her years as a psychotherapist, trainer, facilitator and mediator to help you make retirement the best years of your life. The Challenge of Retirement is aimed at all those who are facing into this new phase of their lives or who have found themselves negotiating the issues that retirement brings with it.
Description : Adaptations in the Franchise Era re-evaluates adaptation's place in a popular culture marked by the movement of content and audiences across more media borders than ever before. While adaptation has historically been understood as the transfer of stories from one medium to another-more often than not, from novel to film-the growing interconnectedness of media and media industries in the early twenty-first century raises new questions about the form and function of adaptation as both a product and a process. Where does adaptation fit within massive franchises that span pages, stages, screens, and theme parks? Rising scholar Kyle Meikle illuminates adaptation's enduring and essential role in the rise of franchises in the 2000s and 2010s. During that decade-and-a-half, adaptations set the foundation for multiplexed, multiplied film series, piloted streaming television's forays into original programming, found their way into audiences' hands in apps and video games, and went live in theatrical experiences on Broadway and beyond. The proliferation of adaptations was matched only by a proliferation of adaptation, as fans remixed and remade their favourite franchises online and off-. This volume considers how producers and consumers defined adaptations-and how adaptations defined themselves-through the endless intertextual play of the franchise era.