Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable

Don't Settle for Safe

Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable

Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable. Popular speaker and author Sarah Jakes Roberts shows women they are not disqualified by their pain and failures and offers encouragement and strength to believe God’s best is still possible.

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REVIEW

Imagine the kind of outline you used to make for a term paper in High School. Imagine that the main headings are A+ material, the sub-headings are A- minus material, and when you get down to the details, the quality drops off to C+.
This book is just like that.
The author has a strong personal story, and the main themes of the book – that good things usually come from risk taking, that “playing it safe” has its own dangers, and we should not allow setbacks to make us overly risk-averse – are totally valid and need to be said. I was a bit disappointed at the (lack of) depth however. Instead of a great principle, deeper explanation of the principle, multiple examples of the principle in action, and suggestions/plans for applying the principle, the reader gets a great principle followed up by cheerleading, slogans, and other relative superficialities.
Overall not a bad book, and it’s based on some outstanding insights. I fully expect this author’s next book to be better.

One of the greatest read. I cried in almost every chapter I had to stop digest, regress in order to move forward to progress in my new place of peace, learning and unlearning. Processing differently a renewed mind. This book opened up some stuff, killed some stuff, confirmed some stuff man this is Holy Ghost help book. #nomoreselfhelp #ihadagoodpurge. I wanted to finish this book quickly but I couldn’t it requires me to take my times plus the things that it revealed about me I needed time to process. I felt as if I could write my own book for each chapter. AWESOME

[READING] SAT Prep Plus 2020: 5 Practice Tests

SAT Prep Plus 2020 5 Practice Tests

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ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-Length Practice Tests, Review Video Tutorials for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition

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[READING] Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

Convenience Store Woman A Novel

Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

Convenience Store Woman: A Novel . The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction―many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual―and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action…

A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.

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About the Author

Sayaka Murata is the author of many books, including Convenience Store Woman, winner of Japan’s most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize. She used to work part-time in a convenience store, which inspired this novel. Murata has been named a Freeman’s “Future of New Writing” author, and her work has appeared in Granta and elsewhere. In 2016, Vogue Japan selected her as a Woman of the Year.

REVIEW

A quick read, and I couldn’t put it down. Keiko is very different from other humans, and she’s aware of that and tries to fit in, not wishing to rock her family’s boat. Her younger sister adores her and as they get older, gives her phrases to use in certain social situations. They protect Keiko by helping her fit in, but since the book is written in first person, and Keiko never mentions a diagnosis, we’re left to wonder what exactly is her problem. Some readers have suggested she’s a sociopath, and in the non-lethal sense, I lean that direction too. Keiko isn’t malevolent, but there are a couple of scenes that carry great foreboding, and you see how she could be very dangerous.

The author does a great job of not telling us what the truth is, but rather letting us walk around in Keiko’s skin as she observes the other humans around her. From this we pick up hints that Keiko isn’t passing for normal as much as she believes. When she gets a man in her life, the metaphoric aspects of the story deepen. For all her weirdness, and for all his toxic unsuitability, the people around her relax and accept her more. They celebrate that she is now part of a couple.

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Dimensions of Human Behavior

Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course

Dimensions of Human Behavior . In this Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison uses her multidimensional framework to examine the influences that can impact human behavior across time. Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, the book weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research to provide a comprehensive and global perspective on all the major developmental life stages, from conception through very late adulthood.

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Cracking the AP English Language & Composition Exam 2020

Cracking the AP English Language

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Princeton Review ACT Premium Prep, 2020

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The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

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This ACT book provides good review plus good pratice as well. The book does a good job reviewing content and explain why the ansers is correct on the pratice test. This is a good buy and worth your time. The only down side is that my book was damage durring shipping.

[New Words] 365 New Words-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2020

365 New Words-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2020

365 New Words-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2020

For word lovers, writers, crossword puzzle addicts, obsessive readers, and Words with Friends fans, 365 New Words-A-Year is the essential calendar from the editors of Merriam-Webster. The bestselling word calendar is packed with macaronic words (schadenfreude: enjoyment obtained from the trouble of others), hobbyist words (spelunker: one who makes a hobby of exploring caves), melodic words (tintinnabulation: a jingling sound from bells), and more. Each entry includes a definition, pronunciation guide, sample sentence, and notes on word origin and history on the back of each page.

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Merriam-Webster has been America’s leading and most trusted provider of language information for over 150 years. Publications include Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary (among the best selling books in American history) and dictionaries for English-language learners.

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We love this calendar, but we have pretty big vocabularies, and some of the words are so bizarre you know you will never use them again. I think the makers should stick to somewhat advanced words that a normal to above-average person needs to know.

I got this for a coworker who is obsessed with the Word of the Day. Every day before we start clinic (we are nurses), we try to find a good word online, write it on the white board, and then everyone has to use it in a sentence. I got her this calendar for Christmas and she LOVES it. It has the word, the definition(s) and a sample sentence or two. So far, we’ve been having a blast with this calendar at work. She doesn’t even want to rip the days off so she is taping them to the back. I’d say this gift went over very well.

I tutor English SAT after school and I just purchased this for my little office room so that we can have a “word of the day”. Yes, some of the words are really archaic but others are not. And honestly, some of the “archaic” words could actually be found in older writings and things, so it’s always good to know. And sometimes it’s just fun to learn a really weird word! I hope it will let my students learn some extra bonus words along the way this year.

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CliftonStrengths for Students

CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here

CliftonStrengths for Students

College is a chance for you to start fresh. You get to learn and grow in ways that will amaze you. You get to write your own story.

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10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI

Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI

For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can’t beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test,score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.

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The Law School Admission Council has developed and administered the LSAT on behalf of all American Bar Association-approved law schools since 1948. Their national headquarters are located in Newtown, PA.

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REVIEW

Hands down the most useful prep material I’ve purchased, *do not* go without this most recent set of prep tests.

If you’re looking for other must-have prep materials, be sure to check out the PowerScore Logic Games Bible. I was a reticent about spending the extra cash on a copy of my own so I checked the LG Bible out from the public library–in four days (about 6 hours of studying with the book), I went from -4 to -1 or -0 on every LG section I completed after that. The 7Sage website is also great for budget prep.

Time management is the most important and stressful part of the LSAT.

Of all of the prep material I used for the LSAT, these were the most useful. If you already understand the three different sections and how to do them, don’t waste your time going over question after question. I did this with the LSAT Bibles. Just buy the prep test books starting with the most recent, and start doing timed exams. When you take the LSAT, the time constraint will give you anxiety. If you practice for it however, you will be accustomed to the pressure and will perform better.

The “test-taking strategies” given in the book take up about 2 pages, and more helpful information can definitely be found on Google. The answer keys are also about as bare-bones as it gets: just a simple list of correct answers, without a single explanation. The fact that LSAC charges money for past tests without giving any substantial sort of instructional content is absurd. This criticism is in contrast to the College Board’s SAT prep books, which I recall being much more helpful beyond simply containing official practice tests.

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