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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

b Winning will make you famous br Losing means certain death b br br The nation of Panem formed from a post apocalyptic North America is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by poorer districts Early in its history a rebellion led by a th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games In punishment and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of and through a lottery system to participate in the games The tributes are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death leaving only one survivor to claim victory br br When year old Katniss s young sister Prim is selected as District s female representative Katniss volunteers to take her place She and her male counterpart Peeta are pitted against bigger stronger representatives some of whom have trained for this their whole lives she sees it as a death sentence But Katniss has been close to death before For her survival is second nature


Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

b My name is Katniss Everdeen br Why am I not dead br I should be dead b br br Katniss Everdeen girl on fire has survived even though her home has been destroyed Gale has escaped Katniss s family is safe Peeta has been captured by the Capitol District really does exist There are rebels There are new leaders A revolution is unfolding br br It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it District has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol Everyone it seems has had a hand in the carefully laid plans except Katniss br br The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss s willingness to be a pawn to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem To do this she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust She must become the rebels Mockingjay no matter what the personal cost


Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

b Sparks are igniting br Flames are spreading br And the Capitol wants revenge b br br Against all odds Katniss has won the Hunger Games She and fellow District tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive Katniss should be relieved happy even After all she has returned to her family and her longtime friend Gale Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be Gale holds her at an icy distance Peeta has turned his back on her completely And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create br br Much to her shock Katniss has fueled an unrest she s afraid she cannot stop And what scares her even more is that she s not entirely convinced she should try As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol s cruel Victory Tour the stakes are higher than ever If they can t prove without a shadow of a doubt that they are lost in their love for each other the consequences will be horrifying br br In i Catching Fire i the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen testing her more than ever before and surprising readers at every turn


Games of Thrones: A Storm of Swords: Book Three of a Song of Ice and Fire Vol. 3c


The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset (The Hunger Games, #1-3)

The extraordinary ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition Stunning gripping and powerful The trilogy is now complete


The Road to Excellence: The Acquisition of Expert Performance in the Arts and Sciences, Sports, and Games

Excellence and the highest levels of performance in the arts and sciences sports and games have always been an object of fascination to both scientists and lay people Only during the last years have scientists studied these levels of performance in the laboratory in order to identify their mediating mechanisms Contrary to the common belief that innate talents are the critical factors for exceptional performance investigators have found that acquired skills knowledge and physiological adaptations in response to intense practice are the primary mechanisms mediating the highest levels of performance br br This is the first and only book to examine i how i elite performers effect their exceptional accomplishments The world s leading researchers on expert performance and creative achievement review theories and recent findings from many different domains of expertise on how experts optimize improvement in their performance and eventually attain excellence Elite performers are shown to have engaged in deliberate practice activities specifically designed to improve their performance from an early age By age they have often accumulated over hours of practice The essential elements of deliberate practice such as specific goals to improve performance successive refinement through repetition feedback and instruction are explicated for different domains Although the content of practice tasks will necessarily differ from domain to domain investigators have found invariant characteristics for the optimal duration of practice sessions maximal amounts of daily practice the length of intense preparation around years and ages of peak performance Some of the book s chapters extend the review to the acquisition of everyday life skills such as reading to the performance of teams of experts and to the development of creative achievement geniuses and artistic child prodigies The book concludes with commentaries by several outstanding scientists in psychology education and history of science who discuss the generalizability of presented ideas and raise issues for future issues br br EXTRA COPY It could be said that striving for excellence is what characterizes humanity or perhaps what characterizes humanity at its best Why do so few individuals ever reach the highest levels when so many start out on the Road to Excellence In this book the world s foremost researchers of expert performance in domains as diverse as sports medicine chess and the arts explore the similarities and differences in the extended and strenuous Road to Excellence taken by the successful individuals in each domain Their findings will intrigue and inspire readers who are themselves driven to achieve or who simply want to better understand the processes involved br


Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2)

b blockquote Tom Clancy s Patriot Games is filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished the author s two previous bestsellers Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising Patriot Games puts us on the cutting edge of another type of war the international battle of terrorism blockquote b Years before the defection of a Soviet submarine will send him hurtling into confrontation with the Soviets in Red October Jack Ryan historian ex marine and CIA analyst is vacationing in London when the Ulster Liberation Army makes a terrorist attack on the Prince and Princess of Wales By instinctively diving forward to break up the attack he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the hatred of its most dangerous men Jack Ryan must summon all of the skills and knowledge at his command to battle back against his nemesis


Sports and Games

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The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion

The New York Times bestseller by Suzanne Collins is now a major motion picture and this is your guide to all of the movie s excitement both in front of the camera and behind it br br Go behind the scenes of the making of The Hunger Games with exclusive images and interviews From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions to the elaborate sets and costumes to the actors performances and directors vision this is the definitive companion to the breathtaking film


Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)

In MAXIMUM RIDE SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS the time has arrived for Max and her winged Flock to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat the takeover of Re evolution a sinister experiment to re engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and to terminate the rest Max Fang Iggy Nudge Gasman and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them but can they save the world when they are torn apart living in hiding and captivity halfway across the globe from one another


The Hunger Games Tribute Guide

The New York Times bestselling Hunger Games is now a major motion picture and here is the ultimate guide to the all the tributes in the th annual Hunger Games br br Here is the ultimate guide to the twenty fourth annual Hunger Games Follow the tributes journey from the reaping to the Games with an exclusive look at all the highlights along the way the trip to the Capitol the Tribute Parade the stations of the Training Center and the interviews with Caesar Flickerman Plus you ll find profiles of President Snow and Seneca Crane portraits of each tribute and detailed information on each district s industry This unique guide to the tributes contains never before seen photos and quotes from the film and is a must have for any Hunger Games fan


Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

Fia and Annie are as close as two sisters can be They look out for each other Protect each other And most importantly they keep each other s secrets even the most dangerous ones Annie is blind but can see visions of the future Fia was born with flawless intuition her first impulse is always exactly right br br When the sisters are offered a place at an elite boarding school Fia realizes that something is wrong but she doesn t grasp just how wrong The Keane Institute is no ordinary school and Fia is soon used for everything from picking stocks to planting bombs If she tries to refuse they threaten her with Annie s life br br Now Fia s falling in love with a boy who has dark secrets of his own And with his help she s ready to fight back They stole her past They control her present But she won t let them take her future


The Player of Games (Culture, #2)

The Culture a humanoid machine symbiotic society has thrown up many great Game Players One of the best is Jernau Morat Gurgeh Player of Games master of every board computer and strategy Bored with success Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad cruel amp incredibly wealthy to try their fabulous game a game so complex so like life itself that the winner becomes emperor Mocked blackmailed almost murdered Gurgeh accepts the game and with it the challenge of his life and very possibly his death


Charade (Games, #1)

Nineteen year old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection br br Twenty one year old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything but when his mom s dying wish is for him to get his degree he has no choice but to pretend it s what he wants too br br Cheyenne needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex and Colt needs cash to take care of his mom so they strike a deal that helps them both But what if Cheyenne s past isn t what she thought Soon they re trading one charade for another losing themselves in each other to forget about their pain The more they play their game the more it becomes the only thing they have that feels real br br Both Cheyenne and Colt know life is never easy but neither of them expect the tragedy that threatens to end their charade and rip them apart forever


Games People Play

We think we re relating to other people Actually we re all playing games Forty years ago i Games People Play i revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during basic social interactions More than five million copies later Dr Eric Berne s classic is as astonishing amp revealing as it was on the day it was first published br We play games all the time sexual games marital games power games with our bosses amp competitive games with friends Detailing status contests like Martini I know a better way to lethal couples combat like If It Weren t For You amp Uproar to flirtation favorites like The Stocking Game amp Let s You amp Him Fight Berne exposes the secret ploys amp unconscious maneuvers that rule our intimate lives Explosive when it first appeared i Games People Play i is now widely recognized as the most original amp influential popular psychology book of our time It s as powerful amp eye opening as ever


Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5)

The fifth novel in Corey s New York Times bestselling Expanse series now being produced for television by the SyFy Channel br br A thousand worlds have opened and the greatest land rush in human history has begun As wave after wave of colonists leave the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle br br Ships are disappearing without a trace Private armies are being secretly formed The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price br br And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left


Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures (Sports and Games Through History Series)

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Cooperative Sports and Games Book

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Guess How Much I Love You: Includes story, music, games and activities (Book & CD Pack)

Guess how much I love you says Little Nutbrown Hare Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop But Big Nutbrown Hare who can reach farther and hop higher loves him back just as much Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon but that s just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare s love for him


Outdoor Sports and Games

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Private Games (Private #3)

i Private i the world s most renowned investigation firm has been commissioned to provide security for the Olympic games in London Its agents are the smartest fastest and most technologically advanced in the world and of them have been transferred to London to protect over competitors who represent more than countries br br The opening ceremony is still hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins Nigel Steele is called to the scene of a ruthless murder A high ranking member of the games organizing committee and his mistress have been killed It s clear that it wasn t a crime of passion but one of precise calculation and execution br br Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders He also proclaims that he will restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and will destroy all who have corrupted the games with lies cheating and greed Karen immediately hires i Private i to examine the letter and she and Nigel uncover a criminal genius who won t stop until he s ended the games for good br br America s storyteller Forbes delivers an exhilarating action packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax


Sports And Games Of Ancient Egypt

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Sports And Games Of The Ancients

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The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA Bill Simmons the from the womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN com s Sports Guy is that writer And b The Book of Basketball b is that book br br Nowhere in the roundball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in such depth as this wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past present and future of pro basketball br br From the age old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time Simmons opens and then closes once and for all every major pro basketball debate Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up the result being the Pyramid Simmons s one of a kind five level shrine to the ninety six greatest players in the history of pro basketball And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing The Secret of Basketball br br Comprehensive authoritative controversial hilarious and impossible to put down even for Celtic haters b The Book of Basketball b offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game s finest funniest and fiercest chronicler br br br i br More to the point he s the only one crazy enough to try to pull it off br i


Cruel Games

Effervescent cocktail of sex voodoo and terrible secrets of a small town Spoiled by wealth and adoration classmates used to Gillian that her whims the law At Salem comes Jack he wants to start a new life and Gillian wants it And the fact that this former teacher convicted of sexual abuse of a minor only spurs schoolgirl br br Book Club Family Leisure Club


Second Cooperative Sports and Games Book

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Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games

Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father s murder Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters and turn to their new friend Zack Wells for support little suspecting Zack s dark secret Meanwhile six year old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face Open your mind the head games are just getting started


The Quillan Games (Pendragon, #7)

b LET THE GAMES BEGIN b br br Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction The people have lost control of their own future and must struggle simply to survive The only chance they have of finding a better life is by playing the Quillan Games Hosted by a strange pair of game masters Veego and LaBerge the games are a mix of sport and combat They use the people of Quillan as pawns for their amusement as they force them to enter competitions that range from physical battles to impossible obstacle courses to computer driven tests of agility To triumph in the games is to live the life of a king To lose is to die br br This is the dangerous and deadly situation Bobby Pendragon finds on Quillan He quickly realizes that the only way to save this troubled territory is to beat Veego and LaBerge at their own games and dismantle their horrible fun house But there is more at stake for Bobby The prize for winning the Quillan Games may be discovering the truth of what it really means a Traveler


Mind Games (The Disillusionists, #1)

i Justine knows she s going to die Any second now i br br Justine Jones has a secret A hardcore hypochondriac she s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain Then out of the blue a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine s soul and invites her to join his private crime fighting team It s a once in a lifetime deal With a little of Packard s hands on training Justine can weaponize her neurosis turning it outward on Midcity s worst criminals and finally get the freedom from fear she s always craved End of problem br br Or is it In Midcity a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers And while Justine s first missions including one against a nymphomaniac husband killer are thrilling successes there is more to Packard than meets the eye Soon while battling her attraction to two very different men Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry eroticism and cosmic secrets With Packard s help Justine has freed herself from her madness only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone s worst fears


Games of the Heart (The 'Burg, #4)

From the balcony of his house Mike Haines can see the quiet commonplace beauty of the Holliday farm But what he remembers is the little sister of his high school girlfriend Dusty who grew up there As a teen Dusty had gone off the rails but when she was a kid she was sweet she was funny and she had a special bond with Mike But after high school she took off and Mike never saw her again br br Then tragedy strikes Dusty s family she comes back into town and Mike thinks she hasn t changed back to the sweet funny girl he knew but instead continued to be selfish and thoughtless leaving her family alone to deal with their mourning So he seeks her out and confronts her in an effort to understand what went wrong and to force her to sort herself out br br He finds out quickly he s wrong about Dusty Holliday Very wrong And right after Mike discovers that the bond they had years before snaps back into place in ways he would never suspect br br But Mike Haines had a bad marriage then he played games of the heart for a good woman And lost In order to protect himself and his kids he s cautious he s careful to read the signs and he s not interested in finding a woman he has to fix br br Then he learns what happened to Dusty and he thinks she needs to be fixed He swings he misses and in this new game of hearts for Dusty Mike just got strike three


The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

b Winning will make you famous br Losing means certain death b br br The nation of Panem formed from a post apocalyptic North America is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by poorer districts Early in its history a rebellion led by a th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games In punishment and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of and through a lottery system to participate in the games The tributes are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death leaving only one survivor to claim victory br br When year old Katniss s young sister Prim is selected as District s female representative Katniss volunteers to take her place She and her male counterpart Peeta are pitted against bigger stronger representatives some of whom have trained for this their whole lives she sees it as a death sentence But Katniss has been close to death before For her survival is second nature


Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

b My name is Katniss Everdeen br Why am I not dead br I should be dead b br br Katniss Everdeen girl on fire has survived even though her home has been destroyed Gale has escaped Katniss s family is safe Peeta has been captured by the Capitol District really does exist There are rebels There are new leaders A revolution is unfolding br br It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it District has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol Everyone it seems has had a hand in the carefully laid plans except Katniss br br The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss s willingness to be a pawn to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem To do this she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust She must become the rebels Mockingjay no matter what the personal cost


Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

b Sparks are igniting br Flames are spreading br And the Capitol wants revenge b br br Against all odds Katniss has won the Hunger Games She and fellow District tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive Katniss should be relieved happy even After all she has returned to her family and her longtime friend Gale Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be Gale holds her at an icy distance Peeta has turned his back on her completely And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create br br Much to her shock Katniss has fueled an unrest she s afraid she cannot stop And what scares her even more is that she s not entirely convinced she should try As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol s cruel Victory Tour the stakes are higher than ever If they can t prove without a shadow of a doubt that they are lost in their love for each other the consequences will be horrifying br br In i Catching Fire i the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen testing her more than ever before and surprising readers at every turn


Games of Thrones: A Storm of Swords: Book Three of a Song of Ice and Fire Vol. 3c


The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset (The Hunger Games, #1-3)

The extraordinary ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition Stunning gripping and powerful The trilogy is now complete


The Road to Excellence: The Acquisition of Expert Performance in the Arts and Sciences, Sports, and Games

Excellence and the highest levels of performance in the arts and sciences sports and games have always been an object of fascination to both scientists and lay people Only during the last years have scientists studied these levels of performance in the laboratory in order to identify their mediating mechanisms Contrary to the common belief that innate talents are the critical factors for exceptional performance investigators have found that acquired skills knowledge and physiological adaptations in response to intense practice are the primary mechanisms mediating the highest levels of performance br br This is the first and only book to examine i how i elite performers effect their exceptional accomplishments The world s leading researchers on expert performance and creative achievement review theories and recent findings from many different domains of expertise on how experts optimize improvement in their performance and eventually attain excellence Elite performers are shown to have engaged in deliberate practice activities specifically designed to improve their performance from an early age By age they have often accumulated over hours of practice The essential elements of deliberate practice such as specific goals to improve performance successive refinement through repetition feedback and instruction are explicated for different domains Although the content of practice tasks will necessarily differ from domain to domain investigators have found invariant characteristics for the optimal duration of practice sessions maximal amounts of daily practice the length of intense preparation around years and ages of peak performance Some of the book s chapters extend the review to the acquisition of everyday life skills such as reading to the performance of teams of experts and to the development of creative achievement geniuses and artistic child prodigies The book concludes with commentaries by several outstanding scientists in psychology education and history of science who discuss the generalizability of presented ideas and raise issues for future issues br br EXTRA COPY It could be said that striving for excellence is what characterizes humanity or perhaps what characterizes humanity at its best Why do so few individuals ever reach the highest levels when so many start out on the Road to Excellence In this book the world s foremost researchers of expert performance in domains as diverse as sports medicine chess and the arts explore the similarities and differences in the extended and strenuous Road to Excellence taken by the successful individuals in each domain Their findings will intrigue and inspire readers who are themselves driven to achieve or who simply want to better understand the processes involved br


Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2)

b blockquote Tom Clancy s Patriot Games is filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished the author s two previous bestsellers Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising Patriot Games puts us on the cutting edge of another type of war the international battle of terrorism blockquote b Years before the defection of a Soviet submarine will send him hurtling into confrontation with the Soviets in Red October Jack Ryan historian ex marine and CIA analyst is vacationing in London when the Ulster Liberation Army makes a terrorist attack on the Prince and Princess of Wales By instinctively diving forward to break up the attack he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the hatred of its most dangerous men Jack Ryan must summon all of the skills and knowledge at his command to battle back against his nemesis


Sports and Games

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The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion

The New York Times bestseller by Suzanne Collins is now a major motion picture and this is your guide to all of the movie s excitement both in front of the camera and behind it br br Go behind the scenes of the making of The Hunger Games with exclusive images and interviews From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions to the elaborate sets and costumes to the actors performances and directors vision this is the definitive companion to the breathtaking film


Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)

In MAXIMUM RIDE SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS the time has arrived for Max and her winged Flock to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat the takeover of Re evolution a sinister experiment to re engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and to terminate the rest Max Fang Iggy Nudge Gasman and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them but can they save the world when they are torn apart living in hiding and captivity halfway across the globe from one another


The Hunger Games Tribute Guide

The New York Times bestselling Hunger Games is now a major motion picture and here is the ultimate guide to the all the tributes in the th annual Hunger Games br br Here is the ultimate guide to the twenty fourth annual Hunger Games Follow the tributes journey from the reaping to the Games with an exclusive look at all the highlights along the way the trip to the Capitol the Tribute Parade the stations of the Training Center and the interviews with Caesar Flickerman Plus you ll find profiles of President Snow and Seneca Crane portraits of each tribute and detailed information on each district s industry This unique guide to the tributes contains never before seen photos and quotes from the film and is a must have for any Hunger Games fan


Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

Fia and Annie are as close as two sisters can be They look out for each other Protect each other And most importantly they keep each other s secrets even the most dangerous ones Annie is blind but can see visions of the future Fia was born with flawless intuition her first impulse is always exactly right br br When the sisters are offered a place at an elite boarding school Fia realizes that something is wrong but she doesn t grasp just how wrong The Keane Institute is no ordinary school and Fia is soon used for everything from picking stocks to planting bombs If she tries to refuse they threaten her with Annie s life br br Now Fia s falling in love with a boy who has dark secrets of his own And with his help she s ready to fight back They stole her past They control her present But she won t let them take her future


The Player of Games (Culture, #2)

The Culture a humanoid machine symbiotic society has thrown up many great Game Players One of the best is Jernau Morat Gurgeh Player of Games master of every board computer and strategy Bored with success Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad cruel amp incredibly wealthy to try their fabulous game a game so complex so like life itself that the winner becomes emperor Mocked blackmailed almost murdered Gurgeh accepts the game and with it the challenge of his life and very possibly his death


Charade (Games, #1)

Nineteen year old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection br br Twenty one year old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything but when his mom s dying wish is for him to get his degree he has no choice but to pretend it s what he wants too br br Cheyenne needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex and Colt needs cash to take care of his mom so they strike a deal that helps them both But what if Cheyenne s past isn t what she thought Soon they re trading one charade for another losing themselves in each other to forget about their pain The more they play their game the more it becomes the only thing they have that feels real br br Both Cheyenne and Colt know life is never easy but neither of them expect the tragedy that threatens to end their charade and rip them apart forever


Games People Play

We think we re relating to other people Actually we re all playing games Forty years ago i Games People Play i revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during basic social interactions More than five million copies later Dr Eric Berne s classic is as astonishing amp revealing as it was on the day it was first published br We play games all the time sexual games marital games power games with our bosses amp competitive games with friends Detailing status contests like Martini I know a better way to lethal couples combat like If It Weren t For You amp Uproar to flirtation favorites like The Stocking Game amp Let s You amp Him Fight Berne exposes the secret ploys amp unconscious maneuvers that rule our intimate lives Explosive when it first appeared i Games People Play i is now widely recognized as the most original amp influential popular psychology book of our time It s as powerful amp eye opening as ever


Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5)

The fifth novel in Corey s New York Times bestselling Expanse series now being produced for television by the SyFy Channel br br A thousand worlds have opened and the greatest land rush in human history has begun As wave after wave of colonists leave the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle br br Ships are disappearing without a trace Private armies are being secretly formed The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price br br And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left


Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures (Sports and Games Through History Series)

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Cooperative Sports and Games Book

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Guess How Much I Love You: Includes story, music, games and activities (Book & CD Pack)

Guess how much I love you says Little Nutbrown Hare Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop But Big Nutbrown Hare who can reach farther and hop higher loves him back just as much Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon but that s just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare s love for him


Outdoor Sports and Games

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Private Games (Private #3)

i Private i the world s most renowned investigation firm has been commissioned to provide security for the Olympic games in London Its agents are the smartest fastest and most technologically advanced in the world and of them have been transferred to London to protect over competitors who represent more than countries br br The opening ceremony is still hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins Nigel Steele is called to the scene of a ruthless murder A high ranking member of the games organizing committee and his mistress have been killed It s clear that it wasn t a crime of passion but one of precise calculation and execution br br Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders He also proclaims that he will restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and will destroy all who have corrupted the games with lies cheating and greed Karen immediately hires i Private i to examine the letter and she and Nigel uncover a criminal genius who won t stop until he s ended the games for good br br America s storyteller Forbes delivers an exhilarating action packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax


Sports And Games Of Ancient Egypt

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Sports And Games Of The Ancients

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The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA Bill Simmons the from the womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN com s Sports Guy is that writer And b The Book of Basketball b is that book br br Nowhere in the roundball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in such depth as this wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past present and future of pro basketball br br From the age old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time Simmons opens and then closes once and for all every major pro basketball debate Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up the result being the Pyramid Simmons s one of a kind five level shrine to the ninety six greatest players in the history of pro basketball And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing The Secret of Basketball br br Comprehensive authoritative controversial hilarious and impossible to put down even for Celtic haters b The Book of Basketball b offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game s finest funniest and fiercest chronicler br br br i br More to the point he s the only one crazy enough to try to pull it off br i


Cruel Games

Effervescent cocktail of sex voodoo and terrible secrets of a small town Spoiled by wealth and adoration classmates used to Gillian that her whims the law At Salem comes Jack he wants to start a new life and Gillian wants it And the fact that this former teacher convicted of sexual abuse of a minor only spurs schoolgirl br br Book Club Family Leisure Club


Second Cooperative Sports and Games Book

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Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games

Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father s murder Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters and turn to their new friend Zack Wells for support little suspecting Zack s dark secret Meanwhile six year old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face Open your mind the head games are just getting started


The Quillan Games (Pendragon, #7)

b LET THE GAMES BEGIN b br br Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction The people have lost control of their own future and must struggle simply to survive The only chance they have of finding a better life is by playing the Quillan Games Hosted by a strange pair of game masters Veego and LaBerge the games are a mix of sport and combat They use the people of Quillan as pawns for their amusement as they force them to enter competitions that range from physical battles to impossible obstacle courses to computer driven tests of agility To triumph in the games is to live the life of a king To lose is to die br br This is the dangerous and deadly situation Bobby Pendragon finds on Quillan He quickly realizes that the only way to save this troubled territory is to beat Veego and LaBerge at their own games and dismantle their horrible fun house But there is more at stake for Bobby The prize for winning the Quillan Games may be discovering the truth of what it really means a Traveler


Mind Games (The Disillusionists, #1)

i Justine knows she s going to die Any second now i br br Justine Jones has a secret A hardcore hypochondriac she s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain Then out of the blue a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine s soul and invites her to join his private crime fighting team It s a once in a lifetime deal With a little of Packard s hands on training Justine can weaponize her neurosis turning it outward on Midcity s worst criminals and finally get the freedom from fear she s always craved End of problem br br Or is it In Midcity a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers And while Justine s first missions including one against a nymphomaniac husband killer are thrilling successes there is more to Packard than meets the eye Soon while battling her attraction to two very different men Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry eroticism and cosmic secrets With Packard s help Justine has freed herself from her madness only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone s worst fears


Games of the Heart (The 'Burg, #4)

From the balcony of his house Mike Haines can see the quiet commonplace beauty of the Holliday farm But what he remembers is the little sister of his high school girlfriend Dusty who grew up there As a teen Dusty had gone off the rails but when she was a kid she was sweet she was funny and she had a special bond with Mike But after high school she took off and Mike never saw her again br br Then tragedy strikes Dusty s family she comes back into town and Mike thinks she hasn t changed back to the sweet funny girl he knew but instead continued to be selfish and thoughtless leaving her family alone to deal with their mourning So he seeks her out and confronts her in an effort to understand what went wrong and to force her to sort herself out br br He finds out quickly he s wrong about Dusty Holliday Very wrong And right after Mike discovers that the bond they had years before snaps back into place in ways he would never suspect br br But Mike Haines had a bad marriage then he played games of the heart for a good woman And lost In order to protect himself and his kids he s cautious he s careful to read the signs and he s not interested in finding a woman he has to fix br br Then he learns what happened to Dusty and he thinks she needs to be fixed He swings he misses and in this new game of hearts for Dusty Mike just got strike three