Author: George Mahood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
“...laugh out loud moments on nearly every page...” ”...had me laughing from beginning to end...” “...loved the book - funny and engaging...” “...read it, love it, recommend it...” George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer. He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day. In fact, the calendar is FULL of these quirky, weird and wonderful events. He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person. Follow George on his hilarious, life changing adventure as he tries to balance his normal life with a wealth of new experiences, people, facts and ridiculous situations. It's a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller-coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday.
Author: Silvana Clark
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
Packed with fun and easy ways to celebrate more than 300 holidays, Every Day a Holiday is a treasure for busy moms and harried teachers who want to make each day special for the children in their lives.
Author: Heidi Kenney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Kids love making crafts, and no one knows that better than Heidi Kenney, creator of the popular blog My Paper Crane. In this festive how-to book, Heidi shares a year's worth of classic and not-so-classic projects that the whole family will enjoy, from the National Bird Day embroidered handmade book to the St. Patrick's Day mini leprechaun pin. Fifty fully photographed projects are geared to all age levels and abilities. Somelike the New Year's Day newspaper hatsare simple enough for small kids to make themselves with minimum assistance, while more complicated projects require a little extra help from mom or dad. With so many fun projects to bring the family together, Every Day's a Holiday proves that every day really is a holiday.
Author: Penn Jillette
A collection of spiritual observations and complaints riffs on such topics as Christmas carols, children's birthday parties, and ridiculous holiday celebrations.
Author: Alan Morinis
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
The myriad events and interactions that make up our everyday life provide a rich opportunity for us to examine our impulses and actions and grow spiritually, according to the Jewish practice of Mussar. Mussar is an eminently wise, practical, and effective way to cultivate awareness, gratitude, personal growth, and ethical action on a daily basis. The path has its origins in Orthodox Judaism but it has become popular with Jews of all affiliations who are interested in a practice that can infuse daily life with more purpose and meaning. This daybook will be an essential companion to anyone who wants to experience this life-changing contemplative practice. Using a "soul trait" such as honesty, courage, enthusiasm, honor, and equanimity as a starting point, each practice page includes: • a teaching that illuminates the trait of the day • an affirmation phrase focused on that trait • a practical exercise to expand our experience of the trait • a space for journaling about experiences with the trait To learn more, visit www.mussarinstitute.org.
Author: Tara Mataraza Desmond
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
“Here’s a cookbook you’ll pull from the shelf every time you ask yourself, ‘What should I serve with this?’ Tara Mataraza Desmond has written an inspired and creative cookbook dedicated entirely to side dishes. Accessorizing the main element of the meal, whether for a weeknight dinner, family get-together, or holiday feast, needs to be artful, nourishing, and practical. Choosing Sides brings excitement to every meal with these innovative and contemporary side dishes.” ––Diane Morgan, author of Roots: The Definitive Compendium “This is an extraordinary collection, able to turn anyone who can roast a chicken or grill a lamb chop into a top chef. Nobody needs another recipe for meatloaf, but accompany your old standby with the likes of Smoked Gouda Grits and Red Grape and Bacon Salad (easy to throw together while the meatloaf is in the oven), and I guarantee your best friend’s other best friends will cringe with jealousy.” ––Andrew Schloss, author of Art of the Slow Cooker and Cooking Slow: Recipes for Slowing Down and Cooking More “Oh, to be an entrée surrounded by Tara Mataraza Desmond’s flavorful, colorful, vibrant sides! In Choosing Sides, Tara offers a modern spin on the humble, oft-neglected accompaniment. Her Chorizo Chard; Blood Orange Wild Rice; and Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad are but three examples for how to turn supporting players into shining culinary stars. Tara can fill my plate any day.” ––Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables Choosing Sides, a cookbook devoted entirely to side dishes, honors the standards and offers fresh ideas for new favorites. It capitalizes on our obsession with accessorizing meals using quality ingredients in inspired, varied, and memorable recipes. Every recipe offers multiple entrée suggestions and helps cooks design an entire meal. Instead of tagging bland afterthoughts on your plate at the last minute, you can create exciting combinations. The chapters offer a range of recipes for broad appeal, crossing cuisines, techniques, and complexity. You’ll find recipes for breakfast, intimate gatherings, picnics, holidays, and more. Coconut Cilantro Toasted Israeli Couscous, Pumpkin Cozy Rolls, Honey Balsamic Peaches and Burrata, and Sesame Braised Bok Choy are just a few. A helpful chart, organized by main entrée, gives you a quick look at what to serve with chicken, beef, fish, and the like. Choosing Sides is a singular source for answering the mealtime question, “What should I serve with this?”
Author: Barbara Campbell, Yolanda Fundora
Publisher: Krause Publications
From tree skirt and table centerpiece, to various quilts and home decor items, this one-of-a-kind quilt book inspires you to double your quilting pleasure. Inside this beautifully illustrated guide you'll discover step-by-step instructions, illustrated 200 color photos, for creating stunning holiday themed projects using a new line of fabrics for Windham Fabrics. In addition, you'll learn how to use the same projects with general fabrics, to create fun and fabulous items for your home and wardrobe, and to give as gifts.
Author: Maitefa Angaza
Publisher: Dafina Books
A guide to how Kwanzaa, a winter celebration of family, friends, and the African American community, can be part of life all year round provides information on the seven principles and offers ideas for planning Kwanzaa gatherings.
Author: Meg Cox
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Offers instructions or "recipes" for creating new family rituals or traditions, in categories such as "holidays," "family festivities and ceremonies," and "rites of passage."
Author: Jessica MacLeish
Celebrate Today is a guided journal that provides a reason to revel every day of the year. It is inspired by the National Day Calendar, a compilation of appreciation days for everything from pizza to popsicles. Beginning in January and ending in December, each page is dedicated to trying something new, enjoying the little things, and feeling a sense of accomplishment by marking the passage of time in a journal. For example, March 5 is "Learn What Your Name Means Day," so do a little research into your moniker and then write an acrostic poem based on its letters. Some days involve performing good deeds, others require eating a donut, and a few recommend a little soul searching. Illustrated by Hello!Lucky, a trendsetting design studio, the entire Celebrate Today collection includes a dot-gridded journal, a paperback notebook, and a book of stickers designed for decorating a planner.
Author: Maxine Segal Handelman
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
Chapters on developmentally appropriate practice; anti-bias education; God and Spirituality; Torah; Israel; Hebrew; each of the Jewish holidays; secular holidays; storytelling; music; life cycles; clergy and other important people; infants and toddlers; non-Jewish teachers; interfaith families; keeping kosher at school; and more.
Author: Kathy Ross
Offers instructions for twenty simple craft projects to celebrate Earth Day that can be made using common materials.
Author: Dean Koontz, Phil Parks
Publisher: Harper Collins
An illustrated collection of poems celebrating holidays, including real ones such as Easter, imaginary ones such as Gravity Day, international ones such as Cinco de Mayo, and not-quite-holidays such as snow days.
Author: Andrew Anthony Bufalo
Publisher: All American Books
Marines jokingly say that "every day is a holiday, and every meal is a feast" in the Corps, but we all know there is more to it than that. And no, I don't mean "every formation is a parade, and every paycheck is a fortune!" Being a Marine is a tough, but rewarding, way of life, and this fourth installment in the "Sea Stories" series takes a look at a lot of those times - along with a liberal dose of knuckleheads and common sense. If you liked the first three, you'll like this one too!
Author: Frederick Forsyth
THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH “The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The New York Times The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man. One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.