Drawing For Beginners by Amy Taggart
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Are you ready to discover one of the most amazing crafts of all times? Yes, I said craft! Because drawing, in essence, is way more than a mere hobby. It’s a way of expressing yourself. It’s a way of creating beautiful things! Maybe for the own sake of creating something with your own hands, maybe because it’s extremely fun -which trust me, it is-, perhap because you want to surprise a loved one with a nice drawing, or even if the mere joy of creating something for yourself alone drives you. What could be better than that? In any case, no matter what your motivation is, there is something quite clear: drawing is DEFINITELY for you! You see, when it comes to learning how to draw we are ALL in the same game, and yet most people don’t even realize it. Most people don’t even take the time to analyze, to gather the right tools. They are lost, as so I was, back when I started learning this. But know what? You don’t have to be. You CAN and WILL cut your learning curve by half just by getting the right guide. Luckily, you’ve just found it. Perhaps you are an absolute beginner, just getting familiarized with this amazing subject. Or perhaps you have been drawing things for a while now, and you are looking to take your expertise to the next level. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! This guide will approach Drawing from both perspectives. It will take you from the roots of how to draw, the supplies you need to get, the different kind of shapes, lines, and considerations there are, to the more advanced stuff, as learning how to use perspective, distort proportions, draw hard and soft surfaces, apply lights and shadows, and much, much more! Want to hear the best part? The steps I’ll show you aren’t difficult at all! You don’t have to be an expert to follow those steps! You don’t have to, trust me. My approach to Drawing is straightforward. I’ll show you exactly how to proceed, (with lots of pictures, so you simply can’t get lost). Don’t worry, this is 100% doable and absolutely enjoyable. Together, we will make Drawing extremely simple! We’ll go through the very best Drawing techniques out there and go for them, one by one. Because that’s what’s all about, isn’t it? It’s about creating new things… Things we enjoy. Things those around us will enjoy. Things we can be proud of! My goal is simple. I will take you from zero to hero in the amazing world of Drawing. Together, we will go to the roots of Drawing as an Art, detailing step by step guides that will teach you how to draw very quickly. Together, we will transform that knowledge into a simple guide that will allow you to create amazing things. So let’s go for it!
NPR Top 100 (Action Thrillers) Collection
EPUB | 58 Mb | English
Note: The term “thriller” doesn’t have to mean “spy novel”, although many, if not most, of these books are spy novels; it can also mean “action”, so nineteenth-century novels like The Last of the Mohicans are also a good fit.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter #1) by Seth Grahame-Smith
ePUB Reader, 2.5 Mb
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”
“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
EPUB | 2 Mb
Nick Naylor likes his job. In the neo-puritanical nineties, it’s a challenge to defend the rights of smokers and a privilege to promote their liberty. Sure, it hurts a littIe when you’re compared to Nazi war criminals, but Nick says he’s just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through Washington’s elite private school St. Euthanasius. He can handle the pressure from the antismoking zealots, but he is less certain about his new boss, BR, who questions whether Nick is worth $150,000 a year to fight a losing war. Under pressure to produce results, Nick goes on a PR offensive. But his heightened notoriety makes him a target for someone who wants to prove just how hazardous smoking can be. If Nick isn’t careful, he’s going to be stubbed out.
Mind of Her Own by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 961 KB
Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn’t. But when the George Foreman grill fell out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who was this Collin fellow, claiming she was his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name couldn’t be Louisa. Why, she was the renowned romance writer Jazz Sweet, not a Midwestern mom of three. Struggling to put the pieces together of the life she’s told she had, Louisa/Jazz may realize that some memories are better left alone.
More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl
Requirements: ePUB or MOBI reader, 1MB
The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.
Your Short Game Solution: Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards and In by James Sieckmann, David Denunzio
2015 | ISBN: 1592409067 | English | 192 pages | EPUB | 11 MB
Supported by state-of-the-art motion analysis research, “short game guru to the pros” James Sieckmann unveils his “finesse wedge” swing — a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in the bag in every situation — and shows players that upgrading their short game is possible.
Since James Sieckmann first revealed his short-game methods two decades ago, he has amassed a cultlike following of more than seventy PGA and LPGA Tour disciples and has been dubbed the “short-game guru to the pros” (GOLF Magazine). Using his system, several of Sieckmann’s students have become some of the best short-game players of the modern era. A two-time winner on the PGA Tour jumped 117 spots in the Sand Save rankings in one season; another client quickly jumped 81 spots in Scrambling percentage.
The benefits of a good short game are undisputed. Unfortunately, players at all levels fail to develop effective short-game skills because instructors teach the exact opposite of the correct technique. Sieckmann studied the greatest short-game players in recent memory—including Seve Ballesteros, Corey Pavin, and Raymond Floyd—to develop a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in every situation. His unique observations, which were later verified by motion capture technology, work equally well for amateurs and pros.
In his long-awaited first book, Sieckmann opens up his vault of secrets for all golfers. After breaking down the basics, he presents a session-by-session training and practice guide—the same one he creates for his tour clients—to help the reader develop and sustain correct habits, avoid common flaws, and master essential skills. Next, Sieckmann explains how to optimize a player’s wedge swing for every scenario. An easy-to-learn and easy-to-use system, Your Short Game Solution will be the go-to guide anywhere golf is played.
Aaron Fisher, “The Way of Tea: Reflections on a Life with Tea”
ISBN: 0804840326 | 2010 | PDF | 192 pages | 5 MB
The Way of Tea draws upon the wisdom of ancient writings to explain how modern tea lovers can bring peace and serenity to their time with a steaming mug of their favorite beverage—and how to carry that serenity with them throughout the day.
Looking at all aspects of tea and the tea ceremony from a spiritual perspective, The Way of Tea shows readers how in the modern world the way of tea does not need to be some somber religious ceremony, but can instead be a path for anyone to experience and share inner peace, relax the ego, and be free and open—an excellent recipe for a life well lived.
•The Tao of Tea
•The Veins of the Leaf
•The Tea Space
•Living Reflections on the Way of Tea
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
EPUB | 1.05 Mb | English | Science Fiction
The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.
In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Requirements: .ePub reader, 2.4mb
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
EPUB | 0.8 Mb | English | Horror
Horror has a new name: introducing Courtney Alameda.
Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She’s aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera’s technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.
When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn’t exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she’s faced before . . . or die trying.
New York Times Bestsellers – Nonfiction – April 05, 2015
EPUB | English | 10 Books | 28 Mb
#01 AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle
#02 THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, by Daniel James Brown
#03 UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand
#04 WILD, by Cheryl Strayed
#05 THRIVE, by Arianna Huffington
#06 10% HAPPIER, by Dan Harris
#07 A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, by Stephen Hawking
#08 THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg
#09 I HATE MYSELFIE, by Shane Dawson
#10 QUIET, by Susan Cain
Wedding Photography: A Step by Step Guide to Capturing the Big Day by Rosie Parsons
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 9.2 Mb
If you’ve recently been asked to photograph your first wedding, you may be wondering what you’ve let yourself in for!
Whether you’re new to wedding photography or just want to refresh your skills, Wedding Photography: A Step by Step Guide to Capturing the Big Day is packed with trade secrets and practical tips that will help you photograph a wedding with confidence.
Learn all the key skills and knowledge that wedding photographers must have, including:
>What essential kit you’ll need
>The top things you must do before the wedding day
>Typical wedding day timings – where you should be and when
>What the must have shots are from each part of the day
>Where to stand during the ceremony
>How to pose the bride and groom for beautiful portraits
>Top tips for great group shots
>Easy editing techniques for after the wedding
I ♥ Girls by Eden LaFont
Requirements: Epub reader/Azw3 reader, 163 Kb
Since she was outted by her best friend in 9th grade, Jessica has lived a lonely life in rual Alabama where people looked down on lesbians as if they were freaks. Once Ashley moves to town, she finds she’s no longer the only girl who likes girls.
New York Times Bestsellers – Fiction – April 05, 2015
EPUB | English | 20 Books
#01 – THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins.
#02 – NYPD RED 3, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp.
#03 – ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr.
#04 – THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks.
#05 – A DANGEROUS PLACE, by Jacqueline Winspear.
#06 – THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah.
#07 – A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD, by Anne Tyler.
#08 – PREY, by Michael Crichton.
#09 – SOARING, by Kristen Ashley.
#10 – THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty.
#11 – STILL ALICE, by Lisa Genova.
#12 – FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James.
#13 – GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn.
#14 – FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James.
#15 – MONSTERS IN THE DARK, by Pepper Winters.
#16 – FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James.
#17 – RECKLESS LOVE, by Kendall Ryan.
#18 – ENDANGERED, by C. J. Box.
#19 – DARK PLACES, by Gillian Flynn.
#20 – LAST ONE HOME, by Debbie Macomber.
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