Apr 152011
 

This week at BN.com:

(All the synopsis are from BN.com unless noted.)

13 Little Blue Envelopes

by Maureen Johnson

Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.
In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

Redcoat

by David Crookes

1873…A landslide at a diamond mine in Africa leaves a British army major crippled. He holds a young lieutenant responsible and wants him court-martialed. A soldier is killed when the army try to arrest the lieutenant on his wedding day in England. But he escapes and so begins a ruthless worldwide manhunt, throughout the U.S. Canada and Australia until eventually the hunted becomes the hunter.

The Personal Credibility Factor:

How to Get It, Keep It, and Get It Back (If You’ve Lost It)
by Sandy Allgeier

“The new ‘PC’ isn’t ‘political correctness’–it’s ‘personal credibility.’ This book is a needed reminder that no matter how old you are or what you’ve accomplished in life, you are never, ever done learning about yourself or those around you. From the easier-said-than-done resolution to avoid gossip to the it’s-as-hard-as-it-sounds process of building up your self-awareness, Allgeier has filled her book with the life lessons we never seem to fully learn the first time we hear them. (Or maybe that’s just me!)”
–Mike Staver, CEO of The Staver Group; author of Do You Know How to Shut Up? And 51 Other Life Lessons That Will Make You Uncomfortable

15 Successful Communications Lessons

by FT Press Delivers

Includes:
Less Is More: The Proper Use of Graphics for Effective Presentations (Jerry Weissman)
Grabbing Your Audience’s Attention Immediately: If You Don’t, Your Presentation May Be Doomed (Jerry Weissman)
Don’t Make Them Think!: Creating the Best Flow for the Elements of any Great Presentation (Jerry Weissman)
Grab Your Audience’s Attention: First Impressions Set the Presentation On-or Off-Course (Mark Magnacca)
Presenting to Win: How to Use Animation Effectively to Tell Your Story (Jerry Weissman)
Presenting Data in Charts and Tables: Categorical and Numerical Variables (David M. Levine and David F. Stephan)
How to Get Your Presentation Audience to Aha! (Jerry Weissman)
Capturing Your Audience Immediately (and You Are Off to a Great Presentation!) (Jerry Weissman)
Great Questions: The Most Important Tool in a Manager’s Toolbox (Terry J. Fadem)
How to Guide Conversations Toward Extraordinary Results (Jurgen Wolff)
Unasked Questions Are Foolish Ones (Terry J. Fadem)
Create Your Personal Questioning Style (Terry J. Fadem)
How to Keep the Email Monster from Eating You Alive (Jurgen Wolff)
How to Ask the Best Probing Questions (Terry J. Fadem)
The Role of Listening in Asking the Right Questions (Terry J. Fadem)

Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times

by Jon M. Huntsman

Author royalties from this book go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation

“The way Jon conducts his business and lives his life will not only inspire you to be a better person, citizen, and entrepreneur, it also will give you hope that the good guys don’t finish last.”
Glenn Beck

Wings

by Aprilynne Pike

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Walking on Broken Glass

by Christa Allen

Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her refusal to deal with her life, Leah is forced to make an agonizing decision. Can she sacrifice what she wants to get what she needs? Joy, sadness, and pain converge, testing Leah’s commitment to her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith. (from Goodreads.com)

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  2 Responses to “Free Friday @BNBuzz”

  1. The 13 Little Blue Envelopes looks like a fun book. I always look forward to your Free Friday posts. 🙂

  2. Found your blog through Book Soulmates! I love this Meme! Everyone can always use new books. I loved getting 13 Little Blue Envelopes – I have heard so much about this series but haven't been able to start it yet.

    New Follower!
    <3 Happy Reading!
    Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

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