Inside "Oliver's First Christmas," Oliver, a precocious puppy, prepares to spend his first Christmas with his new family. Like most puppies, Oliver has the best of intentions, but his playful energy makes for a whole string of comic misadventures, from helping to wrap presents to decorating the Christmas tree. Oliver is one busy pup.
Featuring "New York Times" best-selling AniMotion(tm) technology in a mini-book format, "Oliver's First Christmas" highlights the season's favorite traditions such as caroling and waiting up for Santa with actual movement on each full-color page spread. Celebrate Oliver's first Christmas and explore favorite holiday traditions in true puppy style.
How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett - How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (1910), written by Arnold Bennett, is part of a larger work entitled How to Live. In this volume, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing) within the confines of 24 hours a day. In the book, Bennett addressed the large and growing number of white-collar workers that had accumulated since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. In his view, these workers put in eight hours a day, 40 hours a week, at jobs they did not enjoy, and at worst hated. They worked to make a living, but their daily existence consisted of waking up, getting ready for work, working as little as possible during the work day, going home, unwinding, going to sleep, and repeating the process the next day. In short, he didn't believe they were really living. Bennett addressed this problem by urging these "salarymen" to seize their extra time, and make the most of it to improve themselves. Extra time could be found at the beginning of the day, by waking up early, and on the ride to work, on the way home from work, in the evening hours, and especially during the weekends. During this time, he prescribed improvement measures such as reading great literature, taking an interest in the arts, reflecting on life, and learning self-discipline. Bennett wrote that time is the most precious of commodities. He said that many books have been written on how to live on a certain amount of money each day. And he added that the old adage "time is money" understates the matter, as time can often produce money, but money cannot produce more time. Time is extremely limited, and Bennett urged others to make the best of the time remaining in their lives. This book has seen increased appeal in recent years due to the explosion of the self-improvement phenomenon, and the book has much relevance in today's world.
Lemuel Gulliver always dreamed of travelling the world. But when a violent storm claims his ship and casts him adrift among uncharted lands, he is taken to places that he could not even dream of.
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