The book that was the basis for “Sully” the movie directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks

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Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in history when Captain Chelsley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew aboard. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. To Sullenberger, a calm, steady pilot with forty years of flying experience who is also a safety consulting expert, the landing was not a miracle, but rather the result of years of practice and training-wisdom he gained in U.S. Air Force jets and in his Texas childhood. Born to a dentist father and an elementary school teacher mother, Sully fell in love with planes as a young boy. He learned to fly at 16, taking lessons from a cropduster in a vintage airplane from a grass strip nearby. While his father, a World War II veteran, offered encouragement, he also imparted stern advice the future pilot took to heart: a commander is responsible for everyone in his care. They are words that have shaped Sully’s life and work and continue to guide him today.
At its heart, this is a story of hope and preparedness – supporting the belief that life’s challenges can be met if we’re ready for them – reminding us that, even in these challenging days, there are things still worth fighting for.

 

About the Author:

Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger is an airline pilot and safety expert, and has served as an instructor and as an Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) safety chairman and accident investigator. He was named the Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship in his graduating class at the United States Air Force Academy, and he holds two masters degrees. A native of Denison, TX, he lives in Danville, CA, with his wife and family. Jeffrey Zaslow is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, the coauthor with Randy Pausch of the bestselling The Last Lecture and the author of The Girls from Ames.

 

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The Epic Conclusion to Bloodlines

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LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL

 

 The Ruby Circle …

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Publication date: 10 February 2015
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 014136131X
  • ISBN 13: 9780141361314

 

 

The Ruby Circle is the epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s bestselling Bloodlines series , set in the world of Vampire Academy – NOW A MAJOR FILM.

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series.

When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world…

About the Author:  Richelle Mead is the bestselling author of the Vampire Academy, Bloodlines and Age of X series. Her love of fantasy and science-fiction began at an early age when her father read her Greek mythology and her brothers made her watch Flash Gordon. She went on to study folklore and religion at the University of Michigan, and, when not writing, Richelle spends her time drinking lots of coffee, keeping up with reality TV, and collecting 1980s T-shirts. Richelle lives with her family in Seattle in the USA. www.richellemead.com

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For early readers – Brett Curzon’s “Bill the Fish”

Bill The Fish from Brett Curzon on Vimeo.

If I should have a daughter

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and “Hiroshima.”

Today’s read: a bestseller – The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
~ Stieg Larsson                                                                            

As the finale to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is not content to merely match the adrenaline-charged pace that made international bestsellers out of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. Instead, it roars with an explosive storyline that blows the doors off the series and announces that the very best has been saved for last. …Larsson’s mastery of the unexpected is why millions have fallen hard for his work. But rest assured that the odds are again stacked, the challenges personal, and the action fraught with neck-snapping revelations in this snarling conclusion to a thrilling triad. This closing chapter to The Girl’s pursuit of justice is guaranteed to leave readers both satisfied and saddened once the final page has been turned.

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Trailer for James Patterson’s latest – “Crossfire”

The Mastermind is back, and he’s about to destroy everything—and everyone—Alex Cross loves.

Buy the book here => http://bit.ly/d0HAXC

From the kids blog – Inkys, Where the Wild Things are, Text to voice

The Inkys are Australia’s only teenage choice book award

See the 2010 shortlist and longlist, where to vote, and a display competition for schools and libraries
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Maurice Sendak reads his book “Where the wild things are” and so does Barak Obama – videos => http://bit.ly/dzuIYH

Free Software that converts text to voice – reads text directly from other applications, without copying or pasting Free downloads available => http://bit.ly/9j4njR

King George VI and his speech therapist from Australia

Colin Firth talks about his upcoming film ‘The King’s Speech’, a drama about King George VI and his relationship with his Australian speech therapist.

More about the book here => http://bit.ly/bZ1z1q