How to Leave Twitter:My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop Grace Dent
Three years ago, columnist and author Grace Dent joined new social networking site Twitter, mainly as a place to dump her surplus jokes, rant about garbage TV, and post exclusive JPEGs of her hot new toenail varnish. But as every ´´Re-tweet´´ and ´´Follow Friday´´ saw her audience figures soar by tens of thousands, Dent found herself centre stage in an all-consuming highly addictive social network revolution. One where the gags, gossip, scandal, and backstabbing literally never stop. Here Dent takes a hilarious, acerbic look at what’s really going on in Twitterworld: Who´s actually tweeting, who’s really reading your tweets, and what’s behind the 140 character lies they tell. She looks at the highs and grotty lows of twitter addiction; the shameless social climbers; the friends you´ll make and the ones you can´t get bloody rid of; the barefaced bragging; the shameful celeb-stalking; and the truth about ´´twanking´´, twitter cliques, angry ´´twitchfork mobs´´, and dealing with trolls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Dent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004177/bk_adbl_004177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you tired of having to deal with the drama on social media? Sick of people being in your business, and asking you questions that have nothing to do with them? Are you tired of getting random friend requests from people you don´t know? If you have answered yes to any of these questions you have stopped off at the right place. In this audiobook you are going to learn how to handle the naysayers, critics, and gossipers with grace. There is no need to get involved in screaming matches online, it´s a complete waste of time and energy, plus it makes you look really bad. If there is one thing I´ve learned about life, it´s that you can´t please everyone, it´s an absolute mathematical impossibility, so don´t even bother to try! There are going to be some people who just aren´t going to like you no matter what you do, and the harder you try, the more they hate you. The best advice that I can give is just be the best version of yourself, act with integrity at all times, whether on or offline, and let the critics talk if they want to. You can have fun on social media, meet new people and socialize, just follow the normal rules of social engagement, and you should be just fine. However, if you want to be extra cautious when it comes to your social media interactions, listen to Bull Sh---Ers and Drama Twitters: Dealing with Social Media Madness in a Nosey-A-- World. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093104/bk_acx0_093104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grace Kinsella is social. But she likes the anonymity of being a blue bird on Twitter, where she can shoot arrows of pithy filth at her favorite movie star. Virtual love is right up her alley. Vaughn Asher is dominant. But only in private. A former child actor turned mega-movie action hero, Vaughn knows how to navigate a world filled with paparazzi, avoid the tabloids, and have his fun, too. Worlds collide on Saint Thomas when Grace comes face to face with the muse who has propelled her into dirty-tweeting stardom online. And he´s got an offer she can´t refuse. After all, how many people get a chance to live out their sexual fantasies with the man of their dreams? Too bad the man of her dreams turns out to be a #dick. Social is a three-book bundle consisting of Follow, Like, and Block from the best-selling Social Media series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Kamish, Autumn Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052180/bk_acx0_052180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´A gripping, sinister fable´ Margaret Atwood (via Twitter) ´An extraordinary debut - otherworldly, luminous, precise´ Guardian ´Bold, inventive, haunting... With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you´ll be bowled over by it´ Stylist Grace, Lia and Sky live in an abandoned hotel, on a sun-bleached island, beside a poisoned sea. Their parents raised them there to keep them safe, to make them good. The world beyond the water is contaminated and men are the contamination. But one day three strangers wash ashore - men who stare at the sisters hungrily, helplessly. Men who bring trouble. ´Visceral, hypnotic . . . with one of my favourite endings I´ve read in a long while´ The Pool ´An unsettling dark fantasy... [It] lingers long after the final page´ Daily Telegraph ´Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It felt like a book I´d been waiting to read for a long time´ Emma Jane Unsworth
WINNER OF THE SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN´S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION ´I am shouting from the rooftops to anyone who will listen about this book. It´s so so good - realistic and funny and so truthful it almost winded me´ Dolly Alderton, The High Low Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning. Melissa has a new baby and doesn´t want to let it change her. Damian has lost his father and intends not to let it get to him. Michael is still in love with Melissa but can´t quite get close enough to her to stay faithful. Stephanie just wants to live a normal, happy life on the commuter belt with Damian and their three children but his bereavement is getting in the way. Set in London to an exhilarating soundtrack, Ordinary People is an intimate study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and ageing, and the fragile architecture of love. ´I just finished Ordinary People by Diana Evans and it is utterly exquisite. What a writer she is - the depth of her insight, the grace of her sentences. WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING ALL THIS TIME NOT READING HER?´ Elizabeth Day, Twitter ´God this book is fantastic´ Pandora Sykes A NEW YORKER , NEW STATESMAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR NOMINATED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION
Penguin Audiobooks presents Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. An unabridged recording voiced by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage. Told in alternating voices from two award-winning, popular names in young-adult fiction - John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars) and David Levithan (author of Boy Meets Boy) - this unique collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humour that has won both authors legions of fans. ** John Green has a huge online presence through his 1.1 million Twitter followers and YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which has been viewed over 200 million times and has 660,000 subscribers, making it one of the most successful online channels in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000500/bk_pauk_000500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tension rises in Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series that mixes bad-ass horror with in-your-face attitude. Someone has betrayed Sal, turned her over to the not-so-tender ministrations of Team Two´s Balloon and Stretch. Death seems certain...but the Hand has more tricks up its sleeve. As Father Menchu leads the rest of Team Three to her rescue, will they find a corpse...or something even worse? This episode is brought to you by team writer Brian Francis Slattery, who would like to assure listeners that no actual demons were harmed in the writing of this exorcism. ´´An Excellent Day for an Exorcism´´ continues the 16-part serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments. Follow along as Sal learns the life-changing lesson: Some books have teeth. And don´t forget to share the love! If you´re enjoying Bookburners, help us get the word out by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Tumblr, and telling your friends about us. We´d also love to hear what you think, so please review us on Goodreads or the book review outlet of your choice. Who´s who: Sal - Former NYPD detective and newest member of Team Three Father Menchu - Field leader of Team Three Grace - Team Three´s muscle, a human wrecking ball Archivist Asanti - Archivist and guardian of the Black Archives Liam Doyle - Tech expert, former possession victim, survivor Perry - Sal´s brother, left comatose by the Hand The Hand - Worse than you could possibly imagine Balloon - Team Two exorcist Stretch - Team Two exorcist 1. Language: English. Narrator: XE Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050256/bk_acx0_050256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.