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Monday News You Can Use 12.13.2021

monday news monday news you can use Dec 13, 2021

How inflation affects home prices 

Interesting ideas in this article - I’ve never seen the show, have you?

Conversation advancer of the week:  

Self Talk - Avoid Comparison thinking

Strong-minded people are confident and resilient no matter how other people are performing. If you are going to compare, it should be against goals you have made and achieved in the past, to show how you’ve grown.

  • Although strong-minded people are often in competitive fields, such as sales, athletics, politics, and academics, they win by being able to move past competitive pressures.

  • Pay attention to your social media use and determine whether it’s causing you to compare yourself, feel inadequate, or suffer from any other negative impacts.


Tech Tip

 Subscribe to Audible - download some books - learn and enjoy on the road. Last year I listened to 42 books!  Here’s my last 50:
 Abaddon's Gate Audiobook By James S. A. Corey cover art
  • Abaddon's Gate: The Expanse, Book 3
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Series: The Expanse, Book 3
  • For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark....

 The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition  By  cover art

 Onward: Where Certainty Ends, Possibility Begins  By  cover art

The First Christmas  By  cover art 

Later  By  cover art 

  • Later
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Seth Numrich
  • The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn....

The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading  By  cover art 

 A Gentleman in Moscow  By  cover art

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone  By  cover art  

The Madness of Crowds  By  cover art 

  • While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request.... 

 Cloud Cuckoo Land  By  cover art

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland Simon Jones
  • Set in Constantinople in the 15th century, in a small town in present-day Idaho, and on an interstellar ship decades from now, Anthony Doerr’s gorgeous third novel is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood....

 The Sweetness of Water (Oprah’s Book Club)  By  cover art

 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue  By  cover art

  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
  • By:  E. Schwab
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • France, 1714: In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever - and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents....

 Revelator  By  cover art

  • Revelator: A Novel
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Reagan Boggs
  • In 1933, nine-year-old Stella is left in the care of her grandmother, Motty, in the backwoods of Tennessee. The mountains are home to dangerous secrets, and soon after she arrives, Stella wanders into a dark cavern where she encounters the family's personal god....

 The Wrong Side  By  cover art

Spoonbenders  By  cover art 

  • Spoonbenders: A Novel
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study....

 This Is How You Lose the Time War  By  cover art

  Billy Summers  By  cover art

  • Billy Summers
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Paul Sparks
  • Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit....

 The Great Alone  By  cover art

 The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision....

 Rocket Men  By  cover art

 Caliban's War  By  cover art 

  • Caliban's War
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Series: The Expanse, Book 2
  • The second book in the NYT best-selling Expanse series, Caliban's War shows a solar system on the brink of war, and the only hope of peace rests on James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante's shoulders. We are not alone....

 The Perfect Marriage  By  cover art

  • The Perfect Marriage
  • By: Jeneva Rose
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers Teri Schnaubelt
  • Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. At 33 years old, she is a named partner at her firm and life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He is a struggling writer....

 Afterparty  By  cover art

  • Afterparty
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them....

  The Midnight Library  By  cover art

Small Is the New Big  By  cover art  

The Walk  By  cover art

  • The Walk
  • By: Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • It's one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse....

Project Hail Mary  By  cover art 

  • Project Hail Mary
  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the Earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it....

 The Space Race  By  cover art

Win at Work and Succeed at Life  By  cover art 

The Woman in the Window  By  cover art 

 On the Road  By  cover art

  • On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Jack Kerouac
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road. Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac’s classic novel of freedom and longing....

 The Casual Vacancy  By  cover art

 The Willpower Instinct  By  cover art

  If It Bleeds  By  cover art

The War of Art  By  cover art

  • The War of Art
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Think of The War of Art as tough love...for yourself. Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us....

All the Devils Are Here: A Novel  By  cover art  

 The Bat  By  cover art 

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer  By  cover art  

Us Against You  By  cover art 

  • Us Against You
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Series: Beartown, Book 2
  • After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they learn that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players take in that fact....

Anxious People  By  cover art 

  • Anxious People: A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage....

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt  By  cover art 

 The Tribes  By  cover art

  • The Tribes: A Novel
  • By: Mari Howes
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik Piper Goodeve
  • A dark and daring debut novel exploring power, control and resilience against all odds, The Tribes tells the story of a cult member accused of a shocking crime and the lawyer who chooses to defend her....

 A Time for Mercy  By  cover art

 The Overstory  By  cover art

  • The Overstory
  • By: Richard Powers
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late 20th-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond....

The Warmth of Other Suns  By  cover art 

Beartown  By  cover art 

  • Beartown
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Series: Beartown, Book 1
  • People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink....

The Vanishing Half  By  cover art 

  • The Vanishing Half: A Novel
  • By: Brit Bennett
  • Narrated by: Shayna Small
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  • The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, Southern Black community and running away at age 16, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything....

Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It  By  cover art 

 Courtship After Marriage  By  cover art 

 Between Black and White  By  cover art

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