“OK, we'll wait up here.' 'You ... 'just last week a guy died right there, jumping into
shit like this. ... That guy that died, man, he was supposed to be one of the best
base jumpers in the world. ... Throw on something to keep the wind off, a decent
pair of sunglasses to stop your eyes watering, choose your spot and off you go.
Author: Andy Cave
Publisher: Random House
In 1997, Andy Cave returned from the Himalayas, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the savage ordeal, he must examine his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life so far. Will he have the courage to undertake such a challenge again? Does he want to? Thin White Line charts his struggle towards finding an answer. It is as much a journey into the mind of an extreme mountaineer as it is into the wild landscapes through which he travels. In a nail biting narrative set in Patagonia, Norway and Alaska, Cave tackles the severest challenges modern Alpinism can pose. Juxtaposed with the stark beauty of the environment are the colourful characters populating his stories, from the adventurers around him, past and present, to the pioneer aviators who get him and his kind to those impossibly remote places. He vividly recreates the joy and despair of climbing, building the book to a desperate finale that lays bare the fragility of our carefully constructed convictions.
'I thought you used to base jump?' 'Years ... 'Shit.' 'Literally.' Spurs offered her a
hand up, pulling her with such strength that she practically landed in his arms. '
Thanks. ... 'I have seen you change your top twice before,' he reminded her, still
smiling. 'I wasn't ... This is so stupid – why does he keep making me feel like this?
Author: Fiona Walker
Publisher: Hachette UK
When Ellen Jamieson breaks up with her long-standing boyfriend, she plans to go travelling. But first she agrees to house-sit for her parents, who are trying to find a buyer for their idyllic cottage in the Cotswold village of Oddlode. The village is full of quaint and eccentric characters, both blue-blooded and below the salt, and Ellen is the subject of much speculation. Under the wing of Ophelia ('Touch Pheely') Gently, an impoverished local sculptor, Ellen goes to an Auction of Promises village fundraiser and wins a mysterious lot of three wishes. These have been donated by Jasper Belling, the incredibly gorgeous prodigal son of the local lord of the manor. Falling in love with a notorious hell-raiser is the last thing Ellen intended, and the convoluted scandals of the villagers put many obstacles in the way of the young lovers. Several ancient skeletons come rattling out of various cupboards before a no-holds barred, loved-up finale.
If you have no problem entering the unknown but regularly shit yourself
immediately beforehand, read Chapter 13, “I Don't Handle Pressure Well: How to
cope with stress, anxiety ... your Chimp brain runs on emotion alone and has
been designed to keep you out of harm's way or, if absolutely necessary, turn you
into a fighting machine to make sure you still wake up tomorrow. ... In sport, we
know them as base jumpers, free climbers, skydivers, extreme skiers, wingsuit
flyers, and so on.
Author: Simon Marshall, PhD
The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don’t have one brain—you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can. The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they offer this innovative, brain training guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes. That means you won’t find outdated “positive self-talk” or visualization gimmicks here. No, the set of cutting-edge mental skills revealed in The Brave Athlete actually work because they challenge the source of the thoughts and feelings you don’t want. The Brave Athlete is packed with practical, evidence-based solutions to the most common mental challenges athletes face. Which of these sound like you? · Why do I have thoughts and feelings I don’t want? · I wish I felt more like an athlete. · I don’t think I can. · I don’t achieve my goals. · Other athletes seem tougher, happier, and more badass than me. · I feel fat. · I don’t cope well with injury. · People are worried about how much I exercise. · I don’t like leaving my comfort zone. · When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind. · I need to harden the f*ck up. · I keep screwing up. · I don’t handle pressure well. With The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion, you can solve these problems to become mentally strong and make your brain your most powerful asset.
After the meeting of the alphas, they'd all needed to erase the pictures from their
minds that were on loop. ... “You're an idiot to keep wasting your money. ... After
the shit he'd heard in the alpha council, he hadn't been sure he'd ever want to
have sex again, until he got a good flash of ... but talk about the BASE-jumping
she'd done the previous weekend, and she seemed like she'd be up for anything.
Author: Krystal Shannan
Publisher: KS Publishing
Unbonded wolves are unsafe--something Rainer "Rain" DuBois knows all too well. As a former leader of the Black Wolf Rangers, it's his job to find them, protecting packs from all over the country. With a mission to lead a team of enforcers into the heart of Mexico to face off against a madman, nothing can derail him from his goal. Until he meets Nora Cavanaugh... Teaming up with Rain is just what Nora needs to escape her relentless and unforgiving family's grip. Always forced to walk the line, Nora craves a little rule-breaking of her own. But working with Rain ignites a magick that Nora thought fizzled out long ago. Giving in to that pull, that familiar and hot sensation, just might put them in more danger than they ever imagined.
Taste like shit . Worst Charlie Rat there is . You oughta throw it out . Aint worth
humpin . These , canned fruit and pound cake , they ' re worth their ... That ' s
where you keep all your personal stuff , " El Paso said . ... I gotta keep thees
locked up .
Author: Boston Publishing Company
Publisher: Time Life Education
Includes both fiction and nonfiction showing the American viewpoint of the Vietnam War and its aftermath
I'm not...leaving you. You can't... get rid of me...that easy.” She smiled at him.
Smiled. What the ever-loving fuck? “Shit. Hold on Kayla. ... This will hurt like a
motherfucker, and she's going to squirm if not jump off the fucken floor. I've given
her all ...
Author: Kinsley Byers
Publisher: Kinsley Byers
As the only female member of an elite team at Nine Circles Security, Kayla Matthews was among the best. She had everything she wanted: dream job, loving fiancé, and teammates that were more like family. Then one day, her world came crashing down. With her life in turmoil, Kayla must navigate her emotions about life, loss, and her growing feelings for a teammate. To make matters worse, she’s also the target of a killer. Reece McIntyre was among the best in the world at what he does. Making the world a better place one bad guy at a time was what he lived for until Kayla, literally, crashed into him on her first day at work. She's sexy, funny, intelligent, and the one woman that can take him down in every way possible. After tragedy strikes and Kayla's life is placed in the crosshairs of a killer, Mac vows to stay by her side and protect her with his dying breath if necessary. The question is: Can they catch their enemy before he catches them? What would you do if your life was in the crosshairs?
twins , who began to clap and jump up and down . ... had a good fastball , but he
couldn ' t get his curve over and continuously threw his change - up in the dirt ,
leaving him armed with one pitch . ... He thought about his hand rounding the
bases . ... Pack your shit , Kid . ... You can play on any team , Kid ; keep your head
Author: Bill Chastain
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
STREAK is a collaborative project which showcases stories of how sport has influenced people and their lives.Sport is too often communicated in a distorted, filtered and glamourised way, which allows people to create unrealistic views of what sport is.STREAK aims to communicate the vast spectrum of what sports is, and can be. Highlighting the topics that need attention, such as inequality, racism, corruption, and giving exposure to the more humble stories, such as purpose, happiness and love. Sport isn't just about winning trophies and being the best, It is a global influence with the power for great change.
the throats of the cattle in the slaughterhouse on the other side of the wall , the air
carried the smell of blood and cowshit . ... They must get up games here among
the prisoners or between the prisoners and the off - duty guards . ... runner driving
for second base , when with a jump I would grab a branch and pulling up I'd
throw a leg over it and standing up I'd ... and at six o'clock in the evening I would
keep fielding although you could hardly see , but no balls were coming out to me
, and ...
The journal of sport literature.
STANLEY : You kidding ? ... I ' m talkin ' about these real pilots , the guys that took
all the shit and kept on flyin ' . ... Nothin ' else to do on those bases up there in
Assam . ... And if we are good lads and don ' t screw up by jumping , or f - a - 1 - 1
- i - n - g overboard , I figure we ' re all going to get off at the same place on the ...
Author: Edward Lueders
Three members of a jazz trio traveling back from India on a troop ship after the end of World War II look back on their lives and experiences
The bombs must have hit near here , I figured , can ' t drink this shit anymore . ...
Two things crossed my mind as I watched him jump out of the chopper : it must be
safe and it must be big . ... The devastation of the base camp was awesome : the
ground was torn and tossed about ... I saw a pair of tan fatigue pants hanging
about twenty feet up in a denuded tree and at the bottom of the tree was a dead
naked NVA with his hand raised to his ... What the hell are you doing out here ?
Author: Robert Peterson
Publisher: Badger Books Llc
Thirty years ago, Robert 'Bullet' Peterson and thousands of other young American men were sent to the jungles of Vietnam to fight one of the most frustrating wars in our history. At home, young people protested the war. In Vietnam, their counterparts were most concerned about returning home safely. Rites of Passage provides vivid memories for those who lived through the times and an important historical lesson for millions who didn't.
whorling around to the base of her neck . ... and it seemed mirrored by the long ,
shimmering breadth of unmoving water that opened up past Little Traverse Bay
into ... Your old man ' s not going to , well , I mean shit what ' s he going to do ? ...
said he could run a sub - five mile – he couldn ' t ; said he could high jump six feet
– he couldn ' t ) , were always told in this ... He ' d spent the whole day yesterday
underneath the car , in his garage , with only a space heater going to keep warm .
Presents nationally known writers, as well as new talent, and highlights the role of the modern writer as witness.
Besides , I would have thought that you and Vaughn were the poster children for
a loving couple . If y ' all ' s shit could fall apart , what chance do I have ? ... You
can ' t base or judge you and Theo ' s relationship on Vaughn ' s and mine . ... A
sudden movement caught my eye , making me jump up and parting the curtains
slightly , I just caught Franklin ' s ... He knows I ' m mad about something , he just
doesn ' t know what , so he ' s trying everything under the sun to keep me happy .
Author: Gayle Jackson Sloan
Publisher: Writer's Showcase Press
A raw, gritty urban contemporary love story with many surprising plot twists and turns.
You ' re assigned where ? ... We ' ll have to send you extra bottles of vitamins , to
keep up your strength . ... The rumor is that the men don ' t last long , the BAMS
are too much for them . ” “ Shit ! Why me ? ” ' poor Abe asked . ... Because every
single guy I know would jump at the chance to be in your place . ” No doubt , Abe
was in a unique situation . He and the five other fortunate young men received
their regular pay , plus per diem , since they lived off base and were only given
Author: Janet Leigh
Publisher: Mira Books
The Dream Factory by Janet Leigh released on Jan 25, 2002 is available now for purchase.