Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Top 10 Fiction Books of the Last 50 Years

Hello Everybody!! Wanna know the top selling books of all time. The author ranges from JK Rowling, Dan Brown and even more.
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So where were we!! Ya. I wanted to tell you top selling fiction books of all time. this information which i have collected is from a very strong base. Grab a look here.
1. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday.) The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist. 8
2. SECOND HONEYMOON, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown.) As he investigates the murder of a pair of newlyweds, the F.B.I. agent John O'Hara, last seen in "Honeymoon" (2005), is targeted by a serial killer.
3. THIS MAN CONFESSED, by Jodi Ellen Malpas. (Grand Central.) The final book of the "This Man" trilogy finds Jesse Ward and Ava O'Shea preparing to marry.
4. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead.) A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan. 7
5. AFFLICTION, by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Berkley.) The vampire hunter Anita Blake encounters a dangerous new breed of zombies.
6. UNSEEN, by Karin Slaughter. (Delacorte.) Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, working undercover as a motorcycle-riding ex-con in Macon, finds himself working on the same case as Sara Linton, the woman he loves.
7. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, by Neil Gaiman. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A middle-aged man recalls his lonely boyhood and his friendship with a remarkable girl.
8. WORLD WAR Z, by Max Brooks. (Broadway.) An "oral history" of an imagined Zombie War that nearly destroys civilization.
9. ENTWINED WITH YOU, by Sylvia Day. (Berkley.) Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires; a Crossfire novel.
10. MACRIEVE, by Kresley Cole. (Gallery Books.) The 13th installment of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series probes the deepest secrets of the Clan MacRieve.
11. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
12. THE HEIST, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (Bantam.) In the first book of a new series, Kate O'Hare, an F.B.I. special agent, teams up with Nicolas Fox, a handsome con man, to catch a corrupt investment banker in hiding.
13. THE NEWCOMER, by Robyn Carr. (Harlequin Mira.) The life of Mac McCain, a single father and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff, is thrown into chaos when his ex-wife returns.
14. BAD MONKEY, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf.) A defrocked Miami cop turned restaurant inspector investigates a grisly murder.
15. THE WITNESS, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central.) A public defender who seems happy in her work and her marriage is plunged into a morass of bigotry and hate.

When a Virtual Office Becomes a Virtual Necessity

Mobile technology is growing increasingly sophisticated, making it so that you only need a laptop and an internet connection and you can work anywhere and everywhere. That means to start a business or to keep a company growing, you don't actually need a physical office, because you've practically got a virtual office set up on your couch, right?
But the truth is, a physical address is still important in the business world. It can help your business feel more credible and permanent in the eyes of potential clients, who can still be pretty traditional when it comes to a business's image. But instead of signing up for a long-term lease and paying out the money every month for a space you have to set up and maintain, including janitorial services and utilities and staff to keep it running, you can sign up for a virtual office service. A virtual office service goes a step beyond you working from home: it gives you the services and physical address you need to expand your business, with only the fraction of the cost it takes to set up and run your own office. And that's savings you can take and funnel back into the important parts of your business.
When is it time to sign up for a virtual office?
It's time you had a prestigious address
When you sign up with a virtual office service, you gain the power of a high-profile and prestigious location without having to pay the sky-high rental fees other companies do. An address in a high-class business tower at a downtown location is probably the cheapest way to improve your company's professional image, and signing up for a virtual office is the fastest and most inexpensive way to get it. With a company address outside your home, you're also helping maintain your personal privacy, so that no one with your contact information has your home address any more.
It's time you ditched the P.O. box
Nothing shouts "home based business" louder than a business address with a PO box. The professional mailing address that comes with your virtual office lets you accept, send and forward mail from a professional address, so you never have to give out your personal address either. Virtual office providers usually offer 24-hour access to your mailbox, too, so you never have to worry about not being able to get to your mail. With a virtual office address you also have a service that is always available to receive and sign for packages during business hours.
It's time you had a receptionist
When you're working from home, chances are you're using a cell phone to pick up your calls. Chances are also that you're busy almost every hour of the day you and often have to miss calls, or you end up dealing with interruptions all day that affect your productivity pretty severely. Plus, most customers get frustrated when they get voicemail instead of a person and will hang up. That's poor customer service and can also lead to missed opportunities or even lost customers or clients.
With a virtual office service you also get a virtual receptionist. The receptionist is always available to offer personalized answering services, take accurate messages and forward calls to whatever number your choose. Virtual office receptionists never take a day off, don't incur human resources issues the way hiring your own receptionist could cause, and can also send you email transcripts of your messages so that you're always connected.
It's time you had a conference room
It might impress your clients once to be wined and dined while you're making a deal, but you can't always meet at a restaurant, or a coffee shop. And you sure don't want to invite them into your living room. A virtual office space means that you always have a meeting space, as small or as large as you need, whenever you need it, helping you project a professional and sophisticated image as well as saving you all the money it costs to take your clients out to eat all the time!
It's time you had the right technology
Company technology is expensive. You can afford a laptop and a printer, but what about photocopies, scanners, fax machines, advanced phone features, video conferencing equipment, presentation equipment? These are expensive items that you won't use often enough to make it cost effective enough to invest in, but are still necessary. With a virtual office you gain access to all this equipment without the overhead, without having to maintain any of it, and without having to worry about something expensive becoming totally obsolete.

Book Review: Three To Get Deadly

"Three to Get Deadly" is the third book in Janet Evanovich's series about Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter.
This story focusses on the mystery associated with the disappearance of the man everyone in the community loved and called "Uncle Mo". He owned the candy store where children and adults alike had good memories. He was stopped by a rookie cop when he was doing ten miles above the speed limit. Mo had been carrying a concealed weapon and was arrested because of this.
Stephanie's cousin Vinnie had posted bail on behalf of Uncle Mo but, when Uncle Mo didn't appear when he was required, Stephanie was assigned to the case. Her role, as bounty hunter, is to capture the missing person and turn him into the police station. As payment for her work, she receives ten percent of the amount of bail that was posted.
In this book, Stephanie face a great deal of scorn and resistance from the community as they all have grown to love Uncle Mo over the years. Their perception is that Uncle Mo would never have done anything wrong.
Stephanie knows the law but she doesn't always follow it. She breaks into Uncle Mo's apartment and is surprised by what she finds. She, and community members are also shocked by the fact that dead bodies keep turning up. The danger increases and Stephanie finds herself dealing with drug dealers and prostitutes in areas of New Jersey that she would likely not otherwise frequent.
Joe Morelli, the vice-cop who had sexually abused Stephanie in the past and Ranger who is Stephanie's bounty hunter mentor are both supports and irritants for Stephanie who is determined to find Uncle Mo and determine who was doing all the killing.
Stephanie's eccentric parents and Grandmother Mazur also have important roles in this crime novel. They all have strong ideas about how Stephanie should live and work, a situation that causes her stress. At the same time, however, they are always there for Stephanie if she wants a good home-cooked meal, advice or someone to accompany her on missions.
Lula, a former prostitute, who was introduced to us in an earlier Plum novel, is now working in Vinnie's office as a filing clerk. She has a bigger role in "Three to get Deadly" as she provides valuable information, transportation and interesting but unconventional companionship to Stephanie.
Stephanie and Joe Morelli's relationship becomes even more complex than in the past. They begin caring about one another and it is obvious that Joe wants to ensure that Stephanie is safe.
This was a great book that, in typical Evanovich style, has a plot with unexpected twists and turns. I continue to enjoy the way in which she combines the seriousness of violence and crime with the everyday humour of the interesting characters who all contribute to the plot in their own unique ways.
I can hardly wait for the next installment in the Stephanie Plum novel collection. I'm looking forward to more of the same suspenseful and funny stories.