Free books forever

Well, for the rest of your life, anyhow.

Heywood Hill, a London bookshop, is offering the books in a contest marking its 80th anniversary. To win, readers must nominate the book that has meant the most to them.

The winner, who will be chosen at random in a drawing, will get “one newly published and hand-picked hardback book per month, for life, delivered anywhere in the world”.

Heywood Hill Bookshop photoHeywood Hill bookshop. Photograph: Heywood Hill

Think about that for a minute. Free books. Sent to you. For the rest of your life. Books on the doorstep. Packages of words. The utlimate gift of reading. And all you have to do to change your life to this wondrous reality is to go tell these good people about a book which has ALREADY changed your life in some way.

That should be easy – you love reading, don’t you? You’ve read so many that are great… so many… ah but which to choose?

Well, if any book of mine ever changed your life and you want to submit it… Well, I’d be deeply honored. 🙂

Read the whole story at The Guardian website HERE

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5 Hotels with Artists-In-Residency Programs

Insanely cool idea!

But I’m not sure about this one from the New York Ace Hotel.

Ace Hotel room photoEmerging writers, including Chelsea Hodson and Dale Peck, stay and explore a forgotten art form: the letter. They then leave the missives bedside for guests.

I don’t know – if I came in to my hotel room to turn in for the night – especially if it addressed me by name – I might find it a little bit eerie (and start looking for the hidden cameras…)

Read more at afar.com HERE

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42 Douglas Adams quotes to live by

“Reality is frequently inaccurate.”

Douglas Adams headshotThe author of The Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy knew a thing or two about life, the universe and everything. for example:

“Beauty doesn’t have to be about anything. What’s a vase about? What’s a sunset or a flower about? What, for that matter, is Mozart’s Twenty-third Piano Concerto about?”

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”

See all the quotes at the BBC website HERE

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Quote of the Day

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein

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