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18 Things Every Book Lover Can Relate To
Too Many BooksAll 18 Pulptastic gifs HERE

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Ten books that changed the world

From Euclid’s Elements to Freud’s Interpretation of Dream, The Guardian enlists 10 authors to choose books ‘not of an age, but for all time’

The Second Sex By Simone De BeauvoirThe Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir:

“Unsatisfied, cold, priapic, nymphomaniac, lesbian, a hundred times aborted, I was everything, even an unmarried mother,” wrote Simone de Beauvoir of the reaction to the second volume of The Second Sex.

This outpouring of angst – which included the Vatican placing the book on its banned list – was brought on by De Beauvoir’s frank discussion of female sexuality, including lesbianism and cross-dressing.

But there is so much more to The Second Sex, which asks the most fundamental question in the whole of feminism: what does it mean to be a woman?

See all 10 books HERE

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20 Mystical Bridges That Will Take You To Another World

Two pics in particular that are personal – I was at Multnomah Falls (and it IS gorgoeous) and the Stari Most bridge in Mostar – well, it isn’t the original. the original was destroyed by a senseless war. I don’t know that I can ever see this recreation again as “real”. It’s the illusion Bandaid slapped onto a human-engineered ruin that can never be taken back. Such is the fruit of war.

But check out Earth Porm’s selections of “20 bridges are incredibly mystical, for more reasons than one. Enjoy the view, and let your imagination run wild!”
Multnomah Falls, OregonMultnomah Falls, Oregon, USA

Located along the Columbia River Highway, this historic bridge spans before the incredible Multnomah Falls waterfall

See all the bridges HERE

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25 Websites to Upgrade Your Life

Lifehack offers “Great websites which you should check if you want to escape from the vicious trap of social media and live a life full of knowledge, joy, and inspiration.”

Brain PickingsA favorite of mine. Brain Pickings features thoughtful and analytical articles on topics related to literature, as well as spirituality, creativity, and personal growth.

Project Gutenberg, #19 on their list, offers more than 50,000 eBooks, all for free. You can download these books in ePUB, Kindle, or PDF formats, or you can even read them online. This site is completely legal as well, since the books available are ones with copyrights that have expired or that have been made free for non-commercial use by the publishers.

See all the sites HERE

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THIS ‘n THAT

U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones is removing Kindles from many of its stores as sales “continue to be pitiful”. A spokesman said the company was taking the display space back to use for physical books instead.

“The e-reader may turn out to be one of the shortest-lived consumer technology categories,” an analyst said.

Read the whole story HERE

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