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8 Books For a Higher Existence. Books are magical inventions.

8 Books For a Higher Existence

By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. 7 infographics that promote reading. In this post you’ll see the most convincing infographics that encourage to read, and raise awareness of the importance of reading.

7 infographics that promote reading

Reading is a privilege, but many people think it’s like nothing more than a duty. Well, even if it’s a duty, it still brings this nice warm feeling of getting smarter and smarter with every page. In times of the internet, with its distractions and information overload, it’s harder and harder to find time and attitude to do such an easy thing as opening a book. Oh, books. » Overclock Your Reading Speed. This is a guest post from Kim Roach of The Optimized Life.

» Overclock Your Reading Speed

In today’s Information Age, reading is now a prerequisite for success in life. In fact, many presidents, including Kennedy, have required their staff to take speed reading lessons. Brian Tracy, a best-selling author, points out that just 1 hour per day of reading will make you an international expert in your chosen field within 7 years. If you’re looking to increase your learning rate while decreasing your effort, speed reading is a method you should consider studying. By simply learning how to process information at a more rapid rate, you’re not only going to be able to move through books more quickly, but you will also be able to comprehend and process more of what you have read.

StumbleUpon.com - StumbleUpon. Reader request - bookshelves. Bookshelf Porn: Archive. The Curse of Reading and Forgetting. Recently, a colleague mentioned that she had been rereading Richard Hughes’s “A High Wind in Jamaica,” which was first published in 1929 and is about a group of creepy little kids who become the unwanted wards of sad, listless pirates.

The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

She praised it, and her recommendation sent me to Amazon. The title was familiar, as was the vibrant cover of the New York Review Books reissue. One cent and $3.99 for shipping, and the book was on its way. A couple of weeks later, I opened to the first page and started reading. FullBooks.com - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books. Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years. Books The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist.

Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years

Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. Danteworlds - StumbleUpon. HEALTH PROFILE UNITED STATES. Hemingway's 'Sex Novel'? Outlandish Claims Used to Challenge Classic Novels. The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time. In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge.

The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time

Most books generally turned out to not be too bad, but occasionally I’d come across something that would leave me with a sick feeling in my stomach for weeks. I’ve largely outgrown this “genre” of late, but here are my picks for the ten most disturbing books of all time. Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst. I’d say enjoy, but that doesn’t really seem appropriate … 10.

Blindness is a book with a truly horrifying scenario at it’s heart: what if everyone in the world were to lose their sight to disease in a short period of time? 9. Anti drug crusaders should stop airing goofy commercials that nobody takes seriously and start pushing to have Requiem For A Dream made required reading for every high schooler in the country. The 16 Best Dystopian Books Of All Time. Dystopian novels—stories of the horrific future—are so common as to be almost forgettable.

The 16 Best Dystopian Books Of All Time

Here is a compilation of what I believe are the 16 greatest of the genre. I could happily list twice as many that are amazing, but these are the best. From the post-apocalyptic wasteland to deadly viruses to social malaise, all possible bad futures end here. 16. 15 timeless observations from history's greatest dystopian novels. The dystopian novel has a long, dark and intriguing history.

15 timeless observations from history's greatest dystopian novels

Kicking off in 1726 with Jonathan Swift’s rip-roaring satire Gulliver’s Travels, it’s gone through numerous transformations in the last three centuries. One thing all these books share, though, is that they make us think long and hard about the societies we live in. Evolving not simply as a response to fictional utopian concerns, but also as a response to the prevalent or ominous ideals and politics of the writer’s time, the dystopian novel tends to use its make-believe guise as a front to critique the ideologies under which they’ve been forged. However, they also include enduring wisdom, which can be just as relevant to contemporary readers. To show just how relevant, we’ve unearthed 15 timeless insights from 15 of history’s greatest dystopias. “He who controls the past controls the future. 50 Novels to Read When You Need a Good Laugh.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read. A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) Goodreads. 10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies.

The 13 scariest books of all time NOT written by Stephen King. Yes, we all know King is the Sultan of Scare, and that books like The Shining, Salem's Lot, and It will make you quake in your fuzzy slippers.

The 13 scariest books of all time NOT written by Stephen King

But here are 13 books that'll start the shivers while spreading the wealth. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Thomas Harris. Literature's Ten Most Disturbing Sociopaths. 10 Epic Books Every Man Must Read. What are the Top Must Read Books For Men? There are books that you read, and there are books that change your life. The list compiled below is an indication of some of the best books to read. From an infinite list of books, these 10 are ones that have defined generations and inspired countless authors. Some are a basis of what it is to be a man in today’s culture; to face fears and fight through them, to fight for justice and what is right, embracing the leader in us and leading a life of integrity.

623 of the Best Books Ever Written. Top 25 Best Fantasy Books. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. 50 best cult books. Top 100 Fiction. A contemporary list, with an international flavour and a respect for the classics, The Best Books: Top 100 Novels of All Time list contains many of the great works of fiction you'd expect, but with a few surprises to add a little spice to the collection.

Which books would you omit and which would you add to our list? Please let us know in the comments section below. 1. Brave New World By Aldous Huxley "Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English. " 2. The Modern Library: the 200 best novels in English since 1950. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years. In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Books that will induce a mindfuck (idea)@Everything2.com. Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre. Radcliffe's Rival 100 Best Novels List « Modern Library.

This Infographic Shows that a Story Can Hit Big Without the Internet. Suggested Reading List. The 50 best books for kids (slide show) The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14. As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.

Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for kids age 9-14. The best 100 opening lines from books. Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade. Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president?

The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright.

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Anthology of English Literature. Voynich manuscript. The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance.[1][2] The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912.[3] The Beautiful Mystery of the Codex Seraphinianus, the World's Weirdest Book. Oxford University Presents the 550-Year-Old Gutenberg Bible in Spectacular, High-Res Detail. Codex Seraphinianus. Codex Seraphinianus, originally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by the Italian artist, architect, and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during thirty months, from 1976 to 1978.[1] The book is approximately 360 pages long (depending on edition), and written in a strange, generally unintelligible alphabet.

The-witches-frolic. Scans of a wonderful 19th century book (with 18th-century origins) about witches are making the internet rounds anew. Above and below, 20 pages from 'The Witches Frolic' by Thomas Ingoldsby, with illustrations by Ernest M. Programmable, 19th century, 6,000-piece automaton: the Writer. I'll Never Ever Look At Books The Same Again After Seeing These Hidden Messages. Wow.

Heart - Shaped Books. The Original Kindle: six-books-bound-in-one. Now you too can buy a copy of perhaps the strangest book ever made. The Mysterious Book That Nobody Can Read Or Decipher. The Necronomicon Anti-FAQ.

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If on a winter's night a traveler. The Borges boom: he may be dead, but his legacy remains strong. Jorge Luis Borges. 220, Imre Kertész. House of Leaves.