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Blog « Liara Roux - International Escort - Snow White, by Donald Barthelme, was given to me... Snow White, by Donald Barthelme, was given to me by Gemina Novy during my last trip to LA. I began reading it as my plane lifted off and finished as it landed. I love surreal writing, I love trying to patch together meaning out of sentences that are falling apart at the seams. Barthelme’s writing is eccentrically woven, mixing glimmers of fantasy with the mundane and boring. It is clever. It is rambling and perfectly composed, just off kilter enough. The plot is simply a vehicle for his writing. If you like clever juxtaposition and the deconstruction of archetypes, you’ll like this clever little tale by Barthelme.

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30. Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of struggles and have lots of doubts. Below are 20 books that can make your way much clearer, promising and easier. Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job – Jon Acuff Through wit and experience, Jon Acuff takes us through a journey from dispising your current job to getting your dream job. This is a fun and very helpful read for those who want to make the jump and make their dreams a reality. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg Through the use scientific studies, author Charles Duhigg shares his labor of love by breaking down how habits are created and how we fail to stop them in life and in business. This is an excellent read for anyone looking to break bad habits and start new ones that lead to success.

Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey I highly recommend this book, as my wife and I have used it to great success in our finances. Pressfield writes: 25 Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron Books open doors in our minds, allowing us to live an entire lifetime and travel the world without even leaving the comfort of our chairs.

When we read a book, we step into someone else’s shoes, see the world through someone else’s eyes, and visit places we might never otherwise go, whether a tiny village in India or the green fields of Narnia. 1. Told against the backdrop of the changing political landscape of Afghanistan from the 1970s to the period following 9/11, The Kite Runner is the story of the unlikely and complicated friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy merchant, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant until cultural and class differences and the turmoil of war tear them asunder. 2. 3. 4.

Hinton penned this novel when she was only 16 because she was tired of reading fluffy romances. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. I Heart Intelligence 10 of the Most Insightful Books from the Last 100 Years. The written word has immense power. Inspired writers have the ability to move and motivate the reader with insightful information and moments of clarity that just “click” with your internal senses.

Often, I think how lucky we are as a culture to have the opportunity to capture the wisdom of men and women who dedicate their lives to sharing their knowledge. The ability to learn from some of the greatest minds in history is as easy as picking up a book. The secrets of love, war, power, spiritual advancement, happiness, and freedom to live on your own terms are as close as your nearest bookstore or e-reader.Buy an “Intelligence is sexy” t-shirt! Narrowing down this list to just 10 books was not an easy feat. The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, 1923 “Your children are not your children.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts. The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, 1997 “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. 2. 3. 4. The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks. Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life.

It was in 1909, the nadir of this milieu, before the advent of modernism and world war, that The Harvard Classics took shape. Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at first Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, the compendium of literature, philosophy, and the sciences, writes Adam Kirsch in Harvard Magazine, served as a “monument from a more humane and confident time” (or so its upper classes believed), and a “time capsule…. In 50 volumes.” What does the massive collection preserve? Collier asked Eliot to “pick the titles” and they would publish them as a series. W.H. 700 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader. Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K.

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