30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30 In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site.
4 Sites with LOTS Of Completely Free Ebooks That Don’t Suck If you’re a fervent reader and nerd like I am, you’ve probably encountered quite a lot of writing online. However, most of them are either absolute garbage or entirely illegal. It’s hard to find good, legal reads online – unless you know where to look. There are several sites that offer classic out-of-copyright writing, or publishes new e-books online as promotions. If you know where to look, you can feast on these completely free Ebooks for all the time you’ve got, and today is the day we’ll show you where to look.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is not the first fictional detective. C. Auguste Dupin, hero of a bunch of stories by American author Edgar Allan Poe, as well as a very few others detectives, came before. Poe invented the classic formula: the super-smart private detective and his less smart (but more literary) narrator buddy, amazing leaps of logic that prove to be right, and a bumbling cop who can never quite seem to get it right. Shanghai Sustainable Urban Master plan with Isaac Strackbein This project features a remarkably integrated design for downtown Shanghai: combining cutting edge sustainable design with exciting urban places, closed loop metabolism, urban agriculture and vertical farms, entrepreneurial opportunities and tight integration with social layers of the city. This urban master plan concerns major parts of Shanghai, and focuses on a specific site, adjecent to Nanjing roads and featuring historic Lilong housing, as an example of its integrated sustainable development. The solution makes use of both the macro-economic and local benefits and problems of the Chinese economy while using solutions that assist sustainable growth and social development in otherwise chaotic and multi-faced city growth. Re-introducing the city channel a part of Shanghai's history is used for functional and economical benefit. The farms clean water and air while at the same time generating energy and food and laying a foundation for a sustainable future.
50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 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. Not all the books on this list are “great.” Invitation to World Literature Greek, by Euripides, first performed in 405 BCE The passionate loves and longings, hopes and fears of every culture live on forever in their stories. Here is your invitation to literature from around the world and across time.
Chrestomanci Castle:Diana Wynne Jones Diana Wynne Jones died on 25 March, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed. News Review: Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas Today’s buddy reviewed book is Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas. Yes, there’s been a lot of reviews around, so what we’ll say probably won’t be new... but the delivery will be different since today is a ménage-à-trois buddy review :) So who’s buddy reviewing it with me? Ames and our dear friend, Isabel. The Strange Stories Behind Famous Writers' Pen Names How authors came up with pseudonyms like Dr. Seuss, O. Henry, and more Wikimedia Commons Pen names speckle literary history and our modern bookshelves. If you own anything by George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, or George Eliot, you own a piece of the epic chronicle of pseudonyms.
Read ePub ebooks online : Bookworm ePub reader A free platform for reading ePub books online. Bookworm is now closed. Bookworm, “an experimental platform for storing and reading ePub-format books online,” is closed as of March 31, 2012. Developed by Threepress in 2008, and brought into O'Reilly Labs in early 2009, Bookworm has been an interesting and useful experiment—we learned a lot, and heard from users that they appreciated the service. The ebook ecosystem has changed dramatically in the past two years, and many good alternatives have emerged, so we’ve concluded that it’s time to end this particular experiment.
Book-A-Minute SF/F Don't have time to read it all? Let's face it. There's a lot of science fiction and fantasy out there and very little time to read it in. Well sit back and relax, because your troubles are solved! 8 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?” 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.