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What to Read While on the Road: The Best Books About Travel and Adventure

What to Read While on the Road: Great Books About Travel and Adventure

Last updated: May 12, 2015 . Into The Wild (John Krakauer) – Love the book? The movie is awesome too. Into Thin Air (John Krakauer) – The book is better than the movie. Miracle in the Andes (Nando Parrado) Rum Diaries (Hunter S. Thompson) – Don’t see the movie, just read the book. On The […]

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The Handwriting of Honoré de Balzac

Balzac’s Writing Schedule and Epic Essay About Coffee

If you are a coffee enthusiast, you are probably familiar with “The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee”, Honoré de Balzac’s grand essay about his deep relationship with coffee. He wrote, “Brillat-Savarin has correctly observed, coffee sets the blood in motion and stimulates the muscles; it accelerates the digestive processes, chases away sleep, and gives us the capacity to […]

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What to Read While on the Road: The Classics

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Bookish.com - competition for Amazon Books?

Competition for Amazon Books? Bookish.com

Amazon Books is a wondrous place for book lovers and authors alike. It has almost every title of any book in and out of print at the lowest price possible. It gives an easy shopping experience to those of us who love to read, and hope to those who want to write and publish. Amazon was […]

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt with Harry Hopkins, 1938

55 Grammar Rules

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is regarded as one of the very best speakers of all time – largely due to the positive, inspiring and influential nature of his speeches. To be a great speaker – in public or among few – you must master inflection, posture, eye contact and tone just as much as vocabulary, message and rules […]

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The Algonquin Hotel – Midtown Manhattan’s Most Beloved Literary Landmark

It was less than ten years ago that the Algonquin Hotel was officially designated a literary landmark. But for more than 100 years, this historic New York tradition has invited the creative and imaginative  where drinks were made famous, where literary institutions of today would be formed and spun into gold, where legends were born. H.L. Menckin once […]

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Passage from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

“Then they began to climb and they were going to the East it seemed, and then it darkened and they were in a storm, the rain so thick it seemed like flying through a waterfall, and then they were out and Compie turned his head and grinned and pointed and there, ahead, all he could […]

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