Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet.
at Amazon, 100 Books to Read in a Life
at NPR’s MonkeySee, 8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again
at Flavorwire, 12 Curious Vintage Sex Books
Even as The Beatles reached the Top 10 in Britain, appeared on TV and had young women swooning by the thousands across the pond, the band’s first singles in the U.S. were released on tiny independent labels and went nowhere. What went wrong, and finally right, in the leadup to the night of Feb. 7, 1964.
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this mornings lack of swell.
Windows and doors in London. #tretorntales #travel #london
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Listen to Vampire Weekend cover Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partiro”. (Especially if you want to hear Ezra Koenig sing in Italian.)
"When I was 19, my girlfriend and I were going to study in Paris. Our boyfriends came to the docks to see us off. Right as we were getting on the ship, my friend’s boyfriend said to her: ‘If you go, I won’t wait for you.’ So she turned around and decided to stay. My fiance saw this and told me: ‘I won’t wait for you either.’
I said: ‘Don’t!’”
We all love books, so in 2014, we’re pledging to become better readers.
- Read a classic novel.
- Recommend books to your friends.
- And stop them from reading the bad ones.
- Read the book before the movie.
- Stay in on a Saturday night and get lost in a new world.
- Join a book club.
- Shop at your local, independent bookstore.
- Go to a signing and buy the book.
- Post your book reviews on a blog or Goodreads.
- Try reading a new genre you have avoided in the past.
- Set a book reading goal.
- Look up the words you don’t understand instead of skipping over them.
- Get the non-reader in your life to start reading.
Over the years, I have developed a routine that I follow every day. I thought it might inspire some of you.
I wake up around 6:00 to 6:30. No alarms. I have to wake up by myself. I have breakfast around 7:00. I workout for 15 to 30 minutes. Before going to work, I try to find…
When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.