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Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

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This isn’t to say there won’t be times when you must work overtime, but if you’re consistently the last one left at the office, there’s something wrong with that picture.

10 Most Creative Bookmobiles from around the World #infographic

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An infographic designed by the team from Siege Media for Car Rentals, called 10 funky bookmobiles around the world

2020 Reading Challenges and Charts to Inspire Your Summer Booklist

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Want to read more? Why not make it fun?`Check out these challenges and printables

Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, and Live Fearlessly

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Former Secret Service agent and star of Bravo’s Spy Games Evy Poumpouras shares lessons learned from protecting presidents, as well insights and skills from the oldest and most elite security force in the world

32 Exceptional Women Featured in Books (infographic)

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32 women who changed history

10 Reasons Why I Love Fandoms

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Why I LOVE Fandoms

Smart Celebrities and Their Favorite Books (infographic)

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What do Amy Poehler, Dolly Parton, Maria Sharapova, Marilyn Monroe and LeBron James have in common? They love to read books!

How-To Make 7 Most Famous Dishes and Beverages From Books

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Try something refreshing: make a meal and beverage from your favorite book by yourself?

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite A Movement

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“There isn’t ever going to be an end,” she said. “The point is that people have to continue always speaking up and not being afraid.”

10+ Authors To Follow On Twitter

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I went to the zoo and saw a piece of toast in a cage. The sign said BREAD IN CAPTIVITY.

When Breath Becomes Air

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What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away?

21 Best Startup Books to Help You Scale

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a brilliant idea or a founder looking to take your startup to the next level, there’s a wealth of written advice out there to lean on and learn from.

12 Best Cancer Books to Read in 2020

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Currently, more than 20,000 cancer books are available on Amazon alone. With so much information on hand, it can be hard for cancer patients and their loved ones to know where to start – and sifting through endless reviews is time-consuming.

Best Apps for Reading

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What is the best reading app out there?

Favorite Books I Read In 2019

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My Favorite Books In 2019

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

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“ It’s easy to be optimistic when everyone is telling you you’re great. It’s much harder, and much more necessary, when your sense of yourself is on the line.”

The Madness of Crowds – Thoughts on Chapter 5

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Let’s Google

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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Praise be

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

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What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?

Infographic: Winter Reads: The 12+ Best Women’s Health Books for Learning About Yourself

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Whether you’re a total bookworm or haven’t finished a book since high school, there’s bound to be something on our list that speaks to you and can help you learn more about yourself this winter.

Great Expectations

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“In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.”

Everything is Fucked

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“Hope doesn’t care about the problems that have already been solved. Hope cares only about the problems that still need to be solved. Because the better the world gets, the more we have to lose. And the more we have to lose, the less we feel we have to hope for.”

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

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“You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around… Continue Reading →

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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“My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another. For only the pain of empathy will keep us… Continue Reading →

16 Bedtime Stories to Inspire Young Girls #infographic

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Reading aloud to your child helps strengthen the parts of their brain that deal with language, reading, logic, and processing images.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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“The way Theranos is operating is like trying to build a bus while you’re driving the bus. Someone is going to get killed.”

10 Worst Book-to-Screen Adaptations

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Golden Compass, Eragon, Cirque du Freak…

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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“It begins with absence and desire.
It begins with blood and fear.
It begins with a discovery of witches.”

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

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“This is listening as a martial art, balancing the subtle behaviors of emotional intelligence and the assertive skills of influence, to gain access to the mind of another person. ” ― Chris Voss, Never Split the Difference

Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

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The lengths I dragged my parents through as kid to get a specific edition of the book. Thank you mom and dad <3

Day by Elie Wiesel

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“In fact, the question has haunted me for a long time: Does life have meaning after Auschwitz? In a universe cursed because it is guilty, is hope still possible? For a young survivor whose knowledge of life and death surpasses that of his elders, wouldn’t suicide be as great a temptation as love or faith?”

Dawn by Elie Wiesel

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“Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning…. Continue Reading →

Audible VS. Google Play Books

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Which one to use?

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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“My father believes hunger is in the mind. I know differently. I know that hunger is in the mind and the body and the heart and the soul.” ― Roxane Gay

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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“Will any man despise me? Let him see to it. But I will see to it that I may not be found doing or saying anything that deserves to be despised.”― Marcus Aurelius,

first, we make the beast beautiful: a new story about anxiety

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“Am I really mentally ill? Disordered? Defective?Or am I just weak of character and just not trying hard enough?” ― Sarah Wilson,

The Hate U Give

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“Pac said Thug Life stood for The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody.”I raise my eyebrows. “What?”

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

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“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”― Arianna Huffington, 

Leadership in Dangerous Situations: A Handbook for the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, and First Responders 

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Imagine toughest professions in the world and making the most difficult situations. Imagine leading people in these professions. Imagine people writing about it.

No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

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“I thought, “As long as  can make them laugh, it doesn’t matter how, I’ll be all right. If I succeed in that, the human beings probably won’t mind it too much if I remain outside their lives. The one thing I must avoid is becoming offensive in their eyes: I shall be nothing, the wind, the sky.” 

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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“In a world where you can’t open your eyes, isn’t a blindfold all you could ever hope for?”― Josh Malerman

The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

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“Plants have to eat, too,” I tried to explain. “They need nitrogen, they need minerals. You have to replace what you’re taking out. Your choices are fossil fuels or animal products.” ― Lierre Keith

West Cork

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This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered two before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery.

Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

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“Many nights, I longed for home. But it occurred to me as I struggled for a feeling of comfort and safety: I have no idea where home is.” — Liz Murray

21 Lessons for the 21 Century

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“To run fast, don’t take much luggage with you. Leave all your illusions behind. They are very heavy.”— Yuval Noah Harari

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum

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“Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.”
/Margaret Atwood

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

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“Was Hitler mad?””Corollary questions are: Were Nazi leaders mentally ill? Was the German nation, as a whole, deranged?” ― S. Nassir Ghaemi

The 33 Strategies of War

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“Do not fight them. Instead think of them the way you think of children, or pets, not important enough to affect your mental balance” ― Robert Greene

Build Your Own Shakespearean Insult

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You mewling pox-marked pumpion! You beslubbered hell-hated measle!

Mao: The Unknown Story

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“People who try to commit suicide — don’t attempt to save them! . . . China is such a populous nation, it is not as if we cannot do without a few people.” / Mao Zedong

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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“They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.”
― Dee Brown

A Wrinkle in Time

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“A book, too, can be a star, “explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,” a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”― Madeleine L’Engle

Necronomicón: The Book of Hell (2018)

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“El peor de los miedos, es el miedo a lo desconocido”– H.P. Lovecraft

Finnish Nightmares 2: an even more different kind of social guide to Finland

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“This is Matti. If you didn’t know him already.
Matti is just a regular Finn. He does things the way a regular Finn would do: in silence and trying his best not to stand out or bother anyone.”

The 48 Laws of Power

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“Be wary of friends—they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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“What you don’t want is always going to be with you What you want is never going to be with you Where you don’t want to go, you have to go And the moment you think you’re going to live… Continue Reading →

The Vegeterian

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“Know what?”
“I didn’t you see. I thought trees stood up straight… I only found out just now. They actually stand with both arms in the earth, all of them. Look, look, over there, aren’t you surprised? Yeong-hye sprang up and pointed to the window. “All of them, they’re all standing on their heads.” ― Han Kang,

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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“Death. It doesn’t have to be boring.”― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

From Fiction to Nonfiction

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Is it not our responsibility to carry that burden? Is it not our responsibility not let it come down to WW3?

Night by Elie Wiesel

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“One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate. One less reason to live.”
― Elie Wiesel

Old Man’s War

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“Guns don’t kill people. The aliens behind the triggers do.”

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

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The Rwandan genocide did not involve tanks, airplanes, dropping bombs or shelling at civilians. There were no concentration camps. No transport trains. No Zyklon-B. There was no bureaucratic banality of evil. There were hardly even many guns.

No fairy godmother. No magic pumpkin. Just one grumpy girl and a glass slipper.

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“Ten days ago, the weather was nice. I suppose I’m obligated to tell you about the weather fist, right? It seems that’s what they always do. Either that or that awful cliché of “once upon a time.” Only this wasn’t once upon a time. It was just ten days ago.”

Books I Can’t Believe I Read

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Sheepshagger by Niall Griffiths …

The Decameron

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“Essere la natura de’ motti cotale, che essi come la pecora morde deono cosi mordere l’uditore, e non come ‘l cane: percio che, se come cane mordesse il motto, non sarebbe motto, ma villania” – The Decameron, Boccaccio The nature of… Continue Reading →

The Sunday Post #10: Quests, Snipers and Magick

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Hi guys, how’s your week been?  I read a lot of nonfiction this week and surprisingly two ARC’s. My reads this week were The Twelve Faces of the Goddess: Transform Your Life with Astrology, Magick, and the Sacred Feminine by Danielle… Continue Reading →

Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

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“Whether we accept it or not, this will likely be the century that determines what the optimal human population is for our planet. It will come about in one of two ways: Either we decide to manage our own numbers,… Continue Reading →

Top Ten Favorite Non-Fiction of 2017

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As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017. I’m twisting this topic a little bit to best nonfiction I read this year because I don’t review… Continue Reading →

Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

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As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit 1.Scottish Highlands ( Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon)  in the year of Our Lord…1743. After Outlander,… Continue Reading →

Top Ten Scifi Books On My Winter TBR

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As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR and as we are still in SciFi month so I made this post a part it. Check it out…. Continue Reading →

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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  “Maybe there was once a human who looked like you, and somewhere along the line you killed him and took his place. And your superiors don’t know.” ― Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Do Androids Dream of… Continue Reading →

How-To Travel Through Time

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“Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.” ― H.G. Wells, The Time Machine The Time Machine is a science fiction novel (or a long short-story?)  by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and it has become a… Continue Reading →

How-To Fight Buggers

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“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game   Ender’s Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set in Earth’s future, the novel presents an imperilled mankind… Continue Reading →

Top Ten Unique Book Titles

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As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Unique Book Titles 1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Why I like it: It’s creative. Androids look like human… Continue Reading →

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

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“Death is the fairest thing in the world. No one’s ever gotten out of it. The earth takes everyone – the kind, the cruel, the sinners. Aside from that, there’s no fairness on earth.” ― Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral… Continue Reading →

The Long Room – The Library of Trinity College Dublin

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Greetings from Dublin & Library of Trinity College Dublin. I visited Dublin during the weekend… visit to Trinity College is a dream come true for every bookworm :) How are you doing?

Ten Hidden Gems In Fantasy Series

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As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Pick a genre and share with us some books that have gone under the radar in that genre! And I’ll go with fantasy as… Continue Reading →

10 Schools You’d Rather be Attending

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…Or not Happy TTT!   As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Back To School Freebie: anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required… Continue Reading →

The Sunday Post #6: That’s The Way The Road Dogs Do It

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So now we’re properly in August. How’s your week been? I fell in love with this song and have been listening to it non-stop. I read two books this week. Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism by Sven… Continue Reading →

Boys in Books are Better

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She does have a point?

Eragon

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“First, let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered… . Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don’t follow them blindly. Judge with logic… Continue Reading →

The Sunday Post #5: Lost In the Sky

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July is almost over soon? This turned into 1000 word post (sorry)…Mostly because I did not read anything last week and it bothered me a lot so  I managed to finish 7 books this week. I read: #1 Kind, versprich mir,… Continue Reading →

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