The Art of Travel – Alain de Botton – Quotes

If our lives are dominated by a search for happiness, then perhaps few activities reveal as much about the dynamics of this quest - in all its ardour and paradoxes - than our travels. They express, however inarticulately, an understanding of what life might be about, outside the constraints of work and the struggle for …

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The Racketeer – John Grisham

I read this after finishing the awful A Family Affair, because I needed something light, but not stupid or horrible and I remembered Grisham from my early twenties to be dependable in that respect. It was the same this time, while it's not the best Grisham I've read, it was still readable (and didn't include any …

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Elizabeth and Her German Garden – Elizabeth von Arnim – Quotes

The opening of the book contains the ecstasy of a release that every woman who has experienced marriage and motherhood will recognize and many will envy: the opportunity to be alone, to have space and privacy with no demands made upon her, to eat and sleep when she pleased, to have silence and solitude and …

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