The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life – Andy Miller

Probably like most book lovers I love reading books about books and books about reading. Writing a book about reading that will be interesting is not an easy thing, mainly because reading is such an individual and subjective act. Andy Miller managed to write an interesting book about reading, a book that gives his own …

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London: The Biography – Peter Ackroyd – Quotes

Drunkenness was general, and there are continual references to citizens falling from their solars to the ground, falling down steps into the Thames, falling off ladders. London is not a civilised nor a graceful city, despite the testimony of the maps. It is tortuous, inexact and oppressive. It could never be laid out again with …

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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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