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A Velocity of Being
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.
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GatheringBooks
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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A rare limited-edition drink for a rare limited-edition book. Mid-week happiness. Editors are women - Maria Popova from Brainpickings is an absolute fave, hence I will still categorize this under #WomenReadWomen2019. 🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕

Kalalalatja Gorgeous cover! 3w
TrishB I drank way too much of this at Christmas and won‘t do again!! 3w
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scripturient
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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I have the best colleagues! Look what they gave me as a late birthday gift! ❤️❤️❤️

tpixie Yay! 🥳♥️🥳 Happy birthday! 🎁🎂🎈 3w
AmyG Happy Belated Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 3w
erzascarletbookgasm 😍❤️ 3w
GatheringBooks oh wow! what an awesome birthday gift!!! 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 3w
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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I read a lot of #graphic stories this month. 29.
7 poetry.
45 total.

#AprilWrapUp #SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done 📖💖 4w
Megabooks Wow!!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉 4w
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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Books are our friends, tutors, borrowed minds, wings, refuge, doorways, portals, weapons, magic, save lives, want to be loved.

Reading is an escape, a connection, a superpower, gives hope & inspiration, is for the brave.

Readers have power.

I want to own this beautiful tribute to reading from a diverse range of humans.

5⭐️!

Book 149/165 4/27/19

erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for sharing some pages of the book. I love Maria Popova‘s Brain Pickings. 1mo
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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Raghunath Good 1mo
kspenmoll Just love her newsletter & her work! ❤️ 1mo
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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What I wish I was doing all day: laying around reading with you guys for #24b4monday
Vs what I‘m doing: 🍷 & 🍫 walk with friends.
Why did I agree to this?
It‘s been a week with something extra to do everyday since last Friday and it‘s taking a toll. Tonight and tomorrow, nothing but reading for me.
Picture from tagged book.

kspenmoll Relax and enjoy your well deserved time reading!📚❤️ 1mo
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megnews
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Reading has always gotten me through life‘s tough times.

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
MyBookSwapClub With you!! Books have been my strengths through very difficult times ❤️ 1mo
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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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“Books saved my life.”

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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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One of my favorite tv producers, Shonda Rhimes, on what books meant to her.

MoonWitch94 I ❤️ This!!!! 1mo
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wanderinglynn What a great cover! 👍🏻 1mo
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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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Artwork accompanying Jane Goodall‘s letter to a young reader

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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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I had the same arrangement with my mom. Anybody else?

tpixie No but traditions are great! 1mo
Soubhiville No, but after going to the orthodontist I was allowed to go to the little bookstore downstairs and pick out two books (usually Sweet Valley High at that age 😊). It made braces more tolerable . 1mo
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I love the artwork in this book. It captures the feelings of readers. You can be in a crowded place surrounded by people physically but mentally be far away in another world.

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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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“My entire life is traced by the books I have read.”

wanderinglynn 😳 I stopped at this phrase: “pages I‘d dog-eared.” The horror! 😱 I just cannot on purpose damage my books like that. Especially my favorite ones. 1mo
SW-T So true! 1mo
megnews @wanderinglynn I don‘t do that either but it seems everybody who has a love affair with books has their own special quirks like any other relationship 😁 1mo
wanderinglynn @megnews Too true. 1mo
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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What an awesome description!!

Kaila-ann Love it 😍 1mo
kspenmoll Love her!! 1mo
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megnews
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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I can already tell I‘m going to love this book of Letters to a Young Reader from authors and others from all walks of life. Looks like another to add to my granddaughter‘s rapidly growing collection.

#readinglife

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Lesliereads
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I SO want my own copy of this!

readordierachel This sounds wonderful! 4mo
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Tanisha_A
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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Reading - An alarm to awaken us from the slumber of almost living. May this alarm keep ringing. 👏

The tagged book sounds so good. Full article here - https://bit.ly/2RmLO7K

TrishB Definitely my only superpower!! 4mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Hi love, i still haven't been able to post your package (kept ready since a while). Been hopping cities for work, and life events. Hoping to get it out this Saturday! 🤞😘 4mo
TrishB No worries 😘 I know the feeling!! 4mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Mailed today! 💪 Hope it reaches you soon soon! 💌 4mo
TrishB Yay 😀 thank you 😘 will let you know when it gets here. 4mo
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Peddler410
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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FINALLY! I just took off the plastic and I am in love with this book. It‘s one my dad would have bought for me if he was here to do so 😢

Tamra Oh that looks beautiful and fun! 5mo
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Kimzey
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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Just received my copy! It‘s so new I can smell the ink :sniff: Ahhhh! I saw this on the Brain Pickings blog and had to order this collection of illustrated letters to young readers. Can‘t wait to dig in!

Reviewsbylola This sounds so cool! 5mo
Kimzey @Reviewsbylola It really is! 5mo
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"We decided that we would donate all the proceeds from the project to our local New York public library system, because libraries are bastions of democracy and oxygen for the life of the mind, which...is our single most ferocious frontier of resistance to inequality and injustice." --From https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/11/20/a-velocity-of-being-letters-to-a-young-...

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Peddler410
A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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Just read about this book on Facebook — very much looking forward to getting my copy!

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