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The Mystery of Things | A.C. Grayling
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I‘m… 80% (?)… sure this is a swap gift & not something I ordered in the throes of a shopping frenzy.

Am I right? 😅

#jolabokaflodswap #BestOf2021Swap

candority Not that I know of! @Amandajoy Did you happen to send your package already? now
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“It should generally be noted, however, that the economists are much inclined to forget not only that a part of the capital needed in a business is constantly passing alternately through the three forms of money capital, productive capital and commodity capital, but that it is always different portions of this that possess these forms alongside each other, even if the relative magnitude of these portions are in constant flux.” #Adventathon Day 1

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November Reads!

📖 4
🎧 4
Total: 8

Favorite: The Noticer

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This particular library sits between life and death and allows the MC to review other life options. Much like It‘s a Wonderful Life, the message is simple. You really do have choices, change your life in small ways, see what shakes out, look for the magic. (Oh wait, that last little bit is my own philosophy.) I‘m glad so many folks enjoyed this book and I‘m glad Haig is well received. However, I have enjoyed other books written by him more.

Lindy I almost bailed on this, but persevered because my niece had recommended it (a rare occurrence) and I wanted to be able to talk to her about it. I‘m glad I finished it, but it‘s pretty weird and rather didactic. 21h
Suet624 @Lindy Yes, I liked the concept but it lacked some kind of finesse. It was just okay. 20h
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I had high expectations about this book, but having now read it, am left with somewhat mixed feelings. I did mostly enjoy it and certainly gained from reading it.
I didn't particularly enjoy the frequent use of long quotations from other people in the book, because I found them distracting, although I did enjoy his personal experiences as practical examples because it made it easier to understand the message he wanted to convey.

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TheSpineView ❤🐦 1d
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“The methods that shorten the working period differ greatly in the extent to which they can be applied in different branches of industry, and they do not cancel out the differences in length of the different working periods. To stick to our example, the application of new machine-tools may, in absolute terms, shorten the working period necessary for the production of a locomotive...”

Poison for Breakfast | Lemony Snicket
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Changing to novellas for a bit since I can't finish a full book right now

thevictoriousone I LOVED this one! It actually convinced me to finally read the Series of Unfortunate Events, which I also adored! 24h
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Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke
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“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”

I don‘t know if this quote comes from the tagged book, but I wanted to share the lovely card that arrived today.

Cathythoughts It is a beautiful card ❤️ 1d
KathyR "There are quite a number of people in the reading-room; but one is not aware of them. They are inside the books. They move, sometimes, within the pages like sleepers turning over between two dreams. Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading."

Rainer Maria Rilke
The Journal of My Other Self (ed. 1930)
Lindy @KathyR Thanks for tracking down the full quote and it‘s source. 😘 1d
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Mindfulness | Martin Heidegger
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Team #BFC21 - Month 12 is HERE!

Dec can be a challenging month for many of us for many reasons. I encourage everyone to include a self-care goal.

And remember if you are feeling alone, lost, or just need someone to talk to, use the #HolidayHugs hashtag.

My Dec #BFC goals:
* walk 3 mi at least 21 days
* meditate & yoga 21 days
* write every day
* get at least 1 bingo on one of the reading challenges

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NovelGirl82 My biggest goal this month is to get my thesis written. I would like to workout at least 3-4 days/wk while doing so because I haven‘t been feeling very well since I haven‘t been. 2d
Bookwormjillk Thanks @wanderinglynn I found a body weight workout challenge somewhere in the winter games documents so my goal is to do that plus take a walk while listening to an audiobook or podcast every weekday in December. I also want to continue my practice of dedicated reading time on my work from home days. 2d
OriginalCyn620 I took November off from #BFC, but I‘m going to participate in December! I have to think about my goals and will post later! 2d
bnp Thanks for the reminder. Coming off 3 weeks with no cell phone, so I just feel relieved tonight. Goals will come later. 2d
wanderinglynn @NovelGirl82 that‘s an important goal! Good luck! 🍀 2d
wanderinglynn @Bookwormjillk that sounds like a great challenge! Great goals! 🙌🏻 2d
wanderinglynn @bnp oh wow. 3 weeks would be tough. My whole life is on my phone. 🙃😆 2d
NikkiM5 Dec book goal: 1 Bingo Go on a walk 21 days (edited) 1d
wanderinglynn @NikkiM5 awesome! 🙌🏻 1d
Airykah13 Ah I‘m going to set my goals now 1d
julesG It's December already. 🙈 Goals? Less stress, more me-time. 1d
wanderinglynn @julesG excellent goals 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
bthegood thx for hosting - goals will be read as much as possible and work out regularly - want to feel good going into New Year - 🙂 1d
wanderinglynn @bthegood great goals! 🙌🏻 1d
Roary47 I‘ve fallen off the wagon of my goals. This month I want to catch up everything I‘ve gotten behind in for my mental well-being. Read more than last month, and enjoy winter games. 1d
wanderinglynn @Roary47 great goals 🙌🏻 18h
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