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Kahlil Gibran The Prophet, On Love

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran - A beautiful book of prose poetry. Although not a religious book, it is intensely spiritual and philosophical.

Bruno Munari - Cappuccetto Bianco. Corraini

Bruno Munari - Cappuccetto Bianco. Corraini

Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story: Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor.

A Band Planet

A Band Planet

A story of wisdom and friendship based on the aging process. A look at the secrets to a full life as told to Joan Anderson by the spry Joan Erikson.

A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman

I hate when I feel like this. I will take forever to read a book because I have to force myself to stop so I can savor the moment. :(

I felt like this with the last Mortal Instruments book, the last Percy Jackson book, but most of all, the last Harry Potter. You can never read a book again for the first time

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson.

A Weekend to Change Your Life: Find your authentic self after a lifetime of being all things to all people...      just in case you have a weekend before 37 days.

A Weekend to Change Your Life: Find your authentic self after a lifetime of being all things to all people. just in case you have a weekend before 37 days.

Watson, Brad. The Heaven of Mercury: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003. Print.

This neo-Southern Goth novel is creepy as heck, darkly violent and the stuff of nightmares. Read it on a hot, sticky night. By a oil lamp. While drinking corn likker. The next day, call your therapist.

The Sweet Serenity of   Books (detail) © Liz AMINI-HOLMES (Artist, San Francisco Bay Area, California). The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . "A reader lost in a book, surrounded by books, perfectly happy and sweetly serene." 12" x 15" wood plaque. ... Image cropped for pinterest. See original at link. -pfb ... Credit the artist & pin from the artist site. http://www.pinterestnews.org/2012/06/23/beginners

The Sweet Serenity of Books © Liz AMINI-HOLMES (Artist, San Francisco Bay Area, California). The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow .

High-Spirited Women of the West

High-Spirited Women of the West by Anne Seagraves

Story People by Brian Andreas

Brian Andreas Quotes (Author of Mostly True)

Der Nachtzirkus - Erin Morgenstern

Great movie news for THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern. Summit Taps 'Jane Eyre' Screenwriter to Adapt 'Night Circus' for Big Screen; Moira Buffini will pen the big-screen adaptation of the Erin Morgenstern novel.

New York Times Bestseller  In the third installment of her trilogy of life on Cape Cod, bestselling author Joan Anderson is back with her richest exploration yet of renewal at midlife, this time through her friendship with Joan Erikson. Nearing ninety-five, Erikson was facing her own limitations and the death of her husband. Their extraordinary friendship revealed a need Anderson didn't know she had: a mentor to help navigate the transitions beyond middle age.

New York Times Bestseller In the third installment of her trilogy of life on Cape Cod, bestselling author Joan Anderson is back with her richest exploration yet of renewal at midlife, this time through her friendship with Joan Erikson. Nearing ninety-five, Erikson was facing her own limitations and the death of her husband. Their extraordinary friendship revealed a need Anderson didn't know she had: a mentor to help navigate the transitions beyond middle age.

Illustration: Independent bookstore and bike.

Start Storing Up: Indie Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads

Start Storing Up: Indie Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads - Illustration: Independent bookstore and bike.

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