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Words of Wisdom from Saint Augustine

3 Jun

Note: This post was written two weeks ago and scheduled to post today. As you read this, I’m currently at the end of my two week school trip to Israel, and getting ready to go visit family in France. Please leave some comment love and let me know you stopped by… although unfortunately I won’t be able to catch up on your blogs or respond until I return to the United States. Wish me luck, I can’t wait to share my adventures with you!

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~Saint Augustine

Nope, he’s not just a type of lawn grass, he’s also a historical figure. I really like this quote, and speaking of reading, here’s what I’m toting along on my travels:

Steinbeck's East of Eden

What type of books do you like to read on vacation? Have you read East of Eden? What did you think?

Bisous,

Rachel

Website I love: Paperback Swap

26 Dec

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, the classic romance novel I selected for reading this week while cruising through the Virgin Islands.

By now we all know how much I love a) things that don’t cost a lot of money, and b) things that make my life easier. Well today I’d like to tell you about a website that does both: Paperback Swap. Karma is essentially the currency on this website, which allows you to request other people’s recently read books for free, under the assumption that you will send people paperbacks you are through with. When you sign up (for free, of course) and list 10 books you’re ready to get rid of, you’ll start out with your first two credits to request other books. When someone requests one of your books, you pay the shipping, and when you request a book that person will pay the shipping for you in return. Continue reading

Words of Inspiration from Albert Camus

21 Dec

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus. Pictured: his famed existential classic, The Stranger. Continue reading

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