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buzzbookstore · 45 minutes ago
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“The Master Key” by L. Frank Baum [Bowen Merrill, 1901]. First edition, third state in Very Good condition. A year after publishing “The Wizard of Oz”, Baum published this “fairy tale founded upon the wonders of electricity”. After experimenting with electricity and accidentally touching The Master Key, a boy summons the Demon of Electricity who grants him wishes. $300 via DM. Comparable copies range $350-$600+. Price includes free domestic shipping. Not yet listed anywhere else online for sale. Your chance to own a first edition Baum AND a very rare fairy tale that speaks to the early days and fears of electricity! #rarebooks #lfrankbaum #wizardofoz #fairytales #firsteditionbooks #bookcollecting #booknerd #bookporn #bibliophile #treatyourshelf #oldbooks #usedbookstore #vintagechildrensbooks #juvenalia #buzzinstock
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throughthedarkestminds · an hour ago
Net Galley Week | TBR | 2021
Net Galley Week | TBR | 2021
Since I’m behind on Net Galley books, like always, I decided this year that when I don’t have too much on my TBR/a readathon I would dedicate a week to just Net Galley books. I’m hoping this will help me get through some of the books. Date: 12th – 18th This week I’m going to pick three books. One is a couple years old that I should have read long time ago. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve…
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irfanmeclisii · an hour ago
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Kızılderililerin çılgın aforizmaları...
1-Cevap vermemek de bir cevaptır ve ustaca bir cevaptır.
(Hopi Kabilesi)
2-Soru sorma, gözle, dinle, bekle! Cevap sana kendiliğinden gelecektir.
(Pueblo Kabilesi)
3-Dur, dinle! Hep konuşursan hiç bir şey duyamazsın…
4-Sadece gerçekleşmesini arzu ettiğin şeyleri istemek için dua etme, çünkü insan kendisi için en iyinin hangisi olduğunu bildiğini iddia edemez.
(Sioux Kabilesi)
5-Kaybetmeyi ahlaksız bir teklife tercih et !
İlkinin acısı bir an, diğerinin vicdan azabı bir ömür boyu sürer.
6-Yanlışı gören ve önlemek için elini uzatmayan yanlışı yapan kadar suçludur.
7-Bizim halkımız ile beyaz halk arasındaki en büyük fark tevazudadır. Bizim insanımız ne kadar yükselirse yükselsin, ne kadar ileriye giderse gitsin, bilir ki Yaratıcı’nın ve kainatın önünde bir zerredir.
(Athabascan Kabilesi)
8-Son ırmak kuruduğunda, son ağaç yok olduğunda, son balık öldüğünde; beyaz adam paranın yenmeyen bir şey olduğunu anlayacak.
9-Her şey bir halka gibi hareket eder. Hareketlerimiz de döner dolaşır, bize geri gelir.
10-İçinde bir iyi, bir de kötü köpek kavga eder; hangisini daha çok beslersen o kazanır.
11-Doğru insan, zor ve tehlikeli hizmetler için seçilmeyi şeref, herhangi bir ödül istemeyi de utanç sebebi kabul eder.
(Sioux kabilesi)
12- Her sabah uyandığında; günün ışığı için,
yaşadığın ve gücün yerinde olduğu için,
karnını doyurduğun için şükret;
eğer şükretmek için ortada bir sebep göremiyorsan hata kendinde demektir…🙏
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petrichorscloud · 2 hours ago
why must i choose between stem and arts? can’t i write sonnets to the stars and also appreciate their mathematical movement?
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bohemianspice · 2 hours ago
“We would be together and have our books, and at night be warm in bed together, with the windows open and the stars bright.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via:  bohemianspice)
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singhreads · 2 hours ago
#23 Book Name📚: The Girl On Train Author: @paulahawkins2010 ❤️A special thank you to @cozybookbee_ for this amazing gift, I clearly remember the day you recommend me this book for the first time and it was in my TBR list snice then and this suprise came on my birthday and I was shocked. 🤔The blurb of the book made me excited to read this book as it says Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 🧐My only thought that came after the read was a questionable storyteller, for the most part since she's constantly smashed and suffocating he distresses, tells the majority of this thrill ride/secret. Rachel, as of late separated and terminated from her work, beverages to spend the day. She has seen something but since of her languid and overwhelmed memory, she can't clear up what she may have seen or who she may have seen. She needs to be acceptable, she needs to be calm, she needs love, however wretchedness overwhelms her for quite a while. 👌🏻I would recommend this book if you are into thriller Quote from the book: 🤯"The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.” Format: Paperback Pages: 409 Genres: Thriller 🌟Rating - 4 / 5 #books #bookstagram #booklover #reading #bookworm #bookstagrammer #bookish #read #booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile #booksofinstagram #instabook #bookaholic #bookshelf #booksbooksbooks #readersofinstagram #bookphotography #reader #booklove #instabooks #literature #paulahawkins #Thriller #singhreads (at Chandigarh, India)
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bigdreamsandwildthings · 4 hours ago
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Hey booklr 🙋🏻‍♀️ been a while since I’ve shown my face here. I got a haircut yesterday, Rule of Wolves is in my hands, and it felt like a good time to say hello!
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o-captain-bi-captain · 4 hours ago
Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren't having any of those.
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
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bookswithallie · 5 hours ago
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29. Veridian- by: HS Matthews
The action was very good. The villain was done very well. The amount of love the poured off everyone for each other in this was amazing. It's sweet how even strangers can care for you. The ending made me want more! I can't wait to see what happens next.
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voidpuppy · 6 hours ago
Review: False Value by Ben Aaronovitch
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"If a machine is expected to be infallible, it cannot also be intelligent." - Alan Turing
It's another Aaronovitch, what can I say? This is book 8 in the Peter Grant series and at this point, I'm considering the very typical british humor part of my life, to be honest.
This one is bit different than the first 7 but only because of the way the last book ended. It's season 2, basically. But it is still the same cast of characters, the same setting, the same dynamics and a lot of fun. An easy and quick read, one might even call it a palette cleanser.
As usual, we blow a couple of things up. And in this one, be ready to be confronted with the existential dread of AIs. But the worst of all: waterlogged books in a library!
For once, we are not investigation any type of crime - at the start. Peter is actually undercover as a security guard in a big tech company. This book is filled with pop culture references, so brace yourself! The investigation is focused on tech and algorithms and all the stuff I have no idea about. At the same time, we're playing Indianer Jones of sorts. And I have to say: The Librarians from New York, Mr. Aaronivitch? Really? The whole thing felt like an easter egg for The Librarians, you know, the movies/the tv show with Noah Wyle? I was kinda disappointed when there was no actual reference to it! xD
It's probably because of my inability to understand even the easiest parts of any kind of tech but I was a bit confused at times. Everything is simple enough - Peter himself doesn't get it, so the IT people have to explain things to him - but sometimes it's just a bit much. I had the same problem with book 4 of the series, where all the architecture lingo was thrown around.
I also think the ending was a bit rushed. We don't really get time to realize what certain puzzle pieces mean before we are presented with the finale, which is supposed to explain everything but does so poorly. You also have to remember a lot of names for this. names of people, who never show up in the book.
Solid read, as always. I really wanna see how the story goes from here. I had a theory about the contents of this book and I wasn't even close. So I'm really curious, where all of it is going.
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preciousnaaya · 6 hours ago
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April reads. 👩‍🏫💃💃 7/20 On Ajayi Crowther Street by Elnathan John. I'm so loving the book cover, I think I'll love the story. I'm also loving my new bookmark, a gift from @buybooksinportharcourt. It comes in every order. #onajayicrowtherstreet #elnathanjohn #aprilreads2021 #booknerd #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #fiction #nigerianfiction #streets #2021goals #2021readinggoals #2021readingchallenge (at Port Harcourt)
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