1. If it feels wrong - Don’t Do it!
2. Say exactly what you mean.
3. Don’t be a people pleaser.
4. Trust your instincts.
5. Never speak bad about yourself.
6. Never give up on your dreams.
7. Don’t be afraid to say No.
8. Don’t be afraid to say Yes.
9. Be kind to yourself.
10. Let go of what you can’t control.
11. Stay away from drama and negativity!
Sending a huge 🎉CONGRATS🎉 to all of the nominees and winners of The National Book Awards last night. Robin Coste Lewis won the poetry category for Voyage of the Sable Venus; Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep won for Young People’s Literature; Adam Johnson’s Fortune Smiles took home the gold for fiction; Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me won the nonfiction category! & the best news is we have copies of all of them! #nba #nbafinals #nationalbookaward #awardwinners #readthis (at Strand Book Store)
A new study finds that Britons are consuming less than they did a decade ago, with similar patterns being seen across Europe. Could this be the beginning of a trend in developed countries? Might we be reaching “peak stuff”?
Will rich societies start consuming less? Could wealth go green? Might parsimony become the new luxury? Heresy, surely, you would say. But it might just be possible. Take Britain. A new study finds that the country that invented the industrial revolution two centuries ago reached “peak stuff” between 2001 and 2003. In the past decade, Britain has been consuming less water, building materials, paper, food (especially meat), cars, textiles, fertilizers and much else. Travel is down; so is energy production. The country produces less waste, too. This analysis is not the product of data juggling by a free-market think tank. The author of the study is Chris Goodall, a fully-paid-up environmental activist and parliamentary candidate for Britain’s Green Party, but also a stat guzzler who once worked for McKinsey & Company. His books include How to Live a Low-Carbon Life.The stats hold true even when you allow for the ecological footprint from the manufacture of imported goods. And, while the decline in resource use in Britain has accelerated since the economic crisis in 2008, the trend started long before the banking crisis. There was a decline in overall materials use of 4 percent between 2000 and 2007. So it cannot be attributed entirely to recession, and can be expected to survive economic recovery.
I wish it had been longer. I think that’s the best compliment I can give to a novel. I wanted more, because the characters and the world they inhabit became something special to me.
I’ve liked Neil Gaiman’s work for a while now, having read his Sandman comics as well as other work he’s done in the comic medium. This was the first full novel of his that I’ve read (not counting Good Omens with Terry Pratchett) and he is even more amazing than I already thought he was.
Hi writing, for lack of a more eloquent word, is beautiful. He’s an artist with words. In the past with his work I’ve had other artists doing the seeing of his work for me. When left up to me, it felt like a privilege to turn his words into my own images in my head. I can’t wait to read more of his novels.
American Gods is the story of a man named Shadow whose world falls apart and as a result gets pulled into an arrangement with a man named Wednesday who needs a bodyguard and errand boy. Soon Shadow is exposed to a world just hidden beneath our own, and discovers what happened to the gods of old when they were brought to America by their believers.
I really enjoyed this tale, and what really set it apart were the characters. I really identified with the main character. He’s a shadow of my own personality if you’ll pardon the pun. Holding things in is a talent of mine.
There are a ton of brilliant characters in this book, and an America that you didn’t even know was there. I have this urge to go on a road trip and see some of these places that I never even knew existed…and see if reality is just a little thinner there.
Hi i’m really bored and i don’t have any new content for you people so
Like and/or reblog this and i’ll leave something (not anonymously) in your ask (it won’t be mean it’ll be nice and maybe funny ???? Idek)
The Orphan Master’s Son - a comedy, tragedy, and story of knuckle-breaking adventure, all at the same time - won the Pulitzer Prize yesterday. Pick up a copy and find out why Adam Johnson’s story of one man’s challenge to Kim Jong-Il’s rule was 2012’s most irresistible read. A must for anyone who loves big, wrenching stories full of dangerous escapes and comic outrages. (It is possible I just described everyone)