How to find good books on Amazon

Books

Buying a book the old-fashioned way

I remember the days before Amazon, when finding a good book to read was easy. You’d go into the local bookshop, head straight to the fantasy shelf (or the shelf of your favourite genre), and run your fingers over all those beautiful spines.

You’d spot one with appealing colours, which was thick enough to be a good, solid read, and which had sequels sitting next to it in the shelf, so if you enjoyed it you’d instantly know what to read next.

It would have a title like “The Dragon’s Apprentice” or “The Warlord’s Dragon” so you knew it was about exciting things – like dragons. (No, I don’t know if either of those is a real book.)

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Change one word and dramatically decrease your stress

Reduce your stressAre you feeling overwhelmed? I had a stressful week last week, and so today I want to share a trick that I use to decrease my stress.

Sometimes I think we could have designed modern society better. We always have too many things we should be doing and not enough time to do them.

With stress and long to do lists comes guilt. I’m not a doctor, but I’m guessing it’s not healthy. It’s certainly not cheering.

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5 ways to eat your favourite foods absolutely guilt free

The perfect cupcakes for your dietSeventy-five percent of people you pass in the street are trying to lose weight. (Like 94% of statistics, this number is entirely fabricated.)

Trying to lose weight sucks for two reasons:

  • You don’t get to eat food that’s full of empty calories and, face it, that’s most stuff that tastes good, like cookies, ice cream, and apricot pies.
  • You don’t actually lose weight.

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Ode to tiny flowers

Tiny flowers, especially ones growing all on their own, don’t get nearly as much credit as they deserve. Everyone talks about big flowers like roses and daffodils and lilies, but hardly anyone talks about daisies and… See, I don’t even know the names of other tiny flowers.

Someone should do something about that, so today I’m devoting a whole post to tiny flowers.

I walked outside with my camera to see what tiny flowers I could find. Once you start looking for them it’s amazing how many you see. They grow in the cracks in the pavement, in a fields full of hard stalks of grass, and in wasteland that used to be something and now isn’t.

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