At Amazon, the Book Buys You

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OK, that’s not entirely accurate. Or remotely accurate, but I couldn’t resist the joke.

Normally, about now I’d be telling you about a book you can buy from Amazon, but today I figured I’d flip that. I don’t know if you know, but Amazon will buy your books as well. It’s like a big, natural circle of reading. Amazon pays for shipping, so it won’t cost you anything. Current best-sellers are probably your best bet, but at least that takes some of the guilt out of buying a full-priced new book.

And it’s not just for books, either. You can trade in movies, video games and other things, and get an Amazon gift card in exchange. When I logged in, it even told me what some things I’d bought from Amazon were worth, which is nice to know, not that I’m parting with my Zumba World Party, which is the most fun game ever, but I digress.

So you can use books to feed your reading habit. It’s beautiful, in a way.

Anyway, thus concludes this public service announcement.

 

 

 

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Quote the 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said

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If your brain isn’t quite going yet today, you can always fill it up with smart things other people have said. It’s almost the same as thinking. Conversely, you can go with the 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said. Either way, it’s quick reading.


1001 Smartest Things Ever Said by Steven D. Price. Amazon for $6.15. In this witty collection you will find quotations grouped in categories that reflect the range of human existence, hopes, and achievement:

Life and Death (And Some of What Happens in Between)
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
—James Thurber

Love and Friendship
“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”
—Blaise Pascal

Success and Ways to Achieve It
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”—Sir Winston Churchill

The Life of the Mind
“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.”
—Jorge Luis Borges

Politics and Politicians, Government and Statesmen
“Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.”
—Benjamin Franklin

Proverbial Wisdom
“Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared is half the sorrow.”
—Swedish proverb