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Dec 30, 2019

As the year draws to a close, let's relax with heady thoughts about time and free will. This reading won't help you understand either, but it will definitely send you to sleep. And isn't that the point?

 

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Dec 23, 2019

Let's return to this holiday-themed book we started last year, and sink into the calming, if laughably classist, vision of a traditional Christmas in merry old England. Happy holidays to one and all!

 

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Dec 16, 2019

This evening, let go of stress and relax with this beloved philosophical work by Kahlil Gibran. What better time for his musings on kindness, gratitude, fellow-feeling and love? Enjoy.

 

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Dec 9, 2019

Relax to this work by Mary Somerville, the 19th century's "queen of science." An amazing book by an amazing woman that will...send you off to dreamland, frankly. Because, let's face it, chemistry described in long, discursive phrases is perfectly boring.

 

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Dec 2, 2019

Let's rest beneath the trees with one of the first environmentalists, John Muir. His relaxed rambles from Indiana to Florida contain quiet caves, leafy groves, and a rucksack full of rhapsodies about nature's beauties.

 

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