Another thing I love about the fall is the idea of curling up with a book as the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter. Not that I need a seasonal excuse – reading for me is a year-round occupation. 343 more words
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If you want to feel depressed about the state of our society, then read this book, because you will not be disappointed. A blend of science, sex, cynicism and darkness, this critique of society is told by the means of using two half-brothers and their lives as examples. 567 more words
“Em criança, não podia suportar a degradação natural dos objectos, a sua fratura, a sua usura. Assim conservou durante anos, reparando-os indefinidamente, envolvendo-os em fita adesiva, os dois pedaços quebrados de uma pequena régua de plástico branca. 73 more words
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I realized that part of my life, probably the best part, was behind me.
So it goes, in the remaining Western social democracies, when you finish your studies, but most students don’t notice right away because they’re hypnotized by the desire for money or, if they’re more primitive, the desire for consumer goods (though these cases of acute product-addiction are unusual; the mature, thoughtful majority develop a fascination with that ‘tireless Proteus’, money itself).