Phone Booth Books
When the village of Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset lost its phone box and mobile library in quick succession one of the villagers thought to petition the council to purchase a phone booth from British Telecom – it cost them a pound – to use as a library. Lenders stock the kiosk, which can hold around 100 books, with reads they have read and swop them for those they have not.
Mining for books
The book mine is a real book shop which specialises in old and rare books. Over the years they have had some interesting conversations. They are posted on bookmine.com.
– I never knew there was a libary (sic) here.
– There isn't.
– What is it?
– It's called a book store.
– What's the difference?
– I guess there isn't any.
– I didn't think so.
– Hello, is this the Bookmine?
– Do you want to buy a piano?
– Do you know anybody who will?
– I am looking for a certain autobiography, but I don't know who the author is. Can you help me?
– Hello, do you sell adult books?
– No, books with no pictures.
– Yes, we have a few of those.
– How much are they?
8 Reasons to juggle
Scot Nery is a professional juggler who entertains and inspires others to start juggling. He believes normal people should juggle because:
1. Juggling can slow the inevitable deterioiration of your brain as you age.
2. Juggling is the perfect light exercise to counter the effects of hunching over your computer. To juggle you must stand up straight.
3. Juggling helps you destress.
4. Juggling improves your focus through regular practice and a built-in rewards system.
5. Juggling helps your hand-eye coordination
6. Jugglers are entertaining people
7. Juggling involves problem solving, posture, hand and arm movement as well as balance, so if you learn juggling, you can learn anything.
8. Juggling is a kind of active meditation. Nery says that we should accept the fact that we have arms and legs and that they can do more than keep you from rolling down hills.
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Phone Booth Books