According to the New York Times, American adults watch five hours and four minutes of television per day. That’s THIRTY-FIVE hours a week, a whole working week purely watching television. I’m not saying you can’t learn anything from television, but holy fudge!! I enjoy the odd film, but staggered just how much people can imbibe. Trivial Pursuit’s Entertainment section is my black hole of Calcutta, a prison of nothingness! The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Peaky Blinders, Seinfeld, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Lost, 24, Law and Order, Dexter, ER, Grey’s Anatomy (jeez we’re going back!), Breaking Bad . . . you name a show over the last twenty years, and I probably didn’t see it!
For those that want a break from the talkies for a while, here’s a link of favourite resources I use to grab free books. Yup, free. Costs you nothing. Rub shoulders with Ernest Hemmingway, Tolstoy, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Socrates (not the Brazilian footballer, although he has a costly autoiography), Seneca, Marcus Aurelius . . . the collective knowledge, stories and lessons from the last two thousand years at your finger-tips!
If you can I would heartily endorse your local library, you can even borrow real life books from them - remember those papery things that you hold in your hand and turn pages and everything?! You can even borrow books online from libraries too. Admittedly, “hey kids, let’s check out what’s going on in the library!” isn’t a phrase you hear that often. Perhaps it just needs a bit of marketing.
If you want possession of an e-book for your very self because possession is everything, check out a few of the links below. Happy reading!
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