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Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679406839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon - October 8th, 1991

Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. By recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.


Wisdom from Gift from the Sea [With Silver-Plated Charm] Cover Image
By Inc Peter Pauper Press (Created by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780880885430
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Published: Peter Pauper Press - December 1st, 2001

Our popular Charming Petites TM have eye-catching 4-color art and a wide array of subjects.


Beach Wisdom: Life Lessons from the Ocean Cover Image
$12.99
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ISBN: 9780740733109
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 2nd, 2003

The beach has the power to restore us to ourselves. A day spent watching the waves or a long walk along the water's edge can bring us back to our center and remind us of the wisdom that resides within us all the time.


A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780767905930
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Published: Crown - August 15th, 2000

The basis for the major motion picture of the same name. An entrancing memoir of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life.


A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom From an Unconventional Woman Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780767914758
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Published: Crown - April 5th, 2005

From the author of the bestselling A Year By the Sea, comes the inspiring story about how her and Joan Erikson's friendship pushed them to remember the importance of transformation and sustained them through their unique challenges.  


A Weekend to Change Your Life: Find Your Authentic Self After a Lifetime of Being All Things to All People Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780767920551
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Published: Harmony - April 10th, 2007

New York Times bestselling author Joan Anderson gives women practical advice and inspiration for building creative, independent, and fulfilling lives through discovering who they truly are and who they can be.


My Beautiful Broken Shell: Words of Hope to Refresh the Soul Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780736908702
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Published: Harvest House Publishers - March 15th, 2002

Already a bestseller with more than 100,000 copies sold, Adams' comforting words are now accompanied by D. Morgan's exquisite watercolors that summon the very sounds and scents of the ocean. Words of wisdom and peaceful images bring encouragement to those buffeted by life's storms.


Don'ts for Wives Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780713687903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: A&C Black Childrens & Educational - June 30th, 2009

Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after it was written.

The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries.


Don'ts For Husbands Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780713687910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: A&C Black Childrens & Educational - June 30th, 2009

Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives
are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black
in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of
entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100
years after they were written.


How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life Cover Image
$18.95
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ISBN: 9780525948230
Published: Dutton - June 3rd, 2004

A rare glimpse into the woman behind the mystique and the definitive guide to living genuinely with glamour and grace.

“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book and remembering—because you can’t take it all in at once.”—Audrey Hepburn


This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp


The Book of Useless Information Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780399532696
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Published: TarcherPerigee - June 27th, 2006

What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book...

 Did you know (or do you care)...


The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life (Garden & Gun Books #1) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062242389
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Published: Harper Wave - October 29th, 2013

Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South.


Seaside Cover Image
Not in stock.
ISBN: 9781589802858
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - June 1st, 2005

Tourists from every continent travel to Seaside to enjoy its beautiful beaches, award-winning architecture, diverse restaurants, and array of cultural and sports events. Designed by small-town planning pioneers Andr 1/2s Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Seaside boasts work from renowned architects such as Leon Krier and Walter Chatham.


Julia Reed's South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long Cover Image
By Julia Reed, Paul Costello (Photographs by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847848287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rizzoli - April 26th, 2016

No one embodies the rollicking spirit of great Southern party giving more than Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert.
 


Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insider's History of the Florida-Alabama Coast Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780820345314
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Published: University of Georgia Press - March 1st, 2013

The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera traces the development of the Florida-Alabama coast as a tourist destination from the late 1920s and early 1930s, when it was sparsely populated with "small fishing villages," through to the tragic and devastating BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010.


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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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