Seven Inspiring Home Libraries

Seven Inspiring Home Libraries

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Do your elaborate fantasies all center around the ornate home library you’ll someday build? Do you need some inspo? We’ve got your back, because we’ve been thinking about the same thing basically non-stop. It’s our only dream. Here are some good photos to get you hype. 1. Traditional Image via Trendir   Do you have a spiral staircase? Someone must. Take advantage by making your home library look like an Austin novel with wood paneling, bare windows, and some varyingly aesthetic antique furniture. Perfect for taking a turn about the room—or the stacks.     2. Modern Image via The …

These 5 Books Will Change Your Life in 2019

These 5 Books Will Change Your Life in 2019

Before the holiday, Bookstr had the pleasure of talking to Alec Penix, author of the faith based lifestyle book Seven Sundays. He told us all about his fitness journey and how faith helped him become his best self. Now, lucky for you, Alec has given us some amazing recommendations of books that he thinks can change your life in 2019! So sit back, and read all about how these books can help you improve your ambition, fitness, romantic life, mindfulness and finance.       Fitness: Make your body your temple this year! Seven Sundays by Alec Penix   Image Via Amazon   …

Quotes to Help You Kick Off 2019 With a Bang

Quotes to Help You Kick Off 2019 With a Bang

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The new year has begun and it’s time to take advantage of another fresh start. Hopefully these quotes will help you look ahead to new experiences and memories to come!     “Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” -Neil Gaiman     “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier.’” -Alfred Tennyson     “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” -Maya Angelou     “There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to …

10 Reading Resolutions for the New Year

10 Reading Resolutions for the New Year

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Everybody has that one friend who powers through seventy books in a year. Maybe you’ve got more than one friend who does this, and you’re the friend who doesn’t. Or maybe you are the friend who reads seventy books a year, driven by the knowledge that you—even you, of all people—will never be able to read them all. Reading goals depend on the person setting them, and no goal is better than any other. Most people want to read more, regardless of how much more actually is. Here’s the thing—you can read more and have a better time doing it. So here’s a list of New …