On The Shortness of Life by Seneca The original book was written about 2000 years ago (49-50 AD). The one I purchased is paperback copy, has 41 pages and was translated/published in 2017 by John W. Basore. Considering the book was written in a different era, where people were technologically and culturally significantly different from us today, it is still interesting to observe how alike we are in reality. Human nature has hardly changed in the last 2000 years. As the title suggests the main subject of the book is precious time and how under appreciated it really is, until of course it is too late. People were and still are striving for things that society values regardless of their desires and what would truly make their lives more enjoyable. In other words they are preoccupied with everything but living, until they realize the end is near and would give everything to have all the wasted time back. On another note, if it wasn't for a huge font size this would have been a booklet rather than a book which, should be noted, has numerous typographical errors. Overall I liked it and it was a very interesting read because I could relate to a lot of things that were discussed. I completely agree with the author's message and give it 5 of 5 stars. #boo#boo#booksam #book #books #bookshelf #bookquotes #bookshelves #bookclub #bookworm #bookish #bookobsessed #bookcommunity #bookaholic #bookphotography #bookaddict #boo#booklove> #bookstagrammer #booklove #booklovers #his#historybook> #historybook #seneca #philosophy #illiterateguy #ama#ama#amazonbook> #amazonbook #amazon
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I love these editions of Robert K. Massie’s Romanov books. I read the first one which dealt with the Nicholas and Alexandra (the last Tsar and his wife) and loved it. I want to collect the whole series and read them all. . #robertkmassie #romanov #romanovs #catherinethegreat #beautifulbooks #russianhistory #biography #nonfiction #fiction #bookish #booknerd #history #historybooks
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GIDEON was the old Testament hero who save Israel against Superior Enemy forces because he had better intelligence. At impressive 700 pages i thought it would take me 3 weeks to read it but in my winter vacations i did it in one week i couldn't put it Down. #nonfictionbooks #spies #mossad #vacationread #🇮🇱 #gideons #history #historybooks #historyofwar
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I’ve been doing a decent amount of reading over Spring Break. I finished Speahead by @adammakos and am now reading The Polar Bear Expedition by James Nelson. What have you been reading? ~G . . . #fromourbookshelf #bookshelf #bookshelfie #shelfie #bookshelfdecor #bookobsessed #bookcollector #bookhoarder #booksbooksbooks #bookishlove #bookstack #bookdragon #historybooks #nonfiction #nonfictionbooks #nonfictionnerd #wor#worldwari> #wwi#wwi> #wwi #worldwari #spearhead #thepolarbearexpedition
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My favourite thing about starting a new book is choosing the bookmark. I know this is a London history, but my Bodleian bookmark works so well with this fantastic cover, reminiscent of the good old days in book publishing. I bought this bookmark for my mum when I was away in Oxford doing research for my undergraduate dissertation #bodleianlibrary #oxford #oxforduniversity #his#history #newbooks #bookcover #gothic #history #historybooks #london #londonhistory #londonatnight #bookmark #leatherbookmark
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In need of some Southwest inspiration? We've got you covered! Find this display at #TatteredColfax near the Travel section. 🏜️🌇 #southwest #travelbooks #historybooks #fictionbooks
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I swear, I have been reading books I've enjoyed; I'm just trying to catch up on reviews! Courtesans is 5 mini biographies of famous courtesans of the 17th and 18th centuries. . I expected a lot more from this book than I got. I expected a look at the social history of courtesans and prostitution, but instead it's a random mishmash of biographies. Most are dull, seemingly nothing more than extended shopping lists of everything these women bought. It does pick up with the last two biographies, probably because there are more records left to tell us about the women involved. Either way, it's proof that a pretty cover and a good blurb don't mean it's a great book. 3 🌟 . • day 20 of #grimdragon - it's a trap! . //#bookstagram #bookporn #book #bookworm #instabook #reading #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #igreads #booktag #bookish #booklover #bookaddict #sobookinggood #bookphotography #bookgo #courtesans #history #nonfiction #historybooks #raireviews #bookreview #reviews//
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