xigxag: cheaper audiobooks

Enjoy books more efficiently with controls and features designed specifically for audiobooks. Listen at your own pace with no commitments. No monthly pressure to pay when you can’t listen… More here. Let’s be honest, Audible is very expensive and Amazon has somewhat of a stranglehold on the industry. The catalogue may not be huge here, […]

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Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

From legendary classics to anonymous objects that are indispensable in homes and offices, this one-of-a-kind collection of original patent documents celebrates the creative genius of designers, inventors, creators, innovators, and dreamers the world over. The range is phenomenal: patents by Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Ettore Sottsass, Raymond Loewy, and George Nelson sit alongside […]

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Damien Boyd / DI Nick Dixon

Rock climbers can’t afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon’s former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell. The more Dixon learns about Jake’s life, […]

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Saving money…

I have decided that I don’t need a new watch and I refuse to pay an overinflated price just because a product is ‘limited edition’. And so it makes sense to buy a watch book instead which would not be inflated to a ridiculous degree. The Daytona Perpetual Special 999 Edition book looks nice and […]

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In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, […]

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Retro Watches

Another Christmas present, this time from Joanne, was the Retro Watches: The Modern Collector’s Guide book. It is under £15 to purchase, which is a crazy price considering the quality of the book materials and the content, and it really is an eye-opener as well. The book highlights some incredible watch designs, almost all from […]

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Staff cried and expressed dismay with the publishing giant’s decision to publish

Several Penguin Random House Canada employees confronted management about the company’s decision to publish a new book by controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson at an emotional town hall Monday, and dozens more have filed anonymous complaints, according to four workers who spoke to VICE World News… More here. One step away from book burning if […]

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29 hours of Obama

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency – […]

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