Best Lines From My Favorite Books

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Kafka on the Shore

This is a story of boy who run away from home in search for his mother and sister and to escape his cold, controlling father. His adventure was both a tragedy and a victory. A great story showing how relationships intertwined with our destiny can make or break us.

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” – Haruki Murakami

Birdsong

The book gives us a good look about WWI. How soldiers go through trauma and affects their reality after war. The characters are complicated which is how the humans are.

“I know. I was there. I saw the great void in your soul, and you saw mine.” – Sebstian Faulks

The Fault in Our Stars

A love story turned into movie. The story is about finding love when you’re least expecting it. Love doesn’t respect time or even lifeline. When it comes, it strikes hard and nothing would stop it, even death. This was the case of Hazel Grace who is suffering from terminal thyroid cancer. She was almost giving up on life when she met Augustus Waters who turned her life around.

“There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” – John Green

Pride & Prejudice

The story teaches us some wisdom about love and marriage. Back in time, when marriages are based on status and wealth, it’s hard to distinguish whether you are marrying for love or money. It teaches to give second chances and a dashing outfit doesn’t mean he is good man to marry.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen

Matilda

I read this book when I was a kid. And I can relate how helpful to have a supporting teacher to guide you in school. And how cruel life can be for a growing child. Matilda’s parents are uninterested about her and busy with their sick little lives that they don’t notice Matilda’s unique abilities. Good thing she got Miss Honey. With her, she found a happy ending.

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” – Roald Dahl

Books About Blenders

Plug the blender, push the start button, wait for everything to fully mix, push the stop button, and pour the concoction into a glass. Cheers!

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Think you know all there is to know about blenders?

Think again!

Here are some books about blenders to help you know more about them:

The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks – 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes By Tess Masters

Blending food is not just about mixing ingredients together and pouring the concoction into a glass afterwards. It’s about choosing the right ingredients to make a healthy dish or drink.

Renowned cook and blogger Tess Masters, or The Blender Girl, shares easy recipes that anyone can make using a blender like those found in JuicerKings. This debut cookbook of hers offers 100 recipes, all of which are organic and gluten-free. Be it smoothies, soups, or spreads, you can always look up recipes that are not just healthy, but also delicious.

The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 101 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! By Cherie Calborn

Who doesn’t love smoothies? They’re creamy, delicious, and refreshing – even perfect for hot summer days! But did you know that smoothies can be made healthier than usual?

Cherie Calborn shares various recipes for smoothies, along with guides for examining the contents found in a drink and techniques when it comes to selecting the right kind of fruits and vegetables to put together. It also includes preparation tips, in order for one to know how it really goes and means to live healthily.

Blender Baby Food By Nicole Young

If you have a baby and you’re mostly worried about what he/she eats or drinks on a daily basis, why not make his/her food at home with a blender?

Blender Baby Food by Nicole Young is a mother’s dream guide to making baby food in the healthiest way possible. Aside from that, the easy recipes included in this book are arranged in four categories: Six months and older, eight months and older, nine months and older, and twelve months and order – all of which corresponds to your baby’s needs.

Indeed, there is so much more to learn about blenders. Even more so, there’s so much more to learn about the world of healthy living – which includes choosing the right ingredients to make a healthy dish or drink and even using a blender properly.

Have you ever read these books? Do you know any other books about blenders? Share them with us on the comments section below!

Making Your Own Wooden Bookstand

 

Book lovers should know this feeling – all too well. Having finished reading a book and letting everyone you know how much you loved it. However, you don’t have a bookshelf or a bookstand for it to be displayed on just yet.

So, how about making your own wooden bookstand for your favorite book to be displayed on?

Great idea!

To start off, here are some tips for you:

  • Gather the materials first. Every woodworking project needs to have the right kind of materials. Say, you’re making an oak wood bookstand. Oak wood is known for being sturdy, as well as lovely – especially if crafted with finesse and polished with shellac. You need to have the following: two oak plywood and brass hinges (depending on how long your bookstand is), pencil and paper, shellac and sandpaper, saw (recommended: band saw), drill (recommended: power drill), and stationary router (with a table and a 3/8 radius roundover).
  • Make an outline. In order for you to perfectly capture the right shape of a bookstand, you need to make an outline. Print it out (you can easily download outlines of woodworking projects over the internet), cut the printed outline with scissors, and trace the cut outline onto the oak plywood twice after with a pencil.
  • Cut the oak plywood. Carefully put the oak plywood onto the band saw. Don’t cut on the outlines themselves, though. This is for using the sandpaper later on when polishing the finished wood project. Just cut these out, still according to the outlines, but a few centimeters away from these. Be sure to have relief cuts, instead of forcing sharp cuts. Else, your saw blade will break.

Planning to be more creative with your bookstand? Here’s how to find your new mitre saw.

  • Rub the cut oak plywood pieces. It’s time for you to use the sandpaper! Smooth out every edge and every curve the cut oak plywood pieces have with sandpaper. Be sure to only smooth these out until the where the outlines were traces. Else, having the pieces cut a few centimeters away from the outlines will be for nothing.
  • Round the cut oak plywood pieces. This is where the stationary router comes in. After smoothing every edge and every curve of the cut oak plywood pieces, use the stationary router to cut out round edges by the curved parts of the pieces. And that’s it! You’re now a step closer to making your own wooden bookstand.
  • Rub the cut oak plywood pieces. This time, use the sandpaper to smooth out the cut round edges on the curved parts of the pieces. Just rub slowly and like you’re just massaging the oak plywood pieces. This is for you to avoid rubbing it too much and make the pieces smaller than necessary.
  • Hinge time. This is where the power drill and brass hinges do their jobs. You can choose which positions the hinges will be placed, so long as it will be placed at the longer sides (both sides) of the oak plywood pieces. Mark the hinge positions first with a pencil, drill those holes in, and attach the hinges, and drill the screws in.
  • Shellac time. You’re almost finished! All you need to do is apply shellac on your finished wood project, let it dry, rub it with sandpaper, apply shellac again, and repeat until you are satisfied with your wooden bookstand’s shiny coating.

And there you have it, your own wooden bookstand!

Looking to have another wooden bookstand project? Try making a Jeffersonian bookstand!