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April Smith
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I find it funny because I can tell I go through different stages - some stages I am VERY much a faster reader on my iPad or nook and other times when I can tell I'm slowing down a bit I switch to physical books and my reading speed picks back up again, and back and forth. Isn't that weird? But I've definitely found that to be the case with me.. maybe because once I'm doing one thing for so long it's no longer "novel" (haha pun intended) and then when I switch it feels "new" again. That's the only thing I've been able to figure out!

April @ <a href="http://www.myshelfconfessions.com">My Shelf Confessions</a>

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LOL
Ach deshalb hat Bezos die Washington Post gekauft!
(Q: http://allthingsd.com/20130807/post-bezos-comic/)
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Be sure and stop by My Shelf Confessions for all the fun challenges & prizes for our Vamps vs Zombies month ! Which team are you? #TeamVampire or #TeamZombie ? http://www.myshelfconfessions.com/vampires-vs-zombies/
an amazing read for #Vampires   vs. #Zombies  over at +April Smith My Shelf Confessions and +Tabitha J ... check out the kick ass month going on! We are having a ball! GO #TEAMVAMPIRE  

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This is just cool :D aaaaand I promise I'll stop sharing today LOL been awhile since I've played around on G+ haha
The century-old Edison-Puton Monowheel ... GizMag - "... The 1910 Edison-Puton Monowheel on show at Cholmondeley has the frame, rider and a 150cc De Dion engine enclosed by the wheel. A look back through history shows that at least 40 major monowheel projects have been undertaken between 1867 and now, and though many have displayed sheer engineering genius in order to bring them into vague usefulness, very few have seen service as genuine transport enablers. ..." more: http://www.gizmag.com/edison-puton-monowheel-cholmondeley/22767/
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Wow, I've never heard of this before.. and so cool you can walk around them unfettered! 
Avebury Ring ... PicturesOfEngland - "This is the largest and one of the most spectacular stone circles in the world, it certainly eclipses Stonehenge, for not only is it older, but you are able to wander around the stones unhindered by protective ropes as is the case at Stonehenge. Thus the visitor can delight in giving themselves up to the mystery and atmosphere of the site, enjoying to the full unhewn stones in attractive natural shapes, hauled thousands of years ago from the Marlborough Downs. For years the history of the stones has remained a mystery, Archaeologists have pondered at the purpose of the stones, and perhaps all of this is part of their appeal. ..." more: http://su.pr/1nBqoh
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I'm so fascinated by the Incan, Mayan, and Aztec people...as well as the Egyptians. But so cool that the stuff they built - things we have trouble building with modern day equipment - like the pyramids of Egypt or the temples in South America, continues to last. Kind of sad this is the last handwoven bridge though, I hope we're able to preserve it..
The Last Handwoven Bridge ... Atlas Obscura - "... this is the only remaining example of the Incan handwoven bridges once common in the Incan road system. Made of woven grass, the bridge spans 118 feet and hangs 220 feet above the canyon's rushing river. The Incan women braided small, thin ropes, which were then braided again by the men into large support cables, much like a modern steel suspension bridge. Handwoven bridges lasted as long as 500 years and were held in very high regard by the Inca. The punishment for tampering with such a bridge was death. Over time, however, the bridges decayed, or were removed, leaving this single testament to Incan engineering. This ... bridge was repaired in 2003 ... and is now in extremely good condition. ..." more: http://atlasobscura.com/place/last-handwoven-bridge
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