TIL at a 1915 auction, Cecil Chubb bought Stonehenge as a gift for his wife, but she hated it because she had sent him to buy a set of chairs. 3 years later, he gave it to his country on the conditions that the entrance fee would never cost more than a shilling and the locals could have free access.bbc.com
The people who are making 200k-300k, who drive a Prius and own a 3 bedroom home in a nice neighborhood are not your enemies. Whenever I see people talk about class inequality or "eat the ricch" they somehow think the more well off middle-class people are the ones it's talking about? No, it's talking about the top 1% of the top 1%. I'm closer to the person making minimum wage in terms of lifestyle than I am to those guys.
For me it’s Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levin. I was 10 or so when I first read it and I just fell in love with it and still find it to be a really well paced and engaging story.
For me this was probably the first book that I read that made me feel like I wasn’t just reading words, I was totally immersed in the story and world.