Crate of Curios part 59

And before I know it, it’s Sunday night again and time to compose another Crate. Luckily, due to my inherent digital magpie tendencies, there is no lack of material at hand, the difficulty lies in making the choice of material. Yet also this task seems to be getting easier with practice. Hence, let us proceed to opening this week’s Crate with no further ado.

  1. “I always wrote stories about things I knew, namely my life, my experience, the places and the people I met. Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop… Suddenly a splendid idea comes into my head”. – The modern murder mystery owes a great debt to Dame Agatha Christie, whose own life includes an episode of unsolved mystery as well.

2. What else do people who read Dostoyevsky read? This rather unusual map will tell you.

3. ‘Serenaded by birds’ sounds very romantic… unless the birds happen to be Australian magpies.

4. Why do they say “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth”? Here’s the answer.

5. Is it possible to practice open-mindedness? In one word – yes – and here are 5 ways how to do it.

6. And to finish off for today… let’s appreciate the new deities of the new era (by redpenblackpen)

And that’s it for this time. Happy reading and until next week!

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