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“To that end, crafting the perfect proposal can be a daunting task. There are so many questions to ask yourself — Should it be private or in public? Do you want to be alone or surrounded by friends and family? Will you be at home or on vacation? — that you may feel a bit overwhelmed.
Not to worry, though. If your partner is a book-lover, I’ve got 10 perfect proposal ideas that are sure to win their heart. Some of them might take a little planning, but I’m sure you’ll get your happily ever after in the end.”
“Much of what you’ll encounter in business–and just plain old life–is confusing and challenging. And a great self-help book can give you invaluable insights on how to grow and move forward, especially when you’re struggling to find a mentor or are still building your support system.
That is, if you use it right.
Most people don’t.”
“For Totin, a bibliophile who ran a book review blog in France for three years, books that center Africans and people of the diaspora have always been an essential part of maintaining self-esteem. The only problem is that in Benin, a country roughly the size of Texas, there are only a few options for getting books. There are three main public libraries in Benin: a national library in the capital, Porto Novo, a library at the French Institute in Cotonou, and one at the U.S. Embassy. There are also a few small libraries run by nonprofits and foundations like the Fondation Zinsou scattered throughout the country and university libraries, which are not open to the public.”