The Adventuresses’ Club, NYE in Prague, How Books Save Lives & More: Endnotes 27 December

The Adventuresses’ Club, NYE in Prague, How Books Save Lives & More: Endnotes 27 December

Thursday, 26 December, 2019

Every Friday, we celebrate the weekend — and all the reading and relaxing and daydreaming time ahead — with Melissa's favorite book- and travel-related links of the week. Why work when you can read fun stuff?!

This post is part of our Endnotes series.

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That magical view is New Year’s Eve in Prague with the historic Charles Bridge in the foreground and Prague Castle on the hill beyond. The bridge was built in 1357 by Charles IV, and according to legend, he included his interest in numerology in its construction. The building of the bridge started on July 9, 1357, at 5:31 a.m. — and that forms the numerical palindrome 1-3-5-7-9-7-5-3-1 (the year 1357, the 9th day of the 7th month at 5:31). On New Year’s Eve, we’ll be on our neighborhood bridge to watch the fireworks and ring in 2020. Happy New Year to you!

A new year of reading & travel is almost here! Do you have plans for 2020? Share in comments.

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