Every year I start a reading challenge and this year, I am progressing rather quickly, thanks to the Quarantine life! I think it's not just the fact that I've got loads of time in my hand, but also some amazing online resources that have helped me catch up with my goal. So, I thought of sharing a list of websites and applications that might encourage you to get into reading too (or listening to books, if that sounds more interesting to you).
I visit the Coventry Cathedral Ruins as often as I can. This isn’t due to a religious vow or for the spiritual fulfillment of my soul. Rather, it is to observe the grandeur of the rubble that remains majestic even with its crumbling walls.
I recently came across a Guardian article which said that Britain has closed almost 800 libraries in a decade and I was gutted. When I was growing up, I somehow found myself recognising that knowledge is sacred (to me). I crave to learn, to improve and become aware about my surroundings.
Ernest Hemingway is perhaps one of the most famous American writers of his time. Before becoming a writer, however, Hemingway was a journalist and a war correspondent (Meyers 1982:1). This essay will focus on the extent to which journalists and journalistic practice are important in Hemingway’s fictional work The Sun Also Rises (1926).
I came across Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada through my University reading list. It is a fictional novel that is inspired by true events. It has very often been compared to non-fiction books due to its closeness to the reality of Germany during Hitler’s regime. As it is inspired by real life events, the case itself seems to have been re-written based on the articles Fallada found in the newspaper at the time.