Book reviews for scholastic growth; read material from the world's top educators with our collection of novels, memoirs, biographies, philosophical texts and textbooks.
Top 5 Books I’ve Read in the Last 365 Days
My reading list currently has over 60 entries. Which means two things. First, I’m a pretty organized reader. Second, the books I start reading better be good, or I’ll drop them and move on to the next one. I have no time to waste.
The Top 5 Profitable Side Income Sources
If you've been seeking a means to increase your income while maintaining a full-time job or pursuing other activities, this article will get you started.
Books I'm Glad They Made Me Read
Every student has mandatory reading. From elementary school through college, teachers assign novels that are (supposed to be) read by everyone and discussed as a group in class.
A Review of "Painted Cats"
The new book "Painted Cats" by Neal Litherland sees the return of Leo, the hard-boiled Maine Coon bruiser, searching the tough gritty streets of NYC for a mysteriously missing mama.
A Weapon Disguised in Poetry
Poetry to the Romantics was exploring the complexities of life, death, music, society, and everything else they found intriguing, only using the words and resources they had at the time. The Romantic would focus on lasting and temporary, searching for the sublime feeling of being small in a vast world. The Romantic era was a response to the Industrial Revolution and how that was affecting Nature and society. Nature and society are connected through poetry when they usually are separated into two different categories. Romantic Poetry was meant to take the reader into what the world should be or what it could become. Poetry sheds light on the aspects of life and Nature that make life worth living, while also criticizing the evilness of humans that corrupt the good.
A Good Woman is Hard to Find
In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, the grandmother is the second villain of the short story, being the sole reason her family dies horrific deaths. The obvious villain is the murderer, but the grandmother is a product of her old values and norms, causing a rift in her family. Eventually, her lies and manipulation get the whole family murdered. Her selfishness caused an already somewhat dysfunctional family to face the ultimate doom. The grandmother is disillusioned with her position in life. Her own family does not want to spend time with her, so she has to impose on them. Although the grandmother is the main character, her characterization and the plot’s driving made her the villain. As her old values made her do as she did, the old values and norms died. The other females in the book were way less represented, dying with her, as the old values dragged down the newer generations.
Booker Prize 2021 - Why you should read the Six Short-listed Books
What is the Booker Prize and how has it changed? The Booker Prize was inaugurated in 1969 and for many years was presented to the book from the UK, Ireland or the Commonwealth that was deemed best of the year. In recent years this has been expanded to include any novel written in English published in the UK and Ireland in the past year.
The Fifth Season Book Review
Where to even begin? I started this review many different ways, and none of them seemed to do The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin justice. How do I speak to something that is so far beyond my abilities as a writer? The world-building alone had me scraping my jaw off the floor from page one, not to mention the character development. That on its own is worthy of an essay on innovative thinking. Let's keep it simple, shall we?
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft-Book Review
King is known for writing magazines that reach a large audience, and his many anecdotes are fascinating. She works in the books most of the time, but also writes every day of the year, including Christmas, May 4, and her birthday.
The Oxford Illustrated History of Theater Book Review
The Oxford Illustrated History of Theater was a fascinating tale of the history of the world of theater. Spanning from the dawn of theater in greek society, to how theater changed in a modern age, the book leaves off in the early 2000s, saying what theater has become. Having a plethora of historians contribute to the book created a wide view point on the history of the theater, it’s creation, and it’s growth. Although occasionally biased the book does a good job of showing theater arts history. Main author and editor, historian John Russell Brown, brilliantly tied together the stories of the history of theater, providing a portal to the stages of our ancestors.
War and Peace Novel Review
An anonymous Birzhevy Vestnik reviewer, Nikolai Leskov wrote a few essays praising war and peace and called it "Russia's best historical novel" and "the pride of contemporary literature." Nikolai Strahov was the first critic in Russia to declare Tolstoy's novel as a masterpiece, a level previously unknown in Russian literature. In an 1880 article written by Ivan Turgenev in a letter to Edmond Abou, editor of the French newspaper Le Xixe Siecle, he described Tolstoy as "a famous Russian writer" and the book "one of the most remarkable books of our time".
The obstacle is the way-best book for skill development
What matters is not what the obstacle is, but how one perceives it and responds to it. With the right perspective, there is a curious way to reduce obstacles and difficulties with their size. Imagine that you and your best friend are trying to overcome obstacles, look at your skills and possessions, and forget your emotions.