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  • Claire Amy Handscombe
    Published about 11 hours ago
    31 Books I Highly Recommend

    31 Books I Highly Recommend

    I started reading seriously again a decade or so ago. Here are some of the books I’ve most enjoyed over that time, in case you’re cooped up at home and need some recommendations that aren’t just the Hot New Thing.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about 16 hours ago
    My Top 10 Most Dramatic Novels of All Time

    My Top 10 Most Dramatic Novels of All Time

    Dramatic novels are always the best, I think. I love the mix of emotion alongside these wrenching stories of survival, love and death. It's a brilliantly gushing way to use your reading time. There are many, many dramatic books out there, but I really wanted to go through my top ten most amazing of all of them...
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about 16 hours ago
    20 Books of 2020 (Pt.13)

    20 Books of 2020 (Pt.13)

    I think I've identified the kind of literature I'm reading more and that's Golden Age British Crime Fiction. However, I'm still concentrating on keeping myself attached to reality by reading nonfiction. Unfortunately enough, I haven't really had the taste for fantasy or YA recently as I normally would - which is bothering me. I don't want to think I have grown out of it because they are some of my favourites. However, I won't read something I'm not in the mood to read. I only ever read this much for entertainment.
  • Claire Amy Handscombe
    Published a day ago
    Books for When Anxiety Makes It Hard to Concentrate

    Books for When Anxiety Makes It Hard to Concentrate

    Books can make for a wonderful escape in anxious times — but sometimes, in those times, it’s hard to concentrate for long, especially when we first pick up a book. That’s when a particular type of read can come in really handy: the book that comes in short chunks. Maybe it’s in the form of a diary, or letters, or maybe the chapters are really short. We can pick it up, even if we don’t feel like it, and force ourselves to read a page or two. And then, out of nowhere the magic happens: a really good book will lure us in with short chapters but then keep our attention and draw us in so that we keep turning pages and forget to check our phones.
  • Tom Baker
    Published 5 days ago
    The M... PUNISHED.

    The M... PUNISHED.

    An adventure happened under the Regency in Paris, extraordinary enough to still be told with interest today; it offers on the one hand a secret debauchery, and on the other hand, three dreadful murders, the author of which was never discovered. And, as to your conjectures before we begin, as to what caused the catastrophe, and whether or not it was deserved, we can hope to elucidate; perhaps then it will disturb our readers less.
  • Sam Fickling
    Published 5 days ago
    American Psycho
  • Adam Skali
    Published 6 days ago
    Fiction, a tool for personal growth

    Fiction, a tool for personal growth

    Since I was a child most of my free time was spent reading fiction. At least until 2 years ago when I found what I wanted to do and noticed that I wouldn’t have enough time to accomplish it unless I cut on fiction
  • Sam Fickling
    Published 6 days ago
    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    I can gladly say that The Catcher in the Rye was an important book for me at high school. It still is, though not in the same way that it used to be. I read it multiple times when I was younger, never failing each time to get drawn into the enthralling story of one Holden Caulfield, the lead character. I used to identify with him a lot more than I do now, probably because I'm currently learning how to live like a mature adult. This is something Caulfield never deals with, and I can understand why many readers would find such immaturity irritating. He never fully matures as a person. But in the context of the plot of Catcher, this side of his personality should make perfect sense to those who went through similar experiences when they were teenagers, and many teenagers are most likely going through them right now.
  • Thao Thao Tran
    Published 7 days ago
    Le rose di Atacama - BEAUTIFUL FROM THE NORMAL THINGS

    Le rose di Atacama - BEAUTIFUL FROM THE NORMAL THINGS

    The life of a guy who used to be an electrician apprentice fell into the abyss of silence due to the torture from dictators who deprived him of the ability to speak up and deprived of his identity. his real because he could not say his real name, in his voice to the old teammates who only know his operating aliases. Time seems to have died on the bodies of two women, a brunette and a blonde, at night they were dragged out of the house, after the first shivers, and deep in their bodies. blood sheaths, "rock punches", "boot marks" and even "electrical picana marks" an unyielding unwavering will that implicitly won the victory: "They didn't subdue you.". There are many more people in this book that have buried their own wars, in small or vast lands, at completely different times. They have voiced their love for peace and justice in their own lives, the price to pay is sometimes death, and scarier than death is nameless and forgotten. People only remember the names of the countless battles that took place while the names of those who have been trampled by evil gradually fade away as if they never existed in the world. Is our memory complicity with a crime? Joseph Goebbels - one of those who advocated the extermination of Jews during World War II (is it a crime to remember the names of those who oppose humanity instead of the names of the victims?) - asserts: A death is a scandal, thousands of deaths are a statistic.
  • Thao Thao Tran
    Published 8 days ago
    A Review about Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

    A Review about Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

    Reading the title "Kane and Abel" feels like two destiny and there will be a clash of two opposing fates. However, both Kane and Abel have strange similarities and understand each other! :)) - my view of the title
  • Thao Thao Tran
    Published 8 days ago
    I used to be self-deprecating with my reading habits

    I used to be self-deprecating with my reading habits

    What are your feelings when reading the Alchemist? When I hadn't read this book, I asked my friend to let me review. She simply said that a young person struggles a lot to achieve his dream, but there are no other special feelings. And the quote is so popular from the story we meet forever, so much so that I thought it would be a "logo" for the book, is "when you yearn for something, the whole universe will join forces to help you." get there ”. I am not impressed with this review and the quote is repeated many times. It wasn't until last year that I read this book, because it's thin and because I'm stressed by work, I just want to read something fast. I've read it startled because this volume is "too" and "heavy". I cried numb for it.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 9 days ago
    20 Books of 2020 (Pt.11)

    20 Books of 2020 (Pt.11)

    I cannot believe we are on Part 11 already. Check out my page if you'd like to see what else I've been reading in Parts 1-10. I enjoy reading as more of an extreme sport, as some like to put it, than anything else and with this COVID-19 stuff still knocking everyone about, I have been inside more often than normal (which is difficult to achieve because I'm naturally always inside, I hate the outdoors). When it comes to reading, I have been told by others that they are jealous of my speed. My response to this is naturally that I don't count speed as a factor when it comes to reading. As long as you are reading for enjoyment, it doesn't matter whether a book takes you two hours or two years - as long as you enjoyed it, that's what counts. It doesn't matter what you read, how much you read or how many books you can fit in. The point is, whatever and however you're reading - you should be enjoying yourself. If you're not enjoying yourself then there's really no point.