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TOP 5 BOOKISH PROBLEMS

These are 5 of the worst bookish problems that I face quuuuuite often: New books vs Second-Hand Books: While I love the smell of new books, I’m an absolute sucker for a bargain! I could easily get a number of sought-after second-hand books at the cost of one new book. While some dread the idea… Continue reading TOP 5 BOOKISH PROBLEMS

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Book Review, Contemporary, Fiction

Review: Autumn by Ali Smith [Penguin Random House]

“That’s the thing about things. They fall apart, always have, always will, it’s in their nature.” Autumn was my first novel by well-renowned Man Booker-shortlisted Scottish author Ali Smith. It is also the first of a quartet of seasonally-titled novels. Ali Smith’s Autumn is the story of Elisabeth Demand and a man named Daniel Gluck,… Continue reading Review: Autumn by Ali Smith [Penguin Random House]

Book Review, Non-Fiction, Personal Development

Review: Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak.” – Stephen R. Covey Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People presents readers with a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. In doing so, Covey… Continue reading Review: Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change

Book Review, Contemporary, Fiction

Review: Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner

“When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.” – Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner is Khaled Hosseini’s first novel.… Continue reading Review: Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner

Book Review, Culture, Non-Fiction

Review: Malcolm Gladwell – Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

“The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding.” – Malcolm Gladwell This book is Malcolm Gladwell’s second masterpiece. It focuses on snap judgements, particularly how some people are able to make quick decisions that save money and people’s lives, as well as present potential soulmates. In Blink, Gladwell also discusses how… Continue reading Review: Malcolm Gladwell – Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking