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My friend Monica Bhide’s novel, Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken, launches today. She’s doing a sweet giveaway to celebrate the launch, which includes… 442 more words

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Can we say Virginia Woolf was vain?

I’ve just come out of a steaming hot shower. The glass doors in my bedroom are still steaming and misted over, so you know how keen I was to get to my laptop to get this one out. 906 more words

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International Literacy Day

I admit I am a bibliophile .

I  thrive on being a life-long learner.

For me, there is a thrill in deciding to learn something totally new. 163 more words

Living Life In Crescendo

Le Petit Prince: The Greatest Tale of Humanity and Love?

Have you ever had a book whisper to you? A whisper that cannot be heard, but felt like misty hands delicately touching you in ghostly, forgotten places that you’ve learnt to keep dark and cold. 560 more words

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Reflections on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Artwork by gattadonna on DeviantArt (above) and Luis Prado cover art below.

The Gothic novel was created for a specific purpose: to enchant and horrify through its mysteries and monsters. 470 more words

Contemplating Reading, Writing And The Imagination

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (1958)

“Never love a wild thing…If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”

When you say ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s ‘the mind stirs with a rush of images featuring Audrey Hepburn’s charm, George Peppard’s nonchalant coolness, and the frivolity of the 1960’s social scene in New York. 287 more words

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The Outsider by Albert Camus (1942)

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What if you felt like a stranger among society? What if you felt like a stranger in your own skin? 243 more words

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