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Introducing Our Next Book: Duke by Sara Tilley

Open Book Art Collective is pleased to introduce our next book, Duke by Canada’s Sara Tilley.

Described as, “A dense and challenging but wonderfully rewarding—and technically impressive—novel”, Brett Josef Grubisic. 858 more words

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Madam Reads- The Knockoff; Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza

Its been a long time since I read a good fashion book, everything that comes from the genre is either trying to be Devil Wear Prada or worse. 613 more words

The Beat


‘You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough.’  Mae West

An obvious statement that holds so much weight! Every house hold needs a copy of this book! 172 more words


Skills That Stand the Test of Time

Or why I’m not caught up in 21st century skills hysteria.

I read Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris a few weeks back. 799 more words


Building the Japanese Bookshelf: Battle Royale

It’s often the case that novels that are controversial are also very good. A fantastic example of this is Houshun Takami’s Battle Royale. Released in 1999, the novel was widely criticised for its barbarity and the similarities that were drawn between Takami’s fictional state and Japan. 482 more words

Battle Royale


Guess what? I write poetry! I know, pretty crazy. So, yesterday I was upstairs in my bedroom reading a novel when I felt the Holy Spirit tug on my heart to put the book down for a second. 202 more words

The Bookshelf

Are English and Activism Incompatible?

Some of the values I learned as an English major pushed me into activism; others proved to be thorns in my side. Lovers of language and fighters for justice have a tricky balancing act to perform, whose results can be either rewarding or disastrous. 1,617 more words

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