Since it first hit the main streets of the "Big Apple" on February 21, 1925, the New Yorker has wooed its readers with a potent mix of factual reportage, colourful commentary, biting criticism, enchanting essays, fascinating fiction, engaging satire and quirky cartoons. What is it about this New York magazine that makes a New Yorker subscription such a big deal.
This is a review of The Story of the World series, a five volume set of textbooks written at middle school reading level. The series cover all the major events in the history of western civilization, from the time when records began to the end of the 19th century.
Choosing books from the best-sellers lists are easy with our tips on where to look and how to find out more about them.
How many of those books on your shelf will you ever open again? Selling used books online can be a great way of clearing out, and making money at the same time. This piece is a guide to some of the best websites for selling your books online.
In today’s world, the area of counseling and psychotherapy is becoming more and more popular. With this in mind, self-help guides are being published by dozens. While there are many areas where people are looking for guidance, one of the more common involves the want for love. A book which has become a best-seller is Getting the Love You Want, A Guide For Couples by Harville Hendrix. Here follows a brief review of this book.
First published in Danish in 1837, 'The Emperor's New Clothes' - a strongly moral fable - is a children's story by Hans Christian Anderson. From its beginnings as a tale published alongside 'The Little Mermaid', the story has become something of a global archetype, cautioning against the dangers of not thinking for oneself.
Christian Bible studies involve taking an informed, scholarly approach to the Bible free of misconceptions. They involve examining the language, structure and history of the text, and also the history of the times in which the Bible was written. There are several books, for example commentaries, and online Bible study guides to help Bible students.
The phrase 'Et tu, Brute?' was immortalised in the William Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar. Literally translated as 'and you Brutus?', or 'even you, Brutus?', the words are often used to refer to betrayal. The phrase stems from ancient Roman times, and the events surrounding the betrayal and ultimate murder of Julius Caesar at the hands of his senators. Find more about the story behind.
This is a brief review of Office Space. The plot and uses of satire shall be discussed. This film has been cited by Ricky Gervais as one of his inspirations for his hit television series The Office.
This collection of twenty hardback books by the best-selling children's author Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to readers across the world as Dr. Seuss, is a chance to introduce favourite comic tales like "the cat in the hat" to young children, and for older readers to discover new characters such as the charming "Sneetches", whom they might not know. This article reviews The Dr Seuss Collection.
The Holy Bible: New Living Translation (NLT) is a modern translation of the Bible, converting its naturally archaic language into anachronistic paraphrases in order to make it more accessible to modern lay readers. The NLT Study Bible uses the 2007 edition of the NLT to accumulate a study guide of footnotes and insights designed to elucidate the meanings of Bible passages. But can one really study a paraphrased translation?
Although they are not as perfect as professional translations, online web translation sites are a great way to read Swedish newspapers, and to communicate with friends who write in Swedish. Google Translate will let you enter text or a URL web address so that you can read online documents, or translate your own words. Yahoo also has an online language converter and a Chinese translator.
Holocaust is considered to be the lowest point humankind has ever resorted to amidst being the greatest example of extreme anti-Semitism (prejudice and hatred against Jews), where six million Jews were systematically persecuted by the Nazi Germans (with Hitler as the leader). Many holocaust articles and books have been written during and after World War Two. Here's a list of the highly read books on the holocaust.
Put magic, adventure, fantasy and science fiction in the mix and you've got a list of good books for teens.This article serves as a guide to the top five books for teens.
When writing character sketches, you are introducing your reader to someone. You want your reader to be able to have a strong mental image of the person you are describing, to know the person's characteristics, to understand how they talk and what their value system is. This article looks at how to write a character sketch.