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Category "Literature"

The benefits of joining an online book club

The benefits of joining an online book club

Online book clubs are becoming more and more popular. Different types of online book clubs from literary to mystery can be found to suit every reader's need. This article details out the benefits of joining an online book club.
A review of "The Truth about Forever" by Sarah Dessen

A review of "The Truth about Forever" by Sarah Dessen

"The Truth about Forever" is a contemporary novel written by the American author Sarah Dessen. It's subject matter appeals to the "young adult" market . It was published in hardback format in 2004 and in paperback in 2006. The book has received many favourable reviews. The general outline of the story told and its complex themes are reflected upon in this article.
A guide to learning Chinese in China

A guide to learning Chinese in China

One language that is becoming increasingly popular to study is Mandarin or Chinese. While it is, of course, perfectly feasible to get some Chinese training at home, if you want to become truly proficient at speaking the language, the best option will be to study in China itself. Nonetheless, before making this decision, it is important to note there will be a few points to consider. Here is a brief guide.
Book review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

"Speak," by Laurie Halse Anderson, was written in 1999 and made into a film of the same name in 2004. It follows protagonist Melinda Sordino, a high-school student who, ostracised by her peers, becomes a selective mute. Over the course of the plot, it becomes apparent that something pretty nasty has happened to Melinda, something of which her classmates have no idea. The review below details out the good and bad points of the novel.
All about: Left behind book series

All about: Left behind book series

The Left Behind book series is inspired by evangelical Christianity's belief in the tribulation and the rapture, and it deals with the coming and defeat of the Antichrist in the last days of Earth. It is centred on those left behind after the rapture. There are three sections: Before they were Left Behind, Left Behind and Kingdom Come.
A guide to GMAT books

A guide to GMAT books

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-based test that tests the applicants across mathematics and English to help them apply for business degree courses. Close to 2,000 universities in the world require GMAT score. As this test allows you to apply to top business schools such as Stanford University and Harvard Business School, you should take help of a strategy guide for GMAT test preparation.
Introducing The New Republic

Introducing The New Republic

From its inception in 1914, the New Republic magazine specialises in giving a detailed analysis of public affairs, art and culture. This American magazine is fast becoming a legend, producing stimulating content in areas pertinent to today’s readers.
The Great White Brotherhood: The facts

The Great White Brotherhood: The facts

The Great White Brotherhood is a teaching of Theosophy, a mystical movement movement that arose in the nineteenth century. It has nothing to do with racism, but denotes the assembly of the ascended masters, those spiritual beings who have attained enlightenment. Members of the brotherhood include great spiritual achievers of many faiths, who can influence humans for the good.
An introduction to Adventure Travel Magazine

An introduction to Adventure Travel Magazine

Adventure Travel Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine focusing on outdoor pursuits taking place in a whole host of worldwide destinations from Europe to Asia and South America. The following article provides an introduction to the magazine.
How to write a story

How to write a story

If you are learning how to write good novels, you need to read this article for some great tools and web resources. Even if you are writing for kids, you will still benefit. Get the details here.
A review of "Mindfulness In Plain English" by B.H. Gunaratana

A review of "Mindfulness In Plain English" by B.H. Gunaratana

Ber H. Gunaratana's meditation book is written in a simple way to allow readers interested in Eastern and Buddhist meditation, not only to understand the basics of Mindfulness, but to practice and live it in their daily life. This article reviews B.H. Gunaratana's Mindfulness In Plain English.
A biography of Peter Vardy (Philosophy Lecturer, Author)

A biography of Peter Vardy (Philosophy Lecturer, Author)

Peter Vardy is a British academic, specialising in the subject areas of theology and philosophy, who has published a range of texts dealing with the philosophy of religion. He is currently the Vice Principal of Heythrop College in London. Prior to his academic career, Vardy was a chartered accountant. Read this article to learn more about Peter Vardy.
A review of Adam Williams historical fiction books

A review of Adam Williams historical fiction books

While the world may be in continuous flux, one thing that never seems to change much, is basic human nature. Adam Williams' historical fiction books offer a perspective on what is happening today, in a way that should appeal to Eastern and Western readers alike. Williams, having lived and worked in China for most of his life, is certainly not lacking in direct knowledge of his subject. The article below is a review of his historical novels.
A history of Dr.Who books

A history of Dr.Who books

This article will be looking at a history of books based on the television series Dr Who, and will be providing you with information regarding the publishers, the types of stories that are included with the books and the years in which the books were published.
Suggestions for great book club books

Suggestions for great book club books

With hundreds of thousands of new books released every year and an infinite number of classic novels to catch up on, choosing a selection of books for a reading group can be a challenging task. Below are a few book club suggestions to make the search a little simpler.