Review: Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by Alberto Manguel

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Packing My Library Author: Alberto Manguel Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Yale University Press Release Date: March 19, 2018 Pages: 160 A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries..... Alberto Manguel’s  is a delightfully serendipitous journey for the bibliophiles. The real story, dismantling his library of thirty-five...

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Review: How English Became English by Simon Horobin

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: How English Became English Author: Simon Horobin Genre: English language Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: January 28, 2016 Pages: 192 The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language...

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Review: Everyday Watercolor by Jenna Rainey

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Non-fiction, Self-help | 0 comments

Title: Everyday Watercolor Author: Jenna Rainey Genre: ART Release Date: 2017 Pages: 224 A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. If you have access to the internet and You Tube videos, there is no dearth of water colour painting tutorials. Even if you want to buy a book on how to paint...

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Review: How to Write a Simple Book Review by Allyson R. Abbott

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Book Review | 0 comments

Title: How to Write a Simple Book Review Author: Allyson R. Abbott Publisher: CreateSpace Release Date: October 4, 2015 Pages: 102 This is a book for aspiring book reviewers who read their books on a Kindle and are prompted to write a review only because a review page popped up. Admittedly and understandably, Allyson Abbott is so desperate to make her readers graduate into reviewers, that even a very short review won’t discourage her....

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Review: Statin Nation by Justin Smith

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Health and Well-Being | 0 comments

Title: Statin Nation Author: Justin Smith Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Health is an industry and pharmaceutical companies run a highly profitable business. That profit depends on what Justin Smith, the writer of  calls ‘disease mongering’ — keeping individuals in a state of anxiety about their future ill-health and exploiting their fear of death. Going through this book will make the readers think twice before taking...

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