Norse Myths – Kevin Crossley-Holland

Norse Myths

I’ve always found religion to be a deeply fascinating subject. Personally I consider myself an agnostic who leans towards atheism but I’m well aware that there’s as much proof for god existing as there is for Him/Her/It/Them not existing. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Musui’s Story: Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai – Katsu Kokichi

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The samurai were a class of military nobility found in Japan who, for over 700 years, fought and served lords who ruled over the country. Despite making up only 10% of Japan’s population the samurai maintained order and are often … Continue reading

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Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig

Reasons to Stay Alive

Advancements in technology and medicine means that, when it comes to your physical health, there’s never been a better time to be alive. People living in the West don’t have to give a second thought to ailments that could easily … Continue reading

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Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

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“He broke my heart. You merely broke my life.” Lolita is a book that I’ve had on my reading list for years. It’s a modern classic and, just from from the few quotes I’d seen from the book, it was … Continue reading

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Alan Partridge: Nomad – Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan)

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Alan Partridge is back, and this time he’s documenting his epic journey that saw him traveling across (some parts of) Britain, and he’s keen to stress, it was not for charity. If you’re unfamiliar with Alan Partridge then the first … Continue reading

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Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers – Nick Offerman

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Gumption – Noun – Informal. Shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness. That’s right, another book by comedian/actor/writer/woodworker Nick Offerman. Perhaps, based on my review of his last book, you’re interested in reading his latest release but just need this esteemed … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday to Roald Dahl!

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September 13, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl. Dahl is arguably the most popular children’s author of all time. His most famous works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and Fantastic Mr. … Continue reading

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Digging up Mother: A Love Story – Doug Stanhope

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Casual comedy fans will be forgiven for not having heard of American comedian Doug Stanhope. This hard-drinking, hard-talking comedian has never had a hit TV series, doesn’t appear on panel shows, and would never get his material broadcast on the … Continue reading

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Check Out This Awesome DIY Book Staircase

If you consider yourself handy when it comes to home improvements then check out this fantastic staircase that has been repainted to turn the steps into a giant stack of books! Originally posted on Reddit, this awesome project was created … Continue reading

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Book Vending Machines Installed in Singapore

Heads up, bookworms! BooksActually, a local independent book store in Singapore, has begun installing book vending machines in high traffic spots. The first two vending machines are located at the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Visitor Centre on shopping … Continue reading

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