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Personal narratives in the Trump era: Why personal essays matter more now than ever.

As a writer and editor of personal narratives, I’ve been having a bit of an existential crisis since the 2016 presidential election. I’ve been wondering if there’s space for the personal and internal in a world so politically fraught; with people having their rights stripped away in new and horrifying ways every day, what place do I have reflecting on the past traumas, joys, and humiliations of my own life? As an editor, I’ve been…

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What Does ‘Kafkaesque’ Really Mean? Like Seriously Really!

A recent news item in New York Times quoted Caitlan Coleman, a hostage released by the Taliban in Afghanistan, who described her time with the militants as “Kafkaesque”. I was were really happy by the news of her release, but my mind wandered off somewhere else when I read “Kafkaesque“. Many may not know what it means. For those who think they know what it means, you are probably mistaken! A recent, viral TED-Ed video…

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Letters From Egypt: Florence Nightingale on Women, Islam & Culture

At 29, already an outlier in being single and having claimed for herself erudition comparable to what the best formal education at the time offered men, Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820–13 August 1910) did something utterly radical for a woman in her era — in the cold months of 1849, she traveled to an overseas nation on another continent with a radically different culture, accompanied just by a middle-aged childless couple she had befriended in…

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Creating Time With Downloadable Audio Books

Are you wasting time commuting to and from work? Listening to music can be an escape but nowadays time is at a premium, so many people are choosing to use that valuable time for listening to audio books. Long commutes are an ideal time to listen to downloadable audio books particularly for busy people that don’t have the time to read books. Here is a list of some great opportunities to hear audio books: Commuting…

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The Science Fiction of Comic Books

The science fiction of comic books always fascinated the public. Where else could you read a 48-page comic book and find alternate universes or parallel universes? One could read a science fiction short story or a novel, but to see a visual representation of what the writer and artist rendition of alien life is truly a unique experience. The connection between you and the comic books version of alien life forms or parallel universes can…

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8 Things We Learned From The New Harry Potter eBooks

Here are eight of the biggest revelations from the new eBooks by Pottermore Those who thought that the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in July 2007 marked the end of the franchise could not have been more wrong. As well as the succeeding films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them due for release this November and the highly-acclaimed Cursed Child play delighting audiences in London, J.K. Rowling has kept die-hard Potter fans…

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3 more Harry Potter eBooks coming out in September

Some more good news coming in for fans and followers of the Harry Potter series. Just as we caught up with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the so-called 8th installment in the Harry Potter series, J.K Rowling has gone and announced that there’s more from where that came from. Rowling has stated that three more Harry Potter ebooks for the franchise will be releasing next month on Pottermore. The collection will be titled Pottermore…

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Aziz Ansari, the 1st South Asian to get an Emmy Nomination for a lead role

Actor and Comedian Aziz Ansari (and author of Modern Romance) has been getting a lot of attention for his work in the Netflix series Master of None but this is the best thing to happen so far. Ansari has received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — and he’s the first South Asian actor to do so! While there have been a few actors of South Asian descent to be…

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Piles of fun – the person piling books throughout NYC

Shaheryar Malik emptied his residence of books by placing them in large heaps in public areas throughout Manhattan. Why did he do it – and what happened next? Think about getting rid of your whole library and beginning afresh. That is precisely what Mr. Malik has achieved, in as dramatic a fashion as possible. About an year ago, he determined he would leave stacks of about forty of his books in a number of public areas…

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We’re back after an upgrade! :)

Hello friends, Sorry, our website went down due to some unscheduled maintenance. We used the opportunity to move to better and faster servers. Hopefully you’ll notice the website is a little bit faster! We are also bringing new audiobooks and ebooks for you at a bargain! So stay tuned, Thank you again for putting up with us and happy holidays! Enjoy reading. Adios Your Librarian

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