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It Is Easy to Write a Literature Review – Here’s How

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Writing a review is usually accepted as one of the most boring assignments taking much time and efforts. Meanwhile, very few know how engaging the process can be provided the attitude to the performed task is not based on prejudice. What’s even better, it is not that long if you choose correct strategy.

This article discloses the core moments the author should take into account to make the work on the review efficient. Read More

Terry Pratchett: His World – A Review of the Exhibition

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On until January 2018, the Salisbury Museum with donations and support from The Estate of Terry Pratchett, and Paul Kidby – Sir Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice – present an exhibition entitled ‘Terry Pratchett: His World’.

The exhibition is a unique collection of artefacts which portray his amazing life and career, from his first novel The Carpet People which was published in 1971 to his later novels including the Discworld series. Artwork from the Discworld novels including over 40 original illustrations by Paul Kidby adorn the walls and will make any Discworld fan nostalgic for the books.

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A Guide To Spotting Fake Reviews Online

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After Hillary Clinton’s memoir “What Happened” was released, and received reviews almost immediately, Amazon had to delete hundreds of unverified reviews from the site.

It can be worrying for any online shopper to purchase something without recommendation, and many of us look to reviews to help determine whether the purchase worth our money.

Sometimes it is not obvious at first glance that a review is fake, and bought or planted by promoters of the product. Floship have provided a useful guide to spotting fakery in reviews, particularly Amazon reviews, besides the usual ‘Verified Reviewer’ clue.

Follow the link below to see the full article and save yourself a lot of bother with fake reviews online!

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Top 10 Motivational Books for Students

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Most of those recommendations are not the usual self-help books especially for 17-18-year-old students because it is more important to gain a perspective on the world, the culture, about yourself at this age rather than diving into the conventional self-help novels. But if you are a lack of inspiration, the motivation can be found in books. After all, you guys are just entering college or studying there during this time! Read More

Latent sexism in Literature.

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Latent sexism in Literature.
Why are male authors considered more credible than females?

Many swords were shattered to pieces in fights between opponents and supporters of an almost conspiratological theory of latent sexism in literature. Credible or not, it cannot be either proven or denied by many critics and literary expert observers for decades. Read More

Ron Clark on Book Critics and Writers

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Here I sit broken hearted, paid a penny and only then remembered this isn’t a toilet wall; ah well. But really you know, a lot of book critics are the pigeons of the literary world. Let’s face it, some of those pro-critics only seem interested in crapping on authors, just like the pigeons crapping on Nelson in in Trafalgar Square. Read More

5 Books Gandhi Would Read Today.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October 1869 in Porbandar, India. The honourable name of Mahatma (Sanskrit for high-souled) was given to him in 1914 as he became the catalyst for social change all over the world. Through non-violent protest and peaceful practice, Gandhi inspired civil rights movements across India and South Africa. Millions mourned him when he was assassinated in 1948 by an extremist Hindu Nationalist. Read More

Celebrating the Birth of the Emoticon and its Pictogram Cousin Emoji.

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There is a little contention surrounding when the emoticon was first created, and by whom, with the first apparent sighting being in a 1648 poem penned by Robert Herrick. However this is said to be a typo, along with the ‘winking smilie’ President Lincoln was reported to have written into his speech in 1862.

It has been since noted that the first documented sighting of the Smiley and Frowny emoticons that we know and love (?) today was in 1982.

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5 Books to Help You Live, Laugh, and Love Again.

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In Honour of World Suicide Prevention Day


On September 10th every year it is World Suicide Prevention Day so we have put together a list of books that address issues of depression and grief, and others that can be uplifting and bring hope to the reader. World Suicide Prevention Day is a means to reach out to those who may be suffering and see no way out of their pain than to take their own life. #ITSOKAYTOTALK is the message The Samaritans want to put out there: the more people who offer an ear to those in need, the less desperate those contemplating suicide may feel. Of course depression and suicide are complicated and dark issues to address but the aim of World Suicide Prevention Day is to help shine a light on a need for more compassion, more reaching out to those in need, and a message of hope. Read More