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Decisions, decisions...and why you need to make them Author Morgan Matson was a procrastination queen until she got a grip on her life. She explains why Big Decisions are necessary - and life changingI used to hate making decisions when I was a teenager. Not little stuff I was great at making small choices
The Guardian | 3 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
When authors' prejudices ruin their books The unsavoury attitudes found in novels from writers such as GK Chesterton and Susan Coolidge have ruined some of the fiction I loved most as a child. But where do you draw the line when you return to tainted classics?When I was 10 or 11, I was consumed b
The Guardian | 3 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - review Flowers for Algernon is a book that says to you: I want you to question everything you knowI dont know whats worse; to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what youve always wanted to be, and feel alone.Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68. He can c
The Guardian | 4 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Unquiet Minds Make Absorbing Reading In 'Imagine Me Gone' Adam Haslett's new novel focuses on a family tormented by father-and-son battles with chronic depression and anxiety. He captures the lasting reverberations of suicide with precision and tenderness.
NPR.org | 4 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top 10 landmarks in gay and lesbian literature From Walt Whitman to Colette and even Virginia Woolf, these books offer readers a vision of how we might live differently, and betterAsk me on another day and it would be other books: Shakespeares sonnets, Gilgamesh, the Greek Anthology, Sappho, Katherine
The Guardian | 4 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Shockheaded Peter: sinister, subversive - and horrifically unforgettable Author Nikki Sheehan is still traumatised by reading the cautionary tales of Shockheaded Peter at a young age. She thinks you should suffer the same fate With the benefit of hindsight Im pretty sure that when my older sister woke me in the dark reading al
The Guardian | 5 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Marriages are Made in Bond Street by Penrose Halson review Tinder, 1940s-style Terrible. Looks like hell, Rather like a ferret, though friends of the Coxes, were two instant opinions of clients at a wartime marriage bureau but there were weddings galoreBefore sex-before-marriage there was marriage, and to help ithappen there w
The Guardian | 5 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Seven Miles of Steel Thistles review the meaning of fairy stories A map of the weird and wonderful realm of the folk tale, drawn up by an expert collectorThe title comes from a rather obscure book, West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances, collected and edited by William Larminie, and published in 1893. He translated the stor
The Guardian | 7 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - review Many romantic novels basically have the same plot, but this is something no one would have ever imaginedWhen I started reading this book, I thought it might just be one of the books related to discrimination against black communities by a white society. W
The Guardian | 7 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Branford Boase children's book awards shortlist 2016 in pictures From time travelling hamsters to trans teens, check out the shortlisted books in the award that recognises editors as well as debut authors Continue reading...
The Guardian | 8 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend