Reading is a very pleasurable pastime and as a skill, it is practically indispensable. But reading is a skill that can still be improved. Reading at a fast pace has a lot of benefits – you get to save time, you are able finish more reading materials, and you gain more free time as well. Learning to read fast gives a particular advantage to students who need to pore over a huge amount of reading materials. Imagine how much time you’ll get to save if you can go through these materials at a fast pace? If you want to learn how to read faster here are some tips you can follow. [Read more…]
If there’s one literary figure that makes high school students quake in their boots, it would have to be William Shakespeare. The Bard may have written one of the most compelling pieces of literature with his witty and pitch-perfect dialogue and prose but interpreting what he wrote and what he means has been the bane of many a student. If you’re one of those people who are intimidated by Shakespeare and his works here are some tips that will help you understand him easily. [Read more…]
A number of wonderful novels from very promising writers have come out over the last twenty years. These novels are future classics that will serve as a time capsule of sorts for our age. These works of fiction come from a diverse number of genres but all of them have been excellently written and come very fresh perspectives. Pick up a book here, or pick all of them up, you won’t be disappointed. [Read more…]
They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Never an adage been true. It’s no wonder that many books all throughout human history has been feared by some people and banned. The written word, when used properly, has a devastating effect in that it can affect the human spirit that no other form of art or coercion can.
There have been many books that at one time or another been banned not only because of the controversial nature of the subject but also because the writing itself has become a voice to represent those whose voices have not been heard. Below are some books that have been banned at some point but are, nevertheless (or because of it) have immense literary value [Read more…]
The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, the best-selling book of Swedish author Stieg Larsson, has created quite a stir all over the world. The book, along with The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (which comprise the Millennium Trilogy) are certified bestsellers that have propelled the late Larsson to the top of the most popular authors in the world. The books were such a success that they spawned movie adaptations in Sweden; Hollywood has followed suit and is now preparing their own movies based on the novels.
So what makes The Millennium Trilogy such a great read? Here are some reasons: [Read more…]