Books and Literature

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing - Book Review

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine examines and discusses the most common contracts and services that authors must understand before signing any agreement with a publisher. Based on the author's experience during the nine years that he worked as a corporate, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, Mark breaks down common...
Jan 8, 2015 |

English Literature: Why Should We Study It?

When we dip into the rich variety of novels, poems, and plays which constitute English Literature we are reading works which have lasted for generations, or centuries, and they have lasted because they are good. These works say something worth saying, and say it with artistry strong enough to survive while lesser works drop into obscurity.
Dec 25, 2014 |

Classifying Literature

Literary fiction is a term that is used to distinguish serious works of literature from popular written pieces. Stories that fall under this category are said to hold literary merit and are more focused when it comes to the style of storytelling, the depth of characterization and the beauty of the story as a whole. Popular literature on the other...
Dec 25, 2014 |

The Impact of the Internet on Contemporary Literature

Literature basically is everything that has ever been written. Anything from the earliest poems of Homer, to today's web pages, can be considered literature. But for a specific sense, there are various kinds of literature. Literature can be written in a specific language, like English Literature or be written by a specific culture, such as African...
Dec 25, 2014 |

The Most Inspiring Prayers

How would you feel if you were given the chance to talk to the most famous person on earth? This could be a famous celebrity, president of a country or author of a widely-read book. Would you be honored, flattered or nervous? How would you prepare for it? What more if you have unlimited chances to talk to the Creator of Heaven and earth, the...
Feb 3, 2015 |

Foxes Own the Night

Megan Weaver, a cheating wife, is forced to come clean about her affair after she is caught in a compromising position with her lover by her son Lucas.  Enraged by his discovery, Lucas decides to let his dad know about his mom's sexual indiscretions. To Lucas' surprise, his mom is not the only one with secrets!  In fact Lucas' world is...
Feb 3, 2015 |

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

Intersecting, overlapping, not-quite-what-they-seem lives. Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won’t let go. All this and more helps propel Paula Hawkins’s addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian . From...
Feb 3, 2015 |

Finnish Literature Society

Literature society provides details of membership and activities, folklore archives, literary archives, library, books and events.
Apr 20, 2016 |

Scarborough Literature Festival

Annual festival of literature and books, held over a long weekend. Includes programme of events.
Apr 20, 2016 |

Birmingham Literature Festival

Providing visitor information for this annual festival of books and literature.
Apr 20, 2016 |

A cold shoulder to Cuba

For more than half a century US presidents have wrestled with Cuba. Fidel Castro’s communist revolution in 1959 turned what had been a friendly nearby island escape for American tourists into a... Read More

Youth move: Why crown prince may struggle to win over young Saudis

The naming of 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman as Saudi Arabia's crown prince was more than a power play. For more than half a century, the Saudi throne has been passed down between the... Read More

Health care: vote delayed, but calls to address costs keep growing

Senate Republicans have been forced into postponing major health care legislation in the United States Senate, and the backdrop is partly the difficult economics of health care: Costs for average... Read More