CHARLES DICKENS

Born: 7 February 1812, Landport, Hampshire, England. Died: 9 June 1870, Higham, Kent, England Charles Dickens was the well-loved and prolific British author of numerous works that are now considered classics. Over the course of his writing career, he wrote the beloved classic novels Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale... Continue Reading →

GEORGE ORWELL

English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Born: 25 June 1903 Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India. Died: 21 January 1950, University College Hospital, London, England. Birth Name: Eric Arthur Blair Pen Name: George Orwell Early Life Born on June 25, 1903, Eric Arthur Blair who later decided on George Orwell as his pen name was the... Continue Reading →

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

English dramatist and poet Buy Shakespeare's Complete work from Amazon Born: April 23, 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, England Died: April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, England Mysterious Origin Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years. And yet, the personal history of William... Continue Reading →

Benefits of Joining a Book Club

You might think that reading groups are simply an arena for book worms to indulge in their favorite passion or for you to have enjoyable argument about your favorite story or characters with like-minded individuals, but book clubs actually offer more lifelong benefits than you realize: Everyone knows that reading expands your horizons and book clubs... Continue Reading →

BOOK CLUB

What is a Book Club? If you are a bibliophile and admire books  and reading is your hobby and  first love , then Book Club could be one of the best place to encourage your hobby. There you’ll meet like-minded individuals and you can have regular discussions about books and authors you’ve read, and will... Continue Reading →

PAPER TOWNS

Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult, Mystery First Publication: 2008 Language: English Setting Place: Jefferson Park, Florida Protagonist: Quentin "Q" Jacobsen Major Characters: Quentin "Q" Jacobsen, Margo Roth Spiegelman, Ben Starling, Marcus "Radar" Lincoln, Lacey Pemberton Theme: Identity, Dissatisfaction, Friendship, Exploration, Perseverance, Admiration. Narrator: Quentin "Q" Jacobsen, The story is told in the first person... Continue Reading →

LOOKING FOR ALASKA

Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult Literature First Publication: 2005 Language: English Setting Place: Culver Creek Boarding School Protagonist: Miles “Pudge” Halter. Major Characters: Miles “Pudge” Halter, Alaska Young, Chip Martin, Takumi Hikohito, Lara Buterskaya, Mr. Starnes. Theme: Friendship, Pursuit of the Great Perhaps, Religion, Expectations vs. Reality, Death, Romance, Money. Narrator: Miles "Pudge" Halter,... Continue Reading →

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fiction First Publication: 2012 Language: English Setting Place: Indianapolis and Amsterdam Protagonist: Hazel Grace Lancaster Major Characters: Hazel Grace Lancaster, Augustus “Gus” Waters, Isaac, Mr. & Mrs. Lancaster Theme: The Necessity of Suffering; Fear of Oblivion; The Insensitivity of the Universe; The Realities of Terminal Cancer; The Importance... Continue Reading →

JOHN GREEN

Born:  14 August, 1977, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. Early Life & Career Green was born to parents Mike and Sydney Green, in Indiana. Soon after, his family moved to Orlando, Florida. He attended Lake Highland Preparatory School for elementary and middle school. He has said that during this time, he was greatly bullied and his... Continue Reading →

SIDNEY SHELDON

Born: 11 February 1917, Chicago, Illinois, USA Died: 30 January 2007, Rancho Mirage, California, USA  Birth Name: Sidney Schechtel Early life Sheldon was born Sidney Schechtel in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, of Russian Jewish ancestry, were Ascher “Otto” Schechtel (1894–1967), manager of a jewelry store, and Natalie Marcus. At 10, Sidney made his first sale,... Continue Reading →

INFERNO (Robert Langdon #4)

Author: DAN BROWN Publication:  2013 Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Language: English Narrator: Third person narrator. This narrator is not omniscient. Even though he tells the emotions and thoughts of all the characters in the novel, the narrator knows only what Langdon knows about the situation in which he becomes involved. Theme: The challenge associated with population... Continue Reading →

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