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After 80+ years – he was right

Today is Aldous Huxley’s 121 birthday, the author of the great masterpiece Brave New World. Has he lived to this day he would have seen his prediction coming to action. Huxley’s Brave New World is one of the eye-opening genius work of all times. Huxley predicted the downward world and society as it has become […]

Birthday cake

I just thought of sharing this photo of the cake I had 3 days before my birthday. I’m turning 25 on Monday. I still haven’t done any of the things I was supposed to do before the age of 25. It’s 25, it’s not 15, it’s not 18, hell, it’s not even 20 or 22. […]

The Fault in Our Stars

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”  Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141) I just opened my kindle to check the highlights and the notes I had for the novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It turns out I read the book more than a year ago, […]

Everyone’s a looney

What I reckon: is everyone’s a loony. However normal anyone seems, deep down inside they’re actually mental, every single person in the world and the whole of your life you have to learn not to seem mental to other people, who are all mental, too. Deep down you speak this different language — you talk […]

Being told what to read

We all take pleasure in recommending a book or two. We enjoy reading about book recommendations on the internet, in a magazine or newspaper. We eagerly open our ears to hear and we then read about new releases, then run and read the book ourselves. We take each page in a time, we get all […]

My Passion for Literature

Perhaps I don’t consider myself to be a great reader, but I do enjoy reading. If it was a competition of who read faster, I would probably lose, because I don’t think I have this list and time for reading. I read for pleasure and for satisfying my own imagination. I enjoy it. I might […]

15 Interesting Facts about Harry Potter

 

Jane Eyre

So yesterday I re-watched the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, and I think it was the first time I’ve cried while watching one of the adaptations of this story. I’m usually touched by the story and my heart beats when Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester confess their love for the first time, but this time […]

The Middle East has become what Orwell predicts in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), while the west is what Huxley predicts in Brave New World.

Finding Colin Firth

I have finished reading this novel and have written a review here on my blog

13 Utterly Disappointing Facts About Books

Source 1. In a 2012 survey, almost a fifth of children said they would be “embarrassed” if a friend saw them with a book…. Source: flickr.com 2. …and 54% of those questioned said they preferred watching TV to reading. Here’s the study from the National Literary Trust. Source: flickr.com 3. Fifty Shades of Grey is now the best-selling book of all time […]

Brave New World

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