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The Penguin Dictionary of Quotations – Review

February 2, 2019 • By

Reading quotes is often one of the favourite pass times of many people. It is like knowing something about the authors of those quotes – knowing about their opinions on many opinions – knowing people by the words. And for the lovers of quotations, there are many books available in the market. However, not all of these books can be your companion; you have to wisely pick the best ones so that you can learn and at the same time, you can pick some of the finest to remember. So, have you picked your favourite book of quotes yet? If not, BooksToRead will suggest you one today. We are discussing The Penguin Dictionary of Quotations compiled by J M Cohen and M J Cohen.READ MORE


Far from the Madding Crowd – Review

January 2, 2019 • By

Thomas Hardy has always been the otherwise favourite of many readers who begin to read him. For the absolute beginners as well as for those who have been reading him for a while, Hardy’s aura is his art of weaving his stories from the ordinary lives of ordinary people and making it connect with the world in such a way that readers think the stories to be theirs rather than of the characters who are characterised in the novel. How many of you (the readers) have read Far from the Madding Crowd by him? A stunning novel which depicts fancy as well as truth – what we desire is not always granted and what we are granted cannot always be our desire. There is one Oak and one Bathsheba Everdene. There are others – Boldwood and Troy. And we are made to sympathise with Oak… there’s the art of Thomas Hardy – arousing pity.



Hard Times by Charles Dickens – Review

September 5, 2018 • By

Charles Dickens has written many novels and most of them are very well-known. The prominent among his novels are mostly the works which discuss the plights of the poor people in enormously increasing England – industrially and intellectually. With no space or the minimum space left for the have-nots, this novelist took the charge and began writing with the perspective in mind. His novel Hard Times discusses two very important things – one is how the poor people saw rich England and how the rich people saw poor England. As a reader, you can apparently find two sections of characters in the novel. There is a visible contrast. Let’s discuss the same.READ MORE

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Short Stories by Franz Kafka – Review

August 15, 2018 • By

Franz Kafka’s short stories are always amazing to read. There is no doubt about it that Kafka’s influence on English Literature (with the help of translations) can ever be reduced. Much is not known about his life and habits but the least we know, we can be sure that the gentleman was more a man of words than sentences (most powerful). Longer short stories or writings might be well but the shorter short stories of Franz Kafka were always more powerful and more impactful than anything else he wrote. This Sunday, I thought to read his short stories and pulled out the classic edition from my medium-height book shelve. And then, the excursion began.READ MORE


Four plays by Shakespeare you MUST read

April 1, 2018 • By

Who doesn’t read Shakespeare? When it comes to him, there is no question like ‘to be or not to be’. There is always one solid answer only – yes, that’s like it! Today, on the first day of this month, we have brought to you the best dramas by Shakespeare (according to our judgment) that you MUST read if you want to explore the real side of Shakespearean writing bit by bit and reach the layer where you can proudly say – yes, I know HIM! Here goes the list by BooksToRead:READ MORE