Why You Should Read Classic Literature

“ 'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.”--Mark Twain Everybody knows them, but no one has read them: the classics. The sort of books you should've read at least 'once in a lifetime,' but in truth never do. But why not? I guess the reason is that most people associate the classics with … Continue reading Why You Should Read Classic Literature

Seeing Humanity Through a Robot’s Eyes: Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun has been among the most anticipated releases of this year. For those of you who know the novel's author, this hardly comes as a surprise. Winner of the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro is among the most gifted authors of this century. Set in the near-distant … Continue reading Seeing Humanity Through a Robot’s Eyes: Klara and the Sun

A Story About Idiots: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

The day before New Year's Eve, a desperate robber aims to rob a bank in a small Swedish town. The only problem: it’s a cashless bank. When the police are closing in, the culprit flees into a nearby apartment building and ends up turning an ordinary apartment viewing into an extraordinary hostage situation. The hostages … Continue reading A Story About Idiots: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

History Come Alive: Why You Should Read Historical Fiction

Have you ever wished you could step inside a time machine and be transported to a completely different time and place? Well, the bad news is: time machines don't exist. But the good news is: there's historical fiction! Blending fact with fiction, historical fiction takes you to a memorable time period in the past. Typically, … Continue reading History Come Alive: Why You Should Read Historical Fiction