• April 12, 2017
    Posted by: Manmeet Singh

    REVIEW OF BIG NATE AND FRIENDS

    I had a book from this series earlier also but I thought it is too boring for me as I am not a COMIC-TYPE person but when I reluctantly ordered this book and started to read, I developed an immediate liking for it as this book is not boring as it seems to be.I couldn't stop reading (with enthusiasm of course) after I read the first chapter.
    It was one of the hilarious AND funniest comic after Cal...

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  • March 29, 2017
    Posted by: Forum Facilitator

    Elizabeth Laird - An author inspired by real life adventures

    “I always wanted to be a traveller. A railway line ran past the garden of my childhood home, and I used to lie awake listening to the trains chug by, wishing I was on one of them.” Elizabeth Laird
    Multiple award winner, Elizabeth Laird’s books are inspired by her globetrotting adventures. She has lived, taught and travelled all over the world, from Ethiopia, Malaysia and India, to Lebanon,...

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  • March 10, 2017
    Posted by: Forum Facilitator

    Some great books of yesteryears children should read

    "Fearless" series by Francine Pascal
    1999 - 2004
    Recommended for children above 12 years

    Published in 1999, the first book in the series, "Fearless" was named one of YALSA's "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" for 2001. Francine Pascal is also the writer of the highly popular series "Sweet Valley High" with 603 books and 88 TV episodes.

    Fearless series by Francine Pascal follow...

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  • January 06, 2017
    Posted by: Forum Facilitator

    The Chemist - No paranormal romancing anymore!

    After a staggering sale of over 155 million copies of "Twilight", the next novel, "The Host" which sold about 6.5 million copies, did generate some interest, but could not compete with the earlier novel. Despite the theme featuring shape shifters, vampires and werewolves, "The Host" was considered a grown-up novel, though many adult readers did not think it as a unputdownable.

    Targeting a simil...

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  • November 16, 2016
    Posted by: Forum Facilitator

    Bob Dylan breaks two-week silence over Nobel prize

    Prize motivation: "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"
    Born: 24 May 1941, Duluth, MN, USA

    FACTS
    -No response to repeated calls from the academy
    -A brief acknowledgement of the award was removed from his website soon after it appeared
    -Writer and academy member Per Wastberg said Dylan’s failure to respond to overtures was “impolite and arro...

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  • November 16, 2016
    Posted by: Forum Facilitator

    A book is like a garden

    A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb

    A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

    Let books be your dining ...

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  • November 16, 2016
    Posted by: Forum Facilitator

    New Research on cell stress

    A new study has uncovered the mechanism in which there is a link between a specific type of cellular stress and brain damage similar to that associated with neurodegenerative diseases. This research was published by Cell Press in the Dec. 9 issue of the journal of Neuron.

    It is a fact that, body cells are continuously exposed to various types of environmental stresses. Nature has provided cells...

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  • November 16, 2016
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    Chants as stress busters?

    Chants are words, which are repeated rhythmically and insistently in single notes. Traditionally, chants are powerful words which have magical effects on us and are agnostic of religious beliefs. All major religions recommend chanting.

    Many modern researches are also being undertaken to analyze how chanting affects our physical and mental wellbeing. There have been many remarkable results deriv...

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