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iGen book review

Move aside Millennials. iGen is coming to stay, bringing their phone-obsessed, risk aversive, and stressed tendencies to the forefront of the future. They are also the topic of Jean Twenge’s book entitled: iGen, Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. …

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Exposing the human condition through magic

With all the magic based stories around, what does your mind believe magic should be like? Open your mind and take a look into a medley of it with The Magicians Trilogy There’s a schism in literary fiction that passes unnoticed to the general reader. It travels under the guise of …

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The art of tyranny

The musings of dictators reveal manipulative minds, disjointed insanity Hitler. Mussolini. Stalin. Mao. Saddam. Men with one name often described with one adjective: evil. But there’s another descriptor in common: writer. Over and over something grabs hold of dictators and tyrants and makes them pick up the pen. Is it …

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When the game goes too far

When what you thought was real life turns out to be virtual, but your virtual death turns out to be real? The world that James Dashner paints in his thrilling and adventurous new book, The Eye of Minds, seems at first to be any video gamers heaven. The characters in …

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Rowling’s shot at redemption

The Cuckoo’s Calling, a book secretly penned by J.K. Rowling, proves she can still write On 14 July 2013 an obscure book written by an unknown author, Roger Galbraith, surged from 4709th on the Amazon bestseller list to 1st. The book, a suspense novel about a supermodel’s suspicious death, was released …

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A must read for all Americans

“Everything is backwards,” said W. George Jameson, a lawyer who spent 33 years at the CIA. “You’ve got an intelligence agency fighting a war and a military organization trying to gather on-the-ground intelligence.” This quote comes from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mark Mazzetti’s gripping new nonfiction book, The Way of …

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The great question: is the book or movie better?

“The book is always better than the movie.” How often do we hear this? After every book to movie adaptation, there are always those who will proclaim that the movie could never compare to the book. But is it true? While the fact stands that often in these paper-to-film moves …

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Spotlighting the cult of relationship abuse

“I was worn out, broken: He had taken almost everything. But he’d been all I’d had, all this time. And when the police led him away, I pulled out of the hands of all these loved one, sobbing, screaming, everything hurting, to try and make him stay.” Dreamland by Sarah …

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The life behind the man in the suit

A new history of Santa Claus traces history in first person “You’re right to believe in me….” So starts the new Christmas story, The Autobiography of Santa Claus. This magical book recounts the life of the man in the red suit, Santa. Santa, or St. Nicholas, tells the tale of …

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A Christmas cookie and a “flying” dog, both ready to jump start the holiday spirit

Christmas gifts for Children Family friendly and enjoyable, these children’s books make great gifts. With simple stories and beautiful pictures these books will light up a child’s face. “Run! Run! Fast as you can! You can’t catch me! I’m the Gingerbread Man!” So goes the story of The Gingerbread Man, …

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