Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi #BookReview

For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Azar Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. Shy and uncomfortable at first, they soon began to open up and speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. A very interesting novel! I had heard about Reading Lolita …

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Beautiful Edinburgh Trip Part 2 #Travel

Edinburgh Castle Amazing

I hope you enjoyed the first instalment of my latest Edinburgh Trip. Let’s get to the next part then, with some more interesting stuff to see and photos to enjoy. As I said before, there are many interesting narrow streets and alleys you can find and ‘enjoy’ climbing up. Advocate’s Close is one of them. Just amazing! Then we need to get to one of the most photographed and important attractions of Edinburgh. The Castle. As it’s so popular you’ll have to get across the great sea of people who want to get there. It’s stunning though. But I also …

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Beautiful Edinburgh Trip Part 1 #Travel

Amazing Edinburgh

It’s been a while since I wrote about any new beautiful place I’ve seen. Well, as I’ve been in Scotland for some time now, I think it was only natural I go and visit its capital as well. And good thing I finally did, because I had been wanting to go and see what people had been so mesmerized by. But I have to say they’re right. It’s amazing! Beautiful and full of tourists, and I can understand them now. Wasn’t expecting that many people though. At the beginning of August, I set course for Edinburgh, one hour or so away …

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Angels and Demons by Dan Brown #BookReview

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When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol — seared into the chest of a murdered physicist — he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati… the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has surfaced from the shadows to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy… the Catholic Church. As I wrote about The Da Vinci Code, I wanted to showcase another novel that follows Robert Langdon. Dan Brown …

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown #BookReview

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While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. Solving the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of da Vinci…clues visible for all to see…and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. I recently remembered some of the books I loved. And one stuck with me, so I decided to write a review, even though I read it quite a while ago. …

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The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons by Tom MichellThe Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

So I finished recently The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell. A very beautiful story about a penguin and traveller. A great and amazing story set in Argentina in the 1970s that shows how man and animal can become best friends. It’s a story of an Englishman looking for an adventure. And that’s what he gets. And having Juan Salvador, the penguin, by his side, makes the story even more charming. It’s a story as much about penguins as it is about travelling. We learn a lot about penguins and I found it interesting, to be honest. But we also get …

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David M. Watson (Short Story Series #19)

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David just moved to Scotland. He lives near Edinburgh. He has come here all the way from across the pond. He made the return trip his ancestors did not. He lived all his life in Seattle before deciding to make a drastic change. He was always interested in history and his personal family history. He made sure he knew as much as possible about how and why his family had decided to come by to the States all those years ago. And somehow he wanted to see the places they saw. Even if the Scotland they left has almost nothing …

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