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10 Books to Read on Flights

No matter what type it is, flights can be tedious and tiring, and a good book can help the time pass quickly. Below is a list of some books we think are perfect travel companions and are sure to entertain, even on the worst of trips! Read More

Book Review of “The Idiot” by Elif Batuman

In understanding any work of fiction, the consideration of words and language is, at minimum, implicitly essential—words allow the writer to build the fictional world and create the atmosphere that readers turn to when examining a text. While understanding words and their effects is central to any effort toward thoughtful reading, rarely does a book urge the reader to consider words and language the way Elif Batuman’s The Idiot does. Read More

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