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Northanger Abbey

northanger abbey book review

First things first – What have they done to Classic book covers these days? I had to wade back through time to find the book covers that gave the impression that at least someone involved with the books wanted to tempt readers and not bore them away. Rant over. Let’s talk about Northanger Abbey. “To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life than…

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Intelligence Squared Debates

intelligence squared debates

  I must have doubled my intelligence, or squared it for sure, after getting exposed to the debates held by Intelligence Squared. Come to think of it, I did not even know such things existed. These Oxford style debates are staged before a live audience in New York and available on youtube or podcasts, free of charge, for viewers or listeners. If you have ever wished you could be part of the electrifying atmosphere of a live event such as…

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