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When my friend Alexandra Wilks gifted me Washington Post To his credit, Harden reviews all information objectively, often fact-checking with external sources on the veracity of Shin's story, as well as giving background information wherever necessary, drawing on his experience as a correspondent covering East Asian foreign policy affairs. It's an utterly bleak book that gives an insight into the kind of cruelty that goes on in slave labour camps and for the populace in general, made better by Harden's narrative technique.Read more...
Kara Tointon, famous for playing Dawn Swann in Eastenders, is supporting a new campaign to encourage Britain to read by particularly focussing on those who suffer with dyslexia. Sponsored by galaxy, the charity, Quick Reads, are introducing a new collection of bite-size novels, each shorter than 128 pages.Read more...
Research within the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that encountering information regarding certain stereotypes influences our own behaviour as we are influenced by the stereotype's characteristics. One experiment showed that participants faced with concepts of rudeness interrupted the experimenter more quickly than participants primed with polite-related stimuli.Read more...
Published 16th Oct 2011
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NAME: Liam Conroy
FAVOURITE BOOK: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
WHY: I read this a while ago and the story has stuck with me ever since. It was so memorable and compelling. I think The Outsiders is a perfect coming of age novel, with loss of innocence as one of the major themes. I would highly recommend this book as it is beautifully written and an interesting story.
FAVOURITE BOOK: 1984 by George Orwell
WHY: For risk of sounding like a pretentious you-know-what, I would state that 1984 is my absolute favourite book. Every time I read it I notice something different, it is just so impressive and such a wonderful, yet terrifying novel. If you haven’t read it, I would implore you to, as it is thoroughly excellent.