Alienated

The Metamorphosis  by Franz Kafka Audiobook read by Ralph Cosham The bizarre story seems to be both a reality and a predicament of socially vulnerable groups. Only it tried and succeed in indicating the painful process how a man can easily fall into an alienated group, to become a creature referred to as “it”. How absurd […]

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A Sad Sweet Song

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  by Kate DiCamillo This little book is honestly a surprise. I thought it’s just a fantacy adventure of a toy for kids, yet it turned out as a  marvelous half life of Edward, the rabbit who hates to be referred as “it”. His life was a quite bitter one. He encountered […]

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Mister & Maid

Carnegie’s Maid A Novel  by Marie Benedict Carnegie’s Maid  is a good story. I’m not trying to deny that. But there’re a whole bunch of buts soaring out. I’ve never been crazy about cinderella-and -her prince stories. The poem/drama-and-tear-and-love? It’s more than peculiar and awkwardly unimaginative anyway. Isn’t there a better  way to single out the cinderella-girl ?

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Behavioral

Predictably Irrational – The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions  by Dan Ariely So many forces can easily influence our behavior, relativity,social norms….Hell the so called rational mind is just another human being’s fantasy illusion? But knowing that doesn’t do much harm. Rational isn’t all about happiness,is it? It’s good to know the theory behind odd […]

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Life While Ageing

How Hard Can It Be?  by Allison Pearson Life has never been easy for women, nor for elders, let alone ageing women, especially those who want to get back on her feet in  work force.  Ageing is looming upon everyone. Can’t bear to think that I’m dying gradually, by gradually I mean every passing second. And […]

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Afghan Women

A House Without Windows  by Nadia Hashimi Zeba was trapped in a dilemma between choosing her life and the so called honor of both another little girl &  her own children. There are tones of names of different relatives. Zeba and her husband Kamal, her parents Gulnaz  & Mullah , her children Basir , Shabnam,Kareema and […]

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Being Named and Seen

Landmarks  by Robert Macfarlane We’re becoming indifferent between things of nature. All these detailed difference of land, nature and weather went unnamed and thus unseen. Language is being shaped by capitalism, urbanization and data-based daily life. Most of the time we do things as the computer told us to do and regard all things indifferently with their […]

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