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BOOK REVIEW: Silas Marner by George Eliot (Review by John Purcell)

This short novel used to be taught in schools. And I can see why. It is short. It is entertaining. And it is short. Teachers have always had trouble getting teenagers to read books of a quality worth teaching. How they would have rejoiced on finding a book like Silas Marner. It is a perfectly formed and executed story. And thoroughly readable and exceedingly engaging. Times have changed somewha... Read more

by | October 16, 2015

DONUTS! Now that we have your attention, we’d like to talk to you about One Hundred Days of Happiness. And Donuts.

We all love a great book, and we all love sweet pastries. So our friends at Pan Macmillan Australia decided to combine the two for Booktopians with the beautiful book One Hundred Days of Happiness. Pre-order One Hundred Days of Happiness by July 31st and you could win a dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme delivered to your door! What would you do if you knew you only had 100 days left to live? For L... Read more

by | July 23, 2015