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The joy of text

Our latest blog is definitely worth a read – it’s all about the pleasure you can get from reading a real book. Of course, we’ve got nothing against e-readers, but this article might just re-kindle your interest in paperbacks.  Read on! You’ve got to love books – they’re awesome! If it’s been a while since […]

How to learn a new language

Learning a new language is challenging, yet exciting! Once you have decided on your language of choice, consider these steps to help you ease into the learning process. But before we explore these tips, here is the best tip of all: acceptance. From the get-go, you need to mentalise yourself and just accept that you […]

7 winter reads

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Enjoy staying indoors during winter with works of fiction you got on bidorbuy.

Dictionary and thesaurus for brain power

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Expanding our vocabulary makes us smarter: it boosts our memory and improves our ability to think and reason.

Poems on… war

The iliad

War. War never changes. – Fallout War is as old as man. In the deep forests we slew one another with stone and spear. The Bible at times makes a celebration of war: This is what the Lord Almighty says… “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not […]

Poems on… Love

Love poems

Love is perceived as the traditional muse of poetry. The experience of love is otherworldly; a rich, almost intoxicating emotion that makes one feel something like a god. Anne Sexton sums it up well in this stanza of her poem “When Man Enters Woman”: This man, this woman with their double hunger, have tried to […]

Poems on… suicide

Anne Sexton great poet and suicide

What Schopenhauer called will to live is the cornerstone of the human condition. Shockingly,  this will is sometimes defeated by a longing for death. The most poignant expression of this longing is suicide. And the conjunct for suicide is perfect hopelessness. This hopelessness conceives fear in the human mind. The creeds of men have fought […]

Defining generations

Millennials, Baby Boomers, Generation X… these are some of the terms you may have come across, books have been written about it too. You might have heard people say “millennials are the worst”. But what exactly is a millennial? You might also be interested to know which generation you are part of. This blog post […]

Poems on… old age

Ozymandius Percy Shelley

Age is just a number, but what a number it is! An integer that holds mortality in summary. A value that walks hand in hand with life and death. No wonder then, that senescence has been a subject of debate among philosophers for ages. “What kind of road it is (old age), rough and difficult, […]

Great opening lines of great novels

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The first line of a novel introduces the theme, sets the tone, prepares the stage for the story and invites the reader to join in.