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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase (Recommended Reads)

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth My rating: 4 of 5 stars Now, this book may not be for all. I write as a self-proclaimed failed writer.. this book surprised me and my ignorant, conceited, counterfeit pen. Thank God I am well beyond the years of being…
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1984 (Recommended Reads)

1984 by George Orwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I begin this one, let me tell you this is about the third attempt as the two, I believe, previous drafts disappeared with no trace, accompanied by my expletives and helplessness. Yet this book, cannot be left out of a recommended list. So I…
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The Brothers Karamazov (Recommended Reads)

Recommended Reads The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have often found it hard to focus through and complete a large novel. The Brothers Karamazov is probably the longest one I have read – and what a terrific one it is! Taking nearly year of on-off reading, this set…
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