Narrowing down exactly what the oldest preserved books in the world are is something that is a little tricky, even for scholars. This is because there are a lot of debates about what actually constitutes as a book. For example, do clay tablets or scrolls count? Is the content what matters most or the shape? Does the fact that it is printed or hand written make a difference? Because of these debates, it is unlikely that there will ever be a conclusive answer to what exactly the oldest books in the world are.
Even if money is tight there is no excuse to miss out on some great reading material. This is because many eBooks are available completely free. Some of them are the works of out-of-copyright writers, while others can be downloaded without any cost thanks to the generosity of their authors. It doesn’t matter what genre you prefer, you can be sure that there is something to suit your taste amongst these free books.
Putting on some nice background music and relaxing with a good book is one of the simple pleasures in life. As long as you choose music that isn’t distracting it can make the experience a lot more enjoyable. However, some songs or artists fit certain books in a way that goes beyond mere background music. Here are just a couple of examples of books that are even better to read when paired with the right songs.
Authors spend months or even years working on their books, but once done, it is out of their hands and into the hands of the public. Sometimes fans interpret the books in different ways than the author intended or feel like the author owes them more than what was delivered. Here are just a few instances where authors and fans didn't exactly see eye to eye about certain books.
Feeling heartbroken or depressed? Are you experiencing loss? The good news is that there is a book for every heartbreak: books can dim the pain with humor, provide hope in a happy ending or just make you feel like you are not alone. Here's a list of books that come highly recommended when you are feeling down:
There is something very unsettling about discovering that all is not well with the narrator of the book that you are reading. In some books, the narration duties fall to one of the main characters, while in others a third party tells the story. As readers, we are so used to believing what the narrator tells us that it can be quite a shock to find that the person who is supposed to explain everything and helps us to make sense of what is going on, is unreliable. Check out the following ten books featuring a narrator that cannot always be trusted.
Anyone still waiting for their own flying car or personal teleportation device will know that the future predictions by science fiction authors don't always arrive in a timely fashion or at all. However, there are a couple of authors who described ideas or technology in their books that are now reality instead of fiction. Some authors are optimistic about our future while others pain an altogether more bleak picture for humanity. In case you are wondering what possibilities the future might hold for us check out the scenarios envisioned in Sci-Fi novels.
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