Eight Inspiring Reads for the Eight Days of Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated each year to commemorate the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem, following the Maccabean uprising in the second century, BC. In the ruined temple, they found enough oil to light the lamp for one night, but miraculously, the oil lasted eight full days and nights, signifying a… Read More »

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Dear Reader: Eight Stories Told in Epistolary Form

While every great novel makes the reader feel as though they have been let in on a great secret, there is an added layer of intimacy to a novel written in epistolary form. The very nature of peering in, of being allowed to see what is usually hidden, creates a bond between the characters in… Read More »

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5 Engaging Literary Scientists We Want to Learn From

Reading a book is like auditing a university class, but better, because you still have the opportunity to learn about a subject you’re interested in without getting lost on campus! It’s especially great when you read a book featuring one of these five scientists, where the professor is as engaging as they are wise, and… Read More »

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Presumed Guilty: 7 Books that Feature the Falsely Accused

In the milieu of crime writing, there is no shortage of horror. The pain and suffering that humans are capable of heaping upon one another knows no bounds, and if it feels like we are almost edging up to one, authors seem to be able to mine their imaginations (or news archives) for something that… Read More »

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