Reading Lists

The BookWag List 6: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

April 11, 2013
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The BookWag List 6: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

It’s Friday so it is time for our BookWag Reading List for the week, with ten of the best books that we think are worth picking up (how you choose to do so is your option – we mention some in the heading). As always, the list is free of genre, author or style. The…

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The BookWag List 5: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 29, 2013
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MJ Main

1. India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha Perhaps the best book to have ever been written about independent India, India After Gandhi makes for compelling reading for anyone interested about the country. Rather than going overboard with statistics and cultural and social observations, Ramchandra Guha has taken a more anecdotal view while retelling history. The result…

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The BookWag List 4: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 22, 2013
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Road of Bones

1. Road of Bones by Fergal Keane When it comes to great battles of the Second World War, most people tend to focus on the likes of Dunkirk, Okinawa and Kursk. What not too many people know is that one of the most bloody battles of the conflict was actually fought in Kohima in 1944, over control…

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The BookWag List 3: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 15, 2013
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The Perfect Murder

  1. Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela by Rory Carroll His recent death shocked and delighted people in equal measure. Love him, or hate him, you could not ignore the irrepressible Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela. Some would have us believe he was a revolutionary, others that he was a dictator. Rory Carroll tries to tread…

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5 Books To Read on Shane Warne

March 13, 2013
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Main

He has been arguably the greatest leg spin bowler in cricket history. And also one of the game’s most controversial characters. He has bowled the ball of the century, revived the art of spin bowling  and set cricket records galore. He has been caught cheating on his wife, taking banned drugs and also consorting with…

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BookWag Review: Great Writer+ Great Cricketer = Great Book? Not really…

March 12, 2013
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The problem with literary labours of love is that they do tend to be a tad less than fair and/or objective,  and Gideon Haigh’s book on Shane Warne falls squarely into that category. “The finest cricket writer alive on the greatest cricketer of our era” is the tagline used to promote book, and while there…

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The BookWag List 2: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 8, 2013
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Seven Deadly Sins Main

Wondering what to read? Allow the weekly BookWag List to help you out. It is a compilation of some of the greatest books ever written – carefully curated by our editors. Go, take your pick. And watch out for a new list every Friday. 1. Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh He…

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5 Other Books That Featured The Three Musketeers

March 7, 2013
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The Man In The Iron Mask

  Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers is one of the best loved classics of all time, and has inspired a number of films and theatre performances. However, what not too many people know is that the main characters of the book–D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis feature in other books as well. In fact, The Three Musketeers…

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6 Great Authors On The Art Of Writing

March 7, 2013
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Stephen Fry

Who would know the craft of writing better than those whose books adorn our bookcases? So if you have wanted to learn about how great books are written from the masters of the art–or straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak–these are six titles that you simply cannot afford to miss: 1. ‘Ernest Hemingway On…

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5 Stephen King Books for the Uninitiated

March 4, 2013
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Nightmares & Dreamscapes 2

There are way too many Stephen King stories you can enjoy and eventually grow to love. But for those of you who haven’t yet delved into King’s phenomenal mind, these are five books you will thoroughly enjoy. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself a new favourite author. cheap Wedding Dresses This is one of King’s…

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