Literature

Fiction and non-fiction literature that teaches profound life lessons and gives you food for thought. These books and quotes will deeply change you.

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7 Famous Fairy Tales That Are Based on Gruesome True Life Stories

By |2020-06-02T01:11:19+03:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

What is it about fairy tales that captivate the imaginations of children? Could it be that underneath the thin veneer of fiction lies a much darker truth to the tales? Did you know that the most famous fairy tales are based on gruesome real-life stories? Here are just a few: Famous Fairy Tales and the [...]

Book Hangover: a State You’ve Experienced but Didn’t Know the Name for

By |2019-09-06T15:55:04+03:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Literature, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Have you ever finished a book so good it has left you feeling deflated once it’s over? You could be suffering from a book hangover. A book hangover is a common affliction for many of us, even if we don’t realize it. It happens when the ending of a book causes emotional distress to the [...]

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10 of the Greatest Philosophical Novels of All Time

By |2019-08-14T23:00:56+03:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading philosophical novels can be a brilliant way to engage in philosophical themes, ideas and teachings. It is quite understandable how one may find it daunting to tackle a thick, multivolume non-fiction work by someone like Arthur Schopenhauer or Immanuel Kant. Coming across something like Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation on a bookshelf [...]

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7 Must-Read Fiction Books That Will Leave a Mark on Your Soul

By |2020-06-15T22:28:10+03:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading is an important part of life, truly. There are many must-read fiction books that are sure to impress you. Despite the uprising of technology and ever-changing modifications of modern times, reading is still a timeless treasured activity. I remember a time when reading books, you know, the ones you can actually hold in your [...]

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If You Feel Like an Outsider as an Introvert, This Is the Perfect Book for You

By |2019-06-22T14:23:30+03:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Introvert's World, Literature, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Colin Wilson was ever the Outsider. As he huddled in his frigid room in Brockley, a South London suburb, alone on Christmas Day, he contemplated his position. He was alone, in isolation. He had no family or close relation to share that Christmas with. His girlfriend was at her parents’ house, and he did not [...]

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23 Weird Words That Have Different Meanings to Those You Imagine

By |2019-05-09T17:24:51+03:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

Our language is full of weird words that look as if they mean one thing but actually imply something completely different. For example, take the word bucolic. If you didn’t already know what this word meant, you might surmise that it was a medical word connected to an illness of the lungs perhaps. In actual [...]