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Page Turner Books
// 2:48AM – Everything Kuwait

Page Turner is a local online based store that specializes in selling must reads books and bestsellers. Their collection isn’t huge by any means with their “Fiction” section being the largest, but you could look at it as quality over quantity. They also buy used books although I have no idea where they’re listed on their website. In any case if you’re looking to buy real books and don’t have a Kindle, this could be a good source. Check them out [Here

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Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Library and Information Science at Kuwait University is in the process of initiating a Ph D program in the field of information.   In this regard, your input will be helpful in our needs assessment, curriculum design, and other planning activities. We will appreciate it if you kindly provide your input by filling up the questionnaire.

Even if you are not thinking of registering for PhD at this stage, your input will be helpful for us. Please do fill up  questionnaire in the link below. Also, please forward this message (and the questionnaire) to other colleagues and friends who might be interested in enrolling a PhD program in Information  at Kuwait University.

Your assistance in the feasibility study for PhD program will be very much appreciated. If you have any questions with regard to the PhD program, please direct your questions/queries to Professor Sajad ur Rehman, Program Director at rehman05@gmail.com.

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A Blog Only for Books (Books Paper Mania)
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So I’ve created a blog just for books, book reviews, new releases, coming soon and more. If you’re into books. If you’re interested please follow and share your thoughts there 🙂

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Book Review: The Invisible Library
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“It was about finding unique works of fiction, and saving them in a place out of time and space.”

It’s really difficult not to like a book about Libraries, Spies, Unique Books, Magic, Alternate Worlds, Beast, Demons, Fair Folk and many many more. The book has all the elements, characters and everything to be really awesome and unique but it lacked something which I’m trying to figure out.

In this book, there is the Library and many other libraries in alternate worlds, how many are there? It’s not mentioned. And they are not organised or anything (not as in Shades of Magic; where we have 4 Londons). Also, there is a special Language, it’s in English but not really English, those who sees it can read it but can’t understand its real meaning. Confusing right? I wish she had put more effort in the special language and created something unique or special for this book.

The characters; I liked Irene and Bradamant, especially Bradamant, she’s so badass but I wish we saw more of Irene and Kai (maybe in Book 2?). Alberich is someone who didn’t catch my attention till the very end. Loved the idea of the story, i wish book 2 will be more enjoyable.

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// Makadait | ما كدّيت

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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air
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“So what tense was I living? Have I proceeded beyond the present tense and into the past perfect? The future tense seems vacant and, on other’s lips, jarring.”

This book broke my heart and shattered it to pieces. My mother died of cancer almost 11 years ago, and I can’t imagine how it was for her to know that she has cancer, the unknown seemed a bit clear, that this fatal illness brings only misery and death even when you become better, it comes back again with lots of pain, misery and DEATH.

Paul Kalanithi is a neurosurgeon, from the book you can feel/know that he was a great man with a great future that he didn’t have, or maybe had half of it or a bit, who knows. The book starts with his life as a residence, then moves to when he became a patient, after that it ends with his wife Lucy talking about his last days and how he died.

The first part was ok. The 2nd part was awful, because we as regular patients, don’t have the full picture of our illnesses even when the doctor tries to explain everything to you. But imagine a doctor finding out that he has cancer and how fatal it is; this was awful. I mean, how he had to deal with it after knowing/seeing his results, that was really bad.

Coming to the end of the book where Lucy his wife ends the book with the last few days of his life spent surrounded by his family and loved ones, describing his death by her own words was really sad and heartbreaking. I cried reading his wife’s words.

I finished this book in just 4 hrs, couldn’t keep it down.

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