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September 26, 2011

Book review – Imran Khan’s Pakistan, a personal history

So what do I think about the book?! – I think, it’s a sales pitch – it screams at you, “Vote for me – I am the only ‘honest’ candidate around for the next prime minister of Pakistan and I am ready to do this job now!” By Fareeha Qayoom
September 18, 2011

Book Review: Bill Bryson’s ‘A short history of nearly everything’

Unfortunately people who usually write text books or fact books are no writers. I think they should just hire real writers like Bryson…if I had a book like ‘a short history of nearly everything’ at school. Things might have been indeed different. I mean, the book is readable, accessible, and full of fun facts, not to mention, interesting…furthermore, it’s an enjoyable read By Fareeha Qayoom
February 27, 2011

Book Review: Hadley Freeman’s The Meaning of Sunglasses

Have you read The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce? If you have, you might like this book too. It’s an irreverent look at A to Z of fashion from Freeman’s eyes, (she’s the Deputy Fashion Editor at The Guardian). The book is arranged in short alphabetical passages starting from A – “Accessories: going to hell in a handbag,” to Y – “Yoga, Detoxes, and other euphemisms for exercise and diet.” By Fareeha Qayoom
February 6, 2011

Book Review: Richard Reeves’ Happy Mondays

As the book Synopsis puts it at Reeves’ website – “Work has had centuries of bad press, being blamed for everything from unhappiness to lack of sex. It’s time to give work a break. This is a book for people who love what they do - or wish they could - and shows how to get the best return for your love as well as your labor. For centuries people viewed ‘work’ as something to be endured. They worked in order to live. The 9 to 5 grind, done purely for the money. Some people still endure work today - if they don’t enjoy their job. But a new era is dawning. We are in the midst of a revolution in the role of work in our lives. Work is now important - more than ever before. Work is who you are. And a growing number of people actually love to work.” By Fareeha Qayoom