A month of frothy reading, for a change. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series fell into my hands, and, having heard about its phenomenal success in the adolescent market, I was curious about it. I expected to skim the first book and then lose interest, but I landed up devouring all four tomes in quick succession. I use ‘devouring’ purposefully: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (Atom) chronicle the adventures of […]

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Non-fiction choices this month: the story of success and the art of happiness. While success doesn’t necessarily guarantee happiness, acquiring the art of being happy could be seen as the greatest of all human achievements. Outliers: The story of success by Malcolm Gladwell (Allen Lane) What is it that makes some people famous and successful, and others not? Why did the Beatles stand out from hundreds of other promising bands […]

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