Books

Eternity GirlCreators: Magdalene Visaggio (writer), Sonny Liew (artist), Chris Chuckry (colourist), Todd Klein (letterer).Publisher: Young Animal/DC Comics All Caroline Sharp wants is to die. The only problem is, she CAN’T die. She has tried jumping off a bridge (“at least once a month,” she reckons), slashed her wrists (she has no blood to begin with), hung herself (though
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Get the Sunday Star paper today (Jan 13) for your 25% discount coupon on these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Baking All Year Round Author: Rosanna PansinoPublisher: Atria BooksPrice: RM145.90 YouTube has been incredibly kind to Rosanna Pansino, who runs the Nerdy Mummies cooking series, one of the most popular baking shows on the
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Former United States President Barack Obama weighed in on the best pop culture of 2018, posting his favourite books, movies and music of the year on his official Facebook page. Sorry, television. Better luck next year. “As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favourite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists,” Obama
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The wily Sang Kancil. The hilariously idiotic Pak Pandir. The tragedy of the falsely accused Mahsuri, the strength and heroism of the hero Badang, and the mystery of the beautiful Princess of Ledang Mountain…. A generation or two ago, most Malaysians would have grown up with these folktales. These classic stories used to be passed
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Frustrated  with children’s stories of passive princesses and damsels in distress, two Italian women crowdfunded their way into publishing history with a record- breaking book of inspirational tales for “rebel girls”. And their revolution has only just begun. The first volume of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo was
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There is nothing more valuable to give a child than an education, and books play an important role in that. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), Malaysia’s literacy rate stands at almost 95%. However, thousands of children from rural and urban-poor areas, as well as refugee children, still lack access
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‘The Legal Lion Of The Commonwealth: Judgments’ Editors: Angela Yap & Ritchie RameshPublisher: Akasaa Publishers, nonfiction Many people, even those well-known like former Supreme Court judge Tan Sri Dr Eusoffe Abdoolcader, are forgotten by the general public over time. Or if Eusoffe is remembered, it would only be for the time he was suspended after
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Merry Christmas, everyone! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, so let’s deck the halls with some panels of folly, and join the Ghost of Christmas Comics’ Past to uncover five of the most unusual and the best (or worst, you decide) Christmas superhero stories ever told! Photo: DC Comics Superman’s Christmas Adventure (1940) By today’s
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern WorldAuthor: Simon WinchesterPublisher: Harper, history “My father was for all his working life a precision engineer,” British author and journalist Simon Winchester writes in The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World. In his childhood, his father would show him around his workplace. He also describes
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One of the key ideas underpinning the American Dream is a puritanical belief in the merits of hard work. On average Americans work longer hours, with fewer days of paid leave than almost any other developed country. On top of that, wages have stagnated for almost 30 years and there is not a single county
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Madeleine Albright served as US ambassador to the United Nations during the mid-1990s, and later as Secretary of State during the Clinton administration. Now in her 80s, she is a professor of International Relations and teaches at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington DC. Co-written with Bill Woodward, her latest book, Fascism: A
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