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Kasia Kowalczyk

Fascinated by how books influence culture and society, and especially keen on fiction. Still not fully convinced to ebooks, Kasia reads on a Kindle from time to time. But, whenever possible, she'll always pick print.
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Beijing bookstore traditional Chinese garden collage

Beijing’s new surrealist bookstore inspired by classical Chinese gardens

Designed by architectural firm X+Living, this breath-taking bookstore brings book buying in Beijing to a whole different level.

Kasia Kowalczyk August 17, 2020
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StoryBundle World Sci-Fi 3 ebook bundle

Get a fantastic sci-fi ebook bundle for the price you set

StoryBundle has just released its third World Sci-Fi Bundle, curated by Lavie Tidhar – a fantastic compilation of works by writers from all corners of the Earth.

Kasia Kowalczyk July 15, 2020
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Best childrens books 2020

Best kids books of the year – what are the 2020 picks by age?

From super spy alligator duos to a 116-year-old student, here are some of the best books of the year so far, picked by Amazon Editors.

Kasia Kowalczyk August 24, 2020
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Best interactive iPad book apps for children

Share the joy of reading with these 11 interactive iPad books for kids

There are plenty of interactive iPad book apps that educate as much as they entertain. We’ve picked the best ones.

Kasia Kowalczyk June 24, 2020
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Hot new ebooks for spring 2020 - Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad

12 top new ebooks to read during the quarantine spring 2020

This spring is packed with upcoming hot new releases from Veronica Roth, Sue Monk Kidd, and Suzanne Collins, perfect to add to your quarantine reading list for a little escapism during lockdown.

Kasia Kowalczyk April 19, 2020
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Best facts about books libraries reading

50 most interesting facts about books, libraries, and reading

Which president read at least one book per day? How old is the oldest library in the world? Which country reads the most? These and many other fun facts are guaranteed to surprise you.

Kasia Kowalczyk April 6, 2020
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Hundreds of Audible audiobooks free during coronavirus

Audible just made hundreds of titles free to help during coronavirus pandemic

In an effort to make quarantine a bit easier, Audible decided to make a vast selection of its titles available to listen to for free.

Kasia Kowalczyk March 21, 2020
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The top novels about virus outbreaks, epidemics, and plagues

14 thought-provoking novels about virus outbreaks and plagues

These thrilling books by Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Albert Camus, Ken Follett, or Lydia Kang show how plagues impact the morality and culture of the society, leading to decay and dictatorship.

Kasia Kowalczyk February 3, 2020
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StoryBundle Writing Now! bundle - January 2020

Writers, get these fantastic books on writing for the price you set

StoryBundle has just released The Write Now! Bundle, curated by Nick Mamatas – a perfect way to meet your New Year’s writing resolutions.

Kasia Kowalczyk January 25, 2020
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Best books for aspiring writers - quick list

11 books every aspiring writer should read

This handy guide comprises eleven must-read books for novice and experienced writers alike.

Kasia Kowalczyk December 29, 2019
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Night light with Bluetooth speaker - gifts for book lovers

Night lamp with Bluetooth speaker – perfect for audiobooks

A great gift for a book lover in your life – this beautiful night lamp offers warm, natural light with adjustable candle flicking effect. A built-in speaker can play audiobooks for even 8 hours.

Average rating: 4.9/5

Amazon $34.99

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Fully-adjustable video-conferencing iPad stand

Foldable, fully adjustable aluminum iPad stand

This stylish and stable stand from Satechi lets you adjust both the angle and height, helping you set your iPad closer to eye level. It’s helpful when you take part in online meetings or make lots of video calls. ⇢ More iPad stands.

Average rating: 4.6/5

Amazon $34.99

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