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    A variety of attractions at Book Expo

    Life, Published on 18/10/2017

    » Book Expo Thailand will kick-start today with an exciting array of books of all genres and interesting exhibitions and activities running until Oct 29, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek Road. It's open daily from 10am-9pm.

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    The king of the book geeks

    Life, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Kenny Leck runs an unlikely business -- an independent bookshop -- with remarkable success. In Singapore, property prices keep making new highs, and Leck has had to move his shop three times. Now his quaint and homey BooksActually is in the heart of Tiong Bahru, once a residential area that has recently acquired a hip vibe (maybe that will make him move shop again?). Open 24/7, BooksActually is known as a hub of the growing Singapore literary scene. Leck or as he is locally known -- "The king of the book geeks" -- has been on The Straits Times' list of one of 20 most powerful people in the arts in Singapore for three years.

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    Happiness in a book

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 16/12/2016

    » Can money really buy happiness? What factors in one's childhood ensure one's happiness in adulthood? Do sons or daughters make parents more happy? And why is stress such an enemy to trying to lose weight? Apparently, something as vague as feelings and happiness can be quantifiable and explained, thanks to Salmon Books' recent release How Happiness Works And Why We Behave The Way We Do. Packaged in a bright yellow hue with nothing less than a huge smiley face on the cover, Nattavudh Powdthavee explains the economics of happiness and our feelings in 32 easy-to-digest chapters.

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    Judge a book by words

    Life, Published on 18/05/2015

    » National Artist Chamaiporn Bangkombang, whose pen name is Chamaiporn Saengkrachang, has been known for her inspiring books that cover human drama, poems and children's literature as well as her much-praised non-fiction works.

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    Stylish sisterhood

    Muse, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 01/11/2014

    » We live in the present. And that sometimes makes us forget that yesterday was also the time of our lives. We have forgotten how fashionable the fashion was ten years ago because looking at it now, it was downright old-fashioned. And we wonder how fashionable girls in the past could be.

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    Mr book smart

    Life, Published on 15/09/2014

    » It is hard to imagine but Pawawit Klinpratoom, the author of eight best-selling books on becoming rich, didn't start off particularly successful. His first venture, a restaurant business in Australia, failed miserably. 

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    Tongue-in-cheek

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 19/01/2018

    » It has been a while a since I smiled while reading a book. My sense of humour is good and I don't hold back my laughter at something that tickles my funny bone. I find Thai double-entendres most amusing. This reviewer wishes books were funny. Those called hilarious by critics simply aren't.

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    A writer of versatility and promise

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/01/2018

    » When Jidanun Lueangpiansamut sat down in front of me, we had a purple book rested between us on a glass table. On its cover, a green silhouette of a timid lion stood out from a roaring crowd -- quite an appropriate design considering its title: Singto Nok Kok. The lion doesn't fit in or conform with the rest of the pack.

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    Report from the far South

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/01/2018

    » The first issue of The Melayu Review has the clean sophistication of a respectable literary journal. The layout is unfussy, the photographs black-and-white, and the text in Thai, in shipshape blocks. An editor's note on the first page quotes Dostoyevsky: "But how could you live and have no story to tell?"

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    The 18-year itch

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Contrary to poems and films, love isn't the only reason for marriage. Nor is it the strongest. Arranged marriage takes precedence. So does making the girl pregnant and doing the right thing. Indeed there's a list of reasons, not least lust -- the sap running in both the male and female.

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