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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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    Expert Advice

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 13/04/2018

    » In several Peanuts comic strips, little Lucy sets up a booth. For a nickel she'll solve a problem bothering you. Her advice is quite good, indicating insight unlikely in the young. The thing about advice is that virtually everyone offers it, asked for or not, free and costly.

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    Delivering the e-book experience

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 04/03/2015

    » The practice of reading e-books in Thailand has received a big boost from a mobile application called Ookbee.

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    Dan Brown with a Thai voice

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/03/2018

    » The Thai award-winning detective novel Kaholmahoratuek is that rare breed: a page-turner set in the 1940s that mixes poetry, history, murder and revenge. The book's appeal also lies with the writer's use of genre elements -- serial murders, cryptic clues and detective work -- in the vintage setting of old Bangkok where century-old temples, back alleys and local communities become grisly crime scenes.

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    Chinese emigre confronted by reality in dream land

    Brunch, Published on 08/04/2018

    » As futile as it can feel, there's a lot to be said for frustration. Having our desires and expectations thwarted lets us know where our selves end and where others' begin. "People become real to us by frustrating us," psychoanalyst (and master aphorist) Adam Phillips writes. "If they don't frustrate us they are merely figures of fantasy."

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