5 Promising Books to watch out for this October

5 Promising Books to watch out for this October

  After the much awaited release of Salman Rushdie‘s new book and Twinkle Khanna’s Mrs. Funnybones, we’re looking forward to the release of these five great books in October. 1. For the romantics in college The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian | Fiction Banker turned author Ravi Subramanian has written several bestselling banking thrillers including The Incredible Banker and God is a Gamer. Now for the first time the author.

Reliving the nostalgia of Hindi Literature, on Hindi Diwas


  It has been a while since I read a book or novel in Hindi. With the advent of the Internet age, everything from work to education to conversation happens in English. Only when I am with friends, family, or in rare conversation with vendors, do I speak in Hindi. I guess English is so well absorbed in our beings now that we practically live our lives in English, we imagine in.

The Most Popular Books of All Time

The Most Popular Books of All Time

  There is no dearth of lists on the internet naming the most popular books in literary history, yet there’s no way to ascertain which is the most popular one of them all. The following infographic from Lovereading.co.uk gives a good interpretation based on the number of translations, editions, and copies sold. The list includes all time great books such as Homer’s Odyssey, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry.

7 renowned authors who were born in September

7 renowned authors who were born in September

  Source By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. - Helen Hunt Jackson It’s not yet winter, but the loveliness of autumn lingers with the onset of September. People born in the month of September are often classified as ‘perfectionists’ and are intellectuals or artistic. We have evidence enough to prove this, with birthdays of some of the most famous authors falling.

10 Memorable Siblings in Literature

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  Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something― Lemony Snicket Love them, hate them or fight with them, we just can’t do without our brothers and sisters. They are our first friends, and first competitors. And when siblings team up they’re pretty much unstoppable. Literature is full of memorable sibling relationships, from two brothers’ inseparable bond in The Lowland, to a brother and sister who get married.

20 Appetizing Desserts from your Favourite Books

20 Appetizing Desserts from your Favourite Books

  Like movies have popcorn, literature has dessert! This flavourful infographic from Shari’s Berries will make your mouth water as you read your favourite books. That Tiramisu treat is just what you need as you read Elizabeth Gilbert, and a Lemon Cake to go with ‘The Great Gatsby’. Taste them all, Readers. Bon appetite! Courtesy: berries.com More infographics: 12 Reasons Why Books Make Great Gifts | Words You Never Knew Come from Books

10 J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter Facts every Fan ought to know

10 J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter Facts every Fan ought to know

  Source Bestselling Potter series author J.K. Rowling celebrates her 50th birthday today. Incidentally, it is also the birthday of the character Harry Potter! To mark the day, we bring you 10 lesser known facts about the author and the series that you absolutely have to know if you’re a fan. 1. Author J.K. Rowling is the first person to become a billionaire (U.S. dollars) by writing books. 2. Rowling’s publisher suggested.

10 Haruki Murakami Quotes that sum up Life and Love

10 Haruki Murakami Quotes that sum up Life and Love

    One of the most sought after writers of today, Japanese author Haruki Murakami is known for his surrealistic and melancholic stories. Murakami’s characters inhabit a world of their own, and once a reader has had a taste of that world, there’s no going back. His novels 1Q84, Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore are known both for their outstanding prose, as well as the great length! We’ve collected.

5 Books by Indian Authors we’re Awaiting this Quarter

5 Books by Indian Authors we're Awaiting this Quarter

  The most talked about book this year is perhaps Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. This year has been all about the buzz around lost novels of famous writers. Yet there have been some remarkable books by Indian writers too. Here are 5 books we’re looking forward to reading in the next three months. 1. Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column in The Times of.

10 Magical Quotes from The Little Prince

5 Magical Quotes from The Little Prince

    The 3rd most-translated book in the world, French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s famous novella The Little Prince is a treat of equal appeal to children as well as grown-ups. On one level it is the story of an airman’s discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the.

10 Quotes that will Make You Fall in Love with Books, Again!

Quotes that will make you fall in love with books

  For those who love reading, books are a uniquely magical world. They inspire you, strengthen you, make you laugh, make you cry, make you understand life and above all, provide a sweet escape when you really need it. Here are 10 quotes, compiled by buzzfeed, that express the extraordinary power of books and our undying love for reading.  Further Reading on #IndiakaLibrary: 10 Beautiful Sentences in Literature | 10 Signs You’re.

10 Beautiful Sentences in Literature

10 Beautiful Sentences in Literature

  Writers have a gift of expressing even the most mundane and the most tragic in beautiful words. Literature is full of sentences that take us a minute to absorb, reflect on and marvel on the beauty of the prose.  We’ve picked out 10 sentences from famous books that we found absolutely beautiful. Enjoy!  “As Estha stirred the thick jam he thought Two Thoughts and the Two Thoughts he thought.

Remembering Franz Kafka: 10 Powerful Quotes from the Author

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  When I read Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis last year, I had just one word to describe the work. Hard-hitting. 20th century German writer Kafka’s prose is filled with the themes of human alienation and brutality. Trained as a lawyer, Kafka is said to have a difficult relationship with his father, which formed an important aspect of the writer’s life and work. Albert Camus, Gabriel García Márquez and Jean-Paul Sartre are among.

7 Memorable Fathers in Literature

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  “He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.”–George Saunders Fathers are often underrated when it comes to emotional relationships. But they are our first role models. On the occasion of Father’s Day, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable fathers in modern literature..

10 Signs You’re a Book-Addict

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  If 5 or more of these happens to you, then you’re on the irrevocable path of being a book addict. Well, that calls for a night of non-stop reading! 1. Window shopping, online shopping or a lot of shopping, for you it all comes down to buying books. A LOT OF BOOKS!    2. You frequently wake up with a book hangover.   3. Everyone you know has bedroom.

12 Quotes that Celebrate the Magic of Reading Books

10 Quotes that celebrate the magic of reading books

  Reading books is one of the best ways to grow in life. Not only is it a joyous activity, it transports you into far away worlds you never knew existed. In our busy lives, it’s tough to find time for reading. But there are many simple ways to do so. Several of the famous authors have often emphasized on the importance and the many pleasures of reading. Here are.

10 Inspiring J.K. Rowling Quotes for a ‘Good Life’

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    In 2008, J.K. Rowling gave a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University that resonated with many people around the world. Her newly published book Very Good Lives offers Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own.

10 Beautiful Life Quotes from Maya Angelou

10 Beautiful Life Quotes from Maya Angelou

    Born on April 4, 1928, Maya Angelou was an American author and poet, best known for her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. A recipient of dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees, Angelou was respected as a spokesperson.

Life, Death and his own Obituary: Remembering Khushwant Singh

Life, Death and his own Obituary: Remembering Khushwant Singh

  The grand old man of Indian writing, Khushwant Singh passed away in 2014 on this day. Born in Hadali, on February 2, 1915, Singh was an acclaimed writer, journalist and one of India’s best known satirists. A man of great wit and humor, Singh spread ribald cheer with his celebrated column — With Malice towards One and All — in the Hindustan Times.  Along with some internationally renowned books including “Train to.

Remembering Anne Frank: 7 Uplifting Quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

7 Uplifting Quotes from Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

  70 years ago, sometime in the month of March, Anne Frank breathed her last. A teen diarist and writer Anne is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust.  Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.  We’ve reproduced.

12 Reasons Why Books Make Great Gifts

12 Reasons Why Books Make Great Gifts

  When in doubt, read. When lost in gift ideas, gift a book! Designed by WPromote  for BookPal, a site that promotes literacy and education, this infographic comes in handy when you’re wondering what to gift your family and friends. Below are 12 reasons why gifting a book is a fun idea. Presented By BookPal More interesting infographics to check out: 15 Words You Never Knew Came from Books | How Long.

How Reading helps Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates

How Reading helps Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates

  There is no definite formula for success. But over the years, we’ve seen commonalities in the habits and lives of successful people across the world. One such factor is reading. Most successful people read a lot, everyday.  This one habit develops their vision and leads to clearer thinking. Earlier this year, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg declared 2015 the ‘ Year of Books’ and started a challenge to read two books.

Books that Inspire Bestselling Author Jeffrey Archer

Books that Inspire Bestselling Author Jeffrey Archer

  International bestselling author Jeffery Archer was in Mumbai recently as part of a five-city tour to launch and promote his upcoming book ‘Mightier Than The Sword’, the fifth and final book in the compelling ‘Clifton Chronicles’ series, the Times of India reported. It was a lifetime chance for readers and fans to ask questions and meet the author of several bestselling books such as Not A Penny More, Not A Penny.

Words You Never Knew Come from Books

Words You Never Knew Come from Books

Yes, there was ‘unfriend’ long before Facebook.   This infographic from lovereading.co.uk lists some of the most outstanding words in English which come from literature. Some might surprise you! Via visual.ly  

8 Simple Ways to Make More Time for Reading

8 Simple Ways to Make More Time for Reading

    “I DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ.” Yes, we say it all the time. But the truth is, some of the busiest people on our planet are also avid readers. Reading sparks your creativity, helps you grow your understanding of complex problems and grows you intellectually, while at the same time, reading is a very relaxing activity. But how do we make time to read? Here’s how. 1. Cut.

The Weekly Reading List #3

Weekly Reading List 3

  Each week we bring you books across various genres, books we think are worthy of your time, some of them bestsellers. This week our reading list consists of bestselling books from Paulo Coelho and Amish Tripathi, the biography of Steve Jobs and the classic children’s fiction, Charlotte’s Web. Enjoy Reading! 1. Adultery by Paulo Coelho | Fiction Adultery, the newest novel from the international bestselling author Paulo Coelho, is thought-provoking as.

10 Things a True Book Lover Would Never Say

10 Things a True Book Lover Would Never Say

  We book lovers are generally quiet people. We like to sit in cozy chairs, get lost in imaginary worlds, and not talk to others for extended periods of time. But there are certain things we’d never ever say or even think of saying. Thought Catalog recently came up with a list of things you’d never hear a book lover say. Here’s our list, inspired by them.  1. “I don’t.

The Weekly Reading List #2

Weekly Reading List 2

  Actor Naseeruddin Shah’s sparkling memoir, a tribute to cartoonist R.K. Laxman, Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller Gone Girl, and classics by Pulitzer winners Harper Lee and Junot Diaz. Here’s our Reading List for this week. 1.  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz | Literary Fiction   Junot Diaz is a brilliant author and his writing evokes quite the emotion from his audience. The Brief Wondrous Life of.

The Many Emotions of Love in these Timeless, Beautiful Letters

The Many Emotions of Love in these Timeless, Beautiful Letters

  Writing love-letters has become a lost art in the Internet age. Yet, love as an emotion is central to our existence. With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, we bring you some beautiful love letters exchanged by famous writers and artists.  Vita Sackville-West’s honest letter to writer Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov‘s letters to Vera, and Zelda’s loving letter to F Scott Fitzgerald, these letters are reminiscent of classic love and the timeless.

10 Absolutely Moving Quotes from Sylvia Plath

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One of the most dynamic and admired poets of the twentieth century, Sylvia Plath took her life at the age of thirty, on February 11, 1963.  In the ensuing years her work attracted the attention of a multitude of readers, who saw in her singular verse an attempt to catalogue despair, violent emotion, and obsession with death. Below are 10 moving quotes from the celebrated author and poet. “I love people..

The Weekly Reading List #1

Weekly Reading List 1

  A fine collection from author Khushwant Singh, who would have turned 100 this year, business writer Rashmi Bansal‘s new book of inspiring stories, an essential romance for the month of love from Madhuri Banerjee, Devdutt Pattanaik’s evergreen retelling of Ramayana and Coetzee’s chilling classic. Here’s our Reading List for this week. 1. Arise, Awake by Rashmi Bansal | Business & Entrepreneurship Arise, Awake is the story of young-entrepreneurs who started a business.

10 Things You Need to Know About Harper Lee’s Mockingbird Sequel

10 Things You Need to Know About Harper Lee's Mockingbird Sequel

    More than half a century after she published her only novel, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird has announced that she’ll publish a new book this summer. Amid widespread excitement following the announcement of Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s fans have also shown concern for the author. Speculations are on on whether the 88-year-old novelist may have been pressured into publishing the book. When an author’s debut novel.

7 Quotes from Famous Authors on Reading

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  Any great writer has to be a voracious reader first. Here are 7 quotes from famous authors on reading.

Letters to a Young Poet


        In 1902, a 19-year-old aspiring poet named Franz Kappus sent a letter and some of his work to the hugely influential Bohemian-Austrian poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, and politely asked for some feedback. Some months later, the following invaluable response reached Kappus, and it didn’t end there — over the course of the next 5 years, Rilke continued to write to him with advice.  In 1929, three years after.

10 Beautiful Quotes from Losing my Religion

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  Vishwas Mudagal’s successful debut novel Losing my Religion is about losing one’s faith, losing belief in all things that one has stood for in life. And then begins the search to find oneself all over again. Here are 10 beautiful quotes from this riveting life journey. ‘I accept my past. I neither rejoice nor mourn it.’ – Alex “Be Shameless. Experiment. This is the only way to identify your.

How Long It Takes to Read Popular Books


  It’s more than often that I feel that time will run out and I’ll not be able to read all the books I want to. There are some enduring classics that we’ve been putting off reading for years. For lack of time, mostly. It’s time now to chuck the excuses an pick these books up. An infographic from Personal Creations helps all the busy people out there to find.

10 Literary Holidays Every Book Lover Should Know

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  If you’re a book lover, you probably don’t need a reason or a day to revel in your love for books. Yet, it is nice sometimes to know that there are some fun holidays to share, spread and appreciate our love for the written word. Spend time at a library, write something of your own or plan a party for one of these delightful literary holidays. 1. Winnie the.

10 Memorable Roald Dahl Quotes

Memorable Roald Dahl Quotes

  Roald Dahl is the author of the beloved children’s books, “Matilda,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. He’s also known for his adult books – mystery novels with more mature plot lines – and for his service in the British Royal Air Force during World War II. Dahl’s books and personal pearls of wisdom are an excellent source of wisdom and inspiration. Here are 10.

10 Fascinating Facts about the English Language

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  1. The offspring of a polar bear and a grizzly bear is called a “pizzly bear.” 2. Gambrinous means “being full of beer.” 3. The word “infant” is from the Latin for “unable to speak.” 4. The Spice Girls are mentioned five times in the Oxford English Dictionary, under “girl power,” “big,” “merchandised,” “popularist,” and “tabloid.” 5. The first letters of the months separating June and December spell ‘JASON’. 6..

Celebrating Tolstoy

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  As the world celebrates the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy’s 186th birthday, we bring you a list of some of his most prized works. The author of two of the greatest works of realist fiction ever written, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy is also regarded as world’s best novelist by many. Also a moral thinker and philosopher, his works had a profound influence on men like Mahatma Gandhi and.

6 Emotions Only a Book Nerd Will Understand

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10 Phrases Every Book Lover Should Know

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  You might have heard of Binge-Reading, but have you ever wondered what’s an ARC? In this age of fast-evolving technology, language changes quickly too and Internet slangs change quicker. To ensure that you don’t stay amiss, Epic Reads has assembled a Glossary for every book nerd. Check out the 10 essential phrases below.   What other terms would you add to the glossary?

Can You Guess these Classics from their Book Covers?


  It’s time for a game that every book-lover loves. Guess the names of these classic books from their covers.   1.   2.   3.     4.     5.   6.     7.   8.   9.   10.   Here are the answers:   1.   2. 3.   4.   5.   6.   7.   8.   9.   10.

How to get over Reader’s Block

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  The Urban Dictionary defines ‘Reader’s Block’ as a state when you cannot, for the life of you, pick up a book and read it. Sure, you may be able to read a paragraph or two, or maybe even a page, but you don’t retain anything of what you just read or have the attention span and/or will to go on. This is common for those who have ADD, are in.

Best Friends Forever: 7 Legendary Friendships in Literature


  Not only are books our best friends, but we also find some great friendships hidden in the pages of these books. With International Friendship Day just around the corner, we bring you some of the most iconic friendships in literature.  1. Sancho Panza and Don Quixote Sancho Panza is Don Quixote’s inseparable companion and squire in Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It’s a friendship that, over the.

15 Essential Words Shakespeare Has Given Us


    In all of his work – the plays, the sonnets and the narrative poems – Shakespeare uses 17,677 words: Of those words, he is credited with inventing an incredible 1,700 of them! Any many of those words have entered into our everyday language in a way that we can’t imagine a substitute for them . Here are 15 examples of words we can thank Shakespeare for.   1..

Mandela Day: Remembering the Icon


It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. Celebrated South African leader and global peace icon Nelson Mandela would have been 96 today. In the honour of the great leader and anti-apartheid revolutionary, the entire world is reflecting on his life and message and celebrating his birthday – the international day aimed at “bringing people together.

Celebrating Ruskin


  The pioneer and the beloved big daddy of children’s literature in India, Ruskin Bond‘s books are a joy to behold. The author, who was recently awarded the Padma Bhushan, started his literary journey by telling the autobiographical story of an orphaned Anglo-Indian boy Rusty in his first novel, ‘The Room on the Roof’, followed by its sequel ‘Vagrants in the Valley’ and 30 other books for children in his more.

10 Popular American Slangs you didn’t know!


  A friend recently told me to please take a raincheck. And I asked him, ‘What the hell are you saying??’ He laughed. And I thought he is one weird fellow, only till he told me that it was a popular slang. ‘How come I didn’t know it?’ I wondered. So here I’ve compiled a list of 10 popular American slangs, which have very well found their way in the Indian usage,.

How to Read One Book a Week


  Books are a powerhouse of knowledge and have the ability to transform our lives. Yet, most of us don’t read nearly as many books as we can. This can be due to lack of time, lack of interest or purely out of laziness. Here is a way, to make the most of your time. With some simple changes that will help you to see reading as a hobby and not.

10 Sentences that Sound Impossible but are Grammatically Correct


  1.One morning I shot an elephant in my Pajamas. How he got into my Pajamas I’ll never know. This is one of many superb one liners by Groucho Marx. Take advantage of the fact that the same sentence can have two different structures. One morning [I shot an elephant] [in my pajamas]. One morning [I shot] [an elephant in my pajamas]. 2. That that exists exists in that that that.

What Kind of Book Reader are you?


  In a fun exercise, we’ve divided the kinds of readers into 10 categories based on reading behaviour. Which one are you? 1. The Chronological Reader Slow and steady wins the race, dear reader. You are the tortoise to the promiscuous reader’s distracted-at-any-turn hare. You buy a book, you read it. You buy another, you read it. Perhaps you borrow a book at the library. You read it, and then.

11 favourite places to read


  I love reading! And I love drawing a list of places I love reading in! Here it goes.. 1. In my nice, comfy bed Your nice, comfy bed is the perfect place to read and perhaps, the best. After all, we all love drifting to sleep with that favorite book in hand. 2. Nestled on the couch Hot summer days or cold winter days, a couch is always your best.

Covers that made me GRAB the Book!


  So I walked around our Library, and picked up the books whose covers attracted me instantly and made me want to read the book. Isn’t that how all of us make our first purchases in a bookstore? 1. Jaws  This Level 2, Elementary “Penguin Reader” contains 500 words and tells the story of Amity, a quiet town near New York, that gets terrorized by a Great White Shark. Policeman Brody.

Favourites from my School Library


  School libraries were not just about a strict librarian and a long boring hour to be spent in giggling, hiding and pretending to read. We did read some classics which still have a place in our hearts and a place in the world. Here are some that I remember. 1. Enid Blyton’s  Enid Blyton is the first name that comes to mind (yes, even before Shakespeare) when I think.

10 Famous Authors who wrote under Pen Names


Pen names or nom de plumes have always been popular with authors. While some writers, such as Bronte sisters and J.K. Rowling, choose to protect their identity for practical reasons (namely, gender stereotypes), others’ reasoning remains a mystery. Many have been nudged into name changes by agents or publishers. 1. J. K. Rowling (Robert Galbraith) The famous author of the Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling has written a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling under.

10 books that are infinitely better than the movie


Interestingly, when a book is adapted into a film, the question critics and fans alike are prone to asking is not, “Is it a good movie?” but, “Is it better than the book?” The metric for “better” tends to involve whether or not the plot includes favorite scenes from the literary version, and, crucially, whether or not the ending is altered. Not all books-turned-movies are bad, but most are attempts.

10 books that changed lives


Here are 10 books, recommended by 10 famous personalities of the world. These are books that have inspired people profoundly over the years and are capable of changing lives. 1. Steve Jobs Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was very fast thinking and wanted to do things. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand was one of his guides in life. Published in 1957, “Atlas Shrugged” was Ayn Rand’s greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In.

11 signs that you are a bibliophile


The dictionary defines bibliophile as a person who loves books. Here are signs that tell if you are one. 1. You can never have enough of books. No matter how many books are piled unread on your shelf, you still can’t resist the temptation to buy new ones. 2. You spend more money on books instead of clothes and other luxuries. Yes, that’s true! After all books are longer lasting than.

Our dream for the new Cabinet!


Minister of Civil Aviation Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…yes, it’s Superman! Who can regulate our air traffic better!!!! Minister of Finance The stingiest, richest duck in the world, our favourite business tycoon, Uncle Scrooge is tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties and always makes it square! Minister of Home Affairs The greatest and.

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