Writing prompts for novels for studentsJuly 19, 2014 – 01:42 pm

Writing prompts for novels for students

Most students watch video clips in their day to day life, from YouTube videos in a Facebook newsfeed to a Vine clip recorded by a friend. When it comes to gathering information from videos in an educational setting, students have to change their purpose for viewing. Similar to the way that readers change the way we engage with text when moving from a novel to a textbook, students need to use a critical eye when watching a video to gather information…

Urdu novels for ReadingJuly 13, 2014 – 10:20 am

Urdu novels for Reading

Seller­s claim e-books, intern­et dent book sales. Urdu novels most popular at book fair. PHOTO: FILE A one-day book fair organised by the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology saw scores of students visit the various books stalls on Saturday. The event was held to promote the habit of book reading among the younger generation. But despite a large crowd, students did not buy books as they claimed the same can be read over…

Latest novels in EnglishApril 5, 2014 – 10:59 am

Latest novels in English

This tumultuous tale of life in a bleak farmhouse on the Yorkshire moors is a popular set text for GCSE and A-level English study, but away from the demands of the classroom it’s easier to enjoy its drama and intensity. Populated largely by characters whose inability to control their own emotions leads to violence and revenge, it’s a tale that spans two generations and two families. At the heart of the story is the mysterious ‘gypsy’, Heathcliff…

New novels in MayJanuary 30, 2015 – 05:46 pm

New novels in May

The New York Times bestselling author launches The Mapmaker s Children at Brown University. Sarah McCoy, author of The New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Baker’s Daughter, has a new book out this Tuesday, and she s come to Providence to launch it. The event, hosted by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 at Brown University. Here s the synopsis of The Mapmaker s Children, McCoy s third…

Visual novels murder mysteryJune 11, 2015 – 11:51 am

Visual novels murder mystery

These are, in my opinion, the best translated Visual Novels out there. Keep in mind that if I haven’t read them they can’t make it here, so don’t worry if you don’t see your favorites. Likewise, if they’re not in English I can’t read them. If you’re new to visual novels and want to know more about them, feel free to ask either here or using one of the options on my “Contact / Follow Me” page (under the “About” tab). Also, keep in mind that any PSP…

Visual novels About vampiresMarch 7, 2015 – 09:08 am

Visual novels About vampires

Fatal Hearts is a visual novel from Hanako Games, an independent American group of small time game makers.Fatal Hearts is a heartrendingly sad and romantic coming of age story about Christina, a bored teenager wasting her summer with her friend Lucy. When young women begin to turn up murdered in abandoned areas, and Christina happens across one of them, her life is changed forever as she is drawn into a strange world of vampire cults and werewolf…

Visual novels with gameplayNovember 4, 2014 – 12:07 pm

Visual novels with gameplay

The ever-present mechanic I’ve noticed in many Japanese games is Visual Novel dialogue and storytelling. It’s used in games such as Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea, Advance Wars, Metal Gear Solid, Ar Tonelico… The list just goes on and on. I’m so used to visual novels that I’ve almost taken it for granted in Japanese games, but since it’s so prevalent, it should be observed for its form and purpose even more. This raises some interesting questions: What…