Book Reviews

Book ReviewsMarch 30, 2017

A Book Review on Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor in English literature. Avid reader of classic literature, her preferred type of fiction, along with psychology and marketing. Skilled at drawing, created a comic book, not yet published. Dedicated her Instagram feed to bookish recommendations. Fond of language learning, taught herself Japanese. In her column Thoughts of a Reader she reviews books, writes short stories, and talks Marketing.
Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesA Book Review on The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, published in 1886. The Mayor of Casterbridge was written by the British author Thomas Hardy, who is described as “the greatest tragic writer among English novelists”[i]. In fact, he is believed to be the source of the term “cliffhanger”. In one serialized novel, Hardy

Book ReviewsMarch 23, 2017

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Column: Habillez-Moi (which means “dress me” in French)
Reem is a fashion fanatic. She used her talents of critiquing to start a blog called “We Voice Fashion” along with a partner that shares her views on the world of fashion and design. Through her column, she likes to explore fashion in a philosophical way at times.
http://wevoicefashion.com
Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reading Time: 3 minutesA story of two children in the midst of war, family losses, and how the radio affected lives.

Book ReviewsJanuary 26, 2017

A Book Review on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor in English literature. Avid reader of classic literature, her preferred type of fiction, along with psychology and marketing. Skilled at drawing, created a comic book, not yet published. Dedicated her Instagram feed to bookish recommendations. Fond of language learning, taught herself Japanese. In her column Thoughts of a Reader she reviews books, writes short stories, and talks Marketing.
Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

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Reading Time: 5 minutesA book review on Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, published in 1866. Exploring the main themes in

Book ReviewsJanuary 12, 2017

Book Review: The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

Alia Al Shamsi (@aliaalshamsi)

Emarati Author and Photographer from Dubai. After receiving a BA in Photography from Griffith University she worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers covering regional and international news. In 2008 she gained a MA in Photo-Image from Durham University and has lectured photography as an adjunct at the American University of Sharjah. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and holds awards including: EDAAD Scholarship 2007, British Council Cultural Leadership International 2010 and 2011 Emirates Woman Artist of the Year.
Al Shamsi’s recently published book Alayah by Sail Publishinghas been awarded the support from Dubai Culture part of their printing and publishing movement “Reading in Arabic Challenge”.

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is love, and does change according to our surroundings and on the decade we’re in? or is

Book ReviewsDecember 10, 2016

#SailBookRecommendations Campaign, Find Your Next Read

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs our writers and readers both continue to send us book reviews to share on our Instagram, we

Book ReviewsNovember 11, 2016

Book Review: The Girl On The Train

Maitha Almuhairi (@Maithani)

Maitha Almuhairi (@Maithani)

Column: Pocket Full of Books
An avid reader, Maitha has always dreamt of being a recognized novelist and poet. For the last decade she focused on HR as a career, which has taken her away from her dream, but it’s never too late. Her column Pocket full of Books focuses on book reviews and doesn’t necessarily focus on a specific genre.
Maitha Almuhairi (@Maithani)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesReviewing Paula Hawkins’s book: The Girl On The Train, a thriller told through the eyes of three different

Book ReviewsNovember 4, 2016

#SailBookRecommendations Campaign, Find Your Next Read – Finale

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs we mentioned in the last few weeks, and as part of our continuous pursuit at Sail to encourage and endear reading to our social media followers, we’ve launched a campaign the month of October under the social media hashtag: #SailBookRecommendations. In this hashtag, we curated a daily book recommendation from our team members and

Book ReviewsOctober 28, 2016

#SailBookRecommendations Campaign, Find Your Next Read – Part 3

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs we mentioned last week, and as part of our continuous pursuit at Sail to encourage and endear

Book ReviewsOctober 21, 2016

#SailBookRecommendations Campaign, Find Your Next Read – Part 2

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs we mentioned last week, and as part of our continuous pursuit at Sail to encourage and endear reading to our social media followers, we’ve launched a campaign this month under the social media hashtag: #SailBookRecommendations. In this hashtag we are curating a daily book recommendation from our team members and from our followers, those

Book ReviewsOctober 14, 2016

#SailBookRecommendations Campaign, Find Your Next Read

Reading Time: 9 minutesIn our continuous pursuit at Sail to encourage and endear reading to our social media followers, we’ve launched a campaign this month under the social media hashtag: #SailBookRecommendations. In this hashtag we are curating a daily book recommendation from our team members and from our followers, those book recommendations are short and brief to entice