Did You READ This?

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An eye-opening look at human reasoning and essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make, which means EVERYONE. I’m impressed by the clear and easy language and how the author is able to explain the most basic yet confusing parts of our behavior so well.

The Book Thief

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The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all. I have read the book two or three years a go and I remember being very sad at the end of it, which made me remember it for a long while. About six months a go when I was in the airplane, the film based on this book was being shown, and I couldn’t resist to hear the story again. This is definitely one of those books that you don’t come across much any longer-that teach you something.

Ali&Nino Film

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CANNES – U.K. director Asif Kapadia has signed on to direct Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of the classic novel Ali and Nino. Adam Bakri, who was nominated for the best Foreign Language Film award on the 86th Academy Awards, will be playing the main role in the film. The film will be produced by Kris Thykier, with Leyla Aliyeva serving as executive producer. The project is scheduled to go into production in the first quarter of 2014.

An epic love story set in Azerbajan, Ali and Nino was first published in German in 1937 by an author writing under the pseudonym Kurban Said. The identity of the author has long been a subject of controversy. The novel is set against the historical backdrop of the First World War on the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. It tells the love story of Ali Khan Shirvanshir, the male descendant of a royal Muslim family and Nino Kipiani, a beautiful, Christian, Georgian princess.

WATCHES ASSOULINE

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The Assouline publishing house presented its recent edition of WATCHES, where a British historian Nicholas Foulkes has selected the 100 breakthrough timepieces of the twentieth century. Featuring names such as Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tag Heuer, these 100 timepieces.