4 Must-Read Books About Blackjack

Before you play the Counter Strike: Global Offensive Blackjack versions, read these books to help you strategize your way to victory!

Blackjack: Play Like The Pros: A Complete Guide to Blackjack

blackjack-play-like-the-prosAre you a beginner? Let John Bukofsky teach you how to play! This book will give you the essential information you need to have an advantage. It has simple techniques that can increase your chances of winning. Read this book and let the odds be in your favor!

Million Dollar Blackjack

million-dollar-blackjack-bookWant to win more? Ken Uston is the man you should ask. This book has over 100,000 copies sold and its considered the most significant Blackjack book ever written. The book has all the rewarding techniques you need to know when playing the game. It doesn’t just include necessary knowledge about Blackjack; it also presents the author’s experiences concerning the renowned game.

The Theory of Blackjack: The Compleat Card Counter’s Guide to the Casino Game of 21

the-theory-of-blackjackWritten by Peter A. Griffin, this publication will give you methods you’ve never encountered before. It lucidly explains the techniques you need to apply to analyze every aspect of the game. Basic strategies for playing any number of decks are also included, as well as the rules that make the blackjack game a blackjack game. It’s informative and entertaining at the same time!

Professional Blackjack

professional-blackjackIf there’s one more person you need to ask in order to win all the time, it’s gotta be Stanford Wong, a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame. In this book, you’ll be able to know how he manages to be victorious at every game. It provides simple explanations on how to win. But in case you want something a bit heavy, the book also contains an in-depth coverage of related complex systems. This book will let you win any blackjack game with only the best and proper strategies in mind. If anything, it’s the book that’ll make you win bigtime.

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Bookish Attractions in Singapore

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What to see in Singapore in 1 day is not an easy question to answer, especially if it is your first visit in the city-state. Despite its fairly small size compared with its other Southeast Asian neighbors, Singapore is packed with popular and under the radar attractions you will want to explore. But if you all things books and literary, here are some of the must-see bookish spots you need to check out.

Basheer Graphic Books
Location: Bras Basah Complex #04-19, 231 Bain St.
Why go: Basheer Graphic Books is a go-to bookstore for anyone looking for everything graphic design. It also has a wide collection of titles on architecture and other creative and design topics.

BooksActually
Location: 9 Yong Siak St.
Why go: One of the country’s best-known independent bookstores, BooksActually features an extensive collection of Singaporean literature including hard-to-find titles. It also boasts a wide array of notebooks, stationeries, and other items.

Kinokuniya
Location: Various (Ngee Ann City, Liang Court, Bugis Junction, Jem)
Why go: Kinokuniya is Singapore’s biggest bookstore with numerous local and foreign-language titles. From comics and magazines to books and so much more, this is a place bibliophiles will surely love.

Open Book Cafe
Location: 25 Bukit Pasoh Rd.
Why go: Open Book Cafe is a cozy small cafe at the back of the Grassroots Book Room which offers mostly Chinese books. It is easy to miss if you do not know what lies hidden behind the bookstore which makes it a great place to unwind and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while reading a good book.

7 Best Gifts for Book Lovers

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Finding the best gift for a book lover can be tricky. A good book may be the safest choice, but there is always a chance that well-read person in your life may have already read it. If you do not want to ruin the surprise, ditch book gift idea and go for any of these:

1. Framed art prints
A framed literature-themed art print or poster featuring a famous writer’s quote makes a great addition to a bookworm’s room or reading nook.

2. Book-themed scented candles
Most, if not all, avid readers love the smell of books. Thankfully, there is a growing selection of literary candles out there with scents reminiscent of old books and libraries.

3. Quirky and unique bookends
The bibliophile in your life will never have enough books. So you cannot go wrong with beautiful, quirky, or uniquely designed bookends. From superhero-themed bookends to funny designs, you can take you pick from a wide array of interesting bookends that will make a bookworm happy.

4. Not your ordinary bookmarks
If in need of a bookmark, a lot of book lovers out there can use just about anything they can get their hands on. And you will not catch most of them making dog ears on their beloved books. You cannot go wrong with a bookmark that meets both aesthetics and practicality.

5. Literary tea blends
The Literary Tea Collection by First Edition Tea Co. offers a selection of tea blends like Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and The Great Gatsby. You can also check out the organic teas and book-themed tins at NovelTeas.

6. Personal library kit
The Knock Knock® Personal Library Kit is something for every bibliophile who does not want to lose any of his or her precious collection.

7. Bookish coffee mugs
Who can say no to a coffee mug that reflects a bookworm’s passion for literature? And the great thing picking a literary mug is that there are plenty of designs and options you can choose from.

How to Encourage Children to Read

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Children tend to pick up some of the habits of the adults around them. And they can be quite an observant lot. If you want to develop a child’s passion for reading, telling them to pick up a book and read may not always work. Here are a few ideas on how you can inspire the kids around you to develop a love for books and reading.

Give them books
If you are an adult figure in a child’s life, whether as a parent or a friend of the family, start introducing them to books at an early age. Choose age-appropriate books as gifts for special occasions. Or you can take your pick of literary-inspired items.

Read them stories
Reading them a story from a book is a great way to introduce them to the fun of reading. And one of the best things about reading or storytelling is that it usually does not take a lot of time. There are many fascinating children’s books out there that you can read out loud in just a few minutes.

Take them to a book trip or adventure
Taking kids to a library, bookstore, or book cafes introduces them to the world of books. It gives them a chance to see a lot of books and mingle with people who are passionate about literature and reading. They can browse through the children’s sections of libraries and bookshops as they explore and discover more things to read.

Make it fun
Reading is not something you have to force on children. If you want them to develop a lasting love for reading, the best thing you can do is to help make it a pleasant experience for them. And that means not forcing them to read if they do not want to. You can take a more subtle approach by surrounding them with books and letting them explore the joys of reading on their own.