I always find it humorous when video games implement features related to literature and books in general. The Sims Freeplay is a game I’ve been killing time on for the past few months on my Apple iPad and one building caught my eyes immediately: The Library. This educational building was also a thing in desktop versions of the games. So what is the library good for and why should you get it? If you are an avid Sims Freeplay player, then I will break down everything you need to know about it.
First of all, the library is a shared building for your entire town. This means everyone in your community can access and use it to their advantage. Akin to famed Alexandria, this coveted building promises all the knowledge in the world, in the form of books. You see, in the game of Sims Freeplay, the library contains all the books in the world. They also have a tendency to be popular amongst the intellectuals in the game’s community and it’s a good place to meet a friend or a potential mate if you are seeking to have children with high IQ.
One of the top reasons to use the library in The Sims Freeplay is to boost your writing skills. As in real life, to write better, you must simply write more. This is reflected precisely in this life-simulating game. The only other way I could find was using something like The Sims Freeplay cheats for unlimited money that boost your key resources to make the game easier. However, I decided against using such hacking tool due to uncertainties of its nature.
If you are a novelist in the game, then you will be spending a lot of time in this building as I did. I wrote and submitted several novels in the game and once donated to the town hall, they are inserted into the library’s inventory. How neat is that! If you are a novelist or a writer with a dream of writing and publishing your own book, then this virtual achievement will give you a limited sense of what it feels like to attain that feat.
Another benefit of having and using the library is that it immediately gives your Sims in it a mood effect called ‘Power Study’. If you are studying, writing or reading, then this powerful temporary upgrade will enable your sims to be more productive, leading to increased skill levels.
Since the advent of Smartphones, the ownership of these things today is on the rise as well as their typical feature set. More importantly, the use of smart phones has helped to eliminate the conventional learning obstacles that frustrate any progress efforts in the world today. For instance, nowadays applications have become brilliant platforms upon which people can learn to hone and fine-tune their grammar skills and writing skills. In fact, a good grammar application should embody the following values
- Simple to use
- Error and bug-free
- Should be convenient and engaging
Writing is a difficult conquest to take on, and all of us could use some help becoming a more clear and consistent producer of prose. Luckily, app developers for IOS and Android platforms have been working to brainstorm ways to make effective writers of us all. These applications won’t only help you with the little nuts and bolts that hold a sentence together, they’ll also help you with the process of writing, fighting writer’s block, and making critical choices about diction and phrasing in sentences. We’ve compiled six apps that are bound to enhance tour experience and productivity as a writer. Continue reading
One of Microsoft Office’s features, Microsoft Outlook, has a feature which simply works like a tracker to keep yourself posted of the activities you are doing within a day. This feature is called Journal. Some may not find this option in Microsoft Outlook 2010’s ribbon. Continue reading
If you are a publisher for Kindle Direct Publishing, you might want to consider offering a promotion for your book. Allow your book to be read for free for a number of days you could set. You may choose which days you want the promotion to start or to end. It may be one day at a time or for consecutive days depending on what you want. Continue reading
German novels have been existent for almost 350 years and it is no doubt that they have been producers of quality literature through time. Germans have tackled almost all topics you could think, from history, philosophy, and even the aspects of being human. Reading them are surely worth your time since you would be able to learn a lot from the famous classics they have produced. Here is a comprehensive list of some German novels you should consider taking time to read. Continue reading
German writer Siegfried Lenz died just last week. He was considered as one of the literary giants in the post-war Germany. Lenz have written a total of 14 novels and 120 short stories. His work has been read by about 25 million readers from around the world since they were translated in more than 20 languages.
As a tribute to Lenz, let us look at his life and work.
Lenz’ creative genius probably came from his experience since he was drafted to become part of the Navy of Germany when he was 17. It was his stint with the Navy that opened his eyes to the harrowing battles that happened in Baltic Sea. He also went into hiding and was briefly taken as a prisoner by the British forces. Lenz, after leaving prison went to Hamburg, where he survived by taking part in the Black Market and by donating blood. Continue reading