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V. S. Naipaul on How to Be A Good Student of English Literature

    V. S. Naipaul is a winner of Nobel Prize in Literature, the Booker Prize. He’s the author of House of Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and numerous other books. Between Father and Son: Family Letters is a poignant collection of letters he exchanged mostly with his father and elder sister while […]

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How to Find Time to Read When You Are Busy

image byFrogglin   “I am so busy” – this one phrase pretty much sums up the modern life for most people. You hear it all the time. I don’t have time to do this or that, because I’m so busy. I know you are busy, but I can assure you that you can still find […]

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4 Reasons You Should Read Books in Different Languages

  image by Dolly Garland   Do you read books in different languages? I don’t mean books translated from foreign languages. I mean, actually reading in other languages.  I think being able to read something in the original language is absolutely the best way to experience any given material. It’s not always possible, but if you […]

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The Best Kind of Books

 image by 0olong   Reading, to those who see books as living, breathing things, is not an optional activity. It is not a hobby, nor something one does only to kill time. It is not a weekend-only, or vacation-only task. It is as essential as breathing, to be done as much as possible, in whatever […]

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Is Literature Necessary?

 image by auntiep I was changed by literature, not by cautionary or exhortatory literature, but by the truth as I found it in literature. I recognize the world in a different way because of it, and I continue to be influenced in that way by it. Opened up, made more alert, and called to a […]

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I Don’t Have Time To Read (Yes You Really Do!)

  image by practicalowl   “I don’t have time to read” is the number one excuse I hear from people who don’t read. It’s usually followed by some further justification or a second string of excuses. It may be things like below, and in parenthesis I include what I’m thinking when I hear them.  I […]

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5 Reasons You Should Be An Eclectic Reader

image by Dolly Garland   Most people have particular preferences when it comes to reading. This is true of casual readers, but also often of regular readers. There are people who read a lot, but stick to a couple of different genres, or maybe even just one. I know someone who mostly reads only crime, […]

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5 Reasons Reading is Essential

image by DollyGarland   I love books. Since I’m putting time and effort into this blog, it’s evident that I believe in the power of books. Reading for escape is good, and I encourage it, but books can offer so much more. They can contribute so much to your individual potential. That’s the topic I […]

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How To Teach Kids to Love Books

  I’m not a big “cause” person, but I’ll admit, “Encouraging the love of reading” is my cause. If there was anything I was to fight for, this would be definitely one of them. That’s why I’m currently in Ecuador, volunteering for an NGO that promotes literacy and art.  In Ecuador, education does not put […]

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