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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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Reading As A Social Activity

 image by pedrosimoes7   These days, we see reading as an isolated activity. You take a book, retire to your reading nook, and don’t come out for hours. That’s how we see reading. But that’s not entirely true, and it wasn’t always the case. In 18th century particularly, reading was a social activity, and an […]

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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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Ask the Readers: Which Writers Intrigue You?

  image by Dolly Garland   Sometimes, I get curious about certain writers through unusual means. It could be because of reading one of their books, as in the case of F. Scott Fitzgerald, but at other times it’s because of what I learn about them or about their work in other sources. For example, […]

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Ask the Readers: What is Your Favourite Childhood Book?

Childhood favourites are important. The surprise when you discover a story that hits all the right spot, the new experience, the sheer joy of it is exhilarating. It’s a powerful experience to be transported somewhere different, and to discover  that words, mere words in black and white, can have this much impact.  My special childhood […]

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