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Such retro-luxuries are the leisurely preserves of those who don't care for small children.
It is hard to ignore the presence and significance of family in fiction.
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As T. S. Eliot said: "The existence of libraries is best evidence that we may have hope for the future of man".
We desire to know the worst, even though afterwards we sometimes wished we didn't.
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This is why you should NEVER judge a book by its cover.
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If we push children into formal literacy too early, we risk extinguishing the wonder and excitement of books.
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When it comes to language, it's more important to be Ernest than excessive.
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Increase your intelligence, broaden your vocabulary and improve your memory.
Make sure you have some form of entertainment; if you forget your book, eavesdropping will do just fine.
Social media is not making you smarter.
Beware of 'second novel syndrome'.
Perfected long ago, there is no need for change.
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If you're struggling to get your child to read, you might want to take a look at this list of 70 books that kids love, as voted for by children themselves. Literacy charities celebrated the Duchess of...
It's about tapping into something that is terrible yet possible.
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Well, its title at least.
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J.K. Rowling has thanked her army of fans as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book being released. Monday (26 June) marks 20 years to the day that 'Harry Potter And The Ph...
It’s risky to admit how much of an influence Harry Potter has had on me.
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If the last novel you read was in your school curriculum, it's time to reconnect with the classics.
Exposing youngsters to a variety of books will help them make reading a habit for the future.
Melina Marchetta's debut bestseller struck a chord with a generation of young Aussies.
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We all need a little corner.
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The romance genre is still the second most popular in the world.
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Books can blur the line between good and evil.
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Don't like AFL? Join the (book) club!
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Book hoarding is a well-documented habit. In fact, most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to maximum capacity. They're not looking to stop hoa...
The brave, new(ish) world of citizen reviews can inform, but they can also misguide.
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When you read them out loud, you are almost singing, and there is undoubtedly something joyful in that.
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The sadness we hear in music, literature and film is strangely irresistible.
Nursery rhymes contain a uniquely misogynistic, patriarchal, Anglo-centric and monarchist view of the world.
It would be a terrible shame to lose the opportunity to visit physical bookstores, whatever form they might take.