You won't be able to stop.
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Literary magic doesn't discriminate.
Mind what you read in the park, because pigeons could be reading it too. Well, kind of. Scientists have taught pigeons a bit about the English language, according to a study published Monday in the P...
Modern libraries play an important role, not in upholding a sense of academic excellence and intellectual superiority among users, but in their inclusivity. They are places where people of all demographics can come together and enjoy the free use of a public space.
It's called 'The Best of Adam Sharp' and we're pretty excited.
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I read Dahl's complete adult works when I was about 12 years old. It was completely, utterly and totally inappropriate for my impressionable mind, because most of Dahl's adult short stories were about S.E.X. (as I pronounced it in 1988).
Books can play an invaluable role in imparting life lessons on children. But there is a big caveat: the lesson has to be delivered subtly, within a story that is fun, entertaining, and ideally, a little bit silly.
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Literary fiction might be more empathy-generating than genre books.
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A good story can be so much more than entertainment.
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It is a dichotomy that is familiar to many siblings, who are tied together in a relationship that is strange and complex, full of contradictions, and veering wildly between love and resentment, complicity and rivalry.
I still love to read books set all around the world. I want to experience the lives of those far removed from my own, to visit bustling markets, stone castles and arid deserts in the pages of a book. But I will not dismiss the value of reading about my own country, in the words of those who know it best.
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And although the focus on empathy in the workplace and the new breed of business books is heartening, I wonder whether non-fiction is the best place for business managers and leaders to gain an understanding of empathy. I believe that Cloudstreet, Animal Farm or Harry Potter could be a better place to start.
The experiences of the characters in The Natural Way of Things, by Charlotte Wood, are extreme and shocking. But, what is even more shocking is that there is more than a touch of familiarity in the female women's experiences.