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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller (And my own personal “List of Betterment”)

What makes a great book?  This is the question that Andy Miller needed to ponder as he set off on a quest (be it brave or foolish) to spend a year reading all of the the “Great Books” he always pretended to have read.  For him, even though he liked his job and loved his… Continue reading The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller (And my own personal “List of Betterment”)

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BUT I’M NOT A READER! WHERE DO I START?!?

In University, I took a class on 19th century literature.  I’m not sure who I was trying to impress.  I think I had the idea that since Jane Eyre was my favourite book, I could totally handle other texts from that time period.  Maybe I was trying to be a show-off.  I learned exactly one… Continue reading BUT I’M NOT A READER! WHERE DO I START?!?

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Should We Censor Our Childrens’ Reading Choices?

If you’re a parent, you are most likely inundated daily with child-rearing choices you hope won’t screw up your kids.  We wouldn’t want to give them more fodder for their future therapists, now would we?  And if you are a reading family, books are going to cross your radar at one time or another.  Are… Continue reading Should We Censor Our Childrens’ Reading Choices?