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Keep Calm and Read!


This has happened to me way too often…

How to Read Like a Writer


by Maria Popova   “All the elements of good writing depend on the writer’s skill in choosing one word instead of another.”   Reading and writing are inextricably intertwined, and literature — like all cultural creation — is an endless labyrinth of influence. And while some have argued that writing well can be taught, our … Continue reading

Oh if only that were possible…


10 Easy Ways To Get More Reading Done


Written by Daniel Wong Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. –       Charles W. Eliot “I really should read more books,” you tell yourself. There’s all this information you want to acquire, all these skills you want to … Continue reading

5 Types of Books that Increase Intelligence


Written by Editor in Chief, Pick The Brain We read for information, with the hope that information we acquire will improve our minds, giving us the means to improve our lives. In the modern Age of Information, more reading material is available than ever, making it increasingly difficult to allocate our reading time efficiently.All books … Continue reading

The book that can’t wait


  ‘the book that can’t wait’ (‘el libro que no puede esperar’) is printed in ink that begins to disappear when the book is opened for the first time ‘The book that can’t wait’ (‘el libro que no puede esperar’) is a literary work printed with ink that completely disappears within two to four months … Continue reading

What would Jane Austen do? By Emily Jupp


Elizabeth Kantor, author of The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After , thinks that chick lit and romantic comedies, where bitching about men and soppy romance prevail, have provided poor examples for coping with modern relationships. Her book shows us how to use Jane Austen’s heroines as role models instead. So, in an attempt … Continue reading

Quotes about reading


“Oh for a book and a shady nook,Either indoors or out,with the green leaves whispering overhead,or the street cries all about.Where I may read at all my easeboth of the new and old,For a jolly good book whereon to lookis better to me than gold” ― John Wilson

Kate Winslet reads “Mr. Gum” to a group of young children at the Port Eliot Festival.


Kate Winslet reads “Mr. Gum” to a group of young children at the Port Eliot Festival. Continue reading

From the collection “Famous book lovers”:


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