Tag Archives: books

What Makes An Avid Reader

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Recently I had a conversation with a recruiter who, after interviewing scores of volunteers, was disenchanted by the fact that almost all of them pursued reading as a hobby, and upon being asked what is it that they liked to read, their reading list was found to be confined to the likes of “popular books”, namely Khaled Hosseini, John Green, ... Read More »

10 THINGS THAT DISTRACT A STUDENT

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Studious Students – Students that pay attention in class, prepare in advance for class assessments, complete assignments well within the due date and save time for additional reading as well. Personally, I think that this is a species as fictitious as aliens from Mars, and here are some of the reasons why: 1. Food Long gone are the days when ... Read More »

Woefully Bookish

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My best friend thinks I am out of touch with the things I love. I like to think I have ADHD. Which is why I am unable to stick to doing one thing for more than 5 minutes. Like reading. For all those who do not know (which I know for a fact is most of you), I used to ... Read More »

For The Love Of Fiction

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  Is fiction a waste of time? We don’t need made-believe stories, some people argue. We need ‘solid’ disciples in our educational curriculum; history, science, logic – disciples that can translate into personal and professional success. Novels don’t help with real life, they say. I beg to differ. Stories are a tool of power. Wearing the guise of leisure, they ... Read More »

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