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The World Book and Copyright Day: How to support local artists and why it matters

The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on April 23rd.  Its main focus is to promote reading and publishing, as well as protecting intellectual property At first, it was only celebrated in Spain, where  publishers decided to commemorate one of the most prominent Spanish authors, Miguel de […]


The Strange Science of Empathy and Reading 2

My stomach drops.  Suddenly everything makes sense and the lucidity I achieve makes me want to vomit.  Even re-reading this book after several years, I am unprepared for the revelation of what it means to “complete” in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.  This is empathy and reading in action. […]


Coffee House Readings #12:
On Living

What do people talk about when they’re dying? If there is anybody who is able to answer this question, it is Kerry Egan. As a chaplain she visits, talks and listens to dying people and their life stories – offering them a precious gift that she calls “a peaceful presence”. […]


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Coffee House Readings #6:
How to win friends and influence people

Oh no! Not again. Yet another self-help book. That sounds manipulative on top of that… Admittedly, this was the first thing that crossed my mind, when I read the title of this month’s book review. But somehow that title resonated with me and I asked myself: Well, how do we […]