Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Last week my public policy professor expressed surprise at the fact that I was reading Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
Phones and laptops. Mostly just phones, glued to their hands and shoved into their faces. The obsession of being in everyone else’s lives but their own. The constant Twitter updates, the incessant Facebook statuses and irrelevant, unimportant comment postings that serve no purpose other than to prove that you exist – whether the rest of [...]
Continuing with my topics about boring and difficult, I now end by talking about reading.
I like how my professor made the distinction between reading, and READING. I never really thought of it like that considering how much I read to begin with, but there really is an art to reading that goes beyond just [...]
Last semester, my professor started our Sociology of Gender class by talking about the politics of boring. The subject itself didn’t really have anything to do with the intersectionality of race, class and gender, but it had everything to do with the class. I think she was preparing us for the K2-sized amount of reading [...]
Living within your comfort zone is the easiest thing to do, and I think I can safely assume that a majority of people do this. I know to some degree that I prefer my comfort zone. But in an effort to change into more of an extrovert from an introvert, I have taken baby steps [...]
The other night, I was browsing the net with my amazing, yet quirky Stumble Upon button and came across J.K. Rowling’s 2008 commencement speech at Harvard.
What Rowling said during the commencement is important, but I’m not going to talk about her speech, [...]
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