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You'll Learn Things You Never Knew You Never Knew*

One of the real benefits (at least to me) of reading is that sometimes, what we read challenges our beliefs and invites us to re-think them. 903 more words


Trying to Get the Balance Right*

It seems to be human nature that we want to set things back in balance when they’ve gone awry. For example, if people don’t have a balance of work, leisure and so on in life, things don’t feel comfortable or ‘right’ until that balance is struck. 1,397 more words

Agatha Christie

Move Along, Move Along, Just to Make it Through*

In Agatha Christie’s The Hollow (AKA Murder After Hours), Hercule Poirot investigates the shooting death of Harley Street specialist Dr. John Christow. He and his wife Gerda were visiting Sir Henry and Lady Lucy Angkatell at their country home at the time he was killed, and among other possibilities, Poirot and Inspector Grange consider all of the people in that house party. 1,076 more words

Agatha Christie

The Hillerman Legacy Continues

Journalist, turned novelist, Anne Hillerman has been writing from an early age, following in her father’s footsteps. From article writing to editing and now restaurant reviews, Hillerman ran the gambit in the newspaper world. 715 more words


An Englishman's Way of Speaking Absolutely Classifies Him*

There’s an interesting theory of language that suggests that we adjust the way we speak in order to identify with a particular group. If this theory (it’s called Speech Accommodation Theory, or SAT) is correct, people often do that because they’re members of that group, and feel a connection. 1,347 more words

Agatha Christie