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Humility in reading

I love this quote from The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction:

Don’t waste time and mental energy in comparing yourself to others, whether to your shame or gratification, since we are all wayfarers.

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Reading as 'the encounter with other minds'

I am still reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, and found that this part describes well what I have been thinking about lately: 312 more words


Reading to connect, not to accumulate

Henry James’ novels often portray Americans trying to somehow acquire ‘culture’ from Europe, by a list of things to do – various places to visit, listed in Baedeker books – as if culture could be accumulated like wealth. 635 more words


Kenyans’ Reading Culture: What Went Wrong?

Kenyans don’t read. They dread reading like a plague. It is almost like a venereal disease that has contaminated our society’s literary culture. Someone actually claimed that 75% of Kenyans found reading have to be cramming for exams or some form of test. 679 more words

Awesome Reads

Growing in a No Reading Culture

  • It is not that people stop to read books… it is that they are reading books in digital forms. 
  • In Cambodia there is not a culture of reading and the process must start by supporting schools and creating a national campaign on education. 
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The Best of a Sociology Wiki

Inner and outer knowledge /  Ebook/educational publication, available on request. Introduction to: The Best of a Sociology Wiki, by The Homeless Photographers / Phft2D 2014/2015 – Sociology Course 1/Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, NL. 666 more words

Social Sciences

Creating a School-Wide Reading Culture

Here is a video for those of us who may be struggling with new technology.   Who knew moving from scrolls to books could be so confusing? 832 more words