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80 Great Book Club Questions To Spark Lively Discussion

If you’ve just joined a book club, or you’ve been in one for a while now, there’s one thing that always happens, you discuss the merits of books. That’s why it’s important to understand what makes great book club questions and what doesn’t. A good question can lead to interesting conversations, while bad ones can […]

How to read 100 books in a year
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How To Read 100 Books In A Year

If you’re an avid reader, there’s one question you might have asked yourself a few times. How many books can I read in a year? Then, you might have conjured up your next question: How to read 100 books in a year? Humans love round numbers and reading 100 books in a year has a […]

how long does it take to read 200 pages
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How Long Does It Take To Read 200 Pages?

Reading books can take a long time. Ask anyone who’s read a big novel or a 600-page history book. These aren’t books you can read in a couple of hours. But, if you want to make a dent in some of your books, a question you might ask is, how long does it take to […]

The antilibrary
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The Antilibrary: Unread Books Are The Most Important

If you had visited the home of the Italian philosopher Umberto Eco, before his death in 2016, you would have been blown away by the sheer number of books in his possession. Eco had over 30,000 books in his apartment in Milan and another 20,000 in a vacation house near Urbino. 50,000 books is a […]

how to read 100 pages a day
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How To Read 100 Pages A Day

In an essay written in 1946, Books v. Cigarettes, George Orwell recounts a story of why people from poor backgrounds didn’t read as many books as those of more privileged stock. During a discussion between a friend of Orwell’s and two factory workers, while they were fire-watching during the Second World War, the two men […]

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8 Smart Ways To Read More Books

Reading is one of the best habits you can develop. Warren Buffett, regarded as the best investor of the 20th century, estimates that 80 per cent of his working hours are devoted to reading books. If Buffett deems reading to be that important, it’s obvious it’s a habit more of us need to take up. […]