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Why Read?

National Geographic recently ran an article about Australian Aborigines. In it they quoted one man who, when discussing the advantages of reading, said, “Why read books? When you are hungry can you eat a book?” This comment reminded me of many discussions I had with …


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The 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books?

The British newspaper The Guardian released their list of what they think are the 100 greatest non-fiction books of all time. Though they admit that the list is quite liberal up front, they add, “But this is the Guardian: what else would you expect?” The …


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Learning to Learn

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes My sister’s son, Bartholomew, is a seasoned first grader. Every day, when he comes home, she asks him what happened at school and he replies, “My teacher walked and …


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Product of the Week: Brand New eBooks

If you’ve looked at our Web site today you may have noticed a brand new box on our homepage. And in said box, you may have noticed that—yep, that’s right—we are now carrying eBooks. I won’t say much about this new feature yet; for now, …


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