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A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta

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Stories from an attic: A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta   Vaqar Ahmed In those days, books were written for either children or for adults. There was nothing specifically for a teenager or a young adult. —Creative commons Unlike the densely populated and highly volatile Quetta of today, the city in the ’60s

Reading habits of Pakistani Politicians 

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Reading habits of Pakistani Politicians      Shah Nawaz Bhutto, the father of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, had found out that his son possessed amazing reading skills. Shah Nawaz used to import books for his son   Hamid Rashid Gondal     Renowned columnist Ayaz Amir once observed that the only book he managed to trace

Finland, Where Reading is a Superpower

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Finland, Where Reading is a SuperpowerIn The Finns’ love of books has bolstered the publishing industry in spite of global economic challenges.   By Rachel Aydt In Finland, the publishing industry isn’t exactly on fire, but in spite of the challenges of the last few years, cool heads have prevailed. A tiny gain in sales

Why You Should Read to Your Kids

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids What’s the most important trait you’d like to develop in your child? If you’re like most parents, intelligence is probably at the top of your list. We all want bright, smart children, which is why we spend so much time choosing the right schools and making

Reading; Superfood for the mind

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Superfood for the mind: 10 reasons why you should cultivate the habit of reading There are very few joys as pure and simple as losing yourself in a book or chancing upon a good one. (Shutterstock) Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the

Create a reading culture in your school

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Creating a reading culture in your school   By Lauren Shapiro   Time and time again, I find that the schools seeing the most progress with reading are those with a strong culture of reading that reaches into every part of school life. The striking thing about these schools is not just that students are experiencing accelerated