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Six Ways Not to Read a Book … or the Six Great Literary Myths

Anyone who is reading this probably assumes they can read a book. But have you been doing it wrong? (Bad grammar intentional. Words and I are on intimate terms and can take liberties with each other.) Worse, are you setting a bad example to your kids, teaching them the worst ways to consume a book and then wondering why they prefer even boring shows on TV to something with pages? It is time book myths were sternly sat upon or composted along with out-of-date packages of weevil-infested pasta, stale biscuits and (accidentally) mouldy cheese. Myth Number 1 The best way to find a good book is to choose the most prestigious award winners, then let them pile beside your bed, a palace for silverfi

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