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  • Danie van der Merwe
    President Ramaphosa launches virtual book club - Because in South Africa, a mere 5000 book sales count as a best seller

    Bookworms can now sign up and join the President’s Reading Circle – a virtual book club – to enjoy recommended page turners. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reading circle, an offshoot of the National Reading Coalition (NRC), offers book lovers a chance to get lost in the world of books and share their views on the books with the President through the chat service on the site. The...  more
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    10 of the Best-Selling Books in History (Minus Religious Texts) - includes a cooking book and an Agatha Christie novel

    With the understanding that the definition of a book is difficult; data is often impossible to confirm; that religious books like the Bible and Qur’an will be excluded; and that this list is not exhaustive, complete, or even a "top 10," these are candidates for some of the best-selling books in history.

    See http://mentalfloss.com/article/587211/best-selling-books-history

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    Alexander Chee’s Lovely Letter to Children About How Books Save Us - Books can be so many things to so many people

    “A book to me is like a friend, a shelter, advice, an argument with someone who cares enough to argue with me for a better answer than the one we both already have.”

    Chee tells the story of the singular role books played in his self-creation in his lovely contribution to A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (public library) — a labor of love eight years in the making, co...  more
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    6 Benefits of Reading Every Day - Even if it is printed on paper

    Reading is good for more than just entertainment. Committing part of everyday to reading printed books can make you a smarter, kinder, more relaxed individual. And the positive effects can be felt at any age: Even before they’ve fully developed their reading skills, kids can benefit from having access to printed materials and being read to on a regular basis. Exposing kids to books, magazines, and more at an early age is a great w...  more

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