The Price of Pretty

Pardon the pause from bookish talk, this subject has been playing on my mind for a few days. “I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything.” – Gustave Flaubert Volunteering is an interesting experience; you float lightly, almost unnoticed, into tight-nit social dynamics, observe them for a moment…

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Gendered Reading

Perusing The Bookseller recently (searching in the vain hope that I may find a job I am qualified for) I stumbled across this article on Fathers reading to their children, or the lack there of. Only one in eight fathers take the lead in reading to their children, according to a new report commissioned by…

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