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April is poetry month
18-04-2016

This year, Americans and Canadians are celebrating their 20th and 18th anniversary of National Poetry Month, respectively. It is a initiative from the Academy of American Poets and the League of Canadian poets to increase awareness and nurture appreciation of poetry in their countries, but everyone is invited. It involves poets, publishers, booksellers, libraries and […]

Discovering new accents
24-04-2015

When I ask students why they have decided to learn English, many say that it’s important for their careers, for their future job prospects, so on and so forth. It upsets me a little bit, because for me, the incentive to learn English is because it’s a beautiful language. It takes something from practically every culture […]

Ender’s game
22-09-2013

Have you ever heard of Orson Scott Card?He is the American author who wrote Ender’s Game. One out of a saga of 16 books. But don’t get scared of reading it yet  because the novel is actually quite complete in this one book. Not quite sure of what I mean?! Well, what I am trying […]

Sylvia Plath – the Poet and the Illustrator
21-08-2013

You have probably heard of American writer Sylvia Plath. She was a a prolific poet, novelist and short story writer who had an untimely death at the age of 30. She was married to fellow poet Ted Hughes and they had two children together.What you probably don’t know, however, is that she was also a gifted illustrator. […]

Where Can You Find Audiobooks?
10-06-2013

Reading a good book is comforting and mentally engaging. Reading and listening to an audiobook in the language you want to learn is not only pleasant, but also emotionally satisfying. Which book should you choose? If you are not totally fluent in the English language, I suggest you choose a book that you have already […]

The Son of Sobek
07-06-2013

Have you read the first saga of Percy Jackson? What about the Kane Chronicles? If your answer is no to any of these questions or to both of them, you have got to start reading them. They are amazing. Well, that is, if you like this kind of adventures that involve Greek gods and teenage […]