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Have you heard about #bookaday, the Twitter hashtag event? Karen JK Hart gives a great summary of what it’s all about, some great links to help you find out more, and shares some of her own experiences around reading and

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Sensibility, sociability, common sense and cake

I might have missed some (do tweet us if I have and point us at the relevant link, please), although I did look carefully (several times), but there were only twelve posts in Week 18 of Weekly Blog Club –

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, architecture, blogging, design, digital technology, Ebooks, emergency services, fine art, health, health services, leadership, learning, literature, local government, public sector, social media, tourism, unconferences, working practices

The Further Adventures of Karl: The Joy of Real Books

Karl Green writes about the pleasure of having real books, and shares which book he hopes might intrigue someone enough in the future to take it off the shelf. The Further Adventures of Karl: The Joy of Real Books by Karl S

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In praise of reading aloud (and some tips for the fearful)

Do you remember being read to when you were a child? As an adult, do you listen to stories being read, perhaps on the radio? Ben Whitehouse writes about reading aloud and has some really useful advice to help you

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Stories to commute to

Ben Whitehouse has contributed a different sort of post to Week 41 of Weekly Blog Club: recommendations of things to read when commuting. This is a great idea. Perhaps other Weekly Blog Club members might like to share their favourite

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Interesting people

Phil Jewitt tells us in his Week 8 post why he has given up his Facebook account, what he reads and does not read – and how Shirley Ayres has influenced him into buying a book. Interesting people by Phil

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Posted in communicating, literature, setting goals, social media