National Reading Movement

Lessons learnt from ‘Goodbye, Things’ by Fumio Sasaki

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We know the drill. Chinese New Year is just around the corner and along comes the dread of housekeeping. What if we told you that simply throwing away some of your possessions could have a remarkable effect on your mind and health? Fumio Sasaki was just a regular guy who was stressed at work and […]

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Famous Stories That Almost Never Were

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Many famous books are known for their realistic and inspiring plots. But have you ever wondered how they came to be? Are they pure unadulterated fiction or simply a case of art imitates life? We take a peek at three perennial favourites:   Stephen King – Carrie Today we celebrate the brilliant author of classic […]

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Singlit Saturday: 3 Books to Start the Year

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New Year, new reads! How about flipping to a new chapter these captivating #Singlit books?. Oftentimes, in the pursuit of our aspirations, we faced obstacles along the way. One can argue that it’s not about the destination, but the journey. Having a resilient mindset is key, no matter how tough it can be. The following […]

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Secret Collections: Why I love John Grisham

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In Secret Collections, we talk to everyday Singaporeans with a slight obsession for books 😉.  Today, we will be interviewing Cherie, your local John Grisham fan. Check out her collection!  1. Hi Cherie, tell us a little about yourself. I’m a 33-year-old marketing professional who loves intellectual conversations (and arguments), reading, Netflix marathons and drinking […]

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Chinese Fantasy Titles You Should Read

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It can be hard to get into Mother Tongue books if you are not an avid reader. But with these books, you’ll be surprised at how accessible the stories can be. This month, we’ve consulted with our very own librarians to recommend some Chinese fantasy titles that are worth reading. Here’s the selection! 勉传 (The […]

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