National Reading Movement

Tamil Titles to Motivate You

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Struggled to get through the week? We spend most of our time at work or school and the challenges can really drain our energy. Here are three motivational Tamil books to help overcome these challenges and improve our lives. 1. வேலைக்கு போகாதீர்கள் ! எந்த வேலையையும் இனிமையாக்கும் மந்திர புத்தகம் (Do not go to work! The magic […]

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The Case of Dave Chua

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He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, a recipient of the Singapore Literature Prize commendation award, and an award-winning scriptwriter. Source: https://gph.is/2nYlm10 He is none other than Dave Chua, the beloved author of Gone Case, a gritty coming-of-age novel set in our heartlands. Wondering who his literary hero is? Or what strange […]

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Book Review: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

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Every passing year makes us reflect on what is really important to us. Happiness is foremost. It can be a little daunting to pursue it but Gretchen’s book is an excellent guide to stay on course. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Source: https://bit.ly/2ColQXo The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is inspirational, honest and humorous. […]

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Excuses for not reading: Distractions or Laziness?

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Around the world, people are spending less time reading, especially so for leisure. Is this the case for Singapore as well? Here, statistics on our reading habits are only a few years old and still inconclusive. However, two studies have shown that our reading rate of 44% falls far below other countries (Americans: 76%, British: […]

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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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