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27 magical phrases for public speakers

27 magical phrases people should remember when doing their public speach!

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good one!

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Jacci Lewis's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:25 PM

Aphorisms often offer good advice...

Anita Vance's curator insight, September 14, 2013 9:54 AM

 a good checklist before we begin...

Marc Woltering's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:11 AM

Nuttig, vooral als je het ook doorleest.

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Readers suggest the 10 best Christmases in literature

Readers suggest the 10 best Christmases in literature | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Last week we brought you the 10 best Christmases in literature. Here we present your thoughts on which stories should have made the list…
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A Time-Traveling Graphic Novel and More Great Books We're Reading This Month | WIRED

A Time-Traveling Graphic Novel and More Great Books We're Reading This Month | WIRED | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
It's like the phrase "curl up with a good book" was invented for the month of December. Here's what we're reading by the fire.
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By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
WHEN THE COLOMBIAN NOBEL laureate Gabriel García Márquez died earlier this year, few obituary writers were able to avoid inserting a certain phrase into their lapidary efforts. The Ame
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The murder of the bookstore

The murder of the bookstore | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Early one morning I was at the Bengaluru airport to fly to Patna. Now, when the last time I boarded a flight from there I found a pretty good bookstore near Gate No.
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Who is the world's greatest storyteller? - raconteur.net

Great storytelling is the summation of innumerable qualities and factors, but who is regarded as the world’s greatest storyteller?
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Ben Lerner’s '10:04,' Leslie Jamison's 'Empathy Exams' and More

Ben Lerner’s '10:04,' Leslie Jamison's 'Empathy Exams' and More | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Dwight Garner’s favorite books of the year include Hermione Lee’s “Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life” and Ben Lerner’s novel “10:04.”
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Sometimes You Can't Pick Just 10: Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2014 - NPR

This year, Fresh Air's book critic rejects the tyranny of the decimal system and picks 12 titles published in 2014 — all with characters, scenes and voices that linger long past the last page.
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The Best Non-Book Gifts For Bookworms

The Best Non-Book Gifts For Bookworms | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
It's hard to believe this has happened, but it's already December, and the holiday shopping season is slipping by. What will you get your book-loving beloveds?
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Salman Rushdie: 'Literature happens at the level of the sentence'

Salman Rushdie: 'Literature happens at the level of the sentence' | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
At Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts in New York, actors perform stories by authors Teju Cole and Salman Rushdie
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From Whitman to Kazin, Writers Who Found Inspiration on New York’s Streets

From Whitman to Kazin, Writers Who Found Inspiration on New York’s Streets | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Capsule reviews of books about writers’ street-level view of the city, the free black community of Weeksville that flourished in Brooklyn in the mid-19th century and how racial demographics are remaking New York and America.
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Reading the Cover of the Book

Reading the Cover of the Book | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
There are books and then, there are covers or dust jackets for hardbound books. I recently came across quite a few books published in the late 1940s with dust jackets intact. They are intriguing, i...
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Was 2014 the Year of the Debut?

Was 2014 the Year of the Debut? | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Nearly a million books are published each year in the US by some estimates. Even if we trim that number down to just “literary books” (whatever that term means), there are thousands of books fillin...
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The top 10 winters in literature

The top 10 winters in literature | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Ghost stories by the fireside and perilous journeys in the snow: from Emily Dickinson to Raymond Briggs, Richard Hirst chooses great writing that gets to the heart of the coldest season
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Charles Dickens’ Hand-Edited Copy of His Classic Holiday Tale, A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ Hand-Edited Copy of His Classic Holiday Tale, A Christmas Carol | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Charles Dickens gave around 150 readings of A Christmas Carol. And when he gave the readings he used a version that he shortened by hand. You can see it here.
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6 Image comics that need their own movie

Tired of movies from DC and Marvel? Now if only Image could turn these 6 comics of theirs into movies. We'd pay money to see them for sure
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New Year: 30 great New Year quotes and jokes - Telegraph

New Year: 30 great New Year quotes and jokes - Telegraph | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
As the New Year approaches, we look at 30 great quotes about New Year's resolutions, New Year's Eve and New Year's celebrations
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The 100 best novels: No 66 – Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse (1946)

The 100 best novels: No 66 – Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse (1946) | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
PG Wodehouse’s elegiac Jeeves novel, written during his disastrous years in wartime Germany, remains his masterpiece, writes Robert McCrum
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How Reading Books Reduces Stress and Makes You Smarter at the Same Time

How Reading Books Reduces Stress and Makes You Smarter at the Same Time | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Books are relaxing and improve intelligence in more ways than just imparting knowledge.
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10 Classic 'Pride And Prejudice' Covers, From Beautiful To Bizarre

10 Classic 'Pride And Prejudice' Covers, From Beautiful To Bizarre | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Jane Austen may have died in 1817, but her novels have survived more than 200 years -- not only survived, but they've been reinterpreted in a hundred different ways, none more so than her most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice....
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20 Beautiful Book Cover Designs To Swoon Over

20 Beautiful Book Cover Designs To Swoon Over | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
If you're not into judging books by their covers, you can check out our Best Books of 2014 list, which promises to assess titles based on content rather than first impressions.
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Trendiest Graphic Design of 2013/14 | Article | Culture.pl

Trendiest Graphic Design of 2013/14 | Article | Culture.pl | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
The Print Control yearbook lists the best publications, photo albums, posters and visual identification projects of Polish graphic design in 2013/2014. From the many captivating projects, here's our top 12.
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51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot
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