What makes reading extraordinary?

April 30, 2017

I am always on the lookout for an insight into what makes fiction such an extraordinary medium —Frank Bruni recently wrote “Great fiction is the bridge to insufficiently understood lives, our compasses to inadequately learned truth.”

A poem that celebrates the virtues of not arriving

April 23, 2017

Ithaca by Cavafy is named after the most famous destination in world literature. The poem speaks of a life’s journey’s whose virtue is not in arriving at a destination, but in the journey toward. It was Mark Twain who said, Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do […]


Interview with Diane in “The Standard”, Hong Kong’s biggst circulation English daily newspaper

April 8, 2017

BMAB is the leading advocate for family literacy in Hong Kong and I consider it an honor to be part of their work. I began working in Hong Kong in 1997 and the changes I have seen are tremendous. These changes have not just happened. It takes the hard work of so many dedicated volunteers […]


Diane returns to Hong Kong by popular demand to work with Bring Me A Book Foundation

March 6, 2017

  The vision of BMAB is a Hong Kong in which every child is read to, strengthening family and community bonds, and creating a love of learning, taps into how children become lifelong readers. Parental involvement is essential to a child’s success in school. When children start reading independently, parents need to become more, not […]


An interesting thought to judge your reading against

January 22, 2017

“When I* was 17, Isaac Babel’s stories opened a door in my mind, and behind that door I found a room where I wanted to spend the rest of my life.” How often can you say that about the books you read? * Paul Auster


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