Over the summer we were delighted to welcome a few students along to our Calderstones HQ on work experience. While they were here, of course we asked them about their favourite reads and they were good enough to share them for our Read of the Week series – this week, Monica recommends The Boy Who Fell Asleep from Mick Jackson’s Ten Sorry Tales collection.
The title of our Featured Poem this week may not strike you as familiar but it’s likely that you’ve come across it’s lines in some form or another over the years. This week we’re reading Sweet Content by Thomas Dekker.
It’s going to be a busy Roald Dahl Day for us here at The Reader as we have quite a few exciting special events on the cards but of course we’ll be making time to read some of the great man’s works too!
Ray Dalio has become a household name here at Reader HQ as we ponder the inner workings of our organisation. Sue, our Head of People, discusses his book, Principles as our latest Read of the Week.
Another Monday, another Featured Poem to help you steal back a moment of thought and reflection while the working week warms up. Today we’re reading Happy the Man by John Dryden.
A new Read of the Week as recommended by our Danish colleague Natalie, who recommends the autobiographical My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
A fitting Featured Poem for the beginning of a new school year, we’re starting this week afresh with Walt Whitman’s An Old Man’s Thoughts of School.
A Californian study has suggested that a trip to an art gallery can provide pain relief. The Reader’s Kate McDonnell, who leads a Shared Reading group for people living with chronic pain, understands why.
Our Featured Poem this week, Magna Est Veritas comes from English poet Coventry Patmore.
Our poetic inspiration for the week comes from the archives of The Reader magazine: an extract from Edward Young’s Night Thoughts as chosen by Brian Nellist for The Old Poem in issue 60.