We begin our week with an ordinary moment made extraordinary by Helen Gray Cone in The Common Street.
Celebrating its 200th year since publication, our Read of the Week is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and comes recommended by Patrick, a student who joined us for a week of work experience over the summer.
This week’s Featured Poem comes from 13th century Persian Poet Rumi, but Two Kinds of Intelligence rings as true today as it did in the poet’s day. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Two Kinds of Intelligence by Rumi”
Over 800 incredible volunteers help us bring weekly Shared Reading groups into communities across the UK. But what is it like, becoming a Reader Volunteer? Sabine shares her story.
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.
Have you been enjoying our latest issue of The Reader? If not, why ever not? Look at all the fantastic new writing and thought pieces we’ve got in store for you!