Gently Subversive

After the tornado of visitors, we went back to Singapore for two weeks as I was celebrating a, ahem, major school-leaving anniversary. Anyway, at the time there was public uproar over the removal of three children's books from the National Library and the National Library Board's (NLB) subsequent announcement that the books would also be destroyed. I... Continue Reading →

Odd is the New Velvet

When Iris was born, her cousins' gargantuan collection of books hadn't yet arrived and her then library comprised only a few cloth books. I had learned that when reading to infants, it doesn't matter what you read, it's how you read it that matters. So for the first couple weeks, Iris heard The English Patient in... Continue Reading →

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