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Read A New English Book Month. Celebrate With LEC!

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

When you start reading a new book in your own language, do you quickly find yourself being swept up into a new world of fictional characters and tales, or just faced with a barrage of information?

Too many people think reading is boring and difficult, but what if we told you it is neither of these things. That’s right! Reading is essential – especially if you are learning English.

You can’t claim to be fluent in English if you do not know how to read in English and, we know it may be easier said than done.

Some of the best books to help you improve your English skills, even coursebooks, guide you through a story-scape that builds up and shares the vision of the author.

Fortunately, Read A New Book Month is your opportunity to pick up an English novel you’ve been meaning to read for a while, that Harry Potter novel you bought, or even a copy of Dan Brown’s Da Vin Ci Code to help you understand new vocabulary.

What is Read A New Book Month?

Books have for centuries passed knowledge down from generation to generation, shared tales, and expanded the mind through recording and passing on these ideas down via a written medium.

By writing and replicating thoughts, ideas, and imaginations of authors to students, and philosophers we create the ability to share and expand our own thoughts by reading them.

The first written word appeared in 3400BC, and the first story was The Epic of Gilgamesh, a tale of the eponymous ruler of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk between 2700-2500BC, narrated in a mythological environment.

Although this first tale was written on stone tablets, it is none-the-less the original form of a book. What constitutes a book has long changed over the decades, covering everything from tree bark pages held together in various styles, rolled pages of papyrus, and books similar to those read today.

Read A Book Month encourages you to read as many books as you can in your life, living many lives, learning new things, and opening your mind to new forms of thinking critically.

Celebrate Read A New Book Month With LEC

Read A New Book Month encourages you to celebrate by doing exactly what’s in the name! Read a new book (in English)! Our academic team finds that a little unambitious though, instead they recommend that you should try to read a new book every week, and maybe trade books with fellow students, friends and family throughout the month!

Make reading an English novel a habit throughout the year by establishing a book exchange scheme with those same people, and creating a group to read and discuss a different book each month! Don’t let Read A New Book Month go by without discovering a new author!



So, pick up a book and immerse yourself in the pages – your language skills are guaranteed to improve!

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