Leopold Broom Investigates: Short Musing on Whether Reading Makes You Smarter

by Lee Cross There’s this commonly held idea, mostly amongst non-readers (by far the most commonly occurring group I find), that reading makes you smart, or perhaps smarter. Honestly, I’ve never believed this to be true – seriously. Of course, reading books can make smarter, but it all depends on which books you prefer to … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates: Short Musing on Whether Reading Makes You Smarter

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6 Recurring Themes in Spy Thrillers

by Lee Cross I have this guilty pleasure… well I have a few, biscuits before bed time is probably the worst of them; or maybe deliberately starting lunatic rumours, not for malicious reasons, just for the pleasure of seeing if I can get them to bounce back in third-party conversation, stuff like, “did you hear … Continue reading 6 Recurring Themes in Spy Thrillers

18 Beautiful Literature Quotes About Heartache

Here are 18 quotes from poetry and books about heartache. [Gathered by Regina Kenney] “Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?”  ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina “The most painful thing is losing yourself … Continue reading 18 Beautiful Literature Quotes About Heartache