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    Why books look old-fashioned… and why that’s a good thing

    By Haris Ioannides on February 27, 2014
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    By Ruben De Baerdemaeker Fonts of wisdom If you enjoy reading – and let’s assume you do; otherwise, what you are doing now makes no sense at all – you have an interest in fonts. Not an active interest, perhaps, but fonts matter to you: you will “like” some typefaces more than others, and, given the choice between two versions

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    100 Books to read…

    By Haris Ioannides on February 26, 2014
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    By: Haris Ioannides – Armida Publications Going through this impressive list by onlineschools.org, I have to admit that the books mentioned definitely deserve being there. As a Greek, I was glad to see “Zorba the Greek“, by Nikos Kazantzakis, and “Middlesex“, by Jeffrey Eugenides. Kazantzakis is perhaps one of the most recognized Greek authors and needs no introductions. I’d just like to add

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    The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History

    By Haris Ioannides on March 23, 2012
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    30. Gustave Flaubert on George Sand “A great cow full of ink.” 29. Robert Louis Stevenson on Walt Whitman “…like a large shaggy dog just unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon.” 28. Friedrich Nietzsche on Dante Alighieri “A hyena that wrote poetry on tombs.” 27. Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling (2000) “How to read ‘Harry

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