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No pleasure so lasting

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The ability to read is an awesome gift, enabling you not just to perform tasks like reading the instructions for the use of new electrical equipment, or reading the signs to where you’re going or reading the label on a can of food in the supermarket, but so you can enjoy life through reading jokes, letters, prose, poetry etc. If you want to travel but can't afford the ticket, through reading you can imagine walking along a sandy and sunny seashore, skiing down snowy mountain slopes, sleeping in a field of flowers, or adventuring in an African Safari. Your holiday destinations are quite frankly practically limitless. No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.  (Mary Wortley Montagu) Books are magical, people can find a new world through the power of the written word. Books have a certain kind of enchantment about them; they are able to catapult you to a different world in the twinkling of an eye. Between the covers of a book exists a sort of paradise. All

A real life-transforming habit

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Reading is life-transforming and can help us achieve our full potential and lead a richer life. Reading can transform your life because the more you read, the more you know. The more you read, the more you can imagine. The more you read, the better you understand other people and this can help enhance your relationships and consequently improve your life. When the message of a book is rightly phrased, it could pass your defences, enter your heart and explode silently and effectively within your mind and change you from the inside out. The Bible is generally accepted by Christians as God’s word to humankind. That being the case, one could say God chose to communicate his thoughts to humanity through a book. Millions are known to have been greatly inspired and transformed by it. A reader today; a leader tomorrow. ( W. Fusselman) I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone

The most powerful habit for success

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It doesn't matter how huge a door is: if you have the right key, the door will open. The habit of reading is the key that will open many doors. Books are idea containers, books are liberators. Countries ruled by oppressors try to prevent people from reading or monitor what people can read. You maintain oppression by maintaining ignorance. Knowledge is light. Therefore if you want to keep people in darkness, keep knowledge away from them; keep books away from them; in other words keep them ignorant. The saying: if you want to keep something away from a fool, hide it in a book, comes to mind. Research shows that mental activity boosts resistance to dementia. Study after study has found that older people who were mentally engaged doing things like reading and writing, or taking part in hobbies or games, stayed mentally sharper and were less at risk of Alzheimer's than those who were not. While keeping your mind active generally seemed to go together with greater mental sharpness,

Simple Habits - Outstanding Results

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You don't put your valuables within easy reach of children. Similarly, life puts valuable things on higher levels, so you can reach them by the books you stand upon. Success is not what you achieve, it's what you attract by the person you have become; the person you become through reading, learning, self-development and personal growth. Be careful not to neglect doing the small things in your life that make the big things happen. According to the book 'Read and soar' by Yomi Akinpelu, reading is a simple habit that can make extraordinary things happen. You are the same today as you'll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet. (Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones) Jack Canfield, the author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, said he had read over 3000 books by reading a small daily 'dose' every day. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the number-one books on the Best Seller’s List at the same time. The daily habit of rea

Audio clip - Intro to The Wishing Book Series

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Grahame Howard's introduction to the Wishing Book series, a fantasy fiction novel for children age 7-11 years old. A magical book which makes all wishes come true is at the heart of these fascinating and action-packed adventures to Mars....

Audio clip of Harry Riley's radio nostalgia story

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Listen to Harry Riley's reading of 'Do you remember when radio ruled the waves' which was broadcast on Erewash and Beyond show, Erewash Sound. Click to listen to the feature audio clip . (OR listen via the player below). About Erewash Sound Erewash Sound was launched in late 2004 by a team of experienced volunteers. Broadcasting on 96.8FM, Erewash Sound serves the Erewash Valley area of Derbyshire with music and local news features. Erewash Sound is a genuinely local radio station, run by local people for local people. *Harry Riley is the author of two books: ‘Captain Damnation and other strange tales’ and ‘Sins of the Father’ .

Audio clip of Grahame Howard's introduction to the Wishing Book series

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Listen to Grahame Howard's introduction to the Wishing Book series on the Erewash and Beyond show. The introduction to the popular Wishing Book series was aired on Saturday 21 July 2012 on the Erewash and Beyond Show, Erewash Sound. Click to listen to the feature audio clip . (OR listen via the player below). About Erewash Sound Erewash Sound was launched in late 2004 by a team of experienced volunteers. Broadcasting on 96.8FM, Erewash Sound serves the Erewash Valley area of Derbyshire with music and local news features. Erewash Sound is a genuinely local radio station, run by local people for local people. Grahame Howard is the author of the following four books: The Wishing Book 1 , The Wishing Book 2 - Return To Mars , The Wishing Book 3 - Extermination and All Bagged Up

Book Reading - the Wishing Book series on Erewash and Beyond

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Grahame Howard, author of the Wishing Book series will be featured on the Erewash and Beyond show. Date : Saturday 21 July 2012 Time : The show starts at 1pm Station : 96.8fm locally or streamed online at www.erewashsound.com Erewash and Beyond Show, Erewash Sound. About Erewash Sound Erewash Sound was launched in late 2004 by a team of experienced volunteers. Broadcasting on 96.8FM, Erewash Sound serves the Erewash Valley area of Derbyshire with music and local news features. Erewash Sound is a genuinely local radio station, run by local people for local people. Grahame Howard is the author of the following four books: The Wishing Book 1 , The Wishing Book 2 - Return To Mars , The Wishing Book 3 - Extermination and All Bagged Up

Read and Soar - Watch the book trailer

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A book trailer for Read and Soar has been released. Read and Soar is a book about the many benefits and joys of reading. Where will your reading adventure take you? Between the covers of a book exists a sort of paradise. Books have a certain kind of enchantment about them; they are able to catapult you to a different world in the twinkling of an eye. By reading you can rub minds with the best thinkers of all time & share in the wisdom of the greatest minds. ---------- Yomi Akinpelu is the author of 'Read & Soar' and two other books: 'A Matter of Life & Death' , 'The Wholesome Truth about Healing' ...

Listen to a short story by Neal James

Neal James* was on Erewash Sound with Tris Walker and Laura Smith on Saturday 21 January 2012 to record the first of what may become a series of his short stories. Listen to an audio file of the transmitted short story titled -  ‘Marks on the Wall’. Neal James interview Neal James would be returning to the Erewash Sound studios soon for an interview with Tris Walker – If you have something you want to ask Neal James about his work then please use the comment box on the 'Erewash and beyond' website or email tris.walker@erewashsound.com . About Erewash Sound Erewash Sound was launched in late 2004. Broadcasting on 96.8FM, Erewash Sound serves the Erewash Valley area of Derbyshire. *Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit' . ...