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Penguin offers 2010 reading tips

18th January 2010

There are a number of ways people can improve their reading in the next 12 months, according to the team at Penguin.

Aine Fearon, an online developer, wrote on the publisher's blog that people can make use of their daily commute to fit in some extra reading, explaining that she managed to get through the 1,193-page The Quincunx by Charles Palliser in 15-minute bursts on the Piccadilly line.

Literary marketing executive Matt Clacher also recommended branching out and reading more than just fiction, after he noticed he was reading relatively few factual books.

'While I'm not looking to kick the habit just yet, this year I'd like to spend a little more time eye-balling some facts, such as those in Dave Eggers Zeitoun,' he commented.

Chris Croissant, an online marketing assistant, added that people could make a new year's resolution to read more classics, such as Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

Among the books Penguin recommends for reading in January are The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton, And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer and Julia Knight's The Thrift Book.

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