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I used to be a vo­ra­cious reader, nose al­ways in a book, a stack next to my bed, plans can­celled so I could fin­ish a page-turner that con­sumed my ev­ery wak­ing thought. But that has changed. While I usu­ally have (at least) one book on the go at any given time, I seem to have lost my lit­er­ary mojo, and in­stead of curl­ing up in a chair, dis­ap­pear­ing into an­other world, th­ese days I’m more likely to be sprawled out on the sofa, watch­ing TV like a glassy-eyed zom­bie. And I’m not happy about it.

The Emi­rates Air­line Fes­ti­val of Lit­er­a­ture is just the jump­start I need to turn off Netflix and turn some pages in­stead. Whether you can make it to the event or not, join me in res­dis­over­ing your love of read­ing, by spend­ing an af­ter­noon in a book­store, fi­nally join­ing that book­club your pal told you about, or just dip­ping into that (grow­ing) stack of nov­els by the bed.

En­joy the is­sue, He­len Farmer Editor

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