This week, we’re talking about times when you just can’t get through a book, or any book for that matter!

 

Here’s Geoff Dyer’s essay on Reader’s Block.

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Here’s an article in The Guardian about some ways to combat reader’s block.

 

Harmonica Segment: Read a book! Or don’t! Try not to read anything at all for a whole day. Or, you know, read something different to rekindle your love for reading. Any of those. Tweet us your experience with reader’s block @hardcoverradio.

 

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News, news everywhere – but how much of it is fake? We’re talking about the trend of fake news, the declining trust in media, and how to think critically about where we’re getting our news from.

 

Here are the Gallup poll results on trust in media for 2016.

 

Check out this Maclean’s article on Canadians and fake news.

 

Check out Politifact and Snopes for some fact checking resources.

 

Today’s Harmonica Segment: find a piece of fake news and don’t give it credence! Tweet your finds to us @hardcoverradio

 

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