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  • A book that tweets at you to read it
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A book that tweets at you to read it

A study by Instituto Pró-Livro found that Brazilians read on average only 2.1 books per year. Not having the spare time or preference for other activities such as TV were the main reasons for this. Penguin Books is trying to keep reading on people’s mind by having unread books tweet at them.

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