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How to read more

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.”  Sir Francis Bacon   Books are incredible things. Unlike movies or music, which are both passive channels, reading requires active participation of the individual, with each mind having different visualisations and interpretations. What other medium allows one […]

5 great books for Christmas presents

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Books are wonders in themselves. Each one holds a self-contained world with myriad experiences contained therein. While many people prefer gimmicks or gadgets for Christmas, the titles below are the perfect gift for any bookworm.   The Mountain Shadow by David Gregory Roberts   The author David Gregory Roberts and his book Shantaram together form an enigma. The […]

How to clean books

  There is nothing more disappointing than little critters eating away at your precious book collection. Even more disappointing is when they leave a musty smell which keeps you from enjoying your books. For a bibliophile, the above scenario is no laughing matter.   Don’t find yourself throwing away or reselling your old or antique […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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                                          Happy birthday to beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, AKA, Dr. Seuss.   His world reknowned books have impacted the lives of 100s of 1000s of children and adults alike since he started writing, illustrating […]

Our pick of 5 reads from 2014

Every year I tell myself that I’m going to read more. With 1000s of books published yearly, it’s hard to choose what to read next. We’ve made that choice easy for you with our pick of the top 5 reads from 2014.     1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult        Jodi Picoult is […]

Spielberg to direct Roald Dahl’s BFG

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Hollywood have announced that Steven Spielberg is set to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s classic kid’s book The BFG. This family favourite is set to be released in July 2016, and has Spielberg and Roald Dahl fans alike incredibly excited. The Big Friendly Giant – or BFG for short, is an adventure story about […]

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is a fabulous, must-read book about a teenage girl diagnosed with lung cancer who finds love while fighting the disease.   Grace is a sixteen-year-old girl with cancer, caught up in the effort it takes to live in a body that everyone knows is doomed to an untimely end. […]

Judging a book by the cover

  You’ve probably heard it said countless times: you can’t judge a book by the cover.   Well, I am going to suggest to you to do precisely that: to select the next fiction book to read by its cover.   It’s easy to settle upon reading matter if you know the name of the […]

The 10 bestselling books of 2013

It seems there is still some room in this modern technological world for the joys of sitting down with a good book. Whether its via an eBook or the printed version, there’s still something magical about a good read.   So what did we read most in 2013? Let’s take a look at the top […]

Do books make a good gift?

The faces of some people positively lighten up when they receive the gift of a book. Other people look positively offended when they unwrap a present to find a book inside.   You’ve guessed right. The answer to the question posed in the title is: it all depends on the giftee. So, be a thoughtful […]