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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

                                          Happy birthday to beloved children's …

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 …

Spielberg to direct Roald Dahl’s BFG

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

…And The Mountains Echoed

When Khaled Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runner, was published in 2003, he had no idea that it would become something of a phenomenon. That book and the books he has written since contain similar themes expertly woven about the history of Khaled’s …

Around the world in 5 novels

We invite you to join us in some world-hopping on the wings of literary works. Enormous areas will be left unexplored, for it is not the ambition of this post to give anything resembling a comprehensive overview. If it has ambition at all, it is to …

Fantastic festive reads

Give the gift of reading this holiday season... …