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7 winter reads

Winter provides the perfect background for catching up on all the great books you always wanted to tackle, but never had the time. After all, you need to do something besides stare at your digital screen during those long winter evenings! The books I …

How to write well

You may not be consumed (yet) by the burning ambition to write the next great South African novel. Still, you need decent writing skills in order to:   Put together an email message that’s easy to understand; Compose a social media post …

Summer holiday reads 2016

Four books to pack for your summer holiday.   Searching for a book to read on the beach? When the year goes by far too quickly, the last thing you want to do is spend your well-deserved break reading a book that is anything less than great. So …

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 …

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 …

Fantastic festive reads

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

Books, books or books?

Our recent little poll on the bidorbuy page on Facebook revealed that, when it comes to reading, South Africans still prefer traditional books – you know, the ones with pages to turn (but not to fold in order to mark your place!) Last time we checked, …