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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 …

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, …