A very prominent surgeon at Johns Hopkins and an author to Think Big and other motivational books Ben Carson explained that for him to sail against the waves that were keeping him at the bottom of his class in academics, he needed to read at least two books a week. At times, you may ask yourself whether you can really read a book a day? It is perhaps possible to […]

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Reading a book a week is a very good idea but it’s very difficult to do these days with so many aspects of everyday life taking its toll. It’s also a lot easier to kick back and watch a few YouTube videos, but you can’t deny the importance of reading and the major benefits that it can bring. It can make a huge impact on your overall health because you’re […]

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Starting university is a massive achievement, and that’s why it is so important to be prepared for the start of the course. Most university courses will send you information regarding the content of each module, this may include recommended reading and also compulsory reading materials. Having a student load is extremely helpful, however with rent to pay and a few drinks too, money can disappear fast. New academic books don’t […]

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If you got some scare reading the thrillers last year, get ready, as it seems that the new thrillers of 2017 are bound to scare you even more. Just reading through the synopses of these thriller novels gives me goose bumps. Here are some of the best thriller books so far this year: The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian- This is the story of Annalee Ahlberg, who vanished from bed during […]

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Many of us love to read novels, but as technology has prevailed the use of paper books has reduced. When it comes to paper books verses kindle reading, the answer really is the preference of the reader. Kindles allow you to carry numerous novels around with you within one light device, whereas paper books can be large and heavy if carrying more than one. Kindles do require charging, however the […]

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Writing is a great way to bring out your creative side and provides you with an escape from reality. There are so many benefits for writing your own story, even if it doesn’t get published. If you enjoy reading and have been inspired by other writers, you must try and give it a go yourself. Begin by writing notes and ideas down, these ideas do not have to match or […]

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If you enjoy reading Horror stories you will love these top three of 2017: 1. Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories- Written by Kim Newman, not only is he an author, but he is also a well-known movie-critic and journalist. This book is a collection of short horror stories. Some of them have well known characters in them such as: Frankenstein’s monster and Jack the Ripper. 2. The Speckled God- […]

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A book club is a forum where people meet to read and discuss books. Book clubs do not only involve reading amazing books, but also they have vast benefits to their members. Book clubs provide an amazing opportunity to meet new people, learn about them and make friends. Being friends with people whom you share common interests helps you to freely express your emotions, which can be a great way […]

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As many Harry Potter fans will be aware, there’s a new book out and it’s set 19 years after the last one. Of course, there is a catch, it’s not actually another book written by J.K Rowling, it’s a special rehearsal edition script produced by three individuals; J.K. Rowling (of course), John Tiffancy and Jack Thorn. The book is actually the official script for the play – that is selling […]

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The Goodreads App and why I love it The only time I ever really read books is on holiday, and I haven’t gone away for two years now! It’s that same old excuse, ‘I don’t find time’. Yet I do have time for reading news, watching TV, playing games and socialising, so why can’t I seem to fit reading into my life? I’m not entirely sure what the answer is […]

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