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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Is it Time for Schools to Move Away From Hard-Copy Books? Most people have distinct memories of their school life, where they would have to spend time and energy organising what books they’ll need for the days lessons and then lugging them around the school the whole day. For the first time in human history, children are able to have the reasonable expectation that school-books are a thing of the […]

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Finding the time to read Some people say reading is dying, others say it’s simply changing form. Reading a new book used to be something exciting, something to look forward to, but nowadays it seems as though most people don’t have the time. That said, we have the time to read tweets, interact with strangers and watch 100 YouTube videos in a day! We feel that even today in this […]

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