Posted on 8th July 2015

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Short of time? Adventures With Words share their favourite short stories

The Adventures With Words duo have put together a video on their favourite short stories you must read this summer. Enjoy!     Rob Chilver and Kate Neilan are Colchester-based bloggers and podcasters at AdventuresWithWords.com. They blog and talk mainly about books, but also love comics, film, TV, theatre and music. Rob is a bookseller and…

Posted on 24th June 2015

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Future Classics – Books Published Ahead Of Their Time

Recently we have seen the rise of a number of books that have been rediscovered and gone on to become bestsellers.  Stoner is probably the most well known example, going from respected obscurity into high street charts when Ian McEwan mentioned it in a radio interview. But what of other books that have shared a similar…

Posted on 12th June 2015

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It’s the time of the season for…Reading? Is there really such a thing as a ‘Summer Read’?

I’m sure it can’t have escaped your notice if you’ve been into a local bookshop, browsed for books online, or popped into supermarkets or well known retailers in train stations, that it’s time to pick your ‘Summer Reads’. Whether you’re planning to slap on the tanning oil and sizzle by the pool, grab some precious…

Posted on 5th June 2015

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Finding the time to read

We all live very busy lives and there are now more things than ever vying for our attention. Messages appear on our phones demanding a reply, time is spent crafting witty Facebook updates or Tweets, emails flood your Inbox, amusing gifs need to be shared; generally the entire Internet is there to distract you. Added together, these distractions, while…