ARTICLES RELATING TO READING

I am a reluctant book lender

2014-08-25 09:15

There’s nothing worse than someone who does not return the book that was lent to them.

Books and wine: a marriage made in literary heaven

2014-08-21 12:30

Ask any book club member what the most important aspects about book clubs is and the answer is this: literature and copious amounts of wine.

Confessions of a book nerd

2014-07-14 15:37

When it comes to books every bibliophile has his or her quirks. One reader shares his.

Top 10 books every child should own

2014-07-04 13:19

A pre-school teacher shares her top 10 books for getting your children to love reading.

12 Problems every book addict will understand

2014-07-01 22:00

Because dealing with people who interrupt us while we're reading is the absolute worst.

Challenging the mind keeps seniors sharp

2014-06-24 13:29

People with greater amounts of cognitive activity in middle and later life started experiencing memory and thinking problems much later.

Famous children's book author dies

2014-06-11 09:23

Eric Hill, popular book author, illustrator and inventor of ‘lift-the-flap’ concept, dies at 86.

10 Books you should curl up with this winter

2014-06-10 10:37

From a collection of classic fairy tales, to the South African dystopian thriller that Stephen King couldn’t put down, these books need to find a home on your shelves immediately.

Bilingualism helps protect the ageing brain

2014-06-03 15:35

The positive effects of bilingualism are seen whether people learn new languages as children or adults, researchers have found.

12 Problems every book addict will understand

2014-05-15 14:06

Because dealing with people who interrupt us while we're reading is the absolute worst.

Dear reviewer, you don’t have to be so bitchy

2014-05-13 11:45

An author writes an open letter to mean book reviewers, because yes, there’s a difference between constructive criticism and being downright mean.

My friends steal my books

2014-03-13 00:00

Here are some of your tips on how to get them back.

Book review: Fault Line by Christa Desir

2014-02-05 11:00

Shock value or just an extension of the book's content? Either way, this reader found this book's image jacket disturbing. Contains spoilers.

Why I found this book's cover awful to look at throughout reading the entire story

2014-01-24 09:30

Shock value or just an extension of the book's content? Either way, this reader found this book's image jacket disturbing. Contains spoilers.

Reading a novel may change the brain

2014-01-06 16:30

Reading a novel may cause changes in the resting-state connectivity of the brain that linger, at least for a few days.

Book review: Trafficked by Kim Purcell

2013-12-30 10:53

Behind the facade of the white picket fence, lies a house filled with the ugliest of secrets and the dirtiest of lies.

Book review: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

2013-12-23 17:30

A story about genius and its many faces; and about an amazing woman who may just be the next greatest literary heroine.

Book review: Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

2013-12-23 11:24

If you’re looking for something slightly offbeat that fuels weird dreams then Charlie Human’s Apocalypse Now Now will do the trick.

Book review: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

2013-12-22 16:00

A girl who’s never stayed in one place too long finds herself a “home”she’s unable to leave.

Book review: Wool by Hugh Howey

2013-12-19 14:30

Readers who loved Justin Cronin’s The Passage will happily lose themselves in the conspiracy story that is Wool

Book review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

2013-12-17 18:30

Meet Jorg, a dark star that burns brightly; a comet that will destroy the world even as he remakes it according to his own vision.

Book review: Trafficked by Kim Purcell

2013-12-17 13:34

Behind the facade of the white picket fence, lies a house filled with the ugliest of secrets and the dirtiest of lies.

 

Confessions of a reluctant book lender

2014-08-22 11:21

There’s nothing worse than someone who does not return the book that someone lent to them.

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Stop trying to make Shantaram happen. Shantaram is just not going to happen.

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World building in fantasy and science-fiction

2014-07-28 12:51

Have you ever wondered how an author creates and builds a world within a fictional novel from scratch? Melissa Delport, South African author of sci-fi novel The Legacy, shares a few of her secrets.

Paediatricians urge parents to read aloud to kids

2014-06-25 15:09

Story time routines benefit even the youngest children, helping them to build vocabulary and communication skills critical to later success in school.

'Spot' author dies at 86

2014-06-13 11:03

Eric Hill, popular book author, illustrator and inventor dies at 86.

'Spot' author dies at 86

2014-06-11 09:23

Eric Hill, popular book author, illustrator and inventor of ‘lift-the-flap’ concept, dies at 86.

Fitter kids have better processing skills

2014-06-09 14:36

Researchers found that fitter kids have faster and stronger brain responses during reading, resulting in better reading performance and language comprehension.

Book review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

2014-06-06 15:30

With Wedding Night Kinsella writes a story that’s not only light, fluffy and funny, but that also has characters that you cheer for and enjoy having around for a few hours.

Readers we love to hate

2014-06-05 13:56

There are book lovers and then there are the kind of readers that just make you want to strangle them.

First world book problems

2014-05-16 13:30

Because dealing with people who interrupt us while we're reading is the absolute worst.

Dear reviewer, you don’t have to be so bitchy

2014-05-14 11:30

An author writes an open letter to mean book reviewers, because yes, there’s a difference between constructive criticism and being downright mean.

Why science fiction rocks

2014-03-13 14:00

Contrary to popular belief, science fiction is not just about aliens and spaceships. A reader tells us why he's such an avid fan.

Erotic sex scene FAILS

2014-02-27 13:15

Sex scenes in fiction leave us with unrealistic expectations.

Book review: Trafficked by Kim Purcell

2014-01-31 18:30

Behind the facade of the white picket fence, lies a house filled with the ugliest of secrets and the dirtiest of lies.

Book review: Fault Line by Christa Desir

2014-01-23 12:29

Shock value or just an extension of the book's content? Either way, this reader found this book's image jacket disturbing. Contains spoilers.

Reading a novel may change the brain

2014-01-06 13:34

Reading a novel may cause changes in the resting-state connectivity of the brain that linger, at least for a few days.

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Top 10 books of 2013

2013-12-25 09:00

2013 saw a slew of fantastic book releases. We highlight our favourites.

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Top 10 books of 2013

2013-12-23 13:47

2013 saw a slew of fantastic book releases. We highlight our favourites.

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Book review: Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

2013-12-23 10:57

If you’re looking for something slightly offbeat that fuels weird dreams then Charlie Human’s Apocalypse Now Now will do the trick.

Fantasies we'd love to live in

2013-12-20 15:00

The best thing about romance reads? Is being able to imagine yourself in a world where the heroine (mostly) gets her happily-ever-after.

I was shot by a terrorist

2013-12-18 11:30

Malala Yousafzai's story avoids grandstanding, and speaks to the heart of the issue – a clever girl, hungry for knowledge, placed in peril by the convictions she and her family hold dear.

Book review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

2013-12-17 13:44

A genre-defying novel that combines elements of science fiction and gas lamp fantasy to create a world filled with auras, dreamscapes, humans with supernatural abilities and a realm of otherworldly creatures.

I was shot by a terrorist

2013-12-17 13:26

Malala Yousafzai's story avoids grandstanding, and speaks to the heart of the issue – a clever girl, hungry for knowledge, placed in peril by the convictions she and her family hold dear.

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