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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.

Book review: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

2013-12-17 13:18

The queen of historical fiction, once again, brings us a convincing and compelling snapshot of history through the eyes of a woman caught in its ebb and flow

Book review: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

2013-12-17 13:08

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

Book review: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

2013-12-17 12:54

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

The quirks of a book nerd

2013-12-09 17:00

Because you can't be a bibliophile without having eccentric habits to go along with it.

Erotic sex scene FAILS

2013-11-06 14:15

Sex scenes in fiction leave us with unrealistic expectations.

Erotic sex scene FAILS

2013-11-04 09:31

Sex scenes in fiction leave us with unrealistic expectations.

10 Hottest books you need to buy right now

2013-10-31 12:45

From Stephen King's sequel to The Shining, to the new Bridget Jones novel, these books are must-haves for every avid reader.

So you think I have no life because I read?

2013-10-07 09:42

This reader takes issue with people who belittle her for reading.

Books every woman should read

2013-08-12 15:12

What's the one book that should become every woman's mantra? We asked. You answered.

Should kids read Dickens?

2013-08-06 11:00

Dickens' Biographer claims his books are out of reach to an attention span-challenged generation.

I just can't read that

2013-06-06 15:04

Do you ever find yourself shying away from books because the topic or theme of it scares you? .

Through the eyes of the storyteller

2013-05-24 12:48

Do you prefer a narrator who tells the whole story, or are you more open to the one who leaves you to fill in the missing blanks?

Things books have taught me

2013-05-14 14:57

Reading is not just a way to pass the time, it's a way of life, says Tammy February.

 

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.

Book review: Wool by Hugh Howey

2013-12-17 13:21

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

Book review:Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

2013-12-17 13:12

Burial Rites is told through an exquisitely evocative voice that is sure to keep you ensconced in this rather bleak, but beautiful tale.

Book review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

2013-12-17 13:02

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.

Book review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

2013-12-17 12:49

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.

Why science fiction rocks

2013-11-11 15:51

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

2013-11-05 12:00

Sex scenes in fiction leave us with unrealistic expectations.

'The night dad went to jail'

2013-11-01 15:05

New children’s book helps kids when their loved ones are imprisoned.

So you think I have no life because I read?

2013-10-10 14:15

This reader takes issue with people who belittle her for reading.

Literature boosts ability to 'read' other people

2013-10-04 11:16

When volunteers read works of acclaimed 'literary fiction', it seemed to temporarily improve their ability to interpret other people's emotions.

Best female fictional characters

2013-08-08 13:21

Everyone has that one heroine they love above all others. Here are some your favourites.

Which books terrify you?

2013-08-01 14:00

Some works of literature delve into territory that's much better off being avoided. Our readers tell us where they draw the line.

Why do women read erotic fiction?

2013-06-04 12:07

What is it about this genre that has so many women enthralled, asks Candice Wiggett.

The vision of Youth Day as seen by Carl Zeiss Vision

2013-05-13 11:21

Research has shown that the sooner a child with vision problems gets to experience the world through quality lenses, the better his or her vision will develop as the years progress.

 
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