The 5 stages of going through a book break-up

2015-07-20 13:08

Because life's way too short to read a bad book.

How to fix SA's alarmingly low reading rates

2015-06-24 21:15

Teachers who are competent to teach reading are essential to achieve the national goals for reading literacy, according to an academic.

We all have that one book that we gave up on.  We share some of ours.

We all have that one book that we gave up on. We share some of ours.

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In the mood for a binge-reading session over this long weekend? Check out our top 10 reviews and recommendations.

In the mood for a binge-reading session over this long weekend? Check out our top 10 reviews and recommendations.

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Why I avoid reading dark books

2015-03-10 14:42

Sometimes I simply refuse to read books dealing with harsh topics.

Confessions of a reluctant book lender

2015-03-02 00:00

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

Lied about reading a book?

2015-02-05 13:29

We asked. You sheepishly confessed. Because ain’t nobody got time for Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

4 reasons you should read Leaving Time, the new novel by Jodi Picoult

2015-01-21 14:13

The international best-selling author, who is currently in South Africa as part of her book tour promotion, has just released her 24th novel, Leaving Time. Here’s why you should pick it up.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg starts reading project

2015-01-05 10:00

The social media giant’s founder and CEO announced on his Facebook page that he plans to read a book every other week in 2015.

Books we wish we could read again for the first time

2014-12-04 15:20

Which book do you wish you could dive into as if you’ve never read it before? We asked, you answered.


What SA can learn about literacy from Sweden

2015-07-15 08:30

One in four Swedish 15-year-olds could not read a simple text. This statistical finding dominated headlines for two months and shocked the small Nordic nation last year.

All the sad places

2015-06-08 11:49

Books might not be able to completely cure depression, but they do get you through some of the worst times.

Snuggle up with Dr Seuss

2015-05-07 11:45

Why children (and parents) adore the worlds created by Dr Seuss.

8 of Terry Pratchett's best female characters

2015-03-13 11:49

Terry Pratchett wrote some of the best female characters the world has ever seen.

15 ways to tell if you are a bookworm

2015-03-04 12:18

The ultimate checklist for readers everywhere.

Does my child read too much?

2015-02-12 12:55

Cath Jenkin has the best problem a parent could ask for - her child loves to read.

Would you read a book by an author who’s lied about the story?

2015-02-03 15:44

The answer to this question isn't as clear cut as you'd think, says Tammy February.

5 Things I’d like to see more (or less) of in books this year

2015-01-14 12:25

These are the trends that really should and shouldn’t be happening.

Do you have a favourite word?

2014-12-19 11:55

What would stories be if they had no words to form them?

Structured play in kindergarten may improve grades

2014-11-20 14:13

A study found that structured play among kindergarteners leads to improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade.

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