ARTICLES RELATING TO READING

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

2015-01-22 21:00

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 want to read again for the first time

2014-12-07 07:15

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

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.

Is ‘teen lit’ a waste of time?

2014-11-14 10:18

Janine Dunlop considers the ‘not-all-reading-is-good-reading’ argument.

Active lifestyle may boost school performance

2014-11-05 15:43

According to a Finnish study children might do better in school if they're more physically active.

Reader opinion: 4 reasons why I’ve decided to give my books away

2014-11-04 11:40

It’s incomprehensible that people would want to get rid of their book collection, and yet this is exactly what one reader did. Here’s why.

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From the latest book by Zakes Mda to the newest masterpiece from Haruki Murakami, these are the books that have been keeping us hooked this month.

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Active lifestyle may boost school performance

2014-09-12 14:29

According to a Finnish study children might do better in school if they're more physically active.

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.

'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.

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.

 

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.

Books we wish we could read again for the first time

2015-01-04 07:00

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

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.

For the love of words

2014-11-17 10:15

One reader tells us about her passion for words. Do you have a word or turn of phrase that you love? Share yours with us.

My top 5 favourite words

2014-11-13 11:36

One reader tells us about her passion for words. Do you have a word or turn of phrase that you love? Share yours with us.

Is ‘teen lit’ a waste of time?

2014-11-07 12:21

Janine Dunlop considers the ‘not-all-reading-is-good-reading’ argument.

Why I gave my books away

2014-11-05 09:21

It’s incomprehensible that people would want to get rid of their book collection, and yet this is exactly what one reader did. Here’s why.

10 books we're loving right now

2014-10-27 09:56

From the latest book by Zakes Mda to the newest masterpiece from Haruki Murakami, these are the books that have been keeping us hooked this month.

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Some we loved, others we hated, but one thing was clear: if you didn’t read the books in time for set work exams, you would probably have failed English literature.

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7 Super powers every book lover should have

2014-09-11 15:06

Imagine being able to mute people on command when they interrupt your precious reading time. This and more super-powered abilities literature lovers should posses.

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.

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.

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