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5 Ways to Become A Better Reader

It’s always some kind of a task to start a new book; whether that’s because you have no interest in reading or too much of a collection to choose from, it can be a somewhat difficult decision. Hardly a life-or-death situation, I know, but…

APP REVIEW: Audible (IOS)

Nowadays, most people can read. Presumably, if you are reading this, then you can read. But still, most of us can cook, but if someone offers to make us a meal, so long as they're a good cook, we're happy to let them, right? So why not…

I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie

As I sit at my desk and look at my ‘to be read’ pile, I have suddenly noticed that seven out of the ten waiting for me are books with over 600 pages. Big books are a serious affliction for me; there is nothing I like better than getting to…

Confessions of a Book Addict

I’m not entirely certain how I turned out this way. My childhood was typical, and I spent plenty of happy summer hours outdoors, catching frogs in the creek and trekking through the forest. But always, always, there was an emptiness inside…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Witches Abroad (1991)

‘Witches Abroad’ is the second of the books featuring Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, and the characters here are much more familiar than the ones we saw under development in ‘Wyrd Sisters’. The Granny of ‘Wyrd Sisters’…

SHORT STORIES: ‘Slam the Door’

The door slams shut behind me. Even though the sound is quick, short, sharp, it echoes in my head. Over and over, each time I blink, every time I rest my head on my pillow at night. Slam. Slam. Slam. In my cell, sometimes the sound seems…

5 Essential Books for This Christmas

As Christmas gets closer and closer, getting somebody a book as a gift can begin to seem like an increasingly difficult task. Sometimes you worry about how your personal taste will translate as a present, and other times you wonder if it's…