Category : Books

The Best Books for Christmas presents

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If you’re looking for books to gift your friends and family, here’s a list of the best ones you to get: Becoming – Michelle Obama Michelle Obama released her autobiography less than three weeks ago and it has since broken sales records, becoming the bestselling book this year in the … Read More

New Local Book Alert: An Otley Run by Joe Williams

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Whether it be witnessing Pikachu try to break up a fight between the Mario Brothers outside Original Oak, or drunkenly running around The Library in a pink Power Ranger costume frantically searching which of the 30 Minions is your best mate – on an Otley Run is where many of … Read More

Book Review: Robert Welbourn’s Ideal Angels

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Ideal Angels is a fast-paced romance for the digital-crazed age. Hard-hitting, honest and simply un-put-downable, this debut novel from Robert Welbourn will stick in your mind long after turning the final page… The story follows a young couple’s relationship in this social-media crazed culture we live in. With the narrator being hugely … Read More

Books that Leave You Feeling Warm and Cosy

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It’s that time of year. The clocks have gone back, the nights are getting darker, and Leeds is getting colder. What better way to find respite from all of this than by getting warm and cosy with a good book and a warm drink? Carina Bryan has some suggestions for … Read More

NaNoWriMo is Back

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November marks the start of the 28th Annual National Novel Writing Month. The National Novel Writing Month, often shortened to NaNoWrimo, is a worldwide web event in which aspiring writers set the goal of writing 50,000 words in one month. This event is held between the 1st and 30th of … Read More

Books to get you in the Autumn Mood

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Autumn is always an interesting blend of spooky and cosy vibes. The weather starts to get colder, the leaves start falling and Halloween approaches. There is nothing like cosying up with a good book at this time of the year. To help you make the most of it, here are … Read More

Fantastic Tweets: The Crimes of JK Rowling

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JK Rowling has recently come under fire for the casting of South Korean Claudia Kim as the character of Nagini in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald. In a new plot twist, Rowling has revealed that Nagini was once human – a secret she has claimed to have kept … Read More

Watch, Read, Listen: the Kavanaugh Case

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There’s been a lot of noise in the press and on social media recently about the Republican judge Brett Kavanaugh who has been nominated for a position in the Supreme Court, despite facing sexually assault allegations by Dr Christine Blasey Ford and two other women. Being backed by Trump has … Read More

Review: Lily Allen’s My Thoughts Exactly

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Lily Allen’s memoir My Thoughts Exactly is brutally honest and refreshingly bare.  Salacious headlines that have emerged surrounding Lily’s book launch, such as that she slept with Noel Gallagher whilst he was married, might lead people to assume that the memoir was simply a tool to stir up publicity and … Read More

Ibi Zuboi criticises WSJ on racist review of Pride

4 months ago / 0 comments

Many of you have probably heard of the Young Adult novel called Pride that was published last year. It is a diverse remix of the Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, with characters of colour who live in Brooklyn. Among the positive reviews it received, Meghan Cox Gurdon’s review published … Read More