Category : Books

Novel to Screen: Do Film Adaptations Devalue The Book?

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With the instant gratification that films provide, the majority of consumers prefer to enjoy stories through the big screen. However, does the slow-burning fascination offered by books trump the sensation that films provide? Lifestyle and Culture writer, Eleanor Smith, explores the best way to experience a story. Watching a film … Read More

The Paperback vs. The E-Book

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  With the advancing digital age, the popularity of the ‘e-book’ has risen constantly. Is it time therefore time that we swap the novel gathering dust in the corner for a portable tablet? Or will the sensory experience of reading a traditional paperback always outdo that of the e-book.       The battle of electronic vs. paper is affected by factors such as form and … Read More

‘Turtles All The Way Down’ by John Green

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Everyone has heard of the number 1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars. Sophia read John Green’s newest novel Turtles All The Way Down revealing whether Green has the potential to take young adult fiction by storm once again. I had previously read two other John Green books, … Read More

Treat Your Shelf

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Treat yourself, treat your shelf and treat others the way you want to be treated. This week, Lifestyle and Culture are highlighting one woman who has devoted her life to showcasing the diversity of natural feminine beauty in all kinds of environments and cultures. The Atlas of Beauty should be … Read More

Our Favourite Childhood Books Worth a Second Read

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At this point in the year, everyone is back into the habit of course readings and academic journals, so we’re all in need of a reminder of what reading felt like when it was a hobby and you could read pretty much anything taking as much time as you pleased. … Read More

Terrifying Tales

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With Halloween upon us, it is time to embrace all that is ghoulish and gothic. Here are the perfect books to get you into the Halloween spirit. Dracula by Bram Stoker This literary classic follows a vampire hunt as Jonathan Harker and his companions chase Count Dracula as he threatens … Read More

Mira Publishing: Each Book Has A Voice to be Heard

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Mira Publishing is a Leeds-based publishing house, which publishes ‘fiction and non-fiction novels based on contemporary topics’ in a variety of languages. There are so many stories and voices that are not made easily accessible in our high street bookstores due to their best-seller business model. Mira Publishing House offers … Read More

Man Booker Prize 2017: A Disappointing Lack of Diversity

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Last week, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to American author George Saunders for his debut novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’. Set in 1862, the novel is a compelling read that details Abraham Lincoln’s contemplation over the death of his son, Willie. It was praised by many critics on its … Read More

Treat Your Shelf

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It’s October! It’s the month of Halloween, and more importantly it is Black History Month. It is so important to treat yourself and this week what better way to spoil both you and your shelf than to purchase a beautiful literary story celebrating black history. Based on the true story … Read More

American Gods: Omnipotent and Otherworldly

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Neil Gaiman’s equally visceral and intellectual novel, remade in eight, hour-long HBO episodes, is a dazzling on-screen delight for believers and non-believers alike. The formula: a rich amalgamation of worldwide mythologies, a cast with the likes of Ian McShane (Blackbeard from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Emily Browning … Read More