Category : Books

Too Many Books Spoil the Plot

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It’s very common for a reading slump to hit hard for many students who have been powering through copious amounts of reading related to their degree. Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Bella Davis, takes a look at the challenges she has faced whilst learning to read for pleasure again after finishing … Read More

5 Great Sci-fi Novels for You to Read

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Recently, we lost the incredible Stephen Hawking, a man who fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the cosmos. His works have had such a strong influence on the scientific world and science fiction as a genre. In honour of his passing, here is a look at some … Read More

Treat Your Shelf – A Boy Made of Blocks

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This month, add an uplifting novel to your bookshelf with Keith Stuart’s A Boy Made of Blocks. This debut novel is sure to tug at your heartstrings, making you laugh, cry and everything in between. Drawing inspiration from Stuart’s own son, who was diagnosed as on the autism spectrum in … Read More

Piercing the Canon: LGBTQ+ Representation in Literature

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As Miss Puddleton advises Stephen in The Well of Loneliness, ‘books are good friends’. Here are some classics to add to your book shelf. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall Stephen Gordon always had an inkling that something was different about her. The Well of Loneliness follows her venture … Read More

Some of the best love stories literature has to offer

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We all love a good love story. A good romance to keep us happy and hopeful. There have been some amazing love stories in literature over the past few decades, so here are a few to get yourself in the Valentine’s Day spirit. Me Before You (and After You) – … Read More

Treat Your Shelf – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

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A book which manages to be effortlessly simple yet incredibly poignant is a rare find, but it is a feat reached by Mark Haddon’s modern classic. Beginning with the murder of a neighbourhood dog, the story centres upon Christopher Boone, the 15 year old protagonist who happens to have severe … Read More

Books to Look Out for in 2018

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The novelist and essayist, Christopher Morley, once wrote: ‘When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.’ This year, liberate your minds from your reading lists and take a gander at … Read More

Treat Your Shelf: Divine Names – Luay Abdul-ilah

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This week you should treat your shelf with a novel published by Leeds’ very own Mira Publishing House. If you are looking for a book to read over the holidays that has a little more substance than the average holiday read then why not give Divine Names a try. Written … Read More

Treat Your Shelf – The Song of Achilles

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Whether your shelf is bursting with books or the only covering is a particularly thick dust from disuse, you should definitely add at least one more to it. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is, quite ironically, indescribably beautiful. What you might recall as a classic myth of Achilles … Read More

Novel to Screen: Do Film Adaptations Devalue The Book?

1 year ago / 0 comments

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