Tag : books

Exclusive: Laidlaw Library to focus on new technology ‘books’

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Laidlaw’s Head Librarian Hermione Wormwood today announced a brand-new initiative to pivot towards ‘books’ as the centre of the institution. Books are, according to Wormwood, a form of information in a printed context, that cannot be easily edited and do not require any charging apparatus. Laidlaw plans to install large … Read More

The value of young adult literature, and why it transcends age boundaries

1 year ago / 0 comments

It’s summer. Which for most of us, means catching up on the things we miss out on during the academic year, like reading for leisure. I was recently scanning the Young Adult (YA) section of my local Waterstones, when a worrying question was asked of me. At what age are … Read More

Leeds University collects over £200,000 in library fines

1 year ago / 0 comments

Over the past three years, The University of Leeds has collected over £211,000 in library fines from overdue books. In this time, universities across Yorkshire have received more than £600,000 in library fines. The total collected at Leeds University was the highest, followed by Leeds Beckett which received nearly £150,000, … Read More

In defence of paper and print: is an eBook ever as good?

1 year ago / 0 comments

If there’s one thing that immediately comes to mind when I think of happiness, it’s a well thought out bookshelf (think rainbow-organised, neat little rows of content). To me, there are not many things more pleasing than seeking out a beautiful book cover – except turning the pages and finding … Read More

Must Read Books on Mental Health

2 years ago / 0 comments

Having just finished National Eating Disorders awareness week (February 26th – March 4th, 2017) and now entering Self- Harm awareness month (March 1st – 31st, 2017) it seems essential to highlight mental health and learn as much as possible about some of these often debilitating disorders and illnesses. Where better … Read More

Waterstones: putting on a front

2 years ago / 0 comments

Independent institutions mark a rebellion against the capitalist agenda and everything it stands for. Chain stores often uphold this continuation of capitalism by favouring profit over individual enterprise, forgetting the original purpose behind the creation of such a store. Bookshops are some of the most wonderful creations of British society; … Read More

A Trip Down Memory Lane: The Best of Children’s Books

2 years ago / 0 comments

Our future reading habits are often defined by our childhood favourites, so we take a look at some of the most iconic classics… A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: While A Series of Unfortunate Events has become a popular film, Lemony Snicket has in fact written many more … Read More

The most anticipated books of 2017

2 years ago / 0 comments

With Bettany Hughes ‘Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities’ and ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas just missing the cut. Here are some of the most anticipated book releasing coming in 2017. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, by Chelsea Sedoti (30th January) Reckless misfit Hawthorn … Read More

Fireside reads for the Christmas season

2 years ago / 0 comments

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens It’s a classic. It’s hard to ignore. Film adaptations of A Christmas Carol will be on your TV screens for the next few weeks. It’s practically unavoidable. So you may as well give in and settle down by the Christmas tree and read the … Read More

A bookish stocking filler…

2 years ago / 0 comments

Take some time to put down the uni reading this Christmas and curl up in front of the fire with some of these stylish reads… Inside Vogue: A diary of my 100th year Alexandra Shulman (£11.89, Amazon) To top off Vogue’s centenary year, Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman has published her diary, … Read More