Tag : books

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

In the middle with @booksandquills

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Blogs Editor, Mariana Avelino, interviews YouTuber, Sanne Vliegenthart, and asks the burning questions aspiring bloggers and vloggers have always wanted answers to. The rise of digital media, particularly social media, has transformed how we communicate. With technological advances and the near ubiquity of the Internet, mass communication has arguably become … 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

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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