Tag : books

Treat Your Shelf – A Boy Made of Blocks

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

Some of the best love stories literature has to offer

12 months ago / 0 comments

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

Books to Look Out for in 2018

12 months ago / 0 comments

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

The Paperback vs. The E-Book

1 year ago / 0 comments

  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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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’

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

2 years 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