Tag : reading

Review: Lily Allen’s My Thoughts Exactly

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Lily Allen’s memoir My Thoughts Exactly is brutally honest and refreshingly bare.  Salacious headlines that have emerged surrounding Lily’s book launch, such as that she slept with Noel Gallagher whilst he was married, might lead people to assume that the memoir was simply a tool to stir up publicity and … Read More

Places to study or read off-campus

1 month ago / 0 comments

Are you more productive at completing your assignments in different environments? Looking for places to study off-campus? Or do you just want somewhere quiet to do some casual reading? The city of Leeds offers you a range of places such as quiet cafés for you to sit down with a … 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

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

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

2 years 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

The Championship Climax: All Still to Play For

2 years ago / 0 comments

With just 9 games left of the regular season, the race for promotion and relegation in the Championship is set to reach an exciting climax.  Newcastle lead the pack at the top of the league, whilst bar Rotherham, 22 points adrift at the bottom, there are 7 teams all danger … 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

Campus Watch: University of Reading students roam the streets dressed as ‘pikeys’

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Reading has issued a statement condemning the behaviour of a group of students who dressed as ‘pikeys’, a derogatory term for the Gypsy or Traveller community. Dozens of students set off fireworks, threw furniture and sprayed fire extinguishers in a residential area of East Reading on Monday, … Read More

Baby it’s cold outside: Yuletide reads

3 years ago / 0 comments

Given that most of us spend the holidays swamped in revision and essay-writing, it’s hardly surprising that we tend to turn to festive blockbusters throughout the Christmas season rather than books. But this year, instead of settling in for a marathon viewing of Bridget Jones or the Polar Express, why … Read More

Society Spotlight: Book Club

3 years ago / 0 comments

This week, The Gryphon interviews the President of LUU’s Book Club, Jenny Morgan. The LUU Book Club is a place for lovers of plot-twists, opening hooks and in-depth discussions. All book and reading enthusiasts are welcome to join for the bargain price of £3, no matter what genre or course … Read More