Word of the Day – Disyllabic

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Disyllabic (adj) dai-sil-ab-ik Consisting of two syllables. Or (as in bird song or a siren) created by two distinct notes. Mid 17th century from French dissyllabique, via Latin from Greek…

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More Hilariously Honest Book Titles from ‘Story of My F*cking Life’.

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If you wrote your life story what would the title be? Something profound? A pun on your profession? An enticing title meant to draw the reader in? Or something a…

Air Date Announced for ‘His Dark Materials’ TV Adaptation

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Fans of Philip Pullman's fantasy series His Dark Materials will no doubt be aware that the BBC and HBO have been working on a TV adaptation of the first book…

Pizza Hut’s ‘Book It!’ Reading Programme Goes Digital

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First established in 1984, Pizza Hut’s reading programme, Book It!, aimed to inspire more children to read by giving away free personal sized pizzas to children who read met a…

New Releases

Coming-of-age YA Début, Unpregnant to be Published Next Year

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Chicken House publishers in the UK have pre-empted the success of YA novel Unpregnant by début authors Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan. Chicken House’s Editorial director, Rachel Leyshon, bought the…

Stanford sexual assault survivor reveals name in memoir

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The woman previously known only as 'Emily Doe', is revealing her real name in her upcoming memoir about her story and her experience after the assault. Sexual assault survivor Chanel…

Cast Revealed for the Audiobook of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

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The audiobook for Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited new novel, The Testaments will be released to coincide with the book’s publishing date on 10th September. Published over 30 years after Atwood’s dystopian…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1972

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now and we're into the 1970s as today we cover the bestselling…

The 18 Greatest Coming of Age Novels of All Time

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The end of the summer is the traditional coming of age time, when people are leaving education of various levels and stepping out into the world, and into adulthood. Today…

Muslim book reviewers give us their recommendations

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Muslim authors and muslim book characters were once few and far between, but no longer, it seems! Representation is at last balancing out and more marginalised folk are seeing positive…

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More Hilariously Honest Book Titles from ‘Story of My F*cking Life’.

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If you wrote your life story what would the title be? Something profound? A pun on your profession? An enticing title meant to draw the reader in? Or something a…

15 times the ‘Don’t Have A Bookmark?’ meme went too far

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The subject of 'the bookmark' can create some fiery discussions. On one hand there are purists who only ever use a designated, created-for-purpose bookmark, and on the other hand there…

Literary Sculptures From Around The World

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Book-themed sculptures and art installations are popping up all over the world! Artists celebrate the importance of the printed word, expressing a love for learning, and encouraging others to use…

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Around the World in 18 Quizzes Number 18 – Egypt

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Each quiz in this new series focuses on a specific country; the literature of it, works set in it, quotes about it or the authors that live in it. This…

Around the World in 18 Quizzes Number 17 – Japan

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Each quiz in this new series focuses on a specific country; the literature of it, works set in it, quotes about it or the authors that live in it. This…

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