Freda Worrell explores both the positive and negative impacts that reading can have on people with eating disorders.
Paige Insalaco discusses the increasing publication and popularity of non-fiction books.
Emma Hussain discusses Judith Kerr’s impact on the effects of reading children’s books on child development.
Back in October, I attended my first class on Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. It was a first for many reasons: mainly due to how the lesson was conducted – much to my surprise, in both English and German. I knew that German would be spoken to some extent, I am in Munich after all, but […]
Bibliophilia. Bibliomania. Obsessive compulsive reading. Book readers anonymous. Reading is known by most as a relaxing past time; a chance to de-stress and unwind, a chance to rediscover old favourites or enter a new sanctuary of literary escape. But for some people, this is not a choice, it is an impulse. Zadie Smith recently spoke […]
War and Peace is as poignant in 2017 as it was when first published in the 1860s. Set during the French invasion of Russia, over 50 years before Tolstoy’s time, the writer records and reflects on the historical significance of Napoleon’s campaign, and its effects on the society he grew up in. At first glance, […]
Hailed as ‘your newest indie-pop sensation’ by The Fader, Manchester’s latest indie offering Pale Waves were one of this year’s highly acclaimed performers on the Reading and Leeds BBC Introducing Stage. Following their appearance earlier this year as special guest on The 1975’s sold out USA and Europe tours, and their music video for second […]
Friday On the blindingly sunny morning of the 25th of August, my friend Olivia and I embarked our train from Exeter to Reading. Having both missed out on the 16-year-old post-GCSE rite of passage that is going to Reading festival, we were excited for a great weekend of music. We’d unfortunately forgotten to […]
Last week I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with Tom Grennan, a Bedford-born singer songwriter who was thrust into the spotlight after featuring on the Chase and Status song ‘All Goes Wrong’. Despite being a little tired from a photoshoot earlier that day and a gig he’d played the night before, he […]
When I asked to write this article, I described my idea as ‘a piece about transitioning back to reading for pleasure now my degree is over’, but I’m going to be honest with you. At risk of sounding overly dramatic, the ‘transition’ has been a lot harder than I thought it would be. I’m a […]