My Reading Ahead Challenge choices so far have at least been set in the real world, but I am also exploring futures that may never be and places that we can’t visit except in fiction, with this anthology of short stories by Cory Doctorow adapted and illustrated as a graphic novel, my third pick for… Continue reading Book Review: Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now
As part of the Reading Ahead Challenge, I’ve been choosing books from our Quick Reads section that whisk me far away to distant places for marvellous adventures. My second book for the challenge is Gold of the Gods, book one of the Mission Survival series, by survival expert Bear Grylls.
Paris for One is my first read in the Reading Ahead Challenge! For more information, check out our blog post here or come and ask in the Information Store.
We are Reading Ahead again this year in the Information Store, encouraging students to take part in the Reading Agency’s excellent initiative (which used to be called the Six Book Challenge) where we try to read six things in six months! It isn’t just about books, either – you can read magazines, blogs, interactive fiction,… Continue reading Reading Ahead Challenge 2017
2016 was a difficult year, with celebrity deaths, the EU Referendum and the American election shaking things up, but what doesn’t change is our love of books. At the start of the year, we canvassed the opinions of Information Store staff to see what sort of books they would be challenging themselves to read this… Continue reading Reading Resolutions 2016 – how did we do?
After the success of 2015’s Reading Resolutions, we’re doing something slightly different this year. Instead of challenging ourselves and our users to read more books, use libraries more or clear out old and unwanted books (though those are still great things to do!) we are going to try and read more widely.
In 2015, we decided to challenge ourselves with the most fun kind of resolutions: reading resolutions! So, how did we do? Our original post on reading resolutions in 2015 is here, and we had a look at how we were doing halfway through here, but now the year is almost over and it’s time… Continue reading Reading Resolutions 2015 – how did we do?