Reading Challenges · Six Book Challenge

Reading Ahead Challenge 2017

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

Reading Challenges · Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions 2016 – how did we do?

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?

Books · Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions 2015 – mid-year roundup

In January, some of us in the Information Store decided to make a different kind of resolution: a reading resolution! We are now more than halfway through and we’re looking back across the last eight months to see how we did, as well as looking forward to how we can work on our resolutions more… Continue reading Reading Resolutions 2015 – mid-year roundup

Events · Writing

Event – National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2014

November might mean fireworks and winter woollens for most people, but for hundreds of thousands of writers around the world, it also means a month of no-holds-barred creativity. Advertisements

Events · Wellbeing Zone

Phone Free Friday – tomorrow!

Ever freaked out when you left your house without your mobile? And, felt slightly panicky wondering just what you’re going to do with yourself all day? And, when you woke up today, was your mobile the first thing you checked? ‘Fess up. The fact is 84% of us* say we can’t go for a day… Continue reading Phone Free Friday – tomorrow!