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?
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
July 30th marks the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books, probably the most recognisable publisher in England. In the 1930’s, paperback books were all thought to be ‘pulp fiction’: poor quality genre fiction that was often too gruesome or racy to be considered literary! English publisher Allen Lane and his friend V. K. Krishna Menon, the Indian… Continue reading Penguin Books
World Book Night is the adult counterpart to World Book Day. You may remember getting £1 tokens from your school to spend on special books like JK Rowling’s Quidditch Through The Ages- but books shouldn’t lose their magic when you “grow up”! It’s been proven time and time again that books improve our mental health, but… Continue reading World Book Night
Today: Day one The Challenge: To read 6 books* in 6 months The reward: (apart from the joy of reading) There are number of prizes available to readers who complete the challenge, including ebook readers, book vouchers, and…. …a VIP trip to London for two people! This includes, dinner, a West End show, a hotel… Continue reading 6 Book Challenge – starts today!
With New Year’s Resolutions flying all over the place and articles everywhere telling you the best ways to keep them (and plenty of gloomy ones reminding us that very few are ever actually kept), we at the Information Store decided to make our own Reading Resolutions. They are largely inspired by the Reading Resolutions put… Continue reading Reading Resolutions 2015