A Book is not just for Christmas

Two very different but well-crafted novels

When one is entangled in the monotony of the post-Christmas revision period, any book becomes instantly more fascinating than Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises! Nevertheless, there are two very different, books that I want to heavily recommend: Moriarty, by best-selling author Anthony Horowitz, and a lesser-known gem of a classic, Stoner, by John More...

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By Alice van den Bosch On Monday, December 8th, 2014

A Bookworm’s Christmas Gift Suggestions

If, like me, you’re something of a bookworm and also if, like me, you always find it difficult to choose Christmas presents, especially for relatives or friends who don’t enjoy or have time for reading, then More...

By Jessie Coleman On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Not Adverse To Verse

Hip hop culture and the popularity of rap battle leagues such as Don’t Flop, demonstrate as clever, witty and brilliant grasp of language as some of our most treasured English poets, not to mention that the More...

By Jessie Coleman On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

TS Eliot Prize For Poetry Tour – Review

On 10th October, Liverpool’s The Bluecoat was privileged enough to be one of the ten venues which welcomed a tour organised by the Poetry Book Society, in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the T S Eliot More...

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By Alice Sholl On Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Book shops: remind yourself how to browse

Yesterday I took a step I have rarely recently made – into a Waterstone’s. There is usually little incentive to enter such a place, especially for a student, or into any bookshop for that matter. With the disappearance More...

By Frances Greenfield On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Leaf to host fundraiser for The Reader

On Friday 10 May, The Reader will be holding a fundraising event at Leaf on Bold Street to coincide with the In Other Words literary festival. The fundraiser will include a literary themed pub quiz, plus extra games More...

By Alice Sholl On Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Ditch the film, read the book: dark novels that didn’t work on film

We’ve all been there when one of your favourite books, your secret favourite, your book-mantra, the crème da la crème of your book pile is turned into a movie. When you first hear about it, you might see the More...

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By James Caven On Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Untold story of John Lennon chronicled in new book

A new book on John Lennon is to be released next month, focusing on a significant and largely untold story of the former Beatle’s life. Titled ‘Lennon Bermuda’, the book focuses on the musician’s time spent More...

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By Maisie Ridgway On Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Moby Dick on the Mersey

On Saturday 4 – Monday 6 May, Liverpool’s first ever Moby Dick marathon read with be taking place down at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The event will see around 135 volunteers tackle a chapter of the More...

By Alice Sholl On Sunday, January 13th, 2013

How to be a woman: review

Like many females probably did this Christmas, among a selection of books I was given was Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman. It was either because my family know of my interest in gender issues, or that it said More...