What we've learnt about lockdown reading

The past few months have restricted physical access to bookshops, interrupted supply chains and created a raft of logistical complexities for the publishing industry. Even with restrictions easing, traditional consumer marketing and PR are trickier to execute safely. However, our data at The Pigeonhole over the past few months demonstrates that readers are embracing digital in a big way. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 15:24:03 UTC ]
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What we've learnt about lockdown reading

The past few months have restricted physical access to bookshops, interrupted supply chains and created a raft of logistical complexities for the publishing industry. Even with restrictions easing, traditional consumer marketing and PR are trickier to execute safely. However, our data at The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 15:24:03 UTC ]
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Five Folklorists You’ve Never Heard Of: A Reading List of Overlooked Fairy Tales

I have imbibed fairy tales ever since I was six years old. I used to sneak into the public library and scatter several books on the floor to read, even if I couldn’t read them. My mother used to read the Grimms and Andersen tales aloud to me every night until I could read them […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Review: Kathryn Davis turned grief into a glimmering memoir like none you've ever read

The novelist Kathryn Davis' memoir, 'Aurelia, Aurélia," is a Virginia Woolf-inspired whoosh of experiences in the aftermath of her husband's death. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Cosy crime, cookbooks and a surprise hit: what we’ve really read in the pandemic

It was a chance to finally get around to Tolstoy or Proust, but the charts tell a different story. Which books did we actually turn to in the lockdowns? • Let us know in the comments what you were reading Back in spring 2020, when it became clear that coronavirus wasn’t going away, book lovers... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Now that you’ve read ‘The Last Thing He Told Me,’ let’s talk about the ending

Laura Dave’s suspense novel is impossible to put down. But how satisfying is that conclusion? Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-12 13:00:00 UTC ]
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‘B-Side Books’ adds to your must-read stack with the best books you’ve never heard of

Launched in 2017, the essay series celebrates literature of “unsung, under-recognized genius.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-10 12:53:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury profits jump as ‘joy of reading rediscovered’ in lockdown

Harry Potter publisher issues third profit upgrade of 2021 after sales increase to £185mCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLockdown reading has helped the Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury to its third profit upgrade of the year after a 22% surge in annual pre-tax... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Reading Mecha Manga in Lockdown

The themes of self and other, of person vs machine, in mecha manga are engaging and thoughtful--even more so in our current times. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Lockdown reading: the lowdown

As early as May 2020 a Nielsen Book survey reported that 41% of UK adults were reading more during the coronavirus pandemic, almost doubling the time they spent reading books from around three-and-a-half hours a week to an average of six. In July 2020, National Literacy Trust research revealed... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lockdown shifts in children's reading explored by WBD

Statistics suggest that while at the start of the pandemic many children and parents embraced books, reading has now reduced in 2021, while access remains a critical issue particularly for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reading is Magic Festival expands free access in lockdown

The Reading is Magic Festival will expand its free streaming service to give pupils stuck at home access throughout the lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Riot Recommendation: 53 of the Most Outstanding Short Stories You’ve Read

We asked for your favorite short stories and got a long list! Here are 53 of the most outstanding short stories our readers have read. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-02 11:31:00 UTC ]
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What We're Reading - Lockdown Bank Holiday Edition

Whether delving into chunky historical narratives or listening to short story podcasts, we’ve all been approaching reading differently during lockdown. Our reading habits can take us back in time, allow us to examine our present, or give us hope for the future. In time for the May bank holiday... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-05-07 13:58:54 UTC ]
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The eight must-read African novels to get you through lockdown

African academics draw up a reading list that speaks to the vibrancy of contemporary as well as older African literature. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-04-30 11:23:41 UTC ]
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99p Ebooks for Lockdown Reading

For the duration of the coronavirus crisis, Granta Books is running special offers on weekly, themed selections of our ebooks. The post 99p Ebooks for Lockdown Reading appeared first on Granta. Continue reading at Granta

[ Granta | 2020-04-20 00:31:17 UTC ]
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The Guardian view on lockdown reading: more than escapism | Editorial

It’s no surprise that people read a lot when stuck at home. But novels are more than a way to kill timeIt’s no surprise that keen readers have looked to books for historical analogues or literary insights into the coronavirus outbreak. Sales of the English translation of Albert Camus’s 1947... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-19 17:25:44 UTC ]
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Now that we’ve all read ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble,’ let’s talk about the ending

The novel has sparked thoughtful conversations about where women fit into a male-centric narrative. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-01 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Think you’ve read every twist on the nanny-in-distress novel? Ruth Ware adds a new wrinkle.

“The Turn of the Key” pays scrupulous homage to James’s “The Turn of the Screw” and also slyly updates it. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-08 12:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Book You've Never Read is 'Pieces for the Left Hand' by J. Robert Lennon

"Retelling these stories—which are not much longer in the summary than in the original—I feel the same charge I experience when some strange little thing happens to me, a coincidence or mix-up, that I’m eager to share with someone." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A summer reading list for fans of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

The latest YA rom-coms include and affirm a broader range of experiences than ever before. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-23 16:05:15 UTC ]
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