Tag Archives: books

Good at being good

We were talking about my friend’s book group round at hers the other day.  She was grumbling about it. People keep bringing along new members, without permission. Once one got through, two others tried it. The first newcomer, said my … Continue reading

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Time to read?

I’ve never understood the ‘holiday reading’ thing. I usually take a couple of books away but rarely read them once stepping off the plane. You go on holiday to do things you don’t normally do, right? So why would I … Continue reading

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Keeping reading on track

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz has been talking to Penguin Group Chief Executive John Makinson about the future of books. “I don’t expect that readers will open Jane Austen on page one and read through to page 300 and then … Continue reading

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Bookshare: library or club?

Sutton Council is keen to stress that its new Bookshare scheme is no substitute for its ‘wonderful library service’. Both the council and Adrian Short, the developer of the service, say that it is, on the whole, another push to … Continue reading

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