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Banned Books Week – The 10 Most Challenged Titles Of 2017

What is Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week is the book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. This year the week is celebrated from 23-29 September 2018. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books…
National Book Week 2018: Our Stories

National Book Week 2018: Our Stories

What is National Book Week? South Africa celebrates National Book Week, which begins in the first week of September every year. In 2018, we celebrate the week from 03-09 September. National Book Week (NBW) is South Africa’s largest and most recognised reading promotion campaign. Reading and literacy…

The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats

Writers and cats have always shared a special bond. Alison Nastasi has written a book about the behind-the-scenes stories of Writers and Their Cats, which reminded me of my thoughts on the subject. There is a long recorded history of the love writers have for their cats. In…
Why You Need To Read More Books

Why You Need To Read More Books

Readers are obsessed with books. They love the look, feel, and smell of them. But is a reading habit really good for you? The answer is a resounding yes. We should read for the following 10 good reasons. 10 Good Reasons To Read More Books…

Raymond Chandler Remembers His Wife

Today, we're celebrating the anniversary of novelist Raymond Chandler's birthday. He was born 23 July 1888, and died 26 March 1959. Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter. He is considered to be a founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. His novels include The Big Sleep, Farewell,…

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

We need to know the basics of literature when we read and write. Literature includes fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. We use certain terms to describe the structure of literary works. We have to know these terms if we are studying literary works or writing…

A Timeline Of Language

Guest Post Writers know the important role that language plays in our everyday lives, but have you ever wondered – where did it all begin? With so many different languages around the world, plus ancient languages which are now long gone, and new languages still…

The Daily Writing Routines Of 20 Famous Authors

What’s stopping you from finishing your novel, blog post, or article? Are you waiting for that fifth cup of coffee to kick in and reinvigorate your sluggish brain? For a magical lightning strike of inspiration? For someone else—a mentor, teacher, or friend—to tell you what…

The Ultimate Flowchart For Finding Your Next Good Read

Summer is coming for those of us in the southern hemisphere and it's time for us to choose our next holiday reads. You may find this infographic helpful when deciding what to read next. 'This infographic is loaded to the brim with authors and books…
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