Generation Z has come to be known for our progressive and inclusive sentiments, our desire for driving change in various aspects of our society.
Has Colleen Hoover Murdered Intellectualism?
Isobel Webb-Pratt If you have spent even a few minutes on BookTok it’s highly likely you will have come across some content related to Colleen Hoover and her works. There have been […]
It’s BookTok’s World and We’re Just Living In It
Megan Stoker writes about the impact of social media on reading.
In Defence of the Romance Novel
Marti Stelling From Jilly Cooper to Colleen Hoover, it’s time to stop calling romance novels lowbrow. Romance novels are relevant at any time of year. During December, bookshops are lined with festive […]
The Rise of Bookstagram
Bookstagram. It’s exactly the mishmash you think it is, books and Instagram. Bookstagram, is the bookworm’s platform to artistically showcase their myriad of books and their vast love of literature. So how do you do it?
‘Purist and Elementary’: Issues of Censorship and Book Banning
Leah Golder discusses the reality of book banning and censorship.
To what extent should we have a creative licence?
‘Public Domain Day’, otherwise known as New Year’s Day , marks the expired copyright on texts entering the public domain. A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd to name a few released in 2022. The significance of giving way to creative licence can be seen in the development since The Great Gatsby’s release in the US in 2021, with 34 new print editions published in the past year and the development of a television adaptation by Michael Hirst.
Originality has Died so that the Book Cover May Live On
Amelia Chambers discusses the unoriginality of recent book covers
Stories within Stories: Secondhand Books
Secondhand books don’t often have much financial value. However, last year 54 million used books were sold online in the UK. So, what is the appeal? Don’t get me wrong, I love a shiny, previously unopened paperback from time to time but there is something about secondhand books that captures me more.
‘whether it actually was or not’ : The truth about book shop displays
The bold covers and big names entice us, but just how authentically impartial are the bookshop displays that influence our book buying habits?