reading

Four Reasons Why You Should Read Literature

You can probably remember the feeling of discontent that came when you were assigned literature to read in school. It’s hard to find the desire to read old books about old topics when there are exciting new things happening right now, but here are four very big reasons why you should anyway.


C.S. Lewis On Reading Literature: Those Who Don't Inhabit A Tiny World

It should come as no surprise that C.S. Lewis, the world-renowned author of The Chronicles of Narnia series, believes that everyone should read books. Reading gives you the ability to see an infinite number of perspectives all while remaining yourself.


Kobo's Waterproof Aura H2O Ereader Is Heading To Australia

Kobo has announced that its latest high-end ereader, the waterproof Aura H2O, will be receiving a local launch on 5 February, 2015. The Aura H2O is waterproof to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes. It also comes with an anti-glare HD display, is dust-proof and provides up to two-months of battery life.


Read 50 Pages Before Deciding To Drop A Book

If you’re feeling lukewarm about a book, read 50 pages before deciding whether to continue or drop it. Doing this will allow you to try the books you want to read without you feeling obligated to complete them.


What (Non-Fiction) Book Has Helped Improve Your Life?

We might live in an online world, but books Today we want to know: what non-fiction books have improved your life?


Review: The Paperback 'Blind Date'

Elizabeth’s Bookshop is an independent chain of book stores based in NSW and Western Australia. Its main claim to fame is the paperback “blind date”; a novel (ahem) concept that attempts to sell books to customers sight unseen. Instead of relying on pretty covers or the literary clout of its author, each novel is completely wrapped in brown paper. Your only clue to what lies within are a few intriguing phrases scrawled on the front. Last week, we picked up one of these mystery titles to see if we could game the system.


Get More Out Of The Books You Read With An Idea Index

Trying to remember what we love about a book will leave us forgetting some of the best parts. And when we go back to try to find them, we definitely don’t remember which pages to look for. Use an Idea Index to be more effective: list the important ideas and quotes, and the page number they’re on, right in the front of the book.


Random Is A News Reader That Forces You Out Of Your Filter Bubble

iOS: One of the best ways to make sure you break out of your filter bubble is to read different news sources with multiple perspectives on a variety of topics. Random, a news-reading app for iPhone and iPad, breaks you out by intentionally guiding you to articles at news sites you may not otherwise read.


How To Use Technology To Get Through Your Reading List

The internet is full of brilliant articles you haven’t read. So is your read-it-later app of choice, whether it’s Pocket, Readability, Instapaper or any other. Here’s how to finally tackle that reading list, with a little help from technology.


Blinkist Breaks Down Non-Fiction Books Into Easy 15-Minute Bites

Android: Despite the internet revolution, books are still a valuable source of information. Reading takes time though. If you’re the type to stick to non-fiction, fact-filled books, Blinkist can help you get to the good parts.