Genevieve Guille

Why reading isn’t pleasurable for me

Aside from the news, the content of The Boar and the menus of various Leamington kebab shops, it would be fair to say that I don’t really choose to read for fun. It would be easy to put this down to laziness, or a lack of time. Some have even...
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Posted Jan. 19, 2019

Skimming has no place in reading for pleasure

As the generation who favour five-minute YouTube videos over hour-long TV shows, it is hardly surprising that our perceived attention span is decreasing rapidly. From fast food instead of restaurants, to news apps rather than newspapers, our inability to focus for lengthened periods has widely affected popular culture. Is this...
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Posted Jan. 18, 2019

New year, New me: Studying edition

‘New Year, new me!’ is a phrase ringing in all of our ears after the recent New Year celebrations. People constantly talking about resolutions and determined that they will change their lives for the better this year. Perhaps your Christmas break consisted of lazing around, eating Christmas dinners and endless...
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Posted Jan. 4, 2019

Literary destinations home and away

For many book lovers, the highlight of a holiday may involve visiting a somewhat literary destination – a place where your favourite author was born, or where a scene from a particular book is set. So why not plan a trip specifically around your favourite author or book? From local...
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Posted Jun. 22, 2018