In praise of trashy novels

In praise of trashy novels

More than 130 million Mills & Boon books are sold around the world every year, equating to four books every second.  These books are not just popular, they are a…

Why is it so hard to leave a book half-read?

Why is it so hard to leave a book half-read?

Having grown up as part of a relatively large Catholic family, I refuse to leave any food on my plate, such is my memory of competitively hungry siblings and the…

A mother’s gift of books

Jewishness is passed down the generations by women. In my family, while scant attention was paid to our Jewish roots, another gift was handed from grandmother, to mother, to daughter…

Anyone who says they’re too busy to read is kidding themselves

Anyone who says they’re too busy to read is kidding themselves

Mark Zuckerberg reads a new book every two weeks. Bill Gates considers himself a great reader and Barack Obama packed six books when he went on his summer holiday last…

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