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National Storytelling Week: Storytelling 101

National Storytelling Week: Storytelling 101

Once upon a time humans started telling stories. This sounds vague, but it's actually pretty accurate, as humans and stories seem about as old as each other. Storytelling appears to have just happened, and has thankfully kept on happening ever since.

January 25, 2016

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Winnie the Pooh Day

Winnie the Pooh Day

Today, January 18th, is the birthday of author A.A. Milne. And it is thus, that today we celebrate what I believe to be his most marvellous creation: Winnie the Pooh.

January 18, 2016

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Letters - the magic is not going anywhere

Letters - the magic is not going anywhere

Last month children from across the world wrote letters to a very special someone - Santa Claus.

January 12, 2016

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Gifts for audiobook lovers: Our guide to trips and gifts

Gifts for audiobook lovers: Our guide to trips and gifts

Tis' the season to be jolly, those *Christmassy* vibes are in the air, and we've got your gifting inspiration for book lovers covered. (And perhaps some ideas of things to add to your own Christmas list!)

December 7, 2015

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The birth of Penguin

The birth of Penguin

Penguin and Random House officially united on 1st July 2013 to create Penguin Random House, the world's first truly global trade book publisher... but when did it all start? And how did books become available to the masses - something we take for granted nowadays?

November 30, 2015

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The Harry Potter lists that every Potter lover needs

The Harry Potter lists that every Potter lover needs

Here at Listening Books the Harry Potter series regularly tops our list of most downloaded audiobooks. As every Potter fan will know, this success can be easily explained - the books are great. Like really great. And that might still be the biggest understatement ever.

November 23, 2015

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Wicked Word Trivia

Wicked Word Trivia

It’s time for a quick bit of wicked trivia for you  -  namely where the words ‘wicked’ (as in good), ‘daiquiri’ and ‘T-shirt’ came from.

November 20, 2015

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All About the Suffragettes

All About the Suffragettes

For today’s post, we’re taking a look at the Suffragette movement and how it forever changed British politics.

November 9, 2015

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Stress less: Tips to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing

Stress less: Tips to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing

National Stress Awareness Day falls tomorrow on 4th November 2015. While this years' focus is on employee wellbeing, an important issue, this post aims to help reduce stress in all aspects of your life.

November 3, 2015

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National Novel Writing Month: Inspiration

National Novel Writing Month: Inspiration

National Novel Writing Month kicks off on November 1st, and if you've ever thought of writing your own novel, (or are thinking about it now!) why not get involved?

October 28, 2015

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