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Lit Podcasts You Need to Listen To`

Lit Podcasts You Need to Listen To`

Do you sometimes feel like you haven’t satisfied your book cravings, even after hours of reading or listening to an audiobook? Sounds like you might need to get into book podcasts!

March 12, 2021

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5 Things You May Not Know About Podcasts (And Our Podcast Specifically!)

5 Things You May Not Know About Podcasts (And Our Podcast Specifically!)

Podcasts are having a moment. There's been a massive increase in listeners over the past few years. Since the unprecedented success of Serial in 2014 sparking the fascination with true crime, podcasts have only grown. In 2018, Listening Books created their own podcast, Voluminous, all about reading and audiobooks.

January 28, 2019

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11 Feminist Books for International Women's Day

11 Feminist Books for International Women's Day

On 8th March every year women around the world celebrate International Women's Day. If you're looking for some great feminist books to read to celebrate, then look no further!

March 8, 2018

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How Read for Good Sets Alight the Literary Love

How Read for Good Sets Alight the Literary Love

School children reading to help children in hospital - what could be better? How Read for Good sets alight the literary love, wherever your child may be.

March 5, 2018

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AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

For anyone that's ever listened to a podcast, you'll know that nonfiction is a great genre to get between your ears. For everyone else, trust us: nonfiction is the best genre to try when starting out with audiobooks.

December 11, 2017

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Time travel: a conversation between a scientist and a literature professor

Time travel: a conversation between a scientist and a literature professor

Literature professor Simon John James and physicist Richard Bower were both involved in the curating the exhibition, Time Machines – the past, the future, and how stories take us there. Their conversations quickly revealed to them the many, wildly various, meanings of “time travel”. Here, they discuss how time travelling in literary and scientific terms might, one day, coincide.

July 4, 2017

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Interview: Vaseem Khan on elephants, India, and the fourth book in the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series

Interview: Vaseem Khan on elephants, India, and the fourth book in the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series

Vaseem Khan is author of the crime series Baby Ganesh Detective Agency. The novels are set in Mumbai, India and the detective on the case is accompanied by a baby elephant!

June 12, 2017

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#ThanksforTyping: the women behind famous male writers

#ThanksforTyping: the women behind famous male writers

It started when an American academic noticed how frequently the acknowledgements sections of weighty academic tomes featured a male author thanking his nameless wife for typing. 

May 2, 2017

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Why you don't need to write much to be the world's bestselling author

Why you don't need to write much to be the world's bestselling author

By the estimation of award-winning author Donal Ryan, there are times when 300 sales might be enough to make a chart topper – the bestseller mantle tends to have more promotional than monetary value. Of course there are the literary blockbusters — titles like Harry Potter and The Da Vinci Code — books that ship hundreds of millions of copies. But combine the sales of JK Rowling and Dan Brown, even throw in John Grisham, and you’re still lagging behind the sales figures of the world’s true bestselling author — James Patterson. 

April 18, 2017

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Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

If you think back to your childhood, what sticks with you? For many people, it’s those cosy times when they were cuddled up with a parent or grandparent, being read a story

March 27, 2017

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