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!)
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?
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.
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.
Today is National Kindness Day, a day encouraging everyone - schools, organisations and individuals - to celebrate with an act of kindness (or two... or more!)
For today’s post, we’re taking a look at the Suffragette movement and how it forever changed British politics.
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.
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?
I sometimes find myself wondering why things are called what they are. Take ‘blog’ for instance. You could have a good guess that the word started out as some sort of ‘log’ or diary for something. But why the ‘b’ at the start?
When you're commuting, sometimes quietly thinking can be quite pleasant. But there are other times, on a bus, train, or intergalactic spaceship (what d'you mean that's just Sci Fi?!) - possibly surrounded by hordes of grumpy faces, occasionally squished between armpits and rucksacks, and almost certainly trying to avoid eye contact - when your journey needs that little something extra. It needs a book.